Small groups can be fun, engaging, powerful and life changing. They provide the ideal environment for developing connection, encouraging personal and spiritual growth, and for applying lessons learned.

Check out the available resources that will encourage and equip you in your leadership role.

Curriculum Suggestions

Suggested curriculum for small group studies can be purchased at Inklings Bookstore. For more information contact Inklings at: Inklings@chcc.org or 303-791-4900.

Heaven

Randy Alcorn

What will heaven be like? Randy Alcorn presents a thoroughly biblical answer, based on years of careful study, presented in an engaging, reader-friendly style. His conclusions will surprise readers and stretch their thinking about this important subject. Heaven will inspire readers to long for heaven while they’re living on earth.

Book or DVD format with optional participant guide. 7 Sessions.

#Struggles

Craig Groeschel

In this timely and life-changing new book, New York Times bestselling author and pastor of LifeChurch.tv Craig Groeschel encourages readers who are hungry to regain control over their lives and put Christ first again. He walks them through biblical values that all Christ followers know are essential, but are even more important for our maxed out, selfie-centered world. The more you compare, the less satisfied you are. The more we interact online, the more we crave face to face intimacy, but the harder it is to find. The more filtered our lives become, the more challenging it is to be authentic. The more information about the pain in the world we’re exposed to the more difficult it is to care. It’s time to refresh and rediscover our understanding of the biblical principles that life with Christ brings: contentment, intimacy, authenticity, compassion, rest and more. Groeschel taps in to some of the most up-to-date studies on the effects of social media on our emotions and our friendships. And he offers real-life examples of how we struggle with social media, how it masks our real struggles, and how we can reclaim a Christ-centered life.

Book or DVD format with optional participant guide. 5 Sessions.

Too Busy Not to Pray

Bill Hybels

The urgent need for prayer in today’s broken world is clear, but busyness still keeps many of us from finding time to pray. So Bill Hybels offers us his practical, time-tested ideas on slowing down to pray. Too Busy Not to Pray calls both young and old to make prayer a priority, broadening the vision for what our eternal, powerful God does when his people slow down to pray. You and your small group will learn: the importance of a consistent time and place for prayer; how to organize prayers according to tried-and-true frameworks; how to hear the Spirit’s promptings; and how to love prayer time.

Book or DVD format with optional participant guide. 4 Sessions.

Gospel in Life

Timothy Keller

Join author and pastor Timothy Keller in this eight-week small group bible study, Gospel in Life, to explore how the gospel can change your heart, community, and how you live out the Gospel in our world. In week one you and your group will study the city, your home now, the world that is. Week eight closes with the theme of the eternal city, your heavenly home, and the world that is to come. In between you’ll learn how the gospel can change your heart, your community, and how you live in this world.

Book or DVD format with optional participant or leader’s guide. 8 Sessions.

The Meaning of Marriage

Timothy Keller

Based on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone—Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged—the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible. Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues. But these modern-day assumptions are wrong. Timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his wife of thirty-seven years, shows marriage to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious. The Meaning of Marriage offers instruction on how to have a successful marriage, and is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life.

The Reason For God

Timothy Keller

The Reason for God, captures live and unscripted conversations with a group of people to address their doubts and objections to Christianity. Using literature, philosophy, and Scripture, Keller and the group explore the truth of Christianity. Timothy Keller brings together faith and intellect, theology and popular culture, modern-day objections and historic Christian beliefs. Christians will be challenged to wrestle with their friends and neighbors’ hardest questions, and to engage those questions in ways that will spark an honest, enriching, and humbling dialogue, as is modeled during the sessions.

Book or DVD format with optional participant guide. 6 Sessions.

The Prodigal God

Timothy Keller

Newsweek called New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller a “C.S. Lewis for the twenty-first century” in a feature on his first book, The Reason for God. In that book, he offered a rational explanation for why we should believe in God. Now, in The Prodigal God, Keller takes his trademark intellectual approach to understanding Christianity and uses the parable of the Prodigal Son to reveal an unexpected message of hope and salvation. Within that parable, Jesus reveals God’s prodigal grace toward both the irreligious and the moralistic. This book will challenge both the devout and skeptics to see Christianity in a whole new way.

Book or DVD format with optional participant guide. 6 Sessions.

Intimate Allies

Allender Longman

In Intimate Allies, counselor Dan Allender and theologian Tremper Longman III merge their minds and skills to strip away cultural expectations and takes a fresh look at God’s design for the marriage relationship. The authors focus on five foundations taken from Genesis 1-3 and include an extensive review of other biblical passages on marriage. Each section begins with a real-life story concerning an unresolved marriage issue and concludes with the same story built on the “foundation” of a godly marriage. With eloquence and wisdom, Intimate Allies will challenge readers to move their marriages out of the mundane and into the fulfilling and enriching experiences God intended.

