Welcome to our Group Studies Library. We established this resource for you to provide quality and meaningful community group studies to use with your groups. The library is open only for group leaders. We encourage our groups to get a broad perspective of faith growth. These studies approach faith from many directions.

 

Explore what we offer here. Click on the images for each study to open an expanded view with full descriptions as well as a link to a video introduction (when available) for that study. We hope you find this page helpful in selecting your next group study. All we ask is that you email Tim Melikian when you check out a study so we can keep track of our study materials. Use this resource. We also take suggestions and are constantly adding new studies.

Discipleship/Following Jesus

 
War Room

War Room

a compelling drama with humor and heart that explores the power prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendships, and every other area of our lives.

War Room Bible Study

War Room Bible Study

5 session DVD and study guide with clips from the movie.

War Room

War Room

Stephen and Alex Kendrick

Gospel in Life

Gospel in Life

Gospel in Life is an intensive eight-session study on the gospel and how it is lived out in all of life, first in your heart, then in your community, and then out into the world.

Gospel in Life

Gospel in Life

8 session DVD and study guide

Gospel in Life

Gospel in Life

Timothy Keller

Follow

Follow

Lots of people think Christianity is all about doing what Jesus says. But what if doing what Jesus says isn’t what Jesus says to do at all? Jesus’ invitation is an invitation to relationship, and it begins with a simple request: follow me. Religion says, “Change and you can join us.” Jesus says, “Join us and you will change.” There’s a huge difference.

Follow

Follow

In this eight-session video-based Bible study, Andy Stanley takes you on a journey through the Gospels as he traces Jesus’ teaching on what it means to follow.

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andy-stanley

Andy Stanley

Guardrails

Guardrails

Avoiding Regrets in Your Life! Guardrails are designed to keep us from straying into dangerous or deadly territory. We need boundaries to keep us on the road. Temptations, struggles, these things threaten us daily. This study is about helping us stay in bounds and having a thriving faith.

Guardrails

Guardrails

6 session DVD and study guide

Guardrails

Guardrails

Andy Stanley

Twisting the Truth

Twisting the Truth

Learning to discern in a culture of deception. . .Twisting the Truth is about recognizing that the most dangerous lies are the ones you never notice.

Twisting the Truth

Twisting the Truth

6 session DVD and study guide

Twisting the Truth

Twisting the Truth

Andy Stanley

Crazy Love

Crazy Love

Are you longing for something more than a fleeting and haphazard relationship with God? Do you seek a faith that really addresses the problems in the world with real and radical solutions? Don't you want to be a part of the answers God has in mind that are greater than what you can imagine? Get crazy, get radical, find a deeper love that only God can show you.

Crazy Love

Crazy Love

10 session DVD and study guide

Crazy Love

Crazy Love

Francis Chan

Christian

Christian

What does it mean to be a Christian? Did Jesus ever really call his followers to be Christians or did he call his followers to be much more? Andy Stanley makes the case for being disciples rather than just Christians.

Christian

Christian

8 session DVD and study guide

Christian

Christian

Andy Stanley

Radical

Radical

As the title says, this book is about truly striking out in the world as a disciple of Jesus Christ. What if we actually DID what Jesus said and fully obeyed his calling? The truth is we will be amazed and unsettled by what that calling really means and the world would be changed like never before.

Radical

Radical

6 session DVD and study guide

Radical

Radical

David Platt

Follow Me

Follow Me

David Platt

Follow Me

Follow Me

6 session DVD study guide and book

Follow Me

Follow Me

David Platt

Not a Fan

Not a Fan

Fan: an enthusiastic admirer Jesus never sought fans or admirers. He wanted followers. This study is for those who know or suspect there is something more to following Jesus than our easy-to-please culture would admit. Completely. Committed. Follower.

Not a Fan

Not a Fan

6 session DVD and study guide

Not a Fan

Not a Fan

Kyle Idleman

Basic

Basic

We live in a trendy world and the Church is caught up in it. We often reflect our culture. Have you ever wondered what a start-up church would look like if all you used as its foundation was the Bible? It might look very different than what we think.

