Are you soul-weary? Do you struggle to make time for God in the midst of a packed schedule? Or do you sometimes stay so busy doing things for God that you can’t relax and just “be”? Jesus faced amazing pressure and overwhelming demands throughout his ministry, but he did not experience the burnout so common today among Christian ministers and laity. You can learn the rhythm of living that Jesus demonstrates—the Cycle of Grace—throughout the Gospels. Use this workbook and accompanying video about the Cycle of Grace either individually or in a small group.
The Cycle of Grace examines 4 components of a grace-filled life:
Trevor Hudson, a dynamic pastor, author, and speaker, introduces each part of the Cycle of Grace in a short video segment (available through YouTube). The video segments are titled as follows:
•Cycle of Grace 1: Acceptance
•Cycle of Grace 2. Sustenance
•Cycle of Grace 3: Significance
•Cycle of Grace 4: Fruitfulness
•Cycle of Grace 5. A Grace-Filled Way to Live
In the workbook Jerry P. Haas gives practical exercises for individuals and groups, complete with suggestions for journaling and preparing for group sessions.
This 6-week study will help you
•know that God loves you
•nurture your spiritual life
•understand who you are called to be in the world
•learn how to restore balance to your life
The workbook includes a Leader’s Guide and several useful appendixes. A must-have resource for clergy and lay leaders, The Cycle of Grace is also an excellent text for seminary and college classes preparing students for ministry.