Resources for leaders and small groups that help church members more effectively care for each other and reach the communities around them in grace-focused and winsome ways.
Is your Sabbath school missing something? What if boring became a thing of the past? What if a class became a family? What if prayer time became so exciting it usually took 25 minutes? What if people really cared for one another? What if members wrote cards–right then and there–to people they were praying for?Chris and Yolanda Blake show–not just tell–how to start a ministry-driven Sabbath school class with real-time blow-by-blow sound bites from their functioning class. They discuss dozens of practical ideas, list the pitfalls to avoid, and offer guides to the available denominational resources.
By making five ministries the heartbeat of your church, you can transform your Sabbath school into the most delightful hour of the week. This 79-page book tells you how. Also a companion video is available.
This discussion guide was written by Seventh-day Adventists who believe that the Scripture story not only needs to be understood in its ancient context, but its compelling concepts also need to be applied to our current context. Each book contains 13 chapters with a group discussion guide in each chapter.
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The four sections (Connecting, Sharing, Applying, and Valuing) of the discussion guide comprise an extensively researched learning cycle to reach all types of learners in your group. Following these sections leads your group through a dynamic process of understanding:
- Why? Connecting the discussion guide concept to your personal experience
- What? Sharing the discussion guide facts by looking at specific Scripture passages
- How? Applying the discussion guide concepts by trying out the ideas that are identified
- What if? Valuing the discussion guide content by creatively personalizing it to your life