Topical Study Resources 

 

Coming Soon!

 

An Ordinary Day with Jesus (Participant's Guide) 
By John Ortberg (Author), Ruth Haley Barton (Author) 2001

In the routine moments of an ordinary day . . . you can experience the reality of God's presence. Christ entered our broken world to give us life in all its fullness. Not just in pinnacle experiences, but in every situation, every relationship, every activity. As you learn to recognize and welcome Christ's presence into every moment, ordinary days become filled with a tangible sense of God's presence. Suddenly, you are experiencing all of life with God--not just Sundays or 'quiet times.' Even more, he is transforming you in the process. You begin to experience the kind of ongoing, close connection to God you've longed for. An Ordinary Day with Jesus show you how to: invite Christ to work alongside you recognize and hear the Holy Spirit's voice use the spiritual pathways that best connect you to God eliminate hurry and simplify your pace of life wake up and go to sleep in Jesus' name open everyday relationships to him, learning even from difficult people spend soul-replenishing time alone with God plan, commit to, and actually experience an entire day with Jesus Experiencing God's presence in your everyday life doesn't necessarily mean doing new things. It means doing the things you already do in new ways--with him. An ordinary day with Jesus truly can be the greatest day you've ever had. Best of all, it can lead to an extraordinary life!

 

Why: Pursuing Answers to Life's Biggest Questions (Small Group Study Guide)
By:  Jud Wilhite (Author) 2006

No description available.

 

Your Journey From Mourning to Joy
By: GriefShare (Grief Recovery Support Groups) (Author) 2006

The GriefShare participant workbook contains a gospel presentation, a note-taking section corresponding with the weekly video (not included), a daily personal Bible study with Scripture and prayer, journaling prompts, insights from prominent Christian leaders, helpful articles and other informative resources.


Stepping Out of Denial into God's Grace Participant's Guide 1: A Recovery Program Based on Eight Principles from the Beatitudes (Celebrate Recovery) Paperback

By: John Baker (Author)  1998

Alcoholism - Divorce - Sexual Abuse - Codependency - Domestic Violence - Drug Addition - Sexual Addiction These words are about more than 'issues.' They're about people who sit as close to us as the next pew -- or our own. People struggling with problems that sermons or Bible studies alone won't solve. But there is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond their wounds to experience the healing and liberty of Christ. Celebrate Recovery fills a long-standing need in the church in its role as Christ's healing agent. Developed by John Baker and Rick Warren of the renowned Saddleback Church, this program's life-changing effectiveness has gained it an explosive, grass-roots popularity. Drawn from the Beatitudes, Celebrate Recovery helps people resolve painful problems in the context of the church as a whole. Rather than setting up an isolated recovery community, it helps participants and their churches come together and discover new levels of care, acceptance, trust, and grace. Whether your congregation is large or small, this 25-session fellowship-based curriculum truly will be a celebration of Christ in the life of your church and its members. Everything you need is here: * One 20-minute DVD introductory guide for leaders * One leader's guide * Four 4-volume participant's guides * CD-ROM with 25 lessons - Road to Recovery series * CD-ROM with sermon transcripts and reproducible promotional materials * 4-volume audio CD sermon series * All in a proven, groundbreaking program, painstakingly and prayerfully developed to help people discover new dignity, strength, joy, and growth in the image of Christ.

 

The Fresh Start Divorce Recovery Workbook: A step-by-step program for those who are divorced or separated 
By Bob Burns  (Author)  1992

The Bible-based insights included in this revised and updated edition will give you the practical tools you need to recover from the trauma of divorce and complete the journey toward wholeness after the painful breakup of a marriage. Questions, self-tests, excercises, and practical information will enable you to:

  •  Find the right lawyer and settle your divorce as fairly and as quickly as possible
  •  {C}Decide whether mediation is right for you
  • Regain self-esteem and faith in Gd
  •  {C}Move beyond betterness and anger into forgiveness and spiritual freedo
  •  {C}Negotiate successfully your reentry into single life
  • Deal with tough financial issues that inevitably arise

Filled with hard-hitting information, The Fresh Start Divorce Recovery Workbook allows you to personalize each concept and focus on specific areas you need help with as you face the challenges of divorce or separation

 

Growing Through Divorce Paperback 
BJim Smoke  (Author)  1995

Forced to accept drastic changes, make lifestyle–altering decisions, and develop new coping skills, many people going through divorce are left with little hope for the future and even less energy for daily living. Drawing on insights garnered through years of helping people survive divorce, Jim Smoke offers God’s wisdom and step–by–step guidance for anyone experiencing divorce. Topics include:

  • committing the situation to God through praye
  • helping children adjust
  •  {C}seeking legal advic
  •  {C}income issue
  •  {C}contemplating remarriage

Discussion questions and a “working guide” section help readers take stock of their situation, handle day–to–day details, and rediscover hope and joy in their lives.

Growing Through Divorce (more than 540,000 copies sold) now has a fresh new cover.

I Promise How 5 Commitments Determine the Destiny of Your Marriage Small Group Study Guide
By Dr. Gary Smalley (Author) 2006

The study guide that goes with the video-based small group study, uses humor, practical insights, years of research, and biblical principles to reveal 5 commitments that will determine the destiny of your marriage.

Real Relationships Workbook: From Bad to Better and Good to Great Paperback & DVD Study By Les and Leslie Parrott (Author) 2011

The better your relationships---with friends, family, the opposite sex, and God---the better your life. This six-session video-based study (DVD sold separately) with workbook by acclaimed relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, will help group participants learn to make bad relationships better and good relationships great. It all begins with a single sentence that can revolutionize every relationship. After sharing this one critical point, Les and Leslie encourage participants to take a look back at their own family, which they call a 'university of relationships'. Next, they provide the tools for bridging the gender gap and cultivating 'friends of the heart' as well as how to improve what they call the Love IQ. Ultimately, participants will discover how to peel away unhealthy religious cliches and get real about relating to God. Designed for use with Real Relationships innovative Small Group Insights Profile, an online tool guaranteed to improve the quality of your small group interactions, this video-based study is a must-have for anyone who desires deeper and more satisfying relationships. For more information, visit www.RealRelationships.com. Real Relationships session titles include: 1. Your Compulsion for Completion 2. Keeping Family Ties from Pulling Strings 3. Bridging the Gender Gap 4. Friends to Die For 5. Improving Your Love IQ 6. Relating to God without Feeling Phony.

 

Marriage: Built To Last; Living Intentionally & Loving Biblically DVD Study
By 
Chip Ingram, Author 2009

No Description

 

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts: Seven Questions to Ask Before and After You Marry Hardcover & DVD Study 
B
Les Parrott  (Author) , Leslie Parrott  (Author) 2006

 Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, created by relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, is a comprehensive marriage program designed specifically for today's couples by a couple. And now, in this updated edition, the Parrotts' award-winning approach has been expanded to incorporate ten more years of feedback, research, and professional experience. This is more than a book---it's practically a self-guided premarital counseling course, and it is used by counselors and churches across the country and, now in ten languages, worldwide. Questions at the end of every chapter help you explore each topic personally. Companion men's and women's workbooks* full of self-tests and exercises help you apply what you learn and enjoy intimate discussions along the way. There is even a seven-session DVD kit (with a bonus session for people entering a second marriage) available that you can use on your own or with other couples in a group or a class that want to grow together. In this dynamic DVD you'll not only hear entertaining and insightful teaching from The Parrotts, but you'll also meet other real-life couples who provide amazing candor and perspective. Relationship experts Les and Leslie Parrott show you the secrets to building a marriage that lasts. * Uncover the most important misbeliefs of marriage * Learn how to communicate with instant understanding * Discover the secret to reducing and resolving conflict * Master the skills of money management * Get your sex life off to a great start * Understand the three essential ingredients to lasting love * Discover the importance of becoming 'soul mates' ... and more. Make your marriage everything it is meant to be. Save your marriage---before (and after) it starts.

Marriage 101 Back to Basics DVD Study 2010

No description

 

Good Sense Counselor Training Workshop Participant's Guide and Manual: Equipping You to Help Others Transform Their Finances and Lives
By 
Dick Towner (Author)

You Can Help Others Experience the Joy of Financial Freedom There is a tremendous need for churches to educate and assist people with managing their resources in God-honoring ways. And that's what the Good $ense Counselor Training Workshop trains volunteers to do--provide free, biblically based, confidential financial counsel to individuals and families. You'll receive extensive training in key areas, including the five stages of the counseling process, biblical financial principles, interpersonal skills, and the foundations of the Good $ense Ministry. To give you the skills you need, you'll learn how to: Prepare for and conduct the first client meeting Develop listening skills that build a strong relationship with the client Help a client establish a balanced budget and debt reduction plan Provide wise counsel by applying biblical financial principles Help a client develop solid financial practices for a lifetime of good stewardship, and more As a trained Good $ense counselors, God can use your talents and abilities to help your church become a place where lives are transformed as individuals and families experience reduced anxiety, relational restoration, and the joy of financial freedom. 'When money is no longer a rival god, people are freed up to relate to God and to serve God in profoundly new and deeper ways. And you get to be a part of God's liberating work!' --from the Preface

Untamed: How the Wild Side of Jesus Frees Us to Live and Love with Abandon 
By Lisa Harper  (Author) 2010

Too many people settle for relating to Jesus merely as a comfortable friend and companion, when what we all need is an untamed Savior, a fearless champion tough enough to conquer our shame and compelling enough for us to follow him without hesitation. 
 
I finally realized my caricature of Jesus wasn’t big enough to calm my anxiety or heal my wounds or defeat the wickedness in our world. Pretending Jesus is less than He is resulted in someone I wasn’t compelled to worship. So I began a journey to discover the whole Jesus—including the seemingly rough and wild parts—revealed in the Bible. And I found Him to be bigger and better than I ever dreamed.
—Lisa Harper
 
Through a powerful blend of storytelling and biblical insights, Lisa Harper invites you to engage with the Jesus of the gospels, a person so provocative that no one left an encounter with Him unchanged. Pharisees fumed, paralytics turned cartwheels, and pariahs found love and acceptance. 
 
Come meet the Jesus who is both safe and strong—and learn how this radical Redeemer can liberate you to live and love with abandon.
 

God in the Alley: Being and Seeing Jesus in a Broken World Paperback 
By Greg Paul  (Author) 2004

“Greg Paul tells of whores and crazies, misfits and rejects that sound as if they stepped out from the pages of the Bible.” –Eugene Peterson

Sam has survived physical, sexual, and substance abuse, terrible violence, and life on the streets. Wendy lives for the next high on crack, oblivious to her boyfriend’s love. Neil is dying of AIDS. 

These are the people of inner-city Toronto. Look into their distorted, obscure faces, their fractured lives, and catch a glimpse of the sublime. Greg Paul calls them tragic heroes–individuals who can offer a testament to God’s love and mercy.

With emotional depth and spiritual intensity, Greg’s compelling stories reveal that people with desperate lives have precious lessons to teach us about the character of God. God in the Alley offers a profound message of grace and calling that each one of us needs to hear.

