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Here are some suggestions of possible studies for your next Small Group. This is not an exhaustive list. Feel
free to suggest a topic or study that you would like to lead. Also, you might want to research other possible
studies/topics/video series at
We recommend that everyone at Park Valley go through both of these studies at least once:
The Purpose Driven Life – Rick Warren
You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. This book will
help you understand why you are alive and God's amazing plan for you---both here and now, and for eternity.
What On Earth Am I Here For – Rick Warren
In this six-session small group bible study, What On Earth Am I Here For?, Rick Warren helps users discover the
answer to life’s most fundamental question: “What on earth am I here for?”
Experiencing God – Blackaby & King
Experiencing God is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach us how to develop a true relationship with
the Creator.
The 10 Building Blocks For A Happy Family – Jim Burns
This honest and enlightening book from one Christian parent to another is filled with encouragement and
time-tested techniques for anyone who wants to ensure the health and happiness of their own family.
Celebration Station – John Baker
Celebration Place is the uplifting, hope-filled, children’s companion to Celebrate Recovery.
Confident Parenting – Jim Burns
To counter the usual trial and error method of parenting, Jim Burns offers time-tested advice and strategies
for today's busy families. Infused with his signature candidness and practicality, each chapter explores a
different aspect of parenting from breaking generational chains of dysfunction and creating a warm
atmosphere at home to handling discipline issues and blessing your children with a legacy of faith.
Raising Financially Freed-Up Kids: Teaching Responsibility at Every Age
– David
Raising Financially Freed-Up Kids offers you proven principles and practical wisdom to take decisive action in
raising financially responsible-and healthy-kids.
Shepherding a Child’s Heart – Tedd Tripp
Written for parents with children of any age, this insightful book provides perspectives and procedures for
shepherding your child's heart into the paths of life. There are sections of Bible study, application, strategic
questions to help parents commit to change, and gospel encouragement that you can be a better parent
because of the power of grace working in you.
Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours – Dr. Kevin Leman
Equipping parents with seven principles of Reality Discipline-a loving no-nonsense parenting approach that
really works. This internationally known psychologist, author, and father of five shows parents how to
understand why children misbehave and what to do about it.
Raising Responsive Children – Judy Rossi
Raising Responsive Children is for both married and single moms and applies to children of any age.
Creating an Intimate Marriage – Jim Burns
This book will help you take back the life you dreamed of when you said your vows and experience the joys of
an awe-filled marriage. Jim Burns' honest and vulnerable writing coupled with practical advice will inspire you
to reconnect with the most important person in your life: your spouse.
Fireproof Your Marriage – Jennifer Dion
Fireproof Your Marriage will challenge you to love better, love first and love for a lifetime.
The Love Dare – Jennifer Dion
The Love Dare is a 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love.
Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey you need to
The Five Love Languages – Gary Chapman
By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn
practical steps in truly loving each other. Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference, and
each one ends with specific, simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your
marriage in the right direction.
Foundations – Tom Holladay
An 11-volume curriculum called Foundations, is a fresh, innovative series by Tom Holladay and Kay Warren
about the essential truths of the Christian faith and how these truths are to be lived out in your relationships,
your character and your work.
40 Days of Purpose – Rick Warren
40 Days of Purpose Campaign, taught by Pastor Rick Warren who asks the question, "What on earth am I here
for?", and teaches a blueprint for Christian living based on God's eternal purposes in this series taught at the
release of his book, The Purpose Driven Life.
40 Days of Community – Rick Warren
Based on the New Testament "one-anothers" will help your small group or ministry experience relational
renewal. Each week you will discover how we can love, reach out, fellowship, grow, serve, and worship
together. Cultivate deeper relationships with those around you as you discover how we are Better Together.
40 Days of Love – Rick Warren
God tells us that our dominant life value is to be loved. Jesus once said that of all the commands in the Bible,
two are most important: Love God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself. In this six-session
study, Rick Warren shares practical, Christ-centered advice on how to authentically love God and love your
neighbor as a normal way of life.
Celebrate Recovery: Stepping Out of Denial into God's Grace – John Baker
Drawn from the Beatitudes, Celebrate Recovery helps people resolve painful problems in the context of the
church as a whole. Rather than setting up an isolated recovery community, it helps participants and their
churches come together and discover new levels of care, acceptance, trust, and grace.
The Circle Maker – Mark Batterson
“Drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn’t just a mechanism whereby we accomplish great things for
God. It’s a mechanism whereby God accomplishes great things in us.”
