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Not a Fan Small Group Discipleship Study for Teens adapts the original message of Not a Fan to youth in a relevant way. Teens will have the opportunity to hear challenging teachings from Kyle Idleman, and watch testimonies from other teens on what it looks like to be a completely committed follower. Included in the DVD case is a concise paperback Leader's Guide.
On the Data Resources DVD, you will find lesson outlines, comprehensive leader guides, art files, logos, and photos ofthe author. The video DVD includes four teaching episodes presented by Kyle Idleman and three testimonies. Session titles include:
- Define the Relationship
- Knowledge vs. Intimacy
- Your One and Only
- What's in it for Me?
Vendor: City on a Hill
The LeastAge: 25-34Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Good but not ExcellentMay 22, 2014The LeastAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2Overall I found this study to be somewhat disappointing. I had read the book and was really excited to bring the same message and experience for my students. Upon receiving the DVD series I was excited to have the four teachings by Idleman, as well as three testimonials. In addition the resources were very good as well.
However, as I started to watch the videos I was a little disappointed. Idleman shared a lot of the same content he had in his book which I thought was really good. But, with only 4 videos that were only about 20 minutes in length each, I was a little disappointed by the rush he had to do to get through the material. What he said was spot on, I'd just like a little more for my money.
The testimonials were very powerful. But, as a previous individual commented the content was a little much for the age groups I have. Of the three videos I was only comfortable showing one with my group without having parent approval. There was nothing "bad" about the videos, they were just over the heads of my students.
One of the testimonies, Merrick, shared about his battle and eventual failure with sexual temptation. Though I greatly appreciate his candor and have a similar story I wasn't comfortable with showing that to my middle school students.
The next video testimony, Sarah, shared about her struggle with homosexuality, cutting, suicide, depression, and other similar challenges. Again, the video wasn't "bad"...it was really great and would be a wonderful video to show to my high school students or perhaps to some students who I know are struggling with this. But, again, the content and explanation was a little more graphic than I would want to share with my students.
Both of the above testimonies were excellent and it was great to see how God has worked in their lives, pulling them out of their struggles in life and showing them his redemptive care and forgiveness. However, for my young group who live in rural America and does not have the same kind of struggles I found it didn't meet my needs at the present time. I will hold on to them and they could be of great value and use in the future.
When I saw the people commenting, here and on other sites, that the testimonies were a little intense I immediately thought, "oh, what softies who aren't willing to expose their students to real life." But I have since confessed for being judgmental and I would encourage you to know your group and consider if this is worth the investment.
I would encourage this for high school and college. If I had a middle school students who were challenged with sexual immorality I would be more inclined to use it. I don't, though, and those videos were not fitting for my group. Kyle's teaching was good for me but I thought my students were a little bored with them. The leader's guide was okay, but I found that relying on that to complete the lesson didn't work very well. Know your group before making this purchase!
sandyGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5AwesomeApril 13, 2013sandyGender: femaleHeart/life changing- I am anxious to get the study-
Bro BrandonBarlow, KYAge: 18-24Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Convicting and compelling.April 9, 2013Bro BrandonBarlow, KYAge: 18-24Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I read the original book "Not A Fan" some time ago. I was doing some searching online and stumbled upon "Not A Fan" Teen Edition. I suggest using this Small-Group Discipleship Teen Edition product to any Youth Minister who really wants to teach their students what it truly means to follow Jesus. Great product and great resources.
ChristiandadMilaca, MNAge: 35-44Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Great study, butJanuary 22, 2013ChristiandadMilaca, MNAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Ok, maybe it was the way I presented the material to my small group or maybe it was a combination of the material and the way I presented it but this is an intense study and it can really challenge youth. I would recommend that unless you have a mature group of teens to stay away from the testimonials. Kyle's presentation is pretty light but the testimonials can be quite intense and are, in my opinion, meant for teens over 15. They get into issues of sex, drugs, abuse, etc. that might be too much for younger teens. I love the idea of challenging our youth to really look at their relationship with Christ and ask if they are a fan or a follower but remember that if you push too hard you could cause children to run away from Christ rather then to Him
ALKFPortage, INAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This study is worth the money and time.December 7, 2012ALKFPortage, INAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This Bible study is making a difference in the lives of the teens in our youth group. We have teens that are understanding the price Jesus paid for us. Through the discussion, teens are finding that they want to be followers of Jesus and not just fans.
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Q: Does this DVD have subtitles or captions I am deaf and would like to purchase this product but would like to know if its accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing such as does it include subtitles and captions
No, this DVD does not have subtitles or closed-captioning.
Q: Does this DVD use excerpts from the original one only geared for teens? I am trying to see if this teen dvd will cover some of the material that the original dvd shows only more condensed for time sake? I would like to use this material for a small group setting in a Christian School but we have limited time frames to work the original DVD format into our time slots. Can you enlighten me about the Teen DVD set? Thanks for your help! Sheila
No, the DVD segments are newly filmed with Kyle Idleman speaking to teens from various locations around a public school.
Q: How long is each of the four DVD segments?
The segment times are:
Define the Relationship - 9:40
Knowledge VS. Intimacy - 10:18
Your One & Only - 10:35
What's in It for Me? - 9:47
Q: Is this a complete study? Does this come with the original video?Does this piggyback the adult study?Do you participants need to have the book?
Yes, this is a complete study geared for teens that has new video content filmed specifically for teens. The participant's guide is recommended.
Q: Type and length of study Could you tell us if this is a DVD study or not? Also how many weeks?
Yes, this is a 4 session DVD study.
Q: what are the contents of the teen group study does it include the leader guide and a study guide as well as the dvd series and leader cd
This study Includes 2 DVDs with four teaching sessions and three testimonies, a comprehensive leader's guide, a discussion guide for all seven videos, four teaching outlines, and a data disc with printable art files and electronic versions of the guide.