Welcome to Imagine for churches. This is a FREE resource for small groups, bible studies and book clubs based on Proverbs 3:5-6.
Imagine trusting God like never before...
It is my belief that one of the greatest challenges that we face is the one to trust God and yet trusting God is the key to living life in all it's fullness.
Imagine what your life would be like if you really trusted God. Imagine the impact on your faith, your family and your other relationships. Imagine the impact on your career, ambitions, dreams, finances and your health. Imagine the lasting legacy you might leave for the generations to come.
Imagine will take you on a journey of new faith and discovery as you explore how to learn to trust God fully, to overcome fear, to acknowledge God in the big and the small and to trust in His infinite knowledge and to stay on the straight paths God lays out for us.
If we learn to trust God like never before we will begin to live like never before!
This is where you can discover all the information that will help your church or small group run this study series.
Please note that all the small group resources are COMPLETELY FREE.
There are now a growing number of churches who have used ‘Imagine’ for their small group studies and some have also combined it with their Sunday message series.
The first ten chapters contain teaching on each clause in Proverbs 3:5-6 along with further chapters that deal with trusting God with many of the every day challenges we face including; on dark and difficult days, when nothing appears to change; in the major decisions; with your future, when you feel fearful; with your money and from now on.
Every 'Imagine' book already includes a small group study guide for each chapter including:
- Discussion questions
- Group exercises or prayer pointers
- 15-20 min video teaching for every chapter to be used alongside the study guide in the back of the book that could be used in any church, home group or online setting.
You can access all the FREE video teaching sessions for each chapter of Imagine in the video section below.
One of the great benefits of this teaching series is that it is ideal for busy leaders. Everything is done for you and if you wish to use the whole programme, then there are seventeen weeks of teaching that will benefit you and you congregation or group.
COMMENTS FROM CHURCH LEADERS
"I can not recommend 'Imagine' by Simon Lawton highly enough. It is honest, encouraging, challenging and loaded with Scripture. The small group notes, questions and prayer points are a gift to any Bible Study leader. Every person I know who has been a part of this journey through "Imagine" has grown in their faith as a result of spending time in the Word of God, discussing it with friends and then beginning to trust in the Lord with all their heart."
(Pastor Gordon Allan, Senior Leader, Edinburgh Elim Church)
"Thank you so much for writing this book. We just finished reading and studying it in our small group. There are so many good points that we found ourselves underlining on almost every page. In fact we so much enjoyed this book that the next book we are going to read and study is your newest book, "Courage for the discouraged."
(Joyce Freiheit, Rochester, Minnesota)
"Simon Lawton's book 'Imagine' is a great read on trusting God. It is challenging and at the same time encouraging. It is also very practical and the study guide helps the reader to apply the lessons to every day life. We have also used it as a small group study resource. The feedback has been very positive. It has worked exceptionally well in the context of small group discussion. Whether you read it to build your own faith or use it for group study, you will not be disappointed."
(Pastor James Glass, Elim Regional Leader for Scotland & North-west England and former Senior Pastor, Glasgow Elim Church)
"Thank you so much for this amazing resources. Would highly recommend it!"
(Jem Chesman, Pastor, Chiswick Christian Centre)
"An excellent book that really makes you think about what the possibilities are if we actually live as the Bible tells us to. If we have real Biblical faith.
As a Pastor, I will be encouraging each person in my church to buy and read a copy of this book. It's highly recommended."
(Rev. Mark Petrauskas, Pastor, BH1 Elim Church, Bournemouth))
"So practical, so easy to read and overall just inspirational. Well-written and something which can change your life if you really internalise it and live it every day. I will keep this book forever." (Nicola)
"Imagine is a brilliant read and it is challenging too. Using Proverbs 3:5-6 as the central scripture and Simon Lawton's personal journey, the important issues of trust and faith are discussed in depth. It’s easy to read, enjoyable and has really helped me think long and hard about God’s calling for my life and how I can trust Him with so much more. Well worth reading, whether you are exploring or are new to the Christian faith, or if you have been a Christian for years – there’s something in this book for everyone. Highly recommended." (Dylan)
"I’m using this as a study in a small group and reading it at a time in my life when I’ve been challenged by God to completely trust in him. It’s very thought provoking and encouraging with Simon Lawton talking about his personal experiences and how he had to completely trust in God resulting in doors opening in God’s timing and not Simon’s. A great reminder of some of the people God took on a journey of faith who also learned to trust God. “Trust and obey, there is no other way”. (Anne-Marie)
"This book is highly anointed. Listen to the Spirit as you read it and God will reveal things to you through this book. The stories are real, exploring both successes and failures in the authors walk with God. He explores the highs and lows in trying to trust God. The scriptures are apt, the stories real, gritty, simply presented and very relevant, God spoke to me very very powerfully through this book. I read the book twice in a week! Well worth every penny as it brings us closer to our creator." (Tikva)
"Read by a non-Christian reader who was simply exploring faith. It’s written carefully, and honestly using real life examples and everyday circumstances in a way that even non-Christians can relate. Told in a way that really connects you with the author and his family. So much so, over the past year I have re-read this book at least three times, and bought other copies to pass on as presents to my family.
Recently my wife was very poorly and bed ridden for a number of weeks. I gave her a copy of this book to read and could visibly see her gain strength from the power of the words. Some chapters brought on tears, others joyful laughter but all gave strength in the powerful writing and passion by which it’s written. Christian or not, I highly recommend this book, you won’t be disappointed. It taught me a lot, and has helped me move further forward in my journey. " (JW Kindle)
More Amazon reviews here
IMAGINE TEACHING VIDEOS
Imagine can be purchased from Amazon and most good book stores.
Discounts are also available for bulk purchasing (UK only) for all paperbacks purchased direct from the author.
Discounts are as follows (based on £7.99 cover price) Postage not included.
49+ : 20%