Every once in a while, a study comes along that just seems a perfect fit for the needs and interests of the culture. Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World, based on Craig Groeschel’s newest book, is one of those studies. With built elements of a church-wide campaign, this is a study that many churches will want to take a look at.
An engaging look at five of the most damaging issues in our culture, this is a very practical study. Definitely on the easy end of the easy/hard continuum, this will be an easy invite for neighbors, friends, co-workers, and family members. The five topics are:
- Lethal Language: Experiencing the Power of Life-Giving Words
- Scare Pollution: Unlocking the Chokehold of Fear
- Radioactive Relationships: Loving Unhealthy People without Getting Sick
- Septic Thoughts: Overcoming Our False Beliefs
- Germ Warfare: Cleansing Our Lives of Cultural Toxins
DVD-Driven, the five sessions are anchored by Groeschel’s creative and very practical teaching. Each of the sessions are just the right length. Averaging 11 to 12 minutes a session, the teaching will hold participant’s attention very well. In addition, the creative use of a variety of locations and camera angles help keep group members engaged.
The participant guide provides a great discussion guide as well as personal activities to be completed during the week. Although it will engage even the casual participant, group members that work their way through the personal activities will find the assessments and between session work very rewarding.
Looking for an opportunity to fully engage? Each study refers to a chapter assignment from Groeschel’s book (to be released on May 1, 2012).
Interested in the possibility of a church-wide campaign? Preaching resources, downloads and samples will soon be available at http://www.souldetoxcampaign.com/.
Always on the lookout for studies that will make sense at the edges of the crowd, Soul Detox is a slam dunk. Continuing in the same pattern that WEiRD developed, for people who are recognizing that normal is no longer working, this will be a no brainer. I really like the feel of this study and I bet you will too!