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WBC Small Group Study Notes

Our resource library includes a series of notes for study in small groups, to help our spiritual growth and development.

Most of the notes are accompanied by our own DVD series of video introductions (not available online).

These have been originated within WBC for the encouragement and blessing of the WBC congregation - but we make them available here for wider use in the extension of God's kingdom.

If you find any of the resources helpful, do send an e-mail and let us know.

Maximise your Potential


Maximise your Potential


January - February 2017
Sunday messages and midweek studies for small groups

Listen to the messages here

Download the small group notes and reflections below each week:

1 - The Potential of a Sincere Faith
(PDF, 567kB)

2 - The Potential of Your Gifting (PDF, 673kB)
3 - The Potential of the Gospel (PDF, 560kB)
4 - The Potential of Grace Giving (PDF, 705kB)
5 - The Potential of Whole Hearted Service (PDF, 573kB)

Dare to be a Disciple


Dare to be a Disciple


September - November 2016
Sunday messages and midweek
studies for small groups


Download the midweek group study notes here (PDF, 1387kB)

Listen to the messages here

Download additional notes and reflections below each week:

1 - DISCIPLESHIP – This is where it begins
(PDF, 358kB)
2 - SELECTION – People were the Master’s method (PDF, 447kB)
3 - ASSOCIATION – Jesus shared His life with His disciples (PDF, 567kB)
4 - CONSECRATION – Jesus looked for obedience (PDF, 600kB)
5 - DEMONSTRATION – Jesus showed them how to live {PDF, 832kB)
6 - DELEGATION – Jesus delegated ministry {PDF, 1112kB)
7 - SUPERVISION – Jesus gave continuous support {PDF, 1057kB)
8 - REPRODUCTION – Jesus expected them to reproduce {PDF, 730kB)
9 - IMPARTATION – Jesus provided for His disciples {PDF, 772kB)

Heaven here I come


Heaven anticipated ...

Release


May - July 2016
Sunday messages and midweek
studies for small groups


Listen to the messages here
Download the midweek group study notes below:

1 - Dying to get to Heaven
(PDF to follow)
2 - Christ's return changes everything (PDF, 558kB)

3 - Heaven according to Jesus! (PDF, 880kB)
4 - Heaven - the Final Chapter! (PDF, 880kB)

Release

Release
Come Holy Spirit ...

Release


April - May 2016
Four Sunday messages and midweek
studies for small groups


Come Holy Spirit ... hear us calling

Release Words
Release Wholeness
Release Witness
Release Worship

Download the midweek group study notes here (PDF, 1127kB)

Radical Jesus

Radical Jesus
Radical followers of a radical Jesus

Radical Grace

January - March 2016
Sunday messages and midweek
DVD studies for small groups


Sunday Messages
Radical Humanity
Radical Glory
Radical Childhood
Radical Temptation
Radical Giving
Radical Disciples
Radical Future
Radical Transfiguration
Radical Forgiveness
Radical Authority
Radical Power

Download the midweek group study notes here (PDF, 942kB)

Study 1    Radical Deity
Study 2    Radical Baptism
Study 3    Radical Manifesto   
Study 4    Radical Miracles
Study 5   
Radical Teaching
Study 6   
Radical Prayer
Study 7   
Radical Commitment
Study 8   
Radical Compassion

Transformed Life



Transformed Life

Exploring identity, belonging and purpose.

Introduction
Wk 1 – Brand New – Ephesians 1:1-2
Wk 2 – Eternally Blessed – Ephesians 1:3-14
Wk 3 – Pray for Revelation – Ephesians 1:15-23
Wk 4 – Alive for His Purpose – Ephesians 2:1-10
Wk 5 – Belonging to His Family – Ephesians 2:11-22
Wk 6 – Gifted for Service – Ephesians 3:1-13
Wk 7 – Pray for Power – Ephesians 3:14-21

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The Barnabas Way


The Barnabas Way
Looking at the power and presence of encouragement through
the eyes of the New Testament leader - Barnabas


September 2015
A short series of 3 Sunday messages and small group study notes
(click on the study number to download the notes)






Study 1
    Encouragement through giving      

Study 2    Encouragement builds partnership in ministry
Study 3    Encouragement in failure

