Item description for Groups: The Life-Giving Power of Community (Pursuing Spiritual Transformation) by John Ortberg, Laurie Pederson & Judson Poling...
Overview As part of the Pursuing Spiritual Transformation series, Groups invites you to enjoy the rewards-and braces the risks-of community through authentic relationships.
Publishers Description Community is God s idea. Only in community can we know and be known, love and be loved, celebrate others and be celebrated by them. And only through close, transparent relationships can we be transformed as individuals. Groups invites you to enjoy the rewards--and embrace the risks--of community. Step by step, this study will challenge and encourage you to explore the amazing potential for growth found in authentic relationships. You ll study the true nature of friendship. The power of paying attention. The path to intimacy. The encouragement of being for one another. You ll learn what it means to live out these and other simple but vital truths for being all you are, giving all you ve got, and receiving all you need as a member of God s dynamic community, the church. Leader s guide included Groups group sessions are: This Is a Friendship Love Pays Attention Knowing and Being Known When Community Breaks Down Forgiveness Building a Passionately Inclusive Church Being 'For' One Another"
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.5" Width: 6" Height: 9.25" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Sep 11, 2000
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Pursuing Spiritual Transformation
ISBN 0310220769 ISBN13 9780310220763 UPC 025986220761
Availability 0 units.
More About John Ortberg, Laurie Pederson & Judson Poling
John Ortberg is the senior pastor at Menlo Church. John's teaching centers aroundhow faith in Christ can impact our everyday lives with God. He has written books onspiritual formation including, The Life You've Always Wanted, Who is This Man?, The Me I Want To Be, Soul Keeping, and most recently, All The Places To Go. John teachesaround the world at conferences and churches.
Born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, John graduated from Wheaton College with adegree in psychology. He holds a Master of Divinity and doctorate degree in clinicalpsychology from Fuller Seminary, and has done post-graduate work at theUniversity of Aberdeen, Scotland. Prior to joining Menlo Church, John served asteaching pastor at Chicago's Willow Creek Community Church.
John Ortberg currently resides in the state of Illinois.
Reviews - What do customers think about Groups: Life-Giving Power Of Community?
Solid Small Group Material Mar 25, 2007
This is a great first book for small groups. It reveals the important elememts of relationships and sets the stage for some good self examination coupled with the truth of Scripture. The leader notes and questions also make leading the group a snap. The study portion takes about 1 full hour each week.
Director, Small Group Ministry Mar 8, 2007
This is the first curriculum chosen for our 350 member church's launching of 'small groups'. We used it in advance to train the Leaders and each Leader is now using it to kick off his or her own small group. It has been profoundly useful and inspirational. Each participant gets this book for study and note-taking. The Scripture content is exactly what the 'small group' movement requires as a Bible study component.
Groups - the Life-Giving Power of Community Nov 10, 2006
This was a very good Bible Study for our group.
Good resource and guide Jan 14, 2003
This book is a good tool to use for small groups, fellowship studies, or sunday school class. I used it for my college sunday school class to place emphasis on embracing our Christian community. While John Ortberg does a good job at painting the picture for us, it is basically his "The Life You've Always Wanted" book re-done for small groups in a practical way. I enjoyed using this guide but had to restructure the questions and format to cater to a sunday school environment. I would recommend making sure you know your group, and understand their needs, and perhaps come up with additional questions to meet the needs of your group.