Live Big 2019 Resources

    10.27.19 | Resources


    Serve One Another (3 Days)
    One of the best ways you can love God is by serving and loving others. If this doesn't come naturally for you, don't worry. God has already equipped you with gifts and abilities to serve those around you. This plan will help you identify practical ways that you can lovingly serve both people and God.

    Preparing to Serve: A Biblical View of Poverty (5 Days) 
    With over 2,000 verses about poverty, the Bible reveals God’s heart for those in need—and His call for Christ followers to walk with them. This five-day reading plan offers a biblical perspective, broadening our definition of poverty and laying a solid groundwork for responding with loving action.

    Develop God's Heart For Others (9Days)
    Pastor Bayless Conley unpacks from the Bible how and why you should develop God’s heart toward everyone in your world: your children, your enemies, the government, your boss, someone you know isn’t living right, and even in romance and marriage.

    Generosity: 30 Days Toward Biblical Generosity (30 Days)
    The following reading plan is provided to encourage you to dig deep into the Biblical message of generosity. It is here that we discover the good news that God has not only made us to be recipients of his grace but has also invited us to become participants in the movement of his divine generosity. We invite you to join us on the journey toward generous living. 


    Happy People Are Generous (article) 
    If you made a list of the people in your life you’re most grateful for, most of the names would be people who’ve invested time, money, energy, and patience in you.

    Serving God in the Ordinary (article)
    Greatness in God's kingdom is different than we think.

    Serve God by Serving Others (article)
    God did not put you on Earth just to live for yourself. He wants you to make the world a better place! 

    What Does the Bible Say About Compassion? (article)
    Another's suffering becomes your suffering. True compassion changes the way we live. The Bible is saturated with compassion. ... Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore, he will rise up to show you compassion.

    Justice (article) 
    What is justice and who gets to define it? Explore the biblical theme of Justice and discover how it's deeply rooted in the storyline of the Bible that leads to Jesus.


    Purposeful Hustle
    By Deanna Singh
    Purposeful Hustle helps you answer the question: "How do I use my talents, skills, and resources to create a greater impact?" To be an effective change maker, you have to blend intentional thought (Purpose) with intentional action (Hustle). When engaging in Purposeful Hustle, you are directing your life's work toward intentionally making a positive impact in the world. Therefore, a Purposeful Hustler is someone who exists in the world with the ultimate goal of creating change! 

    When Helping Hurts
    By Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
    Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good.

    But it looks ahead. It encourages us to see the dignity in everyone, to empower the materially poor, and to know that we are all uniquely needy—and that God in the gospel is reconciling all things to himself.

    Toxic Charity
    By Robert D. Lupton
    Veteran urban activist Robert Lupton reveals the shockingly toxic effects that modern charity has upon the very people meant to benefit from it. Toxic Charity provides proven new models for charitable groups who want to help—not sabotage—those whom they desire to serve.