Small Groups for the Summer

During the summer we are going to have a slightly more flexible approach to small groups. Rather than providing content from the sermon series, we are encouraging any small group leader who wants to lead a group to pick a book to work through with your group. We will return to doing sermon series groups in the fall.

Summer small groups will start in June and run for as many weeks as you think the book warrants. (no longer than 12 weeks though) Below is a list of some suggestions I’d have for books. Also, if you’d just like to work through a book of the Bible during the summer, that’d be great, and I’d be happy to suggest some resources to supplement your study.

If there is a book you’d like to work through that’s not on the list, that’s great, but I’d like you to run it through me so we don’t end up with some of these.

Here’s what I’d like to know from you:

  1. Do you (or someone in your group) want to lead a group in the summer?
  2. What book(s) are you interested in working through?

We can work out the rest of the logistics later, I’d just like for us to start thinking ahead! Thanks team, you are awesome and I’m hearing great things about our small groups!


You and Me Forever by Francis Chan (A book on marriage that has great leader discussion resources and video content available.)

Boundaries(A great book on having healthy relationships. There are also ‘Boundaries’ books specific to dating, marriage, and parenting.)

When Helping Hurts (This book is foundational in understanding how Area 10 approaches ministering to the city and around the globe. It also has great video and discussion resources.)

Love Does by Bob Goff (A refreshing and challenging book on how to live a life full of adventures, action, and love.)

The Rest of God (A book on what it looks like to develop the rhythm of Sabbath in your life.)

Mere Christianity by CS Lewis (Lewis’ definitive classic, always great for discussion and growing your faith. Really, any book by Lewis would make for a great study.)

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity (A book that explores how to take the “It takes a village to raise a child” principle and apply it within a church community.)

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown (A book on the power of vulnerability to transform your relationships.)