Small Group Studies

This month’s recommendation is from Vinnie Cappetta, our PDSGN Area Leader for New England Area which includes the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg

Zondervan has a 6 session DVD curriculum that makes the spiritual disciplines accessible for us ordinary people.  The cost is less than $12 for the dvd curriculum. has the limited edition, full length book at $3.99.  The font on this is smaller than you would expect, but for the price you can’t beat it.  It also has discussion questions in the back.

If you want a traditional participant’s guide, that’s $6.99.

I encouraged all of our small groups to do this study at the same time.  It was a huge success and allowed us to start several new groups.  Even the groups who didn’t participate in the church-wide campaign later asked me for the study because of the excitement generated by the campaign.  There are 6 sessions with two spiritual disciplines covered in each session.  You might consider setting aside 12 weeks for this study so that you can spend one week on each concept.  I know this is designed as a primer on spiritual disciplines, but most of us wanted to dig a bit deeper than time and format allowed.

Vinnie is also the Family Life Pastor of Crossroads Community Church in Framingham, Massachusetts.

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