Divine Back Nine
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Welcome to the Start Page for Divine Back Nine, a pursueGOD partner ministry for golf fanatics (www.divinebacknine.com). This page will introduce you to our site and recommend topics and series just for you. Watch the video below to learn how it works and scroll down to get started. Click here to request a mentor from DBN

GENERAL Q&A

DIVINE BACK NINE was created so guys could golf on a regular basis throughout the year without breaking the bank or burdening schedules. The goal is to create an environment where guys can connect on the course and invest in each other relationally. We recommend picking a topic from this page to talk about during your round. Visit divinebacknine.com

What is PursueGOD.org?

The goal of the pursueGOD resources is to make discipleship accessible for the average Christian, whether in a group setting, one-on-one, or with your family. It takes 3 steps: (1) find a topic from our site (which includes a short video and text summary), (2) share the link so everyone can learn about it, and (3) get together to talk about it (using the discussion questions as needed). The key to this simple discipleship method is picking the right topic, and that’s what this start page is for. Scroll down to browse topics.

Where should I start?

Feel free to start with any topic at all – everything on our site has been carefully chosen with biblical values in mind. But to get the most out of our resources – and to go “full circle” in your faith – we recommend completing our PG Pathway with a group or mentor (see below). Click here to request a mentor from DBN.

What do we offer for the family?

We believe parents are the pastors at home. Check out our Kids’ Page and our Student Page for content designed just to empower conversations with your family, one topic at a time.

What’s the story of PursueGOD.org?

PursueGOD was created after a group of pastors realized their church was broken. Though the church was large and growing, they were creating consumer Christians instead of disciple-makers. It wasn’t the people’s fault; the pastors had unwittingly created the problem. So they started re-defining “the win”. Instead of counting attenders, they began counting disciple-makers. That’s why pursueGOD.org was born – to give everyday Christians the tools to make disciples, one topic at a time. Learn more about PG.

What is FLEXTALK.org?

Some people won’t be interested in using the Bible-based resources of pursueGOD.org. That’s why we created FLEXTALK.org, a conversation library based on common sense values… instead of explicit biblical teaching. The method is the same, empowering conversations one topic at a time. Use FLEXTALK at work, at school, or in your community. Click here to visit FLEXTALK.org.

TOPICS FOR YOU

We’ve pulled together some of our most relevant topics and series for you. Click on a link below to expand.

Men
Bible
Jesus
Leadership
Marriage
Money
Parenting
Relationships
Theology
THE PG PATHWAY

The PG Pathway is a series of steps that will help you go “full circle” in your pursuit of God over the next 3 to 6 months. Complete the steps below with a group or mentor. (Need help with these 10 steps? Click here to request a mentor from DBN.)

  1. Warm up with a few topics on investigating faith or something else of interest. The first few topics you cover with your mentor are important and can lay the groundwork for a meaningful pursuit of God.
  2. Get started on our “Chapter a Day” Bible reading plan on the New Testament. This will help you develop the important habit of reading the Bible for yourself, and our short daily videos will give you the guidance you need.
  3. Talk about Foundations Truth #1 to learn how to start a relationship with God. It’s easier than you think, because Jesus did everything needed to make it possible.
  4. Talk about getting to your faith moment and becoming a Christ-follower. This is where you’ll have the opportunity to make a personal response of faith if haven’t already.
  5. Cover one or more topics on Christian baptism – and get baptized if you haven’t already. This step doesn’t save you, but it’s an important act of obedience to Jesus.
  6. Talk about Foundations Truth #2 to learn about how to live as a Christian. It’s all about honoring God and going his direction instead of doing your own thing.
  7. Complete the Christian Basics series or choose another series of interest. You’ll be able to cover more topics and series later, but this is a good time to study something that will strengthen your foundation.
  8. Talk about Foundations Truth #3 to learn about making disciples. This is the important final step in “full circle” Christianity, and our resources will equip you to do it.
  9. Get trained on pursueGOD mentoring using the “Get Trained” tab below. That’s where you’ll find our Mentor Training series along with additional topics to help you become a disciple-maker.
  10. Start helping someone pursue God, and click here to register as a mentor at DBN. Registering makes sure your pastors and leaders know you’re ready to help others who want to pursue God at your church.


And that’s it! Go through the pathway and then continue to pursue God with additional topics and series… and help others do the same. 

GET TRAINED

Below we’ve pulled together everything you need to get trained and start mentoring using the tools at pursueGOD.org. Watch the video to learn how it works and scroll down to start working the 4 steps.

Step 1: Overview
Step 3: Start
Step 4: Follow Up

Done training? Click here to register as a mentor at DBN.

FEATURED NOW

Try a recommended series or scroll down for our newest topics.

Satisfaction Over Thirst | I Choose #2

We are all thirsty for something or someone, so we try to quench our thirst by ourselves, but the only way we’ll ever be satisfied is by accepting help from the outside.

The Gospel of Luke Chs. 3-9

The Gospel of Luke begins in chapters 1-2 by telling readers about the births of John the Baptist and Jesus of Nazareth. The book then leaps forward in time.

Plot in Biblical Narrative

The Bible contains different genres of literature that should inform how we read it at points. In this topic, learn how to read biblical narratives.

Healthy Ways to Grieve (Part 2)

Excerpt: When you lose someone, it’s important to honor their memory by doing things that remind you of their importance in your life.

Healthy Ways to Grieve (Part 1)

Grief is an ongoing experience, though its effects change as time goes on. Joanne shares some of the things she does to remember her loved ones through the grieving process.

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A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.

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