Item description for Beginnings: Longing to Belong [With Participant's Guide/Leader's Guide/Director's Man and DVD] by Rob Weber & Andy Langford...
Overview Beginnings: Longing to Belong is a ten-week study that explores the importance of community in the Christian faith, using fire as its central metaphor. The study can be used as part of the Beginnings series or as a stand-alone program.
Beginnings: Longing to Belong is a ten-week study that explores the importance of community in the Christian faith, using fire as its central metaphor. The study can be used as part of the Beginnings series or as a stand-alone program.
Planning kit contents (one copy of each): DVD with 10 weekly sessions (20 minutes each) Participant s Guide with Bible references, discussion questions, and activities Around the Fire: A Participant s Companion with in-depth content Small-Group Leader s Guide with session plans, questions, and activities Director s Manual with instructions for planning and training, tips on outreach and promotion, reproducibles, and more
Session themes: Longing to Belong? Introduction How Do We Find Our Place? Baptism What Are We Hungry For? Holy Communion What Happens When We Pray Together? Prayer What s the Deal With Miracles? Signs and Wonders What Do We Have in Common? Stewardship How Can We Remember Who We Are? Worship How Can We Open Our Lives to Each Other? Hospitality How Can We Get Along When We Are So Different? Conflict Resolution How Do We Share What We Have Discovered? Witness
Each session begins with a meal, at church or in a home, at which participants get to know each other and begin to build community. Participants then view a 20-minute video presentation on DVD, in which Rob Weber explores the week s topic through story and Scripture. After the video, participants break into groups of ten to twelve to discuss and share, study Scripture, and grow in depth of experience through the small group.
Beginnings: Longing to Belong is the third installment in the Beginnings study series, which includes: -Beginnings: An Introduction to Christian Faith -Beginnings: The Spiritual Life -Beginnings: Longing to Belong"
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.68" Width: 10.72" Height: 2.83" Weight: 3.19 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2008
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
Edition Teacher's Guide
ISBN 0687497574 ISBN13 9780687497577
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More About Rob Weber & Andy Langford
Dr.Rob Weber is Senior Pastor and founder of Grace Community United Methodist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana. Grace Community is a teaching church, with multigenerational ministries that serve over 1200 in worship attendance each week. Rob Weber is in high demand as a speaker for church leadership events throughout the world, including England, Korea, and the USA. He is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, attended college in Jackson, Mississippi at Millsaps College with a degree in Theater and Philosophy, was trained for ministry at the Lliff School of Theology in Denver, CO, and earned a Doctor of Ministrydegree from United Theological Seminary in Communication and Leadership.Rob s primary focus in his writing and in his congregation is to develop visual communication, effective leadership, and multi-faceted worship.He suggests that these three things are crucial for building a lasting and diverse Christian community in the midst of rapid change.He wrote and presented the video portions of Beginnings: An Introduction toChristian Faith. He is also the author of Visual Leadership, ReConnecting: A Weslyan Guide for the Renewal of Our Congregation (Abingdon Press) co-author of Igniting Worship Series: Communion(Abingdon Press) and"ReConnecting Worship: ""Where Tradition and Innovation Converge" (Abingdon Press) including a video-based workbook for churches that want to diversify their worship styles.