Took some time this week to review a new DVD-driven men’s study featuring NFL quarterback Colt McCoy and Matt Carter, founding pastor of The Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas. McCoy, the starting quarterback for the University of Texas Longhorns from 2006 to 2009, met Carter while attending church.
A six session study, Real Win tackles an important topic for men. In a culture that is all about the pursuit of success, “this Bible study challenges men to aim for the real win–to strive for the kind of success that comes from trusting God and serving Him.”
Anchored by the six DVD sessions, we follow Colt, Matt, and others as they hunt and fish for game and use their hunting experiences as illustrations to talk about the primary themes of each session. I’m no hunter, but I have to say these sessions were very engaging.
The in-session activities and discussion questions were definitely developed with men in mind. I really like the way the questions will pull guys into the kinds of conversations where life-change actually happens. A memory verse, a short reading assignment and a set of personal learning activities follow each session.
For those who are ready to invest more deeply in the work, the Leader Kit also includes a copy of the Real Win book. “Packed with inspiration and practical guidance,” the book isn’t essential but will definitely enhance the experience of group members.
If you’re looking for a study that men will be drawn to…I think this is one you’re going to want to take a look at. A DVD that features hunting, fishing, a conversation with one of the winningest quarterbacks in NCAA history. Real Win has a lot of the right stuff. I really liked it and I think your men will too.