The Circle Maker Participant's Guide: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears (Paperback)
By Mark Batterson
"The Circle Maker," a dynamic four-session small group Bible study, uses the story of Honi the Circle Maker, who prayer-walked until the rains came during a devastating first-century drought. This participant guide provides individual and group activities, between session personal studies. This story helps you and your entire church begin to identify dreams and future miracles you can draw prayer circles around. God, who still looks for circle makers whose bold prayers defy human convention and invoke divine intervention, is waiting for those prayers. Mark Batterson not only teaches about big dreams and bold prayers, he lives it. With stories of Honi, as well as reflections on modern-day miracles as a result of prayer, "The Circle Maker Participant's Guide" will help you identify, discuss and put into practice the dreams and future miracles you need to draw circles around. Sessions include: 1. Becoming a Circle Maker, 2. Little People, Big Risks and Huge Circles, 3. Praying Hard and Praying Through and 4. Praying is Like Planting.
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Based on Mark BattersonÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs 2011 book by the same title, The Circle Maker: Praying Circles around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears is now available as a church-wide campaign and it is one you are definitely going to want to take a look at.
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Guiding congregations to learn ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«how to claim God-given promises, pursue God-sized dreams and seize God-ordained opportunities,ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ this is a study that will change the prayer lives of your members. If your congregation could use some help in learning to pray, The Circle Maker is a church-wide campaign that you need to consider. ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ A four week DVD-Driven study, these are some of the very best segments IÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇve ever reviewed. The pitch-perfect combination of well-chosen Bible stories, God stories from the miraculous beginnings of National Community Church (the church Batterson planted and leads in Washington D.C.), and several truly amazing stories from NCC members make every segment both powerful and memorable.
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«The ParticipantÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs Guide includes everything needed for a great small group experience and between-session activities. The thoughtfully crafted ice-breaker, a place to take notes during the video segment, and a skillfully written Bible study will help your group members engage in the topic. The opportunities for personal reflection and personal actions will help keep them engaged between sessions. Written by Batterson (along with Kevin and Sherry Harney), this is a study that will take your members on a journey that will powerfully impact their prayer lives.
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«If youÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇre looking for a church-wide campaign that can deepen your congregationÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs faith while helping strengthen their commitment to prayer, youÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇll want to take a look at The Circle Maker. I really loved it and I think you will too.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Mark C. Howell, Pastors.com
About the Author
Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C. He is the New York Times bestselling author of "The Circle Maker," as well as "In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day," "Wild Goose Chase," "Primal" and "Soulprint." Parker Batterson is a high school student at St. JohnÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs College High School in Washington, D.C. The Circle Maker: Student Edition is their first father-son book. Mark is married to Lora, and Parker has two younger siblings, Summer and Josiah. The Batterson family lives on Capitol Hill with their dog, Mickey.
- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan; Student/Study Guide edition (December 23, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0310333091
- ISBN-13: 978-0310333098
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
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