Prayer (Youth Series) Francis Chan
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Trailer 2 MINS
1. Purpose of Prayer 19 MINS
2. Practice of Prayer 19 MINS
3. Pursuit of Prayer 20 MINS
4. Power of Prayer 21 MINS
Note: The real-life stories in this series contain mature themes.*

Does prayer really work?

Prayer is a frequent theme in Scripture, but students often struggle with questions about the purpose, practice and power of prayer. Is this invisible God just a magic genie in heaven who gives me what I want? Does God really want to hear from me, and if so, how does He talk back? If God already knows everything, what's the point of praying? Why doesn't God always answer my prayers?

Over four powerful sessions, we'll explore these tough questions and hear students share how prayer impacted the tough situations they were facing.

Francis Chan will unpack what the Bible has to say about prayer, helping teens understand how they should pray, what they are called to pray for, and why God invites them to communicate with Him.

Please Note: This series is intended for High School aged teenagers. Please preview the material, especially if you plan on showing it to Junior High aged youth.  
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Caution: This film was shot on location in East Africa and contains mature themes and brief images of extreme suffering and naked children. 

For their twentieth wedding anniversary, Francis and Lisa Chan traveled to East Africa to visit a ministry committed to helping young women out of the sex industry and providing for orphans and children in need. At the time, they were writing a book on marriage, later published as, You and Me Forever. After experiencing the work of the ministry in Africa, they decided to self-publish the book as a way of maximizing the book's earning potential and devote the proceeds to the ministry.

Using their story, this film offers a powerful glimpse into the light God is shining in the dark places of Africa by telling the tales of transformed lives as well as those who devoted their resources toward the service of others. But this film is also an invitation to consider what God has given to us that we can extend to those in need for the sake of introducing them to their greatest need—a relationship with Jesus Christ.
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Series Trailer 2 MINS
1. In Light of Eternity 43 MINS
True faith produces fruit. A faith without action and without life change is ultimately a dead faith. The book of James speaks to the realities of a living faith in Jesus—the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your-hands-dirty discipleship that is borne out of an authentic relationship with the risen Lord. James writes to believers who know suffering, who've faced trials, and who ultimately desire a deep relationship with God.

Francis Chan unpacks the dense truth contained in the book of James in front of the iconic backdrop of San Francisco, the city where he lives and ministers. Through 12 sessions, Francis works through James verse-by-verse, challenging followers of Christ to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God and His Word, to a vibrant faith that impacts every square inch of life.
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Trailer 2 MINS
1. James 1:1–12 8 MINS
2. James 1:13–18 8 MINS
3. James 1:19–27 12 MINS
4. James 2:1–13 7 MINS
5. James 2:14–26 7 MINS
6. James 3:1–12 8 MINS
7. James 3:13–18 8 MINS
8. James 4:1–12 10 MINS
9. James 4:13–17 8 MINS
10. James 5:1–6 10 MINS
11. James 5:7–12 8 MINS
12. James 5:13–20 10 MINS
* Note: The real-life stories in this series contain mature themes.*

The world tells teens that they should have it all, and have it now. Too often temporary passions are elevated over those things of lasting significance. But what happens when teens are given a clear vision of the future, one that rightly places God at the center, clearly defines heaven and hell, and rightly sees Christ—not them—sitting on an eternal throne? What if all of life was lived through the lens of eternity? Would students not see the greater beauty and joy of loving God and loving others, compared to the empty pursuit of personal pleasure?

Through four sessions Francis Chan unpacks what Scripture says about eternity, debunking misconceptions about heaven and hell. He will inspire students to lay aside what is fleeting and passionately pursue God and His mission in light of eternity.

Please Note: This series is intended for High School aged teenagers. Please preview the material, especially if you plan on showing it to Junior High aged youth.

