In the gospels, jesus never seemed too interested in fans. Based on the engaging approach of kyle idleman, this 6week cinematic small group study examines what it means to deny ones self and truly follow jesus. This is a challenging book, you want to lead this study on the big picture ideas. Not a fan small group christian bible study city on a hill studio. Four teaching episodes presented by kyle idleman three testimony episodes shared by young adults who. Small group study kit dvd darren w, 03282012 i am admittedly biased toward the studies which are produced by city on a hill, productions, but with very good reason. The story small group study guide mountain view church. Not a fan study outline, chapters 7 and 8, kyle idleman. Coming from a family where i could have taken christian as a nominal inheritance but didnt want to i was very interested in this book. May 06, 2011 not a fan is a christian living book arguing that jesus isnt interested in fans, but in followers. Lifeguide studies bible studies by type small groups. Sep 11, 2019 the perfect book club is made up of three key things. Kyle talks about growing up as just another fan of jesus christ. If your group is already familiar with each other, they could share what the phrase not a fan means to them andor what they think god wants from them in a relationship with him.
I have been meaning to read it for some time, but something else always seemed more urgent. Megachurch teaching pastor kyle idlemans first book, not a fan. Daniel and his wife, along with an incredible team, helped plant anchor city church in san diegoa third culture, multigenerational church who seeks to join the redemptive mission of. The dictionary defines a fan as an enthusiastic admirer. This small group format brings you deep, book by book study featuring questions designed to encourage group discussion and personal application. I started to read the manuscript and could not stop until i finished. Through partnership with city on a hill studio, an awardwinning production and publishing company, each book is also a video series with teaching from kyle, study, and church campaign. It is a thought provoking 42day devotional guide designed as a companion to the not a fan small group study. Not a fan small group study for teens book depository. Bible by book bible by topic the story christian life the church end times death grace holiday christmas easter. Not a fan is truly a cutting edge bible study that will challenge even the most. Encourage students to bring their bibles to life group meetings. If you have not read or listened to this book, then i want to highly recommend it to you.
Encourage the group to take the study guide home and work through any unanswered questions in the week following the life group. Fans want to be close enough to jesus to get all the benefits, but not so close that it requires sacrifice. However, with idlemans followup releasing in the next montha book that is likely to hit the list of bestsellers before not a fan. How can someone end up like bill, knowing so much of the bible yet so little of the.
Not a fan is one of the most novel and engaging small group studies ive ever seen. Not a fan small group study for teens by zondervan publishing, 9780982939871, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. I am considering using this book as a guide in a sunday school class or an evening bible book study. Not a fan small group discipleship study for teens adapts the original message of not a fan to youth in a relevant way. Was it jesus that they wanted, or were they only interested in what he could do for them. Not just any follower, though, a completely committed.
Not a fan invites you to make jesus not merely the object of your admiration, but the very center of your life. Small group discipleship study for adults small group. The not a fan series contains the following episodes. It is essential to let the living word of god dwell in you. This package includes powerful tools to guide teenagers in your church on a journey from fan to follower. The not a fan small group kit contains one copy of the not a fan series, one copy of the not a fan leaders guide, and one copy of the not a fan journal. But i just want to be clear that this book is not just information on a. See all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Lifeguide studies these indepth studies from ivp help you discover key lessons from scripture. Not a fan small group study christian movies fishflix. Before peter preached to jerusalem, before paul put pen to papyrus, before.
These often have worked out great, with group members ministering to, encouraging and praying for one another. Christine caine, founder of the a21 campaign and author of. Study through books of the bible or learn what the bible says about important topics. Some people will read this book and question their salvation, dont be too quick to tell someone they are saved. Kyle idleman is senior pastor at southeast christian church in louisville, kentuckythe fifth largest church in the country with over 20,000 in attendance every week. Becoming a completely committed follower of jesus, is his take on how one grows in the faith by moving from being a fan to being a true follower. The first two things are easy to accomplish just read anything by. Not a fan resources include series, small group study, pastors kit, journal, leaders guide, book and movie.
These bible studies equip people to understand how faith impacts their families, their careers, and their struggles. Its not that i disagree with the general premise that many church goers are mere bystanders and observerswhat idleman calls fans, though frankly, i dont know if id even give them that much credit, at least a fan is generally enthusiastic. I love how real life, situational drama is used via an embedded teacher to flesh out biblical truth. I believe it sets the foundation for genuine discipleship in a group. If this is a new group or an existing group with new member s be sure to allow some time for everyone. Follow the journey of eric nelson, a man leading a compartmentalized triple life as a pleasureseeking rebel, a cutthroat corporate executive, and a nominal christian. Timothy keller is a powerful teacher of the word of god. Small group discipleship study for adults developed by and featuring kyle idleman, from city on a hill productions. Praying for your group members and your study time is the best way to prepare. Built around the engaging approach of kyle idleman, this bestselling small group study examines what it means to deny ones self and truly follow jesus. The prodigal god is a sixweek for either small groups or for a church wide campaign. This study is adapted from the book how to lead a christcentered small group. Not a fan has been released in various editions, such as for teens and study groups, and a video series exists to accompany group studies.
