3 women pray together during a triad

What In The World Is A Triad?

Triads are groups of three (sometimes more) people of the same gender who meet regularly together. They study Scripture and discipleship materials to grow in their knowledge & character, while forming relationships and bonds that help each person grow in their walk with the Lord.


Although there are many materials available, not all of them have the perspective of being grace-based, spirit-empowered, and outward-focused. Below we have listed some recommended materials that we know by experience should be helpful.

General Resources

The Gospel For Real Life – Jerry Bridges

The Gospel provides for our eternal salvation, but how does it benefit us day to day? In this book, find out how the Gospel sets you free from sin’s defeat and transforms you daily into Christ’s likeness. Click Here To Get A Copy

Knowing God – J. I. Packer

A lifelong pursuit of knowing God’s character and nature should be every Christian’s desire. In this Christian classic, each chapter focuses on a different, major theological topic. The book will broaden and change the way you see God and give a deeper perspective on the theological truths of our faith. Click Here to Get A Copy

Grace Plus Nothing – Jeff Harkin

Join the ever-increasing army of Christians learning to relate to God on the biblical basis of grace alone. In this book you will find out how the grace of God imparts godly character to you and in you, day after day. On the other hand, you will also find out how and why legalism imparts only ungodliness. Grace Plus Nothing is in a devotional format and is filled with Scripture and practical examples. All while leading to the conclusion that godly character comes about through grace alone.  Click here to get a copy

For Truth’s Sake: Restoring a Passion for Truth to the People of God – Neil Silverberg

Passion for God must include a passion for truth as well! For Truth’s Sake is a passionate plea for a restoration of biblical authority in the church today. This book balances theology that fuels a passion for truth with practical guidelines for the maintenance of spiritual passion in our lives. Click here to get a copy

Praying the Bible – Donald S. Whitney

All Christians know they should pray, but sometimes it’s hard to know how. Especially when the minutes drag on and our minds start to wander. This book offers readers hope and encouragement, along with the practical advice they are looking for. Professor Donald Whitney outlines a simple, time-tested method that can help transform our prayer lives: praying the words of the Bible. Praying the Bible shows readers how to pray through portions of Scripture one line at a time, helping us stay focused by allowing God’s Word itself to direct our thoughts and words. Click here to get a copy

Justification and Regeneration – Charles Leiter

Justification and regeneration are two great miracles that lie at the very heart of the gospel, yet even among genuine Christians, they are surrounded by confusion and ignorance. This book outlines the nature and characteristics of both, so  that God may be glorified and so that His children may be brought to more fully know the liberty that is theirs in Christ. Click here to get a copy

Ordering Your Private World – Gordon McDonald

We tend to believe that the busy, publicly active people in ministry are the most spiritual, but what about looking at it from the other side, at our private, spiritual lives? This book has helped many Christians organize and maintain healthy mental and spiritual worlds, helping us run our race to the finish. Click here to get a copy

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands – Paul David Tripp

If you followed the Lord for a thousand years, you would still need the ministry of the body of Christ as much as you did the day you first believed. This need will remain until our sanctification is complete in Heaven. This book is a comprehensive treatment of how God uses imperfect people as tools of change in the lives of others.  Through these pages, you will come to understand that God wants to use even you to help others.— Click here to get a copy

Beginners Guide to Spiritual Gifts – Sam Storms

Your gifts reveal God’s presence and power. In this book, discover the purpose of spiritual gifts in the church and learn how to identify your special mix of gifting so that you can use your gifts for His glory! Click here to get a copy

Resources For Women

Because He Loves Me: How Christ Transforms Our Daily Life – Elyse M. Fitzpatrick

God’s love has the power to change lives. Christians, then, should exhibit the greatest transformation of all because, when rightly understood and cherished, God’s love makes them increasingly more like the One who has lavished his love on them. Biblical counselor Elyse M. Fitzpatrick asks one simple question: “In your pursuit of godliness, have you left Jesus behind?” We need to be rescued from our “identity amnesia” and pointed to our true identity as God’s beloved children—adopted by the Father, united with the Son, and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Click here to get a copy

Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out and Lonely – Lysa Terkeurst

The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he blinds us to the beauty of Christ’s powerful love. Lysa helps readers:

  • Release the desire to fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process their hurt.
  • Overcome the two core fears that feed our insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging.
  • Know exactly what to pray for the next ten days to steady their soul and restore their confidence.

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Grace for the Good Girl – Emily P. Freeman

Many of us believe that we are saved by grace–but for too many, that’s the last time grace defines our life. Instead of clinging to grace, we strive for good and believe that the Christian life means hard work and a sweet disposition. In Grace for the Good Girl, Emily P. Freeman invites women to let go of the try-hard life and realize that in Christ, we are free to receive from him rather than constantly try to achieve for him. Click Here To Get A Copy

Let Me Be A Woman – Elisabeth Elliot

“In order to learn what it means to be a woman, we must start with the One who made her.” Working from Scripture, well-known speaker and author Elisabeth Elliot shares her observations and experiences in several essays on what it means to be a Christian woman, whether single, married, or widowed. Click here to get a copy

Resources For Men

The Measure of a Man: Twenty Attributes of a Godly Man – Gene A. Getz

True masculinity is not measured by the strength of a man but by these twenty biblical guidelines drawn from the Apostle Paul’s letters to his young protégés, Timothy and Titus. Inspiring, encouraging, and practical, this book shows men how to reach God’s standards as fathers, husbands, and mentors to other men. Click here to get a copy

The Measure of a Young Man: Become the Man God Wants You To Be – Gene A. Getz, Kenton Getz

This book is similar to “The Measure of a Man” but is applied to teenagers. Click here to get a copy