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Current and upcoming Being Reformed studies

Participant’s Guide: $4.95
Leader’s Guide: $8.95

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 Newly Released Studies:

Following Jesus Today:
Challenges and Opportunities

Paul Detterman with Stephen Franklin,
Raymond Hylton, James Kim, Randy Lovejoy,
and Donna Marsh

1001 Worshiping Communities

 Roger Dermody

The church and social issues

 Jennifer R. Ayres

 

The great ends of
the church

Joseph D. Small

More theology for
presbyterians

Donald K. McKim

The spirituality of
dietrich bonhoeffer

John P. Burgess


All Currently Available Studies:

Illuminating Advent

 Donald K. McKim

Session 1.  Advent Hope
Session 2.  Advent Peace
Session 3.  Advent Joy
Session 4. Advent Love
Session 5. Christmas Savior
Session 6. Epiphany Light

Illuminating Lent

Donald K. McKim

Session 1. Introducing Lent
Session 2. Upward: What We Do for God—Glorify God
Session 3. Inward: What Goes Does in Us—Communion with God
Session 4. Downward: What God Gives to Us—Providential Provisions
Session 5. Forward: Where God Leads Us—Discipleship
Session 6. Onward: What God Will Do—Resurrection Hope

Transformational Leaders

Kenneth McFayden, Bruce Reyes-Chow, Carol Howard Merritt, Mark D. Hinds,
Mindy Douglas, and Steven Eason

Session 1. Presbyterians in Changing Cultures
Session 2. Worship
Session 3. Congregational Life
Session 4. Education
Session 5. Using Social Media
Session 6. Mission and Ministries

FAITH AND SCIENCE

Ronald Cole-Turner

Session 1. Faith Seeking Understanding... Through Science
Session 2. Cosmos
Session 3. The Story of Life
Session 4. Human Beings
Session 5. Brain and Mind
Session 6. Technology and the Future

THE HEIDELBERG CATECHISM

Gary Neal Hansen

Session 1. Our Comfort, Then Our Misery (Q. 1–11)
Session 2. Our Deliverance, Part 1: Christ and Faith (Q. 12–21)
Session 3. Our Deliverance, Part 2: What Faith Believes (Q. 22–58)
Session 5. Our Gratitude, Part 1: Living God's Good Will (Q: 86–115)
Session 6. Our Gratitude, Part 2: The Life of Prayer (Q. 116–129)

A BRIEF STATEMENT OF FAITH

Donald K. McKim

Session 1. A New Confession for a New Denomination
Session 2. Trusting in the One Triune God
Session 3. Trusting in Jesus Christ
Session 4. Trusting in God
Session 5. Trusting in the Holy Spirit
Session 6. Being Presbyterian

CHURCH HISTORY: THOSE WHO SHAPED THE CHRISTIAN FAITH

Gary Neal Hansen

Session 1. The Early Church : Forbidden, Permitted, and Defined
Session 2. The Middle Ages I: Preserving, Expanding, and Flourishing
Session 3. The Middle Ages II: Discipleship, Scholarship, and Leadership
Session 4. The Reformation: Lutheran, Reformed, and Radical
Session 5. The Modern Period: Rationalism, Pietism, and Global Expansion
Session 6. The Twentieth Century: And Now for Something Completely Different

ENOUGH: GOD'S BLESSING IN ABUNDANCE

Laura Mendenhall

Session 1. We Don't Have Enough
Session 2. Becoming Unbound from Fears of Not Enough
Session 3. Enough to Make a Difference
Session 4. Enough for Transformational Giving
Session 5. Enough Is Good for the Body
Session 6. How Much Is Enough to Leave Our Children?

