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Life Shared Small Group Series

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Four small group sessions to encourage and equip everyone in the church to share their faith.

Through Biblical teaching from leading Christian voices and real stories of invitation, each session explores what it means to live out God’s call to share our lives and our faith with friends, colleagues and neighbours.

It has been designed to spark conversation, prayer and action leading up to an Alpha launch or a moment of invitation in your church (e.g. Christmas/Easter services).

  • 4 Episodes
  • 4 Weeks


Jason Ballard

Jason is a pastor at The Way Church in Vancouver, BC, and leads the Canadian Church Leaders Network (CCLN). He is also one of the hosts of the Alpha Youth Series and played a large part in the creation of an Alpha resource for students when the first Alpha Youth Film Series was produced and launched in 2013.


Jon Tyson

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Jon Tyson is a Pastor and Church Planter in New York City. Originally from Adelaide, Australia, Jon moved to the United States twenty years ago with a passion to seek and cultivate renewal in the Western Church. He is the author of Sacred Roots, A Creative Minority, and The Burden is Light. Jon lives in the Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood of Manhattan with his wife and two children. He serves as the Lead Pastor of Church of the City New York.

Danielle Strickland

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Danielle Strickland is an author, speaker, trainer, and global social justice advocate. Her aggressive compassion has served people firsthand in countries all over the world-from establishing justice departments for the Salvation Army to launching global anti-trafficking initiatives to creating new movements to mobilize people towards transformational living. She is the host of DJStrickland Podcast, cofounder of Infinitum, Amplify Peace, and Brave Global, and founder of Women Speakers Collective. Danielle is married to Stephen and lives in Toronto, Canada, with their three sons.

Jay Pathak

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Jay Pathak is the National Director of Vineyard USA, starting in January 2022. He also serves as the Lead Pastor of the Mile High Vineyard, a family of neighbourhood churches in Denver, that he and his wife Danielle, planted in 2001. Jay met his wife, Danielle, in high school and they were married in 1998; they have two beautiful daughters, Jasmine and Sofia. Jay co-wrote the book, The Art of Neighboring, with Dave Runyon. His passion for sharing his faith with the people around him is at the centre of his calling.

Father Simon Lobo

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Father Simon Lobo was ordained a Catholic priest in 2009. He spent three years as the campus minister at Wayne State University in Detroit, where he witnessed many students hearing the Good News of Jesus and coming to faith. He joined Saint Benedict Parish, Halifax, in July 2015 as the associate pastor, ministering alongside Father James Mallon. Father Simon was appointed pastor of Saint Benedict Parish in 2017. His first book, Divine Renovation Apprentice, was his reflection on the essential role of leadership in parish renewal. He is also a co-author of the book Preaching on Purpose, published in 2022.

What’s Included

Four 15 minute videos with built-in discussion breaks
Discussion Guide for Participants
Leaders Guide for Hosts
Video trailer (90 sec)
Promotional Slide

How to run the series


Once you’ve downloaded the series materials, print and hand out (or e-mail) a discussion guide for each person (including yourself).


Consider praying for the members of your small group ahead of the sessions.


Simply download or stream the videos (pause for moments of discussion).

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