Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Belief, Faith, and Worldview

book by William Greathouse
Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
Leaders Guide Available
For many people discovering perfect love seems a frustrating and futile search. Even Christians who accept God as a loving Father have difficulty with defining the abstract concepts of holiness, sanctification and, in turn, perfect love. In the form of exposition and exercise, Dr. Greathouse has prepared a biblically sound Wesleyan approach to teaching the message of holiness.
good background:
book by William Greathouse
Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 1998
I would say that this is the best resource I have experienced in describing the purpose of Christianity. It is that significant.

Insight Series book and video study by Michael Lodahl
Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City

The Bible is filled with amazing stories, but even more amazing is its overarching account of God. It's a story that, despite its twists and turns, portrays God's mercy and love and His never-ending effort to connect with His people.
This celebrated text is an engaging and accessible introduction to Wesleyan narrative theology. Unlike other books, which use a topical or systematic approach for understanding Christian theology, this foundational text weaves together the events and themes of the Bible to tell God's remarkable story and present a complete picture of his enduring love for us.
This updated and expanded second edition will impact your study and appreciation of Scripture and challenge you to find yourself—or better yet, to be found—in the incredible story of God.

a book and video based study by Francis Chan
Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts — it's falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same.



Forgotten God: Reversing our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit
In this , Francis Chan contends that we’ve ignored the Spirit for far too long, and that without Him, we operate in our own strength, only accomplishing human-sized results. It’s time for the beloved church of Jesus Christ to reverse the trend of neglect. Let’s pursue the Spirit-filled life of effectiveness God desires and we desire.


missiolife
It all begins with the story of God: who God is, what God is like, our relationship to God, and what God is doing in the world. From the story of God the foundations of our faith flow. Our faith and theology shape our identity and calling: who are you? Who we believe ourselves to be determines our way of life. From the rhythms of our way of life flow our behaviors, words, and the daily expression of our faith. This study looks at being both theological and practical in a new way. It also has corresponding youth and children's discussions.


Rendezvous
This is a 40-day program that we have run as a full church campaign.Rendezvous explores ways we can encounter Christ throughout our day--alone, with family, with friends, at church, or in the world--and provides us with a new understanding of how spiritual practices such as prayer, submission, hospitality, simplicity, and compassion help guide us to sacred rendezvous with Him.

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