Discovering God’s Will: How To Know When You Are Heading In The Right Direction

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Number of Sessions: 8

Description: God has a personal vision for our lives, and He wants us to know it even more than we do. But determining God’s will can be a difficult process, especially when we need to make a decision in a hurry. The Discovering God’s Will DVD and its companion study guide, designed for small groups or personal study, take you through the important steps of decision making, pursuing God’s will, seeking counsel from others, learning to use discernment, and understanding the mind of God through Scripture as you seek His will. The DVD includes 4 complete sermons and eight 12- to 15-minute group sessions that correspond with the study guide.

Email Pastor Bryan for more information on using this curriculum for your group!  (PastorBryan[at]HolyTrinityCommunityChurch.com)

 

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The Case for a Creator

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Number of Sessions: 6

Description: Has Science Discovered God? When Lee Strobel was a high school freshman, science convinced him that God didn’t exist. Since then, however, incredible scientific discoveries have not only helped restore Lee’s faith, but have strengthened it. Lee is not alone. More and more scientists, confronted with startling, cutting-edge evidence from many areas of research, no longer believe the universe just ‘happened’ or that life arose by mere chance. Behind a universe of staggering complexity, they are seeing signs of a Master Designer. Are your science textbooks still telling you the same ‘facts’ that Lee’s did years ago? Prepare to be astonished by what some of today’s most respected experts have to say about: The birth of the universe Darwinism and the origin of life The astounding fine-tuning of the cosmos Amazing molecular machines and DNA research Weigh the evidence for yourself. Then consider this question: Could it be that the universe looks designed … because it is?

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Destinations: in life, we win or lose by the paths we choose.

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Number of Sessions: 4

Description: We all have places we want to end up in life. Yet the paths we choose often lead us away from our intended destinations. One poor decision can send us down the wrong road, crushing our dreams, and wasting years of our lives. As time passes, we look back wondering how we got off course, and how we can recover from broken dreams.

In this four-part series Destinations , Andy Stanley examines the disconnect between our dreams and the paths we take to reach them that our direction, not our intentions, determines our destinations.

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Three Simple Rules for Christian Living

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Number of Sessions: 6

Description: This small-group study by Jeanne Torrence Finley is based on Rueben P. Job’s book Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living. Six sessions provide extended reflection for adults on three principles of Christian life: do no harm, do good, and stay in love with God. Each rule has a session to help you understand the rule and a session to help you explore ways to practice the rule.

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Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless Love

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Number of Sessions: 10

Description:  God is love. Crazy, relentless, all-powerful love. Have you ever wondered if we’re missing it? 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. Whether you’ve verbalized it yet or not…we all know somethings wrong. Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? 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 do’s and don’ts–it’s falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis Chan describes it, you will never be the same. Because when you’re wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.

Email Pastor Bryan for more information on using this curriculum for your group!  (PastorBryan[at]HolyTrinityCommunityChurch.com)

Nooma

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Number of Sessions: unlimited

Description: Jesus lived with the awareness that God is doing something, right here, right now, and anybody can be a part of it. He encouraged his listeners to search, to question, to wrestle with the implications of what he was saying and doing. He inspired, challenged, provoked, comforted, and invited people to be open to God’s work in this world. Wherever he went, whatever he did, Jesus started discussions about what matters most, because for Jesus, God is always inviting us to open our eyes and join in.

NOOMA is a series of short films that explore our world from a perspective of Jesus. NOOMA is an invitation to search, question, and join the discussion.

Holy Trinity has dozens of Nooma videos available, each with a short discussion guide.  These videos are “stand alone.”   They don’t need to be viewed as a series.  Each video is its own independent discussion.

Click here to view samples of various Nooma videos.

Email Pastor Bryan for more information on using this curriculum for your group!  (PastorBryan[at]HolyTrinityCommunityChurch.com)

Economy of Love

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Type: Video

Number of Sessions: 5

Description: America thrives on a simple message that what we currently have is not enough. Not big enough, not nice enough, not fast or hip enough.  The American Dream is based on wanting more. But does God s dream for the world look like the American Dream? In this five-week study, unpack what the patterns of God s kingdom look like compared to the patterns of our world. What is the value of enough, and how do we become more like the God who is close to the poor, the hungry, the meek, and the merciful?  Economy of Love will challenge individuals to join in community, journeying together as they begin to consider a new standard of living a personal economic threshold oriented not around the size of a monthly paycheck, but around the value of enough.

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Chase the Lion: Stepping Confidently Into The Unknown

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Type:  Video with member workbook

Number of sessions: 6

Description:In a perfect world, the right way would always be the safest, but what if the true, fulfilling life God wants for you is hiding behind failure and fear? This study, inspired by a fearless warrior and his battle with a real lion, encourages young adults to take risks, face fears, and seize the God-given opportunities ahead.

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Christian: It’s Not What You Think

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Number of Sessions: 8

Description: What does is mean to be Christian? Curiously, the term is never used in Scripture. Instead, Christian was a label used by outsiders to define Jesus’ followers. Jesus referenced ‘disciple’ as the key word he used to describe his supporters along with the fact that they would be known for their love — a novel concept for their time — and ours today. Through eight engaging and enlightening small group bible study sessions, Andy Stanley unpacks these qualities Jesus prescribes for his followers that made them unique. What if believers today embodied these traits? Would the non-believing world put aside its definition of ‘Christian’ and instead know us by our love?

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Why? Making Sense of God’s Will

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Number of sessions: 4

Description: When the ground shakes, and a poor nation’s economy is destroyed; when the waters rise, washing away a community’s hopes and dreams; when a child suffers neglect and abuse; when violence tears apart nations; where is God? If God is all powerful, and if each one of us is a beloved child of God, then how can God allow tragedy and suffering to infest his creation?

In Why? Making Sense of God’s Will, best-selling author Adam Hamilton brings fresh insight to the age-old question of how to understand the will of God. Rejecting simplistic answers and unexamined assumptions, Hamilton addresses how we can comprehend God’s plan for the world and ourselves.

Email Pastor Bryan for more information on using this curriculum for your group!  (PastorBryan[at]HolyTrinityCommunityChurch.com)