Leaders

Welcome, Launch leaders! We're so glad and grateful for your role in discipling new Christians on your campus.

Now that you're here, your first step is to download the General Leader's Notes. After that, check out each session you'll be leading by downloading the leader's notes and other materials linked beneath it.

Sessions can be done in any order. In fact, you're encouraged to let your participants vote for the session they'd like to do next. To set the foundation, however, it's recommended your group complete the session "How do I know God loves me?" during its first time together.

If you have questions about leading or participating in a Launch group, or how to use the website in general, please contact the InterVarsity Evangelism Department.
 


Why Use Launch on Campus

Watch a short clip about the staff and student leaders at San Diego State University who've loved using Launch on their campus since the site debuted in fall 2010:


 


How do I know God loves me?

Description: Everyone deeply longs to know they’re loved. But sometimes it’s hard to know you’re loved, even by the people you’re closest to. So how do you know in the core of your being that God loves you, when God can feel intangible? Explore what Jesus teaches about how God loves you and how you can love him back.

Downloads: Leader's Notes, Scripture Passage, Affirmations, Self-Assessment



How do I make a difference in a messed-up world?

Description: There’s no denying it: The world is hurting. From a crumbling environment to starving children to modern-day slaves, how do you make a dent in all the pain out there? Look at how God views his damaged creation and how he intends to heal it with you as his hands and feet.

Downloads: Leader's Notes, Scripture Passage, Franciscan Benediction
 


How do I hear from God?

Description: The Creator of everything longs to talk to his creation—including and especially you. What exactly are you supposed to talk about? Are you only supposed to make requests or is prayer a two-way conversation? Create an ongoing dialogue by learning to recognize the many ways God speaks, and how you can know it’s really his voice.

Downloads: Leader's Notes, Scripture Passage, 5 Tips for Discerning God's Voice Handout



How do I learn something from the Bible?

Description: The Bible can feel intimidating if you haven’t spent much time reading it. It was written long ago by many authors in times and places you may not know much about. Learn to read and interpret Scripture so that God can speak into your life in immediate and powerful ways.

Downloads: Leader's Notes, Scripture Passage, Bible Encounter Drawing Sheet, OIA and Lectio Divina Handout

Instead of printing the OIA and Lectio Divina Handout, you may opt to purchase Inductive Bible Study Bookmarks from the InterVarsity Store.

You will need to supply colored pencils or markers for the Bible Encounter in this session.

 


Why do I need Christian community?

Description: You may have mixed feelings about the church and Christians based on past experiences. Now is the time to realize how much you’ll need and want consistent interaction with other believers as you mature in Christ. Discover the benefits, challenges, and responsibilities of belonging to Christian community.

Downloads: Leader's Notes, Scripture Passage

Weather permitting, you may choose to hold this session outdoors using a charcoal grill and charcoal briquettes for the Experience portion of this session.
 


How do I talk about what God's doing in my life?

Description: Making Jesus the center of your life can be noticeable to your family and friends. How do you tell them about the relationship that’s making you so different all of a sudden? Figure out why and how to share your transformation story in an appealing and sincere way.

Downloads: Leader's Notes, Scripture Passage, 2+ Prayer Handout

Instead of printing the 2+ Prayer Handout, you may opt to purchase 2+ Prayer Cards from the InterVarsity Store.

You will need to supply black markers and pieces of cardboard for the the Experience portion of this session.

 


How do I make lifestyle changes and keep my friends?

Description: Commitment to Jesus often means making changes in the way you live. Jesus will be with you as you cut out certain habits and behaviors, but will your friends stick around? Learn how to make the transition Jesus is leading you into without alienating your friends—people whom Jesus loves too.

Downloads: Leader's Notes, Scripture Passage

You will need to supply a small stone for each participant for the Experience portion of this session.



Does God have a "calling" for me?

Description: If you give Jesus your whole life, what does that mean for your career? Does God care whether you become a lawyer, a musician, or a truck driver? Find out how God can use your passions and talents in combination with his mission for the world.

Downloads: Leader's Notes, Scripture Passage, S.H.A.P.E. Handout



Am I too broken for God to fix?

Description: Whether you wrestle with an eating disorder, pornography addiction, recreational drug use, or a lifelong grudge, God wants to restore you fully. Spend time in confession, prayer, and Scripture to build faith in God’s ability to rescue you from the difficult issues affecting you inside and out.

Downloads: Leader's Notes, Scripture Passage



What if I doubt God sometimes?

Description: Every relationship will have ups and downs, even a close relationship with God. How can God help when you are feeling distant, or disappointed, or question his part in your life? Prepare for times of uncertainty by studying how Jesus guides you through them and how he wants you to respond.

Downloads: Leader's Notes, Scripture Passage, Milestone Graph Example, Milestone Graph Blank