Storm Shelter, Session 1 (The Shelter of God’s Presence): Extra Activity for Collegiates


The reality is that all of us will face some significant storms in our lives. Some of these storms come so quickly and often out of nowhere. Knowing God is present in the midst of a storm is of vital importance. To start off this series with your college students, find someone in your church that has […]

Overcome, Session 6 (Overcome an Earthly Mindset): Introduction Activity for Collegiates


Show the following video, “The Story Behind the Song ‘Forgiveness’” If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch the video on YouTube   Ask your group if they have ever had to deal with an issue of extreme forgiveness. (Note that this could be a very sensitive issue for some and too […]

Overcome, Session 5 (Overcome Bitterness): Optional Activity for Collegiates


“Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.” – Corrie ten Boom Divide your members into groups of 3-4 people each. Point out the Corrie ten Boom quote on page 118 in the Personal Study Guide. Or, display the image on PowerPoint.* Within each small group, […]

Overcome, Session 4 (Overcome Hard Times): Optional Discussion for Collegiates/Young Adults

Ask, Do you consider yourself a long-term planner or a spur of the moment planner? Explain. If time allows, create two posters with the phrases “Long term” and “Spur of the moment” on each one. Post these somewhere visible on a wall in your meeting room. Invite group members to consider the question and indicate […]

Overcome, Session 3 (Overcome Being Forgotten): Optional Activity for College Students/Singles

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In this week’s session, we discover that Joseph remained faithful to use the gifts God gave him even while he was imprisoned. Joseph was able to interpret dreams—and he gave all credit for this ability to God. Help your group members recognize their spiritual gifts with the brief spiritual gifts inventory found here: Send this […]

Overcome, Session 2 (Overcome Temptation): Optional Activity for Collegiates


“Temptations and America’s Favorite Sins,” released in January 2013 by the Barna Group, examines “the temptations Americans say they most commonly struggle with—and how they resolve to deal with these moral and ethical lures.” One area of their research uncovered how we respond in the face of temptation. Is Resistance Futile? “When facing a temptation, […]

Overcome, Session 1 (Overcome Betrayal): Introduction option for collegiate groups


Point out the image of the bridge on page 70 of the Personal Study Guide. Or, display the image below on PowerPoint (yes, you have our permission to do so!)                        Ask: If this bridge were the only option to get to the other side, would […]

Connected, Session 5 (Connected in Service): All Additional Resources


  Here are two songs from LifeWay worship that have been selected to go along with the Connected study. They can both be found on BSFL Songs Volume 1: “This is Our Prayer” ties to the 2nd session on Ephesians 4:1-6 “Speak Through Me” ties to the 4th session on  Ephesians 4:25-32. Here are the magazine articles that […]

Connected, Session 6 (Connected Through Prayer): Introduction Option for Collegiates or Singles Groups


After reading Ephesians 6:18 explain that we as believers have been given the privilege of praying for each other within the body of Christ. But sometimes we find ourselves following formulas and using catchphrases in our prayers that may seem a bit unnatural. Show the following video from Christian comedian Tim Hawkins, where he talks about […]

Connected, Session 5 (Connected in Service): Live it Out Option For Boomers


  Katie Davis is a young woman from Tennessee who has answered the call to serve in Uganda. She has extended her view of church membership to those in greatest need. Watch her story below. If you do not see the video, click here to view on YouTube   Our generation, the Boomers, is often thought […]