Growing in Jesus is book 3 in the Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition series designed for small groups. Six sessions explore Jesus' life and teaching to understand the true meaning of discipleship, walking as Jesus walked. Each session contains the five sections which represent the biblical purposes that lead to growth: fellowship, discipleship, ministry, evangelism, and worship. At the end of each session are options for students to do on their own. A group leader's guide is also included.
A Life Together Resource---Living with Purpose in Community Students understand that they were created for a reason---they know God had something in mind when he knit them together. The challenge is helping your students unlock that knowledge and start living the life they were designed for. Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition (modeled after Experiencing Christ Together adult curriculum) brings your students face to face with Jesus, the one who holds the key to living for God. By studying Jesus words and life, these small group studies will take your students to the heart of what it means to live purposefully for God. Included in the Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition curriculum are these studies: * Beginning in Jesus * Connecting in Jesus * Growing in Jesus * Serving Like Jesus * Sharing Christ Jesus * Surrendering to Jesus Also included are three DVDs, each of which contains biblical teaching that covers twelve individual sessions. Used in conjunction with the Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition books, these teaching lessons support and advance the work your students will be doing in their small groups. Taken together, the Experiencing Christ Together Student Edition curriculum represent thirty-six individual sessions (almost a years worth of small-group studies) and over twelve hours of teaching all aimed at helping your students learn to follow Gods purpose for their lives. each piece is available separately.
Doug Fields has been a leader in youth ministry for over 30 years. In addition to being a youth pastor at two churches for 11 and 20 years, Doug is the founder of Simply Youth Ministry, the co-founder of Downloadyouthministry.com, the author of more than 50 books, and is currently working with Youth Specialties and amp; Azusa Pacific University (HomeWords Center for Youth/Family). More information about Doug is available at www.dougfields.com.
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.