Mountains, Jesus, Romans, parables, race, generosity, money, and God are all possible study topics with these brand new DVD studies now available to borrow from the Media Center. Request your Fall study now.
We’re sometimes told that “mountaintop moments”—those times when we experience the power, love, and grace of God in a way that’s difficult to put into words—are not the stuff of every day. In Mountaintop Moments, Dr. Ed Robb associates these personal spiritual mountaintop moments with the mountains in the Old and New Testaments and the events related to these sacred places, showing us how their lessons can be woven into our everyday lives. Each week’s session includes a prominent Christian personality telling his or her own mountaintop life experience and guiding participants through the study.
The Revolutionary Kingdom:
Following the Rebel Jesus
By Mike Slaughter
With Karen Perry Smith
Featuring Lisa Yebuah, Rachel Billups, Matt Miofsky, and Jacob Armstrong
To join the revolution led by Jesus…to be considered true disciples of Christ…we must exchange comfortable cultural worldviews and values for the radical requirements of living out the Kingdom in the here and now. It’s when we get serious about God’s call that we, too, live revolutionary, world-changing lives.
The gospel truths shared with the early church at Rome echo into our day, reminding us that we still have good news to embrace and to share with others. Women will be spiritually renewed in this six-week study and encouraged by the transforming Good News of the gospel regardless of what bad news they may face.
This Leader Kit includes one each of the Participant Workbook, Leader Guide, and DVD for this 6-session study.
Stories Jesus Told:
How to Read a Parable
By Greg Carey
Jesus told stories, or parables, to help us understand how God wants us to live life. Sometimes, however, stories like the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son can be interpreted in more that one way. In Stories Jesus Told, you’ll explore six of Jesus’ parables to learn how to read, interpret, and live them in your daily life.
Dialogues on Race
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The latest installment of the Dialogues On series, this study encourages a conversational experience by giving participants a reader on race in the United States. Each topic is packed with well-researched information and brought to life with the lived experience and stories of people. Each video is created as a documentary; interviews mixed with motion graphics give viewers an inside look at the center of the topic and how it plays out in real life. The main intent of these videos is to stretch basic understanding of each topic.
The Generosity Challenge:
28 Days of Gratitude, Prayer, and Faith
By Scott McKenzie and Kristine Miller
For people who are in the pews every Sunday but have not yet committed to monetary giving, this study offers a weekly reading accompanied by seven days of challenges in the forms of self-assessment, journaling, and prayer. After 28 days, members of the group study are encouraged to embrace a life-giving journey toward generosity and provided a road map on how to get there.
God vs. Money:
Winning Strategies in the Combat Zone
By J. Clif Christopher
As a pastor, not only must you continually remind yourself to trust in God’s promises instead of falling for money’s false assurances; you must also lead your church to do the same. God vs. Money offers practical, up-to-date, expert advice on how to face this challenge, including chapters on how to preach about giving, the theology of giving, and the importance of budgeting.
This study is for leaders in churches and other ministry settings who have responsibility for capital campaigns, budgets, stewardship, planned giving, and other financial concerns. The typical study groups include finance committees, stewardship teams, foundation boards, and finance-related staff teams. The study is also recommended for continuing education of pastors and other church leaders.
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The standard quarterly curriculum for United Methodist adults is Adult Bible Studies. The Fall 2019 curriculum is focused on God and uses various scripture texts from throughout the Bible. This unit takes us through texts that help us discern what “Godness” is.
Additional DVD Studies
All of our DVD studies are collected into Genre Collections in our online catalog. View these lists for a wide variety of options for your small group.
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These books can be borrowed for free by anyone involved with a United Methodist church in the North Carolina Conference. We can even mail them to you! All you need to do is fill out the Resource Request Form.