Community Group Resources

Steps to becoming a Community Group Leader at CBC:
 
1. Welcome Home – learn more about the mission and vision of CBC and become a member. Click here to register.
 
2. Leader Track 101 – church-wide training for anyone interested in pursuing leadership at CBC. We’ll cover CBC’s values, ministry philosophy, and key doctrine. Click here to register (Find “Leader Track” and click “Join Group”.)
 
3. Leader Track 201 – specific one-time training for new Community Group Leaders at CBC that provides practical training and development for leading your new group. To register click here to email groups@cbc.email
 
4. Community Group Leader Application – our chance to hear more about your journey with Jesus and your chance to learn more of expectations of being a Community Group Leader at CBC. Click here to begin
 

Other Community Group Resources:

Community Group First 8-Weeks Launch Curriculum
CBC has written a Launch Curriculum for the first 8-weeks of your new community group! (Most groups receive this after completing Group Link and starting their new group.) If you’d like to receive copies for your group, email groups@cbc.email

Community Group Leader Guide
A helpful guide that shares practical leadership lessons for Adult Community Group Leaders at CBC. (Most leaders receive this in our Leader Track 201 training.)

Community Group Curriculum Suggestions and Resources
See our list of recommended studies and curriculum below to help your group grow and thrive.

  1. CORE CLASSES
    A great way to grow deeper spiritually together as a community group is to take one of our Core classes together. CORE is CBC’s training center made up of 10 classes, which are available for anyone. These classes are designed for believers to grow and develop as Christ-followers in a way that is consistent with our “UP, IN, and OUT” model by shepherding believers in three foundational areas.
    UP: Biblical Foundation IN: Spiritual Formation OUT: Mission and Ministry
    For more information on upcoming Core Classes, visit communitybible.com/core.
  2. SERMON DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    Each weekend CBC produces a sermon-based community group discussion guide. This guide includes the notes from the weekend message, as well as questions designed for community group discussions. To be added to this list, email: groups@cbc.email.
  3. RIGHT NOW MEDIA
    CBC has purchased a membership for you and your community group to RightNow Media! RightNow Media is an online resource with access to thousands of videos and studies for you and your group. To sign-up, visit: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/communitybible
  4. RECOMMENDED BOOKS/STUDIES

SPIRITUAL GROWTH
• Breathe Again, Dr. Ed Newton
• Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life and Study Guide, Donald Whitney
• Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God, Blackaby and King (workbook) • Experiencing God’s Story, Scott Duvall
• Growing in Christ, NavPress (and Growing Strong in God’s Family, NavPress)

BIBLE STUDY
• Living By the Book – The Art and Science of Reading the Bible, Howard Hendricks • John MacArthur Bible Studies – various books of the Bible
• NLT Study Series – Genesis, John, Romans, James
• The New Inductive Study Series, Kay Arthur
• 30 Days to Understanding the Bible, Max Anders
• GotQuestions.org

MISSION AND MINISTRY
• Family On Mission, Mike and Sally Breen
• Younique, Will Mancini
• When Helping Hurts: The Small Group Experience, Corbett, Fikkert
• Tactics, Greg Koukl
• Reimagining Evangelism, Rick Richardson

PARENTING
• Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Tedd Tripp
• Christ Centered Parenting, Russell Moore
• Sacred Parenting, Gary Thomas

MEN
• Play the Man, Mark Batterson
• Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood, Dennis Rainey
• Manhood Restored, Eric Mason
• The Purity Principle, Randy Alcorn
• Men of Courage, Larry Crabb (formerly titled The Silence of Adam)

WOMEN
• Lies Women Believe, Nancy Leigh DeMoss
• Calm My Anxious Heart, Linda Dillow
• Every Woman’s Battle, Shannon Ethridge
• So Long Insecurity, Beth Moore

LEADERSHIP
• Hero Maker, Dave Ferguson & Warren Bird
• The 100x Leader, Jeremie Kubicek & Steve Cockram • 5 Voices, Jeremie Kubicek & Steve Cockram

GENERAL TOPICS
• The Treasure Principle, Randy Alcorn
• Respectable Sins: Controlling the Sins We Tolerate, Jerry Bridges
• Crazy Love, Francis Chan
• Unoffendable, Brant Hansen
• Every Good Endeavor, Tim Keller
• The Meaning of Marriage, Tim Keller
• Know What You Believe, Paul Little (also Know Why You Believe, Paul Little)
• Search for Significance: Seeing Your True Worth in God’s Eyes, Robert S. McGee • Accidental Pharisees, Larry Osborne

If you need additional resources or further assistance, please email groups@cbc.email and we will be happy to help.