“The experience of reading this book haunts, convicts, delights. But one thing is for sure: you don’t want to miss it.” 
–Mark Buchanan, author of The Holy Wild: Trusting God in Everything

“Greg Paul writes beautifully and welcomes us into the life he lives.… I am grateful to have read this book.”
–David Wilcox, musician, songwriter, and storyteller

“I dare you to read this book at more than one sitting. Each page is a seat belt that straps you in and the turning of the page pulls the straps tighter. When the ride is over, you’ll want to start again.”
–Leonard Sweet, author of numerous books including Soul Tsunami

Becoming a Contagious Christian Leader's Guide 
By Mark Mittelberg (Author) 1995

The Becoming a Contagious Christian Leader's Guide will enable you to conduct the Becoming a Contagious Christian sessions with peak results. It has been carefully designed to combine thoroughness with ease of use. At one glance, the leader can view the notes and narrative, timed activity, corresponding page in the participants' guide, and appropriate overhead transparency. The unique format and content of this guide enable ordinary people to help their groups reap extraordinary benefits. Becoming a Contagious Christian is a proven course designed to equip believers for effective evangelism in today's world. It avoids stereotyped approaches that feel intimidating to many Christians. Instead, it shows ordinary believers how they can share the Gospel in a natural and powerful way while being the person God made them to be. Each session's exercises, discussions, self-assessments, and video vignettes give step-by-step guidance to help participants become effective communicators for Christ to those around them. There's even a section on everyday answers that will help believers respond to difficult questions regarding Christianity.

 

The Prodigal God Curriculum Kit Hardcover\DVD Study 
By Keller Timothy J. (Author) 2009

The Prodigal God Curriculum kit contains everything that your church needs to experience a four or six week preaching and small group campaign. In this compelling six-session DVD study, pastor and best selling author Tim Keller presents a new way of looking at this well known parable. Where most teaching focuses just on the younger 'wayward' son, Dr. Keller challenges us to consider both the role of the elder brother and the father as well. Even Jesus began his parable with 'a man had two sons' so, you see, the story is not just about the younger son who leaves home and squanders his inheritance before eventually returning home. The story is as much about the elder brother as the younger, and as much about the father as the sons. To this end, Dr. Keller contends that the story might better be called 'Two Lost Sons.' In six sessions your group will explore the prodigal who spent until he had nothing left, the self righteous and offended elder son, and the father who forgave with reckless abandon. And in it all, your group will learn the love of the Heavenly Father who lavishes his love upon his children and welcomes us back into his loving arms. Session titles include the following: The Parable The People Around Jesus The Two Lost Sons The Elder Brother The True Elder Brother The Feast of the Father The kit contains one (1) each of the following: 0310325358 The Prodigal God DVD, 0310325366 The Prodigal God Discussion Guide, 0310320771 'Getting Started Guide'.

Daniel Leader's Kit with DVDs: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy DVD Study  By Beth Moore (Author 2006)

Join Beth in a faith-building study of prophecy and learn how to live with integrity in today's self-absorbed society. The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats. Today, believers in Jesus Christ face many of the same trials.

This Old Testament Bible study falls in two parts and can be used as one (12 session) study or two separate (6 session) studies.

  •  {C}Part One: Daniel chapters 1-6 examines Daniel's life and the pressures he faced.
  • Part Two: Daniel chapters 7-12 covers the prophecies from Daniel through the second coming of Christ

 
Crave: An Exploration of the Human Spirit - Member Book & DVD Study
By Erwin McManus (Author) 2010

Crave contends that all of our soul cravings can be traced to three distinct areas of longing: intimacy, destiny, meaning. In this context, Erwin McManus wonders aloud if a healthier, more God-honoring examination of our soul cravings won t contribute to a life more alive and healthy.

 

The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People DVD Study 
By John Ortberg (Author) 2002

You Can Live a Deeper, More Spiritual Life Right Where You Are. An expanded edition with a new chapter on prayer and discussion questions The heart of Christianity is transformation---a relationship with God that impacts not just our 'spiritual lives,' but every aspect of living. John Ortberg calls readers back to the dynamic heartbeat of Christianity---God's power to bring change and growth---and reveals both the how and why of transformation. With a new chapter on prayer and added discussion questions, this expanded edition of The Life You've Always Wanted offers modern perspectives on the ancient path of the spiritual disciplines. But this is more than just a book about things to do to be a good Christian. It's a road map toward true transformation that starts not with the individual but with the object of the journey---Jesus Christ. As with a marathon runner, the secret to winning the race lies not in trying harder, but in training consistently---training with the spiritual disciplines. The disciplines are neither taskmasters nor an end in themselves. Rather they are exercises that build strength and endurance for the road of growth. The fruit of the Spirit---joy, peace, kindness, etc.---are the signposts along the way. Paved with humor and sparkling anecdotes, The Life You've Always Wanted is an encouraging and challenging approach to a Christian life that's worth living---a life on the edge that fills an ordinary world with new meaning, hope, change, and joy.



Reveal Where Are You? Paperback  
By Greg L. Hawkins And Cally Parkinson (Author) 2007

With contributions from Eric Arnson Foreword by Bill Hybels Is your church really making a difference? How do you know? Do you ever lie awake at night wondering . . . Do our programs really help people grow? Are we putting our resources into ministries that genuinely change lives? Are we helping people become more like Christ, or just keeping them busy? For years, church leaders have relied on numbers to help answer questions like these. In other words, we ask the "How many?" question. How many. . .members? Baptisms? Decisions for Christ? How many attend each week? Are in small groups? Actively serve? Tithe? Numbers can be helpful, but they don't reveal the whole story. Numbers can't peer into the human heart. When it comes to spiritual growth, we need to be able to measure more than numbers. We need a glimpse of people's attitudes, thoughts and emotions. We need a tool that reveals the heart of each person. Now Willow Creek invites you to learn what it discovered in a three-year process of study and research-involving six other churches as well as congregants from Willow Creek. Discover the four segments that characterize the journey of spiritual growth. Learn more about what catalyzes and stunts spiritual growth. And understand how the church needs to change in order to help people become more like Christ. What you discover here may challenge you. Or confirm nagging suspicions you've had all along. Either way, the findings in REVEAL will undoubtedly change the way you think about church-and what it really takes to make a difference.

Follow Me (REVEAL) 
By Cally Parkinson  (Author) 2008

FOUR YEARS OF CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH . . . 200 CHURCHES . . . 80,000 PEOPLE . . . AND THE BREAKTHROUGH FINDINGS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU DO CHURCH. Follow Me draws on the latest research to provide unprecedented insights into what drives-and derails-spiritual growth. It addresses questions every ministry leader wrestles with: How does spiritual growth happen? How do we help people move toward a more intimate and committed relationship to Christ? And it reveals the astonishingly honest responses people gave to questions about their spiritual lives. More than anything else, what people really want is change-they want to become more like Jesus. And they're looking to the church-to you-to help them grow. In Follow Me, you'll discover what the latest research reveals about: - Core beliefs that promote spiritual growth - Key sources of church dissatisfaction - Three spiritual growth "movements" - Catalytic church activities and personal spiritual practices - Ways to overcome spiritual stumbling blocks When Jesus says, "Follow me," he calls us to a journey of faith and growth. Now you have the breakthrough insights that will help you lead your congregation with confidence, knowing that the next steps you take together really will move people closer to Christ. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REVEAL AND FOLLOW ME? Reveal presents the discovery of a spiritual continuum that identifies four segments of the spiritual journey: - Exploring Christ - Growing in Christ - Close to Christ - Christ-Centered Picking up where Reveal leaves off, Follow Me focuses on movement-what catalyzes growth and moves people from one segment to the next on the spiritual 

 
Pursuing Spiritual Transformation Bible Study
Groups: The Life-Giving Power of Community
By John Ortberg & Laurie Pederson (Authors) 2000

Community is God's idea. Only in community can we know and be known, love and be loved, celebrate others and be celebrated by them. And only through close, transparent relationships can we be transformed as individuals. Groups invites you to enjoy the rewards--and embrace the risks--of community. Step by step, this study will challenge and encourage you to explore the amazing potential for growth found in authentic relationships. You'll study the true nature of friendship. The power of paying attention. The path to intimacy. The encouragement of being for one another. You'll learn what it means to live out these and other simple but vital truths for being all you are, giving all you've got, and receiving all you need as a member of God's dynamic community, the church. Leader's guide included! Groups group sessions are: This Is a Friendship Love Pays Attention Knowing and Being Known When Community Breaks Down Forgiveness Building a Passionately Inclusive Church Being 'For' One Another

 

Pursuing Spiritual Transformation Bible Study:  Fully Devoted 
By John Ortberg & Laurie Pederson  (Authors) 2000

What does it mean to do everything 'in Jesus' name'? Is that an ideal attainable only by a few 'super Christians'--or is it a way of life we can all experience? Leader's guide included! Fully Devoted group sessions are: What Is True Spirituality? Grace Growth Groups Gifts Giving 'We Know Him Well . . . '
{C}
{C}

Grace: An Invitation to a Way of Life (Pursuing Spiritual Transformation) 
By John Ortberg & Laurie Pederson  (Authors) 2000

Many Christians have an easier time being saved by grace than they do living in grace every day. But grace is at the center of the life God calls us to--and reflects the heart of the One who calls. These studies in Grace will help you make the connection between grace as a remote biblical concept and grace as a lifestyle--a reality you experience day in, day out. Through an unfolding study of Psalm 23, you'll learn how God--our Good Shepherd--is for you, how he longs to walk with you through temptation, sorrow, and even deep regret. You'll discover God's desire to make his joy your joy. Throughout, you'll learn how enduring, powerful, and life-affirming God's work in your life can be---and rediscover why it's called amazing grace. Leader's guide included! Grace group sessions are: Living in Grace Grace for Regrets Sustaining Grace Delighting in Grace A Legacy of Grace Grace Forever Grace to Share

Pursuing Spiritual Transformation Bible Study
Gifts
: The Joy of Serving God
By John Ortberg & Laurie Pederson  (Authors) 2000

Gifted--that's you! Uniquely equipped to help build up the body of Christ. As a follower of Jesus, serving others is an integral part of your identity and an important key to your personal growth. But how do you cultivate a servant's heart and your spiritual gifts in ways that build up your church, your family, your friends, and your world--without wiping you out in the process? Gifts guides you to the answers. Through personal study and small group interaction, this study will help you develop a passion to be used by God. You'll find out about your unique place in the body of Christ and how to surmount the obstacles that keep you from thriving. You'll discover the joy of serving with others--doing together what you cannot do alone. And you'll learn how to abide in Christ, experiencing a freshness and vitality that grow as you give! Leader's guide included! Gifts group sessions are: Use Me! Use My Gifts! Walking into Weakness Comparison: The Killjoy of Servanthood The Ministry of the Mundane Servanthood's Bell-Shaped Curve Abide in Him.

 

Pursuing Spiritual Transformation Bible Study Giving 
By John Ortberg & Laurie Pederson  (Authors) 2000

Jesus said more about money than just about any other topic. Clearly, it is an important issue--and a touchy one! Deep down, we know it is not a matter of what we earn but how we manage what we earn that shows our ultimate priorities. Giving demonstrates how good stewardship is more than a responsibility---it's an adventure. As you study the connection between your wallet and your heart, you'll learn how money management is a powerful tool for shaping your character. You'll discover how giving is as much a part of spiritual growth as prayer and Bible study. And you'll learn about the rewards of cultivating wise financial habits and a generous heart. Above all, you'll find out how a lifestyle of giving reflects the heart of God, who freely gives his best to you. Leader's guide included! Giving group sessions are: Money: Why Is It So Important to God? The Open Hands of God Tithing: A Training Exercise for the Heart Behind the Scenes of Debt What Is a Biblical Lifestyle? Cultivating a Heart of Compassion The Chance of a Lifetime.

