You are a miracle. And that’s exactly what this study is about—your true identity. Who you really are. The culture will try to define you, your past may try to label you, the enemy will seek to deceive you, but no one has the authority to give you your name—your identity—except your Father. And He says that your uniqueness is an expression of His creative genius and is designed to reflect His glory. Join Priscilla for eight weeks and begin to understand what it means to be created in God’s image and recreated in Christ’s image as His masterpiece. Once you discover who God says you are and the spiritual inheritance that you have, you can start walking in your true identity as a daughter of the most high King. You’ll spend your whole life either trying to be and become something you were never meant to be, or discovering who you are in Him and living up to that standard by the power of His Spirit within you.
Defined - Stephen Kendrick & Alex Kendrick
When you introduce yourself to someone for the first time, you may start with your name, where you go to school, a sport or instrument you play, or your future plans. Each of those may help our culture define us, but are they enough? There are bigger questions culture can’t answer: “Who am I?” and “Why do I matter?” But first, you must answer, “Who is God?”
Scripture teaches that we’re all made in the image of God. We don’t define ourselves—the Creator does. Once you begin to understand who God is and what it means to be created in His image, you’ll begin to discover all God has called you to be. This Bible study will examine spiritual truths from the Book of Ephesians to lead you into a closer relationship with God and a better understanding and appreciation of your God-given identity—which is fulfilled in Christ.
Authentic Love - Amy-Jo Giardier
Every day we are invited into a world where we can create, customize, and even change our identity. We become consumers in a culture that tells us we can have whatever we want whenever we want it. Speaking directly to the hearts of girls, Authentic Love: Christ, Culture, and the Pursuit of Purity exposes culture’s distorted messages about purity and love and reveals how God has created us for a lifestyle of personal holiness. Over the course of 8 sessions, girls will examine five attributes of holiness that shape our identity. They will be challenged to reject the self-serving influences of culture and embrace what it means to live as godly young women who reflect the character of Christ.
Authentic Love - D.A. Horton
Every day we are invited into a world where we can create, customize, and even change our identity. We become consumers in a culture that tells us we can have whatever we want whenever we want it. Speaking directly to the hearts of guys, Authentic Love: Christ, Culture, and the Pursuit of Purity exposes culture’s distorted messages about purity and love and reveals how God has created us for a lifestyle of personal holiness. Over the course of 8 sessions, guys will examine five attributes of holiness that shape our identity. They will be challenged to reject the self-serving influences of culture and embrace what it means to live as godly young men who reflect the character of Christ.
Her - Emily Cole
A girl’s guide to study Proverbs 31 on her own, digging into Scripture and discovering the kind of woman God has created her to be. Girls will realize that God has called them to be women of character, strength, diligence, obedience, and wisdom. Topics to be explored include: love for others, trust, diligence, wise decisions, anxiety and worry, speaking wisely, family relationships, and the right kind of guy.
Not Alone - Jennie Allen
In the beginning, God created one human. And in God’s sin-free, beautiful world, something wasn’t right. That the human was alone. The creation of Eve isn’t just the story of marriage. It’s also the beginning of community. God exists in trinity and we were made in his image. We were created for community. And because our Father is generous, he’s given us one of the most essential and life-changing relationships for community: friendship. In this six-week study Not Alone, join Jennie Allen, Lauren Chandler, and Amena Brown as they talk all about friendship. Find out why we need friendship, discover biblical examples of friendship, and identify the pitfalls, challenges, and joys of friendship. They’ll dive into the tough topics of toxic relationships, boundaries, and how to rebuild broken trust. But most of all, the teachers, real-life stories, and study guides will help you celebrate the encouragement, wisdom, and love that only comes when you’re not alone.
Be A Man - John Paul Basham
What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ? Our world offers so many different and often contradictory definitions of manhood that it can be difficult to live with any real sense of purpose or calling. It's time to cut through culture's definitions of manhood to discover what the Bible has to say. Be a Man is a seven-chapter study that will help young men understand biblical manhood, come together to pursue Christ, and hold each other accountable to the Godward call in the hope that they will grow to be more like Christ and be used by Him to expand His kingdom. With contributions from some of the most notable voices in student ministry today, Be a Man identifies and expands upon seven key aspects of discipleship that are essential to the spiritual development of any young man who longs to grow in Christ.
A Beautiful Design - Matt Chandler
A Beautiful Design is a nine-session study designed to help students understand the biblical view of God’s design for men and women by examining gender through the lens of Scripture. For the vast majority of human history, there have been two culturally and socially recognized genders: women and men. Today, many leading social institutions recognize well over fifty variations of gender. There are now biological women who identify as men and biological men who identify as women. There are people who refuse to conform to any one gender and people who are currently one gender but transitioning to another. There was a time when the concept of what made someone a man or a woman was quite simple. In less than a century, culturally speaking, that has completely changed.
If there was ever a time when Christians needed to think carefully and biblically about the question of gender, that time is now. Despite our culture’s many faceted ideas and designs about gender, there is only one design that truly matters and takes precedent, God’s. At the heart of the Christian faith is the belief that God created all things and that He is good. This tells us that God has a design for us, including our gender. In this study, we will seek to uncover and submit to, in Scripture, God’s design for men and women.
Ephesians - Tony Merida
Although Ephesians is one of the New Testament’s shortest in terms of word count — only 6 chapters and 155 verses — it is perhaps its most applicable to today’s culture. In addition to the divine beauty and power we find in Ephesians, this epistle also provides Paul’s most direct address about the life that emerges from a disciple of Jesus. In this epistle Paul conveys his pastoral heart for the Ephesian believers by focusing upon who they are in Christ as it relates to their struggles, their new life, community, pursuits of unity and holiness, and how to engage life’s challenges. Perhaps the most contemporary book in the New Testament, Ephesians and this study by Tony Merida offers very practical answers to basic questions about the Christian life and our identity in Christ. This study will help students better understand the importance of finding identity in Christ, and will help students better understand the relationship between our spiritual adoption and our daily lifestyle.
Rachel & Leah - Nicki Koziarz
Why her? There is a quiet question that every girl asks in her heart at some point in her life. Comparison is a struggle that many girls constantly combat, and that was a challenge throughout the lives of Rachel and Leah in the Bible. Like us, Rachel and Leah experienced disappointment, heartache, brokenness, and emptiness. They had to learn that the success of others is not meant to discourage. And sometimes, through the most difficult times, we learn that God is for us much more than we ever dreamed. Over the course of six sessions, author Nicki Koziarz will help girls take an honest look at themselves and allow God’s truth to combat the comparison they struggle against. God calls girls to trust Him to lead their steps so that they might walk in the fullness of who He created them to be.
The Gospel of John - Dr. Tony Evans
Where do you turn when the world around you grows dark? In this study of the Gospel of John, Dr. Tony Evans encourages us to turn to Christ by reminding us of the two purposes for the beloved disciple’s book—that we would believe in Jesus and find life in His name. Despite what our culture may argue, there is only one hope that is truly trustworthy and that is our Savior, Jesus Christ. So join Tony for this 12-session series that will draw you back to the essential truths of our faith and the life found in our King.