Connecting with God's Family

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God longs for you to have rich, genuine connections with him and a handful of other people. These six sessions will help you connect more deeply with Jesus Christ and build genuine relationships with Christian friends. Christ’s love makes it possible for you to be known and to know others, to be loved and to love, to resolve conflict effectively, and to move outward together in faith.“Doing Life Together is a groundbreaking study…[It’s] the first small group curriculum built completely on the purpose-driven ...
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Connecting with God's Family: Six Sessions on Fellowship

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Overview

God longs for you to have rich, genuine connections with him and a handful of other people. These six sessions will help you connect more deeply with Jesus Christ and build genuine relationships with Christian friends. Christ’s love makes it possible for you to be known and to know others, to be loved and to love, to resolve conflict effectively, and to move outward together in faith.“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 turn this 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: 9780310246732
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 7/13/2002
  • Series: Doing Life TogetherSeries Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,443,701
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.25 (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 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 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 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.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Acknowledgments 9
Read Me First 11
SESSION 1 Connecting with Jesus 15
SESSION 2 Compelled by God’s Love 23
SESSION 3 Connecting in Community 31
SESSION 4 Strengthened by Honesty 39
SESSION 5 Iron Sharpens Iron 49
SESSION 6 Remembering Christ in Community 57
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 65
APPENDIX
Purpose-Driven Group Agreement 67
Small Group Calendar 69
Purpose Team Roles 70
Purpose-Driven Life Health Assessment 72
Purpose-Driven Life Health Plan 74
Spiritual Partners’ Check-In Page 77
Serving Communion 78
Memory Verses 80
Daily Devotional Readings 81
Prayer and Praise Report 82
Sample Journal Page 84
LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Small Group Leadership 101 85
(Top Ten Ideas for New Facilitators)
Small Group Leadership Lifters 88
(Weekly Leadership Tips)
Leader’s Notes 93
About the Authors 107
Small Group Roster 108
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