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Growing on the Frontline

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An eight-session course that'll help you grow more like Jesus where you are.

‘I just wish I could be more like Jesus.’

We want to make an impact where we are. But there are times when we really aren’t much like Jesus. When we don’t do the kind thing, or the right thing.

What’s getting in the way? And how do we grow past it?

The good news is that our everyday contexts aren’t just places to do things with Jesus. They’re places to become more like him, growing in maturity with God’s help.

Growing on the Frontline is an eight-session small group course that will help you do just that. Because when we nourish the roots of our faith, we’ll see the fruit of our faith – as God works through us to transform the places we’re in and love the people we’re with.

And when we work with God to grow more like his Son, meeting our needs in him rather than our own strength, we can live more authentically for him – using our whole selves for his glory.

This course is the sequel to the hugely popular Fruitfulness on the Frontline – together they make a great two-term series for churches.

Grow together with your small group

Guided by videos featuring hosts Tim Yearsley and Ennette Lainchbury, walk through eight sessions full of biblical insight, real-life stories, and practical steps:


Growing wherever we are

Explore how God can help us grow more like Jesus in the everyday places and situations in which we find ourselves.


Our choices affect our fruitfulness

Our choices lead to consequences, whether we realise it or not. We look at how the choices we make affect the fruit we bear.


Our desires influence our choice

Explore what often lies beneath the choices we make – the desires of our hearts.


Our emotions reveal our desires

Dig deeper into how we can identify some of our more powerful desires by noticing our emotions.


Maturing in every season

Explore some of the different seasons of life, and how we can work with God to grow in maturity through them.


Going deeper with God in tough times

Dig deeper into the most challenging season, winter, and consider God’s invitation to push our roots more deeply into him in this season.


Turning inner growth into fruitful action

Put together all we’ve learnt, so we can grow in the freedom to respond as Jesus would to the situations we’re in.


Sustaining growth on the frontline

Explore how we can embed what we’ve been learning throughout this course, looking at three ways we can grow and be fruitful over the long haul.

Complete course pack

Everything you need to run Growing on the Frontline, including discussion guides and session videos.

Discussion guide

Buy extra copies of the discussion guide.

Note: you will also need the session videos, available digitallyor on DVD.


Get the session videos in DVD format.

Note: you will also need the discussion guide, available in print.

Try out Session 1 for free

Get a flavour of what Growing on the Frontline is like by reading the discussion guide and watching the three-part video for Session 1. You can also read the introduction to the resource.



Supporting resources

40-day prayer journey

Perfect for after the course, get 40 daily prompts to help you grow more like Jesus where you are, becoming more fruitful with God’s help.

Church publicity pack

Slides, posters, and images to help you publicise Growing on the Frontline in your church.

Introductory sermon video

Watch LICC’s Ken Benjamin deliver a sermon introducing Growing on the Frontline's themes and exploring Jeremiah 17’s call to grow in fruitful maturity.

Sample sermon notes

Download a PDF of notes based on the sermon above, to help you prepare a talk for your church service to kick off the course, exploring Jeremiah 17.

Word for the Week devotional series

A four-part series by course originator Charles Hippsley on what the Bible has to say about growing in spiritual maturity.


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