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LifeGuide Bible Studies: Models for Ministry (6 vols.)
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Gathering Interest

Overview

This collection will assist Christians to live out the gospel in small groups and as a way of life. Rehearse the glories of the gospel and deepen one’s understanding of what God has done in Christ to redeem the world. Delve deep into the story of salvation found throughout Scripture and see God’s heart for the world. Hear the call to missions that belongs to every Christian. Be equipped to share the gospel in everyday situations and surroundings with a special focus on small group ministry.

These LifeGuide Bible Studies feature questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection. Leader's notes are included with information on study preparation, leading the study, and small group components, as well as helps for specific Bible passages covered in each study. Featuring the inductive Bible study approach, LifeGuides are thoroughly field-tested prior to publication; they're proven and popular guides for digging into Scripture on your own or with a small group.

In the Logos edition, these volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Practical tools for leading bible studies
  • Trains small group leaders how to effectively and winsomely lead Bible studies
  • Equips Christians to share the gospel in everyday situations and surroundings

Product Details

Individual Titles

Evangelism

  • Author: Rebecca Manley Pippert and Ruth E. Siemens
  • Series: LifeGuide Bible Studies
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 80

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Most of us can think of at least one hundred reasons not to share the gospel. Evangelism can be intimidating. But it can also be a natural and exciting way of life. These Bible studies will help you discover creative ways to share the gospel in your everyday situations and surroundings. This LifeGuide Bible Study features questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection. Leader's notes are included with information on study preparation, leading the study and small group components as well as helps for specific Bible passages covered in the study. Presented in a convenient workbook format and featuring the inductive Bible study approach, LifeGuides are thoroughly field-tested prior to publication; they're proven and popular guides for digging into Scripture on your own or with a small group.

Rebecca Manley Pippert is an internationally known speaker who regularly lectures on spiritual renewal, evangelism, and character formation for church conferences, at schools and colleges, and in pastoral training seminars. She has also written several popular books on evangelism and Christian living. Her bestselling book Out of the Saltshaker has sold more than a half-million copies worldwide.

Ruth Siemens spent twenty-one years pioneering IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students) campus fellowships in Latin America and Europe, and founded Global Opportunities, which helps missions-motivated Christians support themselves abroad as they integrate work and witness.

Good News

  • Author: Jack Kuhatschek
  • Series: LifeGuide Bible Studies
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 64

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This nine-session LifeGuide Bible study explores not only the question, "What must I do to be saved?" but also will help groups understand the meaning of the good news: that is, the incredibly broad scope of what God has done, is doing, and will do in the future to reconcile all things to himself through Jesus Christ.

Jack Kuhatschek was formerly executive vice president and publisher for Baker Publishing Group in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the author of many Bible study guides and the books Applying the Bible and The Superman Syndrome. He and his wife, Sandy, currently live in Deland, Florida.

How to Lead a LifeGuide® Bible Study

  • Author: Jack Kuhatschek and Cindy Bunch
  • Series: LifeGuide Bible Studies
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 64

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

You can be the match that ignites a great Bible discussion! You only need a few basic skills. This guidebook by Jack Kuhatschek and Cindy Bunch (both veteran discussion leaders and experienced Bible study creators) will show you:

  • How to start a group
  • How to decide what to study
  • How to prepare to lead
  • How to study the Bible
  • How to use a study guide
  • How to write your own questions
  • How to lead the discussion
  • How to evaluate the study

Over 100,000 copies of this handbook (now revised and expanded from the original, Leading Bible Discussions) have been used by Bible study leaders and Sunday school teachers. Along with practical suggestions and the answers to common questions offered in each brief chapter, you'll find two appendixes: "Guidelines for Interpreting Scripture" and "A Sample Study." The resources section also leads you to more training guides, website references and study guides to use with your group.

Here is the help you need to lead a great Bible discussion.

Jack Kuhatschek was formerly executive vice president and publisher for Baker Publishing Group in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the author of many Bible study guides and the books Applying the Bible and The Superman Syndrome. He and his wife, Sandy, currently live in Deland, Florida.

Cindy Bunch, as an editorial director with InterVarsity Press, acquires and develops Bible studies, small group books, and a wide variety of general-interest books. She has been leading small groups for the past twenty years and has written numerous Bible study guides, including several in IVP's LifeGuide Bible Studies series.

Leading Bible Discussions

  • Author: James F. Nyquist and Jack Kuhatschek
  • Series: LifeGuide Bible Studies
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 1985
  • Pages: 64

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Anyone can be the match that ignites a Bible discussion. All it takes is a few basic skills. This book will help you learn:

  • How to start a group
  • How to decide what to study
  • How to prepare to lead
  • How to study the Bible
  • How to use a study guide
  • How to write your own questions
  • How to lead the discussion
  • How to evaluate the study

Over 100,000 copies of this basic handbook (now revised and expanded) have helped people like you with the basics of better Bible discussions.

James F. Nyquist is the author a several

Jack Kuhatschek was formerly executive vice president and publisher for Baker Publishing Group in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the author of many Bible study guides and the books Applying the Bible and The Superman Syndrome. He and his wife, Sandy, currently live in Deland, Florida.

Missions

  • Author: Paul Borthwick
  • Series: LifeGuide Bible Studies
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 75

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Beginning with Genesis, the Bible is the story of God pursuing his people. In this study guide, you'll explore how God reaches out--through Jesus and through human ambassadors like us. You'll discover that the call to "missions" is not for a select group but is a part of God's call to every Christian. And you'll begin to understand your own part in God's plan. This LifeGuide Bible Study features questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection. Leader's notes are included with information on study preparation, leading the study and small group components as well as helps for specific Bible passages covered in the study. Presented in a convenient workbook format and featuring the inductive Bible study approach, LifeGuides are thoroughly field-tested prior to publication; they're proven and popular guides for digging into Scripture on your own or with a small group.

Paul Borthwick, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is senior consultant for Development Associates International and teaches global Christianity at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. Through his speaking, writing and resource ministry, Borthwick works to mobilize others to participate in world missions. Borthwick is an active speaker and teacher, having taught courses at Gordon College, Africa International University (Nairobi), Alliance Theological Seminary (Manila) and Lanka Bible College (Sri Lanka), plus a guest faculty position at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Previously he served for more than twenty years on the staff of Grace Chapel in Lexington, Massachusetts, first as youth pastor and then as minister of missions. Borthwick is the author of Western Christians in Global Missions, How to Be a World-Class Christian, Six Dangerous Questions to Transform Your View of the World, A Mind for Missions, and Great Commission, Great Compassion. He and his wife, Christie, have been married since 1979 and they live in Lexington, Massachusetts, when not traveling internationally.

Small Group Starter Kit

  • Author: Jeffrey Arnold
  • Series: LifeGuide Bible Studies
  • Publisher: IVP
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 64

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Do you want to build significant relationships, grow in your knowledge and understanding of Scripture, and learn how to reach out to others? Do you wonder how to begin? In this easy-to-use guide Jeff Arnold provides you with everything you need for the first meetings of a small group. Getting acquainted, setting expectations, studying Scripture--it's all here in a step-by-step format that will help you get started well.

Jeff Arnold (Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Beaver, PA. He is currently also working on his Doctor of Ministry degree at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He is adjunct faculty at both Biblical Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) and Lancaster Bible College. Arnold has authored The Big Book on Small Groups, Small Group Outreach, Seven Traits of Healthy Leaders, What We Believe, Starting Small Groups in Your Church, Discovering the Bible for Yourself and Seven Tools for Effective Groups./p>