Topical Studies

SEED: Pack 2

By Priscilla Shirer

SEED – Pack 2 is a DVD Leader Kit by Priscilla Shirer in a 3-part series of short videos that includes thought-provoking, modern-day parables with weekly Bible study guides. SEED Pack 2 is designed to facilitate three separate small group experiences. Watch the videos included, use the discussion guides together with your group, and go deeper with further study in the Member Book during the week. The homework in the member book is designed around Priscilla’s 5 Ps teaching method, helping those who participate to dig deeper into Scripture. Purchase individually or in packets of three with accompanying Member Book that provides 3 weeks of study and corresponds with the DVDs. Homework is in weekly format, not daily. (3 sessions)

Format: Workbook and DVD
Length: 3 weeks
This study is available to rent for MBC Tysons Groups. Please contact tysonssmallgroups@mcleanbible.org.

SEED: Pack 1

By Priscilla Shirer

SEED – Pack 1 is a DVD Leader Kit by Priscilla Shirer in a 3-part series of short videos that includes thought-provoking, modern-day parables with weekly Bible study guides. SEED Pack 1 is designed to facilitate three separate small group experiences. Watch the videos included, use the discussion guides together with your group, and go deeper with further study in the Member Book during the week. The homework in the member book is designed around Priscilla’s 5 Ps teaching method, helping those who participate to dig deeper into Scripture. Purchase individually or in packets of three with accompanying Member Book that provides 3 weeks of study and corresponds with the DVDs. Homework is in weekly format, not daily. (3 sessions)

Format: Workbook and DVD
Length: 3 Weeks
This study is available to rent for MBC Tysons Groups. Please contact tysonssmallgroups@mcleanbible.org.

Take it to the Limit

By Andy Stanley

A message series for those whose schedules are too full and whose checking accounts are too empty!

Format: Workbook and DVD series
Length: 6 weeks
This study is available to rent for MBC Tysons Groups. Please contact tysonssmallgroups@mcleanbible.org.

Life Rules

By Andy Stanley

When we were in kindergarten, half the fun of living was breaking the rules without getting caught. In real adult life, however, there is nothing fun about broken promises, relationships, or hearts. In this DVD and study guide from North Point Resources, Andy Stanley explains God’s set of life rules that can improve current relationships and mend broken ones. Every game requires parameters, and in this lifelong journey toward heaven, it’s never too late to learn, relearn, and follow the rules God clearly outlines for His people…because they set you on the course for success!

Winners Play by the Rules

In kindergarten, ignoring the rules was a blast—especially if you could get away with it. But as adults, we understand that rules are for our protection, and that when we break God’s rules we cause heartache and broken relationships.

Designed for small group or personal use, this companion study guide to the Life Rules DVD clearly explains God’s basic set of life rules which, when lived, hold the power to improve all your relationships. It’s never too late to learn and follow the parameters God clearly outlines for His people.

This study guide is complete with a leader’s guide and six lessons, including easy-to-do exercises and discussion questions.

Format: Workbook and DVD
Length: 6 weeks
This study is available to rent for MBC Tysons Groups. Please contact tysonssmallgroups@mcleanbible.org.

This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence

By John Piper

Reflecting on forty years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, exhorting couples to keep their covenant for all the best reasons.

Even in the days when people commonly stayed married “’til death do us part,” there has never been a generation whose view of marriage was high enough, says Pastor John Piper. That is all the more true in our casual times.

Though personal selfishness and cultural bondage obstruct the wonder of God’s purpose, it is found in God’s Word, where his design can awaken a glorious vision capable of freeing every person from small, Christ-ignoring, romance-intoxicated views. As Piper explains in reflecting on forty years of matrimony: “Most foundationally, marriage is the doing of God. And ultimately, marriage is the display of God. It displays the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his people to the world in a way that no other event or institution does. Marriage, therefore, is not mainly about being in love. It’s mainly about telling the truth with our lives. And staying married is not about staying in love. It is about keeping covenant and putting the glory of Christ’s covenant-keeping love on display.”

This Momentary Marriage unpacks the biblical vision, its unexpected contours, and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced, and remarried alike.

Download a PDF of the book here: This Momentary Marriage 

Length: 15 chapters

The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God

By Timothy Keller

The Meaning of Marriage is an excellent read for married couples and singles alike. Tim Keller bases the book on Ephesians chapter 5 and combines essential biblical truth with an emphasis on current secular/cultural perspectives of marriage in the US today, which leads to many examples of how far culture has come from the principles God gives in the Bible.  There is no study guide so the leader would need to create questions for each chapter.

Length: 8 Chapters/8 Weeks

Not a Fan

By Kyle Idleman


Twenty times in the New Testament, Jesus Christ issued a compelling and challenging invitation: “Follow Me.” Jesus is not interested in mere fans. He doesn’t want enthusiastic admirers. He wants completely committed followers. This one of a kind small group study examines what it means to deny one’s self and truly follow Jesus

Format: DVD and a leader guide are included. There is a "follower's journal" that small group members can purchase.
Length: 6 weeks
This study is available to rent for MBC Tysons Groups. Please contact tysonssmallgroups@mcleanbible.org.

Courageous

By Michael Catt, Stephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick

The Courageous Living Bible Study is a dynamic 4-week study that helps lead men toward living more courageously in four key areas: responsibility, priorities, legacy, and faith. 

Each week’s study has four components: READ – includes a story of a modern day hero; WATCH – review a clip from the film; STUDY – dig into passages of Joshua; & LIVE – put what you are studying into practice.

Length: 4 sessions

Growth: Training vs. Trying

By John Ortberg, Laurie Pederson, Judson Poling
 
 
What would your life be like if Jesus lived it? Imagine the change you would experience in your thoughts, actions, and relationships. Think of the joy and freedom that could transform every area of your life. That’s exactly what God has in mind for you! You’ll find out how in Growth. Through personal study and small group interaction, this study sets you on a path to live out the character of Jesus in this world as only you can. It happens not by trying hard, but by training. By cultivating spiritual disciplines–Scripture meditation, prayer, solitude, endurance, loving others–you’ll discover the joy of being transformed by Christ and the freedom of living each day sustained by his power. Leader’s guide included! Growth group sessions are: Training to Live Like Jesus The Practice of Scripture Meditation The Practice of Solitude Simple Prayer Three Transforming Prayers The Roundabout Way And the Greatest of These Is Love
Length: 7 sessions

Gospel in Life

By Tim Keller

This is a biblically based, in depth study on how the Gospel is to be lived out in all areas of your life.  Each session contains an inductive Bible study on the theme, discussion questions based on the DVD, and home studies consisting of exercises, projects, readings, questions, and quotations to help you dig deeper into the topic at hand. A very helpful extensive section of notes is included for those who lead the small group through this study.

Format: Workbook and DVD
Length: 8 weeks