Fully Alive

St. Irenaeus said that “the glory of God is man fully alive.” This topical Bible study written for Greeks by Greeks, covers those issues relevant to Greek life that can prevent Greeks from being fully alive.

Each chapter is presented in three parts: What Influences Your Views on _____, which helps participants examine how they approach the issue; What Does God Say, which draws on Biblical and Church teaching; and Let’s Get Practical, which provides concrete suggestions for integrating God’s Way into the everyday.

INTRODUCTION - LEADER'S GUIDE

In this study you will explore six different topics that relate to you in Greek life. You’ll reflect on your own viewpoints as well as study what God and His Church have to say on these topics. Lastly, you will get some practical points on how to live an integrated life and embrace being fully alive in each of these areas.

INTRODUCTION

College is an awesome time in many people lives and your experiences in Greek life can definitely add to the adventures. There are also some unique challenges in Greek life that can pose threats to becoming fully alive.

CHAPTER 1: IMAGE - LEADER'S GUIDE

What influences your views on image?

CHAPTER 1: IMAGE

When we allow God to be God and love us for who we are, that experience of being loved helps us step out of ourselves and have a heart open to the wants and needs of others.

CHAPTER 2: TIME - LEADER'S GUIDE

Time is the most precious resource that any of us get, this side of heaven. It’s the one resource we can’t get back.

CHAPTER 2: TIME

Since time is so limited, it’s something we want to invest and steward to the best of our ability. It’s a gift that God has given us to spend our time in ways that fulfill us and bring Him glory.

CHAPTER 3: RELATIONSHIPS - LEADER'S GUIDE

This chapter of the study was written to help us navigate the real desires we have for authentic and life-giving relationships and the struggles we face to get there.

CHAPTER 3: RELATIONSHIPS

We are all made for relationship. With God and with others.

CHAPTER 4: ALCOHOL - LEADER'S GUIDE

From Puritan settlers to prohibition and to where we are today, we've had an interesting history with alcohol here in America. The Church has a moderate approach to this sensitive topic.

CHAPTER 4: ALCOHOL

What influences your views on alcohol?

CHAPTER 5: SEX - LEADER'S GUIDE

The good news is that God created sex, and He desires it as a culmination to profound and life-giving unity. It’s our hope that this study will help unpack your personal views on sex and how they line up with you being fully alive.

CHAPTER 5: SEX

Pope John Paul II said that the opposite of love is not hate, but use. When a person is used rather than loved, then both the person using and the one being used are degraded.

CHAPTER 6: SUCCESS - LEADER'S GUIDE

Do we desire success and prosperity to make our name great or to bring glory to God?

CHAPTER 6: SUCCESS

What does God really have to say about our pursuit of success?