Discovering God’s Will – Andy Stanley
The Discovering God's Will DVD and its companion study guide, designed for small groups or personal study,
take you through the important steps of decision making, pursuing God's will, seeking counsel from others,
learning to use discernment, and understanding the mind of God through Scripture as you seek His will.
Your Divine Design – Chip Ingram
In the Small Group DVD Series, Chip teaches how to discover, develop, and deploy the gifts God has given you
so that you may complete your assignment here on earth.
True Spirituality – Chip Ingram
In Romans 12, God gives us a clear picture of what Christians should look like at the root level. If you’re ready
to move from “in” to “all in,” then you’re ready to become a Romans 12 Christian. The next steps of your
journey toward true spirituality start here.
Balancing Life’s Demands – Chip Ingram
Are you busy, tired, stressed out, and stretched to the limit? Does life seem a little out of control? Are you
running long on "to do's" and short on time? In Balancing Life's Demands you will learn how to put "first things
first" and find peace in the midst of pressure and adversity. No clichés or quick fixes, just practical biblical
insights to help you order your personal world.
The Forgotten God – Francis Chan
Pastor Francis Chan offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit’s
direction in our lives.
Crazy Love – Francis Chan
God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency
isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts—it's falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love,
as Francis describes it, you will never be the same.
Developing A Faith That Works – Rick Warren
Developing a Faith that Works: The Book of James is an enriching verse-by-verse, six week video-based small
group study of the book of James taught by Pastor Rick Warren.
Doing Life Together (4 Workbooks) – Purpose Driven Group Series
Doing Life Together will help your group discover what God created you for and how you can this that dream
into an everyday reality. Experience the transformation firsthand as you begin Connecting, Growing,
Developing, Sharing, and Surrendering your life together for him.
Fearless – Max Lucado
Doing Life Together will help your group discover what God created you for and how you can this that dream
into an everyday reality. Experience the transformation firsthand as you begin Connecting, Growing,
Developing, Sharing, and Surrendering your life together for him.
Crash the Chatterbox – Steven Furtick
This guide will help you and your small group replace negative internal chatter with the promises of God. Join
Pastor Steven Furtick as he walks you and your group through the issues of insecurity, fear, condemnation,
and discouragement, and learn as he offers strategies for combating them.
Greater – Steven Furtick
Greater = The life-altering understanding that God is ready to accomplish a greatness in your life that is
entirely out of human reach—beyond anything you see in yourself on your best day, but exactly what God has
seen in you all along.
If You Want To Walk On Water You’ve Got To Get Out Of The Boat – John Ortberg
In this six-session small group Bible study you’ll learn how to move beyond fear to discover God’s unique
calling for your life! Peter may have been the first one out of the boat, but Jesus’ invitation to walk on water is
for you as well.
Life Management “Making the Most of What God Gives Me” – Rick Warren
How you see your life will shape your life. Your perspective will influence how you invest your time, spend
your money, use your talents, value your relationships, and even face hardships. In this six session small group
study, you will learn to see your life from God's point of view, and to worship God by managing your life for his
Life’s Healing Choices – John Baker
This 8-session DVD takes you through each of the Beatitudes from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.
One Month To Live – Kerry and Chris Shook
What if you had only a few weeks to live? How would you make each day matter? Filled with inspiring
quotations, true stories, and thought-provoking questions, this challenge to be all God has created you to be--living passionately, loving boldly, learning from your mistakes, and leaving a lasting legacy---is a journey you'll
never forget!
Romans – The Wiersbe Bible Study Series
No book of the Bible more clearly illuminates the path of the Christian life than the book of Romans. Paul's
power-packed letter stands as a treatise on our faith-tackling important topics of immense importance such as
sin, justification, sanctification, and more.
Fruit of the Spirit Bible Study – Patience – Stephen Eyre
This Fruit of the Spirit Bible study helps you discover the benefits of waiting. The eight-volume Fruit of the
Spirit Bible Studies series not only helps you discover what the Bible says about the vital traits that the Holy
Spirit produces in believers, but also moves you beyond reflection and discussion to application.
Be Patient – Warren Wiersbe
Through Job's story, we are reminded of God's sovereignty and encouraged to endure the suffering in our own
lives. In a single day, Job's wealth was plundered, his ten children were killed, and his health was taken. His
friends judged him and his wife did not stand by her man. But Job held on to his trust in Almighty God.
Christian – Andy Stanley
In Christian, you will learn what one word should be descriptive of every disciple, how Jesus followers should
treat those who are outside the faith, and why people love Jesus but can’t stand his followers.
Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith – Andy Stanley
Your faith matters to God! Imagine how differently you would respond to life if you knew with unshakeable
confidence that God was with you. Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith is an exciting DVD study from
Andy Stanley that establishes the biblical case for five things God uses to grow BIG faith.
