What will your small group study in the Fall? We’ve got some brand new DVD and book studies for you to check out. We also recommend some other ways to discover the right study for your group.
See something you like? Go ahead and request to borrow it. You can preview it, reserve it for a later date, or compare multiple studies.
New Small Group Studies
Signs and Wonders: A Beginner’s Guide to the Miracles of Jesus
By Amy-Jill Levine
Professor of New Testament studies and Bible study author Amy-Jill Levine explores selected miracles of Jesus in historical and theological context. For each miracle, she discusses not only how past witnesses would have understood the events, but also how today’s readers can draw meaning from Jesus’s words and actions. Six sessions. DVD, leader guide, and a book are available. Learn more.
The Big Picture: Seeing God’s Dream for Your Life
By Jevon Caldwell-Gross and Nicole Caldwell-Gross
United Methodist Pastors Jevon and Nicole Caldwell-Gross take a closer look at the life of Joseph to discover God’s presence in moments of triumph and trauma. The story of Joseph in Genesis teaches us to look for the big picture in our lives. It shows us how God weaves together events that seem random into a beautiful image of joy, survival, purpose, and meaning. See God’s dream for your life as you begin connecting the dots of God’s grace, presence, and protection. Five sessions. DVD, leader guide, and a book are available. Learn more.
Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements in the Gospel of John
By Matt Rawle
United Methodist Pastor Matt Rawle explores the “I Am” statements in John as works of art that resonate throughout the Gospel and all of Scripture. He shows how these words point beyond themselves to the deep mystery of Jesus Christ. Join Matt on this journey and experience the profound truth at the heart of the I Am statements: that Jesus is light and life, and he calls us to himself and offers us the hope of resurrection. Six sessions. DVD, leader guide, and a book are available. Learn more.
Undistracted: Capture Your Purpose, Rediscover Your Joy
By Bob Goff
Bestselling author Bob Goff shares some of the stories from his life that have helped him understand what it truly means to be joyful in every situation. The goal of this study is to provide a roadmap to defeat discouragement and regain joy in life by becoming captivated by something better. Joy will provide practical steps to help participants make that journey. Five sessions. DVD and a study guide are available. Learn more.
The Only Prayer You’ll Ever Need: Unleashing Your Best Life
By Douglas K. Fletcher
Often relegated to recitation and to ritual, the Lord’s Prayer is a treasure of ancient wisdom. It teaches us how to pray. It offers a path to growth as a human being, and a guide to building and deepening relationships. The prayer is structured as seven conversations with God. They are conversations that can build relationships with people very different from ourselves, in our own family or workplace or community. They can help us to build bridges and reach across divisions. This is a prayer we need. 7-10 sessions. A book is available for borrowing, and a study guide can be downloaded online. Learn more.
Who Can We Be Together? A Biblical Exploration of Luke 13
By Candace Simpson
Simpson brings participants deeper into Jesus’ teachings in this chapter of Luke to explore what it means to be in community. As the author notes, “For followers of Christ 2,000 years later, it’s important for us to sit with the range of emotions we have in response to these words. It’s not easy to build and sustain communities, especially when there are forces that drain us, exhaust us, and even push us to act uncharacteristically. And yet, we are called to act on the most ethical principles of our faith so we can witness the kin-dom of God on earth.” 8 sessions. This study only uses the book. Learn more.
Adult Bible Studies: Fall 2022: Freedom
By Mary Kate Myers, Amy Sigmon, and Brian Sigmon
This fall, our Bible lessons follow the theme “Freedom.” The lessons explore the concept of salvation and God’s gracious acts in redeeming us. They challenge we who have experienced God’s gracious salvation to work for freedom and justice on behalf of others. They acknowledge that as we do, we will encounter those whose beliefs and values are different from our own, so they encourage us in ways to remain faithful to our beliefs while we act as neighbors to others. Learn more.
Where Can I Find More Small Group Studies?
Check out our tips For Small Group Leaders on how to choose the right study, navigate our online catalog, and use online resources.
Request These Resources
These resources can be borrowed for free by anyone involved with a United Methodist Church in the North Carolina Conference. We will mail them to your home! All you need to do is fill out the Resource Request Form.