I had the opportunity to take a look at an interesting new church-wide campaign this weekend. New from Outreach, GodQuest: Discovering the God Your Heart Is Searching For is a 6 week study that just might be something you need to check out.
The GodQuest church kit is a very robust resource. In addition to the DVD-driven study for groups and individuals, you’ll also find a church leader resource DVD with sermon outlines and power-point templates, along with illustration and promotion media. An available teen edition allows the same content to be explored in an age-appropriate way by junior and senior high school students.
Featuring Sean McDowell as host, GodQuest takes the participant on a journey through six important concepts with apologetic themes:
- What you believe determines where you go in life.
- What you believe about creation determines how you view yourself and life.
- What you believe about the Bible determines how you live your life.
- What you believe about God’s goodness defines your relationship with Him.
- What you believe about Jesus’ identity determines your path in life.
- The path you follow in your spiritual journey determines your destination.
The DVD segments are an engaging mix of McDowell as tour guide with special guest segments by Lee Stobel, Josh McDowell, Dr. Craig Hazen, Barbara Wise, Miles McPherson, Dave Dravecky, Dr. Mark Strauss, and Greg Koukl. At an average length of 13 1/2 to 17 minutes, the video is pitched just right. Long enough to include some great insights. Short enough to keep group members engaged.
The guidebook (participant guide) is fairly substantial. At just under 150 pages, it includes the session materials as well as six weeks of daily travel logs that take on the flavor of a journal with a twist of guided study.
Making it easy to promote the church-wide campaign, you’ll also find sample inreach and outreach tools (direct mail postcards, door hangers, mailers, posters and banners.
With their wealth of knowledge about campaigns, you’ll also appreciate the included campaign planning guide. Whether this is your first church-wide campaign, or you’re a seasoned veteran, you’ll find information here that will help your campaign reach and include more people.
As you’re planning upcoming ministry seasons, GodQuest is a church-wide campaign that belongs on your radar. The current special price of $49.95 (as of 10/17/11) begs you to take a look for yourself!