Before Amen

Max Lucado

We all pray . . . some. We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out. When the marriage is falling apart. But wouldn’t we like to pray . . . more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency? Best-selling author Max Lucado reveals his struggles with prayer and how he discovered that it is not a privilege for the pious or the art of a chosen few but a simple tool everyone has been given to have a conversation with God.

Book or DVD format with optional participant guide. 4 Sessions.

Grace

Max Lucado

Grace. We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. Musicians speak of a grace note. We describe an actress as gracious, a dancer as graceful. We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and pre-meal prayers. We talk as though we know what grace means. Max Lucado’s bestselling book reminds readers that there’s more to grace than we’ve ever imagined. He challenges readers to not only receive grace but also to be changed by grace. Shaped by grace. Strengthened by grace. Emboldened by grace. Softened by grace. Snatched by the nape of their neck and shaken to their senses by grace.

Book or DVD format with optional participant guide. 7 Sessions.

Satisfied

Jeff Manion

Satisfied is for those drowning in debt, but also those getting farther and farther ahead financially. It is for those who have forgotten who they are and mistakenly equate their self-worth with their net worth. It is for those who are crippled by comparison. It is for those with full closets and empty souls. Satisfied provides an inspiring and transformative vision for living a deeply contented life in our consumer-driven culture.

Book or DVD format with optional participant guide. 6 Sessions.

All the Places To Go

John Ortberg

Very rarely in the Bible does God command someone to stay. He opens a door, and then he invites us to walk through it―into the unknown. And how we choose to respond will ultimately determine the life we will lead and the person we will become. In fact, to fail to embrace the open door is to miss the work God has made for us to do. Bestselling author John Ortberg opens our eyes to the countless doors God places before us every day, teaches us how to recognize them, and gives us the encouragement to step out in faith and embrace all of the extraordinary opportunities that await.

Book or DVD format with optional participant guide. 6 Sessions.

If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat

John Ortberg

In what ways is the Lord telling you, as he did Peter, “Come”? John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you outside your comfort zone. Out on the risky waters of faith, Jesus is waiting to meet you in ways that will change you forever, deepening your character and your trust in God. The experience is terrifying. It’s thrilling beyond belief. It’s everything you’d expect of someone worthy to be called Lord. The choice is yours to know him as only a water-walker can, aligning yourself with God’s purpose for your life in the process. There’s just one requirement: If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat.

Book or DVD format with optional participant guide. 6 Sessions.

God is Closer Than You Think

John Ortberg

Intimacy with God can happen right now–closeness you can feel, goodness you can taste, reality you can experience for yourself. That’s what the Bible promises, so why settle for less? God is closer than you think, and connecting with him isn’t just for monks and ascetics. It’s for business people, high school students, busy moms, single men, single women … and most important, it’s for YOU. God Is Closer Than You Think shows how you can enjoy a vibrant, moment-by-moment relationship with your heavenly Father. Bestselling author John Ortberg reveals the face of God waiting to be discovered in the complex mosaic of your life.

Book or DVD format with optional participant guide. 6 Sessions.

First Things First

Mark Shupe

This study will take you from the roadblocks in life back to the design manual of life, the Bible. You will see what you have been created for, what God wants you to be and what he wants you to get out of life. By understanding the unique design, the first step can be taken to experience life to the fullest.

Follow

Andy Stanley

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? Jesus’ invitation is an invitation to relationship, and it begins with a simple request: follow me. 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 people to be perfect. He just wants them to follow him. Being a sinner doesn’t disqualify anyone. Being an unbeliever doesn’t disqualify anyone. In fact, following almost always begins with a sinner and unbeliever taking one small step.

Book or DVD format with optional participant guide. 8 Sessions.

Ask It

Andy Stanley

Should I take this job? Buy this house? Marry this person? We ask questions every day about the choices we face. But are we asking the most important question of all? In Ask It, Andy Stanley identifies the one question that makes it easy to determine the answer to all other questions. You’ll learn how to make decisions with confidence simply by applying the question that brings clarity to life’s most challenging decisions. THE question that brings clarity to life’s most challenging decisions.

Book or DVD format with optional participant guide. 6 Sessions.

Guardrails

Andy Stanley

Guardrails. They’re everywhere, but they don’t really get much attention … until somebody hits one. And then, more often than not, it is a lifesaver. Ever wonder what it would be like to have guardrails in other areas of your life-areas where culture baits you to the edge of disaster and then chastises you when you step across the line? Your friendships. Your finances. Your marriage. Maybe your greatest regret could have been avoided if you had established guardrails. In this study Andy Stanley challenges us to stop flirting with disaster and establish some personal guardrails.

Book or DVD format with optional participant guide. 6 Sessions.

Sacred Marriage

Gary Thomas

Your marriage is much more than a union between you and your spouse. It is a spiritual discipline ideally suited to help you know God more fully and intimately. Sacred Marriage shifts the focus from marital enrichment to spiritual enrichment in ways that can help you love your mate more. Whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God. Everything about your marriage—from the history you and your spouse create, to the love you share, to the forgiveness you both offer and seek by turn—is filled with the capacity to help you grow in Christ’s character.

