Worked my way through You’ll Get Through This, a new church-wide campaign from Max Lucado and Thomas Nelson. You’ll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times is a six session church-wide campaign that features pastor and New York Times best-selling author, Max Lucado and is based on his 2013 book by the same title.
You’ll Get Through This is based on the biblical story of Joseph the favorite son of Jacob. Knowing that, you can foresee where the campaign’s title comes in. Joseph’s life, a series of tragic turns-of-events, is perfect for illustrating how God takes the threads of our lives’ troubles and uses them to form a tapestry of good (to use one of Lucado’s phrases).
Anchored by a six session DVD-driven small group study, the DVD features Lucado in his familiar mode as a story-teller. With the video segments coming in at 22 to 25 minutes, they will hold the attention of most audiences, but they are right on the edge in length.
Each of the study guide sessions include a video teaching note section (designed to help participants capture the principles as Lucado presents them) as well as a straightforward Bible study that will guide groups through the six concepts that make up the series. A between sessions section is included following each study to help group members personally apply what they’re learning in the study. In addition, each of the study sessions includes a reference to a reading assignment from Lucado’s book.
Sermon outlines, a campaign starter guide, and templates for bulletin inserts, promotional posters and invite cards are all available for free download at SmallGroupSource.com/campaign/youll-get-through-this-by-max-lucado/.
The campaign’s theme is timely and Lucado’s tone and manner will be received well by most groups. This will be a very helpful campaign for some congregations. If you’re looking for a study that will encourage people, you’ll want to take a look at You’ll Get Through This.