The first words of the Bible are "in the beginning God created..." Beginning Life Together is the first study of the Doing Life Together series for adults which is designed to help you live the purpose-driven life through being part of a purpose-driven small group. These groups seek to help each member balance the five biblical purposes of the church talked about in Rick Warren's best-selling Purpose Driven Life. This six-week introduction to the purposes will help you to not only understand but also experience them. In addition to study and discussion questions there are icebreakers, study notes, directions for prayer and worship, and texts listed for further study.
Growing to Be Like Christ:
Growing to Be Like Christ is one of the study guides in the Doing Life Together series based on the Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. The focus of this study is discipleship and the six sessions explore the basic habits of spiritual growth: relying on the Holy Spirit, cultivating time in the Bible and prayer, seeing life's obstacles as opportunities for growth, and partnering with Christians who are committed to supporting your growth. Here is a realistic, practical path to growing strong in faith and Christian character.
Connecting with God's Family:
God longs for you to have rich, genuine connections with him and a handful of other people. These six sessions will help you connect more deeply with Jesus Christ and build genuine relationships with Christian friends. Christ's love makes it possible for you to be known and to know others, to be loved and to love, to resolve conflict effectively, and to move outward together in faith.
Developing Your SHAPE to Serve Others:
The way you're wired is no accident. God designed your unique mix of gifts, natural abilities, personality, values, and life experiences to play an essential part in his kingdom. These six sessions will help you develop your God-given design at home, at work, at church, and in your community in a way that extends God's love to others and enriches your own life immeasurably.
Sharing Your Life Mission Every Day:
Sharing your life mission every day just isn't that hard. You need a few skills, a few friends for support, and a glimpse of God's heart for those who don't know him. These six sessions will equip you to extend love to seekers around you and talk about your experience with God in ways that people will understand. God doesn't ask you to do it alone - discover the power that comes from teaming up.
Surrendering Your Life for God's Pleasure:
What does it mean to surrender to God? These six sessions will help you experience the transforming power of a surrendered life. As you learn to worship Jesus Christ throughout your daily life, you will come to trust him with the experiences of your past, the precious things of your present, and your hopes for the future. What are you holding on to? Discover the peace of laying it at God's feet.