Welcome to the Community Groups Resource Page!

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Study Questions

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Community Group Articles

Various articles about group dynamics, leading, missional living, etc. As we find even more pertinent articles, we’ll keep adding them here so check back regularly!

LISTENING

The Power of Active Listening
Learn a skill that is necessary for all small-group leaders.

Good Questions Show Good Listening
Learn to understand people and help them understand themselves.

GROUP DYNAMICS/CHALLENGES

The Good, the Bad, and the Weird
What to do when one or more of your group members is a little odd.

Managing Conversation Monopolizers
Four tips to minimize the over talker.

How to Quell a Dominating Personality in Your Group
Practical tips from an experienced facilitator.

Coping with People Who Beef, Bite, and Bellyache
How to handle difficult relationships in your small group.

When Group Members Don’t Show Up
How to honor God (and your group) in a disappointing situation.

SPIRITUAL GIFTS

APEST Assessment

HEALTHY LEADERSHIP

Come with Me and Change the World
Advice for new small-group leaders

How to Beat Small-Group Burnout
Be sure to take this good medicine for group leaders.

MISSIONAL LIVING

Simple Ways to be Missional

Bible Storying

Learn more about what Bible Storying is as well as download practical resources.

Ordinary People Series

This series incorporates shorter videos from people who are actually living out and practicing what we want to see happen in community.

How to Equip a Missional Community

Brought to you by Jeff Vanderstelt and SOMA, this series includes videos that offer practical advice on how to equip a Missional Community. SOMA is a Gospel movement that is helping the broader church in living out our purposes in small group communities. SOMA is providing a lot of resources for churches like Rolling Hills that want to grow in this area. These videos are designed for two purposes: 1) for us as leaders to help us grow and 2) to bring into our Communities to help all who attend grow.

Some of the videos use different language than we are used to. If that’s the case, we have let you know in the description.

RH Community Groups

Links to downloadable material that we use in our Communities here at Rolling Hills.

Community Covenant

Covenants help us as a Community to agree who God is and what He has done for us. It also looks at what it looks like to actually live that out in our every day lives.

Covenant

Spiritual Parents

Hiking With Jesus--Kids Curriculum

Book Recommendations

Called Together · Jonathan Dodson and Brad Watson
Called Together helps us discover what it means to be a people made for community and mission. Through reflection on the foundational concepts of gospel, community, and mission, it will help you form healthy missional communities.

Gospel Primer · Caesar Kalinowski
Together, over 8 weeks, The Gospel Primer will help you creatively learn: What is the Gospel? We’ll look at The Story of God that illustrates the gospel throughout all of scripture.

Real Life Discipleship · Jim Putman, Bill Krause, Avery Willis
This training manual  provides unique guidance and insight to pastors, church leaders, and their disciples as they work to create an effective discipleship program.

Saturate · Jeff Vanderstelt
What does it look like to live for Jesus in the everyday stuff of life?

A Praying Life · Paul Miller
Author Paul Miller shares his insights and conclusions about how to connect the broken pieces of your life and allow prayer—even poorly delivered—to fill the gaps with meaning and substance.

Leading Missional Communities · Mike Breen
This book is filled with the experience-drenched practical wisdom Breen uses to train churches all over the Western world in leading, growing, and multiplying MCs.

Family on Mission · Mike Breen
This book is about Breen’s journey in leading a family on mission, as well as looking deeply at how Jesus built his family on mission in the Gospels, as well as practical strategies for growing as a family on mission, imitating Jesus as his disciples.

Building a Discipling Culture · Mike Breen
Building a Discipling Culture is the product of more than 25 years of hands-on discipleship practice in a post-Christian context that has turned into a worldwide discipling movement, dealing specifically with how to make the types of missional disciples Jesus spoke of. We all want to make disciples. Most of us are unsure how to do it.

The Truth That Sticks · Avery Willis, Mark Snowden
How to communicate velcro truth in a teflon world.