Know The Series
This one-week message will help your group understand Life.Church Digital Missions, including YouVersion, Church Online, and the free resources we give to churches around the world. Bobby Gruenewald, our innovation leader, traveled the world to gather stories of all the work that’s happening—Because of You.
Bobby will talk about these themes:
• How lives are changing around the world at an incredible scale
• How your generosity is making this work possible
• How Life.Church’s vision goes far beyond a building
Know The Speaker
Bobby Gruenewald is the Innovation Leader for Life.Church. He is passionate about exploring new ideas and finding practical ways to leverage them for the global Church.
He oversees YouVersion, Church to Church, Church Online, Creative Media, Information Technology, and Communications teams.
Talk It Over
Get everything you need to lead a helpful conversation amongst your group. We’ll write a brand new, mobile-friendly discussion guide called Talk It Over based on Because of You at life.church/talkitover. Prepare in advance for your discussion by picking and choosing the right conversation starters and questions for your group.
Learn More About Digital Missions
We believe the local church is the hope of the world. That’s why everything Life.Church creates is made for the “capital C” Church, too. The resources and products we create for our church, we also give away to help churches everywhere lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Learn more about Digital Missions.
The Message version of Mark 4:25 states, “Generosity begets generosity.” We believe we should lead the way with irrational generosity. We truly believe it is more blessed to give than to receive. As Bobby talks about the ways our church is generous with the world because of you, talk with your group about ways you can be generous in your local community. Is there something you can do as a group to volunteer with a local missions partner? Or, maybe you can take on a monthly service project for a family experiencing need? Ask your community leader about opportunities to Connect Locally.
Celebrate the YouVersion Bible App by putting it to use! The Impact of Scripture is a Bible Plan created by Life.Church to explore the role Scripture can play in our everyday lives. The plan was translated in partnership with Wycliffe Bible Translators into the most popular languages in The Bible App. Give it a read.
Get in on the fun of the #becauseofyou hashtag. Capture things that are happening because of the Life.Church community and share photos on social media. As usual, we want to see those #mylifegroup moments too! Make sure you’re following Life.Church social media, and watch out—you might just get retweeted! Also, use the post below to invite friends and family to join you in supporting Digital Missions.
Series promos, message excerpts, and more are available at the Life.Church YouTube Channel.