 

Faith Lessons on the Promised Land (Church Vol. 1) Participant's Guide
By Ray Vander Laan  (Author) 1999

Filmed on location in Israel by Focus on the Family Films, Faith Lessons is a unique video series that brings God's Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together the Bible's fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals keen insights into Scripture's significance for modern believers. These illuminating 'faith lessons' afford a new understanding of the Bible that will ground your convictions and transform your life. The completely new Faith Lessons curriculum takes your small group on a round trip to ancient times, places, and customs, and back again. This lively, interactive journey is more than fascinating - it's faith -inspiring and life-changing. This brand-new Participant's Guide carefully and plainly helps you turn the lessons you learn from the past into real-life applications that impact the way you live your faith. You'll find space for note-taking, topics for discussion, and questions for reflection, as well as maps, photos, sidebars, and other study tools to help you better grasp each faith lesson. You'll also find Action Points for translating each lesson into practical ways to make a unique, important difference in the world around you. The carefully organized format makes it easy for youth to gain tremendous benefits from the following sessions: Standing at the Crossroads, Wet Feet, First Fruits, Confronting Evil, Iron of Culture.

 

Searching for the Truth: How Christianity Compares to World Religions Paperback 2002

Use these 6 lessons to help students better understand and grow in their Christian faith as they compare it to other world religions, popular philosophies, and cults. The student booklets provide summary information on the religions and Christianity, providing teenagers with a handy, keepable resource they can refer to in the future and to use confidently to help friends better understand Christianity. Be well-informed and equipped to satisfy the curiosity of your teens for other religions, while engaging their hearts with the truth of Christianity.

Considering Adoption A Biblical Perspective (HomeBuilders Parenting Series)  (2005)
By Doug Martin (Author)

No description.

Keeping Your Covenant 
B
Dennis Rainey (Author) 2000

This is the actual book, a small couples group bible study to help enrich your marriage.

STARTING to Go Where God Wants You to Be--Student Edition: 6 Small Group Sessions on Beginning Life Together
B
Doug Fields  (Author) , Brett Eastman (Author) 2003

IMAGINE a group of students sharing this goal---to know Jesus Christ deeper and to make him known to others! IMAGINE them doing as the disciples did---fellowshipping, growing, serving, sharing, and worshiping together! IMAGINE yourself in this kind of caring, committed community---revolutionizing your life and those in the group! The Life Together series is the beginning of a relational journey, from being a member of a group to being a vital part of an unbelievable spiritual community. These books will help you think, talk, dig deep, care, heal, share...and have the time of your life! Life...together! Starting to Go Where God Wants You to Be, the foundational and get-acquainted volume in this exciting series, lays it all out for teenagers---how you will experience the rewarding excitement of understanding God's will and building community. Six compelling sessions lead you to know where God wants you: closer to Jesus. YOUTH LEADERS the Life Together series is a revolutionary small group resource that will change the lives of your students. Six related books overflow with Bible-based sessions to encourage and equip them. Check out the incredible Life Together DVD resources! Doug Fields and Brett Eastman share tips and approaches based on the books' contents, and about communicating with kids. Also on each DVD are Bible teachings, directly related to passages in the books' sessions, conducted by the most respected names in youth ministry---Doug Fields, Mike Yaconelli, Duffy Robbins, Efrem Smith, Helen Musick, and Marv Penner. 12 'conversations' with Doug and Brett, 12 detailed Bible teachings---these clips are invaluable resources for anyone seeking to share God's Word effectively to teenagers. Each DVD has almost three hours of the best small group teaching for youth you can imagine!

Surrendering to Jesus, Participant's Guide: 6 Small Group Sessions on Worship (Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition)
B
Doug Fields & Brett Eastman (Authors)  2006

A Life Together Resource---Living with Purpose in Community Students understand that they were created for a reason---they know God had something in mind when he knit them together. The challenge is helping your students unlock that knowledge and start living the life they were designed for. Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition (modeled after Experiencing Christ Together adult curriculum) brings your students face to face with Jesus, the one who holds the key to living for God. By studying Jesus' words and life, these small group studies will take your students to the heart of what it means to live purposefully for God. Included in the Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition curriculum are these studies: * Beginning in Jesus * Connecting in Jesus * Growing in Jesus * Serving Like Jesus * Sharing Christ Jesus * Surrendering to Jesus Also included are three DVDs, each of which contains biblical teaching that covers twelve individual sessions. Used in conjunction with the Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition books, these teaching lessons support and advance the work your students will be doing in their small groups. Taken together, the Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition curriculum represent thirty-six individual sessions (almost a year's worth of small-group studies) and over twelve hours of teaching all aimed at helping your students learn to follow God's purpose for their lives. each piece is available separately.

Connecting in Jesus, Participant's Guide: 6 Small Group Sessions on Fellowship (Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition)
By Doug Fields & Brett Eastman (Authors)  2006

Experiencing Christ Together, Student Edition Curriculum The Experiencing Christ Together series is the newest discipleship course from Life Together---which features small group leader material and teaching DVDs of renowned Christian speakers from across the land. These six new study guides have six sessions each and enable small groups to explore the power and life application of Jesus' teaching on the five biblical purposes of a Christian life by closely examining Christ's model in the Gospels. The first book lays the foundation of who Christ is and what he has done for us. The other five books explore how Jesus trained his followers to live out the five basic biblical purposes for life. Each study includes a group project. The complete curriculum kit includes three four-hour DVDs and six study guides. The DVDs are also sold separately. * Beginning in Christ Together: Explore the power of Jesus' teaching on the five biblical purposes of the church * Connecting in Christ Together: Explore how Jesus loved us in his life, death, and resurrection---and how we respond by relating to him and others * Growing in Christ Together: Observe how Jesus trained his disciples in habits that made it possible to live with his love, joy, and power * Serving Like Christ Together: Create a personal mission statement * Sharing Christ Together: Learn the six heart attitudes that lead to passionate service * Surrendering to Christ Together: Explore the six heart attitudes that motivate groups to passionately embrace God's agenda.

Serving Like Jesus, Participant's Guide: 6 Small Group Sessions on Ministry (Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition)
By Doug Fields & Brett Eastman (Authors)  2006

A Life Together Resource---Living with Purpose in Community Students understand that they were created for a reason---they know God had something in mind when he knit them together. The challenge is helping your students unlock that knowledge and start living the life they were designed for. Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition (modeled after Experiencing Christ Together adult curriculum) brings your students face to face with Jesus, the one who holds the key to living for God. By studying Jesus' words and life, these small group studies will take your students to the heart of what it means to live purposefully for God. Included in the Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition curriculum are these studies: * Beginning in Jesus * Connecting in Jesus * Growing in Jesus * Serving Like Jesus * Sharing Christ Jesus * Surrendering to Jesus Also included are three DVDs, each of which contains biblical teaching that covers twelve individual sessions. Used in conjunction with the Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition books, these teaching lessons support and advance the work your students will be doing in their small groups. Taken together, the Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition curriculum represent thirty-six individual sessions (almost a year's worth of small-group studies) and over twelve hours of teaching all aimed at helping your students learn to follow God's purpose for their lives. each piece is available separately.

 

Sharing Jesus, Participant's Guide: 6 Small Group Sessions on Evangelism (Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition) 2006
By Doug Fields & Brett Eastman (Authors)  2006

A Life Together Resource---Living with Purpose in Community Students understand that they were created for a reason---they know God had something in mind when he knit them together. The challenge is helping your students unlock that knowledge and start living the life they were designed for. Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition (modeled after Experiencing Christ Together adult curriculum) brings your students face to face with Jesus, the one who holds the key to living for God. By studying Jesus' words and life, these small group studies will take your students to the heart of what it means to live purposefully for God. Included in the Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition curriculum are these studies: * Beginning in Jesus * Connecting in Jesus * Growing in Jesus * Serving Like Jesus * Sharing Christ Jesus * Surrendering to Jesus Also included are three DVDs, each of which contains biblical teaching that covers twelve individual sessions. Used in conjunction with the Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition books, these teaching lessons support and advance the work your students will be doing in their small groups. Taken together, the Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition curriculum represent thirty-six individual sessions (almost a year's worth of small-group studies) and over twelve hours of teaching all aimed at helping your students learn to follow God's purpose for their lives. each piece is available separately.

Growing in Jesus, Participant's Guide: 6 Small Group Sessions on Discipleship (Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition)
By Doug Fields & Brett Eastman (Authors)  2006

A Life Together Resource---Living with Purpose in Community Students understand that they were created for a reason---they know God had something in mind when he knit them together. The challenge is helping your students unlock that knowledge and start living the life they were designed for. Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition (modeled after Experiencing Christ Together adult curriculum) brings your students face to face with Jesus, the one who holds the key to living for God. By studying Jesus' words and life, these small group studies will take your students to the heart of what it means to live purposefully for God. Included in the Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition curriculum are these studies: * Beginning in Jesus * Connecting in Jesus * Growing in Jesus * Serving Like Jesus * Sharing Christ Jesus * Surrendering to Jesus Also included are three DVDs, each of which contains biblical teaching that covers twelve individual sessions. Used in conjunction with the Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition books, these teaching lessons support and advance the work your students will be doing in their small groups. Taken together, the Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition curriculum represent thirty-six individual sessions (almost a year's worth of small-group studies) and over twelve hours of teaching all aimed at helping your students learn to follow God's purpose for their lives. each piece is available separately.

Don't All Religions Lead to God? (Tough Questions) 
By Garry Poole & Judson Poling  (Authors)  1998

The Tough Questions series faces head-on the difficult and challenging questions seekers ask about the Christian faith. In this volume, the authors answer questions regarding the legitimacy of other religions, and whether or not they are basically the same. 6 SESSIONS.

 
How Could God Allow Suffering and Evil? (Tough Questions) 
By Garry Poole & Judson Poling  (Authors)  1998

The Tough Questions series faces head-on the difficult and challenging questions seekers ask about the Christian faith. This fourth book in the series deals with this common questions in an open and gut-level honest way. 6 SESSIONS.

How Reliable Is the Bible? (Tough Questions)
By Garry Poole & Judson Poling  (Authors)  1998  There is an updated version of this book.

The Tough Questions Series How can an all-powerful God allow suffering? Is Jesus really the only way to God? Why should I trust the Bible? Tough questions. Reasonable questions. The kinds of challenging questions you, or someone you know may be asking, that are worth taking time to explore. In six sessions designed to get small groups thinking and interacting, each guide in the Tough Questions series deals frankly with objections commonly raised about Christianity. You'll engage in the kind of spirited dialog that shows the Christian faith can stand up to scrutiny. HOW RELIABLE IS THE BIBLE? Where Did the Bible Come From? Isn't the Bible Full of Myths? What About All Those Contradictions? Hasn't the Bible Changed Over Time? Why Should I Trust the Bible? Is the Bible Really God's Book?

How Does Anyone Know God Exists? (Tough Questions) 
By Garry Poole & Judson Poling  (Authors)  1998

The Tough Questions series faces head-on the difficult and challenging questions seekers ask about the Christian faith. Question one is concerned primarily with the reality of God's existence. 6 SESSIONS.

Is Jesus the Only Way? (Tough Questions)
By Garry Poole & Judson Poling  (Authors)  1998

The Tough Questions series faces head-on the difficult and challenging questions seekers ask about the Christian faith. This guide looks at the claims for Christ and allows the readers to determine their own conclusions. 6 SESSIONS.

