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Men's Groups Curriculum Guide

The following studies (displayed by topic) come highly recommended by our Men's Groups Team. Some of the studies are specifically for men. All are studies our Men's Groups have found helpful and interesting. 

If you are having trouble selecting and would like to follow a suggested track, you will find a sample 12-month plan here:

 
 

Tips for creating a study plan:

  • Balance your group with light-hearted spontaneity as well as intentionality and planning (Learn More).
  • Consider your group's capacity. It's not great to go from one homework-heavy study to the next. Balance studies with more preparation time (especially those that require homework like books) with those that allow group members to show up with little to no preparation. 
  • Start new groups with studies that help you get to know one another (building trust and community) and then move to studies that help you grow spiritually (application/accountability) (See More Starting Well Resources).
  • Begin groups focusing on topics of interest, but be sure to cover a range of topics (at least one for each of the three sections below). Also, be sure to focus on Scripture during your time together (Learn More on Scripture Focus).
  • A great question to ask yourself: Spiritually, where are my group members now, and what might be their best next steps? (Learn More)
 

Section one: God

 
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Videos:

Books:

  • Ragamuffin Gospel (Manning)
  • Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis)
  • Reason For God (Keller)
  • How Good Is Good Enough? (Stanley)

Scripture:

  • Colossians 1-2
  • 1 Corinthians 15
  • Ephesians 1-2:10
  • Romans 3
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Videos:

  • Five Things God Uses To Grow Your Faith (Stanley: parts 1-6)
  • Prayer Dashboard (1 part)
  • Spiritual Growth (Scroggins: parts 1-3)

Books:

  • Celebration of Discipline (Foster)
  • The Spirit of the Disciplines (Willard)

Scripture:

  • Psalm 119
  • Matthew 6
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Videos:

  • Core vs. Periphery (Anthology, 1 week)
  • Bible Project Videos:
    • What is the Bible?
    • Story of the Bible
  • What Is the Bible Basically About? (Tim Keller Youtube video)
  • 30-Day Reading Plan (On Jesus’ Life)

Books:

  • 30 Days to Understanding the Bible (Anders)
  • How To Read The Bible for All Its Worth (Fee)

Scripture:

  • Deuteronomy 6
  • 2 Timothy 3

Section two: Me

 
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Videos:

  • Renovate (8 parts)
  • Man Night 2017 (Scroggins: 2 parts)- link missing... 

Books:

  • The Cure (Lynch, Thrall, McNickol)
  • Wild At Heart (Eldredge)

Scripture:

  • Galatians 1-6
  • Romans 5, 8
  • 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
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Videos:

  • Breathing Room
  • Enneogram (Online Assessment)
  • Spiritual Pathways,
  • Spiritual Gifts,
  • Temperaments Assessments (groupleaders.org)

Books:

  • A Tale of Three Kings (Edwards)
  • Prodigal God (Keller)

Scripture:

  • Galatians 1-6
  • Romans 5, 8
  • 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
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Videos:

  • Pace (Anthology APP)
  • See the World (Stanley: part 2)
  • Ask It (Stanley: parts 1-6)

Books:

  • When Work and Family Collide (Stanley)
  • Fields of Gold (Stanley)
  • Your Life Well Spent (Crosson)
  • Finishing Strong (Farrar)

Scripture:

  • 1 Corinthians 9-10
  • Matthew 6:19-34
  • James 4
  • Philippians 2
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Videos:

  • The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating (Stanley)
  • What Makes You Happy (Stanley: part 5)
  • Guardrails (Stanley: parts 1-5)

Books:

  • Enemies Of The Heart (Stanley)
  • Louder Than Words (Stanley)
  • Humility (Murray)

Scripture:

  • Psalm 15
  • Matthew 23
  • Philippians 2
  • 1 Timothy 3:1-13

Section 3: Others

 
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Videos:

  • What Happy Couples Know (Stanley: 4 parts) ParentUnscripted.com (4 parts)
  • Fathering on Purpose (Anthology, 1 part)
  • The Power of Words (groupleaders.org: 1 Part)
  • You Have What It Takes (Eldredge)

Books:

  • For Men Only (Feldhahn)
  • 5 Love Languages (Chapman)
  • Loving Our Kids on Purpose (Silk)

Scripture:

  • Ephesians 5:21-6:4
  • Colossians 3
  • Psalm 78:1-8
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Videos:

  • Seein’ Too 2016 (Stanley: part 1)
  • Address the Mess (Stanley: part 4)
  • Vulnerability (Brene Brown: Ted Talk on Youtube)

Books:

  • Bo’s Cafe (Thrall, McNickol, Lynch)
  • The Good and Beautiful Community (Smith)

Scripture:

  • Acts 2:42-47
  • Romans 12
  • Ephesians 4
  • John 17
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Videos:

  • Dream Job (Henderson: Anthology, 1 part)
  • Success (Johnson: Anthology, 1 part)
  • StrengthsFinders (Assessment)

Books:

  • In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day (Batterson)
  • Visioneering (Stanley)
  • About My Father’s Business (Campbell)

Scripture:

  • Matthew 5
  • Colossians 3
  • Romans 12
  • 1 Corinthians 12