Based on John Ortberg’s award-winning best-seller. You’re One Step Away from the Adventure of Your Life “Lord, if it’s you, tell me to come to you on the water.” —Simon Peter Peter may have been the first one out of the boat, but Jesus’ invitation to walk on water is for us all. But walk on water? What does that mean? Walking on water means ·facing our fears and choosing not to let fear have the last word ·discovering and embracing the unique calling of God on our lives ·experiencing the power of God to accomplish what we would not be capable of doing on our own If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat ZondervanGroupware™ helps your group answer Christ’s call to greater faith, power-filled deeds, and a new way of knowing him. Through six sessions that include video clips and group discussions, you will discover how to discern God’s call, transcend fear, risk faith, manage failure, and trust God. Relating the story in Matthew 14 to life today, teacher and best-selling author John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you all outside your comfort zones. This leader’s guide provides the clear, step-by-step instructions you need to maximize interaction, support, and insights within your group. Most of the preparation has been done for you—just follow the easy-to-use lesson plan, complete with helpful tips. Because this book includes the full text of the participant’s guide, it’s the only guidebook you need to track page-for-page with your group. Sessions include: 1.What’s Water-Walking? 2.The Tragedy of the Unopened Gift 3.Find Your Calling and Get Your Feet Wet! 4.Facing Our Challenges, Conquering Our Fears 5.Good News for Cave Dwellers 6.Learning to Wait on Our Big God If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat kit includes: 1 – 90-minute VHS & DVD—use either format 1 – Leader’s guide* 1 – Participant’s guide* 1 – If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat hardcover book* *Also sold separately ZondervanGroupwareä delivers personal spiritual growth through: ·compelling biblical content ·minimal preparation time for both leader and participant ·proven learning techniques using individual participant’s guides and a variety of media ·meaningful interaction in groups of any size in any setting
|About the Contributor(s)||John Ortberg
John Ortberg is the senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. His bestselling books include Soul Keeping, Who Is This Man?, and If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get out of the Boat. John teaches around the world at conferences and churches, writes articles for Christianity Today and Leadership Journal, and is on the board of the Dallas Willard Center and Fuller Seminary. He has preached sermons on Abraham Lincoln, The LEGO Movie, and The Gospel According to Les Miserables. John and his wife Nancy enjoy spending time with their three adult children, dog Baxter, and surfing the Pacific. You can follow John on twitter @johnortberg or check out the latest news/blogs on his website at www.johnortberg.com.
|Publish Date||Jul 29, 2003|
- Review by Geoff
There is no way to accomplish each section in a one hour session so temper your expectations - you may want to have the video to start with a handful of questions and then continue the following week.
The questions are mostly self-evident and a simple recital of what the video or scripture review. Very few of them induce significant dialogue so you may want to prepare your own questions.
The leaders guide is confusing at best in its organization and if often redundant.
You can get a lot out of the DVD and a strong session using the guide as a simple template and putting some extra work into your planning. (Posted on 8/10/2014)