What does it take to build character? How do you instill godly qualities inside yourself that are displayed consistently through words, actions, and attitudes that reflect what Jesus himself is like? In Authenticity: Living a Spiritually Healthy Life, you will learn from Joseph and His Brothers, the Friends of a Paralytic, Gideon, John the Baptist, Jonah (What Not to do), and A Sinful Woman while practicing the five elements of a Purpose Driven Life: Connecting, Growing, Developing, Sharing, and Surrendering. Members spend approx. an hour and a half on each of the six lessons together. There are short reflections to seek God at home throughout the week along with optional questions for deeper study. Your group may choose to do lessons ahead of the meeting. Leader's helps and notes are included.
What does it take to build character? How do you instill godly qualities inside yourself that are displayed consistently through words, actions, and attitudes that reflect what Jesus himself is like? Building Character Together takes you and your small group inside the Bible to learn character-building lessons from some of its most compelling figures. In six enjoyable, interactive sessions, each volume in this six-volume series helps you deeply explore the complex issues of developing Christian character. Combining study, discussion, and shared experiences, here is a pathway to growth both individually and as a group. Explore the lives of David, Mary Magdalene, Jacob, and other men and women of the Bible. Learn lessons from their successes and failures and from their relationships with God and other people that you can readily link to yourself and your own life circumstances. Enjoy frank discussions that draw you and other group members deeper into each others' lives. And put it all into action in a one-day group retreat, a service project, a mini-mission work, and other experiences that help you make the leap from good words to good works.
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. SPANISH BIO: 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.' SPANISH BIO: Dee Eastman es co-directora de una clase biblica para mujeres denominada. El Viaje, en la Iglesia de la Comunidad Saddleback Valley.
Todd is the lead pastor of the River Church in the South Bay, California. SPANISH BIO: Todd Wendorff es pastor en el Departamento de Madurez Espiritual en la Iglesia de la Comunidad Saddleback Valley
Denise Wendorff co-leads a women's Bible class at Saddleback Valley Community Church called The Journey. SPANISH BIO: Denise Wendorff es co-directora de una clase biblica para mujeres denominada 'El Viaje', en la Iglesia de la Comunidad Saddleback Valley.