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.
This 6-volume series is a look at more complex issues through the lens of individual Bible characters, asking more penetrating questions with unique learning experiences.
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.
Dee Eastman is the co-director of the womens Bible study at Saddleback Church called The Journey.
Todd is the lead pastor of the River Church in the South Bay, California.
Denise Wendorff co-leads a women's Bible class at Saddleback Valley Community Church called The Journey.