The ultimate paradox of the Christian life is that victory comes through surrender. Most of us aspire to a life of abandonment to God and his purposes, but we find the daily grind and our old habits get in the way. Jesus knew he set the bar high, but he didn't leave us without guidance. In these six sessions, you'll learn from his teaching and example the character qualities essential to a "life less ordinary," a life of worshipful surrender.
"Trust can be a tough issue for kids. Chances are, your students want to rely on God for everything, but are still holding on to the ideal of self-sufficiency. Surrendering to Christ Together looks at the life of Jesus and shows students how giving in to God can be the best decision they will ever make. Six sessions will let students explore the heart issues of surrender that lead to deeper worship: · Afloat in a Storm: How do I trust God when everything seems to be falling apart? · The Key to Significance: How do I let go of my goals and discover what God wants me to do? · True Greatness: How do I become great in Gods eyes? · Wild Gratitude: How do I respond to Christ for everything hes done for me? · Ultimate Trust: How do I know it's Gods will if its the thing that makes the least sense? · Victory Over Death: What does it mean to me that Jesus conquered death? Students who develop a lifelong faith yield to Jesus at every turn. Surrendering to Christ Together is the best way to help your kids learn that submission to God truly is the best way to live."
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.