Friends of God: A Discipleship Experience
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12-session discipleship program that moves people toward a deeper friendship with God
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If a personal relationship with God is enough to catalyze Jesus-followers to change the world...
 
...why do so many remain on the sidelines of their faith?  Why aren't more Christians investing in the lives of others, attending church, giving sacrificially, and serving regularly?
 
Maybe it’s because more than 75 percent of Americans have a distorted view of God's character, and it’s undermining their ability to follow and rely upon him—to be the disciples Jesus calls them to be.
 
Fortunately, there’s an effective way to change this view. Jesus modeled it through a process that’s so familiar it’s often dismissed.
 
That model is friendship.
 
Jesus deliberately calls his disciples friends rather than servants. Following his model, Friends of God: A Discipleship Experience helps participants:
• Move from simply knowing facts about God to growing in a close relationship with Jesus
• See Jesus in action in everyday life through intriguing experiences designed to reveal his heart
• Follow a natural bonding process to deepen their friendship with Jesus and one another
• Launch into their daily mission fields through intriguing, doable adventures in discipleship
During Friends of God, participants move toward a deeper friendship with God and others following the natural process of friendship through a variety of activities, discussion, quiet reflection, adventure, and more.

Here's a look inside each of the 12 sessions:
Session 1: Getting Acquainted
Session 2: Getting Even Better Acquainted
Session 3: Getting Acquainted With Jesus
Session 4: Conversations with God
Session 5: Paying Better Attention to What God Says and Does
Session 6: What Does Discipleship Look Like?
Session 7: Taking Risks With God
Session 8: Abiding in Jesus
Session 9: Love Is Tender and Tough
Session 10: Trusting God
Session 11: Forgiveness Is a Lifestyle
Session 12: Discipleship Is Both Personal and Public
Every kit includes...
 
1 Leader Guide 
Includes session guides, supply lists, conversation tips, and more. 
 
1 Session DVD Pack
This two-DVD set includes videos for leading 12 sessions plus leader insights for maximizing life-change during every discussion and discipleship experience. Bonus promotional video helps you spread the word about your adventures in discipleship.
 
1 Promo and Session Graphics CD
Includes ready-to-use publicity items and session printables to help you promote and lead your discipleship group.
 
1 Unheard Of  Feature-Length Documentary Film
Enjoy this inspirational living parable as part of Session 6.
 
1 Sample of Each of the Following Items
Friends of God: The Discipleship Diary participant guide, Heart of Jesus Sticky Notes (1 pad), Friends of God Glow Pen, Friends of God Go-and-Glow Lights (package of 10), 1 copy each of the Jesus-Centered practical guidebooks, including Help! How Do I Pray?, Help! How Do I Read the Bible?, and Help! How Do I Know God’s Will?
Friends of God Kit

Overview

More than 75 percent of Americans have a distorted view of God's character that keeps them from being the disciples Jesus calls them to be.

Fortunately there's an effective way to bring them closer to him. Jesus modeled it through a process that's so familiar it's often dismissed.

That model is friendship

“I’m no longer calling you servants because servants don’t understand what their master is thinking and planning. No, I’ve named you friends because I’ve let you in on everything I’ve heard from the Father.”

— John 15:15

Sessions At-A-Glance

Each Friends of God session is 60 minutes long
Session 1:

Discover friendship with God by exploring the qualities of friendship.

Session 2:

Explore what nature teaches about God's character.

Session 3:

Experience the heart of God by paying closer attention to his Son, Jesus.

Session 4:

Practice communicating with God and others through two-way conversations and prayer stations.

Session 5:

Explore how the Bible reveals God's heart through the power of questions.

Session 6:

Watch a full-length film that explores how discipleship is about relationship, not perfection and performance.

Session 7:

Fun experiences that playfully deepen your connection to Jesus.

Session 8:

Identify fruit in your life, and discover new ways to abide in Jesus.

Session 9:

Share stories of tough AND tender love from God and others, and experience Jesus' love personally.

Session 10:

Explore what makes a friend trustworthy and experience a trust-building experiment.

Session 11:

Ask for and receive the power of forgiveness.

Session 12:

Discover how friendship with Jesus has grown and explore next steps.

Highlights include:

  • Bible study that deepens understanding when paired with reflection and story-telling
  • Spiritual discovery that grows through interactive conversation among pairs, trios, and small groups
  • Creative, fun discipleship adventures that launch participants into the community

Getting Started

1 Order the Kit

2 Order Participant Items

(once you know how many people are attending)

3 Order Fun Extras

(to take study deeper or give as gifts)

Friends of God Kit

Get Started

The Friends of God Discipleship Kit is your resource for planning and leading this discipleship experience, and makes hosting the sessions easy even for first-time group leaders.

$129.99

In Your Kit

Here's What's Inside the
Friends of God Kit:

Only $129.99

Leader Guide

The Discipleship Experience Leader Guide

Makes preparation and leading sessions simple. Includes session discussion guide, supply lists, conversation tips, and more.

The Discipleship Diary Participant Guide

The Discipleship Diary Participant Guide

Each participant needs this guide to follow along during the sessions. Also includes in-depth Bible exploration, journaling, and devotional experiences.

Friends of God Session DVDs

Friends of God Session DVDs

This two-DVD set includes videos for leading 12 sessions plus leader insights for maximizing life-change during every discussion and discipleship experience. Bonus promotional video helps you spread the word about your adventures in discipleship.

Promo and Session Graphics CD

Promo and Session Graphics CD

Includes ready-to-use publicity items, and session printables to help you promote and lead your discipleship group.

Unheard Of

Unheard Of Feature- length film

Enjoy this inspirational “living parable” as part of Session 6.

ALSO INCLUDED! Full-size samples of participant items plus fun extras...

  • Heart of Jesus Sticky Note Pad
  • One Friends of God Glow Pen
  • One Friends of God Go-and-Glow Light
  • Three Jesus-centered practical guidebooks: Help! How Do I Read the Bible?, Help! How Do I Pray?, and Help! How Do I Know God’s Will?

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