New Curriculum Recommendations

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New Curriculum Recommendations

    Group Life Resources

3:16: The Numbers of Hope by Max Lucado

    Discover God‘s amazing love and open your heart to the words of hope: ―For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life‖

    John 3:16.

    (DVD includes twelve 5 min stories of hope)

A Heart Like His: Seeking the Heart of God through a Study of David by Beth Moore

    Experience the ups and downs of David, the shepherd king, a man after God‘s own heart. He will make you laugh and cry. He will delight and disappoint you. He will make you want to be just like him at times and nothing like him at others. He is sure to capture your interest and God is sure to change your heart…if you let Him. This study is 11 weeks long and requires 30 45 minutes of personal study 5 days

    per week.

    (1 introduction and 10 sessions VHS, 60 minutes each/Participant‘s guide)

    1. Introduction

    2. Summoned from the Sheepfold

    3. Sowing the Seeds of Jealousy

    4. Survival Skills and He Who Wills

    5. Tragic Ends and Faithful Friends

    6. The Long-Awaited Throne

    7. A Man After God‘s Own Heart

    8. The Wages of Sin

    9. The Unrelenting Sword

    10. Back Where He Belonged

    11. The Final Years and Settled Fears

A New Kind of Faith: Faith Under Fire by Lee Strobel and Gary Poole

    Using video clips from the popular PAX-TV program Faith Under Fire, this cutting-edge curriculum features spirited discussions between well-respected Christians, people of other faiths, or people with no faith at all on important spiritual and social issues. Host Lee Strobel, best-selling author of The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith, provides additional comments to guide small group discussion. (DVD, 60 minutes)

    SouthBrook Christian Church July 21, 2010

A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place by Beth Moore

    Perhaps no Old Testament event so dramatically illustrates God‘s persistent desire to relate to His

    children as the building of the Tabernacle in the wilderness. Through the tabernacle God initiated a deeper relationship with His Chosen People by bringing reconciliation and revealing His glory. And certainly, no Old Testament event so richly prefigures the coming of the true Tabernacle, Jesus Christ. This study is 11 weeks long and requires 30 45 minutes of personal study 5 days per week.

    (1 introduction and 10 sessions DVD, 60 minutes each/Participant‘s guide)

    1. Introduction

    2. Broken Hearts, Broken Ties

    3. New Starts and Barren Hearts

    4. Prepared Hearts

    5. Hearts Approaching the Altar

    6. Hearts in Fellowship

    7. The Heart of a Servant

    8. A Heart That Intercedes

    9. Hearts Beyond the Veil

    10. The Heart of the Testimony

    11. Mended Hearts, Eternal Ties

An Ordinary Day with Jesus by John Ortberg

    An Ordinary Day with Jesus video features a variety of creative segments to punctuate course content, encourage group discussion, and make a heart connection to participants' everyday lives. Included are: powerful dramas, compelling "person-on-the-street" interviews about real-life issues, creative multimedia segments, and poignant testimonies of life change. This video guides and equips both leaders and participants in concrete ways to embrace the very real person of Jesus Christ in everyday life. This doesn't necessarily mean doing new things. It means doing the things you already do in new ways-with Him. An Ordinary Day with Jesus truly can be the greatest day you've ever had. Best of all, it can lead to an extraordinary life!

    (VHS, approximately 45 minutes)

Anointed Transformed Redeemed: A Study of David

    Taped at the 2007 Deeper Still event, three women explored their lives and the life of David. Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed: A Study of David contains the audio and video portions of the Deeper Still conference featuring Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, and Kay Arthur. You‘ll laugh with them, cry with

    them, and learn to love God with them. These authors' messages are divided into three segments, two lessons each. Each segment focuses on the life of David at a different stage of his life: as a young man (by Priscilla Shirer), as a middle-aged man (by Beth Moore), and as a man facing the final third of his life (by Kay Arthur).

