Love Your Church Small Group Free Resources

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Supplement the book Love Your Church by Tony Merida in small group discussions with this free resource kit. Explore with a small group, membership class or book club what church is, why being part of it is exciting, and why it’s worthy of our love and commitment.

The kit features resources you can pick and choose from to facilitate eight sessions of discussion as you read through the book together. Scroll through this page to browse all of the free resources available for your small group.

Book Introduction

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God calls us to be "devoted to one another in love" (Romans 12:10). What does this look like for us today? How can we be the kind of church member who makes a real difference?

This is a great book for every churchgoer to read, especially as churches start to meet in person after many months of disruption from Covid-19. Whether you're new to your local church or have been attending for some time, this book will re-energize you with God’s vision for the local church.

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Awaken---or reawaken---excitement for participation in your church and commitment to being a member of God's family! Merida ignites the conversation, bringing to the forefront what is best and most worthwhile---belonging, welcoming, gathering, caring, serving, honoring, witnessing, and sending. The included discussion guide makes this a fabulous resource for small-group sharing. 176 pages, softcover from The Good Book.

Love Your Church Worksheets Download

Use these worksheets to practically apply concepts from each section of the book to specific church contexts. For example, participants can fill out the first worksheet as you discuss your church's history and leadership structure.

Love Your Church Discussion Guide PDF Download

This PDF discussion guide is the same as the one provided in the back of the book. Print a few extra copies in case someone forgets their copy of the book or finds it faster than flipping between the chapters and the questions.

Video Introductions for Each Chapter

These free short videos, approximately 3 minutes each, can be used to kick off each session of the small group study. They set the stage for and foster group discussion.

Discussion Sessions 1 (Belonging) & 2 (Welcoming)

Discussion Sessions 3 (Gathering) & 4 (Caring)

Discussion Sessions 5 (Serving) & 6 (Honoring)

Discussion Guide 7 (Witnessing) & 8 (Sending)

Graphics for Sharing

Love Your Church Sample Letter

Copy and paste from this template to develop a welcome letter to give to church visitors along with a copy of the book. The letter could also be adapted for a membership course or small group introduction.

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    Tony Merida
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