Online & Downloadable Bible Studies

Thrive Studies

This series, developed by the high school ministry of Cru, is an excellent 8-week series with topics including: The character of God, eternal perspective, evangelism, and the Holy Spirit. Each lesson comes with a leader's guide as well as a participant guide you can give to each person.

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Compass

The Compass is a tool designed to help staff and student disciplers guide other students through the process of becoming mature disciples. You can find over 40 lessons to prepare you to lead great discipleship appointments with students.

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Relationship Studies: Boundaries and Bonding

God has designed us to need community, which allows us to experience life-transforming grace, protects us from the hardening and deceitfulness of sin and spurs us on toward love and good deeds.  

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Called to Surrender

Surrender means relinquishing control and entrusting yourself to someone else. This three-part biblical series examines what it means to surrender to God and live under the Lordship of Christ.

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Connections Investigative

The purpose of the Connections study is to provide students with an opportunity to be involved in a five week Bible study series emphasizing the relevance of scripture in everyday life.

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Gifts of God Series

These studies use a gospel-centered approach to five of the most relevant issues on campus, confronting the primary idols in the lives of today’s student with the good news of Jesus Christ.

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IJM/Cru Social Justice Bible Studies

International Justice Mission (IJM) is focused on human rights. This 3-week study focuses on the involvement of Christians in social causes and injustice.  

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IJM/Cru Justice Studies II

Intended to follow an IJM/Cru Campus-wide Justice Week, these studies are designed to help students understand calling, mission, and the connections between justice and our commission as followers of Christ.

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War of the Worlds: Understanding Worldviews

As we live in a world full of different cultures and viewpoints, how do we minister to people without coming off as judgmental, hypocritical, narrow-minded, etc. This study is designed to help navigate the worldview differences and help people to connect to one another.

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Backstory Bible Study

Backstory is a narrative gospel booklet that covers seven themes: Intimacy, Betrayal, Anticipation, Pursuit, Sacrifice, Invitation, and Reunion. The study is an effective tool for guiding the spiritually curious through the gospel.

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Jesus Investigative Bible Study

This five week study is designed to help a person understand what the Bible says about Jesus Christ and to come to know Him personally. Though aimed at non-believers, this study is also great for a new Christian.  

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The God Who Is

The heart behind this series is to provide an avenue to continue growing in knowledge of who God is and intimacy with Him. Each lesson focuses on a specific facet of God by studying one passage of Scripture. 

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Reasons for God

Have questions about God’s existence? Or the cause of the universe? Explore reasons for God with philosophical thinking and dive into questions about God and the universe.

 

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The Community

The Community, formerly Cru.Comm, is a small group Bible study curriculum designed with a logical progression, that in the course of 3-4 years, could take a new Christian, ground them in the basics of the faith and grow them into a Christ-centered laborer.

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Biblical Evangelism: Book of Acts Bible Study

Dive into the book of Acts with this 11-week study. Explore topics such as the Holy Spirit, Prayer, Persecution, God’s Will and more as you follow along in the scripture.

 

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Alliance

Jesus calls us to a kingdom that is not of this world. Listen to the heart of the story of Ruth and see the story through a different lens. The power of the gospel rescues and transforms hearts.

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The Gospel Truth: The Good News in 1 Thessalonians

The word gospel is used many times throughout 1 Thessalonians. This study examines the use of the word gospel and how we can apply it to our daily lives.

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Daniel: Wild Ministry Success

This study in the book of Daniel explores what it takes to live a life of impact as a believer working in a secular workplace. The studies include insightful commentary and observations, as well as questions for reflection and discussion.

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Philippians – A Life Worthy of the Gospel

This series of 8 studies will allow you to cover the entirety of the book of Philippians. Each study will help your group to understand the text, how we might push against God's desires as revealed in each passage, and how Jesus can help us to embrace his desires.

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Gospel of John Bible Study

Curious what the Bible says about God? And how he views you? What he offers you? This study is an email series through the book of John focusing on knowing God better. This email study is great for nonbelievers or believers.

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No One Understands Jesus: 12-Week Study in John

This new 12-week study delves into how and why no one understood Jesus during his earthly life, and the myriad ways we struggle to fully understand him today.

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Studies to Help You Gain Financial Peace

Financial Faithfulness covers the important topics of debt, saving, giving, and developing your spending plan.

 

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Thirsty Devotional

This 5-part series covers the person and work of the Holy Spirit and is an excellent resource for any small group. Topics covered include: Who is the Holy Spirit? What does it look like to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit? And, how does the Spirit help me walk with God?

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Don't Hold Your Breath

Being filled with the Holy Spirit is necessary for seeing God work in and through us. The great adventure called the Christian life is only possible as we walk in the power of the Spirit. “Don’t Hold Your Breath” is about a 15 minutes video on the Spirit-Filled life.

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Teaching Lesson: Walking in the Spirit

We can know right now that we are filled with the Holy Spirit by trusting in God’s holy word, his command and promise, and we can go through life with that assurance. Dive into this lesson on how we can have assurance that we are filled and walk with the Holy Spirit.

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