Come Back from the Edge
Overloaded? Maxed out? Our culture encourages us to live as if we have no limits. So we fill up our schedules and empty our bank accounts. We do as much as we can, spend as much as we can, and acquire as much as we can--all in an effort to get as much as we can out of life. This six-part DVD shows that the secret to getting more out of life is not by doing more, but by doing less. Its companion study guide is complete with a leader's guide and six lessons, including conversation-starting exercises, discussion questions, and application steps. You'll learn to create the margin you need to live the life God intends for you.
Come Back from the Edge
Overloaded? Maxed out? Our culture encourages us to live as if we have no limits. So we fill up our schedules and empty our bank accounts. We do as much as we can, spend as much as we can, and acquire as much as we can--all in an effort to get as much as we can out of life.
In this six-part DVD, Andy Stanley explains that the secret to getting more out of life is not doing more, but doing less. We must learn to create margin to live the life God intended for us. Sessions include:
Less Is More
Quality vs. Quantity
Reordering Your Finances
A Time to Run
Finding Professional Margin
This DVD is enhanced with curriculum study sessions that can be used for small groups or individual study. Each session includes fifteen to twenty minutes of teaching followed by several discussion questions. This DVD is designed to work with the "Take It to the Limit""Study Guide," which will help you apply the principles of this study to your life. DVD Interior
Part 1: Less Is More
Our culture encourages us to live as close to the edge as possible. As a result we pack our schedules and empty our checkbooks--all in a quest to grab the most we can from life. This kind of life is dangerous, however, because God created us with limits. The closer we approach our limits, the less margin and greater potential we have to burn ourselves out--as well as those around us.
Part 2: Downtime
In an effort to get the most out of life we end up cramming as much stuff as we can into our day. The urgent begins to dominate our schedule, and the important things begin to slip away. In order to gain control of our limited time, we must let God help us prioritize it. This begins by setting aside time with Him.
Part 3: Quality vs. Quantity
When we live without financial margin we rob ourselves and we rob God. As a result we end up overextending ourselves and living with the stress of making ends meet. By making God a priority and creating margin, we give God the opportunity to be involved in our finances.
Part 4: Reordering Your Finances
So how do you create financial margin? Learn four practical tips to achieving financial margin: (1) Identify your annual available income, (2) set margin goals, (3) determine your monthly consumable income, and (4) develop a plan.
Part 5: A Time to Run
There's something in all of us that wants to walk as close to the line as possible. By setting moral margins, we protect ourselves from experiencing the consequences of sin. Because sexual sin has the greatest consequences, we should always ask ourselves, "Am I fleeing or flirting with the line?"
Part 6: Finding Professional Margin
The key to professional margin is focus. We should learn to work toward what we're good at--which means improving our strengths and delegating our areas of weakness. When we learn to do less, we accomplish more and have margin.
Story Behind the Book
Andy Stanley, senior pastor of three North Point Ministries campuses with a cumulative congregation of more than twenty thousand, sees firsthand the burned-out, frenzied life Christians are living. Some are just beginning to establish unhealthy patterns, while others have been living without margin for years, and their health is paying the price. This curriculum was designed to help people establish balance, so that the life God intends for them will become an achievable reality