Resources for Community Group Leaders

Resources for Community Group Leaders

Welcome to our Resources page for Community Group Leaders! You will find various tools for leading a group (i.e., discussion guides, links to sermons, and other CG-related resources).

To learn more about, using the discussion guides, click the button below:

In addition to current discussion guides, click any of the following titles to access supplemental leadership resources and archived discussion guides.

Questions?

'Union with Christ' Book Discussion Guides

Introduction & Chapter 1: Discuss

Chapter 2 & 3: Discuss

Chapter 4: Discuss

Chapter 5: Discuss

Chapter 6: Discuss

Chapter 7: Discuss

Chapter 8: Discuss

Chapter 9 & 10: Discuss

Chapter 11: Discuss

Chapter 12: Discuss

Chapter 13 & 14: Discuss

Chapter 15: Discuss

Leadership Resources

Downloads for Leaders

Community Group Leadership Manual 2021 Download PDF

Life Cycle of A Group Download PDF

Sharing Your Story Download PDF

Spreading Ownership in Your Community Group Download PDF

Books and Resources for Community Groups Download PDF

Worship Lyrics Download PDF

Leader Application Download Word Document

Spiritual Formation Curriculum Google Doc. Download

Additional Studies

Skip Ryan Talks from the 2012 CG Leaders Retreat

Session 1 (Friday, August 24) – Download

Session 2 (Saturday, August 25) – Download

Session 3 (Saturday, August 25) – Download

Session 4 (Saturday, August 25) – Download

Session 5 (Sermon, Sunday, August 26) – Download

Skip & Barbara Ryan Talks from the 2013 CG Leaders Retreat

Session 1 (Friday, August 23) – Download

Breakout Session, Barbara Ryan (Saturday, August 24) – Download

Session 2 (Saturday, August 24) – Download

Session 3 (Saturday, August 24) – Download

Session 4 (Sermon, Sunday, August 25) – Download

Loving the Poor Study

Loving the Poor Study Week 1

Loving the Poor Study Week 2

Loving the Poor Study Weeks 3 & 4

Resurrection Study

Resurrection Study Week 1

Resurrection Study Week 2

Resurrection Study Week 3

Archived Sermon Discussion Guides

Special Service: Homelessness in Los Angeles – May 1 – Isaiah 1:17 Website | Discuss

Reflection Week 2016 Week of Apr 24: Survey | Discuss

The Rock of Faith – Apr 17 – Exodus 17:1-7Listen | Discuss

The Law of Undulation in the Life of Faith – Apr 10 – Exodus 16: Listen | Discuss

A Tale of Two Sons: Act 2 – Apr 3 – Luke 15:20-32Listen | Discuss

A Tale of Two Sons: Act 1 – Mar 27 – Luke 15:1-3,11-24Listen | Discuss

Faith Must Pass Through the Waters – Mar 20 – Exodus 14: Listen | Discuss

The New City – Mar 13 – Exodus 19:2-8Listen | Discuss

A Story to Tell – Mar 6 – Exodus 12:26-27Listen | Discuss

The Lifeblood of Faith – Feb 28 – Exodus 11-12 (selected verses): ListenDiscuss

Why Should I Obey the Lord? – Feb 21 – Exodus 5:1-27:179:14-1610:21-2327-29Listen | Discuss

Love is (Not) All You Need – Feb 14 – Exodus 20:1-4Matthew 22:37-38Listen | Discuss

Moses and More Questions of Bold Faith – Feb 7 – Exodus 4:10-135:22-6:9Listen | Discuss

What does the LORD Require of You? – Jan 31 – Haggai 1:1-9Listen | Discuss

The Questions of Faith – Jan 24 – Exodus 3:1-15Listen | Discuss

From Slavery to Worship – Jan 17 – Exodus 40:34-38Listen | Discuss

Moses and the Life of Faith – Jan 10 – Exodus 1:8-2:15Listen | Discuss

The 8 Deadly Thoughts: The Joy of Giving – Dec 6 – Mark 10:17-27Listen | Discuss

In Search of a City – Nov 29 – Acts 11:19-26Listen | Discuss

The 8 Deadly Thoughts: What’s the Big Deal with Lust? – Nov 22 – Matthew 5:27-30Listen | Discuss

