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How to be Unsuccessful

How to be Unsuccessful is a six session video series with Pete Portal which will equip you and your community to explore what true success looks like for Christians.

“Am I doing enough? Am I on the right track?”

“When will I feel satisfied?”

“Does what I’m doing really matter?”

No matter what we achieve or how much we gain, ‘success’ can always feel out of reach. In the midst of our anxious and exhausted culture, Jesus invites us to redefine success on his terms. In the Kingdom of God, success is not about what we have but who we are becoming...

This small group video series based on Pete Portal’s book, How to be (Un)Successful, will help you and your community to explore true success, looking at the life and teachings of Jesus.  

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Every session comes with a video and downloadale discussion guide. Each video is around 15 minutes long and includes teaching from author Pete Portal and a round-table discussion with friends of 24-7 Prayer: Nkosinathi Mbuyazi, Vincynthia Daames and Natalie Maimane.

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The six sessions of the video series are the same as the chapters of the book:  

Session 1: Success is…
Following God’s Calling over Good Ideas

Session 2: Success is…
Pursuing Relationship over Relevance 

Session 3: Success is…
Growing in Depth rather than Volume

Session 4: Success is…
Transforming Instead of Transferring

Session 5: Success is…
Being a Faithful Presence in the Culture Wars 

Session 6: Success is…
Living in Power and Participation

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We’ve created a promo pack for you to use in your church or community. Download the trailer to play in a service, get screen slides and download graphics for emails and social media.

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Get your copies of Pete Portal’s book, How to be (Un)Successful, that accompanies the series for your small group to go deeper in the topics for each session.

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How to be (Un)Successful

How to Be (Un)Successful is a book that explores humanity’s elusive search for the wrong sort of success, and how Jesus’ life and teachings are the perfect antidote. Success is attainable – not in what we have but in how we live. Jesus invites us to experience a success that truly satisfies our souls.  

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