Do you feel called to use your story and experience to care well for others?
Do you want to understand how to practically run a peer-based support and recovery group in the context of your church?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, we would invite you to join us for this webinar series.
- What will I learn from these webinars? When you’re done you should be able to understand the practical steps to running a G4 group.
- Do I need to attend them all? Yes, each webinar is part of a series and will rely on information from the previous webinars.
- Is there a cost? The webinars are free.
- How long is each webinar? Each webinar will run for approximately 45 minutes followed by a Q&A. Webinars will start at 3:00PM and will end at or before 4:00PM
- Who should attend? Anyone who is interested in learning how to facilitate a G4 group at their church.
Have you overcome a difficult issue of sin or suffering in your life and want to know how you can use the experience to care for others?Did that season of life leave you feeling like you were alone and as if no one else was dealing with the same struggle that you faced? Does that season of loneliness in your struggle motivate you to help others who might be facing the same or similar struggles that you faced? Do you want to see II Corinthians 1:3-5 be expressed through your life?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, I would love you to invite you to learn more about our G4 ministry and the opportunities that are available to serve.
What is G4?
G4 Groups generally consist of 4-12 participants who are grouped together to work through curriculum that is tailored to their specific struggle. G4 provides a small group type of atmosphere where people are able to give a period of time to overcoming a life-dominating struggle with sin or suffering. In this environment we provide a safe environment for our group members to safely gain insight and skills that allow them to engage more fully in life and other biblical community. Continue reading
No one sets goals to intentionally fail at them, but year after year it happens to people who make New Year’s resolutions. It’s why the gym is always crowded in January, busy in March, and empty by June. Whether people make resolutions to eat healthier, lose weight, or even become emotionally healthier the goals are often pushed aside if not completely forgotten relatively early in the year. Why is it that people who start the year with so much excitement about change so quickly lose steam?
Change Requires a Process
We often make resolutions in an area of life that we desire to see change happen but have previously been unable to see it through. Continue reading
The decision of which group would best serve a new participant is one of the more difficult questions that is asked early in the process of attending G4. Finding the starting point for each participant can be difficult because some feel as though they have many prominent issues that need to be addressed. Given the limited amount of information that you are given by participants as they register for the first time, you are going to help them decide which group will best serve their needs. Below are five levels at which a person might find themselves which will tell them which group is right for them.
The level of self-awareness will typically increase as you move down the levels. A struggle at a higher level might exhibit symptoms of a lower struggle but without addressing the higher issue first; for example, an addiction should be addressed before a skill. To address a lower level struggle without addressing those at a higher level, it is more likely that the lower level struggle will return because it is a symptom of the other. Continue reading
At G4, there are three main purposes for debrief, a time of questions, training, and prayer. While each might not occur each night at debrief, the goal is to implement each of them well so that our G4 team might feel heard, equipped, and filled with the Holy Spirit. Continue reading