FAITH AND SCIENCE

Ronald Cole-Turner

Session 1.  Faith Seeking Understanding . . . Through Science
Session 2.  Cosmos
Session 3.  The Story of Life
Session 4.  Human Beings
Session 5.  Brain and Mind
Session 6.  Technology and the Future

INTO ALL THE WORLD

Donald J. Dawson / Jennifer A. Haddox

Session 1. Understanding God's Plan
Session 2. Realizing It's All about Jesus
Session 3. Discovering Our Global Witness
Session 4. Connecting with God's Strategy
Session 5. Learning from the Global Church
Session 6. Embracing Our Missional Vocation

JOHN CALVIN: FOUNDER OF THE REFORMED TRADITION

John R. Walchenbach

Session 1. Why John Calvin?
Session 2. How Do We Know God?
Session 3. What Did Jesus Come to Do?
Session 4. Election and Predestination
Session 5. Calvin’s Understanding of the Church
Session 6. Understanding the Sacraments

RE-MEMBERING BAPTISM

Ronald P. Byars

Session 1. Remember Your Baptism
Session 2. Through the Waters
Session 3. Death and Resurrection
Session 4. He Will Baptize with the Holy Spirit
Session 5. “You did not choose me but I chose you”  
Session 6. Initiation into the Church

RECOGNIZING GOD’S GRACE

Louis B. Weeks

Session 1. The Bible Teaches about God’s Grace
Session 2. Grace through Christian History 
Session 3. Reformed Understanding of Grace
Session 4. Gracious Lives of Others 
Session 5. Practicing God’s Grace 
Session 6. God’s Amazing Grace

SEEKING SOCIAL JUSTICE

Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty

Session 1. A Christian Challenge to Current Social and Economic Problems
Session 2. A Reminder of the Not-So-Distant Past
Session 3. A Social Trinity for a Social Creed
Session 4. Hearing “the Voices of People Long Silenced”
Session 5. Voicing Concerns in Harmony
Session 6. Living with Authenticity, Integrity, and Faith

STEWARDSHIP OF CREATION

Henry G. Brinton

Session 1. Creation Care
Session 2. Caring for the Environment and Caring for People
Session 3. Being Green at Home
Session 4. Being Green at Church
Session 5. Being Green in the World
Session 6. Reconciling Humans and Creation

THE CHURCH AND POLITICS

David True

Session 1. The Bible and Politics
Session 2. Reformed Politics
Session 3. Politics American Style
Session 4. The Recovery of a Moral Politics
Session 5. Political Responsibility and Christian Wisdom
Session 6. Transformative Politics: Healing Our Democracy

 

CHRISTIAN LIVING IN GOD’S SPLENDOR

Kendra G. Hotz and Matthew T. Mathews

Session 1.  Seeking Beauty in the Christian Life
Session 2.  Christian Life Is Affectional
Session 3.  Christian Life Is Communal
Session 4. Christian Life Is Incarnational 
Session 5. Christian Life Is Cruciform     
Session 6. Christian Life Is Vocational

DISCIPLESHIP: THE WAY OF JESUS

John P. Burgess

Session 1. Discipleship as the Way of Jesus Christ
Session 2. The Call to Discipleship
Session 3. The Problem of Discipleship
Session 4. Discipleship as Identity in Christ
Session 5. Pathways of Discipleship
Session 6. The Fruits of Discipleship

EXPLORING THE "BOOK OF CONFESSIONS"

Jack Rogers

Session 1. The Nature and Function of Confessions
Session 2. The Ancient Creeds: Who Is God?
Session 3. The Reformation Confessions: What Is the Church (Part 1)
Session 4. The Reformation Confessions: What is the Church (Part 2)
Session 5. Twentieth-Century Declarations: What Is the Church's Mission in the World?
Session 6. Carrying Our Mission into the Twenty-First Century

FAITH, HOPE, LOVE, AND WITNESS

Paul K. Hooker

Session 1. Core Theological Affirmations
Session 2. The Foundations of Presbyterian Polity
Session 3. The Form of Government: The Congregation and Its Members
Session 4. The Form of Government: Ordered Ministry
Session 5. The Form of Government: The Councils of the Church
Session 6. The Form of Government: The Church and Its Relationships

ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY

Mitali Perkins

Session 1. Worship One God
Session 2. Honor Isa (Peace Be upon Him)
Session 3. Revere the Holy Book
Session 4. Accept the Prophet
Session 5. Practice the Five Pillars
Session 6. Live as Holy People

LOOKING AT THE CROSS

James D. Miller

Session 1.  The Crux of the Matter    
Session 2.  The Cross as Necessary?
Session 3.  Accessing the Presence of God
Session 4.  Picturing the Atonement
Session 5.  The Cross in the Tradition of the Reformers
Session 6.  The Invitation to Live into the Way of the Cross

