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 Small Groups 

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 2021 Faith Studies & Devotions

Click here to go to the 2020 Faith Studies & Devotions

Devotions for Virtual Gatherings

These resources are easy to download and use with a small group that is meeting virtually or in person. 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. 

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. 

Incarnation Faith Studies

Renew Your Life

Based on the book, Renew Your Life , by Pastor Kai Nilsen, this faith study explores how God’s creative energies of grace, possibility, paradox, the natural world, relationships, fruitful work, and rest meet us in our confusion, our loneliness, our despair and invite us to see, experience, and practice a different kind of life – a life that Jesus imagined, experienced, and practiced himself. Faith study guides, updated for COVID-19, are available on the Renew Your Life resource page here.

Caring for One Another

Disruption, change, uncertainty, disappointment – It’s a time when our lives seem to have been upended, not to mention the lives of those we care for and care about. We need ways to cope, make sense of things and find a way forward. Pause, take a break, reflect, find ways to sustain yourself and be encouraged by others, all in the context of God’s steadfast love for you and promises to walk alongside you. You matter to God. You matter to others. Community matters to all of us. Explore the Caring for One Another faith studies written at Incarnation for small groups and other settings here.

You Matter to God

God loves YOU – you matter to God! All the different aspects of your life matter to God. You were created by God as a one-of-a-kind person with gifts and possibilities to share with others. How you live out your life, today and across time, is something God cares about – because you matter to God! YOU – it isn’t just singular, it’s plural too. God loves us all, together, as a community. God loves all communities. It matters to God how our community shares its gifts, creating new possibilities for others. It matters to God how our community strives to co-create a world closer to what Jesus imagines – because our community and all communities matter to God.

Explore the You Matter to God faith study, created at Incarnation and reflect on these themes: How can you listen for God’s love and guidance in new ways? What gift do you have to share with others, in a new way, in this new time? What sustains you? How is God walking alongside you right now? What can you discover from listening deeply to others and listening to your life, that will carry you forward to be a blessing to others? You can find the faith study sessions, videos, and preaching series here.

Psalms for Living

Across millennia, the Psalms have spoken to God’s people. Whether engaged as prayer, song, poetry or straightforward reading, the Psalms capture the complexities of emotions that make up the human experience. The Psalms are a model for how we might show up in our relationship with God in seasons of joy and sorrow, in seasons of change, and in the midst of ordinary days. We explore the Psalms together and individually because they teach us something about who God is and how God engages in the world. We find ourselves in the Psalms and their words become our words as we journey through whatever life brings. Find out more about the Psalms for Living faith study series by contacting Denise Floe.

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. Series themes include:

  • Connecting in Grace: Radical Gifts, Radical Grace
  • Connecting in Grace: Energized

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.