We are so excited for what is ahead for us the next couple months! We were blown away after our last session of Spark Groups and all that God did. We had 160 women engaged in groups, and for over half of them, this was the first time they had stepped into community at Mission. Because of these groups, women found deep friendships, safe places to wrestle with who God is and a new commitment to following God with their lives. WOW.
So, let's do it again!!
We are launching groups out of our next Spark Event on February 1st and will be doing a Bible Study by Beth Moore called "Stepping Up." It's going to be awesome! And, because we want to make sure that you have the same care and equipping that Tommy Carreras is able to give our Mission Group leaders, we have asked him to step into a partnership with us to help love and care for you all. He is amazing at what He does and is so excited about stepping into this role!
Over the next week Tommy is going to be following up with you about the action steps below. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to connect with either Jodi or me! We are so excited about what God is going to do these next couple months and SO excited to get to do it alongside all of you!!
Love you all--Jen and Jodi
are you in?
Take some time to think about if leading a Spark Group is a way that you want to continue serving the women at Mission. We are hoping to create an ongoing experience of community where women can be truly known as they study the Bible together. So if life and schedule permits... we'd love it if you could continue as a Spark Group leader! And if not, that's okay too! When Tommy follows up over the next week, feel free to ask more questions or process through the decision with him!
contact your people
Once you figure out your plans for the spring, it will be time to contact your people to fill them in!
If you're continuing...
- Let your people know that they are invited back! Fill them in on the details, and see who will be sticking around.
If you're not continuing...
- Let your people know that although your group won't continue, they're still invited to join a new Spark Group! Make sure they know that the best and easiest way to find a new Spark Group will be the Spark event on February 1.
Spark Group Leader Training
Thursday, January 21 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM @ Jen Oakes' house
Let's come together for a night as we walk through some of the common obstacles and opportunities that we all experience in our groups, and sharpen each other as leaders!
Week of February 7 through Week of March 20
Monday, February 1 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Week of April 24 through Week of June 5
Monday, April 18 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM