ADULT CURRICULUM

Broadway Church has a thriving adult ministry, and the lion’s share of the material we use is written by our staff. This page makes current and past material available to whoever would like to use it. Full series will be zipped into a single file when completed.
 
 
Summer Series 1 & 2
 
 
Summer Series 2
Jesus Invites You to Follow – This is a video series by Andy Stanley
 
LESSON 1: JESUS SAYS
 
Jesus says to pray. Jesus says not to look over there. Jesus says to be nice. Jesus says to get up early and read your Bible. Lots of people think Christianity is all about doing what Jesus says. But what if doing what Jesus says isn’t what Jesus says to do at all? Regardless of what you believe. Regardless of how you behave. Jesus invites you to follow him.
 
 
 
LESSON 2: NEXT STEPS
 
Religion says, Change and you can join us. Jesus says, Join us and you will change. There’s a huge difference. Jesus doesn’t expect you to be perfect. He just wants you to follow him. Being a sinner doesn’t disqualify you from following him. Being an unbeliever doesn’t disqualify you from following him. In fact, following almost always begins with a sinner taking one small step.
 
 
LESSON 3: FEARLESS
 
We want to follow Jesus, but where is he leading? What is the payoff for following him? Is it being a better person? Is it life in heaven after we die? Is it a pain-free life? If you follow Jesus, you will be a better person. If you follow him, you will go to heaven. If you follow him, you won’t have a pain-free life. But that’s okay, because Jesus offers much more—a faith so strong it frees us from fear.
 
 
 
LESSON 4: FOLLOW WEAR
 
Everyone is invited to follow Jesus. Being a sinner doesn’t disqualify you. Being a doubter doesn’t disqualify you. The goal of following Jesus is a faith that overcomes our fear of the future or our current circumstances. It’s a faith that gives us peace.
But what do people who follow Jesus look like? What do they wear?
 
 
 
LESSON 5: THE FINE PRINT
 
During his time on earth, Jesus invited misbehavers and unbelievers to follow him. We are all invited to follow him. You are invited to follow him, but there’s something you need to know about following Jesus. It will cost you something eventually.
 
It may cost you money, career advancement, or even relationships. That’s because Jesus offers us the choice of denying ourselves now or losing ourselves later. But you’ll find that when you pay the price for following Jesus, you’ll be glad you did.
 
 
 
LESSON 6: WHAT I WANT TO WANT
 
Most of us don’t become Christians with the intent of following Jesus. We become Christians because we are told obedience pays and disobedience doesn’t. We become Christians hoping that spirituality will fill the holes in our souls. We become Christians hoping God will fix us. Eventually, our agendas clash with Jesus’ agenda, and we have to decide whether we’ll abandon him or follow.
 
 
 
LESSON 7: LEADING GREAT
 
 
We don’t usually associate leadership with the church. Leadership is about what could and should be. We assume the church is about what has been. But Jesus was the greatest leader who ever lived. He modeled a unique approach to leadership that defies our expectations and changed the world.
Jesus leveraged his authority for the benefit of those under his authority. Following Jesus means that when we find ourselves in positions of authority, we do the same.
 
 
 
LESSON 8: UNFOLLOW
 
 
Jesus invites everyone to follow him. Being a sinner is a prerequisite. Having doubts is a prerequisite. That’s because we’re all sinners and we all have doubts.
Following Jesus results in overwhelming faith, but at times it can also be inconvenient, costly, and even embarrassing. It can cause us to miss opportunities, lose business, or stand out in the crowd when we’d rather fit in. Even Jesus’ earliest followers wrestled with this tension. But one of his disciples asked a question that put everything in perspective: “To whom shall I go?”
 
 
 
 
 
Summer Series 1
 
CHRISTIAN: Its Not What You Think –  is a video series by Andy Stanley
 
LESSON 1: BRAND RECOGNITION
 
“Christian” is a brand that can be attractive or repelling. But where did the word come from? Reexamine the word “Christian” and revisit the one thing Jesus wanted his followers to be known for.
 
 
 
LESSON 2: QUITTERS
 
The words used to describe Christians today often bear no resemblance to the one word Jesus wanted his followers to be known for. Be challenged to change the reputation of Christianity by becoming a follower characterized by this one thing.
 
 

 

LESSON 3: INSIDERS, OUTSIDERS
 
Without intending to, Christianity won the West. It toppled the Roman Empire. And it did so without raising a sword. Learn the secret to the success of Christianity and where the modern Church has possibly gone wrong.
 

 

 

LESSON 4: SHOWING UP
 
The early Christians in Rome had it tough. They were persecuted and blamed for crimes they didn’t commit. In this message, discover the influence we may not even know we have as Christians.
 

 

 

LESSON 5: WHEN GRACIE MET TRUTHY
 
The people Jesus loved were messy. The way Jesus loved was messy. His disciples often struggled to understand his extraordinary love.
 
 
 
 
LESSON 6: ANGRY BIRDS
 
Jesus embodied both grace and truth. It’s easy to be a church of truth or a church of grace, to be conservative or liberal. But when churches take either of those routes, there is a sense that something is wrong, that something’s missing.
 
 
 
 
LESSON 7: LOOPHOLES
 
Looking for loopholes comes naturally. Jesus had a new perspective for the Jewish culture.
 
 
 
 

LESSON 8: WORKING IT OUT

The person you are has been shaped by those who have loved you and those who have hurt you. Jesus understood this so well that his most urgent command to his disciples was about how they should treat each other.