Free Leader’s Guide & Participant’s Guide

You may download and print as many copies as you need of our FREE 12-week guide featuring bonus material and a weekly neighborhood challenge. Each week includes:

  • 3-5 minute video from author Amy Lively and Sara Edwards (see below)
  • Rich scriptural applications
  • Practical, adaptable tips to implement immediately in your neighborhood

Perfect for Bible studies, book clubs, small groups and personal study time!

Weekly Challenge Videos

Week 11: Share

You can’t proclaim the name of Jesus from your front porch then be surprised when the devil answers your call. The calendar gets crowded, the family starts fighting, someone gets sick, bills mount and work boils over. When a person is on the verge of a breakthrough in...

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Week 10: Encourage

Sometimes doomsday arrives in the form of a knock on your door late at night, or papers served as you go to work. Learn a strategy that's helped prepare for TEOTWAWKI (The End of the World as We Know It) for the past 2,000 years and will work in your neighborhood...

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Week 9: Welcome

Martha gets a bum rap as the cranky sister in the kitchen who sasses Jesus and bosses Him around. Truth is, someone has to get the house ready when guests are coming! The root of the word "hospitality" is the same as the words "hospital" and "hospice.” To practice...

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Week 8: Give

What can you expect when you cross the street? Jesus was so moved with compassion for His neighbors that He asked His followers to pray that the Lord would send someone to help them. Then Jesus stopped praying and did something about it. Discuss the Next Best Steps...

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Week 7: Help

Sometimes asking for help is harder than giving it. How can you use your spiritual gifts to help others, and how can you help your neighbors by letting them help you? Discuss the Next Best Steps from the end of Chapter 7 on page 31 of your Small Group Guide. Amy and...

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Week 6: Serve

There are countless ways to serve, and God will bring you many opportunities. He uses crises, calamities and celebrations to draw us closer! Discuss the Next Best Steps from the end of Chapter 6 on page 27 of your Small Group Guide. How will you find your serving...

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Week 5: Eat

There's something so natural, so elemental, so fundamental, yet so spiritual about eating a meal with a neighbor. Check out our favorite Recipes, and let us know yours, too! What are you afraid of? Discuss the Next Best Steps from the end of Chapter 5 on page 23 of...

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Week 4: Hang Out

Jesus did it. He left heaven to hang out with us, to be God With Us. And we can do it, too. This challenge can be as fun as it is intimidating. Once you've made the commitment, be prepared for the blessing! Pinkie promise: loving your neighbor doesn't have to be...

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Week 3: Talk

Are you good at small talk? Or do you prefer deep conversations? Whatever your personality, this week's challenge will help you find a way to talk to your neighbors so you can really, truly love them like Christ commanded. Begin by discussing the Next Best Steps for...

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Week 2: Meet

  You're 21 days into loving your neighbor - how's it going for you? Are you feeling overwhelmed, guilty or lazy? Don't! This is a process that requires long-term commitment and perseverance. We're here to help, and so is your small group! Today you'll discuss...

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Week 1: Pray

Welcome back to your second time together digging into How to Love Your Neighbor Without Being Weird with your Small Group. (You'll might notice that we're calling this Week 1, even though it's your second gathering. It was too confusing to do Week 2 with Chapter 1,...

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Icebreakers and Expectations

Welcome to your first small group to figure out "How to Love Your Neighbor Without Being Weird"! This week, you'll receive your book and Participant's Guide, discuss pages 1-6, watch a short video from Amy and Sara to introduce the study, and meet the other women in...

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