The Summer Friendship Gathering video training series offers your church’s volunteer team the information they need to put on a Gathering event, which encourages the formation of Christian community that embraces friends with disabilities, their families, and support staff.

Summer Friendship Gathering Training

Why Summer Friendship Gathering? (3:34)

In this episode Don Boden gives an introduction and shares a story of why Summer Friendship Gatherings are important to everyone involved. This video is intended for all Summer Friendship Gathering volunteers.

2021 Summer Friendship Gathering Theme (5:10)

In this episode Don Boden gives a preview of this year’s Summer Friendship Gathering theme and lessons. Jesus promised His disciples that after He left, His Father would send them a Helper. This Helper is the Holy Spirit, and He is available to every believer. This video is intended for all Summer Friendship Gathering volunteers.

Summer Friendship Gathering Large Group Lesson Tips (5:55)

In this episode Don Boden offers tips for preparing your large group Bible lesson for all three days, which includes the worship service message. This video is intended for the teachers leading the large group lessons and the person giving the worship message at the Summer Friendship Gatherings.

Summer Friendship Gathering Large Group Lesson, Day 1 (9:38)

In this episode Don Boden offers some Biblical insights for preparing the Large Group Lesson for Day 1. This video is intended for the teachers leading the Large Group Lessons at the 2021 Summer Friendship Gatherings.

Summer Friendship Gathering Holy Spirit Episode, Day 1 (20:30)

In this Bible study “Holy Spirit – The Flame Within Me,” we will learn about the Holy Spirit and how He influences our lives.

This first episode shows the Holy Spirit at work on the day of Pentecost.

Summer Friendship Gathering Large Group Lesson, Day 2 (12:16)

In this episode Don Boden offers some Biblical insights for preparing the Large Group Bible Lesson for Day 2. This video is intended for the teachers leading the Large Group Lessons at the 2021 Summer Friendship Gatherings.

Summer Friendship Gathering Holy Spirit Episode, Day 2 (24:12)

In this Bible study “Holy Spirit – The Flame Within Me,” we will learn about the Holy Spirit and how He influences our lives.

This second episode points to the Holy Spirit as our source of courage through the story of Paul and Ananias.

Summer Friendship Gathering Large Group Lesson, Day 3 (12:53)

In this episode Don Boden offers some Biblical insights for preparing the Worship Message for Day 3. This video is intended for the pastor or teacher who will give the Worship Message at the 2021 Summer Friendship Gatherings.

Summer Friendship Gathering Holy Spirit Episode, Day 3 (22:27)

In this Bible study “Holy Spirit – The Flame Within Me,” we will learn about the Holy Spirit and how He influences our lives.

Through the story of Paul and Silas, this third episode points to the Holy Spirit as the source of boldness we need to share our faith.

Summer Friendship Gathering Object Lesson, Day 1 (3:03)

In this object lesson, Don Boden uses the flame of a candle and some balloons to illustrate our need for the Holy Spirit. This object lesson is intended for Day 1 of the 2021 Summer Friendship Gathering.

Summer Friendship Gathering Object Lesson, Day 2 (7:13)

In this object lesson, Don Boden uses water to dilute the muck in a glass to illustrate how the Holy Spirit give us the power to keep our lives pure. This object lesson is intended for Day 2 of the 2021 Summer Friendship Gathering.

Summer Friendship Gathering Discussion Groups (8:04)

In this episode Don Boden lays out an overview of the SFG Discussion Group dynamics. It will also offer tips for your preparation, facilitation, and participation in these small groups.

Summer Gathering Friendship Volunteer (13:09)

In this episode Jackie Schaefer offers a vision for the characteristics of a Volunteer Companion. Throughout the Gathering the Companion’s relationship with our friends with disabilities can give a glimpse of the heart of God. This video is intended for the Summer Friendship Gathering leadership and volunteer companion teams.

Summer Friendship Gathering Worship Leaders (10:05)

In this episode Don Boden offers some ideas for preparing worship opportunities leading into the large group lessons on Days 1 and 2. He also summarizes the points to cover in the worship service message. This video is intended for the volunteers who will be planning the worship songs, the worship service and the closing worship service message for the Summer Friendship Gathering.

Summer Friendship Gathering Crafts and Service Projects (4:39)

In this episode Don Boden gives a preview of the service and craft projects that Connection Ministries prepared for the 2021 Summer Friendship Gatherings. He also offers some guidelines for optional projects you may choose.

Summer Friendship Gathering Registration (13:26)

In this episode Don Boden explains the importance of registration, the volunteers who need to register, those who do not, and the process for background screens. This video is intended for all Summer Friendship Gathering volunteers.

Summer Friendship Gathering Food Service (11:37)

In this episode Jackie Schaefer discusses the dynamics of the Summer Friendship Gathering fellowship meal, facility requirements, and funding possibilities, also emphasizing the importance of the schedule, menu, and special dietary needs. This video is intended for the Summer Friendship Gathering leadership and food service teams.

Summer Friendship Gathering Photography and Publicity (8:20)

In this episode, Don Boden explains the importance of photography and publicity on raising an awareness for your Friendship group and the Summer Friendship Gathering in your church and community. He also provide some important photography tips. This video is intended for the Friendship or Gathering leadership teams, the photography, and publicity teams.

Summer Friendship Gathering Facility Planning (8:14)

In this episode Don Boden provides valuable information to help you plan the spaces needed for the three days of the Summer Friendship Gathering. This video is intended for the volunteers on the Friendship and Gathering Leadership and Facility setup teams.

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Phone: 317-646-5067
connect@connection-ministries.org

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