Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – A Perfect Choice for Fall 2018

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They call it “The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached,” though I don’t really like to rate sermons because that involves both subjective and objective elements. What is not effective for one person might be the most life-changing sermon ever for someone else, right?

Still, it is hard to argue against Matthew 5-7 as the greatest sermon of all time. I mean, what is preaching but to exposit and herald God’s Word? And, what do we have in these chapters but Jesus, the incarnate Word of God, heralding the Word of God!

And, if this was the only fragment of Scripture you could get your hands on, it would be sufficient for salvation and a life of maturing faith. That can’t be said about many other sermons.

Our Story This Fall

Construction Delay

Returning leaders and members who know that we do an all-church sermon and small group series every fall have begun to wonder, “What IS our fall series going to be this year!?”

You might know that we were planning to create an in-house series again this year, that would use God’s Word to define who we are as Christians and as LC3, in conjunction with the move into our new facility. But, with the move now delayed to November, that fall series plan was suspended.

This sent us back to the drawing board, which ultimately resulted in a decision which has proven relevant and timely. Before we move into our new facility and explore the facets of who we are in Jesus, we will dwell for a season in Jesus’ words and become truly more like Him!

Curriculum Choice

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“We were made to be different and live in such a way that it’s clear we aren’t bandwagon crowd-followers; we’re followers of Jesus. That fact makes us stand apart—distinct from the crowd.” – Michael Kelley

We were happy to discover “Distinct,” a solid and simple small group curriculum that will perfectly accompany our sermon series, breaking down Matthew 5 into the same six sections that our sermons will cover. It is solid in that it is centered on the Word, produced by trusted LifeWay Publishers, and taught by Michael Kelley, who, as the Director of Groups at LifeWay, knows how to craft a useful guide for groups.

It is simple in that the chapters and videos are insightful yet short, leaving plenty of time for guided group discussion about the Bible texts. The book’s extra features, like ice breaker questions, thought provoking exercises, and attainable applications, are all excellent.

As always, our group leaders will be well equipped in our training sessions to maximize the benefit for their groups from the weekend sermons, the accompanying curriculum, and the time we have together this fall.

Important Dates

Here are the key dates to mark on your calendars!

  1. Month of August – August is our busy and active month of identifying and equipping new Small Group Leaders. Is God calling you to lead or host a group?
  2. August 17/18 – Small Group Coaches Prayer & Planning Overnight Retreat. Will you make a note to pray for this leadership team over these two days?
  3. After August 18 – I and the coaches begin touching base with all returning and potential small group leaders. Major promotion and communication begin.
  4. August 25/26 – Small Group Signups begin!
  5. Wednesday, September 5 – Small Group Leader Training, WITH DINNER, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. (RSVP’s needed – for dinner and childcare. Returning leaders watch for e-vite. Everyone else, feel free to email me at reg.overstreet@lc3.com.)
  6. *Week of September 9 – Official Small Group Kick Off Week, leaving two “get to know each other” weeks before the “Distinct” series begins.
  7. Sunday, September 16 – Small Group Leader Training Makeup Session, during second service, 11:00am – 12:15pm. (As always, we offer the training session on two dates, to hopefully get 100% attendance.)
  8. Six Weeks, September 23 – October 28 – All-Church Sermon and Small Group Fall Series, “Distinct”
  9. Week of December 9 – Official end of fall semester. The series finishes six weeks before the fall semester ends, allowing leaders the option to continue studying further in Matthew (resources available), and/or to do other group activities such as outreach/service projects, worship/communion nights, fun nights, planning for next semester, Thanksgiving dinner, and, of course, a finale Christmas Party!

*Notice that our leader training is a bit later than usual. This is because our fall series starts a little later than usual, and because we are going to avoid Labor Day weekend, AND this will allow the maximum number of hopeful small group leaders to participate.

Books and DVDs

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Small group leaders can pick up their book and DVD (and their group’s books if they choose) at the SG Leader Training. Small group members can get their books 1) from their leaders, 2) at the small groups table on weekends, or 3) in the church office, starting in September.

Children’s and youth small groups will also do this series, adding to the family experience!

