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Are there women you know who are struggling to figure out God’s plan for their life?
Do you know a few moms that feel like they’ve pushed aside their purpose as they focus on raising their children?
Are the women you know tired of trying harder?
Perhaps it’s you that is searching for your “sweet spot”.
Holley Gerth has just released a LifeGrowth Guide for her book You’re Already Amazing: Embracing Who You Are, Becoming All God Created You to Be.
The You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide will guide you through (and the women in your small group) discovering who God made you to be and it will give you the confidence to pursue His purpose for your life.
This blog is proof that I’m pretty confident (most days) in God’s current calling for my life. He’s given me an undeniable passion for women’s ministry.
However, as I dove into the LifeGrowth Guide I was struggling with two decisions I needed to make. Both opportunities are good things, but I wasn’t sure if they were things I was being called to do.
As my LIFE (Love is Faith Expressed) Statement in Session 5 took shape and God showed me I was created to “teach” I now had a filter by which to run those decisions through.
There is so much in this LifeGrowth Guide that I found helpful:
- Acknowledging the roles emotions play in my life
- Assessing my skills and strengths
- Listing out who I am especially called to serve
- Reviewing God’s plans for my relationships
- Creating a plan to move forward to live out my LIFE Statement
“God created us for a specific purpose, and he has a divine plan that can only be accomplished through us…you are here for a reason and you are replaceable.”
Holley Gerth, page 110 – You’re Amazing LifeGrowth Guide
I truly believe the LifeGrowth Guide can be life changing for you and the women in your group, because if was for me.
You can’t help but have your eyes opened as you work through each session. God longs for His children to live our lives to the fullest. Yet many of us feel stuck with schedules and tasks that having us living lives that are full (and even overflowing!) but not fulfilling.
This study speaks to hearts of most of the women I know.
Let’s talk logistics.
There are 4 ways you can choose to use the LifeGrowth Guide:
- Group Study (consider doing this study with your women’s ministry team)
- Online Study (sign up here if you want to be part of Holley’s online book club in March)
- One-on-One – this would be a great mentoring/discipleship tool
- Individually – I’m proof that walking thru the guide on your own is beneficial.
Each week contains two pieces of homework. Participants will need to read the corresponding chapters in the book You’re Already Amazing and they’ll need to complete that week’s session in the LifeGrowth Guide.
Realistically it will take participants 1 ½ – 2 hours to complete both pieces each week. I read my book chapters one day and then spent another day or two working through the LifeGrowth Guide
LifeGrowth Guide pages. My tip: For weeks where time seems lacking, tell them to focus on completing the LifeGrowth Guide.
There are 6 sessions in the LifeGrowth Guide – plan to meet for at least 6 weeks – 7 if you’ll be distributing the books at your first meeting.
The six sessions are titled:
- Who God Created Us to Be
- What’s True No Matter How We Feel
- Our Amazing Journey with Jesus
- God’s Plan for Our Relationships
- God’s Purpose for Our Lives
- How We Can Thrive for a Lifetime
Holley has created 6 video sessions that you can view on her website or purchase on DVD to show to your small group. Each video session is approximately 10 minutes long. The video sessions are a great addition, but not required.
If your group only meets for an hour – you’ll have time for this study! If you meet for longer than an hour, you’ll be able to dig deep into the questions and really discuss what God revealed during the prior week.
The LifeGrowth Guide contains resources for Group Facilitators. Your facilitators will keep the group on task and focused with Holley’s easy-to-follow suggestions for each session.
Each session offers the opportunity to go deeper with creative suggestions, journaling prompts, and additional questions for group discussion in the Go Deeper Guide.
Holley does an incredible job of creating interactive tools that help participants apply what they are reading. Holley asks questions in such a way gets readers to dig deep and then dig deeper.
Holley is “committed to making sure this LifeGrowth guide won’t just give you more information – it will lead to true transformation.” She has succeeded in doing just that!
Disclaimer: I was selected to be a part of the launch team for the You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide. I received a free copy of the LifeGrowth Guide and DVD sessions
DVD sessions. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.