Introducing God: meeting the God who loves us
Introducing God combines the theology of Two Ways to Live with the Sociology of the relational course.
The brand new edition of this Aussie-developed evangelistic course makes it an even more effective way of 'introducing' unchurched people to God. Presented by Dominic Steele, this course consists of an introductory session then a 7-session course. There's also an optional 'Weekend Escape' and 'Sexuality Appendix'.
Introducing God is ideal for running in smaller home contexts or in larger groups (typically over a meal). It can also be used peer-to-peer (or one-to-one).
Past experience has been that many groups have wanted to keep meeting together after the course (and that some who haven’t entered into relationship with God at the end of the course do so months later in what have become follow up Bible study groups).
About the author: Dominic Steele began a relationship with God while working as a radio journalist. He is senior pastor of Village Church Annandale, in Sydney, and heads up the Sydney-based Christians in the Media network.
All the participants in the course receive a handbook that gives them the Bible text and talk outline for each session. Available now
All the video presentations are contained on the two Course DVDs. Available now
It is important that the Christians involved in the Course know how to respond and help the non-Christians. Watching the Training DVD is vital preparation for this role. Available now
If you're the person in charge of the course, the Leader's Guide provides all the help you'll need. Available now
10 ways to use Introducing God
Here's a quick list of some of the most popular ways people have used Introducing God...1. Home Course
Home Courses are the most popular kind of course. In a small group people feel much more able to disagree with the speaker (and say what the really think) when the speaker is further away (e.g. watching on DVD). Make sure your church has a course starting each term.2. Large Course
As a main plank of your churches evangelistic strategy for the year. The church hosts course using Dominic's talks or with a local evangelist in a great venue such as a restaurant, golf club or function centre.3. Peer to Peer
Watch Introducing God with a family member or friend and then talk over the content afterwards. This works really well because you are not putting yourself up as their teacher—but just engaging in relaxed discussion about input you have watched from a third party.4. Remote Viewing then discussion
Arrange with a family member or friend to watch or listen to the talks separately and then meet to discuss the questions raised afterwards.5. In Scripture or RE Classes
A Senior High Scripture teacher can watch the Introducing God with a class and then host a discussion.6. For a Beach Mission Adult Program
Summer Mission teams can use Introducing God as the basis for their Adult, Young Adult and Senior High Evangelistic Program (either live talks or Video).7. As a church newcomers syllabus
For the newcomers group that is meeting as part of a larger women's, men's or youth group Bible Study program .8. In the workplace at lunchtime
Using the video version as the basis for a workplace Bible Study group’s evangelistic program (the great advantage is that no one from the company is drawing the line sharply—the speaker on video is slightly detached).9. In Universities, Schools, Hospitals or Prisons
A Christian group at University, School, Hospital or Prison could run Introducing God as it’s main evangelistic outreach for the year – either at lunchtime or at night.10. As a marriage or baptism curriculum
For a church to have as a basic requirement that all couples wishing to be married do as a basic requirement before marriage.