8-session video curriculum
What does it mean to be a Christian? Ask 100 people that question and you are likely to get 100 different answers. One reason people have such difficulty defining what a Christian should be is that the Bible never gives a definition. The followers of Jesus did not defer to themselves as Christians, it was a label placed on them from the outside. The early believers called themselves disciples, and the Bible is very clear in defining what a disciple looks like. Jesus gave his disciples one word that should define them. What if we as his followers embodied this one word? What if our behavior was so consistent with this word that folks around us were drawn to us―and to God?
Completing this Study as a Group
- Purchase one Christian Study Guide for each person in the group.
- Pre-Read (optional) the upcoming chapter to prepare for the group conversation.
- Watch the video online or via the Christian DVD.
- Discuss the video as a group using the session questions located in the Christian Study Guide.
Leader's Guide & Tips
An exhaustive Leader's Guide is located in the back of the Christian Study Guide. Additionally, if you find yourself as the lead facilitator of the discussion questions, here are three things to consider:
It is the ideas of everyone in the group that make a group meeting successful. Your role as the leader is to create an environment in which people feel safe to share their thoughts.
STAY ON TRACK
While you want to leave space for group members to think through the discussion, make sure the conversation is contributing to the topic being discussed that session. Don’t let it veer off on tangents. Go with the flow, but be ready to nudge the conversation in the right direction when necessary.
This is the most important thing you can do as a leader and as a group. Pray that God is not only present at your group meetings, but that he is directing them.
About Andy Stanley
Communicator, author, and pastor ANDY STANLEY founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries in 1995.Today, NPM consists of six churches in the Atlanta area and a network of 30 churches around the globe that collectively serve nearly 70,000 people weekly. Andy and his wife, Sandra, have three grown children and live near Atlanta.