2024 Luminaries Awards: Vote For Your Favorite Curriculum


Welcome to the first annual Luminaries Curriculum Awards presented by SGN!

Each year thousands and thousands of people are transformed through small group discussions stemming from curriculum. Arguably more common and more transformative than book clubs, small groups engage with some powerful and incredible writers through studies and curriculum.

The Small Group Network is proud to present our first annual Luminaries awards for curriculum. This inaugural year will feature some special categories and voting to allow us to look not only at 2023 but previous years as well. Going forward we will be focusing on the preceding year only with the exception of occasional lifetime achievements.

While we are very excited about this first year, we have also come to realize how rich this vein is and how many amazing authors and studies there are yet to be discovered. The Small Group Network will be covering as many curriculums as we can but we will need your help discover new and amazing studies!

For this year, please take the time to vote for your favorites and join us online for the awards presentation June 5th.


Favorite Overall
– Praying like Monks, Living Like Fools – Tyler Staton
– Rooted – Rooted Network
– The Awe of God – John Bevere

Favorite New Curriculum
– Mom Struggles: A Mom’s Guide to Hope through the Challenges of Motherhood – Gather Moms
– Practicing The Way – John Mark Comer
– Hero Worship – Troy Kennedy

Curriculum that you would like to share with the network
– Hero Worship: A 12 Week Journey to Become More Like Jesus – Troy Kennedy
– Done with Stuck: A Roadmap to Becoming Whole – Tommy Carreras
– Addressing Aging According To God’s Truth – Charonda Woods-Boone

Favorite Book of the Bible Curriculum
– Francis Chan series
– Lifechange series
– Luke by Lisa Harper

Favorite topical curriculum
– Discipleship – Practicing the Way – John Mark Comer
– Praying Like Monks, Living Like Fools (Prayer)
– Unoffendable (Brant Hansen) Evangelism/witnessing

Favorite Video Based Curriculum
– The Naked Marriage by Dave and Ashley Willis
– Emotionally Healthy Relationships, Pete & Geri Scazzero
– Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table : Louie Giglio

Favorite non-video based curriculum
– Bible Recap: Tara Leigh Cobble
– Into the Word, Anne Graham Lotz
– 30 Days With Jesus – Lysa TerKeurst, Joel Muddamalle

Best curriculum publisher
– Harper Christian Resources
– Lifeway

Best Digital Curriculum Platform
– StudyGateway
– XO Now

Best curriculum creator or author
– Francis Chan
– Mark Batterson
– Peter Scazzero


  • James Browning

    James Browning is the Pastor of Small Group Network Development and a staff member at Saddleback Church. He has over a decade of experience in marketing and digital evangelism.

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