Lesson 1 fan or follower 35 minutes eric nelson collapses. Encourage the group to take the study guide home and work through any. However, with idlemans followup releasing in the next montha book that is likely to hit the list of bestsellers before not a fan has fallen offit. Kyle is a soughtafter speaker for regional and national conferences and the author of four books including the bestsellers not a fan and the end of me. The series, journal, leaders guide, small group study, pastors kit and movie.
This book disrupts the status quo and challenges readers to follow christ with. Teens will have the opportunity to hear challenging teachings from kyle idleman, and watch testimonies from other teens on what it looks like to be a completely committed follower. Three common reasons for small group problems or disasters. A journey of faith, as well as, the easter experience, i was very excited when not a fan was being released. Small group discipleship study for adults with kyle idleman kyle. Ive been in a lot of book clubs, and i know its not always easy to get a conversation going on a book. It challenges and grows participants on a daily basis over the course of the 6 week video series.
Is this how we want to define our relationship with him. There is so much potential in the message of this book to help transform lives, groups and churches into the christ followers they can and should be. Five video downloads of book club sessions, hosted exclusively by kyle, discussing themes from the book for selfpaced reading, small group discussion, book clubs, large groups settings, or for personal growth. Throughout this book and study, keller uses the character traits of the father who represents god that is abundant in showing grace and love, the young brother who runs away and is spiritually empty. This small group discipleship pack contains one softcover followers journal, one softcover leaders guide, and a twodisc dvd in amaray case. Ky, this one of kind small group study, sermon series, movie, and book examines what it means to deny ones self and truly follow jesus. This small group format brings you deep, bookbybook study featuring questions designed to encourage group discussion and personal application. Included in the dvd case is a concise paperback leaders guide. Different than other city on a hill products, teens will have the opportunity to hear challenging teachings from kyle idleman, and watch testimonies from other teens on what it looks like to be a completely committed follower.
If youre ready to start a book club, heres 40 of the best book club questions, for fiction. The not a fan small group kit contains one copy of the not a fan series, one copy of the not a fan leaders guide, and one copy of the not a fan journal the not a fan series contains the following episodes. There is a followers journal that small group members can purchase. Small group discipleship study for adults with kyle. I especially enjoyed the audio book because it was read by the author. Share with your group how the story is reshaping your own life. If this is a new group or you have new people, allow some time for everyone to introduce themselves and share what they hope to gain out of the study. Not a fan is a book that every christian should read and regularly reread. The lessons presented in not a fan will challenge everyone from nonbelievers, to new christians, to those who have walked with god their entire life. Not a fan is a christian living book arguing that jesus isnt interested in fans, but in followers. I rate my experience with not a fan by kyle idleman 45 starsi really liked it.
If there is a survey or quiz, take it and see if it adds. Ive found that the best book club discussion questions are ones that are openended and that get people to share their personal opinions. There will be opportunities to have gospel conversations throughout this study. You will find 6 worship videos with the rock worship team. The book released almost two years ago and has sold over a half million copies. Each individual is sure to walk away with new perspective, truth, and encouragement. Browse the amazon editors picks for the best books of 2019, featuring our. I really hope that when you picked up this book, you werent looking for a book about jesus the t ball coach, who will pat you on the head at the end of each game and tell you not to forget your free snow cone before you go home.
These indepth studies from ivp help you discover key lessons from scripture. Not a fan small group study has not been rated by the motion picture association of america, and may include issues not suitable for younger viewers. The goal of a small group is not just to learn the facts and details about the stories in the bible but to be transformed by them. The perfect book club is made up of three key things. I would like to encourage you to do a few things that will help you, and the rest of us, get the most out of this study. Buy the book not a fan by kyle idleman and read along kindle, amazon, lifeway bookstore 2. Close enough to jesus to get the benefits but not so close to require sacrifice. Jan 28, 2011 kyle talks about growing up as just another fan of jesus christ. Ive seen some of not a fan, the video series, at my church. Hes now challenging us all to be not just fans, but completely committed followers. Fans may be fine with repeating a prayer, attending church on the weekend, and slapping a jesus fish on their bumpers. Daniel has been an editor with churchleaders for several years. Not a fan by kyle idleman audiobook download christian. He did a wonderful job both writing and reading his book.1466 262 883 1051 80 1178 893 94 225 724 628 1404 565 22 544 589 1321 399 834 641 503 979 1144 784 1477 908 1304 1093 385 681 228 1407 1284 471 1479 716 609 302 932 882 853 133 145 839 220