Radical Faith


"Radical Faith"
Going back to the roots of faith

May - July 2015
Sunday messages and midweek DVD studies for small groups


Radical Faith

Sunday Messages
1. Venturing in Faith
2. Surprising Faith
3. Struggling Faith
4. Stretched Faith


Download the midweek group study notes here (PDF, 1074kB)

Study 1    Creedal Faith      
Study 2    Conversion Faith
Study 3    Continuing Faith  
Study 4    Charismatic Faith

Fruitfulness on the Frontline


Fruitfulness on the Frontline

January - March 2015

Sunday messages and
 midweek DVD studies for
small groups on the theme:

"Fruitfulness on the Frontline"
(based on resources from LICC)


We all have a life on the frontline in the world that’s significant
to God. But can we imagine what work God might do
in and through us on our daily frontlines?

Download the discussion guide here (PDF, 740kB)

Radical Grace


November - December 2014
Sunday messages and midweek
DVD studies for small groups

Radical Grace
"Radical Grace"
Going to the roots of what joy is all about

Sunday Messages
Amazing grace how sweet the sound
The triumphs of His grace
Your grace finds me
I rest on His unchanging grace
Your grace is enough

Download the midweek group study notes here (PDF, 1179kB)

Study 1    Saved by Grace
Study 2    Scandalized by Grace
Study 3    Sustained by Grace   
Study 4    Surrendered by Grace

Radical Joy


September - October 2014
Sunday messages and midweek
DVD studies for small groups

Radical Joy
"Radical Joy"
Going to the roots of what joy is all about

Sunday Messages
The Father of Joy
The Son of Joy
The Spirit of Joy
The Church of Joy


Download the midweek group study notes here (PDF, 1167kB)

Study 1    Joy rules OK 
Study 2    Joy that breaks through confusing circumstances
Study 3    Authentic joy of the Kingdom   
Study 4    Serving with joy

The Prayer Course


Prayer Course
May - July 2014
Sunday messages and midweek DVD studies for
small groups

"The Prayer Course"
Six interactive sessions for small groups based on The Lord’s Prayer, covering topics such as intercession, dealing with disappointment, learning to listen and spiritual warfare.



Resources provided by 24-7 Prayer, an interdenominational movement of prayer, mission and justice, which has been
praying non-stop since 1999.

Come Dine With Me


Come Dine WIth Me
February - April 2014
Sunday messages and midweek DVD studies for
small groups
on the theme:

"Come Dine With Me"
Learning lessons from the meals
that Jesus shared in Luke's gospel


The series COME DINE WITH ME captures a powerful invitation that Jesus offers to us.
It's about experiencing life change in attitude and action as a result of
sitting down at a ‘meal table’ with Jesus.


Download the study notes here (PDF, 1062kB)

Dinner at the house of Levi
Dinner at the house of Simon
Dinner on the hillside
Dinner at the house of Mary & Martha
Dinner at the house of a Pharisee
Dinner at the house of another Pharisee
Dinner at the house of Zacchaeus
Dinner in the Upper Room
Dinner at Emmaus

The Adventure of Faith


Adventure of Faith
Our midweek DVD studies for small groups on the theme:

"The Adventure of Faith"
Open to the surprise of the Spirit

The series is based on material from Hebrews chapter 11.

Our studies form part of our overall spiritual focus as a church for 2013: going deeper with God, and keeping him at the centre of our lives.

Our goal as individuals and as a church is to live a life of faith that pleases God.

Click here to download the group study notes for
the series as an Adobe PDF file (Size: 1491kB)   

Faith that ignites worship
 Faith that is founded on God’s word
Faith that receives the promise
Faith that is in God’s providence
Faith that lets go
Faith that sees the invisible
Faith that is in God
Faith that suffers
Faith that keeps on looking to Jesus

The God-Centred Life



God-centred Life
Our midweek DVD studies for small groups on the theme:
"The God-Centred Life"

The series is based on material from John's Gospel chapter 15: Jesus' teaching on "I am the True Vine".

Our studies form part of our overall spiritual focus as a church for 2013: going deeper with God, and keeping him at the centre of our lives. We need to continue to abide in him, connect with him and be fed by him.

Over six studies we look at key aspects of living Christian lives in a way that keeps God in his rightful place.

