The Big Picture

Seeing God's Dream for Your Life

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The Big Picture
Paperback ISBN: 9781791025953
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Published August 2022

Connect the dots of triumph and trauma in your life to discover God’s presence by studying the story of Joseph in Genesis.

The story of Joseph teaches us to see the big picture. For many of us, life can feel like a scattering of random events. The various choices, opportunities, or even pain we experience seem to have no real purpose or connection. Our souls wonder: Is that just a coincidence? Does this have a purpose? Is any of this connected at all? But, if we pay attention to God’s work, our lives tell a different story: A dot of God’s grace here. A dot of God’s presence and protection there.

When we look closely, connecting the dots, we discover that our lives are not a series of disconnected events, but a story in which God is weaving what seems random into a beautiful image of joy, survival, purpose, and meaning. In The Big Picture: Seeing God’s Dream for Your Life, a five-week study based on the story of Joseph in Genesis, authors Nicole and Jevon Caldwell-Gross take a closer look at the life of Joseph to discover God’s presence in moments of triumph and trauma, and help us begin connecting the dots in our own lives.

Components for the five-week study include a book, comprehensive Leader Guide, DVD/Video sessions.

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About the Authors

Jevon Caldwell-Gross

The Rev. Dr. Jevon Caldwell-Gross has been a transformational ministry thought leader for over a decade. Serving in a variety of contexts, ranging from urban cities to multicultural suburban communities, Pastor J is known for his ability to connect with different audiences and to make the gospel accessible and practical.

Pastor J’s journey has brought him to one of the largest United Methodist churches in the country, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, located in Indianapolis, IN. There he serves as the Teaching Pastor and has been instrumental in leading the congregation in redefining and expanding its digital footprint to reach people around the world. He is currently spearheading the effort to establish St. Luke’s first online campus and transition into the role of Online Campus Pastor. As a Pastor, Author and Professor, his mission is and has always been to equip churches and congregational leaders for relevant and effective ministry in a rapidly changing society.

When he’s not filming a mobile message or designing the next online sermon series, you’ll find him at a coffee shop with something hot in hand.

Nicole Caldwell-Gross

Rev. Nicole Caldwell-Gross is an ordained minister, sought after preacher, writer, conference facilitator, coach, and millennial ministry thought leader. She has served as the Director of Mission and Community Development for the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey, and as the Pastor of Outreach and Mobilization at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. She created “The Well,” a digital women’s ministry with weekly podcasts and videos, and spearheaded the development of www.antiracistindy.com, a congregational and community hub for resourcing communities as they lean into biblical justice and become anti-racist.