Our Lighthouse Ministry is a key component of our discipleship process at First Family. At the same time, Lighthouse Leaders are many times on the frontline of meeting the shepherding needs of our church family. There are times when the needs of a group require more focused attention when it comes to group studies and discussion.
To help meet this need, our elders have developed Growth Tracks available to our Lighthouse Leaders. Using the resources available via RightNow Ministry, we have curated a list of Video Bible Studies to address the needs of FFC’ers as the need arises.
- To learn more about Growth Tracks for FFC Lighthouses, see our Growth Tracks FAQ
- To see additional studies approved to be used in Lighthouses, see the Fall 2018 Growth Tracks Directory. These can be used in addition to the studies listed below.
- To help plan your Lighthouse Semester, use the Semester Planning Form for the Spring 2018 Semester.
Approved Group Studies
Conversational Evangelism – David Geisler (7 Weeks) Link
Traditional witnessing involves laying out the truth and guiding a person to understand and accept it, but the awareness of the basic Christian principles has changed and so have the needs of pre-believers. With a passion for people, Dr. David Geisler shares an engaging, conversational approach to evangelism as he addresses: What makes old models of witnessing ineffective in today’s culture? Why must evangelism start with relational pre-evangelism?
How can I ask questions, listen attentively, and understand what someone believes? Ways to identify the real barriers to belief in order to build a bridge to the Gospel. How to keep dialogue going with different personality types.
Viewers will discover how God uses their everyday encounters for greater open doors to share the Gospel in ways that some may have thought wasn’t possible.
Oneness Embraced – Tony Evans (6 Weeks) Link
Black/white relations in the culture at large and in the church in particular continue to be a stain on America’s respectable reputation. The church has clearly failed and must seek to function by God’s kingdom perspective. In this legacy message, Tony Evans seeks to promote a biblical understanding of the kingdom foundation of oneness by detailing why we don’t have it, what we need to do to get it, and what it will look like when we live it.
Fully encompassing areas of unity, history, culture, the church and social justice, Evans looks to the scriptures for the balance between righteousness and justice that is crucial for applying in this generation and in training the next. A full section on black church history provides a background and understanding that has often been neglected. Recalling experiences in his own evangelical journey, Evans shares kingdom minded approaches for biblical justice and social restoration. To better glorify God and help heal the persistent racial divide, all church members would do well to read and learn from Oneness Embraced.
Thriving in Babylon – Larry Osborne (5 Weeks) Link
These are confusing times for many Christians. Traditional biblical values are not only rejected; it seems as if they’re attacked on every front. It’s all happened at warp speed, leaving many of us spiritually and culturally disoriented or even fearful, frustrated, and angry. How can we spiritually survive in an increasingly spiritually hostile environment? And is there any hope for the next generation?
In this 5-session series, Larry Osborne introduces us to a man forced to live in a fast-changing and godless society. This man faced fears about the future, concern for his safety, and the discouragement of a world that seemed to be falling apart at warp speed. That man was Daniel, and with the power of hope, humility, and wisdom, he not only survived, but thrived.
Each session also includes real-life stories of people struggling to thrive in an ever-increasing godless society. Though Daniel lived thousands of years ago, he has much to teach us today.
Note: If you are leading a group through this Bible study, watch this short training post to help you facilitate. Click here!
Life, Money, & Hope – Dave Ramsey (3 Weeks) Link
Is God concerned about your financial situation? What does the Bible have to say about debt? What is the most important thing to know about money?
In these three engaging 30-minute session shot at LifeChurch.tv, Dave Ramsey, a personal money management expert, popular national radio and television personality, and the best-selling author of Financial Peace and The Total Money Makeover, looks to Scripture as he discusses several critical issues about your personal finances.
The Art of Marriage – Family Life (6 Weeks) Link
Marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a true art form.
That’s why for more than 35 years, FamilyLife has been helping couples understand God’s plan for relationships. In The Art of Marriage, we weave together biblically-centered teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes and more to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God’s design. Ministry leaders such as Dennis and Barbara Rainey, Voddie Baucham, Russell Moore, Crawford Loritts and others provide the expert teaching while couples who have struggled and overcome openly and honestly share their stories of pain, loss, forgiveness and grace.
Topics covered include:
- Love Happens: God’s Purpose and Plan
- Love Fades: Overcoming Isolation
- Love Dances: Fulfilling Our Responsibilities
- Love Interrupted: Communication and Conflict
- Love Sizzles: Experiencing Real Intimacy
- Love Always: Leaving a Lasting Legacy
The small-group series delivers the same biblically centered and engaging content as The Art of Marriage video event but in a small-group study format with shorter video sessions. The weekly sessions include group discussion and couple’s projects during weekly dates. This format is available below and can have a significant impact on marriages. In fact, since 2011, more than 500,000 have participated in The Art of Marriage, with 97% saying they would recommend it to other couples.