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As with any Christian material, there may be things you don’t agree with theologically or missionally. 
Proceed with grace and you will benefit from the book, course, or teaching.

Book Club

Book Club happens during the summer for approximately 2 months between the 4th of July and Labor Day. These Books Club gatherings take the place of our normal microchurch meetings during this time period. 

Several Book Club options are made available to participate in over 2, 4, 6, or 8 week blocks depending on the length of the chosen book. Topics may include practical Christian living, evangelism, theology, biblical languages, textual studies of Scripture, as well as our Foundations for Discipleship series.

This is also designed as a way for individuals from different microchurches to engage with each other during Book Club. 

Click the bookcase photo to see:
  • guidelines for recommending books
  • a simple outline to facilitate Book Club meetings, and
  • possible Book Club offerings

Foundations for Discipleship

Those verifying they have read all 12 Foundations for Discipleship series books listed below, will be awarded a Foundations for Discipleship certificate. While these can be read on your own, you will benefit more by reading through and discussing them with a group. Foundations for Discipleship books will be regularly offered during Summer Book Club.

Other Independent Study Series for additional certificates are also available

It should be noted that Discipleship is ultimately about what you do and who you are, rather than what you know. For example, you can study about prayer, but are you actually praying? You can learn how to share the gospel, but do you share it? In addition to knowing and doing, there must be a spiritual element of passion and motivation sparked by the Holy Spirit. Without this, a focus on doing becomes legalism. These three elements can be illustrated as head (knowing), heart (passion/motivation), and hands (doing). All three are necessary to truly live the life of a disciple.

 The following titles comprise the books included for the Foundations for Discipleship certificate.  

How to Study the Bible
Biblical Studies 
3 weeks

All believers are students of the Bible. We can and must develop our skills in digging into the true meaning of Scripture. Then we will get the treasure. In this book you will learn how to: *choose a translation *observe facts *understand flow of meaning *study a topic or passage *use Bible interpretation skills *apply truth to life *and much more.

Evangelism Without Additives
Evangelism and Discipleship
4 weeks

What if “evangelism” meant just being yourself? Evangelism can be as normal as asking great questions and paying attention to the people Jesus misses most. It involves doing things you already do, but with a little more intentionality. Just by being yourself and becoming unusually interested in others, you can discover that people will ask youabout Jesus.

Life In Community
Microchurch Development
4 weeks

Most of us live in a shadow of what God intended for us. Life in Community calls us into the light. Reclaiming Scripture’s stunning vision of gospel-centered community, it inspires us to live in love unbounded. Read it, live it, and join the movement: Help unleash the power of extraordinary community.

The Commands of Christ
Spiritual Disciplines
4 weeks

A simple, powerful presentation of the loving imperatives we sometimes know more by rote than by heart: Love your enemies; Don’t store up treasures on earth; Seek first the kingdom of God; Let your light shine, etc.

A plumb line of sorts, guiding us toward a vibrant commitment to the Lordship of Christ that better shapes our lives, how we worship, and how we relate to others.

4 weeks

This book addresses two flawed views of baptism. The first view is that baptism is optional, being nothing more than an external ceremony. The other view is that baptism is the summit of our spiritual endeavors.

But in the Bible, baptism is not the summit of the Christian life but only its crucial starting point, after which comes a lifelong process of spiritual growth that is vital for salvation and is full of blessings.

The Book On Prayer
Spiritual Disciplines
6 weeks

Would you like to be a prayerful person? You can be. If you’re anything like most of us, you may struggle with how to pray or to pray more effectively. Come join us in seeking God’s Face. Prayer does not have to be complicated or tedious. What streams are to a desert, prayer is to our thirsty souls. When we pray, we absorb God’s Life and share this with those around us.

Reading the Bible With Rabbi Jesus
History of Christianity
6 weeks

What would it be like for modern readers to sit down beside Jesus as he explained the Bible to them? What life-changing insights might emerge from such a transformative encounter? Understand the background of the New Testament from the perspective of a first century Jewish Rabbi.

God’s Big Picture
Biblical Studies
3 weeks

The Bible is clearly no ordinary book. How can you begin to read and understand it as a whole?
In this overview, the book gives you the big picture--showing how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the kingdom of God. Providing both the encouragement and the tools to help you read the Bible with confidence and understanding.

Restoration Appreciation
History of Christianity
4 weeks

This highly accessible book invites restorationists to rise above the partisanship of our day, rally around our core commitments, and lead out in our strengths. It informs readers about the modest origins, unique resources, and current challenges facing Restoration Movement churches.

Christ Before Creeds
Belief and Theology
4 weeks

Meticulously presenting information from biblical, historical, Jewish, and Christian sources about how the early followers of Christ thought about him, this book promises new insight and an enriched understanding of Christ’s identity. More than informative, Christ Before Creeds is an invitation to examine the identity of Jesus the Messiah, engaging with respect and grace.

Microchurch Leader Essentials
Microchurch Development
2 weeks

Microchurch Leader Essentials breaks down discipleship and what that looks like in a microchurch setting, focusing on what is means to be a well rounded disciple, how to make disciples, raise up other disciple makers, and create a spiritual environment that is conducive to living out the Great Commission in a way that makes sense and is easily reproducible.

The Meaning of Missional
Evangelism and Discipleship
2 weeks

-What does missional mean?
-Why is it important?
-How will it change my life or my church?
-What are some simple ways to begin?

After reading this book, you will know the answers to these questions.

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