The 8 Deadly Thoughts: Vainglory & Sadness – Nov 15 – Psalm 16: Listen | Discuss

God’s Long Providence – Nov 8 – Genesis 45:1-950:15-21Listen | Discuss

The Pattern of Grace – Nov 1 – Genesis 42:1-11Listen | Discuss

The Temptation of Adam – Oct 25 – Genesis 39:1-23Listen | Discuss

The Hidden God – Oct 18 – Genesis 37:2-11,23-35Listen | Discuss

The Secret of Abiding – Oct 11 – John 15:4-5Listen | Discuss

The Art of Abiding – Oct 4 – 1 Peter 1:13Listen | Discuss

What Can I Hope For? – Sept 27 – Hebrews 4:14-16Listen | Discuss

What About Him/Her? – Sept 20 – 1 Thessalonians 5:18John 21:20-22Luke 9:23-24Listen | Discuss

What Should I Be Doing? – Sept 13 – 1 Peter 1:13-16Listen | Discuss


How Do You Know If You’re Saved? – May 17 – John 14:15-23ListenDiscuss

Is Jesus Exclusive or Inclusive? – May 10 – John 14:6-11Listen | Discuss

The Consolations of Christ – May 3 – John 14:1-6Listen | Discuss

The Good Shepherd – April 26 – John 10:1-18Listen | Discuss

God’s Love to Us, In Us, Through Us – April 19 – John 13:31-38ListenDiscuss

You Must Sit Down – April 12 – John 13:1-17Listen | Discuss

Hidden with Christ – April 5 – Colossians 3:1-4Listen | Discuss

Whoever Loves His Life Loses – Mar 29 – John 12:20-33Listen | Discuss

Christ Our Treasure – Mar 22 – John 12:1-8Listen | Discuss

Light of My Lantern: Part V – Mar 15 – Selected Verses: Listen | Discuss

Light of My Lantern: Part IV – Mar 8 – Selected Verses: Listen | Discuss

Light of My Lantern: Part III – Mar 1 – Selected Verses: Listen | Discuss

Light of My Lantern: Part II – Feb 22 – Selected Verses: Listen | Discuss

Light of My Lantern: Part I – Feb 15 – Selected Verses: Listen | Discuss

Rivers of Living Water – Feb 8 – John 7:37-39Listen | Discuss

A Tale of Two Kingdoms – Feb 1 – John 8:37-59Listen | Discuss

What is a Disciple? – Jan 25 – John 8:12Listen | Discuss

The Truth Will Set You Free – Jan 18 – John 8:12,30-26Listen | Discuss

What Kind of Community Do We Want to See Here – Jan 11 – John 7:53-8:11Listen | Discuss


Reflection Week – Nov 16Survey | Discuss

In Praise of Humility – Nov 9 – John 3:25-30Listen | Discuss

John 3:16 – Nov 2 – John 3:16-21Listen | Discuss

Jesus’ Nicodemus Sermon – Oct 26 – John 2:23-3:15Listen | Discuss

Jesus Throwing Tables – Oct 19 – John 2:13-22Listen | Discuss

The Wedding at Cana – Oct 12 – John 2:1-11Listen | Discuss

Tell It Slant – Oct 5 – John 1:35-51Listen | Discuss

Just Be Yourself – Sept 28 – John 1:19-34Listen | Discuss

No One Has Ever Seen God – Sept 21 – John 1:1,9-18Listen | Discuss

Light and Life – Sept 14 – John 1:1-9Listen | Discuss


Reflection Week – March 23Survey | Discuss