Olathe Bible Church
13700 W. 151st Street
Olathe, KS 66062

(913) 764-8280

Office Hours | M-F | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

 

Life Groups

small groups for adults

Discipleship works best when we learn alongside others. Life Groups meet in homes and workplaces around the area to study the bible and develop and nurture relationships with other Christ-followers – because we all need someone in our corner as we live life.

 

Interested in connecting a Life Group? Contact John Blackburn, Spiritual Formation Pastor.

Upcoming event information can be found on the events page.

WINTER 2017 LIFE GROUP STUDY

 CLICK HERE TO ACCESS GROUP OVERFLOW VIDEOS

 

Group leaders, watch the introductory video by Patrick Johnson.

Life Group Child Care

Child care is offered on Sunday nights for children 12 months through 5th grade. The cost is $5 per child per night (max $15 per night per family). Registration and payments are due one week before the beginning of each month by check or online. Please pay here.  You may also pay at the kiosk in the foyer. If you choose this kiosk option, please also inform Sarah that your payment has been made.

 

Child care is available this winter and spring only on the following dates:
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 12, 19, 26
March 5, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 23, 30
May 7, 21

 

Questions about Life Group child care? Contact Sarah Selleck.

Life Group Resources

There are two ways for you to get study resources for your Life Group. Our partnership with RightNowMedia provides you with hundreds of video studies online. Go here to explore all the options at RightNowMedia. Additionally, we have a variety of study options on hand at the church. These are listed below. You can check out these resources by contacting either John Blackburn, Pastor of Spiritual Formation.

TOPICAL & BOOKS OF THE BIBLE

 

Christian Basics Bible Studies
There are 6 sessions each with leader notes. Available studies include Decisions; Wisdom; Prayer and Character.

 

Christian Character Bible Studies
There are 6 sessions each with leader notes. Available studies include Deciding Wisely; Pursuing Holiness and Loving God.

 

Deeper Connections
6 weeks DVD supported study with leader’s guide and participant’s guide for each topic: The Miracles of Jesus; The Parables of Jesus; The Prayers of Jesus.

 

Deepening Life Together – Acts
8 weeks, DVD with participant guide.

 

Encounters with God by Blackaby: Philippians
7 sessions; includes commentary and leader notes.

 

Glorious Ruin by Tullian Tchividjian
Theme of suffering and the liberating and counter-intuitive truth of a God who suffers with us and for us Participant guide.

 

God Anthology by Mark Batterson
Exploration into 6 critical aspects of God’s character and personhood. Participant guide with individual weekly devotions.

 

Gospel Revolution by JD Greear
8 weeks, DVD with book and participant guide

 

Interactions Small Group Series
Participant guide with leader notes. Available series include: Meeting God: Psalms for the Highs and Low of Life; Living in God’s Power; Marriage: Building Real Intimacy; Overcoming: Applying God’s Power Where you Need it Most; Commitment: Developing Deeper Devotion to Christ.

 

In Touch Study Series by Charles Stanley
10 sessions with commentary. Available series: Relying on the Holy Spirit.

 

John Stott Bible Studies
8-18 sessions depending on book of the Bible. Available studies include: Living in the End Times (1 & 2 Thessalonians); Building a Community in Christ (Ephesians).

 

John MacArthur Bible Studies
Number of sessions varies with book of the Bible; includes commentary and leader notes. Available studies include: 1 & 2 Timothy.

 

The Gospel According to Jonah by J.D. Greear
6 DVD sessions. Participant Guide.

 

LifeChange Series
10-18 sessions depending on book of the Bible. Leader notes included. Available series include: 1 Timothy.

 

LifeGuide Bible Studies
Number of sessions varies with topic/book of the Bible. Leader notes included. Available studies include: Acts; Colossians/Philemon; John; James; Galatians; Genesis; Timothy/Titus; Parables; Evangelism; Singleness; David; Christian Community; Ten Commandments; Christian Disciplines.

 

Life Lessons with Max Lucado: Ephesians
12 sessions with leader’s notes.

 

Lord, Change My Attitude by James McDonald
11 DVD sessions. Topics include: Thankfulness, Contentment, love, Faith, Submission. Book and participant guide.

 

The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg
5 DVD sessions. Theme of living in the flow of the Holy Spirit and growing spiritually. Book available.

 

Modern Parables
12 weeks, DVD supported study with teacher’s guide and participant guide

 

N.T. Wright
Sessions vary by book of the Bible. Studies available: Colossians & Philemon, Revelation.

 

New Community Series
6 sessions with leader notes. Series available: I Peter, I John, Romans, James, Colossians, Philippians and Sermon on the Mount (Part 2).

 

Pilgrimage Series
Number of sessions varies with each guide; leader tips throughout. Series available: Seeking God’s Will.

