You asked for it, you got it. While these videos have been available on our YouTube channel for some time, many of you have asked for a downloadable version on the blog. So without further ado… Click on the images to download the “Productive” and “Let Hope In” videos. Blessings!
Archives for February 2014
Groups Matter. A lot. Based on some recent research (featured in Transformational Groups), people in groups report that they give more generously, serve more sacrificially, confess and repent more frequently, and share the gospel more boldly than those who are not in a small group. So this Friday, February 28, Thom Rainer, Ed Stetzer, and
By David Francis and Ken Braddy This is part 2 of an ongoing series of blogs unpacking the main points of 3 Roles for Guiding Groups by David Francis and Ken Braddy. In Part 1, we introduced the 3 roles: teacher, shepherd, and leader. This week, we’ll look at the requirements for each role. Teacher The primary requirements for fulfilling the
This is the free student devotional for Purpose, Session 1: Working with Purpose. On Purpose Pause Have you ever wondered if God would love you if He knew the real you? Revel in the thought that He already does. Even in your darkest moments, God knows you, loves you, and calls you to something more. Thank Him
As you prepare to talk about working with purpose, use this Huffington Post article that discusses today’s teenagers and their motivation to work. CLICK HERE for the article. After using the article discuss the following questions: Do you feel this article is accurate? How does our work ethic honor God? How can we find God’s
Ben Trueblood, Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources, recently wrote a blog about healthy student ministries being culture shaping. He wrote, “When you look throughout Scripture and church history, you see the Lord using young people to shape the culture.” Challenge your students to be influencers of, rather than influenced by, their culture.
Here are the magazine articles that were selected to go along with this session: For users of Bible Studies For Life: Adults, Bible Studies For Life: Senior Adults, and Bible Studies For Life: Adults (KJV)— Accept His Plan and Bible Studies For Life: Young Adults— Wanted: A Good Job Ronnie Floyd’s blog post, 3 Reasons Your Work Should Bring You
Groups matter to the health of a local body of believers. All the research points to this truth: One of the most significant markers for the vitality of a church is the percentage of its members that are engaged in small groups. And LifeWay is committed to helping your church start new groups. Take 2
Many churches who use Bible Studies For Life will be beginning a new unit of study this week. The study is called Productive: Finding Joy in What We Do, written by Ronnie and Nick Floyd. In this blog post, Dr. Floyd addresses everybody who, in the words of the 80’s song, are just “working for the weekend.”
Flames and wreckage blocked Jon Merryman’s path as he and the other passengers scramble d to escape the burning plane. Moments before, they’d been in the air; now the aircraft was broken into pieces on the runway . “As I was running off the plane, I realized everything I thought was really important to me was in my