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Knowledge Root

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Knowledge  [A Root of Deep Discipleship]

Overview:

God is enormous. He’s too big, too awesome, and too complicated to wrap our minds around. Yet he wants us to know him. He wants a relationship with us, so he has revealed himself in a number of ways. We will never know everything about God. But in order to become his disciples, we need to know some essential truths about the One we follow.

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 Knowledge 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 Knowledge 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 Knowledge of God 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!

Lesson Topics:

1) Knowledge Intro Lesson: This lesson introduces and sets the stage for the Knowledge Root. It’s designed to get students thinking about how they can know God and how knowing him will affect their daily lives.

2) Revealed: How do we know about God? This lesson teaches student about how God reveals himself and his ways to us. Students will dive into discussions about the general and special ways God reveals himself to the world. Bible Passage: Acts 10:17–48

3) The Hound of Heaven: How does God pursue his children? Based on the poem “Hound of Heaven” published in 1892 by Francis Thompson, this lesson is all about how God pursues his children. Bible Passage: Acts 9:1–22

4) A Higher Justice: How do God’s mercy and justice go together? This lesson seeks to explain how does God right the wrongs of the world according to his love and mercy. Bible Passage: Matthew 20:1–16

5) The Omni’s: How big is the God we serve? By learning about the “omni’s” found in Scripture, students will grapple with how big the God we serve really is. Bible Passage: John 4:1–30

> Omnipresence (God is everywhere): Jeremiah 23:24; Proverbs 15:3; Colossians 1:17
Omniscience (God is all knowing): Psalm 147:5; 1 Samuel 2:3; Hebrews 4:13
Omnipotent (God is all powerful): Matthew 19:26; Jeremiah 32:27; Isaiah 44:24

+Videos

Video is a key component to Deep Discipleship. When you purchase the Knowledge 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 Knowledge 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 Knowledge 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
> Knowledge 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 Knowledge Root:

God is enormous. He’s too big, too awesome, and too complicated to wrap our minds around. Yet he wants us to know him. He wants a relationship with us, so he has revealed himself in a number of ways. Creation tells us about God. The world around us is covered in his fingerprints. The Bible tells the story of God’s relationship with his people over the centuries. It also gives us names that describe him—Creator, Almighty, Holy One—and metaphors to help us connect with him—Father, Rock, Shepherd. He sent his Son, Jesus, to live on earth as fully God and fully man, “God with us.” And he sent the Holy Spirit to comfort us and unite us to him. We will never know everything about God. But in order to become his disciples, we need to know some essential truths about the One we follow.

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