Beginning Life Together: Six Sessions on God's Purposes for Your Life

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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?[It?s] the first small group curriculum built completely on the purpose-driven paradigm?The ...
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Overview

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…[It’s] the first small group curriculum built completely on the purpose-driven paradigm…The greatest reason I’m excited about [it] is that I’ve 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310246725
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Series: Doing Life TogetherSeries Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,473,204
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

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 Life Together, and one of the authors of the Silver Medallion winner Doing Life Together, the adult curriculum published by Zondervan.

Dee Eastman is the co-director of the women’s 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 Nav Press for many years and series editor for the Life Change 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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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Acknowledgments 9
Read Me First 11
SESSION 1 The Goal of Life 15
SESSION 2 Connecting with God’s Family 23
SESSION 3 Growing to Be Like Christ 30
SESSION 4 Developing Your SHAPE to Serve Others 37
SESSION 5 Sharing Your Life Mission Every Day 45
SESSION 6 Surrendering Your Life for God’s Pleasure 52
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 59
APPENDIX
Purpose-Driven Group Agreement 61
Small Group Calendar 63
Purpose Team Roles 64
Purpose-Driven Life Health Assessment 66
Purpose-Driven Life Health Plan 68
Spiritual Partners’ Check-In Page 71
Daily Devotional Readings 72
Purpose-Driven Life Reading Plan 73
Prayer and Praise Report 74
LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Small Group Leadership 101 77
(Top Ten Ideas for New Facilitators)
Small Group Leadership Lifters 80
(Weekly Leadership Tips)
Leader’s Notes 85
About the Authors 99
Small Group Roster 100
Sample Journal Page 103
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