Essential Christianity
By Bill Hybels (Author) 1998  There is a newer edition of this item

You can learn to conduct spirited discussions with others as you explore the basics of faith -- principles deeper and more far-reaching than you may have imagined. (6 Sessions)

Serving Lessons 
By Bill Hybels (Author) 1998  There is a newer edition of this item

Interactions - a powerful, challenging tool for building deep relationships between you and your group members, and you and God. Interactions is far more than another group Bible study. It’s a cutting-edge series designed to help small group participants develop into fully devoted followers of Christ. If you are the discussion leader, you will find additional suggestions and helpful ideas in the Leader's Notes.
 

Authenticity 
By Bill Hybels (Author) 1996

Identify the trappings of Christianity and trade them for a vibrant faith that integrates Christian values into your everyday life. Discover the inconsistent areas of your life, proven ways to align them with the teaching of the Bible, and find a new joy that comes from growing closer to God. (6 Sessions)

Character: Reclaiming Six Endangered Qualities (InterActions Small Group Series) 
By Bill Hybels (Author) 1996

There are no discount character stores. Courage. Discipline. Confidence. Patience. Endurance. Contentment. They’re qualities that can take a lifetime to acquire. Qualities money can’t buy. But here’s good news: God says you can have them all!

In Character, you will discover how firmly God is committed to forming noble qualities within you. He wants your character to deepen even more than you do--and He has the power to do something about it! If you’re ready to journey toward the kind of character you’ve always admired, here is a path of radical, God-empowered change and growth--and a transformed, more Christ-like you.

Interactions--a powerful, challenging tool for building deep relationships between you and your group member, and you and God. Interaction is far more than another group Bible study. It’s a cutting-edge series designed to help small group participants develop into fully devoted followers of Christ.  
If you are the discussion leader, you will find additional suggestions and helpful ideas in the Leader's Notes.

Commitment 
By Bill Hybels (Author) 1996  There is a newer edition of this item

What does it mean to be truly committed to Christ? Jesus' answer to that question forms perhaps the greatest sermon ever delivered. In Commitment, you'll revisit the Sermon on the Mount to discover practical ways for assessing your present level of commitment and setting goals for its growth. You'll find out what the Master expects from those who follow Him and what rewards await them. You'll also learn how to sidestep common barriers to commitment and draw closer to Christ than you've ever thought possible. As you explore the themes of Jesus' famous sermon and apply them to your own relationship with God, you'll discover the confidence that comes from being fully committed to Christ. If you are the discussion leader, you will find additional suggestions and helpful ideas in the Leader's Notes.  If you are the discussion leader, you will find additional suggestions and helpful ideas in the Leader's Notes.

Overcoming
By Bill Hybels (Author) 1998

Interactions - a powerful, challenging tool for adult small group members to build deep relationships with one another and with God. Interactions is far more than a group Bible study. It’s a cutting-edge series from Willow Creek, designed to help participants develop into fully devoted followers of Christ. Interactions takes group members into the nitty-gritty issues of authentic Christian living. This latest wave of books helps participants ground themselves firmly in the basics of Christianity, cultivate their spiritual gifts, contend victoriously with life’s tough issues, and get a grip on faith that can weed out the sin and inconsistencies in their lives. Each book presents six thought-provoking sessions enhanced by icons, sidebars, quotes, and questions created specifically to build on the dynamics and interplay of small groups. All in a modern, two-color design that’s attractive to look at and easy and effective to use. Previous titles in this best-selling series include: Community, Parenthood, Lessons on Love, The Real You, Marriage, Evangelism, Commitment, Authenticity, Transformation, Fruit of the Spirit, Jesus, Psalms, Freedom, Character, Transparency, and Prayer. A career blow, panic attacks, overwhelming grief, sexual temptation, even plain old apathy -- life's tough challenges take many forms. Following Jesus doesn’t guarantee immunity. Rather, it offers growth and victory as you face your personal struggles in the power of Christ. In Overcoming, Bill Hybels lends a hand to help you move beyond six tough hurdles: adversity, fear, apathy, greed, lust, and sorrow. As you unite the hope and insight of Scripture with support of the people in your group, you'll find strength to overcome the things in your life you thought would never change.  If you are the discussion leader, you will find additional suggestions and helpful ideas in the Leader's Notes.

Getting a Grip 
By Bill Hybels (Author) 1997 There is a newer edition of this item

If you drive anywhere in the snow belt, you probably know the feeling: rear wheels fish-tailing, steering useless, brakes ineffective -- you're out of control. The good news is, life doesn't have to be like a car on ice. Bill Hybels offers biblical insights and practical steps to securing a Christ-centered life that will get you where you want to go. Getting a Grip guides you toward wise choices and disciplined action in five vital areas of your life: you time, your health, your finances, your spiritual life, and your relationships. As you learn what the Bible has to say about each of these, you'll discover how able and eager Jesus is to help you obtain solid traction on the road of life. Interactions - a powerful, challenging tool for adult small group members to build deep relationships with one another and with God. Interactions is far more than a group Bible study. It’s a cutting-edge series from Willow Creek, designed to help participants develop into fully devoted followers of Christ.

Interactions takes group members into the nitty-gritty issues of authentic Christian living. This latest wave of books helps participants ground themselves firmly in the basics of Christianity, cultivate their spiritual gifts, contend victoriously with life’s tough issues, and get a grip on faith that can weed out the sin and inconsistencies in their lives. Each book presents six thought-provoking sessions enhanced by icons, sidebars, quotes, and questions created specifically to build on the dynamics and interplay of small groups. All in a modern, two-color design that’s attractive to look at and easy and effective to use. Previous titles in this best-selling series include: Community, Parenthood, Lessons on Love, The Real You, Marriage, Evangelism, Commitment, Authenticity, Transformation, Fruit of the Spirit, Jesus, Psalms, Freedom, Character, Transparency, and Prayer.  If you are the discussion leader, you will find additional suggestions and helpful ideas in the Leader's Notes.

Jesus
By Bill Hybels (Author) 1997

Jesus is someone you need to know. Teacher. Physician. Servant. Shepherd. King. Jesus filled each of these roles in His walk on earth--revealing in them all a richly accessible identification with our humanity in His role as a Man. In Jesus, you’ll explore these six roles one by one to arrive at a better understanding of the character and person of Christ.

Each study is another brushstroke that comprises a compelling portrait of the Master--one that will come alive inside you and make a practical difference in your life. You’ll discover the opportunities that await you ever day to have an impact for Jesus. But best of all, you’ll grow closer to Him than ever before.

Interactions--a powerful, challenging tool for building deep relationships between you and your group member, and you and God. Interaction is far more than another group Bible study. It’s a cutting-edge series designed to help small group participants develop into fully devoted followers of Christ. 
If you are the discussion leader, you will find additional suggestions and helpful ideas in the Leader's Notes.

The Jesus I Never Knew Participant's Guide
By Philip Yancey  (Author) 1998

Get ready to encounter the Jesus You Never Knew! Discover for Yourself Why No One Who Meets Him Ever Stays the Same! Welcome to a journey that will challenge you--and change you. A journey that will expand--and very likely redefine--your understanding of the person, teachings, and life of Jesus Christ. One that will lead you beyond familiar images of Christ to discover Jesus as you've never known him: radical, compelling, compassionate, bold, incisive, and ultimately satisfying. This Participant's Guide is your ticket to transformative insights, invigorating discussions, and personal applications as you travel through the 14 sessions of the Jesus I Never Knew curriculum. Prepare yourself for life-changing encounters with the Jesus of the Gospels. . .and discoveries as refreshing, unpredictable, and exciting as the person you're about to meet.

Reflecting God 
B
Gary Cockerill & Donald Demaray (Authors) 2000

’Come!’ God’s invitation is simple, but the barriers that exist between ourselves and a holy Father are vast. He has invited each of us, no matter who we may be, to an intimate fellowship with Him. Coauthors Gary Cockerill, Donald Demaray, Steve Harper, and Wes Tracy help Christians understand God’s desire to cross the barriers to closeness. Reflecting God presents a journey to intimacy by recognizing obstacles and developing habits that bring Christians and those around them to a deeper understanding of intimacy and love.Begin the journey toward intimacy with God with this new study celebrating the holy optimism of grace and love. Reflecting God combines the best biblical scholarship of the Wesleyan-Holiness denominations with the opportunity for inner reflection.The Reflecting God pupil book is supplemented with a leader’s guide for Bible study, Sunday School, or small group.

Discerning the Voice of God: How to recognize When God Speaks DVD Study
By Priscilla Shirer (Author)  2006

No description provided.

Living a Blessed Life: Walking in Faith, Growing in Wealth 
By Lisa Horuczi Markus (Author) , Joy Parker (Editor) 2007

Living a Blessed Life is a faith-based manifesto that radically redefines what wealth is and how you can achieve it. Whether you are a Baptist or Buddhist, you will see your life transformed by applying the book's profound financial and spiritual principles. Learn from women's real life stories on what's worked in strengthening their spiritual and financial state. Join Lisa Horuczi Markus, financial education consultant and mother of two preschoolers, for a thought-provoking journey that will prepare you for abundance.

Follow Me (REVEAL)
By Cally Parkinson  (Author) 2008

FOUR YEARS OF CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH . . . 200 CHURCHES . . . 80,000 PEOPLE . . . AND THE BREAKTHROUGH FINDINGS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU DO CHURCH. Follow Me draws on the latest research to provide unprecedented insights into what drives-and derails-spiritual growth. It addresses questions every ministry leader wrestles with: How does spiritual growth happen? How do we help people move toward a more intimate and committed relationship to Christ? And it reveals the astonishingly honest responses people gave to questions about their spiritual lives. More than anything else, what people really want is change-they want to become more like Jesus. And they're looking to the church-to you-to help them grow. In Follow Me, you'll discover what the latest research reveals about: - Core beliefs that promote spiritual growth - Key sources of church dissatisfaction - Three spiritual growth "movements" - Catalytic church activities and personal spiritual practices - Ways to overcome spiritual stumbling blocks When Jesus says, "Follow me," he calls us to a journey of faith and growth. Now you have the breakthrough insights that will help you lead your congregation with confidence, knowing that the next steps you take together really will move people closer to Christ. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REVEAL AND FOLLOW ME? Reveal presents the discovery of a spiritual continuum that identifies four segments of the spiritual journey: - Exploring Christ - Growing in Christ - Close to Christ - Christ-Centered Picking up where Reveal leaves off, Follow Me focuses on movement-what catalyzes growth and moves people from one segment to the next on the spiritual continuum. For more information, visit revealnow.com

Reveal Where Are You?
By Greg L. Hawkins & Cally Parkinson (Authors)  2007

With contributions from Eric Arnson Foreword by Bill Hybels Is your church really making a difference? How do you know? Do you ever lie awake at night wondering . . . Do our programs really help people grow? Are we putting our resources into ministries that genuinely change lives? Are we helping people become more like Christ, or just keeping them busy? For years, church leaders have relied on numbers to help answer questions like these. In other words, we ask the "How many?" question. How many. . .members? Baptisms? Decisions for Christ? How many attend each week? Are in small groups? Actively serve? Tithe? Numbers can be helpful, but they don't reveal the whole story. Numbers can't peer into the human heart. When it comes to spiritual growth, we need to be able to measure more than numbers. We need a glimpse of people's attitudes, thoughts and emotions. We need a tool that reveals the heart of each person. Now Willow Creek invites you to learn what it discovered in a three-year process of study and research-involving six other churches as well as congregants from Willow Creek. Discover the four segments that characterize the journey of spiritual growth. Learn more about what catalyzes and stunts spiritual growth. And understand how the church needs to change in order to help people become more like Christ. What you discover here may challenge you. Or confirm nagging suspicions you've had all along. Either way, the findings in REVEAL will undoubtedly change the way you think about church-and what it really takes to make a difference.

