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.

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

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?

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

Psalmist Cry: Scripts For Embracing Lament

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Type: Video

Number of sessions: 5

Description:  We all live in a constant state of denial. Culture tells us all problems are solvable, or at least manageable; we simply need to try (or buy) the right solution. Our self-help, pop-a-pill culture is prone to masking symptoms and calling that mask a cure. But as long as we deny our pain, we lose the danger of the Gospel the part where we give up control and allow God s mystery to unfold in our lives and in doing so, we lose the depth of its goodness. In Psalmist s Cry, Walter Brueggemann explores Psalms as scripts for lament guides for how to express feelings honestly, in ways normally not permitted or expected within Christian community. In this 5-week study, discover the fullness of God when we allow our lives to become about him healing us and not about us controlling or managing our way through life.

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

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)

When God’s People Pray

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Number of Sessions: 6

Description: Prayer can change lives and circumstances like nothing else can. What are the keys that unlock its power, that turn prayer from a mere activity into a vital link with God and all his resources? In this study, Jim Cymbala, pastor of Brooklyn Tabernacle, shows you and your small group truths about prayer that God has used to turn his own church from a tiny, struggling inner-city congregation into a vital, thriving community of believers who pray with passion, focus, and faith. Featuring teachings by Jim Cymbala and video interviews of ordinary people who have received extraordinary answers to their prayers, these six sessions will help you pray with new confidence.

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

Chase the Goose: Reclaiming the Adventure of Living a Spirit-Led Life

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Number of Sessions: 6

Description: What if God wants something more than a safe and predictable life for those who love Him? Chase the Goose is a six-session study that encourages young adults to take hold of the passions God has put in all of our hearts, while learning about the very nature of God Himself in the process. True goose-chasers will glean wisdom from studying the lives of Nehemiah, Moses, Abraham, Peter, Paul, and Jonathan as they are challenged to leave behind the cages of responsibility, routine, guilt, failure, assumptions, and fear that have held us back in the past. Join the journey of never knowing where you’ll end up, who you’ll meet, or what you can do as you follow the Holy Spirit into the spiritual adventure God has planned for all Christ-followers.

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

Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference

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Number of sessions: 6

Description: Award-winning author Philip Yancey probes the very heartbeat—the most fundamental, challenging, perplexing, and deeply rewarding aspect—of our relationship with God: prayer. What is prayer? How does it work? And more importantly, does it work? In theory, prayer is the essential human act, a priceless point of contact between us and the God of the universe. In practice, prayer is often frustrating, confusing, and fraught with mystery. Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? is an exploration of the mysterious intersection where God and humans meet and relate. Yancey explores such questions as: *Is God listening? *Why should God care about me? *If God knows everything, what’s the point of prayer? *Why do answers to prayer seem so inconsistent and capricious? *Why does God seem sometimes close and sometimes far away? *How can I make prayer more satisfying?

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

My Name Is Not John Doe: Exploring The Names of God

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Number of Sessions: 6

Description: What if people only knew you by your title?  Project Manager.  Salesman.  Accountant.  Mother.  Would they really know you?  What if God wants us to know him as more than only Savior and Father?  Use this exciting small group study to explore the depth of God by learning what his many names teach us about his love, protection, and provision.  Re-discover the God who wants to be known!

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

S.H.A.P.E.: Finding And Fulfilling Your Unique Purpose For Life

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Type: Video with member workbook

Number of Sessions: 6

Description: This video-driven curriculum will help your group discover God’s unique purpose for your life based on the way God has shaped you. He made you marvelously unique for a reason. Tap into that reason and into the secrets of your own deeply personal makeup—the remarkable ensemble of passions, talents, experiences, temperament, and spiritual gifts that work together to make you who you are—and you’ll discover the path to a life of unimagined purpose, impact, and fulfillment.

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

The Shack

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Number of Sessions: Discussion questions for 18 chapters

Description: Mackenzie Allen Phillips’s youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.  Use this discussion guide to lead your group through a lively book study surrounding The Shack.

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