Don’t Waste Your Life – John Piper
Most people slip by in life without a passion for God, spending their lives on trivial diversions, living for
comfort and pleasure, and perhaps trying to avoid sin. This book will warn you not to get caught up in a life
that counts for nothing. It will challenge you to live and die boasting in the cross of Christ and making the glory
of God your singular passion.
Thirty Discipleship Exercises
Let the Holy Spirit be your teacher as you read and meditate on key words in Scripture! Designed by the Billy
Graham Evangelistic Association, this unique word study will help you focus on smaller portions of the Bible so
you can better understand the big picture of God's plan. Topics include lordship, prayer, forgiveness, and love.
The Jesus Mission – Steven Scott
The Jesus Mission reveals the core discovery of the author’s life, which propelled his greatest spiritual
breakthrough. This same discovery can radically transform your walk with God. Find out, by reading Jesus’
words, how He made it possible for you to live out the four lifetime missions He has given you, starting today.
When Godly People Do Ungodly Things – Beth Moore
It is reported in the headlines, confessed in the pulpits, and hidden in the pews in churches around the world.
The seduction of God’s people by the deceiver is a tale as old as the garden, but we are always surprised when
it happens. We must realize that Satan is a lion on the prowl and we are his prey.
Here and Now…There and Then – Beth Moore
Beth presents many points of view, allowing women to decide for themselves when the interpretation varies
among scholars. She teaches that God is as specific about what He does reveal as He is about what He does
Breaking Free – Beth Moore
Discover the freedom available to you from the transforming power of Christ. Beth uses Scripture to help
identify spiritual strongholds in your life and explains that anything that hinders you from the benefits of
knowing God is bondage.
Daniel – Beth Moore
Join Beth in a faith-building study of prophecy and learn how to live with integrity in today's self-absorbed
society. The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture,
and to confront temptations and threats. Today, believers in Jesus Christ face many of the same trials.
Esther – Beth Moore
If you've ever felt inadequate, threatened, or pushed into situations that seemed overpowering, this is the
Bible study for you. Just as it was tough being a woman in Esther's day, it's tough today. This portion of God's
Word contains treasures to aid us in our hurried, harried, and pressured lives.
Living Beyond Yourself – Beth Moore
Beth walks participants through each trait listed in the fruit and encourages women to know the freedom of a
Spirit-filled life. Through this study participants will look at the supernatural aspects of the fruit and that you
cannot grow, learn, or produce the fruit on your own. Beth challenges you to develop the fruit by maintaining an
intimate relationship with the Spirit of God.
Jesus The One And Only – Beth Moore
He walked on earth two thousand years ago and changed the world for all time to come. Now comes a
remarkable study on the most remarkable person to ever walk on this earth. Using the Book of Luke, the other
Gospels, and additional Scripture, Beth Moore brings participants to new insights and understanding of the life
of Christ.
James: Mercy Triumphs – Beth Moore
James, Jesus' own brother, started out as a skeptic. See how one glimpse of the resurrected Savior turned an
unbeliever into a disciple with Beth Moore's study James: Mercy Triumphs. Once you get to know both the
man and the Book of James, you'll never be the same again.
Believing God – Beth Moore
The bride of Jesus Christ in our generation is nearly paralyzed by unbelief. God is calling His bride to a fresh
and lavish anointing of faith. Through studying the lives of Abraham, Moses, and others as examples of
persons who believed God, Beth encourages women to deepen their own trust in God and receive a fresh
word from Him.
Get Out of That Pit – Beth Moore
From her first breath of fresh air beyond the pit, it has never been enough for Beth Moore to be free. This
best-selling author and Bible teacher who has opened the riches of Scripture to millions longs for you to be
free as well—to know the Love and Presence that are better than life and the power of God’s Word that defies
all darkness.
Beloved Disciple – Beth Moore
An in-depth study of the life of John the apostle and his relationship with the One who loved him. The goal is
to get to know John's heart as Christ's beloved disciple and as you travel with him, grow in your desire to
follow Christ and to love Him with all your being. There are 5 daily lessons per week and a worksheet to
complete as you watch the corresponding video teaching from Beth.
Enhancing Your Marriage – Judy Rossi
Enhancing Your Marriage, A Women's Bible Study, will challenge every wife to follow God in her marriage, to
let Him have full access to her life, to permit Him to re-tool her role as her husband's wife in accordance with
His truth, all the while shaping her into the image of His Son.
