Is it possible to have a great marriage? Craig Groeschel believes so, but it's not likely if you treat marriage like everyone else does. From This Day Forward is a five-session small group Bible study by Craig and Amy Groeschel walking through 5 commitments to a great marriage. The sessions are: Seek God, Fight Fear, Have Fun, Stay Pure, and Never Give Up. In many wedding ceremonies the couple will say the words, “From This Day Forward.” This declaration and attitude brings a hope-filled perspective that honors God. This study approaches marriage form a different perspective and makes specific serious commitments to build a healthy and lasting God-honoring marriage. The Study Guide is designed to be used in conjunction with the DVD study. Each participant needs a copy.
Developing the Leader Within You
This is a 6-week study for men and women. #1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell explains how true leadership works and makes it accessible to everyone. You will discover the biblical foundation for leadership that John has used as a pastor and business leader for more than forty years. These same principles and practices are available for everyday leaders in every walk of life. You will learn:
➭ The True Definition of Leader. “Leadership is influence. That’s it. Nothing more; nothing less.”
➭ The traits that are the raw materials of leadership can be acquired. Link them up with desire, and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader.
➭ The Difference between Management and Leadership. Inspiring others to do better work is the accomplishment of a leader. God has called every believer to influence others, to be salt and light.
Goliath Must Fall
Pastor Louie Giglio examines the story of David and Goliath to reveal how we must slay the giants of fear, rejection, complacency, anxiety, anger, and addiction in our lives. The six-session video study shows how the key to living free from our giants is not better slingshot accuracy, but keeping our eyes on the one and only giant-slayer: Jesus. Put your hope in him, and watch Goliath fall.
Let It Go
A 6-week video-based study by Karen Ehman that addresses how woman are wired and how to walk in faith. She teaches women to let the issues of life go and let God take control. She talks about:
➭ Letting God have his Job back in your life.
➭ Combating the “Me First” Mentality.
➭ Pursuing the “Appearance” of Perfection.
➭ Practicing the Art of Soul Control.
A 5-week video-based study by Craig Groeshel that addresses how toxic relationships, thoughts and behavior quietly compromise our values and become spiritual burdens that weigh down our souls. As we are empowered to recognize these toxins, we can then become liberated form these weights to live more committed to Christ.
Has someone violated your trust, broken your heart, left you wondering if you can experience intimacy again? Beyond Boundaries, by bestselling author Dr. John Townsend, is a six-session, video-based study with participant’s guide that takes participants through the process of trusting and opening up to love again. Starting over is not easy, but with some work, participants can rediscover the intimacy they were created to enjoy.
We all know what it feels like to have life disappoint us and not work out as we’d hoped. We all know what it’s like to long for something different, something better, something more. The Comeback celebrates new beginnings. It offers encouragement and perspective, and it’s for you if you feel frustrated or confused, if you’re sorrowing or in pain, if you’ve made mistakes or are grieving, if you’re disappointed or feel as though life doesn’t make sense. The good news is that God is in the business of giving fresh starts to people. He gives hope to the hopeless. Direction to the directionless. Help to those who need help. God is always good, all the time, and God’s plans will always prevail, even when our plans don’t. God already knows what the solutions are. No matter what kind of disappointment or grief or pain or trouble or heartache you encounter, God always offers a new beginning, a change of heart, or a powerful spiritual turnaround. God offers the way forward, and his pathways are always good. Your current circumstances will not get the final say in your life. God is the God of the comeback, no matter what kind of challenge you’re facing.
Fruits of the Spirit
Robert Strand believes that an understanding of the qualities of a Christian deserve a close look. To that end, Strand has developed a nine-book study series on the fruits of the spirit, emphasizing not only that a properly-balanced Christian life must include love, joy, peace, patience, etc., but that God will judge us on our willingness to incorporate them into our daily walk. Written in Strand's famous storytelling style, each book in the series includes study questions and special insights
In this 6 session video-based study, Andy Stanley challenges us to stop flirting with disaster and establish some personal guardrails. This study shows you how to establishing guardrails in your friendship, your finances, your marriage, and other important life area.
The topics that will be covered are: Direct and Protect, Why can’t we be friends? Flee Baby Flee! Me and the MRS, The Consumption Assumption and Once and for All.
