Sunday, September 27, 2015

When Your Story Converges

Intersect DVD (Awaken Movement, July 2015)
Follow the journey of five individuals as they tell authentic stories of circumstances that have forced them to examine how God might fit into their lives.
This five-week small group resource helps spark spiritual conversations. Starting spiritual conversations with those outside of the church is a worthy, yet often difficult and intimidating task. Intersect was designed to help overcome those barriers. It is an easy-to-use resource, perfect for sharing with co-workers, friends, neighbors, and family to enter into meaningful conversations.
Each film is accompanied by thought-provoking questions designed to encourage participants to examine the world in which they live and the life they are pursuing, always ending with a conversation on how Jesus intersects the current topic. Allow this powerful new film resource to engage those you are in relationship with and then propel them forward in their next step with Jesus.

My Review:
Starting spiritual conversations can be difficult in this day and age as often people find themselves not wanting to offend others or say the "wrong" thing. However, 'Intersect" begins to start spiritual conversations with our co-workers, doctors, neighbors, dentists, people you meet in the coffee shop or wherever you find yourself talking to people. This DVD series had five short lessons that could be used for a small group. The segments were not very long, but get people engaging in topics on Control, disappointment, rest, expectations and Trust.  I saw five stories of different people and how each person dealt individually dealt with one of these particular topics. This DVD series was  is just starting or asking the questions about faith. If you're looking for a DVD series on something deeper, this isn't the DVD for your group. However, if you're group is beginning out and just starting to ask questions about faith, how can we trust God? How does my story relate to his? This is a perfect small series to do with a group of people. 
Thank you to Kregal Publications for allowing me to review this product. Thank you to Litfuse for providing me this DVD series for review. 

Rob Peabody is the cofounder and international director of Awaken, a nonprofit that exists to resource the church for action. Awaken creates resources that inspire, educate, and equip local churches to live as Kingdom-bringers in their communities. In 2011, Rob and his wife, Medea, along with their two boys left his position as a lead campus pastor at a megachurch in Texas to pioneer and lead a church seeking to engage unreached 20s and 30s in northeast London. He is the author of "Citizen: Your Role in the Alternative Kingdom." Cris Rogers is a writer, pastor, speaker, and church visionary. In 2010, he planted a church in the poorest area of London with a dream for it to be an explosion of joy within the tower block estate in which he works.

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