October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Being a pastor is more than a job; it’s a calling. During the past few months, this calling has faced strains. Congregations didn’t meet. Small groups transitioned to digital. Mental health crises increased. Many pastors could use extra encouragement right now.
But pastors aren’t the only ones feeling the strain. Group leaders and other disciple-makers are also in strenuous positions during these challenging times. Lifeway has several resources to strengthen both pastors and other trusted leaders as they encourage others.
Through individual study and learning activities five days a week, this Bible study examines the eleven names of God. The words translated as name show up over one thousand times in Scripture and routinely carry with them power, responsibility, purpose, and authority. To fully grasp the significance and power of knowing God’s names, you first need to understand the context of names within biblical cultures. Get to know the names of God through this study. It is in knowing His character and capacity that you can rest in and discover peace and power in His covenant care.
Foundations leads readers through the key, foundational passages of the Bible in one year, while still giving the flexibility of reading 5 days per week. Along with supplementary devotional content each day, you will experience the power of reading and responding to God’s Word. By using the H.E.A.R. journaling method, you will be guided through Highlighting, Explaining, Applying, and Responding to passages, for practical application throughout this year-long plan.
No More Excuses: A 90-Day Devotional for Men challenges men to lay down excuses, stop compromising, and fight to be a man of character and commitment. Each day includes a Scripture verse, short devotion, and thought-provoking question to help men find purpose, meaning, and direction in life to become the man God has called them to be.
We live in a radically skeptical age. Many in the church do not know the Bible as well as they would like and struggle with their own “big questions” about the faith. This study provides precisely what the church needs today: tools and answers. This study addresses several challenging topics including mental health and suicide, paranormal activity, the resurrection, how we got the Bible, suffering, and why God is sometimes silent. You will leave this study enriched, challenged toward a thinking faith, equipped to communicate confidently, and empowered to avoid trite answers to a skeptical world.