The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People 
By John Ortberg  (Author) 2002

You Can Live a Deeper, More Spiritual Life Right Where You Are. An expanded edition with a new chapter on prayer and discussion questions The heart of Christianity is transformation---a relationship with God that impacts not just our 'spiritual lives,' but every aspect of living. John Ortberg calls readers back to the dynamic heartbeat of Christianity---God's power to bring change and growth---and reveals both the how and why of transformation. With a new chapter on prayer and added discussion questions, this expanded edition of The Life You've Always Wanted offers modern perspectives on the ancient path of the spiritual disciplines. But this is more than just a book about things to do to be a good Christian. It's a road map toward true transformation that starts not with the individual but with the object of the journey---Jesus Christ. As with a marathon runner, the secret to winning the race lies not in trying harder, but in training consistently---training with the spiritual disciplines. The disciplines are neither taskmasters nor an end in themselves. Rather they are exercises that build strength and endurance for the road of growth. The fruit of the Spirit---joy, peace, kindness, etc.---are the signposts along the way. Paved with humor and sparkling anecdotes, The Life You've Always Wanted is an encouraging and challenging approach to a Christian life that's worth living---a life on the edge that fills an ordinary world with new meaning, hope, change, and joy.

Life's Healing Choices: Freedom from Your Hurts, Hang-ups, and Habits 
By John Baker  (Author) , Rick Warren (Foreword) 2007

LIFE HAPPENS. Happiness and Healing are yours for the choosing. 

We've all been hurt by other people, we've hurt ourselves, and we've hurt others. And as a result, every single one of us ends up with some sort of hurt,hang-up, or habit. But the question we all face is, Where do we go from here?

Life's Healing Choices offers freedom from our hurts, hang-ups, and habits through eight healing choices that promise true happiness and life transformation. Using the Beatitudes of Jesus as a foundation, Senior Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church and John Baker, who is also a pastor at Saddleback, developed the eight choices shared in this book. 

In addition to practical, encouraging biblical teaching, each chapter includes two real-life stories of men and women whose lives have been transformed by living out the eight choices in this book. Through making each of these choices, you too will find God's pathway to wholeness, growth, spiritual maturity, happiness, and healing. You'll find real answers, real hope, and a real future -- one healing choice at a time.

Fearless Small Group Discussion Guide 
By Max Lucado  (Author) 2012

Can you imagine your life without fear?

In his book Fearless, Max Lucado offers hope and calm in a time of unprecedented fear in our nation and the world.

Now Max's timeless messages are also available in a DVD-based study that can be used for individual reflection or small-group discussion.

Fearless draws from Jesus’ encounters with people in frightening situations giving evidence that we can trust God through these scary times.

In six sessions, Max takes a close look at our greatest fears and offers scripturally based reassurance and guidance through even the toughest moments of our lives.

This companion discussion guide can be used for personal journalling or as a prompt for open-hearted discussions with your small group.

Let Max Lucado show you how to find a sense of peace and security in today's troubled world.

 

Spiritual Leadership, Responsible Management: A Guide for Leaders of the Church
BMichael T. Dibbert  (Author) 1989

No description provided.

Nine Keys to Effective Small Group Leadership
BCarl George (Author) 2001

Increase your effectiveness as a small-group leader! Don't just have meetings -propel your group to a new level of teamwork and fruitfulness for Christ. Learn and apply the simple truths of Scripture illustrated in these nine keys in order to utilize and open the doors. These nine keys will make a lasting impact in your small group.

250 Big Ideas for Purpose Driven Small Groups
By Steve Gladen & Lance Witt (Author) 2005

Designed by experienced small group leaders for small group leaders, this book offers 50 ideas for each of the five purposes of a small group: Fellowship (Creating True Community), Discipleship (Cultivating Spirituality), Ministry (Caring for Each Other), Evangelism (Communicating Christ to the World), and Worship (Celebrating our Lord).

 
What You Do Best in the Body of Christ: Discover Your Spiritual Gifts, Personal Style, and God-Given Passion
By Bruce L. Bugbee (Author) 2005

Now with discussion questions and assessment tools to help you determine your unique ministry fit. By the coauthor of the Network course materials developed at Willow Creek Community Church Have you found fulfillment in life? Can you say your ministry is fruitful? God has created you to be both fulfilled and fruitful in a meaningful place of service. You can discover your God-given design and the role he created for you in and through the local church. In What You Do Best in the Body of Christ, Bruce Bugbee helps you identify your God-given spiritual gifts, personal style, and ministry passion. And he shows how they point to your unique role and purpose in the body of Christ when they are expressed together. Drawing from biblical principles, this book provides proven tools and a conversational approach that will help you fulfill God's will for your life. You'll discover: Your God-given Spiritual Gifts indicate what you're equipped to do competently Your God-given Personal Style indicates how you can serve with energy and authenticity Your God-given Ministry Passion indicates where you're motivated to serve Together, they indicate what you do best in the body of Christ! You will also better understand God's design for the church and your role within it. You'll find plenty of helpful charts and self-assessments---plus insights into the fallacies and pitfalls that can hinder your effectiveness. Start learning today what God wants you to do, and experience more enthusiasm, greater joy, and real significance in your life and ministry.

 

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth 
By Gordon D. Fee &, Douglas Stuart (Authors) 2003

Understanding the Bible isn't for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It's meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your 21st-century life. 

More than half a million people have turned to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth to inform their reading of the Bible. This third edition features substantial revisions that keep pace with current scholarship, resources, and culture. Changes include: 

* Updated language 
* A new authors' preface 
* Several chapters rewritten for better readability 
* Updated list of recommended commentaries and resources 

Covering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth is used all around the world. In clear, simple language, it helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible---their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today---so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God's Word.

 

How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour 
By Gordon D. Fee  (Author) , Douglas Stuart (Author) 2002

 A Guided Tour from Genesis through Revelation Reading the Bible need not be a haphazard journey through strange and bewildering territory. Like an experienced tour guide, How to Read the Bible Book by Book takes you by the hand and walks you through the Scriptures. For each book of the Bible, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its key elements and how it fits into the grand narrative of the Bible. Written by two top evangelical scholars, this survey is designed to get you actually reading the Bible knowledgeably and understanding it accurately. In an engaging, conversational style, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart take you through a given book of the Bible using their unique, progressive approach: * Orienting Data---Concise info bytes that form a thumbnail of the book * Overview---A brief panorama that introduces key concepts and themes and important landmarks in the book * Specific Advice for Reading---Pointers for accurately understanding the details and message of the book in context with the circumstances surrounding its writing * A Walk Through---The actual section-by-section tour that helps you see both the larger landscape of the book and how its various parts work together to form the whole. Here you are taken by the hand and told, 'Look at this!' How to Read the Bible Book by Book can be used as a companion to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. It also stands on its own as a reliable guide to reading and understanding the Bible for yourself.

 

40 Days of Purpose - Small Group Study Guide & VHS Study
By Rick Warren (Author) 2003

This small group study guide will assist the study of the book "40 Days of Purpose," by Rick Warren. This guide may be used with the Teaching Video by Rick Warren, or as a support for your local teacher.

The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
By Lee Strobel  (Author) 1998

A seasoned journalist chases down the biggest story in history--is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the son of god? 

Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields. Strobel challenges them with questions like: How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event? 

Strobel's tough, point-blank questions make this Gold Medallion-winning book read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure. What will your verdict be in The Case for Christ? 

"Lee Strobel probes with bulldog-like tenacity the evidence for the truth of biblical Christianity."--Bruce M. Metzger, Ph.D., Professor of New Testament, Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary

"Lee Strobel asks the questions a tough-minded skeptic would ask. His book is so good I read it out loud to my wife evenings after dinner. Every inquirer should have it."--Phillip E. Johnson, Law Professor, University of California at Berkeley.

Leading Life-Changing Small Groups 
By Bill P. Donahue (Author) & Willow Creek Resources (Authors)

Leading Life-Changing Small Groups is a comprehensive leadership tool for small group leaders and for churches seeking to structure their ministries around small groups.

Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours Workbook 2000
No description provided.

 

Raising Kids Who Turn Out Right Workbook 
By Tim Kimmel (Author) 1997

This workbook accompanies the 8 video lessons by Dr. Tim Kimmel and is critical to the study because of its emphasis on practical application of Dr. Kimmel's video lessons. Whether you're completing the study with a group of parents or on your own, be sure to take notes on the video lessons, then work through the discussion guide, writing down your thoughts, ideas, 

 

WILLOW CREEK SMALL GROUPS: Coaches Handbook Spiral-bound
By Bill Donahue  (Author)

No description provided.

 

Parental Guidance Required Study Guide: How to Enhance, Advance, and Influence Your Children's Relationships (Northpoint Resources) DVD Study
By Andy Stanley (Author)  Reggie Joiner  (Author) 2004

As parents, we need to do everything we can to enhance our children's relationship with us, to influence their relationships with those outside the home, and most importantly, to advance their relationship with God. Designed for use in personal study or in small groups, The Parental Guidance Required DVD and study guide are practical resources that will help parents to ask themselves the important questions: Am I economizing my time with my child, or am I investing in my child by carefully developing the quality of our relationship over the long haul? Am I striving to control the influence that friends have in my child's life? Am I nurturing a healthy, eternal perspective that will help my child to weather the inevitable storms of life? DVD include 4 complete sermons and six group sessions that correspond to the companion study guide.

Steps to Revival 
By Pat Robertson (Author)

No description provided.

Be Ye Transformed: Understanding God's Truth (King's High Way) 
By Nancy Missler & Chuck Missler (Authors)

Paul declares ...be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed [how?] by the renewing of your mind... (Romans 12:2) This is our Biblical injunction from the Lord. The question is: How do we do it? What is the practical application of taking every thought captive, renewing our minds and putting on the Mind of Christ?In this sequel to The Way of Agape, Nancy shares that, without a renewed mind, our lives will remain the same as theyve always been, no matter what we do or try. No matter how many Bible studies we attend, no matter how many Scriptures we know or how much we pray, without a mind change, our lives will still have the same problems, the same failures and the same defeats as they always have. The battle is truly waged in our minds! Be Ye Transformed is a must-read for anyone who wants to see a positive change in their Christian walk. It not only teaches us how to take every thought captive, renew our minds and put on the Mind of Christ, it also contains an expansion of Nancys original model of the human personality (i.e., the hidden chambers), which she meticulously crafted from the Scriptural pattern of Solomons Temple. 

INTRODUCTION VIDEO TAPE FOR AUDIO CURRICULUM; THE 21 IRREFUTABLE LAWS OF LEADERSHIP; (ONE VHS TAPE)
By JOHN C MAXWELL (Author)

No description provided.

Raising Kids to Love Jesus [VHS]

Format: VHS Tape

 

No description provided

Beginning Life Together: Six Sessions on God's Purposes for your Life DVD Study 2003

No description provided.

Living Forgiving: Offenses that Devastate

No Image

No description provided.

 

I'm a Leader...Now What?: How to Guide an Effective Small Group 2007

 

by Michael Mack (Author)

Whether starting a small group ministry or managing existing groups, the Small Group Help Guides are ideal for any leader who is looking for practical tips to lead a small group. The Small Group Help Guide series provides leaders with training that is interesting, innovative, and makes good use of limited time.

Destinations with Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Andy Stanley (Actor), North Point Resources(Director) | Rated: G | Format: DVD  2007

 

We all have places we want to end up in life. Yet the paths we choose often lead us away from our intended destinations. One poor decision can send us down the wrong road, crushing our dreams, and wasting years of our lives. As time passes, we look back wondering how we got off course, and how we can recover from broken dreams.

