Starting Point Conversation Guide Revised Edition

Author: Zondervan,
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310817846
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Everything has a starting point—your life, your relationships, your education, your career. Sometimes we forget that faith has a starting point as well. For some of us, our faith journeys began in childhood as a set of beliefs handed to us by a parent, teacher, or pastor. Maybe you developed a framework of faith based on personal experience. Or maybe you had no faith at all. Too often, a faith formed in childhood isn’t strong enough to withstand the pressures of adult life. But what if you could find a new starting point for faith? Welcome to Starting Point – an 8-session small group conversation about faith (DVD/digital video sold separately). Whether you’re new to faith, curious about God, or coming back to church after some time away, it’s a place where your opinions and beliefs are valued, and no question is off limits. During the eight sessions, you will: Use this Starting Point Conversation Guide to reflect on central questions of faith and life. Watch the video component each week in preparation or as part of the discussion. Explore and share what you’re learning with other people in a conversational environment. Come as you are and build relationships with others as you discover your starting point. SESSIONS INCLUDE: Start Problem Trust Rules Jesus Grace Faith Invitation Designed for use with the Starting Point Video Study (sold separately). Andy Stanley is the founder of North Point Ministries, Inc. (NPM). Each Sunday, more than 36,000 people attend one of NPM’s six Atlanta-area churches. To learn more and to access free online resources, visit www.northpointministries.org.

Starting Point

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 031028676X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Starting Point" takes readers on a journey of discovering the broad arch of God's story and where they fit into the narrative. This Bible study program is for those who are new to the Christian faith, simply curious about it, or reexamining it after time away from church.

Community Conversation Guide

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310816297
Format: PDF
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Community. It's a word we often hear, but what does it really mean? And why is it so important to your spiritual life? Because you can’t grow spiritually unless you’re connected relationally. God designed us that way. He wants to use other people to grow us and he wants to use us to grow other people. In this 8-session video-based study (DVD/digital video sold separately), specifically designed for launching new small groups well, you’ll explore how building deep relationships with the people in your small group and serving in the larger community around you will grow your faith. You’ll learn why your unique story matters… to God and to the people you do life with. Community is a great way for small groups to grow together and for churches to connect new people in their congregation. This conversation guide is a necessary tool walking you through each session with group starters, leader’s notes, discussion questions, and weekly reading. Sessions include: Show Up Pursue God Join In Be Real Part 1 Be Real Part 2 Be Real Part 3 Be the Church Be Together Designed for use with Community Video Study (sold separately).

Parental Guidance Required Study Guide

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 0307563901
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As parents, we need to do everything we can to enhance our children’s relationship with us, to influence their relationships with those outside the home, and most importantly, to advance their relationship with God. Designed for use in personal study or in small groups, The Parental Guidance Required DVD and study guide are practical resources that will help parents to ask themselves the important questions: Am I economizing my time with my child, or am I investing in my child by carefully developing the quality of our relationship over the long haul? Am I striving to control the influence that friends have in my child’s life? Am I nurturing a healthy, eternal perspective that will help my child to weather the inevitable storms of life? DVD include 4 complete sermons and six group sessions that correspond to the companion study guide. Influencing Your Child’s Future Of all the assignments God will give you during your time on earth, none may be more sacred than the task of raising your children. Parental Guidance Required Study Guide is designed to give you the counsel you need to help prepare your children for the future. Intended for use in personal study or in small groups, this six-session companion study guide to the Parental Guidance Required DVD is a practical resource that will encourage you to look at the relationships in your children’s lives and ask the important questions: Am I developing a quality relationship with my child that will go the distance? Am I striving to control the influence that friends have in my child’s life? Am I nurturing a healthy eternal perspective that will help my child to weather the storms of life? Asking the right questions is the key to helping you assess your family needs and ensure that the influence you have is one that will last a lifetime. Story Behind the Book In an effort to focus Multnomah’s mission to equip the church and to make the "bride" more beautiful, the company developed a relationship with Andy Stanley and North Point Community Church to publish a selection of the church’s resources and distribute them to a broader market. North Point is one of the most influential churches in the nation, and their teaching is already highly sought after. They have a voice for the 20- to 30-something generation. Reaching the church is a strategic goal of Multnomah, and we realize that the emerging generation needs resources that deliver truth in fresh, new ways. Andy’s leadership will keep North Point on the edge for a long time to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Staying in Love

