Following the example of the 'Society Rooms' of the late 1600's and the Clapham Circle of the early 1800's, Q Society Rooms are designed to gather small groups of leaders to dialogue, learn, and work together to explore how to express the Christian faith in a post-Christian culture. A Participant's Book, Leader's DVD and Guide, and a group project complete the Q Society experience, which will challenge every participant's innermost beliefs and pre-conceived ideas about life, faith, the world, and cultural responsibility.
In Being Countercultural: Our Posture in a Changing Society, host Gabe Lyons and DVD presenters Andy Crouch and Mike Foster explore how Christians need to live in contrast to the ways of the world. In this Q Society Room experience, each individual and the group as a whole are challenged to return to a biblical way of life. In a harsh, sinful world, you can live counter-culturally by practicing discernment, showing grace, and valuing responsibility.
Lyons and Norton Herbst then help individuals and the group as a whole explore---through short articles by noted authors, transcripts from Q Talks (included in the Leader's DVD and Guide), five meetings to discuss important topics related to the overall theme, and thought-provoking questions---a biblical perspective on living a countercultural life in an out-of-control world.
Meetings are divided among video, group reading, and group activity or project. Being Countercultural: Our Posture in a Changing Society group meetings include:
One: Being Countercultural
Two: Stripping Away the Veneer
Three: Power, Privilege, and Risk
Four: People of the Second Chance
Five: Culture Shaping Project and Debrief
Format: Other Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2011 ISBN: 0310892082
Q Studies are a new, yet historical way to explore issues of faith and culture in the context of an action-oriented, group-learning environment. Based off the Society Room movement of the late 1600's in England-small gatherings of leaders would convene, dialogue, learn and work together to renew their culture. Q Studies are based on this rich history and designed to challenge participant's innermost beliefs and preconceived ideas about life, faith, the world and their cultural responsibility. These five-session DVD studies will guide your group to examine your beliefs, change your paradigm, and take action.Pack containing one softcover guide and one DVD.
Gabe Lyons is the author of The Next Christians: The Good News About the End of Christian America and the founder of Q---a learning community that mobilizes Christians to advance the common good in society. Additionally, he is the coauthor of UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity and Why It Matters, a bestselling book based on original research that revealed the pervasiveness of pop culture's negative perceptions of Christians. Prior to launching Q (www.Qideas.org), Gabe co-founded Catalyst, a national gathering of young leaders. His work represents the perspectives of a new generation of Christians and has been featured by CNN, The New York Times, and USA Today. Gabe, his wife, Rebekah, and their three children reside in Manhattan, New York
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