Core vs. Periphery

with Tim Cooper


Core Vs. Periphery is a one-week video curriculum for small groups.

Core vs. Periphery is designed to help you clearly identify which beliefs you consider essential to the Christian faith. That's because understand the priority you place on specific beliefs can enable you to be kinder and more graceful when talking with people who don't see eye to eye with you.

To use Core vs. Periphery, complete these steps:


Print a copy of the Discussion Guide for each member of your group.


Watch the video together. It will guide you through the Beliefs Assessment on pages 2–3 of the Discussion Guide.


Discuss the video as a group using the Discussion Guide.


NOTE: If you want to know what our churches consider the core beliefs of the Christian faith,
check out our Statement of Faith near of the bottom of the page.