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STARTING to Go Where God Wants You to Be--Student Edition: 6 Small Group Sessions on Beginning Life Together Paperback – August 17, 2003

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IMAGINE a group of students sharing this goal—to know Jesus Christ deeper and to make him known to others!

IMAGINE them doing as the disciples did—fellowshipping, growing, serving, sharing, and worshiping together!

IMAGINE yourself in this kind of caring, committed community—revolutionizing your life and those in the group!

The Life Together series is the beginning of a relational journey, from being a member of a group to being a vital part of an unbelievable spiritual community. These books will help you think, talk, dig deep, care, heal, share…and have the time of your life! Life…together!

Starting to Go Where God Wants You to Be, the foundational and get-acquainted volume in this exciting series, lays it all out for teenagers—how you will experience the rewarding excitement of understanding God’s will and building community. Six compelling sessions lead you to know where God wants you: closer to Jesus.

YOUTH LEADERS the Life Together series is a revolutionary small group resource that will change the lives of your students. Six related books overflow with Bible-based sessions to encourage and equip them.

Check out the incredible Life Together DVD resources! Doug Fields and Brett Eastman share tips and approaches based on the books’ contents, and about communicating with kids. Also on each DVD are Bible teachings, directly related to passages in the books’ sessions, conducted by the most respected names in youth ministry—Doug Fields, Mike Yaconelli, Duffy Robbins, Efrem Smith, Helen Musick, and Marv Penner. 12 "conversations" with Doug and Brett, 12 detailed Bible teachings—these clips are invaluable resources for anyone seeking to share God's Word effectively to teenagers. Each DVD has almost three hours of the best small group teaching for youth you can imagine!

About the Author

Doug Fields has been a leader in youth ministry for over 30 years. In addition to being a youth pastor at two churches for 11 and 20 years, Doug is the founder of Simply Youth Ministry, the co-founder of Downloadyouthministry.com, the author of more than 50 books, and is currently working with Youth Specialties & Azusa Pacific University (HomeWord’s Center for Youth/Family). More information about Doug is available at www.dougfields.com.



Brett Eastman has championed small groups and leadership development at both Saddleback and Willow Creek Community Church over the past decade. He is president and founder of LifeTogether, and one of the authors of the Silver Medallion winner Doing LifeTogether, the adult curriculum published by Zondervan.
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Product Details

  • Series: Life Together
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; Student edition (August 17, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310253330
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310253334
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,235,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Daniel F. DeVilder on September 19, 2003
Format: Paperback
We are up and running with this brand new book in Miami. This book is the first in a series outlining the 'Purpose-Driven' model's five purposes. While the first lesson highlights the 'Great Commandment' (Love God/Love People) as our overarching purpose, the remaining five lessons introduce the specific purposes of Connecting (Fellowship), Growing (Discipleship), Serving (Ministry), Sharing (Evangelism), and Surrendering (Worship). The remaining five books flesh out each of those purposes. Each lesson also has elements of all five purposes. For instance 'discipleship' will be the Bible Study portion, whereas 'sharing' will stimulate thought in how to reach out to the 'unconvinced' with what you have learned. If you don't believe in purpose, you're going to hate this material!
Each book can be used as a tool for other group and individual growth experiences. The group can read and reread articles on 'keeping your group from becoming a clique,' how to do small group prayer, what their group covenant is (which has places for all to sign each others book) as well as have a handy reference to member's contact info. Individually they can memorize printed scripture, Keep a prayer log, journal, and much more. It almost negates the need for Fields' HABITS pack, which I ordered concurrently with this series. HABITS does offer a few extras, like the 'Bank O Blessings' and allows for more flexibility and variety on the individual disciplines. But in my opinion, except for the tithing option, you would be doing overkill by using both materials at the same time.
There is more material in each lesson than you could possible do in an hour or hour and a half.
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Format: Paperback
Fantastic book! I started the youth group this year with this book, and we've been going for the last three and a half weeks on it already. It outlines a framework for living the Christian life with five areas: fellowship, discipleship, ministry, evangelism and worship. Very easy to work through and use with the students; don't have to be there for every session to catch up with the rest of the group; all in all, it's been a great way for us to start the year!
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