Below is a list of the resources we will be covering for the level 1 Growth Challenge. These resources will come with videos, handouts, action steps, questions & more.
The Worship Revolution
In this book by Pastor John you will find our DNA as followers of Christ. We were created to worship. Worship is more than religion, more than songs, more than just rituals. Worship is a lifestyle that is lived out daily. The Worship Revolution is about a sudden, radical, complete change for God. It is a call to rise up and become part of a generation that will seek the face of God and stand for truth. In this book, John gives great insight and inspiration into what the life of a Worship Revolutionist looks like. The Worship Revolution will challenge you to become who you were created to be.
Are you ready to open your imagination to the possibility that God has a vision for your life that is greater? We all have honest moments when we're gripped by a desire to feel that what we're doing matters more. That who we are matters more. In GREATER, Pastor Steven Furtick draws on the biblical story of Elisha to empower you to take a God-given dream from idea to reality, stretch your limited resources and abilities in ways you never thought possible, replace the images of yourself that keep you feeling stuck in the past and make a significant impact with your life starting today. If you're tired of being ordinary, it's time to dream bigger. If you're feeling overwhelmed about where to begin, it's time to start smaller. It's time to ignite God's greater vision for your life.
The Circle Maker
According to Pastor Mark Batterson in his book, The Circle Maker, “Drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn’t just a mechanism whereby we accomplish great things for God. It’s a mechanism whereby God accomplishes great things in us.” Do you ever sense that there’s far more to prayer, and to God’s vision for your life, than what you’re experiencing? It’s time you learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker—a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from inside it until God answered his prayers for his people. What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around? Sharing inspiring stories from his own experiences as a circle maker, Mark Batterson will help you uncover your heart’s deepest desires and God-given dreams and unleash them through the kind of audacious prayer that God delights to answer.
From beloved award-winning author Max Lucado comes Traveling Light, refreshing words wrapped around the biblical passages of the 23rd Psalm to reenergize weary spiritual travelers. In his inimitable, pastoral voice that both soothes and exhorts, Lucado gently unpacks the verses of the psalm while helping readers lay down the burdens of doubt, anxiety, perfectionism, and fear. "You can't enjoy a journey carrying so much stuff," Lucado writes. "Why don't you just drop all that luggage?" Lucado mixes personal transparency with his trademark humor, offering uncomplicated counsel. Change your focus. Make time for rest. Know you are not alone. Be humble. Trust God. It's only when we set down our "luggage" and let God carry it for us, says Lucado, that we are free to share grace, offer comfort, and help lift the load of others. As you read Lucado's words and work through the study questions, you'll find your own load feeling a little lighter. --Cindy Crosby --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The Grace of God
“Grace. It’s what we crave most when our guilt is exposed. It’s the very thing we are hesitant to extend when we are confronted with the guilt of others—especially when their guilt has robbed us of something we consider valuable.
Therein is the struggle, the struggle for grace. It’s this struggle that makes grace more story than doctrine. It’s the struggle that reminds us that grace is bigger than compassion or forgiveness. That struggle is the context for both. When we are on the receiving end, grace is refreshing. When it is required of us, it is often disturbing. But when correctly applied, it seems to solve just about everything. This struggle is not new; it has been going on since the beginning.”
In addition to the book resources within the Growth Challenge there will be online videos to watch. These videos will be from various messages, events, and teachings that will help you grow through your Growth Challenge Journey. The videos will come with handouts and action steps to follow along with. ALL videos will be accessible through the Growth Challenge website (here) after you register and sign into the website content.
In addition to the book resources within the Growth Challenge there will be online audio to listen to. These will be from various messages, events, and teachings that will help you grow through your Growth Challenge Journey. The audio resources will come with handouts and action steps to follow along with. ALL audio resources will be accessible through the Growth Challenge website (here) after you register and sign into the website content.