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God’s Plans Are Meant for Good

God’s Plans Are Meant for Good

GATHER Group Study PREPARE! Before you show up to your gathering, check in with yourself. THE TITLE OF TODAY IS: ________________________________________________________ Title your day as if it were a chapter title in the book of your life. Be creative and not hasty. Think about the entire day or week you’ve had, not just the past

Galatians: The Hidden Power of Acceptance

Opening Group Activity (10–15 minutes) What you’ll need: ◃  Sheet of blank paper for each person ◃  Several packets of colored pencils or crayons Invite participants to sketch, or summarize in a few words, a memory in which they felt acutely unaccepted. On the flip side of the paper, invite participants to do the same regarding a

Who is God?

WELCOME A little girl in kindergarten was drawing a picture when her teacher walked up to her desk to take a look. She asked the child, “What are you drawing?” The bright-eyed girl quickly responded, “God.” The teacher smiled and then said, “Well, honey, no one actually knows what God looks like.” The child looked

The Birthplace of Disappointment

Welcome!  Welcome to Session 1 of It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way. Opening Discussion How would you define disappointment? Watch Session One: The Birthplace of Disappointment The Birthplace of Disappointment (28 minutes) This Week’s Statement to Hold Onto: What would happen in our lives if we really lived in the absolute assurance of God’s love

Same Kind of Different as Me

“Same Kind of Different As Me is a compelling story of tragedy, perseverance, triumph, dedication, faith, and the resilience of the human spirit. Ron and Denver, you truly are my heroes. This is a must read.” – Red Steagall (Texas Poet Laureate) Watch the Study Trailer Watch Session One:   Same as Me When you consider

Get Ready to Dream Big

  There is a path to discover and release your most beautiful and lasting ambitions into the world. ~ Bob Goff WELCOME Once upon a time, as kids or young adults, we had big dreams. Now life has become a maze of responsibilities, obligations, expectations, and assumptions about who we are and what we must

Awakened to the Call

Pay attention to the things that move you because they reveal the things in your heart. ~ Banning Liebscher WELCOME Do you remember dreaming as a kid about who or what you wanted to be when you grew up? I actually get a kick out of remembering all of the different things my eight-year-old self

Becoming a King: Becoming Powerful

The great problem of the earth and the great aim of the masculine journey boil down to this: when can you trust a man with power? ~ John Eldredge A thirty-year-old man is like a densely populated city; nothing new can be built… without something else being torn down. ~ Mike Mason Stand at the

An Overview of the Bible

If you want to learn architecture, you must first learn how buildings are put together. If you want to learn sailing, you must first learn how ships are put together. And if you want to understand the Bible, you must first learn how the Bible is put together. — Max Anders WELCOME Welcome to 30

Get Out of Your Head: Spiraling Out

The first time I taught the study you’re about to dive into, I gathered a room full of women in my local church to talk about what’s going on in our heads. We met for six weeks, and lives were changed. The first night those women streamed into the chapel where we were meeting, they

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