It’s crazy if you think about it. The God of the universe loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn’t working harder at a list of do’s and don’ts—it’s falling in love with God.
The Crazy Love Study Resource helps you and your small group to dive deeper into God’s love. A companion to the best-selling Crazy Love book by Francis Chan, this 10-week study follows a day-in-the-life of Francis in the form of ten, 10-minute segments that correspond to each chapter of Crazy Love. These thought-provoking teachings are designed to spark discussion, interaction, and practical application of the Crazy Love message with small groups.
|Young Adults||Book Purchase||In-Person|
MIRACLES OF JESUS
Miracles of Jesus explores all four Gospels with teaching from Jennie Allen, Bianca Juárez Olthoff, Jada Edwards, and Sadie Robertson. Discover the ways Jesus healed, provided for, calmed, and resurrected the people he encountered. This seven-session study is about believing in the power of God who can accomplish anything. There’s nothing too big or too small for us to bring to him.
When we take time to learn about the overflowing kindness Jesus demonstrated to all kinds of people through miracles during his time on earth, we realize that he is radically generous, compassionate, and honoring toward all people. As you watch teaching from the places in Israel where Jesus performed miracles and dig into God’s Word, you will end the study in awe of the Messiah who relentlessly seeks, saves, and restores us.
|Women’s||Study Guide Purchase – download||Online Study|
GRIEFSHARE: Grieving with Hope
Practical and straightforward, yet warm and compassionate, Grieving with Hope clarifies the popular misconception that people move through stages of grief. This will be an encouragement to many, as grieving people often think something is wrong with them when their grief doesn’t proceed neatly through stages. The reality is that grieving people jump back and forth between different emotions, sometimes wrestling with multiple emotions at once. This book is packed with short, biblically-based, gospel-centered, topical chapters addressing the issues grieving people face but are often hesitant to mention to others. It helps readers accurately interpret the message their emotions are sending them and gently guides them to determine whether they’re grieving in a way that leads to hope and ultimate healing. Developed from interviews with over 30 well respected Christian counselors, teachers, and authors, as well as numerous personal testimonies, Grieving with Hope helps the bereaved discover how hope and peace are available amidst their heartache and pain.
|Worship/Prayer||Book & Study Guide Purchase||In-Person Study|
Go through the story of the prodigal son and discuss common “P” descriptions applied to men in our society today.
Topics that may be covered: Prodigal, Proud, Procrastinator, Patriarch, Provider, Protector, and Practical
Time: 8pm – 10pm
EARLY MORNING MEN’S GROUP
Start your week off on a positive note! Join this men’s group led by Pastor James!
In this five-session video-based small group Bible study, pastor and bestselling author Craig Groeschel explores the life of Samson, helping you to uncover who you really are – a man created with a warrior’s heart in the image of God- and how to stand up and fight for what’s right.
Find the strength to fight the battles you know you need to fight – the ones that determine the state of your heart, the quality of your marriage, and the spiritual health of your family. The battles that make you dependent on God as the source of your strength. The battles that make you come alive.
Craig looks at the life of Samson, showing you how much we have in common with this guy. Things didn’t work out so well for him in the end. But by looking at his life, you’ll learn how to defeat the demons that make strong men weak. You’ll become who God made you to be–a man who knows how to fight for what’s right.
Learn how to fight with faith, with prayer, and with the Word of God. Then, when your enemy begins to attack, fight for the righteous cause that God gave you. Draw a line in the sand. Make your enemy pay. Make sure he gets the message. Don’t cross a warrior. Don’t mess with this man of God. Come out fighting.
And don’t show up for this fight unarmed. Use the weapons God gave you, and you’ll win. Can you feel it? It’s inside you. It’s time to fight like a man.
|Men’s||Study Guide Purchase||In-Person Study|
BEFORE AMEN (BY MAX LUCADO)
We all pray . . . some. We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out. When the marriage is falling apart. But wouldn’t we like to pray . . . more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency?
Link to Study: Before Amen
COMMUNITY: STARTING WELL (BY ANDY STANLEY)
You cannot grow spiritually unless you’re connected relationally.
Why is community so important to your spiritual life? God designed us that way. He wants to use other people to grow us and he wants to use us to grow other people.
|Mixed||Study Guide Purchase||In-Person|
What is the difference between an ordinary life…and one life with courage?
Imagine a life without worry-a life with more joy and wonder. What dreams could you make come true? Is it possible to live fully and confidently, free from the burden of trying too hard? Join popular author and dynamic speaker Nicole Unice in this eight-week study based on her book Brave Enough, and discover the courage to be who you are, not who you wish you were.
