Awake, Session 1 (Return to God): Leave Everything Behind

Click here for LifeWay Worship’s “Leave Everything Behind” from Bible Studies for Life Songs, vol. I

Awake, Session 2 (Return to Your First Love): 7 Ways to Stick With Your Daily Bible Reading

Ken Braddy offers some great tips for reading the Bible on a daily basis. 7 Ways to Stick With Your Daily Bible Reading

Awake, Session 3 (Return to Prayer): 7 Prayer Practices for Every Day

Seven Prayer Practices for Every Day “A man prayed, and at first he thought that prayer was talking. But he became more and more quiet until in the end he realized that prayer is listening.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard   For those of us struggling with perpetual busyness, the Apostle Paul’s instruction to “pray constantly” (1 […]

Awake, Session 4 (Return to God’s Word): A Treasure Awaits

A Treasure Awaits … How to Find the Unexpected in Your Bible Study by Jason Hayes There’s something wonderful about getting a gift out of the blue. Whether it’s a care package from home, rediscovering your favorite childhood toy, or finding $20 in an old pair of jeans — gifts are exciting. For a few […]

Awake, Session 5 (Return to Unity): Is Jesus Really All You Need?

Is Jesus Really All You Need? “All you need is Jesus.” Ever heard that phrase? In the evangelical world that I consider myself a part of, this phrase is constantly proclaimed as the very essence of the Christian faith. All I need is my personal relationship with Jesus. Everything else may be helpful, but not necessary to live […]

Awake, Session 6 (Return to the Task): Restore the World

Restore the World: A Q&A with Author Gabe Lyons By Emory Colvin   The first time a self-proclaimed atheist asked me to pray with her, I knew the tide was changing. After spending several months intentionally doing life with a group of mostly non-Christians, she began to openly ask questions about my beliefs and initiate […]

How can I encourage authentic relationships within my small group?

Young adults can spot a fake from a mile away, and they’re hungry to be in a place where they’re free to be themselves—their broken selves. From day one you need to create an atmosphere that screams, “It’s OK if you don’t have it all together.” Here are some tips for moving in that direction. […]

Young Adults: Make Sure Fun is On Your Summer Schedule

by Jim Johnston It’s almost summer and you may be planning what’s going to happen in the young adult ministry in your church this fall. You may be totally focused on all matters of high spiritual value. Let me give you one word of advice: build in some fun. Here’s why: The people you are […]

Tuesday is For Tips: What’s the most effective way to do evangelism with young adults?

The simple truth of the gospel does not change—Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died as a sacrifice so that we might be put in right relationship with God. Though this truth is timeless, we must always evaluate the presentation of that truth to make sure it’s connecting in a culturally relevant way. There are […]