How to Join a Group

Beginning on August 25/26, we will launch several methods to join a group: signup display in the foyer, an opportunity to meet leaders, the “small group catalogs” passed out in the worship services, and the online “Group Finder” on lc3.com/ministries/small-groups.

I am looking forward to deepening our walks with Jesus and each other, and praying for this fall right now!

Pastor Reg

P.S. If you are not presently a leader or in leader training, but would like to explore your gifts and possible calling in that area, please feel free to attend the leader trainings, or let me know about your interest by emailing me, reg.overstreet@lc3.com.

Planning Your Next Semester: Winter/Spring 2018

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Praise God, our groups are winding down a memorable Fall 2017 Semester. This post, which is revised and updated each year, aids leaders in planning for our next semester.

How NOT to Start Your Next Semester

Let’s begin with how NOT to start your next semester.

A typical question leaders are asking is: “What curriculum should I kickoff the Winter/Spring semester with?” My preferred answer would be… NONE!

NONE, Why is that!? This goes back to why our groups exist. Are they Bible studies alone? No, definitely not. But, experience teaches that if a group launches a new term immediately with the new Bible study or curriculum on the first week, then that group will become forever locked into the “study” mold and mentality, as if that is all you exist to do, no matter what you try to do later.

The Solution: Start your semester with some of the other vital small group elements which often get crowded out. Ideas include:

  • Start with a meal or fun night. You are a spiritual family, after all. Set the tone to enjoy each other!

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  • Start with a worship, prayer, and/or communion night, seeking God’s guidance and setting a worshipful pattern for your year.
  • Start with a service/outreach project, or series of them, declaring: “We are going to be the hands and feet of Jesus!”
  • Start with sharing a few personal salvation testimonies, to celebrate God’s grace in our lives and get to know each other well.group-worship
  • Start with having the kids involved in worship, so they see Jesus Christ as the center for your group’s existence.
  • Then, start your curriculum, having become close friends and spiritual siblings; soul mates and teammates. We have 16-20 weeks in the Winter/Spring Semester. No need to rush into a curriculum, there is plenty of time to do it all!

Calendar and Small Group Agreement Pages

Pull out that Winter/Spring Calendar, found in the first couple pages of the Leader and Member Toolkits, with your group to plan out the entire semester together – host locations, fun days, weeks off, trips together, meal plans… whatever you can plan.

And, don’t neglect to review the Small Group Agreement page, to get everyone’s expectations aligned. Among the most important axioms I have learned in church leadership over the years is that “Expectations are everything.” They truly are. Clear and aligned expectations will directly impact your members’ attendance and engagement all year long.

NOW, Choose the Right Curriculum

currSince our foundation is God’s Word, a good curriculum or Bible study plan is a vital tool. Come browse our many curriculums in the training sessions or in my office anytime, where you can access our materials to preview or check out.

And, don’t forget that you can help us keep building up our curriculum library, with “The Lake City Offer”, which is:

If you are interested in using a curriculum we do not currently have, I will buy the leader book and DVD (if there is one) for you if you will return it when finished, to add to our library. Your group members will just buy their own participant guides, if there is one. This offer helps future groups and eliminates any hesitation based on the cost of a study!
NOTE: A list of our available and recommended curriculums can be found in the back of the Leader Toolkit.

Important Dates

Here are a few important dates for your calendars:

    • * **Leader Training: As always, there is one required January training session for all leaders, offered twice, for your scheduling convenience:
      • Option 1 – Sunday, January , 11:30am – 1:15pm, with lunch.
      • Option 2 – For those who cannot attend the January 7 session, come to the makeup session on Sunday, January 14, 11:30am – 12:40pm, without lunch (snacks only).

*This year’s training will focus on personal spiritual growth and leader development, strategically according to where you in this season of your life. Also included are fellowship with other leaders, coaches, and then key elements of the church’s vision and winter/spring  dates.

**This year’s training involves videos to watch beforehand. A link to five videos will be sent to all leaders who then choose two of the five to watch, based on where you are currently in your personal leadership life-season.

