In John 10:10 NIV, Jesus said,
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Jesus, the Son of God, and easily the most known and broadly respected man in world history, is saying there are basically two kinds of lives. First, there’s the empty life: always getting drained, taken from, and burned out. Second, there’s the full life: getting filled and refilled with humility, hope, and godly passion. Let’s be honest though, how many of us live the majority of our lives in the second category? How many of us are just trying to get through life? Jesus didn’t give up His perfect life just so we could manage to get through our worn out, overwhelmed one. He came so we could start really living.
Here’s everything you need to know to lead your Wild Life Men’s LifeGroup.
Watch the videos, then answer the questions. We made this really simple. There’s no leader guide, notebook, or anything like that. Just watch each week’s video then, answer the questions at the end of each video. If you don’t have a way to watch videos together, see number 5.
Once you start, keep it up. Sometimes not every guy will be able to make it every week. That’s okay—don’t cancel. Keep meeting and send each week’s video to the guys who missed.
Read the Bible Plan together. Use the Plans with Friends feature in the YouVersion Bible App to read this year’s Wild Life Bible Plan. It’s such a powerful way to extend and reinforce the conversations and videos into your week. Some groups actually choose to primarily use the Bible Plan as the way they watch the videos each week. If you’re a group that meets somewhere without access to a large screen, or you’re a more active, sports-and-outdoors type of group, you can go through three days of the Bible Plan during each week, then just have some conversation when you get together.
Do stuff. Most guys don’t just want to sit around and talk. Plan some fun into your group. It can be as epic and relaxing as a day on the lake or as simple as Cornhole in the backyard. Ask the guys in your group what they’d like to do together. Whatever you do, be safe.
Be real. If you’re leading the group, guys will look for your cues to find out how safe and honest the conversation will be. So open up about some of your mistakes, struggles, and victories. Even if it’s happening right now.