Facilitated Online Groups
Our Spring 2020 groups are winding down and we are planning more for the Fall 2020. Register Your Interest For Future Groups. Please check back after August 15 to learn more. Godspeed!
Invested Stories is pleased to be offering the opportunity to walk through six (6) Ransomed Heart studies online in a facilitated Zoom Meeting format. The exact days and groups will be determined by the number of registrations. Minimum group size is three (3) and our preference is to limit each group size to twelve (12) to allow for optimal group interaction. Each group is either five, six, or eight weeks in length depending upon the topic. Group length is indicated in the group topic information below.
The group topics are focused around books by John Eldredge and video material by Ransomed Heart. Additional Group Topic Information is provided below.
While reading the associated book is NOT required, you are highly encouraged to do so to take a deeper dive. Follow up questions will be provided for both group discussion and your own deeper dive.
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Group Topic Information
- All Things New: Heaven, Earth, And The Restoration Of Everything You Love – A Five Part Study
Most Christians miss the ultimate hope for their future because their views of heaven are vague, religious … and, frankly, boring. Hope begins when we understand that for the believer, nothing is lost. In this study, we see how, according to the Bible, heaven is not our eternal home – the New Earth is. Jesus said the next chapter of our story begins with “the renewal of all things” (Matthew 19:28), by which he meant the earth, ourselves, and the restoration of everything we love.
- Get Your Life Back: Everyday Practices For A World Gone Mad – A Six Part Study
A Refreshingly simple guide to recover your life. We live in soul-scorching times. The mad pace of life, the number of demands on our time and energy, and the overwhelming torrent of information coming at us 24-7 have left us all ragged, wrung out, and emptied. This isn’t the life we want, but how do we get off the roller coaster?
Get Your Life Back provides a practical, simple, and refreshing guide to taking your life back. By practicing a few wonderfully simple practices you can begin to recover your soul, disentangle for the tragedies of this broke world, and discover the restorative power of beauty. You don’t need to abandon your life to get it back. Begin restoring your life here and now. Your soul will thank you for it.
- Beautiful Outlaw: Experiencing The Playful, Disruptive, Extravagant Personality of Jesus – An Eight Part Study
Reading the Gospels without knowing the personality of Jesus is like watching television with the sound turned off. The effect is a dry, two-dimensional person saying strange, undecipherable things. But when we discover his true character – this man who made the wind, music, and flying squirrels – suddenly all of the remarkable qualities of Jesus burst forth with color and brilliance like fireworks.
“We need Jesus like we need oxygen,. Like we need water. Like the branch needs the vine. Jesus is not merely a figure for devotions. He is the missing essence of your existence. To have Jesus, to really have him, is to have the greatest treasure in all worlds. To have his life, joy, love, and presence cannot be compared. A true knowledge of Jesus is our greatest need and our greatest happiness.” – John Eldredge
Come and discover this beautiful outlaw for yourself.
- Epic: Discover the Story God is Telling – A Six Part Study
Life, for most of us, feels like a movie we’ve arrived at 40 minutes late. Sure, good things happen, sometimes beautiful things. But tragic things happen too. What does it mean? We find ourselves in the middle of a story that is sometimes wonderful, sometimes awful, usually a confusing mixture of both, and we haven’t a clue how to makes sense of it all. No wonder we keep losing heart.
We need to know the rest of the story. For when we were born, we were born into the midst of a great story begun before the dawn of time. A story of adventure, of risk and loss, of heroism … and of betrayal. A story where good is warring against evil, danger lurks around every corner, and glorious deeds wait to be done. Think of all those stories you’ve ever loved – there’s a reason they stirred your heart. They’ve been trying to tell you about the true Epic ever since you were young.
There is a Larger Story. And you have a crucial role to play.
- Fathered By God: Learning What Your Dad Could Never Teach You – An Eight Part Study (For Men)
There is a path leading to authentic manhood, cut by men who have gone before us, sons following in the footsteps of their fathers, generation after generation. There are perils along the trail, even disasters – all the more reason to rely on the guidance of a Father who has gone before.
But in an age when true fathers are in short supply, how do you find to manhood. This study maps out the path of manhood – from Beloved Son to Cowboy to Warrior to Lover to King to Sage, through life’s trials and triumphs – a sure path men have followed for centuries before us.
- Moving Mountains: Pray with Passion, Confidence, and Authority – An Eight Part Study
How can our prayers become more effective? We all long to see God come through for us and those we love. But sometimes he doesn’t, and where does that leave us? Are we doing something wrong? Does he not hear? Why do some people’s prayers seem more effective than others? The we lose heart and give up on prayer – the very weapon God has given us to NOT lose heart.
There is a reason why some prayers are more effective than others. Jesus wants us to become his disciples in knowing how prayer works, to deepen our understanding of how God operates in the world, and how our prayers can make a difference. As we learn how prayer works, we find that prayer is not just asking God to do something but also partnering with him to get things done.