Interactions Discussion Guides
Interactions are twenty-four topical small group discussion guides that each include six-weeks of leader’s materials and reflection questions for groups. These are all written in partnership with Bill Hybels and are based on sermon resources that were developed and preached at Willow Creek Community Church. These studies are designed to be topical, practical, and are based of Biblical truths and passages that are included in each study. For a list of the titles and topics in this series, see the Zondervan website.
New Community Bible Study Guides
The New Community Series contains twenty-four Bible studies designed for small group discussion that each include six-weeks of leader’s materials and reflection questions. These are all written in partnership with Bill Hybels and John Ortberg and are based on sermon resources that were develop and preached at Willow Creek Community Church. These Bible studies are designed to dig into specific passages and books of the Bible and move the participants toward authentic life application. For a list of the titles and topics in this series, see the Zondervan website.
Great Books of the Bible (John and Ephesians)
John’s Gospel reveals the wonder of Christ as seen through the eyes of a close friend. As you study the book of John, you will develop a deeper, more personal understanding of our Savior. You will come to know his thoughts and character. You will see him in his glory . . . Marvel at his beauty . . . Be changed by his wisdom . . . And discover the riches of following him closely and knowing him well.
Ephesians reveals a mystery God kept hidden in his heart through the ages. As you grasp this mystery, you will discover a new, unshakable identity in Christ. You will find out how God views the church, what your place is in it, and how to fulfill your earthly mission with heaven’s power. You will learn, too, how God equips believers to combat the forces of the devil and emerge victorious.
Old Testament Challenge, with John Ortberg
Our hearts hunger for order and a sense of belonging in the chaos of life. We long for community. Deep inside us, we yearn to connect with God and with those around us. That’s not surprising—it’s a reflection of God’s own longing. Guiding you through the first five books of the Bible, this participant’s guide reveals God’s passionate desire for intimacy with his people and among his people.
God invites us to follow him on a life-changing journey of faith. Our hearts long to enter this adventure and discover that God is alive and more active than we ever dreamed. But where can we find examples of how to live with bold, courageous faith?
Sacred Marriage, with Gary Thomas
Your marriage is much more than a union between you and your spouse. It is a spiritual discipline ideally suited to help you know God more fully and intimately. Sacred Marriage shifts the focus from marital enrichment to spiritual enrichment in ways that can help you love your mate more. Whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God.
God’s Story, Your Story, with Max Lucado
The authors reveal how your life story is part of a grand, overarching narrative, helping you see between the lines to witness God’s hand at work. With contemporary anecdotes and New Testament stories, God’s Story, Your Story traces your Savior’s unchanging, loving pursuit of you through the chaos of life.
The Story, with Randy Frazee
To understand the Bible, says author and pastor Randy Frazee, you need bifocal lenses, because two perspectives are involved. The Lower Story, our story, is actually many stories of men and women interacting with God in the daily course of life. The Upper Story is God’s story, the tale of his great, overarching purpose that fits all the individual stories together like panels in one unified mural.
Divine Conspiracy, with Dallas Willard
Gracefully weaving biblical teaching, popular culture, science, scholarship, and spiritual practice into one cohesive group study, The Divine Conspiracy shows Christians everywhere the necessity of making profound changes in how we view our lives and live out our faith.
Circle Maker, with Mark Batterson
This dynamic four-session video-based curriculum uses the story of Honi the circle maker, who prayer-walked his way around a devastating drought in first-century BC Israel until the rains came, to help you and your entire church begin to identify the dreams and future miracles to draw circles around to find your answers from God.
The Mulligan, a Parable of Second Chances, with Wally Armstrong and Ken Blanchard
Golf pro Wally Armstrong and author Ken Blanchard walk you through time-tested steps for improving your golf game and your life. Told through the eyes of Paul McAllister, the Ivy League–educated founder of a multimillion dollar business, this inspiring story about relationships, forgiveness, and priorities is the shot of grace Christians have been looking for.