I spent some time this week with a new study you’re probably going to want to know about. Relatable: Making Relationships Work is the newest study from Louie Giglio and when I read the title and a little bit of a description I knew I needed to take a look at it. Why? Because there are very few people with more experience talking about relationships.
Not familiar with Louie Giglio? He is the pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and founder of Passion Conferences—a global movement of college-aged people living for the fame of Jesus Christ. A dynamic and effective communicator, Louie holds a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Shelley, live in Atlanta.
DVD-driven, Relatable is a 6 session study that features Giglio teaching live from a message series at Passion City Church in early 2015. The video sessions are excerpted from full messages and average 18 to 23 minutes long. A powerful speaker, Giglio has no trouble holding your members attention. Spoiler Alert: There are a number of moments when God’s presence in the room is palpable.
The study guide is well written and includes a mix of the expected with a twist of the unexpected. Every session opens with a short examination of a scripture passage designed to set up the topic. Every session also includes a video viewing guide (designed to help you capture insights from the video), a very engaging set of group discussion questions, and a unique section called Becoming Relat(able). This section features a very creative set of activities designed to produce a very powerful experience for participants.
The study guide also includes a weekly between sessions study that features a love yourself exercise and a love your neighbor exercise.
Finally, the study guide includes a short leader guide designed to help leaders anticipate some of the creative details of every session.
I’m really glad I got a look at Relatable. If you’re looking for a study that will help your group members look at relationships the way God intended them to be, take the time to review this one. Just like me you’ll be adding it to your recommended list.