    (DVD; 6 sessions approx. 40 minutes each)

    SouthBrook Christian Church July 21, 2010

Beginning in Christ Together: 6 sessions of the life of Jesus by Brett Eastman and Deanna Eastman

    Whether a seasoned believer or a new Christian, this series can help you see Jesus afresh as a: Teacher,

    Healer, Shepard, Servant, Savior, and Risen Lord. Each session captures His essence and builds a foundation for radical discipleship. Sessions contain leader lifters, creative elements, dynamic teaching

    and worship music.

    (DVD with 6 sessions, total time approximately 4 hours)

    1. The Teacher

    2. The Healer

    3. The Shepherd

    4. The Servant

    5. The Savior

    6. The Risen Lord

Beginning Life Together by Bruce Wilkerson

    God never intended for you to do life alone, but to do life together in community. This introductory group study, Beginning Life Together, gives you an overview of the five biblical purposes that God intends for your life. Get ready you‘re about to begin a six-week journey that will give you a taste of

    the life God created you to live.

    (DVD, approximately 4 hours)

Believing God: experiencing a fresh EXPLOSION of faith by Beth Moore

    There is a difference between believing in God and believing God. Explore what it means to believe God while deepening your trust in Him through studying the lives of Abraham, Moses, and others from Hebrews 11. This study is 11 weeks long and requires 30 45 minutes of personal study 5 days per week. (1 introduction and 10 sessions DVD, 60 70 minutes each/Participant‘s guide)

    1. Introduction

    2. Believing God for Your Promised Land

    3. Believing God Is Who He Says He Is

    4. Believing God Can Do What He Says He Can Do

    5. Believing You Are Who God Says You Are

    6. Believing You Can Do All Things Through Christ

    7. Believing God‘s Word Is Alive and Active in You

    8. Believing God Has Been There All Along

    9. Believing God to Get You to Your Gilgal

    10. Believing God When Victory Demands Your All

    11. Believing God for the Rest of Your Days

Beloved Disciple: The Life and Ministry of John by Beth Moore

    SouthBrook Christian Church July 21, 2010

John referred to himself as ―the disciple whom Jesus loved‖. Explore the depths of His love in this 11

    week study on the Bridegroom‘s unmatched and unending love.

    (DVD or VHS, 11 week study)

    1. Fresh Winds over Galilee

    2. Sights and Insights

    3. Defining Moments

    4. Beyond the Limits

    5. Receiving His Fullness

    6. Life More Abundantly

    7. Letters from the Heart

    8. Among the Lamp stands

    9. From a Throne‘s Eye View

    10. Blessed Benediction

Best Question Ever by Andy Stanley

    If you have ever said or done something you later regretted, this study is for you. It teaches you how to

    ―goof-proof‖ your decision making by utilizing the question, ―What‘s the wise thing to do?‖

    (DVD, 6 sessions each 12-15 min with discussion questions/Participant‘s guide)

    1. The Best Question Ever

    2. Musical Chairs

    3. Living on the Edge

    4. Time Bandits

    5. A Little Help From Our Friends

    6. The Best Decision Ever

Breaking Free: Making Liberty in Christ a Reality in Life by Beth Moore

    Breaking Free leads you through a study of the Scriptures to discover the transforming power of Christian

    Freedom. Beth uses Scripture to point out the benefits of our relationship with God, and shows you how

    to remove obstacles that hinder that relationship. As you identify spiritual strongholds in you life, your

    will progress on the journey toward greater freedom in Christ. This study is 11 weeks long and requires

    30 45 minutes of personal study 5 days per week. (1 introduction and 10 sessions DVD, 60 minutes each/Participant‘s guide)

