Sunday School Electives


You will need to purchase the book for yourself for this study. Links to buy the book online are below. Please read chapters 1 and 2 prior to the first class. A link to download the first two chapters is below.

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John S. Leonard's book Get Real: Sharing Your Everyday Faith Every Day is a great gift to me.

It is the single most helpful and formative book I have read on sharing both my faith in the good news of Jesus and my life with the people God puts in my path.

Like many Christians, I have spent a lot of time making sharing my faith all about me: swinging back and forth between long seasons of not sharing my faith in conversation at all out of a fear of what people will think and short stints of sharing my faith in awkward, unnatural ways out of a sense of guilt for going so long without sharing!

God has used Leonard's book to call me to a place where sharing my faith is not so much about me, but all about the work of the Holy Spirit: winsome, dignifying, authentic to how God made me, rooted in grace, fueled by a love for God and the other person, Spirit-led, and Spirit-powered.

Since reading Leonard's book, I am now much more able to both recognize and seize countless opportunities to share my faith with others that I would have otherwise completely missed (or blown!).

My prayer is that through studying this book together, God would give us a deeper desire to be used by God to bring the good news of Jesus to the people in our everyday lives...and that he would fulfill that desire in allowing us to reap a great harvest of gospel fruit! 

This study will help you learn to recognize and seize the countless opportunities to authentically bring the good news of Jesus to the people in our everyday lives.

-Matt Avery