  • Signups: Signups will officially be open to new members starting on Dec. 30/31, with the list of open groups passed down the aisles in church the following two weeks.
  • Kickoff: Winter/Spring Semester officially kicks off the week of January 14. Leaders of open groups, be prepared to proactively welcome new people right away!  

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Our mission and vision remain the same:

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All our small group training sessions are always open to everyone. Families and discipleship groups are welcome to attend together.

The Winter/Spring Semester runs through the end of May, so it’s a bit longer than the Fall Semester, leaving you room to do more things and have more fun and transformative experiences.

May God be glorified in our ministry,

Pastor Reg

Planning Your Next Semester: Winter/Spring 2017

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Praise God, our groups are winding down a memorable Fall 2016 Semester. This post is to help leaders pray & plan for next semester.

How NOT to Start Your Next Semester

So, let’s start with how NOT to start your next semester.

A typical question leaders are asking is: “What curriculum should I kickoff the Winter/Spring semester with?” My preferred answer would be… NONE!

This goes back to why our groups exist. Are these groups Bible studies alone? No, definitely not. But, experience teaches that if a group launches their term immediately with the new Bible study curriculum on the first week, then that group will become forever locked into the “study” mold and mentality, as if that is all you exist to do, no matter what you try to do later.

The Solution: Start your semester with some of the other vital small group elements which often get crowded out:

  • Start with a meal or fun night. You are a spiritual family, after all. Set the tone to enjoy each other!

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  • Start with a worship, prayer, and/or communion night, seeking God’s guidance and setting a worshipful pattern for your year.
  • Start with a service/outreach project, or series of them, declaring: “We are going to be the hands and feet of Jesus!”
  • Start with sharing a few personal salvation testimonies, to celebrate God’s grace in our lives and get to know each other well.group-worship
  • Start with having the kids involved in worship, so they see Jesus Christ as the center for your group’s existence.
  • Then, start your curriculum, having become close friends and spiritual siblings; soul mates and teammates. We have 16-20 weeks in the Winter/Spring Semester. No need to rush into a curriculum, there is plenty of time to do it all!

Provided Calendar: Be ready to pull out that Winter/Spring Calendar with your group to plan out the entire semester together – host locations, fun days, weeks off, trips together, meal plans… whatever you can plan. It is found in the first couple pages of the Leader and Member Toolkits.

NOW, Choose the Right Curriculum

currSince our foundation is God’s Word, a good curriculum or Bible study plan is a vital tool. Come browse our many curriculums in the church library, where you can access and check out materials.

And, don’t forget that you can help us keep building up our curriculum library, with…

“The Lake City Offer”

If you are interested in using a curriculum we do not currently have, I will buy the leader book and DVD (if there is one) for you if you will return it when finished, to add to our library. Your group members will just buy their own participant guides, if there is one. This offer helps future groups and eliminates any hesitation based on the cost of a study!
NOTE: A list of our available and recommended curriculums can be found in the 2016-17 Leader Toolkit, page 29.

Important Dates

Here are a few important dates for your calendars:

  • *Leader Training: As always, there is one required January training session for all leaders, offered twice, for your scheduling convenience:
    • Option 1 – Sunday, January 8, 10:00-11:15AM.
    • Option 2 – For those who cannot attend the January 8 session, come to the makeup session on Saturday, January 21, during one of the 50-minute workshops of the Church Family Summit. Attend just this workshop, or better the entire half-day seminar.

*This year’s training will focus on “The Why?”, local and global small group missions, conflict resolution, key winter/spring dates, and more.

  • Signups: Signups will officially be open to new members starting on Dec. 31/Jan. 1.
  • Kickoff: Winter/Spring Semester officially kicks off the week of January 15. Be prepared to welcome new people, if possible.  

FINAL THOUGHTS:

All Summit workshops and small group training sessions are always open to everyone. Families and discipleship groups are welcome to attend together.

The Winter/Spring Semester runs through early June, so it’s a bit longer than the Fall Semester, leaving you room to do more things and have more fun and transformative experiences.

