STUDY RECOMMENDATIONS

THE POWER TO CHANGE, Jennie Allen

Do you believe you can actually change?

Life change happens at the moment you begin a relationship with Jesus. You have been rescued. But what happens when daily temptations and distractions from following Jesus leave you feeling overwhelmed and stuck in the same discouraging patterns? This six-week study with Jennie Allen, Matt Chandler, and Oneka McClellan will help you understand the work of the Holy Spirit in your life and the process of sanctification.

Change is possible because the gospel changes everything. For more information, click here. This study is available on RIGHTNOW MEDIA.

Don't have RightNow Media? Click here.


EXPLORING YOUR KINGDOM CALLING, by Dave and Tod Bolsinger
Determining God’s call, or vocation, for your life can be difficult and confusing. Here, Tod Bolsinger and Dave Evans will walk you through some helpful, innovative tools to guide you on this journey. As you engage the material you’ll get “unstuck” and gain greater awareness of how God is forming you to uniquely serve your neighbor.

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MEANT FOR GOOD
 by Megan Fate Marshman
Meant for Good is a power-packed, biblical look at the truth that you really can trust God's plan for your life--no matter what your life looks like right now. Bible teacher Megan Fate Marshman will help you discover how to stop discounting yourself from a hopeful future, start living in active dependence on God, and find your way to the good plan He has for you. This book is available on AMAZON. 

Did you catch Megan’s powerful message on August 2 at CPC? CLICK HERE to watch GOD KNOWS THE PLAN.


GRACE IMMERSION by Rene Schlaepfer
Do you have a nagging sense you re never doing enough for God? Do you have a vague feeling of guilt and constant disapproval? Do you feel guilty when you enjoy yourself? Rediscover grace! CLICK HERE


Jesus Journey: 40 Days in the Footsteps of Christ by Rene Schlaepfer
Jesus is honored and even worshipped by millions, but the intent of Christ's teaching often remains obscured by our modern perspective. Seeing the ancient paths Jesus walked--learning the truth about the world he lived in--adds new dimension to his teachings.

In Jesus Journey, pastor Rene Schlaepfer takes you on a trip to the lands of the Bible. Travel with him for forty days through Israel and Jordan in these daily meditations. CLICK HERE


RESOURCES FOR UNDERSTANDING RACIAL RECONCILIATION IN AMERICA

 BE THE BRIDGE By Latasha Morrison  
Change begins with an honest conversation among a group of Christians willing to give a voice to unspoken hurts, hidden fears, and mounting tensions. These ongoing dialogues have formed the foundation of a global movement called Be the Bridge—a nonprofit organization whose goal is to equip the church to have a distinctive and transformative response to racism and racial division. 

Along with prayers, discussion questions, and other resources to enhance group engagement, Be the Bridge presents a compelling vision of what it means for every follower of Jesus to become a bridge builder—committed to pursuing justice and racial unity in light of the gospel.
This book is available on AMAZON.

16 BRIDGE-BUILDING TIPS FOR WHITE PEOPLE. 
Click here to download a pdf.


UNDER OUR SKIN: Getting Real About Race - and Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations That Divide Us
Can it ever get better? This is the question Benjamin Watson is asking. In a country aflame with the fallout from the racial divide - in which Ferguson, Charleston, and the Confederate flag dominate the national news, daily seeming to rip the wounds open ever wider - is there hope for honest and healing conversation? CLICK HERE


YouTube Videos on Race

Racism and Corporate Evil: A White Guy's Perspective, Tim Keller 
Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhJJcTKTVGo&app=desktop

Holy Post - Race in America by Phil Vischer
We need to talk about race. Why are people angry? Why so upset? Didn't we elect a black president? Pass civil rights laws? Isn't racism illegal now? Three years ago Phil and his brother Rob co-taught a class that discussed issues of racial injustice. Check out this video.

Additional Resources for Understanding Racial Reconciliation in America

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YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO CHECK OUT THESE STUDIES

Christian Living:
Gospel in Life by Tim Keller, 8 session DVD study. Click here for info.
Seeking Allah/Finding Jesus, 8 session DVD study. Click here for info.
Lord’s Prayer - RuthAnn Thompson pulled questions from multiple sources.  Contact her at  

Books in Bible:
Ecclesiastes by Tommy Nelson, 2 sessions on RNM
James by Francis Chan. 12 sessions, on RNM
Ephesians by JD Greer. 9 weeks, on RNM

Marriage:
Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller, 6 session DVD study
**RNM has several great marriage studies by Francis & Lisa Chan and Matt Chandler.  Also videos for the wives and husbands to watch separately. 

Parenting:
Ready to Launch by JD Greer, on RNM
It Starts at Home by Matt Chandler, on RNM
Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel, on RNM
Effective Parenting in a Defective World by Chip Ingram, on RNM
Tough Guys, Drama Queens by Mark Gregston. 9 session DVD study

Women’s:  
Seamless by Angie Smith 
Restless by Jennie Allen
Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst
Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer 

Good for newly formed Groups:
Community by Andy Stanley/NorthPoint Church, 8 week DVD study

Good for Groups with people young in their faith:
Starting Point by Andy Stanley.  8 week DVD study
Finding my Purpose in Life by Rick Warren.  6 week DVD study

Current Sermon Series
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