If you are leading a group though this Bible study, watch this short training post to help you facilitate. Click here!
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Trailer 2 MINS
1. The Right Perspective 17 MINS
2. Final Destination 17 MINS
3. Everyday Eternal Life 16 MINS
4. Now Is The Time 15 MINS
Marriage is Great, But it's not Forever

This seven session Bible study series, based on the book You and Me Forever from best-selling author Francis Chan and Lisa Chan, will challenge you to view your marriage like never before. These seven inspiring videos will help you dive deeper into the content of the book as you explore themes like:

  • It's until death do us part. Then comes eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives.
  • While we cannot allow lesser things to destroy our marriages, we also cannot allow marriage to distract us from greater things.
  • A jealous God asks us to pursue Him first and most. Then life makes sense, and everything falls into its proper place.
  • Love, laughter, and intimacy were all created to be enjoyed. So there is a way to love family deeply without ignoring heaven.
  • It all comes down to our focus.
  • Jesus was right. We have it all backwards. The way to have a great marriage is by not focusing on marriage.
Note: This video series works best in conjunction with the book. A link to purchase the book is below.
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Trailer 2 MINS
1. Marriage in Light of God's ... 16 MINS
2. Marriage in Light of the Gospel 14 MINS
3. Marriage in Light of Christ's ... 17 MINS
4. Marriage in Light of Our ... 17 MINS
5. Marriage in Light of God's ... 12 MINS
6. Parenting to the Glory of God 15 MINS
7. Marriage in Light of Eternity 7 MINS
Note: The real-life stories in this series contain mature themes.*

Knowing the Truth and Acting On It

What are the essential beliefs of Christianity? And how should a healthy understanding of doctrinal issues—like The Trinity, the Church, sin and salvation—impact the way we live and act toward God and others? 

We will all face times where our faith will be challenged either by other people or by difficult circumstances. That's why it's critical that we have a foundational knowledge of the core beliefs of Christianity and a willing heart to obey God.

In these seven dynamic sessions, students share real-life stories about their own struggles to live out the essentials of their faith on a daily basis. And Francis Chan provides powerful teaching from Scripture to help teens understand the core of our Christian faith.

Francis Chan Bio:

Francis Chan is the founder of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, where he served as the pastor for 16 years. Francis is a nationally recognized speaker focusing mostly on college-aged adults and pastors. He's committed to teach directly from the words of Scripture and is passionate about seeing the next generation of American Christians display a much deeper love for Jesus and their neighbors.

In April 2010, Francis stepped down to pursue ministry that God laid on his heart and continues as a non-staff elder of the Cornerstone Church. He is the author of New York Times best-selling book, Crazy Love as well as Forgotten God and three children's books.

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Master's College and a Master of Divinity degree from Master's Seminary. He is also the Founder of Eternity Bible College and serves on the board of directors for Children's Hunger Fund and World Impact.

Francis lives in Northern California with his wife, Lisa, and their five children.
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Trailer 2 MINS
1. The Bible 23 MINS
2. The Trinity 32 MINS
3. Creation 22 MINS
4. Sin 23 MINS
5. Salvation 25 MINS
6. Worship 22 MINS
7. The Church 20 MINS
Are you stuck in a rut?

It's easy for Christians to find themselves caught up in the life of cluttered schedules, rhythms, and routines dictated by our culture. Many feel stuck in the routine of life—their jobs, relationships, and daily circumstances. They know it's not the life they dreamed of. And they feel stuck in a life yearning for deeper meaning.

The Unstuck Bible study has been designed to help guide you out of the ruts and pitfalls that so often ensnare us all. You will be inspired and equipped through the powerful biblical teaching of Mark Batterson, Francis Chan, Lisa Harper and Rich Stearns.

Each of these teachers will draw from the lessons of the award-winning short film Journey to Jamaa—a true story about two kids who are forced to search for hope in a broken world.

The dynamic combination of the film, profound biblical teaching and powerful real-life stories from everyday people will help you and your group get unstuck and back on the path to a life of purpose that God intends for you!

