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If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat Leader's Guide

A 6-Session Journey on Learning to Trust God
$22.99
Format: Paperback

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Quick Overview:

This is the leader’s guide to the Silver Medallion award-winning six session curriculum based on the critically acclaimed author's book. John Ortberg teaches participants the skills essential to “water-walking” in faith with God: discerning God’s call, transcending fear, risking faith, managing failure, and trusting God. The separate complete curriculum kit includes a leader's guide, a participant's guide, a Closed Captioned DVD video and VHS video, and a hardcover edition of the book.
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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 and amp; 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
Contributor John Ortberg
Short Bio John Ortberg

John Ortberg is senior pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California. He is the bestselling author of Who is this Man, The Life You've Always Wanted and If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat. John and his wife, Nancy, have three grown children.  

UPC 025986250553
ISBN-10 0310250552
ISBN-13 9780310250555
Publish Date Aug 4, 2003
Weight 1.3050
Height 11
Width 8.5
Length 128.00
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zondervan
Price $22.99
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Geoff
Overall Rating
First I would like to say that John Ortberg does a very good job with the content on the video to kick off each section. However the guide is terrible.

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 8/10/14)

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