    1. Introduction: For Freedom-Christ Set Us Free

    2. Untying the Cords of the Yoke

    3. That You May Know

    4. Removing the Obstacles

    5. Rebuilding the Ancient Ruins

    6. Binding Up the Brokenhearted

    7. Beauty from Ashes

    8. The Potter and the Clay

    9. God‘s Unfailing Love

    10. The Steadfast Mind

    11. The Display of His Splendor

Can We Talk? Soul-Stirring Conversations with God by Priscilla Shirer

    SouthBrook Christian Church July 21, 2010

Delivers familiar spiritual disciplines through a fresh, new method of teaching. As women respond to a

    variety of biblical passages, prompted by thought-provoking questions, they‘ll develop a Christ-focused

    view on important issues and experience a closer walk with their Creator. (6 sessions DVD, approx. 1015 minutes each)

Case for Christ by Lee Strobel and Gary Poole

    Follow Lee Strobel‘s journey from atheism to faith by examining the evidence that Jesus is the Son of

    God. Strobel cross-examines several different recognized authorities to uncover the truth about Jesus of


    (DVD with 6 sessions, 80 min total/Participant‘s guide)

    1. The Investigation of a Lifetime

    2. Eyewitness Evidence

    3. Evidence Outside the Bible

    4. Analyzing Jesus

    5. Evidence for the Resurrection

    6. Reaching the Verdict

Celebrating Differences: Married Life by North Point

    Why do some couples‘ differences pull them apart, and other couples‘ differences draw them together?

    In this DVD series, you will discover the answer to this important question. (DVD)

Chasing Daylight: Seize the Power of Every Moment by Erwin McManus

    This study on the life of Jonathan challenges one to live a life of purpose and adventure in order to engage

    in God‘s big-picture plan and make the most of one‘s life. It describes the 8 characteristics of an adventurer‘s heart, which the author terms the ―Jonathan factor‖.

    (4 DVDs, each session length 10-15 min/Participant‘s guide)

    1. Introduction

    2. Choices

    3. Initiative

    4. Uncertainty

    5. Influence

    6. Risk

    7. Advance

    8. Impact

    9. Movement

    10. Awakening

Choices: Choose to Live by Erwin McManus

    Engaging in choices is a spiritual activity. You may choose to either move toward God and the

    fulfillment one receives by following Him, or move away from Him. (DVD, 9 minutes/Discussion guide)

    SouthBrook Christian Church July 21, 2010

Conversation Peace: The Power of Transformed Speech by Mary A. Kassian

    Did you know that you speak an average of 48,000 words each day? With those words you will nourish

    and cleanse, warm and build up or you will demean, devastate and destroy. How do you manage the potential of your tongue? This interactive study will help you improve your relationships and change

    negative speech habits by allowing God‘s Word to transform your heart. This study is 7 weeks long and

    requires 20 30 minutes of personal study 5 days per week.

    (1 introduction and 6 sessions VHS, approximately 30 minutes each/Participant‘s guide)

    1. The Power of Navigation

    2. The Power of Cause and Effect

    3. The Power of Exchange

    4. The Power of the Open Gate

    5. The Power of Construction

    6. The Power of Instruction

    7. The Power of Return

Crazy Love by Francis Chan

    It‘s crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe – the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our

    typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. God is calling you to a passionate

    love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn‘t working harder at a

    list of dos and don‘ts - it‘s falling in love with God. This DVD is a companion to the best-selling Crazy

    Love book. This 10-week DVD follows a day-in-the-life of Francis in the form of ten teaching segments

    that correspond to each chapter of Crazy Love.

    (DVD with 10 sessions, each approximately 5 10 minutes)

    1. Stop Praying

    2. You Might not Finish this Chapter

    3. Crazy Love

    4. Profile of the Lukewarm

    5. Serving Leftovers to a Holy God

    6. When You‘re in Love

    7. Your Best Life…Later

    8. Profile of the Obsessed

    9. Who Really Lives That Way?

    10. The Crux of the Matter

Creative Correction: Extraordinary Ideas for Everyday Discipline by Lisa Whelchel

    SouthBrook Christian Church July 21, 2010

    Do you find that time outs and taking things away have lost their effectiveness? Are you looking for fresh and Biblical ways to discipline? Find practical ways to not only correct negative behavior, but build character using scriptural truths and modeling ways that God corrects His children. This study is 7 weeks long and requires 20 30 minutes of personal study 5 days per week.

