Irresistible Invitation
40 Day Reading Book
Responding to the Extravagant Heart of God
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 05/2008
Binding: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780687648795
Retail Price: $16.75
Author: Maxie Dunnam

Accepting the invitation begins with a few quiet moments each day spent on deepening your relationship with God. From this time of reading and reflection, you will then meet with your Sunday school class or small group and discuss how God is leading you to become more connected with your church family and ultimately how you will work with your congregation to be God’s invitation to the world.

Each Week the Sunday sermon will reinforce the concepts in the reading book. This enables the individual reading to become part of a community experience.

To learn more about the overall program and order all the components visit our Irresistible Invitation web page, by clicking here.

What's in the Bible and How Do I Use It?

Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 08/08
Binding: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780687654031
Retail Price: $10.00

Designed as a beginning reference product, this book can be used alone or as a companion to other products in the series, “What’s in the Bible and Why Should I Care?”. Topics include: how to choose a Bible, how to read your Bible, how the Bible is organized, how to find favorite stories and verses, and much more.

What's in the Bible About God? What's in the Bible and Why Should I Care?

Publisher:  Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 08/08
Binding: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780687653638
Retail Price: $7.50

What is the Bible all about?  Is it really relevant for people in the 21st century? 
What difference will it make in my life?

The study series, What’s in the Bible and Why Should I Care? offers opportunities for you to explore these questions and others by opening the Bible, reading it, prayerfully reflecting on what the Bible readings say, and applying the readings to daily life.

Click Here to see other titles in this series.

New Church Programs

Momentum for Life
Program Resources

Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 08/08
Binding: Other
ISBN-13: 9780687652938
Retail Price: $60.00
Author: Michael Slaughter

All of us are leaders - in our families, our communities, our workplaces. Now comes a set of resources to provide your church leaders, both lay and professional, with principles to sustain a life of faith, balance, and purpose. Participants in this study will learn five crucial disciplines essential to developing leadership skills.

The Planning Kit includes a copy of the Workbook, Leader’s Guide with Participant DVD Journal, and Group Session DVD.
Also available in the program:

Momentum for Life Workbook 
Offers six supplemental sessions to the book by Michael Slaughter (MC01-9780687653034)

Momentum for Life Leader’s Guide
Provides an overview of the study, suggestions for setting up a classroom, tips on leading a class, bibliography, session guidelines, an outline of the DVD content and a promotional copy of the participant DVD journal (MC01-9780687652631)

Momentum for Life Participant DVD Journal
Includes inspirational and motivational messages from Slaughter, an animated loop to direct in prayer, a daily journal and other motivational features (MC019780687652730)

Momentum for Life Group Session DVD
This DVD is for the six-week study features Mike Slaughter teaching the six sessions

Following Jesus Leader Guide
Steps to a Passionate Faith

Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 08/08
Binding: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780687649488
Retail Price: $16.00
Author: Carolyn Slaughter

First produced by Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, this is a 12-session study of what it means to follow Jesus with your prayers, your presence, your gifts, and your service.

The Leader Guide includes guidance in setting up and teaching the entire series as well as annotated comments in each session. It also includes suggested questions and teaching activities.

Session topics for the study:
Part 1 - Rediscovering Jesus
Jesus the Messiah
Unique Characteristics of Jesus
Savior of the World
Our Lord

Part 2 - Growing in the Spirit
The Holy Spirit
Understanding Spiritual Fruit
Understanding Spiritual Gifts
Sharing the Spirit

Part 3 - Living in Faith and Service
Session Nine: Spiritual Disciplines: Keys to God’s Heart
Session Ten: The Church
Session Eleven: Understanding God’s Call
Session Twelve: God’s Place for You

Also available:

Following Jesus: Steps to a Passionate Faith (participant book) (0780687649587)

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