small group resources

Sermon-based resources

These are resources for helping to lead and facilitate small groups:

Community and Relationships

These resources will encourage friendships in hopes of everyone identifying with a community of at least five close friends.

Devotional readings

These are readings intended to deepen and enrich our relationship with the Lord:

Faith & Work

These are resources to equip us to more deeply understand the integration of
faith and our vocation.

  • Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work by Tim Keller
  • Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good by Amy L. Sherman
  • Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good by Steven Garber
  • Nashville Institute for Faith & Work
  • Why Work? by Dorothy Sayers

Mercy & Justice

These are resources to equip us to help the marginalized and underserved without hurting them:

  • Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just by Tim Keller
  • The Chalmers Center: When Helping Hurts, The Small Group Experience by Brian Fikkert & Steve Corbett
  • Toxic Charity by Robert Lupton. Download the discussion guides. Download the takeaways.
  • Charity Detox: What Charity Would Look Like If We Cared About Results
    by Robert D. Lupton

Public Faith

These are resources to equip us to express our faith with our neighbors:

Recommended Reading

These are current and classic readings that support our vision:

  • The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer
  • The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom with John and Elizabeth Sherrill
  • Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist by John Piper
  • A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • What's So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey
  • Basic Christianity by John R. W. Stott
  • Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot
  • Knowing God by J.I. Packer
  • The God Who Is There by Francis A. Schaeffer
  • Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
  • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
  • Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
  • Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  • Valley of Vision: A collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions by Arthur Bennett
  • The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul
  • CPC Lay Leader Reader