Intersect by Rob Peabody and Cris Rogers

How might God fit into your life and your circumstances? Take inspiration and be challenged by Intersect, an easy-to-use, five-week small group resource that helps spark spiritual conversations. Starting spiritual conversations with those outside of the church is a worthy, yet often difficult and intimidating task. Intersect was designed to help overcome those barriers. It is perfect for sharing with co-workers, friends, neighbors, and family to enter into meaningful conversations.


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Intersect DVD (Awaken Movement, July 2015)

Follow the journey of five individuals as they tell authentic stories of circumstances that have forced them to examine how God might fit into their lives.

This five-week small group resource helps spark spiritual conversations. Starting spiritual conversations with those outside of the church is a worthy, yet often difficult and intimidating task. Intersect was designed to help overcome those barriers. It is an easy-to-use resource, perfect for sharing with co-workers, friends, neighbors, and family to enter into meaningful conversations.

Each film is accompanied by thought-provoking questions designed to encourage participants to examine the world in which they live and the life they are pursuing, always ending with a conversation on how Jesus intersects the current topic. Allow this powerful new film resource to engage those you are in relationship with and then propel them forward in their next step with Jesus.

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Rob Peabody and Cris Rogers

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Rob Peabody is the cofounder and international director of Awaken, a nonprofit that exists to resource the church for action. Awaken creates resources that inspire, educate, and equip local churches to live as Kingdom-bringers in their communities. In 2011, Rob and his wife, Medea, along with their two boys left his position as a lead campus pastor at a megachurch in Texas to pioneer and lead a church seeking to engage unreached 20s and 30s in northeast London. He is the author of “Citizen: Your Role in the Alternative Kingdom.” Cris Rogers is a writer, pastor, speaker, and church visionary. In 2010, he planted a church in the poorest area of London with a dream for it to be an explosion of joy within the tower block estate in which he works.

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Let your story draw others to Christ

New DVD series enables anyone to share their faith with those they love

7/17/2015 || Seattle: Let’s face it: Opening up to the people we love most about the most important issues in life — such as faith — can be tough. Whether it’s embarrassment or misunderstanding, the fear of rejection can keep our lips sealed, thus keeping our unsaved loved ones lost in the dark. This is why Rob Peabody and Cris Rogers created Intersect: Where Your Story and God’s Story Converge (Kregel Publications/July 27, 2015/$15.99), a five-week short film resource designed to help Christians engage their family, friends and neighbors in a meaningful way about their faith. Whether used in a café, a friend’s living room or a more formal church setting, the video series can be tailored to a variety of audiences.

Intersect follows the lives of five people as they examine their struggles and triumphs in light of what God teaches us about life in Scripture. Viewers can relate easily to their stories, which cover issues such as:


The power of story plays an important role in Intersects intended impact. “The beauty of each person’s individual journey is that although they are each completely unique, they can also relate and intersect,” Peabody explains. “When that happens, it may bring validation, hope, assurance, comfort and meaning. In a day and age where truth is debated and experience reigns supreme, our stories speak volumes.”

Avoiding “Christianese,” Intersect is specifically designed to appeal to all people, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. “We’ve created Intersect in such a way that anyone can play the films and facilitate the conversation from the study guide,” Peabody explains. “We see Intersect as a ‘pre-intro to Christianity,’ entertaining ideas about God and what He might have to say about universal issues we all face.”

In the end, both Peabody and Rogers hope Intersect will help Christians understand that even if they don’t feel like they have anything to offer their searching loved ones, they have a story, and God wants to merge with and use their story to reach the lost.

For more information about Intersect and to watch a preview, visit

Advance Praise

“Rob brings clear perspectives on what it means to follow Jesus, take risks and live with a unique identity as a citizen of the everlasting Kingdom.”

~ Chris McFarland, Executive Director, PULSE

About the Producers

Rob Peabody left his position as lead campus pastor of a mega-church in Texas in 2011 and moved with his wife, Medea, and their two sons to the U.K. He is now the co-founder and director of Awaken, a non-profit organization that exists to provide resources and creativity to the church and reach Londoners in their 20s and 30s with the Gospel. This work is commissioned by the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and in partnership with the Church of England.

Peabody also currently serves as a missional consultant for multiple church networks. He appears regularly at the Spring Harvest conferences in Great Britain and will be leading a new upcoming national U.K. conference for young adults called The Pursuit.

In addition, Peabody has written a small-group film series entitled Kingdom Rise (2013), as well as the book Citizen: Your Role in the Alternative Kingdom (2014).

Connect with Rob Peabody at his online home at, like the Awaken Movement on Facebook (awakenmovement) or follow Rob on Twitter (@AwakenRob and @awakenmovement).

Cris Rogers is a writer, pastor, speaker and church visionary. In 2010, Rogers planted a church in the poorest area of London with a dream for it to be an explosion of joy within the tower block estate in which he works.

Follow Cris Rogers on Twitter (@RabbiRogers).

Suggested interview questions

—Tell us about the Intersect DVD series. Who was it created for, and what is the best way for it to be used?

