• A Christmas Carol - The Songs of Advent
    A Christmas Carol - The Songs of Advent

    This three or four week study looks at Advent and Christmas carols we know and love. Originally developed for use in women's ministry but applicable to a variety of settings. Here you will find a leader's guide, along with activity handouts and slide presentations with YouTube video links included.

  • Binder for Life - Organizing Personal and Financial Info
    Binder for Life - Organizing Personal and Financial Info

    This 3-session class is beneficial for adults of all ages and stages of life, but especially appreciated by those 50+ who want to insure loved ones have the documents needed to manage their affairs should they become incapacitated or pass away. The class also creates an excellent outreach opportunity particularly well suited for participants to invite non- or nominally religious friends or neighbors to church.

    A follow-up class to Binder for Life is also available here on ShareChurch.com.  The title is "Having the Last Word."

     

  • Cultivate
    Cultivate
    In this Resource, you will find a six week small group study created by members of Church of the Resurrection's Adult Discipleship staff.  The aim of Cultivate is to reduce feelings of fear and insecurity and to encourage a lifestyle of sharing faith and of communicating the Gospel, in winsome, generous and loving ways. The goal is for participants to feel confident in their own story and equipped to share it with others.
  • Embark Small Group Study
    Embark Small Group Study

    In this Resource you will find a three week introductory class for adults who have recently joined Church of the Resurrection and are interested in pursuing a path of spiritual growth.  Although created specifically for Church of the Resurrection, this study could be adapted for use in other settings.

  • Fearless Daughters of the Bible, A Study
    Fearless Daughters of the Bible, A Study

    This is a Bible study based on the book Fearless Daughters of the Bible: What You Can Learn from 22 Women Who Challenged Tradition, Fought Injustice and Dared to Lead by J. Lee Grady.  It was taught as a 7-week course for women, combining multiple chapters each week.  Participants read the chapters prior to each class session.  This instructor's outline includes discussion questions, videos and songs used to supplement the book.

  • Finding Joy
    Finding Joy

    In real life, we’re not always dealt the perfect hand. Relationships, careers and finances can all complicate life, leaving us unsettled, frustrated, empty and exhausted. What if you could turn the life you have into the life you want? What if life could be more meaningful and filled with real joy? What if you could develop habits that would make every day of your life better?

  • Follow Up
    Follow Up
    Interviews with staff at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection focused on follow up with visitors and new participants.
  • Foreword
    Foreword
    FOREWORD is a four-week introductory study, created especially for use at Church of the Resurrection, meant to help new small groups get to know each other and to lay the groundwork for the group’s future. Each lesson is structured in a way that has worked well for many small groups. While this resource was created for use at a particular church, it is easily changed to apply to your specific situation.
  • Grow. Pray. Study. (GPS Weekly Guide)
    Grow. Pray. Study. (GPS Weekly Guide)

    This resources contains historical issues of Church of the Resurrection's weekly guide - Grow. Pray. Study. (GPS) Each guide provides daily Scripture readings related to the sermon topic of that week, along with reflection questions, discussion prompts, prayers and suggestions for a family activity.

  • Having the Last Word
    Having the Last Word

    Having the Last Word is the follow up class to Binder for Life, a personal organizational system used at Church of the Resurrection for gathering the documents needed to manage your affairs should you become incapacitated or pass away.  Having the Last Word gives participants the opportunity to craft their memorial service or funeral, complete with choosing music, scriptures and final wishes.  While directed towards people who currently attend a church, it can be an excellent outreach opportunity particularly well suited for participants to invite non- or nominally religious friends or neighbors to church. Portions of this resource reference tabs in the Binder for Life.

  • How to Use Your Study Bible
    How to Use Your Study Bible

    This video is designed to help any Christian, and particularly newer Christians, understand the range of tools that the CEB Study Bible (and, more broadly, most good study Bibles) provide. Through the use of visual cues and specific examples, it clarifies how the Study Bible can help readers make sense of the Bible, and better know how to apply it to their lives.

  • Lenten Journal
    Lenten Journal
    In the early days of the church the season of Lent was a time to prepare new believers for the sacrament of baptism. While some Christians still participate in Lent for this, most Christians today embrace Lent as a time of repentance, reflection and fasting and strive to turn their full attention to God. One of the ways Christians turn their attention to God is to choose to give up something they value—chocolate, screen-time or social media, candy, food or certain foods, etc. We choose to give something up to remind ourselves who really sustains us—Jesus Christ, our risen Lord. For this reason, Church of the Resurrection encourages people to not only give something up, but to take something on. For example, some take on more regular Scripture reading and study, giving time to volunteer or in some other way giving something of themselves for the sake of others.
    Thus, this journal is built around the questions:
    What will you give up?
    What will you take on?
    We’ve created this Lenten Journal for you to use as a guide. A spiritual guide, that will work with our weekend Lenten worship services. We pray the guide will help you in giving something up, but also in taking something on. The guide is designed to help you read Scripture daily, reflect on and apply what you read, pray and consider tangible responses to serve God and others.

     
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