In this four-part series Destinations , Andy Stanley examines the disconnect between our dreams and the paths we take to reach them that our direction, not our intentions, determines our destinations.

Don't Lead Alone: How to Enlist and Develop Purpose Champions in Your Small Group (An Audio Resource for Small Group Leaders) 2005 DVD Study

 

by Pastor Steve Gladen (Author) , Pastor Lance Witt (Author)

Small group leader help. How to enlist and develop purpose champions in your small groups.

 

 

Small Groups Conference 2004 Resource Video DVD

 

Small Groups Conference 2004: Dying for Community,   (ALL)
by Harvey Carey (DVD )

 

 

Small Groups Conference 2004: More Than a Meeting,   (ALL)
by Bill Donahue (DVD )

 

 

 

Small Groups Conference 2004: Coming Home: My Journey Into ...   (ALL)
by Randy Frazee (DVD )

 

 

Small Groups Conference 2004: The Church Next Door,   (ALL)
by Bill Donahue (DVD )

 

A Brave New World What Does God Really Have In Store Audio, Cassette

 

by Pat Robertson (Author)

A Commentary by Pat Robertson

BIBLE STUDIES

 

The Purpose Driven Life Small Group Series: What on Earth am I Here For? (VHS Video) Volume 1 Unknown Binding – January 1, 2003 DVD Study

 

by Rick Warren (Author)

The official Purpose Driven Life Small Group Series serves as an excellent tool for those who haven’t read the book. This series is designed to lead a small group through one chapter of the book each week in a 15-minute video lesson with Rick Warren. 

This first volume includes seven weeks of video curriculum on chapters 1-7 of The Purpose Driven Life. "Lead your group into an understaing of the Bible's answer to life's greatest question What on earth am I here for?"

The Purpose Driven Life: Video Study Guide (Small Group Series, Volume 1: What on Earth am I Here for?) Unknown Binding – January 1, 2003

 

Bottom of Form

Bible study for small groups. Lead your group into an understanding of the Bible's answer to life's greatest question, "what on earth am I here for?"

What On Earth Am I Here For? Study Guide (The Purpose Driven Life) (2012)

 

by Rick Warren  (Author)

In this six-session small group bible study, What On Earth Am I Here For?, Rick Warren helps users discover the answer to life's most fundamental question: 'What on earth am I here for?' This is the official study companion for The Purpose Driven Life and is designed for use with the DVD. You are about to embark on a journey of discovery. Throughout this six-session video-based study you are going to discover the answer to life's most fundamental question: 'What on earth am I hear for?' And here's a clue to the answer: 'It's not about you...You were created by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. It is only in God that we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny. This Study Guide is designed to be used with the What on Earth Am I Here For? DVD. Whether you are going to experience this adventure with a small group or on your own, this study will change your life. When combined with the reading of The Purpose Driven Life, the book Publisher's Weekly declared the 'bestselling nonfiction hardback book in history,' this study will give you and your small group the opportunity to discuss the implications and applications of living the life God created you to live. Sessions include: 1. You Matter to God2. You Were Planned for God's Pleasure3. You Were Formed for God's Family 4. You Were Created to Become Like Christ5. You Were Shaped to Serve God6. You Were Made for a Mission

How to Get Into the Bible 

 

by Stephen M. Miller  (Author)

In today's media-driven culture, how do you introduce the Bible to people who are used to movies, comic books, and USA Today? You give them How to Get Into the Bible, a fast-paced, action-packed look at the main characters, events, and meanings of the Old and New Testament.

Using with the reader-friendly Contemporary English Version, this book makes it even easier for adults who are unfamiliar with the Bible to get into the Scriptures.

 

21 Principles of a Healthy Single Mom - Student Edition (21 Principles of a Healthy Single Mom DVD Bible Study) Women’s Study

 

 

The 21 Principles of a Healthy Single Mom Student Edition is for use with the 21 Principles of a Healthy Single Mom DVD Bible Study series (hope4singlemoms.com) This book is what every single mother going through a 21 Principles class will need. It contains free downloadable audio interviews with Kay Arthur, Dr. Charles Stanley etc, and discussion questions at the end of each Principle. To order the DVD Bible Study Kit, visit hope4singlemoms.com

 

Starting and Ending a Small Group (Lifeguide Bible Studies Series) 

 

by Dan Williams (Author)

This guide for group members and leaders lays out the steps needed to bring you through the critical first weeks into a healthy group life. A good group ends well too, and this guide will bring you to a satisfying conclusion.

Journey of the Adopted Self

 

by Rick Warren  (Author)

  

'The Spirit of God uses the Word of God to make us like the Son of God.'---Rick Warren in The Purpose Driven Life You were created to become like Christ. This is one of the five God-ordained purposes for your life described in The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren, and it's why studying the Bible is so important. The Bible's truths will transform you, aligning you with the character and ways of Jesus as you encounter him in the Scriptures. This easy-to-understand book shows you how to study the Bible Rick Warren's way. It gives you not just one, but twelve methods for exploring the riches of God's Word. At least one of them is exactly what you're looking for---an approach that's right for you, right where you're at. Simple step-by-step instructions guide you through the how-tos of the following methods:* Devotional * Chapter Summary * Character Quality * Thematic* Biographical * Topical * Word Study * Book Background * Book Survey* Chapter Analysis * Book Synthesis * Verse Analysis Thousands of individuals, small groups, churches, and seminary classes have used this practical manual to unlock the wonderful truths of Scripture. You can too. Written by America's pastor, Rick Warren, Rick Warren's Bible Study Methods will help you develop a customized approach to studying, understanding, and applying the Bible.

 

Stuck DVD-Based Study 

 

by Jennie Allen  (Author)

Do you feel stuck?

So many of us live stuck. Stuck in trying to seem perfect. Stuck in sadness. Stuck feeling numb. Stuck pursuing more stuff to make us happy. Stuck in something we can't even name. These stuck places often go unattended inside of us and they are shaping our lives more than we would like to think. We've been trying to fix this feeling with everything but...

God. He has a plan for these spaces inside of us, the places we feel broken, but we have to go to Him. Stuck is a journey to take an honest look at the fight going on inside, leading us to the God who has a plan to restore it, to restore us. Because as we realize that our stuck places are the very places that make us ache for God, we find Him waiting there for us with hope and freedom.

Study Kit Tools:

Study. The study guide uses projects, stories, and Bible study to engage the mind and heart. There are seven weeks of Bible study and an introductory session for your group.

See. Eight short but deep videos provide a starting place for meeting God and for transparent conversations. Each video is 8-12 minutes long.

Ask. Conversation cards offer questions for spontaneous and authentic discussion time. You choose the questions that speak to you.

Lead. The leader’s guide prepares you to lead this study and encourages you along the way.

Additional Stuck study guides can be purchased separately (ISBN: 9781418548742)

 

Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed: A Study of David (Member Book) Paperback – September 1, 2008

 

by Priscilla Shirer (Author) , Beth Moore (Author) , Kay Arthur (Author)

Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed: A Study of David - Member Book provides the participant experience for the women's Bible study taped at the 2007 Deeper Still conference featuring Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, and Kay Arthur. These three women explored their lives and the life of David in this six-session Bible study. The messages presented by these beloved authors are divided into three segments, two lessons from each author. Each segment focuses on the life of David at a different stage of his life: as a young man (sessions one and two by Priscilla Shirer), as a middle-aged man (sessions three and four by Beth Moore), and as a man facing the final third of his life (sessions five and six by Kay Arthur). You'll laugh with them, cry with them, and learn to love God with them.The Member Book includes: 6 weeks of interactive Bible study, Includes group leader helps.

 

Spiritual Disciplines Student Book (Learn It, Live It Bible Studies) 2003

 

 

Learn it , Live it series for bible studies

 

1 Corinthians (Life Application Bible Studies (NIV)

 

by Anonymous (Author)

The popular Life Application Bible Studies are available in the New Living Translation and, as here, in the New International Version. Each study provides an in-depth examination of a particular Bible book using the New Living Translation text and notes from the Life Application Study Bible. Charts, maps, and thirteen lessons, complete with questions and notes, are sure to challenge all who enjoy an application-oriented approach to Bible study.

 

Faith, Hope, and Luck Participant's Guide: Discover What You Can Expect from God

 

by Andy Stanley (Author)

Through this five-session small group Bible study, Hope, Faith and Luck, Andy Stanley unpacks the power of faith and the need for maintaining your confidence in Jesus Christ amid the ups and downs of daily life. Our faith in God often hinges on his activity---or inactivity---in our daily experiences. Sure, faith soars when our prayers are answered. When God's presence appears in an unmistakable way, our confidence in him is boosted. But when he doesn't come through, our confidence often wanes. It doesn't have to be that way though---and it's not supposed to be that way! This five-session small group study is guaranteed to transform your thinking about FAITH. As you listen or watch you will discover the difference between faith and hope. You will be presented with a definition of FAITH that will shed new light on both the Old and New Testaments. Andy explains what we can expect of God every time we come to him with a request. In addition, he exposes the flaws in what some have labeled The Faith Movement. Faith, Hope, and Luck is not just another group study. This content is foundational for everyone who desires to be an informed, active follower of Christ. This Participant Guide is filled with helpful discussion starters, video overviews, a helpful Leader's Guide and much more. It's designed to be used with the companion Faith, Hope and Luck DVD (sold separately). When used together they provide a powerful catalyst for spiritual growth. Sessions include: 1. Better Odds 2. Betting on Hope 3. Beating the Odds 4. No Dice 5. All In.

 

"Follow Me!" 

 

by Don Cousins  (Author) , Judson Poling  (Author)

'Follow me!' This is Jesus' command to every Christian. But how does someone follow Jesus today? How does he affect our relationships, our work, our finances? This guide completes the study of Matthew's gospel begun in the previous book in the Walking with God series, The Incomparable Jesus. You cannot remain the same after you see what Jesus has done for you---and you'll want to follow wherever he leads.

Friendship with God 

 

by Don Cousins (Author) , Judson Poling  (Author)

'Well, I go to church, but I wouldn't describe God as my best friend.' 'I want to feel closer to God, but I'm not sure how to get there.' Can you hear yourself in these statements? Do you know others who would? If so, this study is a great place to learn that God is a friend worth having. You'll discover in a fresh way the God who loves you. You'll see how he has sought you out, and that he really desires to know you as a friend. You'll also learn the basic tools for two-way communication with God. This study is the foundation for all the other lessons in the Walking with God series---and can be the beginning of a vital walk with God for you.

The Incomparable Jesus: Experiencing the Power of Christ: 13 Studies for Groups 

 

by Don Cousins (Author) , Judson Poling  (Author)

No one has been like Jesus in all of history. The work and words of God all center in him---from the prophecies that foreshadowed him, to his miraculous birth, to his unparalleled teaching, to his resurrection and ascension into heaven. Through an inductive study of Matthew 1--15 and other material, you'll discover the wonder and majesty as well as the tenderness and compassion of Jesus. This workbook can be used with the next book in the Walking with God series, 'Follow Me!' as a two-part study on the life of Christ. You'll cover all of Matthew and the entire life of Christ on earth---and profoundly deepen your knowledge and experience of the matchless Forgiver and King named Jesus.

