Adult Curriculum

To deepen our roots and widen our reach will take a move of God. Throughout our 90 plus year history, God has done amazing things through the faithfulness of God’s people on the CityRise campuses. But what we are embarking on now is the most ambitious campaign we’ve ever undertaken. If God doesn’t move powerfully, we have every reason to believe that it will fail. But what seems like a huge, ambitious project to us, is nothing to our God. 

 

We’ve put together this campaign and curriculum to share our hearts, teaching, stories, and inspiration so that we can get on the same page with a God who never fails. You’ll find sermon notes, vision, plans and stories here to help you grow in faith, maturity, and excitement for what God is going to do.

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Going Deep and Wide

Starts with God

Session #1

Roger is at the D Bar J Ranch with his mentor Dan Hall, and together they kick off our small group sessions with a powerful teaching on the power that money and treasure can have over us when it takes the place of God in our hearts. Jesus said not to store up treasure on earth where moth and rust can destroy and thieves can break in and steal, instead, store up treasure with God in heaven. In this session, you will also witness a small group discussion around the table with some of our members as they discuss money and generosity.

Going Deep and Wide

Challenges My Trust

Session #2

Why are we sometimes not as generous as we could be? The struggle to trust God is at the heart of the struggle to be generous. In session 2, Roger and Dan discuss the profound concept of the roots under a vast tree, looking at Jeremiah 17:7-8. It includes, “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream.” Jeremiah has painted a vivid picture of the fruitful blessing of trusting God, which is lived out in faithfulness towards God’s command to give back to Him some of what He has given to us. Our round table group will discuss how this concept has manifested in their own lives, and the ways God is continuously helping them to overcome their own lack of trust as they learn to grasp God’s definition of abundance and generosity.

Growing Deep and Wide

Empowers us to Pray Boldly

Session #3

Having now seen that God is the most generous giver and that His nature is one of abundance, it’s time to look at the prayer life of one who is bold in faith, asking God to come through on big things. Nothing will enhance the prayer life of moving to trust God with situations that may seem impossible to us, knowing that nothing is impossible with Him. Do you need to be encouraged in this season of your life, because you have forgotten God’s ability and willingness to answer prayer? This session and the roundtable that follows will bless you as you learn from God’s Word of His amazing heart for us and how He helps us to trust Him in the most dire situations.

Growing Deep and Wide

Shifts the Heart From No to Yes

Session #4

What have you chosen to do with God’s abundant provision for you? Have you held on tightly to your time, talent, and resources as though you don’t think God will continue to provide? Or have you released them for use in His abundant kingdom? In this session, Roger and Dan talk about stepping out in faith to practice generosity and live out of the freedom of knowing God will always provide for us. Join our roundtable discussion for some real talk of the struggle to trust God and the power and goodness of God to come through for us when we need His help. God is glorified when we trust Him both to provide to us and to provide through us.

Growing Deep and Wide

Is Exponential in Nature

Session #5

In the kingdom of God life begets life. In session five Roger and Dan talk about the fruit of a righteous life that multiplies over seasons. Proverbs 11:30 says, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise.” It is God’s wisdom that “life begets life.” How exciting it is to realize the way the seeds multiply when the faithful commit themselves to bearing fruit. Life begets life, that begets life, that begets life for generations and generations. God’s path is multiplication. He provides the seed, then He multiplies. Roger and Dan’s powerful teaching from the Bible is followed by our roundtable discussion featuring powerful real life examples of this multiplication concept as we finish up our Deep & Wide series.

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