Groups: The Life-Giving Power of Community

Paperback | September 11, 2000

byJohn Ortberg

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Community is God's idea. Only in community can we know and be known, love and be loved, celebrate others and be celebrated by them. And only through close, transparent relationships can we be transformed as individuals.Groups invites you to enjoy the rewards--and embrace the risks--of community. Step by step, this study will challenge and encourage you to explore the amazing potential for growth found in authentic relationships. You'll study the true nature of friendship. The power of paying attention. The path to intimacy. The encouragement of being for one another. You'll learn what it means to live out these and other simple but vital truths for being all you are, giving all you've got, and receiving all you need as a member of God's dynamic community, the church.Leader's guide included!Groups group sessions are:This Is a FriendshipLove Pays AttentionKnowing and Being KnownWhen Community Breaks DownForgivenessBuilding a Passionately Inclusive ChurchBeing "For" One Another

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Community is God's idea. Only in community can we know and be known, love and be loved, celebrate others and be celebrated by them. And only through close, transparent relationships can we be transformed as individuals.Groups invites you to enjoy the rewards--and embrace the risks--of community. Step by step, this study will challenge ...

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Community is God's idea. Only in community can we know and be known, love and be loved, celebrate others and be celebrated by them. And only through close, transparent relationships can we be transformed as individuals. Groups invites you to enjoy the rewards--and embrace the risks--of community. Step by step, this study will challeng...

John Ortberg is the senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. His bestselling books include Soul Keeping, Who Is This Man?, and If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get out of the Boat.  John teaches around the world at conferences and churches, writes articles for Christianity Today a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.05 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:September 11, 2000Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0310220769

ISBN - 13:9780310220763

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Pursuing Spiritual TransformationTen Core Values for Spiritual FormationGroups: The Life-Giving Power of Communitysession oneThis Is a Friendshipsession twoLove Pays Attentionsession threeKnowing and Being Knownsession fourWhen Community Breaks Downsession fiveForgivenesssession sixBuilding a Passionately Inclusive Churchsession sevenBeing "For" One AnotherLeader's Guide