Click here to download the group study notes for
the series as an Adobe PDF file (Size: 1578kB)   

An Abiding Life
A Praying Life
A Loving Life
A God-glorifying Life
A Joyful Life
A Fruitful Life

Life on the Frontline



Life on the Frontline
Our midweek DVD studies for small groups on the theme:
"Life on the Frontline"

The series is based on material from the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity (LICC).

It's about how we can become a community of people who help one another live out their whole life – at home, at work, in church, in the neighbourhood, as followers of Jesus, engaged in his mission to the world.

 Over six studies there are many questions to be explored and challenges to be faced, as we seek to know more of what it means to be whole life disciples.

The midweek study sessions are accompanied by a series of Sunday messages looking at our Frontline in the workplace. 

Kingdom, Power & Glory



Kingdom, Power & Glory


















In this Small Group study series we engage
with the challenging teaching of Jesus
in the Sermon on the Mount.
The studies include discussions on practical topics such as Salt & Light, Righteousness,
Anger, Purity, Faithfulness, Truthfulness.

KINGDOM, POWER & GLORY

Part 1
Kingdom Come
     Kingdom Connection with God
Kingdom Connection with Each Other  Kingdom Effectiveness - Salt & Light  Kingdom Righteousness
Kingdom Lifestyle - Anger
Kingdom Lifestyle - Purity
Kingdom Lifestyle - Faithfulness
Kingdom Lifestyle - Truthfulness 

Click here to download the group study notes for
Part 1 of the series
as an Adobe PDF file (Size: 1036kB)   

Part 2
Kingdom Lifestyle - Loving enemies
Kingdom Giving
Kingdom  Praying
Kingdom Fasting
Kingdom Ambition
Kingdom  Security
Kingdom Relationships
Kingdom Fruitfulness
Kingdom Commitment


Click here to download the group study notes for Part 2
of the series
as an Adobe PDF file (Size: 967kB)   

Our Awesome God



Our Awesome God











In this Small Group study series we discover the awesome character of our amazing God.

OUR AWESOME GOD

Awesome in Creation
Awesome in Holiness
Awesome in Faithfulness
Awesome in Love
Awesome in Commitment
Awesome in Sovereignty


Click here to download the group study notes for the series
as an Adobe PDF file (Size: 1.37MB)

The Jesus Shaped Life


Jesus Shaped Life
Our teaching and study series
THE JESUS SHAPED LIFE
takes a further look at the call to
Christian commitment and discipleship
as we live in today’s world with all its
pressures and challenges.

The series combines Bible teaching in the Sunday morning services linked with midweek small group studies at venues all around Ashford.


Click here to download the group study notes for sessions 1-5 of the series as an Adobe PDF file. (Size: 1.43MB)

Click here to download the group study notes for sessions 6-10 of the series
as an Adobe PDF file. (Size: 1.59MB)

Forgotten God


Forgotten God



Our midweek DVD studies for small groups on the theme:
"Forgotten God"
The series is based on material by Francis Chan, popular author and powerful communicator.
He reminds us of the true source of the church's power - the Holy Spirit. He says that we've ignored the Spirit for far too long, and that without Him we operate in our own strength - accomplishing only human-sized results.


The small group studies use the DVD series
that accompanies Francis Chan's book,
"Forgotten God"

Hard Sayings of Jesus


Study Notes












"On hearing it (the teaching of Jesus), many of his disciples said “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?"
(John 6:60 )


Salt losing its saltiness
Forgiveness
Predestination
Envy and God’s generosity
Faith that moves mountains


A look at some of the tough statements of Jesus that can be hard to understand - and then when we do understand them, they can be hard to put into practice.

Click here to download the group study notes for the series as an Adobe PDF file. (Size: 775kB)

The midweek series will be supplemented by the messages each Sunday morning, where we will unpack another five of the hard sayings of Jesus.

Journeying Together in Community


Study Notes




A study series following the experience of the Israelites on their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land. We can learn many lessons from this account for our journey together in community as the church family of WBC.

God is the God of plans and purposes. He calls us to journey together into the future, so often ’unknown’ to us but clearly ‘known’ to him.

Our prayer is that we would get to know God in deeper ways as a result of our journey together during the course of this series.


Click here to download study notes for the first five sessions as an Adobe PDF file. (Size: 913kB)

Click here to download study notes for the second group of five sessions as an Adobe PDF file. (Size: 955kB)