Learn From Paul

Next to Jesus, the Apostle Paul is the most prominent figure in the early church. For some reason, church planters seem to connect with him on a deep level. Perhaps it is because we want to be like him. Maybe we feel like our experiences are similar to his. Whatever the reason, Paul stands out…

A Leader’s Call

The following studies focus on three important areas in understanding our calling: God, salvation, reconciliation.  These three studies are important foundational lessons for all believers. From them will emanate how we live out our faith. This section concludes with an exercise to help you write your personal testimony of how God called you into a…

A Leader’s Character

A leader’s character, or the way in which he conducts his life, is a very important theme in Paul’s writing. In Paul’s understanding of the Christian life, there was not a dichotomy between what a person believed and how a person acted. To him, it all went together. The next two Bible studies focus on…

A Leader’s Confidence

Paul wanted us to know who we were when we confessed Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Our identity in Christ is a wonderful promise. The work that Jesus did has placed us securely in the Father’s presence. This next two studies look at our identity more deeply. Since we are positioned in God’s family,…

A Leader’s Charismata

Paul understood that he was not alone in his journey with Christ. It was only by the Spirit of Christ that he would be able to fulfill his profession. These next two studies draw our attention to the Holy Spirit and His work in our lives. Jesus did not leave us alone. He sent His…

A Leader’s Commitment

Paul was committed to Scripture, prayer, worship, fellowship, and fulfilling the Great Commission. The following five studies are designed to help small groups understand the importance of these five priorities, both in one’s personal life as well as in the life of their group. It is most helpful to come to your group prepared to…