Basic

Basic

7 session DVD set and study guide

Basic

Basic

Francis Chan

Just Walk Across the Room

Just Walk Across the Room

When you are sold out to something and passionate about it, you want everyone to know about it too. Following Christ is contagious but how do we tell people about the one who has changed our life forever? It has very little to do with evangelism techniques but everything to do with simply getting up, walking across the room and taking an interest in another person. We start right there.

Just Walk Across the Room

Just Walk Across the Room

4 session DVD and study guide

Just Walk Across the Room

Just Walk Across the Room

Bill Hybels

40 Days of Love

40 Days of Love

If you have been at Maury Hills long, you know that our mission is to Love God and to love people. These two things are the most important commands in scripture. 40 Days of Love is about making this quest your most dominant goal in life. This series was the catalyst for the first major wave of growth at Maury Hills. Love is what we are about and what we passionately do.

40 Days of Love

40 Days of Love

6 session DVD and study guide

40 Days of Love

40 Days of Love

Rick Warren

Starting Point

Starting Point

A Conversation about Faith

Starting Point

Starting Point

8 session DVD and conversation guide. This series is one that we offer as a class at Maury Hills but it is an excellent study for your group.

Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley

Community

Community

Why is community so important to your spiritual life? Because you can’t grow spiritually unless you’re connected relationally. God designed you that way. He wants to use other people to grow you, and he wants to use you to grow other people. During this eight-week study—specifically designed for new small groups—you’ll explore how building deep relationships with the people in your group and serving the larger community around you will grow your faith.

Community

Community

8 session DVD and study guide

Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley

Marriage, Parenting and Family

 
From This Day Forward

From This Day Forward

Promise, Promise! We all make them but it seems too rare that we keep them. When we marry someone, we all make vows, promises, to the one we marry. It takes commitment and love to follow through on these vows on a daily basis. This series is becoming a regular seminar at Maury Hills. We want our couples to focus on five essentials that can fail-proof your marriage. Do the study to find out what they are.

From This Day Forward

From This Day Forward

5 session DVD and study guide

From This Day Forward

From This Day Forward

Craig and Amy Groeschel

Future Family

Future Family

We all have a family. We can't choose them. They are a part of us no matter what. Our children hope to be on their own someday and we hope that their families are stronger than even our own if possible. What does a better family look like? How can we prepare them for their future family?

Future Family

Future Family

6 session DVD and study guide

Future Family

Future Family

Andy and Sandra Stanley

Married People

Married People

We did this series in early 2015. Marriage is serious business and our aim is to see them thrive in our church and in our community. We know it can be better than what the stats suggest and this study will take you through for core principles concerning marriage: Have Serious Fun, Respect and Love, Love God First and Practice Your Promise.

Married People

Married People

4 session DVD and study guide.

iMarriage

iMarriage

This study is all about having realistic expectations in our marriage and on our spouse. Too many marriages crumble under the weight of unfair and unrealistic expectations. We need to learn to look to God if our marriages are going to be as he designed them.

iMarriage

iMarriage

6 session DVD and study guide.

iMarriage

iMarriage

Andy Stanley

The 7 Rings of Marriage

The 7 Rings of Marriage

In The 7 Rings of Marriage™, author and blogger Jackie Bledsoe outlines the seven key stages, or "rings," that all couples will journey through in a healthy marriage. Whether you're engaged, newlyweds, or a long-time married couple, you'll learn about each of the seven rings, as well as practical advice to help you create a lasting, fulfilling marriage while honoring God and one another.

The 7 Rings of Marriage

The 7 Rings of Marriage

8 session DVD and study guide kit.

The 7 Rings of Marriage

The 7 Rings of Marriage

Jackie Bledsoe

Shepherding a Child's Heart

Shepherding a Child's Heart

Shepherding a Child's Heart draws from Pastor Tedd Tripp's seasoned experience as a father - and from God's Holy Word. Grounded in the Bible's divine plan for parenting, this guide defines your goals as a parent and provides the scriptural methods for accomplishing them. Infancy through the teen years.

Shepherding a Child's Heart

Shepherding a Child's Heart

Shepherding a Child's Heart

Shepherding a Child's Heart

Jackie Bledsoe

Spiritual Growth, Prayer and Health

 
Transformed

Transformed

This 7 session DVD study explores what the Bible has to say about every essential area of our lives: Spiritual, Physical, Mental, Emotional, Relational, Financial, and Vocational. The world is shouting for our attention with answers to our relationship struggles, solutions to our financial trouble, and explanations to our search for meaning. But the world's promises leave us empty and searching for more. God's Word is the only answer that promises to transform our lives from the inside out.