Go Fish: General
We've all heard them. "It was this big." "You should have seen the one that got away." People love to tell stories of their fishing adventures. When it comes to faith, however, most people clam up. Why is it we can't talk about what God has done in our life as naturally as we can spin fishing tales? This companion study guide to the six-part DVD is complete with a leader's guide and six lessons, including conversation-starting exercises, discussion questions, and application steps. Let’s Go Fishing… Andy Stanley
Who is Jesus?: General
Have you or someone you know ever wondered about whether Jesus was truly who he claimed to be in the Bible? Is he truly God or just a good teacher? Is he truly a friend or just a judgmental foe? Is he the way to God or just a way among many? In Louis Giglio's 5-session Bible Study, Who Is Jesus?, you will explore these and other questions. Designed to be used in conjunction with the DVD study, this Who Is Jesus? Study Guide is to be used in your small group gathering and at home for between-session personal study. Each session consists of the following sections: Welcome, Share, Watch, Discuss, Respond, and Prayer. In Who Is Jesus?, pastor Louie Giglio shows how God has called Christians to be storytellers of his grace, sharing the message of salvation through their own personal testimony and example.
The Smart Step Family
Leading expert Ron L. Deal reveals the seven fundamental steps to blended family success and provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues you face as a stepfamily. Whether married or soon-to-be married, you'll discover how to communicate effectively and solve the everyday puzzles of stepchildren relationships. This revised and expanded edition has updated research and two new chapters with more real-world advice on stepsibling relationships and later-life stepfamilies.
In Unexpected, beloved author Christine Caine helps us walk into the life God has for us—unknowns and all. Using dramatic examples from her own journey, Christine offers real-life strategies and biblical inspiration to help us move from fear and worry about ourselves to hope and trust in God. As we learn new ways to manage disappointment, strengthen our hearts, and build our faith, we can enjoy a new adventure with God that is more fulfilling than any day we spend trying to anticipate what will happen next.
In this FIVE-SESSION Video-based Bible Study, Christine Caine awakens you to biblical truths that will challenge you to discover and to do what God has called you to do. Using her own dramatic story, she shows how God rescued her from a life of being unnamed, unwanted, and unqualified, so that she, in turn, could rescue others. Join Christine and discover that God will equip you for everything he calls you to do. The sessions are: The Call, Be the Love, Be the Hope, Be the Challenge, and The Challenge.
Keep It Shut
A six-session Women’s study that explores how to control the tongue. The author gives practical, Bible-based steps for knowing what to say, how to say it, and when to refrain from saying it by featuring the lives/words of Bible characters.
An 8-week DVD Bible study by Andy Stanley that reveals how Jesus’ invitation is an invite to relationship. Religion says, “Change and you can join us.” Jesus says, “Join us and you will change.” Christianity is about doing what Jesus says, but Jesus’ request is simply, “Follow Me.” And this study will show you how.
Twisting the Truth
A 6-week video-based study by Andy Stanley which exposes four destructive lies about authority, pain, sex, and sin. This study helps us understand how truth in these areas can get so twisted/distorted that it can ruin our relationships, life & even effect eternity. Stanley talks straight to the heart revealing falsehoods & truths in: The Sound of Deception, All Is Not as It Seems, Says Who?, Facing Forward, It’s Only Physical, and It’s No Mistake.
Love, Sex and Dating
A 5-week video-based study by Andy Stanley that explores the challenges, assumptions, and land mines associated with love, sex, and dating in the 21st century. Best of all, he offers the most practical and uncensored advice about healthy Christian relationships that you will ever hear on this topic. Not for the faint of heart, he challenges Single Christ-followers to step up and set a new standard for this generation!
A 6-week video-based study by Craig Groeschel who addresses spiritual disciplines that identify how our overstressed, overwhelmed, over-tired culture has redefined what it means to live a “normal lifestyle.” He shares a Christ-centered philosophy on practical every day stuff (i.e., money, schedules, purity) to help you become conscious of and break free from the ruts of society’s norms to live according to the grace and truth of God’s Kingdom.
Fight: Winning the Battles that Matter Most
A 5-week DVD study for men, to help you uncover who you really are. You are a man created in the image of God. You can stand up and fight for what's right with a warrior’s heart. Find the strength to fight the battles that determine the state of your heart, the quality of your marriage, and the spiritual health of your family. You'll become a man who knows how to fight for what's right with faith, prayer, and the Word of God.
Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith
This exciting small group bible study establishes the biblical case for five things God uses to grow an unshakable faith in you. Imagine how different your outlook on life would be if you had absolute confidence that God was with you. Imagine how differently you would respond to difficulties, temptations, and even good things if you knew with certainty that God was in all of it and was planning to leverage it for good. In other words, imagine what it would be like to have PERFECT faith. In this new small group bible study, Andy Stanley builds a biblical case for five things God uses to grow BIG faith.
Sessions include: Big Faith, Practical Teaching, Providential Relationships, Private Disciplines, Personal Ministry, Pivotal Circumstances.
Transforming Your 7 Primal Needs into a Powerful Spiritual Life - is a 8 session video-based study that helps you deal with seven deeply felt needs so you can move forward in your journey toward Christian maturity.
Patrick Morley is on an exciting path to spiritual transformation! He is leading you to fresh encounters with God's Word. He helps men discover his biblical, practical, and motivating plan to leave spiritual mediocrity behind and live a life of purpose and power. Morley endeavors to show the difference between a successful Christian man and an unsuccessful Christian man. He states that men have a primal need to "believe that my life has a purpose and life is not random". Man Alive is a page turner that will change how you think about yourself and show you how to experience greater fulfillment in life.
How to Be Rich
A 5 session video-based study, Andy Stanley provides considerable food for thought as he seeks to change your mind about your resources. It's not about how much stuff you have, it's about what you do with what you have. Most of us don't think we're rich. We think that since we worry about paying bills, and wonder how we'll pay for large expenses that we're not wealthy, we're only average. We say to ourselves, "If I had just a little bit more, then I'd feel less anxious about my situation." However, the reality is that even millionaires worry, and wish for more. There's no end to "having enough." What we need is a shift in our perception about wealth.
Every Man's Battle: Men
Today's media bombards men with sexual images and temptation, so it's no wonder that "sexual addiction" is on the rise---even within the church. In this compassionate brother-to-brother guide, Arterburn and Stoeker tackle this serious problem head-on, offering a practical battle plan for men---married or single---who desire to live by God's standard.
Shaken: Discovering your True Identity: Young Adults/Adults
Life is not easy. We all experience the ups and downs life - wins and losses. The world does not define you, but it certainly does try to and often, we let it. God has already defined us and because our identities are secure, we don't have to ride the roller coaster of life. The Shaken Bible Study is a 4-session study with Tim Tebow who has ridden the highs and lows in his NFL journey and learned what it means to be grounded in who you are no matter what life throws your way.The study is divided into four sessions, and each session opens with a big idea; offers a set of in-depth discussion questions drawn from the DVD, the Bible, and the book, Shaken; and closes with a prayer. The "Individual Reflection, Study, and Action" portion is meant for you to study on your own if you are using this guide in a group setting. The Companion DVD (not included and sold-separately) consists of four 9- to 12-minute sessions that are designed to be used with this study guide and Shaken.
The Storm Inside: Women
This study pack includes both the DVD study and the companion study guide. In The Storm Inside, an 8-session, video-based small group Bible study, popular teacher and author Sheila Walsh encourages you to trust God even when you are in the midst of chaotic storms. The companion study guide will lead you and your group deeper into the teachings with session-by-session discussion topics, personal reflection, and between-session studies. In this video-based study by Sheila Walsh, she unpacks the stories of women from the Bible to show you that you, too, can overcome the lies of the enemy and live as the daughter of the King, even in the midst of daily storms.
Leading and Loving: Men
It's one of the most confusing issues men face: what does it look like to lead your family? Should you be assertive and in-charge? Or should you be the strong, silent type? And what if your wife has more God-given leadership ability than you do? Should you defer to her? Where does a man go to acquire his methods and techniques for leading his family? To his father and mother? To friends? To television and the movies? In six sessions packed with insight, Dr. Bruce Wilkinson explains why there's only one reliable source for learning how to lead your family -- the Bible! As you encounter these down-to-earth, biblically-based principles on the husband's role, you'll quickly see how the man's leadership abilities directly impact every other aspect of the marriage and the family. This workbook, along with the DVD kit, is all you need to discover the truth about your own marriage -- and to begin now to lead your marriage with confidence and success.