Our mission and vision remain the same:

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May God be glorified in our ministry,

Pastor Reg

“You’ll Get Through This” – LCCC’s Fall Series, 2015

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“…But God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done.” – Genesis 50:20

It is a joy to announce the details of Lake City Community Church’s 2015 fall series. This year promises to be one of joy, healing, comfort and great growth for our community as we focus on God’s assurance in all tough times.

They say everyone is in one of three places: You are experiencing life’s bumps, detours, and collisions right now. You love someone who is. Or, you will be soon! The enemy says, “You will never make it.” But, God’s radically different message is this:

You’ll get through this. It won’t be painless. It won’t be quick. But I will use this mess for good. In the meantime, don’t be foolish or naïve. But don’t despair either. With My help, you’ll get through this.

You’ll Get Through This is an in-depth, life-giving journey through God’s assurance in Genesis 37-50 that you are not alone in turbulent times; nor are these trials meaningless or hopeless.

The series begins on September 26/27, with small groups beginning as early as September 13. Small group signups begin August 29/30. 

More details below…especially for our small group and ministry leaders.

Calendar

  • Month of August
    • New Small Group Leader discovery and training month. Is God possibly calling you to lead a group?
    • Community invitation month: community mailers; local events; invitation cards for us to give out.
  • Sunday, August 23 You’ll Get Through This Leaders Materials Meeting – In the Lower Gym, during 2nd service, 10:50AM-12:20PM
  • August 29/30 – Small Group signups begin! (small group catalog, church website, or foyer signup table)
  • ministry summit 2015Saturday, September 12 – LCCC Ministry Summit – An exciting day of equipping for leadership in several areas of church, communities and homes.  (9:00AM-1:00PM)
  • Week of September  13 – Small Groups Kick Off – First two weeks are getting to know each other, setting goals, small group agreement
  • September  26/27 – You’ll Get Through This series begins.  #1 – “You’ll Get Through This”
  • October 3/4 – #2 – “Down & Out, but Never Alone”
  • October 10/11 – #3 – “Stupid Won’t Fix Stupid”
  • October 17/18 – #4 – “Is God Good When Life Isn’t?”
  • October 24/25 – #5 – “Now, About those Family Scandals & Scoundrels”
  • Oct. 31/Nov. 1 – #6 – “God Can Use This for Good”
  • November – December 13 – Since the series finishes a few weeks before the fall semester ends, leaders proactively schedule their semester-end activities like worship/communion nights, outreach and service projects, fun nights, planning for next semester, Thanksgiving Dinner, and a finale Christmas Party to end the semester on a joyful note!

Books and DVDs

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From “You’ll Get Through This”, DVD

You’ll Get Through This is an original book written by Max Lucado, based on the Joseph narratives in Genesis 37-50. Lucado went on to create a six-session DVD and hired a husband and wife team to create the study guide. Here is my initial evaluation I sent to Pastor Jim:

I previewed this Max Lucado study this weekend. In short, the study guide is great – truly great. The husband/wife team that put it together put together one of the best products I have ever seen for shepherding/discipling a group both during and outside the meetings. The video sessions are about 23 minutes each, and the groups can choose to play all of it or just excerpts each week. Even though I am not experiencing any major crisis at this moment, as I read through the book I found myself desiring to answer the questions and hear and work through others’ answers with them.

It is true. I really cannot wait to go through this series with my fellow small group members; to journey life’s best and hardest moments together; and to enjoy these meaningful relationships.

Small group leaders can buy their group’s books and DVD beginning at the You’ll Get Through This Materials Meeting on Sunday, August 23. Small group members can get their books as they join a group after signups begin on August 29/30. See calendar above for all important dates.

We are a church of small groups. So, don’t hesitate to join, lead, or coach a Lake City small group or ReEngage group this fall!

Finding rest, in God alone, 

Pastor Reg 

 

What to Study Next in Your Small Group

Leaders, I have laid out all our studies on a table in my office (pictured above), for you to come by and took a look, or borrow a couple to check out!

Also, don’t forget the “Lake City Offer”…

“The Lake City Offer”

If you are interested in a curriculum we do not have, I will buy the leader book and DVD (if there is one) for you, if you’ll return when finished, to add to our library. Just last week we added Tim Keller’s The Reason For God, and Philip Yancey’s What’s So Amazing About Grace?, per two leaders’ requests. Both will be great additions.