READING THE BIBLE FOR UNDERSTANDING

James E. Davison

Session 1. Do You Understand What You are Reading?
Session 2. Texts and Translations
Session 3. Interpreting Narrative Passages
Session 4. Interpreting the Gospels
Session 5. Interpreting Poetry and Wisdom Literature
Session 6. Interpreting Letters

SEEING JESUS IN JOHN’S GOSPEL

Susan Hylen

Session 1. Tabernacle
Session 2. Giver of Living Water         
Session 3. Bread of Life
Session 4. Good Shepherd
Session 5. Resurrection and Life                                                 
Session 6. Passover Offering

Seven Days to Glory

Blair R. Monie

Session 1. Monday: Robbers in the Narthex
Session 2. Tuesday: By What Authority?
Session 3. Thursday: A Day Called Holy
Session 4. God’s Friday
Session 5. The Silence of Saturday
Session 6. Sunday: The Day of Resurrection

Temptation in the Desert

M. Craig Barnes

Session 1. The Familiar Voice of Judgment
Session 2. The Surprise of Being Beloved
Session 3. The Temptation to Be Full
Session 4. The Temptation to Be Certain
Session 5. The Temptation to Make a Deal with the Devil
Session 6. Letting the Angels Care for You

THE CONFESSION OF BELHAR

Cynthia Holder Rich

Session 1. Belhar History and Being a Confessional Church
Session 2. Article 1: A Trinitarian and Ecclesiological Confession
Session 3. Article 2: Unity
Session 4. Article 3: Reconciliation
Session 5. Article 4: Justice
Session 6. Article 5: Benediction and the Role of Confessions

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Thomas W. Gillespie

Session 1. “Hallowed be thy name”  
Session 2. “Thy kingdom come”
Session 3. “Thy will be done”
Session 4. “Give us this day our daily bread”
Session 5. “Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors”
Session 6. “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil” 

THEOLOGY FOR PRESBYTERIANS

Donald K. McKim

Session 1. The Bible for Presbyterians
Session 2. God for Presbyterians
Session 3. Jesus Christ for Presbyterians
Session 4. The Holy Spirit for Presbyterians
Session 5. The Church for Presbyterians
Session 6. The Future for Presbyterians

WORSHIP AS EVANGELISM

LindaJo H. McKim

Session 1. Who Is Seeking and What Are They Looking For?
Session 2. Worship as Proclamation of the Good News
Session 3. Word and Sacrament
Session 4. Music, Music, Music
Session 5. That’s Entertainment?
Session 6. Contemporary Trends

THE PROPHETS STILL SPEAK

Patricia K. Tull

Session 1. Prophetic Calls
Session 2. Amos and Micah: Calling for Social Justice
Session 3. Isaiah of Jerusalem: Calling for Righteous Leaders
Session 4. Hosea and Jeremiah: Calling for Single-Minded Devotion
Session 5. Ezekiel and "Second" Isaiah: Calling for Chastened Hope
Session 6. "Third" Isaiah and Jonah: Calling Forth a Broader Vision

WISDOM FROM THE EARLY CHURCH

Rebecca Harden Weaver and Mary Charlotte Elia

Session 1. Forming the Christian Bible
Session 2. Decoding the Story
Session 3. Developing a Doctrine of God
Session 4. Confessing Christ
Session 5. Building the Church
Session 6. Shaping the Christian Life

 


Future Studies:

Creation

William P. Brown

Call to Mission

 Hunter Farrell, Christine
Coy Fohr, Frank Dimmock,
Haemin Lee, Shannon Beck

 

Grace & Gratitude

Charles A. Wiley

Great Prayer of
thanksgiving

David Gambrell

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  • These look fascinating -- I"m looking for quality material for private study and I"m wondering what is the difference between the leader's guide and participant's version. The latter has the name of the author on the cover and the former does not, but the former is twice as expensive. Does the partipant's guide have material that is not in the leader's guide? Or does the leader's guide include everything in the participant's guide plus material for teaching a class? Ordinarily I'd go for the leader's guilde but not if it's not written by the advertised authors. Thanks! by Penn Hackney on 06/17/2011 at 5:25 p.m.

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