Impacting Your World 

 

by Don Cousins (Author) , Judson Poling  (Author)

Do you have difficulty sharing Christ with others? Do you have a hard time telling them how they can come to know God personally? God wants to help you have an impact in their lives. He doesn't require you to resort to gimmicks or expect you to memorize pat answers to tough questions. In this guide you'll discover a variety of styles of evangelism, and you'll be able to determine the style that best fits you. This book completes the Walking with God series and provided practical helps to share your story...and his story...more effectively with others.

New Community Bible Study Series: Live Wisely James

 

by Bill Hybels (Author) , Kevin G. Harney (Contributor) & 1 more

In the labyrinth of life, we need practical and clear directions for making wise, Christ-honoring decisions. Which way do we go at the crossroads -- left, right, straight, or backtrack? What instructions does God offer to guide us along the way? The book of James offers a wonderfully practical collection of wisdom. Do you need to build perseverance? Overcome destructive desires? Build confidence as a follower of Christ? James gives clear guidance. Do you need instruction on using your words for good, and growing as a person of prayer? James has the answers. Dig into this book, and learn how to choose wise paths through life's maze.

New Community Bible Study Series: Stand Strong: 1 Peter

 

by Bill Hybels (Author) , Kevin G. Harney (Contributor) , Sherry Harney (Contributor)

The floodwaters of life are rising; the current races faster. You feel yourself slipping. You need a secure foothold . . . and you need it now! We have all experienced the heart-pounding feeling of losing our stability in the storms of life. We want to stand strong as followers of Christ, but the world presses against us with staggering force. Where can we find an unshakable foundation for life? In the book of 1 Peter, you and your small group will find a rock-solid basis for living in a precarious and uncertain world. God offers you hope, love, purpose, service, submission, and victory. You can stand strong against the flood as you anchor yourself to the bedrock of Jesus Christ.

New Community Bible Study Series: Find Freedom: Romans (New Community Knowing, Loving, Serving, Celebrating)

 

by Bill Hybels (Author) , Kevin G. Harney (Contributor) , Sherry Harney (Contributor)

Satisfy the deepest longing of your heart -- God made us to run, jump, dance, and celebrate absolute freedom. Yet too often we feel bound by past failures, sin, and guilt. What will it take for the shackles to fall to the ground? Where can we find a freedom that no one can ever take away? In the book of Romans, God points you to the path of freedom. You will discover an inexhaustible, heavenly power to break the chains that bind you. You'll find forgiveness for all moral failures, a new future where all things are made right, and the joy of living in community with God's people. In Romans, you will walk the road of freedom that will set you truly free!

New Community Bible Study Series: Colossians

 

by Bill Hybels (Author) , Kevin G. Harney (Contributor) , Sherry Harney (Contributor)

Our lives are like lumps of clay on a potter's wheel. Form, function, and beauty appear as God, the Potter, shapes us with his hands. He is in the business of molding our common lives -- even the ugly parts -- into something wonderful! In Colossians, you and your small group will discover how to place your lives in the secure hands of God. If you long to experience newness of life, this study will point the way. If you desire to see God mold and shape your spiritual life, home, workplace, church, and relationships, Colossians will teach you the pathway to a whole new you.

New Community Bible Study Series: Exodus 

 

by John Ortberg  (Author) , Kevin G. Harney (Contributor) , Sherry Harney (Contributor)

Consult the compass for the journey of your life. Life as a Christian is a journey -- a journey toward God. But how do you set your compass? How do you make sure that God is guiding your steps and that you are not being blown willy-nilly by life's shifting winds of circumstance? Turn to the book of Exodus and discover guidance and joy for your pilgrimage. You will grow to know God in a deeper, more personal way. You will learn to trust him more than ever before. You will discover who your fellow travelers are. And you will learn how to chart your course by the compass of God's will as you take the trip of your life.

 

New Community Bible Study Series: Acts: Build Community 

 

by John Ortberg  (Author) , Kevin G. Harney (Contributor) , Sherry Harney (Contributor)

Today, some people think of the church as a powerless institution made of ancient traditions and stuffy buildings. They're wrong! The church is the new community of God's people. It's filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. And it has as much to say to the world today as it did two thousand years ago. In Acts, you will discover that God wants to do a fresh work among his people by the power of the Holy Spirit. You will find the pathway to authentic community. You will learn how to grow as a worshiper. And you will deepen your passion to invite others into the fellowship of Christ-followers we call the church. Sound exciting? Let's rediscover church together!

 

Christian Disciplines: 12 Studies (Lifeguide Bible Studies) 

 

by Andrea Sterk (Author) , Peter L. Scazzero (Author)

These 12 lessons on the Christian disciplines are part of LifeGuide, a popular line of Bible study guides which provide solid biblical content and raise thought-provoking issues in an easy-to-lead format.

 

Thirty Discipleship Exercises: A Pathway to Christian Maturity (A Bible Study for Small Groups & Personal Ministry) 

 

by Charlie Riggs (Author)

No description provided.

 

 

Breaking the Code - Participant's Book: Understanding the Book of Revelation 

 

by Bruce M. Metzger (Author)

The book of Revelation contains passages of great beauty and comfort, as well as passages that strike the casual reader as bizarre, bewildering, and sometimes frightening.

How are readers today to discern God’s message in this peculiar part of the Bible? Breaking the Codeprovides a trustworthy guide to the rich symbolism of this important biblical book.

Noted biblical scholar Bruce M. Metzger presents the fruits of solid scholarship in a nonacademic style.Breaking the Code serves as a key for understanding this powerful and puzzling book from the first century of the Christian Era.

Prayer: An Adventure With God (Lifeguide Bible Studies) 

 

by David Healey (Author)

These 12 lessons on prayer focus on the example of eight Bible characters and are part of LifeGuide, a popular line of Bible study guides which provide solid biblical content and raise thought-provoking issues in an easy-to-lead format.

 

New Testament LessonMaker: Create Your Own Customized Bible Study on Any Passage in the New Testament - In Minutes! (1992)

 

by The Navigators (Author)

The New Testament LessonMaker allows you to pull together customized Bible studies quickly. Created by the developers of the bestselling Life Application Bible, LessonMaker provides:

• more than 18,000 questions from all 692 passage breakdowns of the NIV New Testament
• 4 types of questions for each passage
• "Ready to Go" questions for each passage 

Ideal for Bible study leaders, small-group leaders, and pastors, this resource is indexed for easy reference.

Growing Strong in God's Family: A Course in Personal Discipleship to Strengthen Your Walk with God (The 2:7 Series) (2011)

 

by The Navigators (Producer)

 

This first book in The 2:7 Series is designed to help you build a strong foundation for your Christian life through enriching Bible study, Scripture memory, and group interaction.

With its biblical and practical approach to discipleship, this workbook will yield long-term, life-changing results, such as: 

• A closer relationship with God 
• A keener sense of priorities 
• Renewed concern for non-Christian friends 
• A growing camaraderie within your study group 

Faithful, Abundant, True - Member Book (2010) (Women’s Studies)

 

by Beth Moore  (Author) , Priscilla Shirer (Author) , Kay Arthur (Author)

The Member Book is a versatile study guide for this women's Bible study that can be used in a retreat setting or for a seven-session study. Each teacher provides two weeks of study in a brief format that will take most women 15 to 30 minutes daily. As a bonus, Faithful, Abundant, and True Member Book includes a partnership with HomeLife Magazine in which each of the three speakers' section also includes an article from HomeLife that illustrates faithfulness, abundance, and truth.

Life Principles for Following Christ (Following God Character Series) (2004)

 

by Richard Shepherd  (Author)

How Do You Visualize Christ?

When we think of Jesus Christ, we conjure up different images. Sometimes we see Christ as a sacrificial lamb, while at other times we see him as the conquering King of kings, the great I AM! Sometimes, we see Jesus as the gentle master-teacher or Rabbi, while other images picture a warrior ready to do battle with His enemies. Life Principles for Following Christ looks at Christ in both the Old and New testament (paradoxes and all) and shows how Scriptures unveils a complete portrait of rare value, a picture of God Himself, revealing His holiness, His love, His power, and His awesome plans and purpose for man. 

This latest installment in the Following God line of Bible studies can be seen as a collection of twelve portraits of Christ- portraits that reveal Jesus in His multifaceted Glory, view Him in His magnificent beauty, and allow us to experience Him in the magnitude of His Power. Each portrait expresses something unique about His person and His work. Each conveys an avenue of worship and surrender, a point of love and adoration, and a path of obedience to follow. 

In the pages of this book, you will find answers to such questions as:

* What was God's purpose in creating mankind in the first place? What role does Christ play in this purpose?

* For what purposes did the Angel of the Lord appear in the Old testament? What does the occasional, ancient appearance of this "Angel" have to do with Jesus of Nazareth?

* Are you looking to God as your Prophet, Priest, and King?

* Christ is pictured in various scriptures as the "Lamb of God." What does the picture of a lowly lamb have to do with the purposes and plans of God? How can God be the lamb and the Good Shepherd at the same time?

* What role did prayer play in Christ's earthly ministry? How does the praying ministry of Christ affect us today?

The Touch of the Master's Hand (Topical Bible Study Series, Life Lessons With Max Lucado) 1999

 

by Max Lucado  (Author)

God loves you just the way you are, but he refuses to leave you that way.  He wants you to be just like Jesus.

Join Max in this challenging new topical Bible study based on his bestselling book, Just Like Jesus.  Excellent for personal, small-group, or classroom settings.  You, too can learn to be just like Jesus.

 

 

 

Study Methods : Experiencing the Power of God's Word (Willow Creek Bible 101 Series) May 2004

 

by Kathy Dice  (Author)

Just as a carpenter needs the right tools to do accurate work, you need certain tools to do fruitful Bible study. This guide will help you learn how to use concordances, dictionaries and other resources. You will practice key study methods--word study, character study and so on--that will reveal the truths of God's Word. With these tools and methods at hand you will handle God's Word with confidence and anticipation.

Cover to Cover : Getting the Bible's Big Picture (Willow Creek Bible 101 Series) July 2000

 

by Gerry Mathisen  (Author)

What do we have to gain from those long Old Testament sections on the law? What about all that history? What can we learn from Paul's letters to the church in the New Testament? By introducing each of the major sections of Scripture, this guide helps us gain perspective on the whole message of God's Word.

Parables & Prophecy : Unlocking the Bible's Mysteries (Willow Creek Bible 101 Series) July 2000

 

by Bill Donahue  (Author)

Some portions of the Bible appear mysterious and hard to understand. When we read prophecy, we wonder how it applies to us today. When we read a parable, several meanings may come to mind. How do we know which is correct? Poetry and proverbs may seem obscure. The letters to churches don't seem to connect to us. How do we read each of these types of Bible literature in a way that is both faithful to the text and authoritative for our lives? This guide points the way.

 

 

Times & Places : Picturing the Events of the Bible (Willow Creek Bible 101 Series) July 2000

 

by Michael Redding  (Author)

Sometimes when you see a place for the first time your whole perspective on it changes. That is just as true for our understanding the Bible as it is in other aspects of our lives today. This guide helps you picture the places referred to in the Bible and to work through a time line of important events. As you fill out your mental image of these important places and times, your understanding will grow.

Personal Devotion: Taking God's Word to Heart (Willow Creek Bible 101 Series) July 2000

 

by Kathy Dice  (Author)

God's Word is alive. It was written to produce transformation in our lives. As we pray and meditate over it, memorize favorite passages, and respond in obedience, it will speak to our lives. This guide shows us how to tap the riches of Scripture in our devotional times.

