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Root #7: Community Root

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Community Root

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Community  [A Root of Deep Discipleship]

Overview:

We weren’t created to be alone. Our emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being depends on deep, loving relationships with other people. God has created a family for you. They are his people, and they will help you grow in another essential connection—with God.

This content is digitally downloadable, and you’ll have it for life. Immediately after purchase, 100% of the content will be in your LeaderTreks account, and you can access it via the Deep Discipleship dashboard.

What's Included:

+Getting Started

We want you to be successful using the Community Root of Deep Discipleship, so we’ve provided several resources to get you started off right.

> How It Works Video so you understand what content is included, where it’s found, and what it’s for.
> Tips and Training Video for you and other adults facilitating the program.
> Suggested Schedule so you can plan out when to best use the content.
> Animated Community Overview Video is designed to show your entire youth ministry. You can also use it to inform parents and others in the church. Three formats are available (.mov, .wmv, .mp4).
> Lesson 1 is an introductory lesson to help you set the stage for the next few weeks of ministry.

+5 Lessons

There are 5 Lessons in the Community Root. Each lesson contains:
> Participant Guide (.pdf and .doc)
> Facilitator Guide (.pdf and .doc)
> Bonus Sermon (.doc)

What Makes These Lessons Unique?
The goal of Deep Discipleship is not only to teach students more about God; it’s also to help guide students into God’s presence, to show them how to engage with God and how to grow a deep relationship with him. So each Bible-based lesson (after the kick-off Intro lesson) is equipped with an Experiential Activity that allows students to tangibly interact with the core discipleship principle they are studying. Each lesson also includes: What the Bible Says About It (with discussion questions), A Second Look from culture or history (also with discussion questions), a Life Application that helps students identify one change they can make this week to grow, and Leader Notes with tons of background info, context, and help for those hard-to-answer questions!

1) Community Intro Lesson: This lesson sets the stage for the Community Root. It’s designed to give students a framework for what community is and how God designed it to work in the church (the body of Christ). It’s also designed to help students see their roles in the church community.

2) The Church: What is it and why does it exist? In this lesson, there will be a chance to learn more about the mission of the church and about a thinker who is pushing the church to be a place where Christ-followers live on a mission and sharpen each other. Bible Passage: Ephesians 4:1–16

3) Community is a Need: Why do I need other Christ-followers? Do you have a sense that you are vulnerable like a sheep, and that having a flock and a shepherd are necessary for survival? A lone sheep in the wild is extremely vulnerable. A Christ-follower without community is in a similar position. This lesson focuses on the importance of everyone of having a community. Bible Passage: Luke 5:1–11

4) A Church for the Broken: Do I have to have it all together to be in a church? Community with other Christ-followers is vital. It’s a lifeline that fuels us, encourages us, and challenges us to live out the mission God gave us. Community keeps us in the fold of what God is doing. But what about people who don’t have this community? Bible Passages: Matthew 16:13–19 and John 18:12–27

5) Community Makes Disciples: What does it mean to follow Jesus? This lesson focuses on the importance of discipleship, includes some biblical instruction on discipleship, and shares the story of an individual dedicated to discipleship. Finally, students will be asked to take intentional steps toward making discipleship an important part of their communities. Bible Passage: John 15:1–17

+Videos

Video is a key component to Deep Discipleship. When you purchase the Community Root you receive the following videos:

> How It Works Video so you will understand what content is included, where it’s found, and what it’s for.
> Tips and Training Video for you and other adults facilitating the program.
> Animated Community Overview Video is designed to show your entire youth ministry. You can also use it to inform parents and others in the church. Three formats are available (.mov, .wmv, .mp4).

+Sermons

We know that sermon prep can swallow up a lot of your time, so we’ve included four bonus sermons in the Community Root. These sermons line up with lessons 2 through 5 of the study. (Because lesson 1 is an introductory lesson, no bonus sermon is necessary.) These sermons are Microsoft Word documents that can easily be edited to take out or add in whatever you’d like. They are biblically solid, relevant, and written for students.

+Media & Graphics

A comprehensive Media and Graphics pack helps you spread the word to the whole church and the youth ministry.

The Media and Graphics Kit includes:
> Deep Discipleship Logos
> Community Root Logos
> PowerPoint Slide Images and Backgrounds
> Facebook and Instagram sized logos
> 11×17 Poster

+Parents

We realize that parents are the primary faith influencers in a young person’s life. The best disciple making takes place when students’ parents take the lead. That’s why we’ve created this helpful guide for parents to use at home with their child. It is designed to give them some basic information about what is being taught at church through the Deep Discipleship program, along with some helpful tools, suggestions, and questions to help them reinforce this learning at home.

We recommend that you give these guides to parents BEFORE you begin teaching the full content in your youth ministry. This way parents not only know what is coming next for their child, they can begin to engage with them and ask questions before they start going through the content.

More About Community Root:

We weren’t created to be alone. Our emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being depends on deep, loving relationships with other people. But the world builds walls between us, painfully isolating us from other human beings. That’s the beauty of the church. When we start following Jesus, we form a bond with the others who call him Lord. Do you ever feel outcast, lonely, inferior, ashamed, or disconnected? God has created a family for you. They are his people, and they will help you grow in another essential connection—with God.

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