Leader Resources

Life Groups exist to foster spiritual growth and create community. They play a fundamental role in the health and overall growth of our church.

We realize that serving as a Life Group leader can be both rewarding and challenging. There is a lot of preparation, planning, time and energy that goes into any leadership role, but leading a small group of Christians as they grow and develop spiritually is no small task. The subjects tend to be deep and the discussion thought-provoking. Hurts, fears, hang-ups and frustrations are often shared and a lot of time is spent in prayer (both public and private) and quiet contemplation. As a Life Group Leader, you will find yourself both energized and exhausted, humbled and awed, challenged and encouraged.

But the reward of fellowship and life-long friendship, of seeing how God uses each member of your group to uplift and support one another, is a miracle unto itself. It is an experience that will change you.

It is for this reason that we encourage each of our members and friends to connect with a Life Group, but without people like you to lead a Life Group, none of this would be possible. Our goal is to equip you with some of the resources you need to lead — study materials, information on discipleship and/or leadership training, help with Realm and information about RightNow Media.

As more resources become available, we will add that information here. If you have any questions, please contact Patti Remaklus or Austin Seevers.

Weekly Sermon Study Guide

Summer in the Son

For the next several weeks, we will be taking a deep dive into the first thirteen chapters of the Gospel of Matthew.

Matthew is the first of the four gospels written in the New Testament and it serves as a sort of bridge between the Old and New Testaments. It was also a gospel written by a Jewish person for Jewish people. That point is made quite clear in the very first chapter of Matthew when he provides us with the [somewhat dull but very important] genealogy of Jesus.

As we work though Matthew, we will uncover a detailed retelling of the life, ministry, miracles, death and resurrection of Jesus. Matthew covers a wide variety of topics — from the importance of oaths to the warning against worry, from the caution against storing our treasures here on Earth to reminding us of the cost of being a follower of Jesus.

There’s a lot of great stuff to unpack in the first thirteen chapters of Matthew and we have the entire summer to work through it. Join us as we spend the ‘Summer in the Son!

Sermon Study Guides

A Time of Celebration (May 31; from the ‘Such a Time As This’ series)

The Genealogy (June 7)

John the Baptist (June 14)

The Baptism of Jesus (June 21)

Yes, Yes… No, No (June 28)

Treasures in Heaven (July 5)

It’s All Good (July 12)

The Cost (July 19)

Jaws Drop (July 26)

Rule Breaker (August 2)

They Speak (August 9)

Rest for the Weary (August 16)

Mothers/Brothers (August 23)

Without Honor (August 30)

Need to get caught up on past sermons? Be sure to stop by our sermon archive.

RightNow Media

RightNow Media is a streaming library of Bible study videos available to all Worthington Christian Church members. You can find a wide variety of study and training video resources about marriage, finances, parenting, recovery and leadership as well as studies specifically for children and youth. Many of the studies have been authored by names you are most likely familiar with such as Kyle Idleman, Francis Chan, Dr. Tony Evans, Jennie Allen, Matt Chandler and Bianca Juarez Olthoff.

RightNow Media can be streamed to FireTV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Android and iPhone/iPad.

Request an invite to RightNow Media

Study Materials

A large collection of study materials from previous sermon series or study topics can be found in the cabinets in the WCC main office. Some of the available titles include Not a Fan, Believe, Crazy Love, Finding Your Way Back to God and Forgotten God. Please stop by the church office to browse our available titles during regular business hours (Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM).

If you have any questions, please contact Patti Remaklus.

Study Material Check-out

  • Stop by the office during business hours and request permission to browse the cabinets. A staff member will unlock the doors for you.
  • Select the items you wish to borrow. Write your name, date and contact info on the form provided.
  • There is no time limit for how long you can keep the materials; however, we ask that you be mindful of the next person who may wish to borrow the materials and return them within a reasonable amount of time.
  • Some study topics are fairly popular and in demand. If the study materials you want has been checked out, we will contact the person with the materials to inquire how long they plan to keep them so you can adjust your study schedule accordingly.

Questions? Please contact Patti Remaklus.

Realm

Realm is a cloud-based member website. It is where we can register for events, take class attendance, manage our profiles, view the church director, make a contribution or tithe, post ideas, questions, prayer requests, etc. in our group(s), view and track our current contribution statements, view the church calendar… Realm is Worthington Christian Church online!

We encourage all members to create an account on Realm. If you are a Life Group Leader, you may find Realm to be a valuable resource for the communication and management of your group.

For more information, please visit any of the following sites:

    1. Realm User Guide
    2. Ministry Smart (you will need to log in to your Realm account to access this site)
    3. Realm Help Center
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