To get started:
Leaders - Order the Heaven Leader Kit (Heaven DVD & Group Discussion Guide) - There is only one version of the Heaven study guide and we bundle it with the Randy Alcorn Heaven DVD so Leaders can save 20%. This is the minimum that you will need to host a Bible study on Heaven. (Click here to Bundle the Leader Kit).
If your group likes to go deeper into the material, we suggest also purchasing the 50 Days of Heaven Devotional. In between group sessions, you can do the daily devotions (called reflections) and journal your thoughts in the area provided in the guide. We bundle the Discussion Guide with the Devotional as a "Study Pack" with a 25% discount off retail prices. (Click here Bundle the Study Pack)
Churches - There are 3 options for churches wanting to use the Heaven Study materials.
The Church kit includes a Resource CD with Session outlines and Sermon Outlines (that show the content and scripture references for each lesson) so Pastors and Teachers can prepare Sermons in alignment with the weekly group sessions.
The Heaven Outreach Kit was designed to be a "stand alone" outreach event or a special launch session for the small group ministry. The kit comes with Postcards, Posters and Invite Tickets that can be customized with your event information. The Resource CD includes Word templates that can be customized and the materials are designed to feed through any inket printer.
How it Works:
The Heaven Bible study with Randy Alcorn has 7 sessions. After watching the video session (approx. 12 - 15 minutes) groups go through the Heaven Discussion Guide. In between group sessions there are Daily Devotions that sychronize with Randy's 50 Days of Heaven book. The first week you can do Devotions 1 - 7. For those who don't have the time to do a devotion every day, we have placed an astrix in the Heaven Study Guide next to the devotions that are most beneficial. The second week, your group watches the 2nd video and then can do devotions 8 - 14... and so on.
Extending & Abreviating Sessions:
For groups or Sunday schools who want to spread the Heaven curriculum over 14 or more weeks, we recommend doing the Heaven Small Group Curriculum on week 1 then encourage the members to do the daily devotions. On week 2 watch the first DVD session again and then open the time up for group sharing. Members can share from their Heaven study guide their reflections from the devotions.
The questions in the Heaven Discussion Guide are structured to last 75 - 90 minutes, but for groups or Sunday Schools who need to complete the content in a shorter period of time, Leaders can "cherry pick" questions to review with the group or split the curriculum into 2 weeks. In these cases we still recommend watching the video again in the split week or second session because there may be people who missed the first week and the video is produced in such a way so that each time you watch it you can glean something new.
If you have any questions regarding implementing the Randy Alcorn Small Group Bible Study on Heaven or would like to place an order over the phone, please feel free to contact our office 619-733-9218.