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Are We Too Familiar with Christmas? Andy Stanley

The stories of Christmas and Easter are so familiar that we rarely dig into the details. But what if we did? We might find that they stop sounding like far-fetched fairy tales. In fact, the improbable details of these stories might even start to...

Spend Less. Give More. Worship Fully. | Advent Conspiracy

Several years ago, a few of us were lamenting how we’d come to the end of an Advent season exhausted and sensing we’d missed it again: the awe-inducing, soul-satisfying mystery of the Incarnation. No wonder there was a dread at the beginning of...

Prayer of Belonging | Candace Payne

In You Belong , author and Bible teacher Candace Payne dives head first into the hope and fullness of joy found we get only from Christ. Candace walks women through how to identify and trace the patterns of joy found in the presence of God and...

Looking for Happiness? Accept One Another

Happiness . Everyone craves it, wants it, searches for it. We are longing for this sense of contentment and wellbeing. Worldwide, people profess that happiness is their most cherished goal. The most popular class in the three-century history of Yale University is on happiness.

The Story Behind the Story of Christmas | Andy Stanley

The story of Christmas doesn’t begin the way you probably think it does. It doesn’t begin with angels announcing the birth of a savior. It doesn’t begin with a young couple on an out-of-town trip trying to find a place to stay as the woman goes...

God With Us | Max Lucado

Advent is a season of preparation because it is also a season of anticipation—a glorious gift is coming soon and we want to be ready to receive it! In the prologue to his gospel, the apostle John proclaims the miraculous truth of the incarnation,...

Get to Know the God Who Knows Your Name | Max Lucado

Are you open to the idea of a Father, a heavenly Father, who knows you? A soon-to-be home that awaits you? Would you consider this life-changing idea: the all-mighty and all-knowing God has set his affection on you? Every detail about you he knows....

Fight for What Matters Most | Levi Lusko

I declare war. What images does that phrase stir up in your mind? Maybe you picture armed troops moving into position on a battlefield. Or perhaps it brings up scenes of fighter jets flying into formation for a dogfight. Or you might envision...

I Will Never Read the Bible the Same Way Again | Ray Vander Laan

As a Bible teacher and study tour leader, I have had the privilege of hiking with thousands of Jesus followers in the lands of the Bible where Abraham, Ruth, David, Jesus, and Paul lived. It has been thrilling to watch group after group experience...

Beginning the Journey | Kathie Lee Gifford

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22–23 Before I began my new job as co-host of the fourth hour of The Today Show in 2008, I felt...

God Wants to Restore Our Lives | John Eldredge

There’s a madness to our moment, and we need to name it for the lunacy it is. Because it’s taking our lives hostage. First, there’s the blistering pace of life. Everyone I talk to says they feel busier than ever. Then there’s the deluge of media...

3 Studies on the Basics of Christian Faith

For many, the Christian life feels like a long game of “Jesus Says”: Jesus says pray. Jesus says give. Jesus says go to church. But upon further investigation, we discover that Jesus’ invitation to his first-century audience was an invitation to...

Dealing with Toxic People | Gary Thomas

After I had been hitting my head against a wall dealing with a toxic individual, asking myself “Why?” and “How do I fix this/handle this/deal with this?” a wise friend, Dr. Steve Wilke, dispensed some life-changing advice. He urged me not to deal...

Awaken the Call God Has on Your Life | Banning Liebscher

We are all called to be change-makers in the world, and yet many of us don’t know how to answer the call. Jesus Culture founder and pastor Banning Liebscher draws from the biblical story of Jonathan, who, after a treacherous three-mile hike, boldly...

Engage Your Calling for God | Banning Liebscher

Many believers are not living deeply into the truth of who they are called to be and what they are called to do in the kingdom of God, at least not deeply enough that they begin to experience and bear the fruit of the abundant life, the best life,...

Move Forward with Confidence | Dr. David Jeremiah

The Bible reveals that God left no detail to chance when He decided to create human beings. The precision and perfection of our body’s systems are without equal: our circulatory, digestive, immune, and muscular systems are all designed to sustain...

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Using How (not) to Save the World with your church or small group?

Using How (not) to Save the World with your church or small group?

Here are some tools to help: 

The Small Group Tool Kit includes two mobile-friendly invitation cards, reflection cards to enhance your small  group experience, and a worship song playlist curated by Hosanna Wong that can beplayed during small group meetings or personal Bible study time. 

The Church Tool Kit includes a downloadable poster, bulletininsert, invitation card, and Power Point slide.

Is your church talking about anxiety, depression and mental health issues? You should be.

Is your church talking about anxiety, depression and mental health issues? You should be.

Shawn Johnson, lead pastor of Red Rocks Church, gives a
searingly honest portrait of anxiety and depression and shows readers how to fight back and live free. He also has put together three free tools pastors can use to help their congregation have a productive conversation around mental health, including a discussion guide, sermon notes and key Scripture verses.