Relationships are part of what it means to be human. We are designed for community. Even more so, we need connections that go beyond the surface.
To truly know someone and to be known on deeper level lets us know we have value, purpose, and a place to belong. So, how do you go beyond the surface? When we talk about life, about God, about relationships, what we are learning, and all the stuff that matters, this is when the true value of relationships emerges.
Here are a few resources you can use to create environments where people can connect and learn to take your conversations to a more focused, intentional, and spiritual level. Thinking of starting an Online Circle or a Circle Watch Party? You can download the Online Circle Startup Guide here and the Circle Watch Party Guide here.
Connect Through Video Chat
Using Zoom, Skype, Google Hangout or other video chat options you can meet with others online. It’s easier to set up than you might think!
Contact Doug if you need assistance or have questions.
Talk About What You’re Learning from God’s Word
Two incredible Bible resources you have to check out are bible.com (or the YouVersion Bible App through your app store) and the Bible Project. Through the Bible App you are able to read the bible in whatever version you’d like, read through an ever-expanding library of devotionals or plans by yourself or with a group, create and share prayer lists, watch Bible videos, create Bible verse images, and more.
The Bible Project is a nonprofit animation studio that produces short-form, fully animated Bible videos and other Bible resources to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere, and totally free! These innovative short animated clips bring the Bible alive with meaning and clarity. You can also find the Bible Project reading plans on the Bible App/Bible.com, which is an incredible way to break down the Bible in bite-sized areas of discovery.
Talk About a Variety of Topics/Messages
By subscribing to the Grand Point Email Newsletter, you’ll receive a message series discussion guide each month to use personally or with a group. This is a great way to take a next step together after you watch one of our messages online.
Other free resources for groups can be found at: open.life.church, anthology.study, and churchleaders.com. You can also find free LifeWay video studies through LifeWay’s Group Ministry site.
Do you have questions about how to stay connected?
Contact Doug Coldsmith (firstname.lastname@example.org).