Leading “Crossing the Waters“ Bible Study Featuring Leslie Leyland Fields

Crossing the Waters Featuring Leslie Leyland Fields


You can find Crossing the Waters Bible study series on RightNow Media, here


In this 6-part series, Leslie Leyland Fields, author, speaker, and seasoned Alaskan fisherwoman, takes us on a journey through the life of Christ. She leads us across the waters of time and culture out onto the Sea of Galilee, through a rugged season of commercial fishing with her family in Alaska, and through the waters of the New Testament beside the ragtag fishermen disciples. Her own story and her fresh insights will challenge our understanding of Jesus and what it means to “Come, follow me.”

Leslie Leyland Fields is a multi-award winning writer, editor, and international speaker who lives on Kodiak Island, Alaska in the winter and Harvester Island in the summer, where she joins her family in a commercial salmon fishing operation. She has written/edited ten nonfiction books including Crossing the Waters (Winner of 2017 Christianity Today Book Award for Christian Living/Discipleship), Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers, and Parenting is Your Highest Calling: And Eight Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt



Get ready for the wettest, stormiest, wildest trip through the Gospels you’ve ever taken. The Gospels are dramatic and incredibly wet, set in a rich maritime culture on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Yet we’ve missed much of this perspective—until now.

Listen to Leslie’s encouragement to leaders:


The word Christian means "little Christ." Leslie challenged leaders to seek to be like Christ. What does it mean to imitate Christ? How could you be like Him as you lead your group?
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Leslie said this series will be real—it follows her around her island and into her home. She encouraged leaders to be authentic as well. What could you do to bring authenticity to your group? How could you foster a safe and loving environment?
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Leslie ended by saying she'll be praying for you and your group. What are your prayer requests for this group? How would you like to see God move in your life and the lives of those in your group?
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As you lead, be open to wrestling with the difficult questions of our faith. Use the Leader's Guide as a starting point to a thorough understanding of Scripture and intentional group discussion. Pray for God to speak to each person in the group as you study the life of Jesus.


You can find Crossing the Waters Bible study series on RightNow Media, here.