A Way Through the Wilderness Leader Guide
At one time or another, everyone has a wilderness experience, a time when life is barren and difficult and we feel alone and desperate, not knowing where to turn. Whether it's the loss of a loved one, a financial or...
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At one time or another, everyone has a wilderness experience, a time when life is barren and difficult and we feel alone and desperate, not knowing where to turn. Whether it's the loss of a loved one, a financial or health crisis, divorce, or some other painful experience, we see no end in sight and wonder how we can make it through another day.
In the Scriptures we see that often God's people went through a wilderness experience, and these experiences changed them in profound ways. The truth is that it's impossible to go through the wilderness without being changed. There's a way through the wilderness that can leave us broken and bitter and far away from God. But there's another way through-God's way-that leaves us with a deeper faith and draws us closer to God than we ever imagined.
With sensitivity and warmth, Rob Renfroe explores the wilderness experience-what it is, how we get there, why God allows it, and how we can get through it God's way so that we learn the lessons that can be learned only in the desolate seasons of life when we are totally dependent on God.
The Leader Guide contains six session plan outlines, complete with discussion points and questions, activities, prayers, and more-plus leader helps for facilitating a group.
Rob Renfroe is Pastor of Discipleship at The Woodlands UMC in Houston, Texas. As pastor of adult discipleship, Rob is charged with helping all adult members of the church to grow in their faith, to discover their calling, and to find a place to serve Christ and others; but he is especially drawn to serving the men of the congregation. He leads the popular Quest, attended by 300 men on Tuesday mornings and 225 men on Sunday evenings (eight weeks each fall and spring). In addition to his work at The Woodlands UMC, he has served as the national chairperson for the Confessing Movement and is curre