Faith Studies for Small Groups

Small group resources to journey inward and deepen your faith, so that together as a group, you will journey outward to share God’s love in the world. 

Faith Studies for Fall 2020 

This sample set of resources includes: 

  • Ready-to-go resources, adaptable for both in-person and virtual gatherings 
  • Time-tested resources that you can count on, updated for today 
  • Engaging resources for difficult conversations, to listen and learn
  • Studies on congregation-wide themes, to join in a larger dialogue 
  • A blend of faith formation, community building and reaching out in the world 

Click here to go to the sample set of resource ideas.

Faith Studies & Devotions for Summer 2020 

These resources are easy to download and use with a small group that is meeting virtually or by conference call during Summer 2020. You can download and email these resources. Or, you can copy and share the link to this webpage and ask group members to download their own copy. 

From Social Distancing to Distant Socializing – A simple outline of questions for conversation, Bible texts, a brief message and prayer for small groups gathering in this time of “stay at home” or “social distancing”. 

Inconvenient Faith – Finding ways to remember that we belong to God. This devotion or mini-faith study is from the Incarnation Connects series. You can set page 3 aside – it is available for a fold-down format used in outdoor groups. 

Pray without Ceasing – How prayer changes us, as we take part in an on-going dialogue with God. This devotion or mini-faith study is from the Incarnation Connects series. You can set page 3 aside – it is available for a fold-down format used in outdoor groups. 

Connecting in Grace

Connecting in Grace™ is a series of faith studies created at Incarnation for small groups. Two of the Connecting in Grace faith studies are now available to small groups and congregations everywhere, benefiting from the time-tested experience of approximately 50 small groups at Incarnation.

Connecting in Grace: Radical Gifts, Radical Grace

This on-line faith study explores questions such as: How does God’s presence in our daily lives bring us meaning and hope? How can we pay attention, listen and watch for God in each day? God is already with us – how can we be more aware of God’s presence? What are the gifts that come from watching and listening for God? Learn more.

Connecting in Grace: Energized

We have repackaged, reinvented, and re-energized 8 of the original Connecting in Grace™ sessions in an abbreviated, condensed format.  Learn more.

Register for Connecting in Grace

Please register! Tell us how you plan to use the Connecting in Grace™ faith studies and share any comments. Your feedback will be useful in assessing whether to place more Connecting in Grace™ faith studies on-line. If any new faith studies are placed on-line, you will receive an e-mail notification. Your e-mail address will not be shared.

Guidelines for Using Connecting in Grace™

Please note: Connecting in Grace™ faith studies are made available online for use in your congregation or small group. The faith studies are not to be used for profit or re-sale. If content from the Connecting in Grace™ series is used in another context, we request that you cite the Connecting in Grace™ faith studies and Incarnation Lutheran Church, Shoreview Minnesota. If you use content taken from another writer or publisher, you must contact them directly for permission to use their material.

Connecting in Grace™
Writer: Lynda Thompson

© 2006/2013 Incarnation Lutheran Church. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced without written permission from Incarnation Lutheran Church, 4880 Hodgson Road, Shoreview, MN 55126, 651-484-7213. Scripture quotations are taken from New Revised Standard Version Bible, © 1989 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America.

For more information about Connecting in Grace™ faith studies or small groups at Incarnation, contact Denise Floe, Director of Small Group Ministry, by email or by calling 651-484-7213.