Sharing Your Life Mission Every Day just isn't that hard. You need a few skills, a few friends for support, and a glimpse of God's heart for those who don't know him. These six sessions will equip you to extend love to seekers around you and talk about your experience with God in ways that people will understand. God doesn't ask you to do it alone--discover the power that comes from teaming up!" Doing Life Together is a groundbreaking study...[It's] the first small group curriculum built completely on the purpose-driven paradigm...The greatest reason I'm excited about [it] is that I've seen the dramatic changes it produces in the lives of those who study it." --From the foreword by Rick Warren Based on the five biblical purposes that form the bedrock of Saddleback Church, Doing Life Together will help your group discover what God created you for and how you can turn this dream into an everyday reality. Experience the transformation firsthand as you begin Connecting, Growing, Developing, Sharing, and Surrendering your life together for him.
Table of Contents
Foreword 7 Acknowledgments 9 Read Me First 11 SESSION 1 God's Heart for People 15 SESSION 2 Looking beneath the Surface 23 SESSION 3 Building Bridges through Relationships 33 SESSION 4 Making the Most of Opportunities 39 SESSION 5 Explaining the Gospel 47 SESSION 6 The Parting Words of Jesus 57 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 64 APPENDIX Purpose-Driven Group Agreement 67 Small Group Calendar 69 Purpose Team Roles 70 Purpose-Driven Life Health Assessment 72 Purpose-Driven Life Health Plan 74 Spiritual Partners' Check-In Page 77 Serving Communion 78 Memory Verses 80 Daily Devotional Readings 81 Prayer and Praise Report 82 Sample Journal Page 84 LEADERSHIP TRAINING Small Group Leadership 101 85 (Top Ten Ideas for New Facilitators) Small Group Leadership Lifters 88 (Weekly Leadership Tips) Leader's Notes 93 About the Authors 109 Small Group Roster 110
Brett Eastman has championed small groups and leadership development at both Saddleback and Willow Creek Community Church over the past decade. He is president and founder of LifeTogether, and one of the authors of the Silver Medallion winner Doing LifeTogether, the adult curriculum published by Zondervan. Brett Eastman ha sido experto en grupos pequenos y desarrollo de liderazgo en las iglesias Saddleback y en Willow Creek durante la ultima decada. Es presidente y fundador del ministerio LifeTogether, ademas de autor ganador del Silver Medallion por un curriculum de estudio biblico publicado por Zondervan, denominado Doing LifeTogether. Dee Eastman is the co-director of the women's Bible study at Saddleback Church called "The Journey." Dee Eastman es co-directora de una clase biblica para mujeres denominada. El Viaje, en la Iglesia de la Comunidad Saddleback Valley. Karen Lee-Thorp has written or cowritten more than fifty books, workbooks, and Bible studies. Her books include A Compact Guide to the Christian Life, A Compact Guide to the Bible, and Why Beauty Matters. She was a senior editor at NavPress for many years and series editor for the LifeChange Bible study series. She is now a freelance writer living in Brea, California, with her husband, Greg Herr, and their daughters, Megan and Marissa. Karen Lee-Thorp ha sido autora o co-autora de mas de 50 libros, tanto de trabajo como de estudios biblicos. Fue editora en NavPress durante varios anos y hoy dia radica en Brea, California, con su esposo Greg Herr y sus hijas Megan y Maris. Denise Wendorff co-leads a women's Bible class at Saddleback Valley Community Church called The Journey. Denise Wendorff es co-directora de una clase biblica para mujeres denominada A"El ViajeA", en la Iglesia de la Comunidad Saddleback Valley. Todd Wendorff is pastor in the Maturity Department at Saddleback Valley Community Church. Todd Wendorff es pastor en el Departamento de Madurez Espiritual en la Iglesia de la Comunidad Saddleback Valley