Book or DVD format with optional participant guide. 6 Sessions.

Sacred Parenting

Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas uses a unique lens to look at parenting, moving beyond raising great children to becoming more holy as a person. What if one of God’s primary intentions for you as a parent isn’t about successfully raising perfect children, but about you becoming more holy? In Sacred Parenting Gary Thomas illustrates how God can transform lessons in raising children into opportunities to grow in the image of Christ. It will help you and your group, rediscover parenting from a different perspective: as a method of spiritual formation expressly designed by God to shape your soul in ways you could not imagine!

Book or DVD format with optional participant guide. 6 Sessions.

What’s So Amazing About Grace

Philip Yancey

We speak of grace often. But do we understand it? More important, do we truly believe in it . . . and do our lives proclaim it as powerfully as our words? In What’s So Amazing About Grace?, award-winning author Philip Yancey explores grace at street level. If grace is God’s love for the undeserving, he asks, then, what does it look like in action? And if Christians are its sole dispensers, then how are we doing at lavishing grace on a cruel and pain-filled world? This study guide will help you learn how to contend graciously with today’s tough moral issues. And you’ll discover how you can become Christ’s answer to a world that desperately wants to know, What’s So Amazing About Grace?

Book or DVD format with optional participant guide. 14 Sessions.

Small Group Resources

Welcome to
Cherry Hills

Where to go

I'm bringing my family...
Infant Children Teens

Select all that apply.

 

Step One:

Parking

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Step Three:

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The main entrance for Cherry Hills Community Church is from Gace Blvd. There is also an entrance off of Fairview Pkwy. When you enter the campus from Grace Blvd turn left into the South-East parking lot.

Drop your kids off just inside of the entrance. Remember to bring your child's registration form.

Greeters will welcome you at the Information Desk and check-in your kids. Remember to bring your child's registration form

After dropping off your kids, walk down the hallway towards the Worship Center.

Step One:

Parking

Step Two:

Entrance

Step Three:

Drop Off

Step Four:

Worship Center

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2
3
4

The main entrance for Cherry Hills Community Church is from Grace Blvd. There is also an entrance off of Fairiew Pkwy. When you enter the campus from Grace Blvd turn left into the South-East parking lot

Drop your kids off just inside of the entrance. Remember to bring your child's registration form

Greeters will welcome you are the Information Desk and check-in your kids. Remember to bring your child's registration form

After dropping off your kids, walk down the hallway towards the Worship Center.

Step One:

Parking

Step Two:

Entrance

Step Three:

Drop Off

Step Four:

Worship Center

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2
3
4

Enter campus off of Grace Blvd and turn left into the South-East parking lot.

Teens enter through the Student Ministry/Gym Entrance on the far South-East end of the building.

Preteen (grades 5 and 6) meet in the gym to the left. Parents can sign Preteens in or they may sign themselves in. Junior High and High School rooms are on the right.

After dropping off your teens, walk down the hallway towards the Worship Center.

Step One:

Parking

Step Two:

Entrance

Step Three:

Drop Off

Step Four:

Worship Center

1
2
3
4

The main entrance for Cherry Hills Community Church is from Grace Blvd. There is also an entrance off of Fairview Pkwy. When you enter the campus from Grace Blvd turn left into the South-East parking lot.

Drop your kids off just inside of the entrance. Remember to bring your child's registration form.

Greeters will wielcome you at the Information Desk and check-in your kids. Remember to bring your child's registration form

After dropping off your kids, walk down the hallway towards the Worship Center.

Step One:

Parking

Step Two:

Entrance

Step Three:

Drop Off

Step Four:

Worship Center

1
2
3
4

Pull onto campus and park in the South-East lot (on the left).

Drop of your preteens in the gym to the left and your Junior High/High School students at the rooms on the right.

After dropping off your teens, walk to the Children's Lobby and check-in your children/infants at the information booth.

After dropping off your kids, walk down the hallway towards the Worship Center.

Step One:

Parking

Step Two:

Entrance

Step Three:

Drop Off

Step Four:

Worship Center

1
2
3
4

Pull onto campus and park in the South-East lot (on the left).

Drop off your preteens in the gym to the left and your Junior High/High School students at the rooms on the right.

After dropping your teens off, walk to the Children's Lobby and check-in your children/infants at the information booth.

After dropping off your kids, walk down the hallway towards the Worship Center.

Step One:

Parking

Step Two:

Entrance

Step Three:

Drop Off

Step Four:

Worship Center

1
2
3
4

Pull onto campus and park in the South-East lot (on the left)

Drop off your preteens in the gym to the left adn your Junior High/High School students at the rooms on the right.

After dropping your teens off, walk to the Children's Lobby and check-in your children/infants at the information booth.

After dropping off your kids, walk down the hallway towards the Worship Center.