Review: Intersect DVD series & study guide

Posted September 30, 2015 by meezcarrie in nonfiction / 2 Comments

intersectFollow 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.

Right about now you’re probably thinking two things.  1) This doesn’t seem like fiction and 2) This doesn’t seem like a book. You would be correct on both counts!  But when I heard about this small group resource and was given the opportunity to review it, I knew I wanted to do so. Why? Because it uses story to start conversations about God with people who aren’t going to set foot in a church.  After all, isn’t that exactly what Jesus did?

plumI really liked the videos – relevant stories from real people that anyone can relate to. Maybe you haven’t experienced exactly what these 5 individuals have, but I bet you’ve gone through something similar.  Or you will.  Or you know someone who has. Another great thing? The videos are short! Just a few minutes in length but boy do they contain some powerful stories and some important questions.

Which brings me to my next point – the study guide.  This is a small booklet that provides a handful of questions for each video, questions designed to be springboards into possibly deep discussion.  Intersect seems to focus on our core beliefs about God … and how they affect our view of life.  Questions like “If God is good, what could you gain from handing over your expectations in life to him?” and “If you knew that God was for you, how would you respond to disappointments?

Perhaps the best part about this small group resource is its appeal and application to a wide variety of spiritual backgrounds. Fantastic as a safe place to start for a group of never-churched or mad-at-churched, it could also entice very key discussions in a group of native-churched. (Terms are mine lol.)  The beauty of its design is the freedom that comes with it.

Bottom Line: Wonderful resource for small groups of any level! From teens to senior citizens to everybody in between, everyone will be able to find a story to relate to in these videos.  The core questions addressed in the study guide are so imperative in taking our view of God and applying it to how we view our lives.


(I received a copy of the DVD and study guide from Litfuse in exchange for only my honest review.)

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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.

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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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