Group Resources

COMMUNITY GROUPS

We desire to equip every person to study Scripture on their own, and then to have meaningful group discussions about how to apply the truth of the Bible. The goal is to help each person take steps of obedience in response to God's truth.  Our community groups use a discussion guide focused on the passage of Scripture that we will hear taught on the following Sunday.  The Scriptures and helpful background information will be posted on this page.

Are you looking for the new COMMUNITY GROUP DISCUSSION GUIDE?

Discussion Guides are available at the Next Steps Center in the lobby. You can pick up individual copies for yourself or you can grab a manilla envelope for your group. Each envelope has about 30 copies.

RUNNING PARTNERS

If you are interested in creating a running partners group, we would encourage you to take advantage of the resources below. Running Partners are like exercise training partners for spiritual goals. It's a group of 1-2 partners of the same gender who are encouraging and challenging each other to greater steps of obedience as they study the Bible together.

Running Partners Guide
Running Partner Starter kit

SCRIPTURE and BACKGROUND to prepare for your group discussion May 27 - June 2

SCRIPTURE and BACKGROUND INFO to prepare for your group discussion May 20 - May 26

SCRIPTURE and BACKGROUND INFO to prepare for your group discussion May 13 - May 19

SCRIPTURE and BACKGROUND INFO to prepare for your group discussion May 6 - May 12

SCRIPTURE and BACKGROUND INFO to prepare for your group discussion April 29 - May 5

SCRIPTURES and BACKGROUND INFO to prepare for your group discussion April 22 - April 28

Post-IMMERSE Training, April 2018

The IMMERSE Bible Reading Experience has prompted us to make some exciting changes to our group discussion guides. To learn more, download this document and then set up an appointment with your Staff Coach.

Discipline of Dessert - Dessert Buffet - Week of January 28, 2018

Discipline of Dessert - Dessert First - Week of January 21, 2018

Discipline of Dessert - Dress for Dessert - Week of January 14, 2018

Discipline of Dessert - Day of Dessert - Week of January 7, 2018

The Great Gift Exchange - God Through Us - Week of December 17, 2017

The Great Gift Exchange - God In Us - Week of December 10, 2017

The Great Gift Exchange - God For Us - Week of December 3, 2017

The Great Gift Exchange - God With Us - Week of November 26, 2017

RelationFlips - Go Together - Week of November 19

Relationflips - Go Low - Week of November 12, 2017

Relationflips - Go Second - Week of November 5, 2017

Out of the Shadows - Celebration Guide - Week of October 29

For your celebration after you complete Session 6

Out of the Shadows - When I am Dying - Week of October 22

Discussion Guide for Session 6

Out of the Shadows - When I am Consumed - Week of October 15

Discussion Guide for Session 5

Out of the Shadows - When I am Guilty - Week of October 8

Discussion Guide for Session 4

Out of the Shadows - When I am Controlled - Week of October 1

Discussion Guide for Session 3

Out of the Shadows - When I am Overmatched - Week of September 24

Discussion Guide for Session 2

Out of the Shadows - When I am Forgotten - Week of September 17

Discussion Guide for Session 1

Out of the Shadows - FACILITATION GUIDE - Series begins September 17, 2017

Hosts for Neighborhood Groups and Community Group Leaders, here is the series overview and some tips for making this a great experience for everyone!

Gods at War - Luke 4:9-13 - Week of August 27, 2017

(Note: These are the last discussion questions that we will provide until the week of September 17. Details are on page 2.)

Gods at War - Luke 4:5-8 - Week of August 20, 2017

Gods at War - Luke 4:1-4 - Week of August 13, 2017

BLESS the Block - Share - Week of August 6

BLESS the Block - Serve - Week of July 30, 2017

BLESS the Block - Eat - Week of July 23, 2017

BLESS the Block - Listen - Week of July 16, 2017

BLESS the Block - Begin with Prayer - Week of July 9, 2017

Table Talk - 2 Chronicles 34 - Week of July 2, 2017

An intergenerational conversation guide

Identity Theft - We are Secure - Week of June 25, 2017

Identity Theft - We Are Essential - Week of June 18, 2017

Identity Theft - We are Redeemed - Week of June 11, 2017

Identity Theft - We are Adopted - Week of June 4, 2017

Sticky Faith - A Place at the Table - Week of May 28, 2017

Sticky Faith - Grace-Based Gospel - Week of May 21, 2017

Sticky Faith - Dry-Cleaner Parenting - Week of May 14, 2017

You Asked For It - Knowing God's Will - Week of April 30, 2017

You Asked For It - Forgiveness - Week of April 23, 2017

Easter - Discussion for week of April 16, 2017

UNSTUCK Facilitation Guide - Series runs February 26 to April 2, 2017

All of us have places where we are stuck. We get stuck in emotions, thought-patterns, and behaviors. In this series, we’re going to look at some stories in the Gospel of Matthew, and some stories from people at McKinney --all who found themselves in some really stuck places when they encountered Jesus. We’ll find out that the principles they found in getting unstuck can provide hope and help for all of us when we’re stuck.

Gideon: Coward to Conqueror - The Slippery Slope of Prosperity - Week of February 19, 2017

Gideon: Coward to Conqueror - The Underdog's Secret - Week of February 12, 2017

Gideon: Coward to Conqueror - Fear to the Front Lines - Week of February 5, 2017

All Things New - Break Camp - Week of January 29, 2017

All Things New - New Journey - Week of January 22, 2017

All Things New - New Us - Week of January 15, 2017

All Things New - New You - Week of January 8, 2017

A Time of Reflection - For use over the Holidays 2016

As we conclude 2016, you can use this resource on your own or in the context of your group to reflect on what God has done this past year and think about ways you can be faithful to Him as you begin a new year

Christmas Better Than Advertised - Better Than a Moment - Week of December 11, 2016

Christmas Better Than Advertised - Better than Ritual - Week of December 4, 21016

Christmas Better Than Advertised - Better Than Angels - Week of November 27, 2016

Beyond Ordinary - 1 Samuel 7

"Stay on Course" - 2 Chronicles 34 - Week of November 13, 2016

Preparing for Tuesday - Week of November 6, 2016

Going for Broke - Life that is Truly Life - Week of October 30, 2016

Going For Broke - Enough is Enough - Week of October 23, 2016

Going For Broke - Gaining by Living - Week of October 16, 2016

The Marriage Project - Series Wrap-up

If your group has been doing the discussion questions before the Sunday message, then you have already completed all 5 of the discussion guides for this series. There is no new discussion guide for the week of October 9, but here are some suggestions for what you can do.

The Marriage Project- What's the secret to happily ever after? -- Week of October 2nd

Note: This resource is intended to be discussed in community groups the week prior to the sermon on the following Sunday for the Marriage Project.

The Marriage Project- What is true love?– Week of September 25th

Note: This resource is intended to be discussed in community groups the week prior to the sermon on the following Sunday for the Marriage Project.

The Marriage Project- What do we do when we can't get along? – Week of September 18th

Note: This resource is intended to be discussed in community groups the week prior to the sermon on the following Sunday for the Marriage Project.

The Marriage Project- What do we do when feelings change? – Week of September 11th

Note: This resource is intended to be discussed in community groups the week prior to the sermon on the following Sunday for the Marriage Project.

The Marriage Project- Does Marriage Matter Anymore? – Week of September 4th

Note: This resource is intended to be discussed in community groups the week prior to the sermon on the following Sunday for the Marriage Project.

UNSTUCK Session 6 - Get Out - Week of April 2nd, 2017

UNSTUCK Session 5 - Get Clear - Week of March 26th, 2017