The Bible Meets Frozen’s Olaf

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  “I’m Olaf and I like warm hugs.” In the Disney animated movie Frozen, this is how Olaf introduces himself. He is a simple but happy snowman who lives for the moment. The character Olaf, who is voiced by actor Josh Gad, has only a mere twelve minutes of screen time in the movie but […]

Can We Know God?

A poll conducted on March 12-13, 2014 by LifeWay Research revealed that over 70% of Americans believe it is possible to personally know God, not just know about God. The question presented to those polled was: “I believe it is possible to personally know God, not just know about God.” and the results were as follows: Strongly […]

The Bible Meets Captain America

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There is a moment in the movie The Avengers in which Black Widow, member of the elite government agency S.H.I.E.L.D., describes the people Captain America is pursuing as “…basically, gods…” Cap’s response is classic, “There’s only one God, ma’am, and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t dress like that.” This memorable line from The Avengers does […]

Pastor Jon Daniels talks Bible Studies for Life

Watch this great story from Pastor Jon Daniels of Country Woods Baptist Church.

Honest to God, Session 4: Why Should I Trust the Bible?

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Use the article by John MaCarthur on the trustworthiness of the Bible to help your group better understand this week’s session. CLICK HERE for the article. After using the article discuss the following questions: What are the key excuses you hear from people about the reliability (whether or not it is true) of the Bible? […]

3 Ways to Find New Leaders for Groups

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In my previous assignment in ministry I had the privilege to serve as the Spiritual Formation Pastor. This role was much like a Small Groups Pastor or Minister of Education role. One of my main assignments was to grow our groups ministry quickly but with a solid foundation that would help future growth and discipleship […]

Honest to God Session 4: Free Student Devotion

This is the free Student devotional for Honest to God 4: Why Should I Trust the Bible? God’s Word Brings Light Pause Go outside before the sun comes up or try to navigate your room without any lights on. Thank God that He hasn’t left us in the dark when it comes to following Him. […]

3 Tips for Preparing to Lead Your Small Group

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Preparing to lead students is critically important but it doesn’t have to be time consuming or boring. If done properly, you can prepare with minimal time and still lead an effective session that helps students understand how to live out what they learn. The key is to focus on the right things when you prepare. […]

Launch Guide for Bible Studies for Life

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      Launch Guide Summary   The Launch Guide will cover the following plan and provide resources for each step in the process: Overview of the Guide Communicating the Launch with Your Church/Leadership (Question & Answer sheet) Step One: Introduce Bible Studies for Life (Meeting agenda, email templates, video links) Step Two: Train for […]

Repost: Leader Tips for Leading Student Groups

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Being a leader can challenge you in so many ways. It helps to have someone who has been there before who can give you advice. With Bible Studies for Life: Students one of our goals was to provide several of these tips to make it easier for you to lead and to help encourage you […]