    (1 introduction and 6 sessions DVD, 20-30 minutes each/Participant‘s guide)

    1. Introduction

    2. The Ultimate Parent

    3. The Heart of Obedience

    4. The Big Picture

    5. Creative Correction

    6. Topsy Turvy Truths

    7. Grace ‗n Failure

Cultivate Communication: Married Life by North Point

    (DVD, 2 week study)

Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy by Beth Moore

    Just as the prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressure to compromise his faith in a hostile culture and was constantly confronted by temptations and threats, today‘s believers face similar trials. Daniel models how to develop enduring integrity in an enticing world and explores thrilling prophecies from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Christ. This study is 12 weeks long and requires 30 45 minutes of

    personal study 5 days per week.

    (DVD, 12 sessions 55 - 65 minutes each/Participant‘s guide)

    1. Choices to Make

    2. A Dream and a Kingdom

    3. No Smell of Fire

    4. Farewell Lessons from Nebuchadnezzar

    5. The Handwriting on the Wall

    6. In the Lions‘ Den

    7. The Ancient of Days

    8. Foreshadowing the Little Horn

    9. Unexpected Answers to Prayer

    10. Speechless

    11. Kings in Succession

    12. Go Your Way

Death & Resurrection of the Messiah: Faith Lessons by Ray Vander Laan

    Filmed on location in Israel, Faith Lessons is an in-depth video tour of the buried, distant, or otherwise forgotten places where the stories of the Bible actually happened. From this cultural perspective, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan challenges long-held Western assumptions about even the most well-known Scripture passages. The result? You and your family will simply never read the Bible the same again. The fourth Faith Lessons volume focuses on the last week of Jesus‘ life, his death and resurrection, and the Holy Spirit visit on Pentecost.

    (I DVD, 3 hours and 14 minutes)

Defining Moments by Andy Stanley

    SouthBrook Christian Church July 21, 2010

    Life is full of defining moments. A defining moment happens when you come face-to-face with a truth that invites you to change the way you live. In this study, Jesus introduces some rather perplexing truth to seven individuals who had grown comfortable with their misinformed lifestyles and belief systems. (DVD and study guides)

    1. Letting Go

    2. Good Isn‘t Good Enough

    3. Conflict of Interest

    4. Seeing is Believin

    5. Thirsty?

    6. Games People Play

    7. Easier Said Than Done

    8. Playing God

    9. Imagine

Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God Speaks by Priscilla Shirer

    Having a hard time knowing what God is saying versus what others are saying? This Bible study is designed to help participants know the voice of God: His language, character, and tone of voice. By growing closer to God through His Word, participants will be able to discern God's voice from the voice of strangers. This study is 6 weeks long and requires 20 30 minutes of personal study 5 days per week.

    (DVD, 6 sessions 30 - 47 minutes each/Participant‘s guide)

    1. Anticipating the Voice of God

    2. The Holy Spirit

    3. The Voice of the Holy Spirit

    4. God‘s Voice Reveals His Character

    5. God‘s Voice Reveals His Plan

    6. Responding to God‘s Voice

Discovering God’s Will by Andy Stanley

    God wants you to know His personal vision for your life. This study takes you through the important steps of pursuing God‘s will by seeking counsel from others, using discernment, and understanding how God speaks through Scripture.

    (DVD with 8 sessions)

    1. Decisions, Decisions…

    2. Are You Ready For This?

    3. A State of Emergency

    4. Getting to the Good Stuff

    5. A View From the Top

    6. Inside the Mind of God

    7. The Big Picture

    8. This One Thing

DNA of Relationships by Dr. Gary Smalley

    SouthBrook Christian Church July 21, 2010

Learn how to eliminate the number one cause of relational conflict.

