The surprise is here! We are officially rolling out RIGHT NOW MEDIA, and it starts with you!
RIGHT NOW MEDIA is the Netflix of Video Bible Studies! It has over 10,000 videos, including categories like...
- marriage and parenting
- men and women
- faith at work and leadership
- Christian living
- Biblical finance
- over 2,000 Christian cartoons for kids!
- and TONS more!
Our hope is that Right Now Media will be an invaluable resource for you, your family, and your groups this summer and beyond.
Right Now Media our gift to you, completely FREE! You should have already received an email invite on Thursday, June 2 - just create your free account form that email, and you are ready to start! Download the app from your iOS or Android App Store, and start streaming right away. If you don’t think you received an email invite, let me know - I will make sure you get a new one right away!
And... make sure to let your group know that they received invites as well! This tool is for everyone at Mission!
The Goal this Summer
We are officially "on break" from groups until early fall. Summer is a great chance for leaders and hosts to rest, which is the main reason for the long break! But summer is also a unique opportunity to help us work toward our goal:
Summer is a great time to connect with group members in creative ways and strengthen the bonds you've worked hard to create.
I say "creative" because simply put... you know your group best! I want you as group leaders to feel the freedom to use the summer time (and other "breaks" throughout the year) to meet in whatever way you think will help your group move toward each other and toward God.
Here are some ideas of what that might look like!
Does your group love spending time together? Do they love doing life together? Keep that momentum going! Use things like July 4th, graduations, weekends, or just beautiful weather to spend unfiltered time together, learning more about each other's lives. Never underestimate the power of having fun together!
Serving together is a powerful tool for connecting! And there are lots of easy ways to do it:
- Volunteer together at Free Friday Flicks!
- Find a group member's friend that needs some practical help, and make it happen!
- See if anyone in the group is connected to an organization that could use some help!
For many groups, some structured meetings over a few consecutive weeks is a great option! You can do that in a few different ways:
- Right Now Media!
:: Pick a topic that intrigues everyone, find a video series that covers it, and watch it in group! Most of them come with some questions in the video, or a study guide that you can download. It's a great chance to hone in some questions or challenges that your group members have!
- Do-It-Yourself Message Discussions
If you particularly love message discussions, and if your group is especially interested in one of the series that we are doing this summer, try a DIY Message Discussion! Here's an easy format to follow to make it happen!
married life workshop
Consider attending the Married Life Workshop together! It's all going to be based around round tables, so you can most likely sit together the whole time! It would strengthen your relationships, and open up a new level of vulnerability and trust! (click on the event in the "Coming Up at Mission" page for more info)