Four powerful sessions:
  • Session 1 – Unimaginable with Francis Chan
  • Session 2 – Unsafe with Lisa Harper
  • Session 3 – Unwanted with Rich Stearns
  • Session 4 – Unstuck with Mark Batterson
  • Bonus Session 5 - Journey to Jamaa Feature Film
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Trailer 2 MINS
1. Unimaginable 28 MINS
2. Unsafe 27 MINS
3. Unwanted 31 MINS
4. Unstuck 31 MINS
5. Journey to Jamaa Feature Film 43 MINS
Are we doing church the way the Bible instructs us? Are we supposed to gather in a building once a week to sing a few songs and hear someone else talk about God? Are we really supposed to take Communion facign forward in silence, eating dry wafers and drinking wine from tiny plastic cups? Is that the church Jesus ask His followers to create?

Join Francis Chan in these unique study sessions as he encourages Christians to examine the early church and consider returning to the concept of church described in the Bible.
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1. Teaching 15 MINS
What were God's intentions for communion?

Jesus clearly tells us to "do this" so we remember Him and the sacrifice He made for us. But is there more to it than that?

Why was the first communion an intimate gathering with Jesus's twelve disciples, instead of the multitudes following Him? Why did early believers go from home to home for the Lord's Supper?

Because biblical church is about true community; it's an intimate, full-time commitment with fellow believers to fear, follow, be filled, fellowship, teach, pray, and remember. Together. Because we are church.

Join Francis Chan in these unique study sessions as he encourages Christians to examine the early church and consider returning to the concept of church described in the Bible.
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1. Communion 15 MINS
What does the Bible mean when it tells us to fear God? Is it a kind of respect or reverence as many in the church seem to see it today, or is it really more of a paralyzing fear that can drive you to your knees in trembling? A clear understanding of what the Bible teaches can lead to a true fear of God, which can ultimately lead to the life we were intended to live.

BASIC is a 7-part short film series that invites us to reclaim the simple, full, and beautiful journey that church was always intended to be.
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1. Fear God 14 MINS
What does Jesus mean when He tells us to follow Him? Are we supposed to just agree with what He says, or does He really mean we're supposed to do the things He did and live the life He lived? Once we understand how to follow Jesus, we see the hard life that might be in store for us, and then the real question becomes not how, but why we would want to follow Him in the first place.

BASIC is a 7-part short film series that invites us to reclaim the simple, full, and beautiful journey that church was always intended to be.
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1. Follow Jesus 15 MINS
God gives each of us the gift of the Holy Spirit, our source of supernatural power. But today the church acts neither "super" nor "natural." How do we join the move of what the Spirit is doing? Maybe once we understand who the Holy Spirit is, the church can stop being so ordinary, and can start being the agents of change in the world that God designed us to be.

BASIC is a 7-part short film series that invites us to reclaim the simple, full, and beautiful journey that church was always intended to be.
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1. Holy Spirit 15 MINS
Are we doing church the way the Bible instructs us? Are we supposed to gather in a building once a week to sing a few songs and hear someone else talk about God? Are we really supposed to take Communion facing forward in silence, eating dry wafers and drinking wine from tiny plastic cups? Is that the church Jesus ask His followers to create?

Join Francis Chan in these unique study sessions as he encourages Christians to examine the early church and consider returning to the concept of church described in the Bible.
SESSIONS TIME
1. Fellowship 15 MINS
Are we doing church the way the Bible instructs us? Are we supposed to gather in a building once a week to sing a few songs and hear someone else talk about God? Are we really supposed to take Communion facing forward in silence, eating dry wafers and drinking wine from tiny plastic cups? Is that the church Jesus ask His followers to create?

Join Francis Chan in these unique study sessions as he encourages Christians to examine the early church and consider returning to the concept of church described in the Bible.
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1. Prayer 15 MINS
* Note: The real-life stories in this series contain mature themes.*

How could God love me?

Don't you have to do something to earn God's love? Or does grace mean I can do anything I want? Many people have a hard time fully embracing the unique and unparalleled message of the gospel in Jesus Christ. It's hard to believe that because of God's love and grace toward us, we can have eternal life and all sorts of blessings today through no effort or merit of our own. That seems too amazing to be true.

In these four challenging youth Bible study sessions, students share real-life stories about their own struggles and triumphs in coming to terms with God's grace in their lives.

