Topical Studies

Discipleship Essentials

By Greg Ogden

This book is a great tool for helping your small group understand discipleship in their own lives and how they can disciple others.  There are 24 sections under 3 parts: Growing up in Christ, Understanding the Message of Christ, and Becoming Like Christ.

Length: 24 chapters

Living in a Pluralistic Society: Judges, Daniel & Joseph

By Tim Keller

Israel had strong leadership under Moses and Joshua during the exodus, and later under David and Solomon in the monarchy. In both eras there was a strong human leader who represented God and ruled society on the basis of divine law. But in these intervening years, the Israelites lived in a “spiritually pluralistic” society. Due to Israel’s various failures, the society of Canaan was a mixture of pagan and believing peoples. There are many parallels between that situation and ours today. Largely due to the failures of the church, believers in the West find themselves living in a religiously pluralistic society. Individual Christians work and live among a great variety of gods–not only those of other formal religions, but also the gods of wealth, celebrity, pleasure, ideology, achievement.

Christians reading Judges today must ask: how can we be sure to follow God rather than the idols of our society and neighbors? How can we renew ourselves when we fail or fall?

Format: Downloadable PDF available for $10, Leader and Participant's Guides
Length: 25 weeks

Engaging Post-Christian Culture

By Norton Herbst

In Engaging Post-Christian Culture: Our Mission in a New Context, groups will explore the postmodern, post-Christian and post-American world, where the church no longer exists at the center of society.

There was a time when most people grew up attending church, Christians held influence in the public square and America was still thought of as a “Christian nation.” This is not so anymore. We live in a post-Christian context. And while Christians could bemoan this reality, it’s not all bad news. The end of the Christian America dream is the beginning of a new opportunity.

In this Q Society Room experience, groups will be challenged to explore the dynamics of a post-Christian society and re-imagine the opportunities that exist for our mission in a new context.

Format: DVD and participant's guide
Length: 5 weeks

Waiting on God

By Abigail Larsen

This is an excellent study for those who have questions about God’s timing and how to honor God during a period of “waiting.” 

Waiting on God Study

Format: Free study available for download
Length: 7 weeks

Crazy Love

By Frances Chan

If you think about it, God’s love is a crazy love – would you love anyone unconditionally enough to be so radically self-sacrificial? In Francis Chan’s Crazy Love, he shares from his own personal experiences and calls for Christians to live a selfless, Christ-like life. This book and workbook set can be used individually or in a small group setting.

Format: Book, workbook and DVD available
Length: 10 weeks

By Faith Alone: A Study on the Characters of Hebrews 11

By Crickett Keeth

This study takes an in-depth look at the lives of those mentioned in the Hall of Faith in Hebrews 11.  There are 5 days of work each week, but it is not an overwhelming amount of work.

Format: Free for download at Bible.org
Length: 8 weeks

Redeeming Singleness

By Barry Danylak
This book offers a constructive theological exploration showing how the Old Testament creation and the New Testament kingdom mandates must both be understood in light of the sufficiency of Christ’s redeeming act. The calling of singleness is a biblically sound and this book will provide encouragement and affirmation to those struggling in the single life.
Format: Book
Length: 6 weeks

One in a Million

By Priscilla Shirer

This study provides a personal study experience five days a week plus viewer guides for the group video sessions of this discussion-driven women’s Bible study. Priscilla encourages participants to fully engage in the abundant life God has waiting for those who will allow Him to take the lead in daily living. One in a Million is an opportunity for you to experience your deliverance from strongholds, to conquer your wilderness living, and to claim your God-given inheritance.

Format: Workbook and DVD series
Length: 7 weeks
This study is available to rent for MBC Tysons Groups. Please contact tysonssmallgroups@mcleanbible.org.

Beloved Disciple: The Life and Ministry of John

By Beth Moore

Format: Workbook and DVD series
Length: 10 weeks
This study is available to rent for MBC Tysons Groups. Please contact tysonssmallgroups@mcleanbible.org.

To Live is Christ: The Life and Ministry of Paul

By Beth Moore

 

 

This study provides a personal study experience five days a week plus viewer guides for the group video sessions of this in-depth women’s Bible study on the life and ministry of Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles. Paul served faithfully, loved heartily, and demonstrated what it means to die daily, crucified with Jesus Christ. Join Beth Moore in a journey to discover a greater appreciation for his unflagging faith and undying devotion to servanthood.

Length: 10 weeks
This study is available to rent for MBC Tysons Groups. Please contact tysonssmallgroups@mcleanbible.org.