As you laugh and learn with Nicole each week, you’ll see that bravery doesn’t have to mean cliff diving out of your comfort zone. Life is about being brave enough-for yourself, for God, for your relationships, and calling right where he’s placed you. The Brave Enough study will lead you on a journey beyond worry and into the abundant life God has planned for you.
|Women’s||Free Study Guide||Book Purchase|
RACE AND THE GOSPEL
Ephesians 2:11–16 carries unique importance regarding an issue that has plagued American churches since the conception of America itself—racism. The doubt and frustration surrounding current conversations about race and ethnicity provoke questions like, “Why do we keep bringing racism up?” “Isn’t race just a social construct?” and “Isn’t there just one race—the human race?” However, our nation has come to a turning point where many Christians can no longer ignore racial tensions or use simplistic responses to deflect from the complexity of our country’s racial problem. As those who follow Jesus, Christians have the unique opportunity to enter into—rather than shy away from—conversations about race and reconciliation in light of the hope of the gospel.
In this five-part series, pastors Bryan Loritts and Matt Chandler use Paul’s words in Ephesians to address race, racism, and injustice.
FREE Study Guide Download
Darren Whitehead deepens our practice of praise by uncovering the true meaning behind the seven Hebrew words for “praise.” Then Chris Tomlin shares insights into the stories behind his worship songs including “How Great is Our God”, “Holy Is the Lord”, “I Lift my Hands”, and “Good Good Father.”
|Worship/Prayer||Study Guide Purchase||In-Person Study|
MORE TO YOUR STORY
Carpools and car crashes. Job changes and joint custody. Life can feel overwhelming and inconsequential at times. But there’s more to your story than the chaos, confusion, and clutter of daily life.
Above us and around us God directs a grand saga, written by his hand, orchestrated by his will, unveiled according to his calendar. When you’re part of this story, your life has purpose, you recognize your value, and you discover your unique path. In this six-session video-based curriculum, Max Lucado guides you through the events of the New Testament to show you that there’s more to your story than you ever imagined.
|Christian Living||Study Guide Purchase||In-Person Study|
God desires each of his children to follow his call. But sometimes the battles we fight for God’s kingdom defy our expectations, leading us to trust him more deeply. A faithful warrior for Christ will choose obedience over personal glory, humility instead of pride, and truth spoken with grace.
In this five-session series with Bianca Juárez Olthoff, explore the story of Deborah, Barak, and Jael and discover what being a warrior for God looks like.
|Women’s||Free Online Study Guide||Online Study|
GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD
Are your thoughts holding you captive? Jennie Allen knows what it’s like to swirl in a spiral of destructive thoughts, such as I’ll never be good enough. Other people have better lives than I do. God couldn’t really love me. But Jennie also knows we don’t have to stay stuck in toxic thinking patterns. As she discovered, God built a way for us to escape that downward spiral. Freedom comes when we refuse to be victims to our thoughts and realize we have already been equipped with power from God to fight and win the war for our minds.
In Get Out of Your Head, Jennie takes groups on a study in Philippians, inspiring and equipping us to transform our emotions, our outlook, and even our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts. When we submit our minds to Christ, the promises and goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways. It starts in your head. And from there, the possibilities are endless.
|Women’s||Study Guide Purchase||Online Study|
FIVE THINGS TO GROW YOUR FAITH
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 study, Andy Stanley builds a biblical case for five things God uses to grow BIG faith.
|Couples/Families||Book & Study Guide Purchase||In-Person or Online Study|
FINANCIAL PEACE – Total Money Makeover
Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There’s one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that’s with The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition.
By now, you’ve heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you’re tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this—it’s the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it’s based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.
|Christian Living||Book & Study Guide Purchase||In-Person Study Coming Soon|
ORGANIC OUTREACH FOR FAMILIES
Shape your personal approach to passing on the good news of Jesus in natural ways. This is not a system or a program. It’s a collection of biblical practices that you can incorporate into your life starting today, right where God has placed you. You can share the love and message of Jesus in a way that fits exactly how God wired you. Discover ordinary ways to communicate God’s love and the message of salvation… naturally.
|Missions/Evangelism/Culture||Book Purchase||Online Study|
WHEN HELPING HURTS
When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation and has sold over 225,000 copies. Now there is a stand-alone resource to introduce this paradigm in an accessible way. Rather than simply looking at the economics, it looks at the poverty of relationships between man and God, man and man, man and creation, and man and self. Utilizing free, online video lessons set both in Africa and the United States, the Small Group Experience is the ideal resource for small groups, Sunday school classes, parachurch, and non-profit ministries, ministry training, and even individuals.
In six lessons, the concepts of When Helping Hurts are brought to the reader in a format that is perfect for training, discussion, and application. It is an ideal introduction to life-changing and offers the perfect context for engagement. The video provides expert instruction, and the Small Group Experience provides questions and prompts for conversation, deeper learning, and taking action.
ALONG WITH HELPING WITHOUT HURTING – SHORT TERM MISSIONS
Helping Without Hurting in Short-term Missions is a video-based study from the authors of the bestselling book When Helping Hurts—a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation. Now, this stand-alone resource applies the principles of “helping without hurting” specifically to short term missions.
Book & Study Guide Purchase
|Possible In-Person Study Coming Soon|