The first words of the Bible are "in the beginning God created..." Beginning Life Together is the first study of the Doing Life Together series for adults which is designed to help you live the purpose-driven life through being part of a purpose-driven small group. These groups seek to help each member balance the five biblical purposes of the church talked about in Rick Warren's best-selling Purpose Driven Life. This six-week introduction to the purposes will help you to not only understand but also experience them. In addition to study and discussion questions there are icebreakers, study notes, directions for prayer and worship, and texts listed for further study.
God never intended for you to do life alone but to do life together in community. This introductory group study, Beginning Life Together, gives you an overview of the five biblical purposes that God intends for living together in community. This study will take you on a 6-week journey through these five purposes and give you a taste of the life God created you to live. Doing Life Together is a groundbreaking study
[Its] the first small group curriculum built completely on the purpose-driven paradigm
The greatest reason Im excited about [it] is that Ive seen the dramatic changes it produces in the lives of those who study it. From the foreword by Rick Warren Based on the five biblical purposes that form the bedrock of Saddleback Church, Doing Life Together will help your group discover what God created you for and how you can this that dream into an everyday reality. Experience the transformation firsthand as you begin Connecting, Growing, Developing, Sharing, and Surrendering your life together for him.
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.
Karen Lee-Thorp was a senior editor at NavPress for many years and series editor for the LifeChange Bible study series. She is now a freelance writer living in Brea, California, with her husband, Greg Herr, and their daughters, Megan and Marissa.
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