Curriculum Lists

My previous curriculum lists and resources can be found on this search link – http://lakecitysmallgroups.com/?s=curriculum&submit=Search

Also, my favorite place to search for small group curriculum reviews is the search feature on Mark Howell’s comprehensive small groups website – www.markhowelllive.com

Winter/Spring Semester, 2013

Here are a few important dates to put on your calendar right now:

  1. The 2nd annual Lake City Family Summit is scheduled for Saturday, January 12, 9:00AM-1:00PM. NFL quaterback Jon Kitna and his wife Jen will be our primary speakers, along with several breakout sessions.  As usual, the small group leaders training will be contained in one of those 50 minute workshops. How small groups fit into the BIG picture of the church as God’s Family is an exciting major theme for this year’s summit. Don’t miss it!
  2. If you miss the summit, a small group leader training make-up session is scheduled for Sunday, January 20, during 2nd service (10:50AM-12:10PM)
  3. The official Kickoff week of Winter/Spring Semester is the week of January 20. Of course, groups have autonomy to start earlier or later, based on their semester plan.
  4. Pastor Jim resumes the Luke Sermon Series on Feb. 2/3, a good option for any group who would like to study Luke’s gospel along with the weekend sermons. We have resources.

How NOT to Start Your Semester

Finally, this is one of my favorite words of wisdom for leading a successfully Christ-honoring small group; wisdom that I will implement in our group this coming semester.

Remember, small groups are not merely Bible studies alone. They are our glorious opportunity to live out ALL the New Testament’s design for the church (cf. Acts 2:42-47, for example) with each other.

HOWEVER, wisdom and experience shows that if you start your group’s experience with a Bible study, you will be locked into the “Bible study” mold and mentality, no matter what you try to do later. So, wisdom suggests to start your semester with the other things that get crowded out: Start with a worship/prayer night, seeking God’s guidance and setting a worshipful pattern for your year.  Start with a service/outreach project, or series of them, saying “We are going to be the hands and feet of Jesus!” Start with sharing a few personal salvation testimonies, to celebrate God’s grace in our lives. Start with having the kids involved in worship, seeing Jesus Christ proclaimed as the purpose for your existence. Then, start your study. We have 16-20 weeks in the Winter/Spring Semester. Plenty of time to do it all!

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May God be glorified in our ministry,

Pastor Reg

Curriculum List for 2012 (updated for 2015)

Don’t know what your group will study next? This blog post is here to help!

Below is our updated annual list of recommended curriculums and ideas. Just Google any listed to find publisher’s description, reviews, and even preview videos in some cases.

Leaders, it might be best to pray and select the direction you personally want to lead.  But, if you feel you need the group’s input, choose your top 3 or 5 options and then present them for a vote. Come visit our curriculum library to preview these options.

There are hundreds of great resources not on my list. If you know of others, or discover something great, please share them with me!

————————————The Lake City Curriculum Offer———————————-

 To offset your cost and build our small groups resource library, we will purchase the DVDs and/or leader guides. Contact me to place the orders! (Participants purchase their own accompanying study guides.)

 ——————————————————-The Curriculum List ———————————————–

 

Curriculums our Groups have studied in the past and are in our resource library, or that we would like to add to our library (see “the Lake City Offer” above). Updated for 2015.