Transformed

Transformed

7 session DVD and study guide by Rick Warren of Saddleback Church

Transformed

Transformed

Rick Warren

The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan is more than a diet plan. It is a healthier life style based in community with others. This life style focuses on five major essentials: faith, food, fitness, focus and friends. This is a study that is active and better with friends.

The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan

6 session DVD and study guide

The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan

Rick Warren

Plan B

Plan B

What do you do when life doesn't quite go as you planned? Sometimes our course gets changed and we find ourselves scrambling to regroup. Plan B is about seeing how God often does his greatest work in hopeless situations.

Plan B

Plan B

6 session DVD and study guide

Plan B

Plan B

Pete Wilson

The Circle Maker

The Circle Maker

The Circle Maker is a call to think about prayer in a different way than we may traditionally think about prayer. This kind of prayer is active prayer, no simply sitting in a prayer position but actually walking circles around those that we pray for. Think big, lay down your fears and walk circles around them in prayer.

The Circle Maker

The Circle Maker

4 session DVD and study guide

The Circle Maker

The Circle Maker

Mark Batterson

You Make Me Crazy

You Make Me Crazy

This study is all about healthier relationships. We can't choose our families. We can choose our friends, but sometimes that doesn't go so well either. Some people just make us crazy! This study is about doing more then just coexisting with these crazy makers. We can learn how to connect with them.

You Make Me Crazy

You Make Me Crazy

6 session DVD and study guide

You Make Me Crazy

You Make Me Crazy

Rick Warren

Finances, God and You

 
Balanced

Balanced

This study will challenge you to examine what you really believe about finances and faith. In it, you will fight practical exercises and perspectives you can use to grow a biblical foundation for the money in your life.

Balanced

Balanced

6 session DVD, study guide. You can order workbooks for this study as well. Ask Tim for details or Google "Balanced Andy Stanley".

Balanced

Balanced

Andy Stanley

How to Be Rich

How to Be Rich

Most of us, certainly in America, are rich. The problem is we don't necessarily see it and we aren't typically very good at being rich, and yet, we are rich. We did this series at Maury Hills in 2014. We need to all get better at being rich and then we can please God more by growing in genuine generosity.

How to Be Rich

How to Be Rich

4 session DVD and study guide.

How to Be Rich

How to Be Rich

Andy Stanley

For Women

 
The Armor of God

The Armor of God

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you're tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.

The Armor of God

The Armor of God

7 session Bible study. You can download video sessions at www.lifeway.com/armorofgod.

Priscilla Shirer

Priscilla Shirer

What Love Is

What Love Is

The Letters of 1, 2 & 3 John were written to encourage followers of Jesus to remain faithful to the truth. Believers are challenged to look at contrasting themes such as walking in the light instead of darkness, truth versus lies and deception, loving God more than loving the world, and the meaning of true fellowship and community rather than shallowness.

What Love Is

What Love Is

This 7-session study not only reveals the heart of John but also the heart of Jesus. A great addition to The Living Room Series, this study includes recipes and a more relational approach.

Kelly Minter

Kelly Minter

1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ

1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ

1 Peter

1 Peter

9 session DVD, study guide and book.

Jen Wilkin

Jen Wilkin

Esther

Esther

Esther

Esther

9 session DVD, study guide and book. You can order workbooks for this study. Ask Tim for details or check out the link on Lifeway's website.

Beth Moore

Beth Moore

Beth Moore

Discerning the Voice of God

Discerning the Voice of God

DVD Study

DVD Study

7 session DVD, study guide and book. You can order workbooks for this study. Ask Tim for details or check out the link on Lifeway's website.

Priscilla Shirer

Priscilla Shirer

Historical Studies

 
Story of Churches of Christ

Story of Churches of Christ

A film series on the history of the Churches of Christ. Includes a discussion guide doe small groups.

Douglas A. Foster

Douglas A. Foster

Doug is a professor of church history and director of the Center for Restoration Studies at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX.

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