Leading a connnect group can often feel overwhelming.
Lot’s of people feel that they lack the knowledge or expertise to lead a small group, especially when it comes to hospitality, pastoral care, group facilitation and bible study.
The resources below may help you by doing some of the heavy lifting work for you or provide training or insights that will help you lead your connect group.
If you know of helpful resources that we can add, please let the office know
The Bible Project is a great resource for bible studies and small group discussion.
Resources include short, sound theological video clips covering biblical books and themes.
New resources are being added all the time including Bible study materials and excellent podcasts.
As Jesus followers, we should “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks us to give the reason for the hope that we have”
The New Zealand Alpha Course is a great resource, should you have people wanting to know about the Christian faith that are not yet Jesus followers.
Gateways has a lending library of books and other great resources that you can loan.
Contact the church office for more details
On this website – you can access all the Sunday Messages and series that have been recorded. As well as the option to search the database of recorded messages
In addition to the audio messages, this website provides access to numerous videos from Gateways “Church Online” recordings for you to access
Knowing your connect group members takes time.
Understanding their personality type can offer great insight and help you to identify how to communicate better and provide pastoral care.
There are lots of free personality tests available on linke like the 16 personalities test – try it out, it’s fun and the results might surprise you!!