Keeping Place Jen Pollock Michel
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1. Longing 17 MINS
2. Loss 19 MINS
3. Labor 21 MINS
4. Grace 19 MINS
5. Rest 19 MINS
Home. There’s nowhere quite like it. It’s a safe place, a place of belonging, the place we feel secure. And if we’re honest, at our core we all long for home. Our longing might be sprinkled with nostalgia or laced with pain, but regardless, we all feel the ache of homesickness in our hearts.

God is a homemaker. He created the earth for us to live in and He’s preparing a place for us to spend eternity with Him. Jesus came, died, and rose again so we could become part of His family—a family with the inheritance of eternity.

In this 5-part series, author and Bible teacher Jen Pollock Michel takes us on a journey through Scripture to uncover the meaning of home. We’ll discover our holy yearning for a place to belong, how God provides that place for us, and how we can model His hospitality in our lives each day.

Get the full study experience by downloading the resources below. This Leader's Guide contains 30 pages of in-depth narrative teaching with direction for group discussion and helpful answers to biblical questions. It moves beyond knowledge to the real-life application of God's Word in either personal or group study.

Note to Leaders: If you are leading a group through this Bible study, watch this short training post to help you facilitate. Click here!
 
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OTHER SERIES WITH Jen Pollock Michel
Every one of us will have to face eternity—to look across the chasm of death to life beyond. For those of us who have chosen to follow Jesus, we look forward to an eternity filled with joy and free from sorrow. The guarantee of eternity means we can live every day on this earth not for our own gain, but for the benefit of God’s kingdom. Let's use what we’ve been given in the time we have to proclaim the gospel of Jesus to ourselves, our disciples, and the world.

The RightNow Conference is for pastors and ministry leaders looking for refreshment and a chance to grow in their faith. Experience our full lineup of speakers, who will challenge you to grow in your relationship with God, to lead your team well, and to reach the world. For more information on the speakers or sessions, download the full conference program below.

If you'd like more information or want to experience our conference in person, visit the website here.
SESSIONS TIME
1. Practicing Eternity, Abiding in ... 41 MINS
2. Forever Home 36 MINS
3. Increasing Your Leadership ... 36 MINS
4. Beginning with the End in Mind 36 MINS
5. A Brother's Blessing 35 MINS
6. Contextualization: Reaching Out ... 49 MINS
7. A Model of Servant Leadership 34 MINS
8. Rooted in Community 30 MINS
9. Living in a Polarized World 32 MINS
10. Eternity and Everyday Life 30 MINS
11. Trust 34 MINS
We all want things: certain relationships, just the right job, affirmation from others, a life full of passion and purpose. Contemporary culture says to go after desire, pursue your “I want” list ruthlessly. Christianity seems to send a different message: Wanting is sinful and selfish. Faith is about obedience and sacrifice.

How do we reconcile the longings in our hearts with the God we're called to follow? 

In five sessions, based on her 2015 Christianity Today Book of the Year Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition and the Life of Faith, author and Bible teacher Jen Pollock Michel takes women on a brave journey through their many desires, longings, and ambitions. Featuring real-life stories of women wrestling with their desires—Jen offers insight from her own life, dives deep into Scripture and asks what it means to desire as a Christian:

  • Is it true that the hardest, least desirable choice is the most obviously holy? 
  • Is it true that personal desire must never be trusted? 
Jen will show biblically how it's not only OK to name and voice our desires—it's actually holy to. When we freely let God know our desires and allow them to be informed by Scripture and re-formed by our spiritual practices, we'll discover a God more loving and generous than we can ever imagine.


Note: If you are leading a group though this Bible study, watch this short training post to help you facilitate—click here!
SESSIONS TIME
Trailer 2 MINS
1. Fear & Courage 20 MINS
2. Grace, Good News & Scripture 22 MINS
3. Prayer & Petition 19 MINS
4. Confession & Community 17 MINS
5. Commitment 14 MINS
Leaders who are rooted in Christ are able to lead with His supernatural power. The 2015 RightNow Conference focuses on three areas of Jesus’ leadership to ensure that we are rooted in Him and are leading from His power: rooted in Christ, rooted in each other, and rooted in the Church's mission. 

The RightNow Conference is for pastors and ministry leaders looking for refreshment and a chance to grow in their faith. Experience our full lineup of speakers, who will challenge you to grow in your relationship with God, to lead your team well, and to reach the world. For more information on the speakers or sessions, download the full conference program below.

If you'd like more information or want to experience our conference in person, visit the website here.
SESSIONS TIME
1. The Power of a Single Seed 29 MINS
2. Rooted in Christ, Not Just ... 39 MINS
3. Equip Your People for a Rapidly ... 29 MINS
4. Apart From Me You Can Do ... 39 MINS
5. Teach Us to Want 37 MINS
6. My Heart and My Relationships 28 MINS
7. Thriving in Babylon 38 MINS
8. Kicking Safe, Comfortable ... 41 MINS
9. Our Mission and Message 35 MINS
10. God Uses People 45 MINS
11. God's Blueprint for the Local ... 34 MINS
12. Holy Spirit Empowered Ministry 38 MINS
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