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Resource TypeTitleDescriptionAuthorSessions/FormatLocation
SG StudyDiscipleship Essentials INTRODUCTORY - A study that covers various topics such as atonement, sanctification, etc. that are great for teaching new believers.Greg OgdenDidvided into 4 major sections with several subsections under each. Should plan on a 8 week study minimum. 
Book/StudyDesiring GodAn indepth look at what it means to find our joy in God and how that plays out in various areas in our lives.John Piper12 Week Study Guide is available also and a teaching series on audio/DVD.Free .pdf is available on www.desiringgod.org
Book/StudyKnowing GodGreat study to look at what it means to know God, cherish God, and what are His attributes.J.I. Packer22 Week study. Study Guide is also available.http://www.amazon.com/Knowing-God-Study-Guide-Packer/dp/0830816496/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y
BookDonít Call it a ComebackGreat study on key essentials to Christianity, discussing things like sanctification, justification, etc.Kevin DeYoung and the Gospel Coalition  
Book/StudyCrazy LoveFalling in Love with God. DVD features 10 chapters with study questions for small-group discussion and small-group study guideFrancis Chan. DVD - Ten sessions; Study guide is available.Small Groups Office
Book/StudyDonít Waste Your Life By what measure do will we say whether we have wasted our lives or not. By what measure will the Bible? Great Study on what a meaningful life according to the Bible is.John Piper12 Week Study Guide is available also and a teaching series on audio/DVD.Free .pdf is available on www.desiringgod.org
BookThe Hole in Our HolinessAn indepth discussion of what real Biblical holiness is and looks like in the lives of believers and contrasts that to what it has become to be defined as in our culture.Kevin DeYoung and the Gospel Coalition  
Book/StudyTwelve Ordinary MenA look at lives of each of the Apostles to see how Jesus took Ordinary men, like us, and did extraordinary things with them.John MacArthur12 Week Study Guide is available also and a teaching series on audio/DVD. 
Book/StudyLord is it Warefare? Teach Me to StandLord, Is It Warfare? will equip you to recognize and understand the spiritual warfare that is inevitable for those who follow the Lord Jesus Christ. You'll learn all the battle tactics and devices of your adversary, Satan. And you'll discover scriptural ways to overcome the enemy by turning to Christ, who loves you and offers you all the strength, wisdom, and power you need for victory.Kay ArthurA study guide can be bought to accompany this book to walk thru as a small group. 
BookBreaking the Idols of Your Heart A study of Ecclesiastes. Dan Allender and Tremper Longman illuminate for us the Teacher's warnings and, after all his activities, his final radiant conclusion: Meaning and purpose come only when God is truly the center of our life and the object of our hope. Dan B. Allender & Tremper Longman III8 Chapters and great discussion for a SG. 
BookFollowing Christ Joseph Stowell shows why Christ's command to 'Follow me' isn't merely the starting point of Christianity. It's the very heartbeat of vibrant, effective faith. And it's not just for a few gifted leaders, but for all believers.Joseph M. Stowell13 Chapters. 
BookLife Together This story of a unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years reads like one of Paul's letters. It gives practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups. The role of personal prayer, worship in common, everyday work, and Christian service is treated in simple, almost biblical, words.Dietrich Bonhoeffer