Starting Point – 2015 Church-wide Study

We're asking all Community Groups to participate in a church-wide study using the study Starting Point, sometime between January and end of April, 2015.  Here's everything you need to know! What is Starting Point? Starting Point is an 8-week study intended to help participants explore faith and the Bible in a conversational environment designed to meet … Continue reading Starting Point – 2015 Church-wide Study

Suggested Christmas Studies

Available for checkout from PV Library… The Purpose of Christmas, Rick Warren 4 sessions  |  DVD/Study Guide    Preview at CBD The Christmas Experience,  Kyle Idleman 6 sessions  |  DVD/Study Guide    Preview at CBD   Access on RighNow Media The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping the Full Love Story of Christmas, Ann Voskamp 4 sessions  |  DVD/Discussion Guide   Preview … Continue reading Suggested Christmas Studies

How to Study a Book of the Bible

- Thank you to Dr. Al Bean, PV Community Group leader and retired Old Testament professor, for major contributions to this resource. The Bible is made up of sixty-six books, each with its own author, time and place of writing, and purpose.* So, studying the Bible book-by-book allows us to see the diversity of God’s … Continue reading How to Study a Book of the Bible

Not Just Another Bible Study

One the biggest challenges in the process of making disciples is helping people move beyond head knowledge to heart knowledge.  Transformation happens at the point where the truth of God’s Word intersects with the reality of an individual’s life.  We know that happens best in the context of biblical community—believers living in authentic relationships with … Continue reading Not Just Another Bible Study

Thinking Beneath: Pursuing Depth

We’ve all heard people make statements along the lines of: “I just want to go deeper.”  I have to be honest though, in my experience it’s one of the most misused and overrated statements in church, because without any kind of context, that statement can mean anything!   Does that mean we’re not spending enough time … Continue reading Thinking Beneath: Pursuing Depth

Making the Most of Your Group Study

One of the first questions usually posed by new Community Group leaders is, “What studies do I use?”  Because studying God’s Word is an essential part of your group meeting identifying the best study is one of the foundational steps toward seeing transformation take root in the lives of your group participants.  That’s why we … Continue reading Making the Most of Your Group Study