  • NOTE: An optional 5-week Stewardship study will be provided to correspond with our Capital Project sermon series, Feb. 21/22 – March 21/22. (See Winter/Spring 2015 Calendar)
  • Ray Vander Laan’s studies: In the Dust of the Rabbi; Walking with God in the Desert; etc.
  • Focus on the Family’s The Family Project
  • Daniel Meyer’s Witness Essentials: Evangelism that Makes Disciples (a great followup to Go Fish)
  • Craig Groeschel’s, The Christian Atheist
  • Mark Gungor’s, Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage
  • Rick Warren’s The Daniel Plan
  • Rose Publishing’s Cults, Religions and Christianity DVD Study
  • Kyle Idleman’s Not a Fan
  • Answers in Genesis’ “Foundations” DVD Study – (and other various resources purchased by the church at our A I G conference)
  • Francis Chan’s Multiply
  • Francis Chan’s Crazy Love DVD Study
  • Francis Chan’s Forgotten God DVD Study
  • Michelle Anthony’s Spiritual Parenting DVD Study
  • David Platt’s Radical
  • David Platt’s Follow Me
  • Feasts of the Bible DVD Study
  • Tim Keller’s Gospel in Life DVD Study
  • Tim Keller’s The Prodigal God DVD Study
  • Tim Keller’s The Reason For God DVD Study
  • Mark Driscoll’s Vintage Jesus DVD Study
  • Rick Warren/Chuck Colson’s Wide Angle
  • Apologetics studies from Lee Strobel – Case for Faith; Case for Faith; Case for a Creator DVD Studies
  • Randy Alcorn’s Heaven DVD Study
  • Larry Osborne’s Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe
  • Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, separate group starting in late January
  • René Schlaepfer’s Grace Immersion, A 50-Day Plunge into God’s Amazing Grace
  • Dallas Willard & John Ortberg’s The Divine Conspiracy DVD Study
  • John Ortberg’s If You Want to Walk on Water, You Have to Get Out of the Boat DVD Study
  • John Ortberg’s The Life You’ve Always Wanted DVD Study
  • Philip Yancey’s What’s So Amazing about Grace? DVD Study
  • Philip Yancey’s The Bible Jesus Read DVD Study
  • Andy Stanley’s Discovering God’s Will DVD Study
  • Focus on the Family’s The Truth Project DVD Study – Teacher Del Tackett
  • Nicky Gumble’s The Alpha Course DVD study
  • Emerson Eggerichs’ Love and Respect DVD Study
  • Gary Thomas’s Sacred Marriage DVD Study
  • Erwin McManus’ Uprising DVD Study
  • James Smith’s The Good and Beautiful Community
  • LCCC’s own Love One Another study
  • Books of John, James, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Romans, Hebrews, Revelation, and more
  • Sermon Discussion/Application – with various study helps
  • Leader-developed studies on texts, doctrinal questions & topics
  • Crown Financial study – 6 week study for small groups
  • Road to Reward – eternal rewards
  • Creation Research InstituteDVD
  • Truefaced – creating a community of grace study
  • Extreme Grandparenting
  • Why Small Groups? by C.J. Mahaney
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • MacArthur Bible/small group studies – any
  • LifeWay Bible/small group studies – any
  • Navigators/NavPress Bible/small group studies – any

 

—————————-Other Highly Acclaimed Curriculums —————————

Story Driven DVD Studies:

Liquid Series (6 different studies to choose from) http://www.experienceliquid.com/

Not a Fan (6 week study on being a true follower of Jesus) http://notafan.com/

H2O (10 week study on a fulfilled life in knowing and serving God) http://store.cityonahillstudio.com/h2o.html

Francis Chan’s Basic Series http://basicseries.com/

Missional Studies:

LifeWay’s Seek Social Justice (6 week teaching on a contentious topic from highly trusted teachers)

A Bit More Challenging:

N. T. Wright’s Surprised by Hope, DVD study

LlifeWay’s Creation Unraveled, DVD Study

Previous Lists

I have not transferred all options from our older lists, so if you’re looking to browse even more options, these lists include several other little older but great options.

  1. Curriculum – Approved List. 09-10
  2. New Curriculum Ideas for 2010-2011

New Curriculum Ideas, 2010-2011

800 books are published in the U.S. every single day, and doesn’t it seems like half of them are Bible studies? How is a small group leader to keep up with which curriculums are doctrinally accurate and effective to change lives?  To assist you in that endeavor, I have assembled a small collection of the most recommended and approved options for our small groups, which you’ll find below, and also attached last year’s list and the list of curriculums LCCC Small Groups have used over the past three years.

NOTE: To offset your cost and build our small groups resource library, we will purchase the DVDs and/or leader guides. Contact me to place the orders!