One Thousand Gifts – Ann Voskamp
In One Thousand Gifts, Ann invites you to embrace everyday blessings and embark on the transformative
spiritual discipline of chronicling God's gifts. It's only in this expressing of gratitude for the life we already
have, we discover the life we've always wanted...a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others.
Walking By Faith – Jennifer Rothschild
By examining the practical differences between walking by sight and walking by faith, Rothschilds offers valuable
spiritual lessons on: taking risks, giving God control, trusting in His Will, preserving through hardship, and being
guided by the Truth. Created especially for women, this interactive Bible study pr omises to be an eye-opening
Me Myself & Lies – Jennifer Rothschild
Words are powerful. Especially the words women speak to themselves. All too often, what they say to
themselves when they lie in bed at night or look in the mirror in the morning is not even close to the words
God wants them to speak to their souls. According to Rothschild, what we think about often has a ripple effect
on nearly every area of our lives.
Twelve Women of the Bible – Various Authors
Lysa TerKeurst, Elisa Morgan, Jeanne Stevens and other leaders look at the spiritual lessons learned from
twelve biblical women and what they mean for your life today. You’ll learn about the triumphs and failures of
Mary Magdalene, Rebekah, Hannah, and nine other women. You’ll also discover lessons from each of these
women that will help you persevere through the circumstances you are facing today.
Unglued – Lysa TerKeurst
God gave us emotions to experience life, not destroy it! Lysa TerKeurst admits that she, like most women, has
had experiences where others bump into her happy and she comes emotionally unglued. We stuff, we
explode, or we react somewhere in between. What do we do with these raw emotions?
Lord, Only You Can Change Me – Kay Arthur
If you've ever wondered how you can truly change, now there's hope. Jesus invites you to stop trying to
develop godliness through your own efforts and to start relying on the indwelling Holy Spirit. That's the way to
a deep, rich, honest relationship with your heavenly Father. That's the way to become godly to the core.
When Mothers Pray – Cheri Fuller
The stories in When Mothers Pray reveal that when the love of a mother for her child is connected with God's
power through prayer, an irresistible force is released that changes kids, situations, families, schools...and
entire communities!
He Speaks to Me – Priscilla Shirer
Based on the life of Samuel, who first heard God's voice while still a small boy, and packed with practical
examples from Priscilla's own life. He Speaks to Me speaks directly to the need to develop a richer prayer life
and deeper, more intimate relationship with God, and to learn how to comfortably share their experience of
God with others.
How to Handle Your Emotions – June Hunt
How can we prevent negative emotions from getting the best of us? Longtime biblical counselor June Hunt
looks to the Bible for the answers, offering compassionate guidance that encourages the heart and offers
hope for even the most difficult situations.
What I Wish I’d Known Before I Got Married – Kay Coles James
Noting that the apostle Paul exhorted older women not to inspire or counsel younger women, but to teach
them how to be wives to their husbands, Kay offers a lifetime's wealth of wisdom for creating an unbreakable
marriage relationship.
Wild at Heart – Josh Eldredge
Do you dare to be the man God created you to be---passionate, adventurous, and free? Eldredge challenges
you to pursue the purpose God has given you. Encouragement for every man who wants to walk the road least
taken---and insights for the woman who loves him!
What’s So Amazing About Grace? – Philip Yancey
In What’s So Amazing About Grace? award-winning author Philip Yancey explores grace at street level. If grace
is God’s love for the undeserving, he asks, then what does it look like in action? And if Christians are its sole
dispensers, then how are we doing at lavishing grace on a world that knows far more of cruelty and
unforgiveness than it does of mercy?
God’s Answers For Today’s Problems – Kay Arthur and Pete DeLacy
With this inductive study of Proverbs readers will discover God's truth and wisdom for everyday
circumstances. As they learn to observe, interpret, and apply the text themselves, readers will come to a fresh
understanding of God's guidance and His interest in their lives.
Unleashing the Power of Rubber Bands – Nancy Ortberg
Unleashing the Power of Rubber Bands is an engaging and insightful look into the qualities, attributes, and
practices that turn ordinary leaders into extraordinary ones.
Run For God – Mitchell Hollis
Run for God-the 5K Challenge is a guide to running and a twelve-week training plan aimed at running a 5K, but
with a Christian focus. Author Mitchell Hollis introduces runners to the similarities between running and
witnessing for Christ. The workout plans, discussion questions, and Bible verses make it both a practical
resource and a workbook for individuals and groups, especially beginning runners.
Rescuing Ambition – Dave Harvey
Dave Harvey is calling for a rescue. He wants to snatch ambition from the heap of failed motivations and put it
to work for the glory of God. To understand our ambition, we must understand that we are on a quest for
glory. And where we find glory determines the success of our quest.