Discipleship Resources

  • “Altar Ego”  Craig Groeschel  (Becoming Who God Says You Are) – Book & DVD.  (Most people are obsessed with the approval of others. The problem is that living for what people think of you is the quickest way to forget what God thinks about you. In this six-session preaching series and group study, pastor and bestselling author Craig Groeschel takes your entire church on a journey of letting go of self-perceptions to see yourselves through the divine eyes of God).   http://www.churchsource.com/altar-ego-curriculum-kit
  • “Balancing Life’s Demands”  Chip Ingram – DVD – In Church Library.  (5-Sessions.  Are you busy, tired, stressed out, and stretched to the limit?  Does life seem a little out of control?  Are you running long on “to do’s” and short on time?  If so, this series will help you put “first things first” and find peace in the midst of pressure and adversity.  No cliché’s or quick fixes, just practical biblical insights to help you order your personal world)
  • “Five Lies that Ruin Relationships”  Chip Ingram – DVD & Study Guide – In Church Library.  (Wrong Beliefs Produce Wrong Behavior)  (10 part DVD series centered on the book of James chapters 4 and 5 – to define five of the most common lies that have the potential to ruin relationships with those we love.  Chip uncovers the source of quarreling, how our words wound, how not to make decisions, and why better things don’t always make things better)
  • “Forty Days of Love”  Rick Warren (We were made for relationships).  DVD & Study Guide – In Church Library.  (In this 6-session study, Rick Warren teaches that learning to love God and others is to be our highest goal, our greatest aim, our first priority, our deepest aspiration, our strongest ambition, our constant focus, our passionate intention, our dominant life value.  The more we learn to love authentically, the more we become like Jesus.)
  • “Heaven”  Chip Ingram.  Study Book & DVD.  In Church Library  (6-Sessions.  This series digs into scripture to reveal what our heavenly home will be like…what we will do there…What we will experience…and how we are to prepare for eternity, today.  I will radically change your view of your future and Heaven)
  • “I Saw the Lord”  Anne Graham Lotz, Book, Study Guide & DVD – In Church Library.  (In this 8-session series you will discover what it takes to not simply be a good Christian, but a great Christian.  Through 7 Old Testament examples, you will discover what it takes to have a fresh vision of God, enjoy a vibrant relationship with Him and be empowered to help others change.)
  • “Not A Fan”  Kyle Idleman  (Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus) – Book & DVD.  (If Jesus were to sit down with you right now and have a DTR (Define the Relationship) conversation, how would you respond? Are you truly his follower or just a fan—or perhaps someone who doesn’t even care about the difference? Not a Fan invites you to make Jesus not merely the object of your admiration, but the very center of your life).   http://www.christianbook.com/not-a-fan-small-group-study-kit/9780982939802/pd/939802?event=ESRCG
  • “Radical”  David Platt  DVD & Leader’s Guide – In Church Library.  (6 Session series.  In this small group study, Pastor David Platt challenges the notion that Christians can follow Jesus without giving up their old way of life.  Redeemed by radical grace, we are called to a radical abandonment of our agendas, to a radical strategy for making disciples, and a radical vision for being on a mission)
  • “Secrets of the Vine”  Bruce Wilkinson – Study Guide & DVD – In Church Library  (4-session series that studies the words of Jesus in John 15 and helps us discover how we can live a life of over-flowing fruitfulness that glorifies God)
  • “Soul Keeping”  John Ortberg  (Caring for the Most Important Part of Me) – Book & DVD.  (Soul Keeping is a six-session small group Bible study by John Ortberg why and how to care for the deepest part of us – our souls. Ortberg shows how to care for your soul so that it contributes to the depth and beauty of our relationship with both God and others).  http://www.churchsource.com/soul-keeping-a-dvd-study
  • “The Body”  Charles Colson – Book, Leader’s Guide & VHS – In Church Library.  (3-Session study.  Teaching on how to be light in darkness.  This study discusses:  How Christians are to live in a post-Christian Culture; The marks of the Church; and What in the world is the church supposed to do?)
  • “The Cure for the Common Life”  Max Lucado – Book – In Church Library.  (God made only one version of you.  He custom designed you for a one-of-a-kind assignment.  This book will help you discover how your ability unveils your destiny…and how to find your uncommon call to an uncommon life)
  • “The Invisible War”  Chip Ingram – Leader Guide & DVD – In Church Library.  (8-Sessions to help Christians realize that the cosmic conflict exploding all around them has eternal implications.  This study will help prepare us to do spiritual battle with the enemy of our soul – and win)
  • “The Jesus I Never Knew”  Philip Yancey – Leader Guide, Student Guide & VHS – In Church Library  (14-Sessions – You will press beyond popular notions and stereotypes of Jesus to obtain fresh, uncluttered perspectives on history’s central figure – his radical claims, his challenging teachings, and his effect on others…and you)
  • “The Land Between”  Jeff Manion  (Finding God in Difficult Transitions) – Book and DVD.  (What if the times of life that we most desperately seek to avoid—foreclosure, unemployment, aging parents, personal illness, relationship loss—are actually the periods we most desperately need? In The Land Between, a five-session small group Bible study, pastor and author Jeff Manion shows groups that it is in these times that God desires to do some of his deepest work in us).    http://www.churchsource.com/the-land-between-book-with-dvd
  • “The Me I want to Be”  John Ortberg  (Becoming God’s best version of you) – DVD.  (In this five-session small group Bible study DVD, The Me I Want to Be, John Ortberg reveals how you can become the unique, fully alive person God intended you to be).   http://www.churchsource.com/the-me-i-want-to-be-a-dvd-study
  • “The Measure of Spiritual Maturity”  Dr. Gene Getz – Workbook & VHS – In Church Library.  (11-Sessions that take you on a journey of spiritual maturity that will enrich and empower your church.  I a world of apathy, this series will challenge you to a life of commitment and dedication to the Local Church)
  • “The Miracle of Life Change”  Chip Ingram – Book, Workbook & DVD – In Church Library.  (10-Session study that provides a hands-on, interactive, fresh approach to spiritual transformation designed to move you from the frustration of failure to the freedom you have in Christ)
  • “The Seven Stages of Spiritual Growth”  Dr. Bruce Wilkinson – VHS & Study Guide – In Church Library.  (Stage one and two – Conversion and Consecration.  Contains 2-29 minute videos for each of the four sessions.)
  • “The Testing of Your Faith”  Dr. Bruce Wilkinson – VHS & Study Guide – In Church Library. (There is no doubt that your life history has room for a discussion of tests and trials, but the real question is whether your theology has room for God’s role in those tests. This 12 session video series by Dr. Wilkinson will help answer that all-important question)
  • “The Three Chairs”  Dr. Bruce Wilkinson – VHS & Study Guide – In Church Library.  (The four sessions challenge Christians of all ages to repent to the Lord and live in a deeper level of commitment to the teachings of Christ and impact all generations.  Sessions include:  Spiritual breakthroughs in Your life, Marriage, Family, and in your relationship with God)
  • “Twisting the Truth”  Andy Stanley  (Learning to Discern in a Culture of Deception) – Book & DVD.  (This six-session video-based small group bible study led by Andy Stanley, Twisting the Truth, will help your group understand how truth gets twisted and distorted, and how that impacts our lives). http://www.churchsource.com/twisting-the-truth
  • “What’s So Amazing About Grace?”  Philip Yancey – Leader’s Guide, Study Book & VHS – In Church Library – (10 powerful sessions that will rock your preconceptions, get you thinking and talking, and help you discover together why grace is more amazing than you’ve ever dreamed)