Messy Grace Series


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Very few issues in Christianity are as divisive as the acceptance of the LGBT community in the church. Many Christians lean toward one of two extremes: sacrificing truth for the sake of grace, or sacrificing grace for the sake of truth. Jesus was able to love all people and yet still hold onto his beliefs. So can you. Even when it’s messy.

The Messy Grace Series combines biblical teaching from Caleb Kaltenbach, a pastor with gay parents, with stirring testimonies from an author with a transgender sister, a college student who lived a double life, a former lesbian hip-hop artist – now married to a man, and a celibate pastor who’s same-sex attracted. This four-episode series will inspire and empower Christ-followers to completely love their LGBT neighbors (and any other neighbor) while remaining committed to Scripture.

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The Series features episodic, story-driven videos integrated with biblical teaching. Series are ideal for entertainment, edification, and conversation.


This daily guide helps you apply lessons learned in the Series through personal devotions, thoughtful questions and bible verses for reflection. Use the Journal for personal study in conjunction with the Series.



This kit contains everything you need to host a group (minus the snacks). Includes: one Series, one Leader’s Guide, one Journal, and various bonus items that vary per title.

Extra Leader’s Guides
Some groups prefer for each participant to have their own leader’s guide. The Leader's Guide is designed to facilitate meaningful discussion by providing carefully crafted questions and guidance to compliment the Series. It is easy to follow and includes helpful tips on how to lead a small group.
Extra Journals
If you want the best experience for your small group, we recommend that each person in the group also uses the journal. One is included for you in the kit, but additional copies can be purchased a la cart.



The Pastor’s Kit includes everything needed to plan a sermon series: a special video message for pastors, video guide for implementing a church-wide program, sermon transcripts with notes, video clips to accompany sermons, sermon bumpers (short video clip to introduce each week’s sermon), and digital art files to use in creation of bulletins and other promo materials.

Order in Bulk
Order Leader’s Guides, Journals, and Series in bulk to get the best rates. Each Small Group will need one Leader’s Guide, one Series, and a Journal for each participant.



Movies are available for select titles. These feature films are perfect for at-home entertainment or church and outreach events. Movie License Event Kits are required for group showings and come with additional materials for promotion.



Many of our studies are also books. While the book and study complement each other and cover the same themes, they are not designed to be used simultaneously. The Journal and Leader’s Guide products are designed for the purpose of a guided study.


For select titles you will find t-shirts, wristbands, artwork or other accessories may be available. We prefer to only create items that we feel will enhance the experience of that study (for example, the not a fan t-shirt has led to many conversations about Jesus and even stories of conversion).


  • Teaching by Caleb Kaltenbach
  • 4-video episodes on DVD
    • Episode 1: Love (24 minutes)
      • The Apostle Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 13, “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.” While Christians are called to speak the truth, we are called to so in love. How can Christians faithfully balance the tension between love and truth?
    • Episode 2: Truth (26 minutes)
      • “What is truth?” This was Pilate’s dismissive rebuttal to Jesus’ claim, “Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” Christians are called to speak the truth with confidence, forthrightness, and a refusal to compromise.
    • Episode 3: Grace (27 minutes)
      • “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God,” says the Apostle Paul in Romans 3. We are all born as sinners, and our lives are shaped not only by our own sin but by the sins of others. Life is messy. We’re messy. But, so is grace. As Paul goes on to say: “But, the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” And, that grace is offered to everyone.
    • Episode 4: Identity (25 minutes)
      • The Spirit of the Age tells us to find our identity in all kinds of temporal things: our jobs, our relationships, our sexuality. But, the Spirit of God encourages us to find our identity in Christ, to set our hearts and minds on things above. That’s where true freedom lies.

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