Webster Presbyterian Church
...that all may come to know Jesus Christ, to love Him, to serve Him, and to enjoy Him forever.
 

Resources for Small Groups

Small group studies and discussions are only limited by the imagination and interests of the members of the group.   Many of the books and videos are available from the Pastors, the church library, the office or other small groups.  This page is a compilation of some of the studies that we have enjoyed over the years.

If you have any questions about these materials, or if you have used other resources that you would like to add to this list, please contact us at SmallGroups.websterpres.org

We hope you will enjoy these studies as much as we have.

 


BOOKS

SPIRITUAL GROWTH THROUGH SPIRITUAL GIFTS

by Kenneth Haugh, William McKay and Sandra Ashby

  /files/images/SPIRITUAL GIFTS.jpg Available from Stephen Ministries

This eight session series (90 minutes each) explains the 20 spiritual gifts identified in Romans, I Corinthians and Ephesians.  The gifts are given to the church, and each Christian is given spiritual gifts to use in service to build up the body of Christ.  This course includes a series of individual and group activities to help each member identify his spiritual gifts.  One of these activites is the Haugk spiritual gifts inventory and other activities include reflection and discussion of each person's goals, achievements, interests and role models.  Taken together, these eight weeks result in an understanding of the gifts we have received, what they mean and how they can be shared for the benefit of the entire church.

The course materials include a leader's guide with completely scripted lesson plans for each session.  The guide is easy to understand and easy to use. 

CHRISTIAN PRAYER FOR DUMMIES

by Richard Wagner

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Available at Amazon

This book is a 5 part guide to Christian prayer. 

  • "Basic Training" covers why and how to pray, a discussion of the Lord's Prayer, and the ACTS model for prayer - Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication
  • "Turbocharging your Prayers" discusses the use of scripture in prayer, journals, songs and other ideas to improve your paying experience.
  • "Praying Well with Others" talks about family and small group prayer
  • "Tackling Tough Issues" includes issues like understanding God's will and how prayer relates to God's will, unanswered prayer, healing and listening for God's voice in prayer
  • "The Part of Tens" is a list of resources - prayers for the times you need them most, prayers for children, retreats and pilgrimages and useful web sites.

The book does not include a study guide or leader's guide.  The material makes for easy reading, and if group members read the material before hand, it makes for good discussion.

EVERYBODY'S NORMAL UNTIL YOU GET TO KNOW THEM

  /files/images/everybodys normal.jpg  Available at Amazon

WELCOMING JUSTICE

DO WE WORSHIP THE SAME GOD


DVDs

HOW TO BE RICH

THE ME I WANT TO BE

 

  /files/images/me i want to be.jpg   Available at Amazon

NOOMA VIDEO SERIES

     Available at Nooma.com; many are also available in the church office.

THAT THE WORLD MAY KNOW VIDEO SERIES

  /files/UPLOAD/Faith_Lessons_2011_2.jpg   Available at ChristianBook.com; many are also available in the church office.


OTHER DISCUSSION IDEAS

  • Parables
  • Creeds and confessions
  • Bible studies - topical, chapters or books
  • Current events


SERVICE PROJECTS

  • Host the church Adult Christmas Party