Shawna is the co-host of The Sermon Studio, a podcast dedicated to the art and craft of preaching.  Each episode features a guest preacher who steps into the studio to discuss the way they approach preaching from their planning and preparation to delivery, to the artistic side of what they are attempting to communicate.  The Sermon Studio is a free resource and is available for subscription and download on iTunes here.
     
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Breathe: Babylon
Participants Guide
  Ancient Babylon was a culture where anything seemed possible, an empire of intoxicating power and promise. It was also the land where God's people, the Israelites, were sent into exile. The same seductive spirit of Babylon is at work in our culture today. In this study, Shawna Songer Gaines explores God's call on our lives to engage the world without falling in love with the world. Shawna helps us understand how we can participate in God's plan to redeem and restore the earth.

Individual video sessions are also available.

Breathe: Sacred Space for Women is a small group Bible study that examines the echoes of biblical stories throughout Scripture--exploring the character of God and what it means to you today.









     
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Shawna Gaines Bible Study

Breathe: Babylon
Small Group Video Series
  Ancient Babylon was a culture where anything seemed possible, an empire of intoxicating power and promise. The same seductive spirit of Babylon is at work in our culture today. In this study, Shawna Songer Gaines explores God's call on our lives to engage the world without falling in love with the world.

The Babylon Small Group includes:
  • 7 teaching videos (approx. 40 minutes each)
  • promotional video
  • facilitator's guide
  • participant's guide
The The Babylon Small Group provides everything a facilitator needs to generate meaningful discussion. Babylon will help participants understand how we can participate in God's plan to redeem and restore the earth.

Breathe: Sacred Space for Women is a small group Bible study that examines the echoes of biblical stories throughout Scripture--exploring the character of God and what it means to you today.

See a video preview here.


     
Kings and Presidents Shawna Songer Gaines

Kings and Presidents: Politics in the Kingdom of God
  What if a faithful approach to politics wasn't simply about who was going to win the next election? How might our political hope change when we encounter a God who offers us a different kind of kingdom?

In Kings and Presidents, authors Tim Gaines and Shawna Songer Gaines helps us recast our political hope by challenging the claim that history is written exclusively by the powerful. Through a careful study of 2 Kings, we will find that trusting in God's faithfulness is plenty political, and it has real implications for our communities, the world, and the kind of political hope we can find in it all.

“Timothy and Shawna Gaines have penned a love letter for the churches—and the churches would be wise to read it! With biblical and theological insight, no less than thoughtful pastoral wisdom, they demonstrate the possibilities of grace and reconciliation when we see the kings and kingdoms of this world through new eyes.”

—Jeffrey W. Barbeau, Associate Professor of Theology, Wheaton College

"In a sad world where the people of God are crawling into bed with political parties and snuggling up to odd power, this is a refreshing book. Tim and Shawna Gaines have revisited the timely texts of 2 Kings and heard the fresh story of the kingdom of God. When God moves in widows and oil jugs and mantles, the kingdom is upon us in ways that power politics can never imagine. With elections always around the corner, I highly recommend this for congregational reading and political reality."

Dan Boone, President, Trevecca Nazarene University

     
Small Group Bible Study

Breathe: Wilderness
Participant's Guide
  Everyone has a wilderness story. But God covenants with and protects us, even when all seems lost.  In this 7-study series, Shawna unpacks the theme of Wilderness throughout Scripture.  You'll take a journey though the stories of wilderness, and learn about the vital role the wilderness has played in God's story of calling a people.

This participant's guide is meant to be used as a companion to the 7-video small group series.












     
Small Group Bible Study

Breathe: Wilderness
Small Group Video Series
  Everyone has a wilderness story. But God covenants with and protects us, even when all seems lost.

The Wilderness Small Group resource includes:
  • 7 teaching videos
  • promotional video
  • facilitator's guide
When used with the participant's guide, the Wilderness Small Group resource provides everything the facilitator needs to generate meaningful group discussion.Wilderness will reveal God's desire to use our desert experiences to communicate God's promise of hope and redemption for us and for the world.




     
Breathe Created Cover 

Breathe: Created
Participant's Guide
  Creation began with a breath. And God is still breathing into us today, still creating and making us new.

Created, the first study in the Breathe series, deals with the echo of creation. It takes far more than the first chapters in Genesis to contain the story of God's creative activity in the world. They are only the preface of an elaborate story of our creator God, a story that is alive still today and calls us to surender to God's desire to make things new.

Created will help you gain a perspective on how all of scripture works together to tell God's big story. It will help you see where God is at work in the world, allowing you to delight in God's creativity in both scripture and life.  

In this small-group Bible series Breathe: Sacred Space for Women, Shawna Songer Gaines teaches women how to read the Bible and see themes of God's love and grace woven throughout Scripture-exploring the character of God and what it means to you today.



See a preview of the videos

     
Breath Created Shawna Songer Gaines
Breathe: Created
Small Group Video Series
  Created, the first study in the Breathe series, deals with the echo of creation. It takes far more than the first chapters in Genesis to contain the story of God's creative activity in the world.

When used with the companion workbook, the Created Small Group resource provides everything the facilitator needs to generate meaningful group discussion.  Created will help you gain a perspective on how all of scripture works together to tell God's big story. It will help you see where God is at work in the world, allowing you to delight in God's creativity in both scripture and life.

The Created Small Group resource includes:
  • 7 teaching videos
  • Promotional video
  • Facilitator's Guide

See a preview of the videos
Breathe Created Bible Study
     

A Seat At The Table: A Generation Re-imagines Its Place in the Church
  Why are so many 20- and 30-something Christians disappearing from the church?

They are told how much the church wants young people, yet there is growing suspicion among young believers about who is in and who is out of the scope of Christian orthodoxy. Through this suspicion, a rift between the generations has emerged. In the face of frustration, of being cut out because they don't seem to fit, young believers often take their gifts and leave the church.

This book helps those who feel displaced by this generational collision to find a sense of place and welcome with a church that is still becoming all that God wants it to be.

If you are a young person who wonders if there is a place in the church for someone like you, or if you want to know if your own church can be the kind of body in which young people are welcome, A Seat at the Table will give you a new personal and kingdom perspective. Embrace the challenge to re-imagine your relationship with the church in light of this generational collision, not seeing it as an unredeemable rift, but as an opportunity to give and receive hospitality. 192 pages.