 

Presence with J.D. Greear
6 DVD sessions on Exodus 32-34. Kit contains 1 DVD and participant guide.

 

Serendipity
Number of sessions varies with each study. Studies available: I John—Walking in the Light; Radical Reconciliation—The Journey of Forgiveness

 

Small Group Studies by Pastor Ed Young
6 weeks with leader’s guide and daily devotions. Studies available: Character Tour (notable characters in the Bible and how God changed them), The First and 10 (Soul-searching look at the Ten Commandments), Virtuous Reality (The Life of David).

 

Walking with God Series (study of gospel of Matthew)
13 sessions each. The Incomparable Jesus: Experiencing the Power of Christ; Follow Me: Walking with Jesus in Everyday Life; Impacting Your world: Becoming a Person of Influence; Building Your church: Using Your Gifts, Time and Resources; Discovering the Church: Becoming Part of God’s New Community; Friendship with God: Developing Intimacy with God

FINANCES

 

Freed Up for Financial Living
DVD 6 sessions with leader’s guide. Additional study guides available for purchase from Olathe Bible Church.

GROUPS / RECALIBRATING EXISTING GROUPS

 

ReGroup—Training Groups to be Groups
4 sessions with DVD and participant guides. Additional participant guides available in the LIFE group library

 

Community: Your Pathway to Progress
7 sessions with DVD for sessions 5-7. Sessions 1-4 are written for the group to get to know each other.

NEW BELIEVERS & SEEKERS

 

Jesus 101 Series
6 sessions each with leader’s notes. Available series: Jesus: Authentic Leader; Jesus: Sacred Friend; Jesus: Truthful Revealer.

 

Reality Check Series
6 sessions each with leader’s notes. Available series: Sudden Impact: Powerful Encounters with the Real Jesus; When Tragedy Strikes: Jesus’ Response to a World Gone Wrong; Winning at Life: Jesus’ Secrets Revealed; Jesus Greatest Moments: The Week that Changed Everything; Leadership Jesus Style: The Master and His Mission.

PARENT EQUIPPING

 

Boundaries with Kids
8 sessions with DVD and Leader’s guide

 

Have a New Kid by Friday
6 sessions with DVD (30 min. ea) and Leader’s guide

 

Parenting the Early Years 
6 DVD’s with leader’s guide

 

Shepherding a Child’s Heart
12 sessions with DVD and sample participant’ guide

 

Your Child: Essentials of Discipline
12 sessions with DVD and sample participant guide

MARRIAGE EQUIPPING

 

Balanced and Blessed
6 sessions with DVD and Leader’s guide

 

I Love You More
6 sessions with DVD and book

 

iMarriage: Transforming Your Expectations
6 lessons with DVD

 

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage
4 DVD’s with leader’s guide

 

Love and Respect for a Lifetime
6 sessions with DVD (80 min ea) and Leader’s guide. Instructions for adapting to a Life Group.

 

Your Time-Starved Marriage
6 sessions with DVD and Leader’s guide

OUTREACH & APOLOGETICS

 

The Case for Creator
6-8 group session with DVD

 

Faith Under Fire: Faith & Jesus
4 sessions with DVD, leader’s guide and participant guides

 

Go Fish
6 sessions with DVD, leader’s guide and participant guide

 

Just Walk Across the Room
4 sessions with DVD and participant’s guide

EQUIPPING

 

The Best Question Ever
4 sessions with participant guide (includes leader notes)

 

Better Together: 40 Days of Community
5 sessions with DVD and leader’s guide

 

The Bible in 90 Days
14 week curriculum kit with 3 DVD’s, leader’s guide and one participant guide

 

Defining Moments
7 sessions with DVD and leader’s guide

 

Discovering God’s Will
6 sessions with DVD and leader’s guide

 

Doing Life Together
DVD and leader’s guide for all 6 topics

 

God is Closer Than You Think
6 sessions with DVD, leader’s guide and participant guide

 

If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat
6 sessions with DVD and leader’s guide

 

Life Rules
6 sessions with DVD and leader’s guide

 

Life You’ve Always Wanted
6 sessions with DVD, book and leader’s guide

 

The Miracle of Life Change: How God Transforms His Children
10 weeks with DVD and leader’s guide

 

Next Door Savior
8 sessions with DVD and leader’s guide

 

Overcoming Emotions that Destroy by Chip Ingram
10 sessions with DVD, book and participant guide

 

The Peacemaking Church
12 sessions with DVD and leader’s guide

 

The Power of a Whisper
4 sessions with DVD, book, leader’s guide and participant’s guide

 

Take It To The Limit
6 sessions with DVD and leader’s guide

 

Taking Care of Business: What Does the Boss Have to Say?
6 sessions with DVD and leader’s guide

 

Walking With God in the Desert
7 sessions with DVD and participant guide