Francis Chan provides powerful teaching from Scripture and helps teens understand God's amazing gift of grace, the relationship between grace and works, why grace doesn't mean you should keep sinning, and how grace should impact your purpose in life.


Four powerful sessions:
Session 1 – Grace is a Gift (24 min.)
Session 2 – Grace and Works (21 min.)
Session 3 – Grace and Freedom (21 min.)
Session 4 – Grace and Your Purpose (22 min.)

A downloadable Leader's Guide is available for purchase.


Francis Chan Bio:
Francis Chan is a nationally recognized speaker and spends time speaking in various places around the world to college-aged adults and pastors. He is the author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God and three children's books. It is his passion to see the next generation of American Christians display a much deeper love for Jesus and their neighbors. Francis lives in California with his wife, Lisa, and their five children.
 
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Trailer 1 MIN
1. Grace is a Gift 24 MINS
2. Grace and Works 20 MINS
3. Grace and Freedom 21 MINS
4. Grace and Your Purpose 22 MINS
It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. 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.

The Crazy Love Study Resource helps you and your small group to dive deeper into God's love. A companion to the best-selling Crazy Love book by Francis Chan, this 10-week study follows a day-in-the-life of Francis in the form of ten, 10-minute segments that correspond to each chapter of Crazy Love.  These thought-provoking teachings are designed spark discussion, interaction, and practical application of the Crazy Love message with small groups, churches, youth groups, and individuals.
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Trailer 2 MINS
1. Stop Praying 9 MINS
2. You Might Not Finish This ... 8 MINS
3. Crazy Love 6 MINS
4. Profile of the Lukewarm 8 MINS
5. Serving Leftovers to a Holy God 8 MINS
6. When You're In Love 7 MINS
7. Your Best Life...Later 8 MINS
8. Profile of the Obsessed 6 MINS
9. Who Really Lives That Way? 7 MINS
10. The Crux of the Matter 5 MINS
In this dynamic companion to the book Forgotten God, breakthrough author Francis Chan reminds us of the true source of the church's power—the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we've ignored the Spirit for far too long, and that without Him, we operate in our own strength, only accomplishing human-sized results.


This seven-session video resource offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit's direction in our lives. It is designed to initiate and facilitate discussion, interaction and practical application of the message of Forgotten God.


Francis' thought-provoking teaching makes this a valuable resource for small groups, churches, youth groups, and college campus ministries.
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Trailer 2 MINS
1. I've Got Jesus, Why Do I Need ... 11 MINS
2. What Are You Afraid Of? 9 MINS
3. Theology of the Holy Spirit 101 10 MINS
4. Why Do You Want Him? 5 MINS
5. A Real Relationship 12 MINS
6. Forget About His Will for Your ... 11 MINS
7. Supernatural Church 9 MINS
Note: The real-life stories in this series contain mature themes.*

What Are You Holding On To?

Surrender typically implies weakness, loss and defeat. Can you actually gain something by giving up? Jesus said that the only way to truly live is to fully surrender your life to Him.

In these four challenging youth Bible study sessions, students share real-life stories about their own struggles and triumphs in surrendering to Christ. Francis Chan examines Scripture to show students that it is only through surrendering to God that they can become who God wants them to be.
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Trailer 3 MINS
1. Surrender Stuff 20 MINS
2. Surrender Status 21 MINS
3. Surrender Sin 22 MINS
4. Surrender Self 22 MINS
Note: The real-life stories in this series contain mature themes.*

Do You Have What it Takes?

Many students fear what people would think if they stood up for Truth. It is tempting for students to blend in with the crowd and keep silent. The risk of being rejected or alone for speaking up seems far too great.

In these four inspiring sessions of this youth Bible study, Francis Chan opens up the Scriptures and shows students how their faith in Christ can give them the ability to live lives defined by courage. Students share real-life stories regarding their struggles and successes in the face of adversity.
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Trailer 2 MINS
1. Stand Alone 24 MINS
2. Stand Firm 20 MINS
3. Stand Out 18 MINS
4. Stand Tall 18 MINS
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