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

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  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): Intro Option for Parent’s groups

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To introduce the session on the need of praying for our church, point out that surveys consistently show that the majority of Americans pray, and that number certainly rises if they are Christians. The practice of prayer is not the challenge of this session, but praying specifically for our church and its leaders may be. [...]

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

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  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 [...]

Connected, Session 5 (Connected in Service): Live It Out Option for Parent’s groups

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  As group members consider different ways to serve in the church, encourage them to also consider ways their families can serve together. For example, more and more families are participating in short-term mission projects that allow the whole family to participate. Share this news story of Families on Mission: Needs met, lives changed through family [...]

Connected, Session 4 (Connected Through Words): 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 4 (Connected Through Words): Intro Option for Men’s/Parent’s groups

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  To lead into the Bible study, remind group members of The Point of the study: Our words matter. Show the clip from The Pursuit of Happyness (Sony Pictures, 2006) in which the main character, Chris Gardner, squelches his sons dreams. Direct group members to watch for the reaction of Chris’ son and what the [...]

Connected, Session 3 (Connected in Growth): Live It Out Option for Parent’s or Men’s groups

  Close the study by showing the scene from Courageous (Sherwood Pictures, 2011) where Adam talks with the other men and presents his resolution to become a better father. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on WingClips.com   Explain to group members that the spiritual growth of our children is [...]

Connected, Session 2 (Connected in Unity): All Additional Resources

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  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 2 (Connected in Unity): Live It Out Option for Parent’s groups

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One way to strengthen the unity in the church is to pull the different age groups together. Share this idea with parents: Partner with the senior adults in your church to build relationships with your kids. The Fuller Youth Institute has written “40+ Ways to Build Sticky Faith in Your Grandkids” an article that shows [...]

Connected, Session 1 (Connected in Christ): All Additional Resources

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  Here are the magazine articles that were selected to go along with this session: Bible Studies For Life: Adults—He’ll Come Running Bible Studies For Life: Adults (KJV)—Meaningful Ministry to Those Who Can’t Attend Bible Studies For Life: Young Adults—He’ll Come Running Bible Studies For Life: Senior Adults—All Excuses Ceasing Ronnie Floyd’s blog post, Connecting in [...]