Interpretation : Discovering the Bible for Yourself (Willow Creek Bible 101 Series) May 2000

 

by Judson Poling  (Author)

You read the Bible to understand. But how do you know that you are really getting the intended meaning? This Bible 101 study guide by Judson Poling outlines essential principles for finding the meaning of God's Word through inductive study. You'll learn to look at context and culture, and then to apply God's truth to your own life. You'll understand what the Bible says to you, here and now.

Great Themes: Understanding the Bible's Core Doctrines (Willow Creek Bible 101 Series) May 2000

 

by Michael Redding  (Author)

From cover to cover, key themes can be traced through the stories and teachings of Scripture. Creation, sin, salvation, sanctification and community--these are the themes that make up the essentials of our faith. As we understand the place of these doctrines in Scripture, we will better understand God's good news for our lives and his church today.

Foundations: How We Got Our Bible (Willow Creek Bible 101 Series) May 2000

 

by Bill Donahue  (Author)

How did the Bible come into existence? Why and how were these books chosen? How do we know that the Bible we hold today is reliable? This guide gives you the foundational information you need to read the Bible as a trustworthy source for your life.

You'll Get Through This Paperback – September 10, 2013

 

by Max Lucado  (Author)

Joseph’s pit came in the form of a cistern. Yours came in the form of a diagnosis, a foster home, or a traumatic injury. Joseph was thrown into a hole and despised. And you? Thrown into an unemployment line and forgotten, into a divorce and betrayed, into a bed and abused. The pit. Life is reduced to one quest: to get out and never get hurt again. Not simply done. Pits have no easy exit. Joseph’s story got worse before it got better. Abandonment led to enslavement, entrapment, and imprisonment. He was sucker-punched. Sold out. Mistreated. People made promises only to break them. Offered gifts only to take them. If hurt is a swampland, then Joseph was sentenced to a life of hard labor in the Everglades. Yet he never gave up. Bitterness never staked its claim. Anger never metastasized into hatred. His heart never hardened; resolve never vanished. He not only survived; he thrived. By the end of his life, Joseph was the second most powerful man of his generation. His life offers this lesson: in God’s hands, intended evil becomes ultimate good. Joseph would be the first to tell you, life in the pit stinks. Yet, for all its rottenness, doesn’t the pit do this much? It forces you to look upward. Someone from up there must come down here and give you a hand. God did for Joseph. And at the right time, in the right way, he will do the same for you.

 

 

Honor Begins at Home The Courageous Bible Study by Michael Catt, Stephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick [LifeWay Christian Resources, 2011] (Paperback) Paperback 2011 DVD Study

 

This study based on the movie COURAGEOUS will take individuals and small groups deeper into biblical truths for a godly family, exploring topics such as redeeming your history, walking with integrity, winning and blessing the hearts of your children, and more. It allows spouses to study together and make new commitments as parents. It also helps build family and group relationships.

Courageous Movie Event License DVD Study

 

 

Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes and their partners are confident and focused, standing up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.

When tragedy strikes home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, fears, faith and fathering. Can a new found urgency help these dads draw closer to God ... and to their children?

SPECIAL FEATURES
- The Making of Courageous
- Commentary by the Kendrick Brothers
- Deleted Scenes
- Outrageous - Outtakes & Bloopers
- Courageous in 60 seconds
- Heart of Courageous
- The Story of My Father

Collector's Features
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Subtitles: English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, French, Vietnamese, German, Korean
- Casting Crowns "Courageous" Music Video
- A Church of Prayer
- The Importance of Fathers
- Role of a Lifetime: Rev. Daniel Simmons
- Mark Willard: Ministering Through Music
- Erin Bethea: Serving Behind the Scenes
- Sherwood Pictures Retrospective
- Sherwood Volunteers
- Plus, Ministry & Resource Videos to guide your next steps!

 

Taking Responsibility for Your Life: Because Nobody Else Will DVD-ROM

 

by Andy Stanley (Author)

In this four-session small group Bible study DVD, Andy Stanley shows you how to take authentic responsibility for the things in your life. RESPONSIBILITIES. We all have them. But we don't all take them as seriously as we ought to. Wouldn't it be great, though, if we all took responsibility for the things we are responsible for? Wouldn't it be great if you took responsibility for everything you're responsible for? It's time to stop the finger pointing and excuse-making and to remove the 'ir' in irresponsible. In this four-session small group Bible study, Stanley tells us it's time to ask ourselves, 'Am I REALLY taking responsibility for my life?' This DVD features six sessions with 15-20 minutes of live teaching from Andy Stanley. It's designed for use with Taking Responsibility for Your Life Participant Guide (sold separately). When used together they provide a powerful catalyst for spiritual growth. Session include: 1. Let the Blames Begin 2. The Disproportionate Life 3. This Is No Time to Pray 4. Embracing Your Response Ability.

 

 

S.H.A.P.E.: Finding and Fulfilling Your Unique Purpose for Life Paperback/ DVD Study

 

by Erik Rees  (Author)

Rick Warren's bestselling book The Purpose Driven Life describes God's five purposes for every Christian. Now Erik Rees helps you discover God's unique purpose for your life based on the way God has shaped you. He made you marvelously unique for a reason. Tap into that reason and into the secrets of your own deeply personal makeup---the remarkable ensemble of passions, talents, experiences, temperament, and spiritual gifts that work together to make you who you are---and you'll discover the path to a life of unimagined purpose, impact, and fulfillment. In this eye-opening, empowering, and liberating book, Rees shows you how to uncover God's most powerful and effective means of advancing his kingdom on earth: your own irreplaceable, richly detailed personal design. Based on the purpose of ministry outlined in The Purpose Driven Life, this inspiring guidebook gives you the tools to: Unlock your God-given potential Uncover your specific Kingdom Purpose Unfold a kingdom plan for your life Filled with Scripture and real-life stories, S.H.A.P.E. presents a series of challenges that will guide you through the process of discovering your personal blend of Spiritual Gifts: A set of special abilities that God has given you to share his love and serve others. Heart: The special passions God has given you so that you can glorify him on earth. Abilities: The set of talents God gave you when you were born, which he also wants you to use to make an impact for him. Personality: The special way God wired you to navigate life and fulfill your unique Kingdom Purpose. Experiences: Those parts of your past, both positive and painful, which God intends to use in great ways. It's all here: insights that can change the way you look at yourself and how you live your life and practical guidance for applying them. Discover how to apply your amazing array of personal attributes in ways that bring confidence, freedom, clarity, and significance that can only come from your Creator.

THE PASSION...THE PURPOSE & PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST Paperback/ DVD Study

No image

by PASTOR TOM HOLLADAY & PASTOR LANCE WITT (Author)

No description

The Hole in Our Gospel Six Week Quest (Boxed Kit) Includes What Does God Expect of Us; Interactive Study Guide Sessions for Groups, Personal Action Journal; Quick Start Guide; Learning DVD Paperback – January 1, 2010

 

by Based on the Book by Richard Stearns (Author)

This radical, eye-opening series challenges churches to involve their members in 42 days of action-oriented awareness and one soul-searching question on poverty and injustice from World Vision U.S. president Richard Stearns, "What does God expect of us?"

Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God, Revised and Expanded Paperback – September 1, 2008 DVD Study

 

by Henry Blackaby (Author) , Richard Blackaby  (Author) & 1 more

The Experiencing God ministry is even more vibrant today than when it began. As it continues to rise, and the world continues to change, theExperiencing God book has been revised and expanded with more than seventy percent of its material newly written. A modern classic that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Experiencing God is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach us how to develop a true relationship with the Creator.

The Accountability Connection 

 

by Matt Friedeman  (Author)

The flaw with self-help is right in its name, Self. An accountability group can be the cheering section you've been looking for. And Friedeman offers clear, simple steps for getting started.

 

Cracking Da Vinci's Code –

 

 

 

Dr. James L. Garlow (Author), Peter Jones (Author)

The Da Vinci Deception 

 

by Erwin Lutzer (Author)

Was Jesus really married to Mary Magdalene? Did they actually have children who intermarried with the French royal family? Has the church been hiding the truth for centuries? In his best-selling work of fiction, The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown blurs the lines between history and fiction, giving the impression they are one and the same and that Christianity is based on a lie. In The Da Vinci Deception, Erwin Lutzer, renowned theologian and pastor of the world-famous Moody Church in Chicago, examines the "facts" behind the best-selling novel, clarifies the issues involved in the deception, and equips readers with the truth. Mass paper edition includes study guide.

How to Lead Small Groups (LifeChange) 

 

by Neal McBride (Author)

Whether you are a veteran or a new small-group leader, this book has the leadership skills, tools, and information you need.

This leader's resource can work with Bible study, fellowship, support, or task groups.

Topics include:

• defining your group's purpose
• stimulating healthy fellowship
• handling conflict
• evaluating your group
• asking great questions

 

The Case for Christ: A Six-Session Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus Multimedia DVD Study

 

by Lee Strobel (Author) , Garry Poole  (Author)

In this six-session small group Bible study DVD, The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel uses his experience as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune to interview experts about the evidence for Christ from the fields of science, philosophy, and history. Teacher? Revolutionary? Messiah? Son of God? Who is Jesus of Nazareth? In the award-winning book The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel uses his experience as a tough-minded reporter to investigate history's most controversial figure. Skeptics dismiss the Jesus of the Gospels by claiming there is no evidence in the case for Christ. Lee Strobel disagrees. The former legal journalist and one-time atheist knows how to ask tough questions. His own search for the truth about Jesus led him to faith in Christ. Now Strobel invites you to retrace with him the steps in that journey. Using this DVD, along with the six-session companion Participant Guide (sold separately) you will follow Strobel on a quest for the truth about Jesus. Rejecting easy answers, you will sift through fascinating historical evidence as you weigh expert testimony. In the end, you may very well see Jesus in a compelling new way -- and, like Strobel, fin your life transformed. Knowing that the credibility of any story hinges on solid facts, Strobel challenges scholars to back up their opinions with compelling evidence and cogent arguments in order to put the case for Christ to the test. Sessions include: 1. The Investigation of a Lifetime 2. Eyewitness Evidence 3. Evidence Outside of the Bible4. Analyzing Jesus 5. Evidence for the Resurrection 6. Reaching the Verdict.

 

 

 

 

Twisting the Truth Participant's Guide: Learning to Discern in a Culture of Deception DVD Study

 

by Andy Stanley  (Author)

Join Andy Stanley for Twisting the Truth, a six-session small group Bible study developed to help you and your group understand how truth can get twisted and distorted, and how that impacts your life. Throughout the study Stanley exposes four destructive and all-too-prevalent lies about authority, pain, sex, and sin. They're deceptions powerful enough to ruin our relationships, our lives, even our eternities---but only if we let them. With his gift for straight, to-the-heart communication, Andy Stanley helps us exchange falsehoods for truths that can turn our lives completely around. This Participant Guide is filled with helpful discussion starters, video overviews, space for writing down thoughts, a helpful Leader's Guide and much more. It's designed to be used with the companion Twisting the Truth DVD (sold separately) which features six 10-15 minute live teaching sessions from Andy Stanley. Sessions include: 1. The Sound of Deception 2. All Is Not as It Seems3. Says Who? 4. Facing Forward5. It's Only Physical 6. It's No Mistake.

 

Parenting your Teenager 4 part DVD Bible Study Set

 

Les Parrott Bluefish Workbook

 

No description provided.

 

Love & Respect Workbook: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs DVD Study

 

by Emerson Eggerichs  (Author)

Based upon Ephesians 5:33 and extensive biblical and psychological research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs reveals the power of unconditional respect and how husbands and wives can reap the benefits of marriage that God intended.