Had an opportunity this week to preview a new study from J.D. and Veronica Greear. J.D. Greear is the lead pastor of Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; Summit Church has been one of Outreach magazines top 25 fastest growing churches in America for several years running. Ready to Launch: Jesus-Centered Parenting in a Child-Centered World is a 7 session study based on Psalm 127 that might be a great fit for your recommended list.
DVD-driven, Ready to Launch features teaching by J.D. and Veronica Greear. The video sessions are 13 to 17 minutes in length and have the feel of being in a small group listening to two Christian parents talking about a how they raise their children according to scripture, preparing them for God’s mission. I like the blend of J.D.’s lean forward intensity and Veronica’s more conversational tone. The video sessions easily hold attention and the Greears are very relatable.
The member book includes a number of basic features:
- A section for taking notes on the video teaching
- A smartly written set of discussion questions that will help your group members dig into the Bible for clear understanding
- A wrap-up section that summarizes the teaching
- A prayer section that will guide your group to pray with and for each other
Each session in the member book also includes a family action plan activity, designed to help your members put into action what they’ve learned. Each session also includes two devotions designed to help your members continue to reflect on what they’ve learned.
If you’re looking for a practical and biblically-based study on parenting, you’ll want to take a look at Ready to Launch. I like this study and I think your groups will too.
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