New Suggestions for 2010-2011

I. RECOMMENDED PUBLISHERS I recommend anything from these following organizations. Browse their small group curriculums at the following links:

A.        Matthias Media – This link shows an explanation of their small group resource philosophy, and leads you to several various types of resources: http://www.matthiasmedia.com/index.php/small-groups

 

B.        Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) – Small Group book resources listed at this link: http://www.ccef.org/do-you-want-change-don%E2%80%99t-know-how

C.        Navigators/NavPress

-Bible book studies: http://www.navpress.com/catalog/68/Books-of-the-Bible-Bible-Studies

-Small group studies: http://www.navpress.com/catalog/94/Small-Group-Helps-Bible-Studies

D.        LifeWay – http://www.lifeway.com/e14/shop/?N=474

II. NEW DVD STUDIES

 

The Lake City Offer: If you choose a title that we do not have in stock in our library, we will buy the DVD and Leader Guide for you. (Participants purchase their own accompanying study guides.)

Lane and Tripp: How People Change; DVD. 12 Sessions http://stores.newgrowthpress.com/-strse-866/How-People-Change-DVD/Detail.bok

Tripp and Powlison: Changing Hearts Changing Lives; DVD. 13 Sessions http://stores.newgrowthpress.com/-strse-489/Changing-Hearts-Chng-Lives/Detail.bok

Mark Driscoll, Vintage Jesus

http://www.smallgrouptrader.com/Store/Adult_Small_Group_Video_Bible_Studies/2509/Vintage_Jesus_Series_with_Mark_Driscoll_Video_Kit_/xcid=1001&t=newest

Tim Keller, The Prodigal God http://www.smallgrouptrader.com/Store/Adult_Small_Group_Video_Bible_Studies/2977/The_Prodigal_God_with_Tim_Keller_DVD_/xcid=1001

 

Tim Keller, The Reason for God http://lc3smallgroups.ning.com/video/the-reason-for-god-dvd-trailer

Francis Chan, The Forgotten God http://www.smallgrouptrader.com/Store/Adult_Small_Group_Video_Bible_Studies/3082/Forgotten_God_by_Francis_Chan_DVD_/xcid=1001&t=newest

David Platt, Radicalcontact Pastor Reg about obtaining books, sermon videos, and study notes http://radicalsmallgroups.blogspot.com/ and… http://www.brookhills.org/media/series/radical/

Todd Phillips, No Plan B http://www.smallgrouptrader.com/Store/Adult_Small_Group_Video_Bible_Studies/2864/No_Plan_B_with_Todd_Phillips/xcid=1001&t=newest

 

Philip Yancey, What’s So Amazing about Grace? http://www.smallgrouptrader.com/Store/Adult_Small_Group_Video_Bible_Studies/2452/Whats_So_Amazing_About_Grace_with_Philip_Yancey_Video_/xcid=1001&t=newest

Philip Yancey, The Bible Jesus Read http://www.smallgrouptrader.com/Store/Adult_Small_Group_Video_Bible_Studies/2409/The_Bible_Jesus_Read_with_Phillip_Yancey_DVD_/xcid=1001&t=newest

Deeper Connections, The Miracles of Jesus (Parables and Prayers of Jesus also available) http://www.smallgrouptrader.com/Store/Adult_Small_Group_Video_Bible_Studies/2323/Deeper_Connections__The_Miracles_Of_Jesus/xcid=1001&t=newest

III.  NEW BOOKS FOR SMALL GROUP STUDY

XPLORE: 6 Lessons Exploring God’s Word, God’s World and God’s Work – The Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course recommends this small groups study book for people who cannot take the full 15 week Perspectives course. I have a copy if you’d like to look at it.  Looks pretty good!  http://www.thebodybuilders.net/store/xplore/tr/y/auid/7130966

When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor. . .and Yourself, by Brian Fikkert http://www.amazon.com/When-Helping-Hurts-Alleviating-Yourself/dp/0802457053

Curriculum – Recommended List 09-10

Curriculums our groups have used

WHAT OTHER SMALL GROUP STUDY BOOKS AND DVD’S HAVE YOU FOUND? RUN THEM BY ME! ALWAYS HOPING TO BUILD OUR LIBRARY.