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 031040861X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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'We all know what's required to fall in love...a pulse. Falling in love is easy. But staying there---that's something else entirely. With more than a thousand matchmaking services available today and new ones springing up all the time, finding a romantic match can be easier than ever. But staying together with the one you've found seems to be the real challenge. So, is it possible for two people to fall in love and actually stay there? Absolutely! Let pastor and author Andy Stanley show you how in this four-session, video-based study.This DVD-ROM saves you time and money because it contains everything you need to create your group experience: Andy Stanley's original message series on Staying in Love and four video sessions taught by Andy, which are 15-20 minutes in length, as well as a discussion questions in a PDF format that you can print out for every member of your group. Session titles include: 1. Love is a Verb 2. Re-Modeling 3. Feelin' It 4. Multiple Choice Marriage'

Follow Participant s Guide

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310823579
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Lots of people think Christianity is all about doing what Jesus says. But what if doing what Jesus says isn’t what Jesus says to do at all? Jesus’ invitation is an invitation to relationship, and it begins with a simple request: follow me. Religion says “Change and you can join us.” Jesus says, “Join us and you will change.” There’s a huge difference. Jesus doesn’t expect people to be perfect. He just wants them to follow him. Being a sinner doesn’t disqualify anyone. Being an unbeliever doesn’t disqualify anyone. In fact, following almost always begins with a sinner and unbeliever taking one small step. In this eight-session video-based Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), Andy Stanley takes small groups on a journey through the Gospels as he traces Jesus’ teaching on what it means to follow. Sessions include: Jesus Says Next Steps Fearless Follow Wear The Fine Print What I Want to Want Leading Great Unfollow Designed for use with Follow Video Study 9780310823551 (sold separately).

Christian

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780310693345
Format: PDF
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Offers a guide for an eight-session small group Bible study challenging participants to embody personal characteristics outlined in scripture to define followers of Christ.

Twisting the Truth Participant s Guide

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780310287667
Format: PDF, ePub
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This six-session video-based study led by Stanley helps groups to understand how truth can get twisted and distorted and how such misunderstandings negatively impact lives.

Go Fish Study Guide

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 0307563022
Format: PDF
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Tell Faith-Filled Fish Tales Fishing stories. We’ve all heard them. “It was this big.” “You should have seen the one that got away.” People love to tell stories of their fishing adventures. When it comes to faith, however, most people clam up. Why is it we can’t talk about what God has done in our lives as naturally as we can spin fishing tales? In this six-session companion study guide to the Go Fish DVD, Andy Stanley explores the motivation behind sharing our faith. Discover God’s heart for those who don’t know Him and the role that we can play in introducing others to Him. Along the way you will be equipped with tools that will help you make sharing your faith a natural part of your life. This study guide is complete with a leader’s guide and six lessons, including conversation-starting exercises, discussion questions, and application steps. Story Behind the Book Andy Stanley, senior pastor of three North Point Ministries campuses, with a cumulative congregation of more than twenty thousand, has had countless conversations with everyday Christians who struggle to share their faith with confidence and ease. Though not everyone has “the gift,” evangelism is something we’re each called to. This curriculum was designed to take the fear out of sharing the good news of Christ, and to help you talk about it as naturally as you would that exciting fishing trip last weekend! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Niv Starting Point Study Bible

Author: Luis Palau
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780310918929
Format: PDF, Docs
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