    (DVD, with 6 sessions)

     1. Discovering the DNA of Love

     2. The Power of One:

     3. Create a Safe Place for Love

     4. Eliminate the #1 Cause of Relational Conflict

     5. God's Fuel for Your Soul

     6. Create Harmony through Communication

EnJOY: A Thirst-Quenching Look at Philippians by Tianne Moon

    The reality of everyday life can erode the feeling of happinessunless a foundation of joy is already in

    place. And such a foundation comes from seeing life through God's perspective. This verse by verse look at the Book of Philippians will help you discover joy that truly does satisfy. This study is 6 weeks long and requires 20 30 minutes of personal study 5 days per week.

     (DVD, 6 sessions 25 - 30 minutes each/Participant‘s guide)

    1. Exceptional Joy in an Ordinary Life

    2. Cast like Christ

    3. Treasured by God

    4. Running the Race

    5. Staying on Course with God

    6. Learning Contentment

Ephesians by Max Lucado

    Deepening Life Together is a cutting-edge DVD-based small group series that helps ordinary people's understanding of the Scriptures. Covering a unique selection of Old Testament, New Testament, and topical Bible studies, this series features teaching experts and scholars from well-respected institutions--such as Talbot Theological Seminary, Bethel Seminary, and Wheaton College--and church congregations that live out the principles shared in their communities. Perfect for small group ministries, Sunday school, and Bible study groups, Deepening Life Together is a great way for believers to rediscover a love for the Bible and grow closer to each other at the same time.


Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman by Beth Moore

    SouthBrook Christian Church July 21, 2010

    If you‘ve ever felt inadequate, threatened, or pushed into situations that seemed overpowering, this is the study for you. Just as it was tough being a woman in Esther‘s day, it‘s tough today. This portion of God‘s Word contains treasures to aid us in our hurried, harried, and pressured lives. This study is 10

    weeks long and requires 30 45 minutes of personal study 5 days per week.

    (1 introduction and 9 sessions DVD, 60 minutes each/Participant‘s guide)

    1. Introduction

    2. A Royal Mess

    3. A Contest for a Queen

    4. A Raging Passion for Honor

    5. If You Remain Silent

    6. A Table Set for Providence

    7. What Goes Around

    8. Where is the Man?

    9. The Right to Be Ready

    10. The Tables Turned

Everything Is Spiritual by Rob Bell

    In the Hebrew Scriptures there is no word for "spiritual." And Jesus never used the phrase "spiritual life."

    Because of Jesus and His tradition, all of life is spiritual. So what does that mean? (DVD)

Facing the Unknown: A Modern Look at the Life of Abraham by Mark Batterson

    What unknowns are you facing in your life? Mark Batterson uses the Biblical principles of Abraham and the incredible faith steps God asked him to take to show us if we are on the right path. (DVD with 4 sessions, each 10-12 min)

    1. God‘s Call

    2. God‘s Covenant

    3. God‘s Timing

    4. God‘s Provision

Faith & Facts: Faith Under Fire by Lee Strobel and Gary Poole

    This cutting-edge curriculum features spirited discussions between well-respected Christians, people of other faiths, or people with no faith at all on important spiritual and social issues. Faith & Jesus has four

    sessions on the Bible, heaven, hell, and science.

    (DVD, 60 minutes)

Faith & Jesus: Faith Under Fire by Lee Strobel and Gary Poole

    This cutting-edge curriculum features spirited discussions between well-respected Christians, people of other faiths, or people with no faith at all on important spiritual and social issues. Faith Under Fire has

    four sessions on Jesus, the resurrection, universalism, and the supernatural. (DVD, 60 minutes)

    Falling in Love with Jesus: Abandoning Yourself to the Greatest Romance of Your Life

    SouthBrook Christian Church July 21, 2010

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