Connected - Bible Studies for Life: Connected: My Life in the Church - Group Member Book by Dr. Thom S. Rainer is important because it moves us to see that God has placed us in our local churches to serve others, care for them, pray together, learn together, and grow together all for the glory of God. Nine out of ten churches in America are either declining outright or growing more slowly than the community around them. We're losing ground in our own backyards. We often blame the secular culture or godless politics, but perhaps the greatest reason churches in America are weak is because we've lost the biblical understanding of what it means to be a part of the body of Christ. We join our churches because of what we think that church will do to service, feed, and care for us. The church of God is not a country club.
Group Member Book includes a small group experience for six sessions, applicable Scripture, key word study, and a life application section called "Live It Out." Purchase one for each participant. It is available in print, digital, and app formats. This release is part of Bible Studies for Life™ small group series, equipping you to understand how faith impacts your family, your career, and your struggles. And all the while challenges you to live out your faith, right where you are.
• Small group experience for six small group sessions
• Applicable Scripture
• Key word study
• Life application section called "Live It Out"
• Print, digital, and app formats