—What are you trying to achieve with Intersect?

—The series features the faith journeys of five Christians. Why did you choose to use individual stories as the centerpiece of the series?

—Why is it so difficult to start conversations with the people we love about the things that really matter in life?

—How will Intersect help viewers talk to those in their lives who don’t believe in the Gospel?

—Why are trials so important to the development of our character?

—Some people view the Bible as being abstract or symbolic. How can a person purposefully move to seeing God’s Word as a practical guide for their everyday life?

—How can unmet expectations derail our spiritual journey?

—What does the rest that God promises look like on a practical level in our lives?

—How do spiritually healthy people respond to life’s disappointments?

—How is our ability to trust God impacted by our experiences with people?

—What is your ultimate hope for those who complete the Intersect DVD series?

—Tell us about the Awaken Movement.

Rob Peabody and Cris Rogers are available for interviews to promote the release of Intersect. To request a review copy or schedule an interview, please contact Audra Jennings,



    Rob Peabody in Intersect gives us features five short videos featuring people who describe actual situations in their lives and relate the impact their view of God had on their reactions and decisions. The goal of the DVD is to take us on a journey that will explore deep themes that we often experience in our lives. The five videos are: One: Expectations, Two: Rest, Three: Disappointment, Four: Trust and Five: Control. In a small group every week the group can see one of the videos and answer questions regarding what was seen. This would work for those in the church and for those outside as well. I recommend this DVD highly and further recommend it as a great gift for friends and family.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on October 8, 2015
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    Intersect is a five-part Bible study intended for small groups. In each drama-driven episode, a question is asked that is meant to be pondered throughout the week. Personally, I felt like it was a little strange. I didn’t connect with it at all and I thought the questions were quite bizarre.

    If you are looking for a solid Bible study with a lot of depth, this is definitely not for you. If you want something that looks cool and modern without much to it, then I would recommend. I guess I’m old school, but I still think that the way to grow people closer to Jesus is through his Word and lots of it. Flashy acting and trendy video style doesn’t win hearts.

    Written by aTransParentMom on October 7, 2015
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    I watched this with a friend of mine who has participated in many Bible Studies whereas I am a novice. What came out of Intersect was more than we both expected and works for any range of experience. We loved the different stories of the faithful and had some great discussions. Using the testimony of individuals made the conversation flow and feel less intrusive than other Bible Study material has seemed to me. I am more inclined to view something like this. A good fit for a wide range of people.

    Written by Worth Getting in Bed For on October 7, 2015
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    I like the way this DVD is presented. After watching each section, discussions can easily be started because each situation is discussed with ease, helping those who have problems talking about their difficult situations. These are things we all have problems with at one time or another, and I highly recommend this study to everyone, because I think everyone can benefit from it!

    Written by Splashes of Joy on October 3, 2015
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    This DVD surpassed all my expectations of what it was going to be. I actually thought it might be a little dry based on what I had read about it, but was I wrong!

    This DVD is meant to spark questions and does it ever! I loved the thoughts that each of the people shared and then what the authors said after these interviews. This DVD definitely sparks those questions that so many of us wonder about. It really made me think about what they were saying and how I could relate to so much of what they were saying.

    Written by Julie – More of Him on September 30, 2015
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    The videos are of real people who live in London and each week has a theme: expectations, rest, disappointment, trust, and control. The videos are short (4-5 mins) so there is plenty of time to watch it and have discussions and questions without losing group interest.

    This DVD was put together nicely and I enjoyed listening to each segment. The stories were relatable and thought provoking. I can’t wait to share this DVD with my friends and possibly hold a study group at my house.

    Written by on September 30, 2015


    Perhaps the best part about this small group resource is its appeal and application to a wide variety of spiritual backgrounds. Fantastic as a safe place to start for a group of never-churched or mad-at-churched, it could also entice very key discussions in a group of native-churched. (Terms are mine lol.) The beauty of its design is the freedom that comes with it.

    Wonderful resource for small groups of any level! From teens to senior citizens to everybody in between, everyone will be able to find a story to relate to in these videos. The core questions addressed in the study guide are so imperative in taking our view of God and applying it to how we view our lives.

    Written by Reading Is My SuperPower on September 30, 2015
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    Perhaps it’s a cultural thing. This may have worked well in neighborhoods of London, but I think that much more could be accomplished by living out your faith before one’s neighbors, letting them see your own “story” play out instead of sharing a stranger’s story through video, and following Peter’s advice to be ready to explain the hope your neighbors see in you.

    Written by The Minister’s Wife on September 30, 2015
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    The part I liked the most on this DVD is where one of the people that was sharing a story used an Ezekiel 37 Scripture about dry bones coming alive; that has been a current theme in my life and I am so glad I ran into that on this DVD also.

    I liked hearing about the Biblical examples in Scripture that were shared. They showed me that God’s stories from Scripture converged with their’s; and Biblical examples like that from thousands of years ago cannot lose their meaning to any generation.

    This is a great resource to help people understand what people that are doubting God is in their circumstances are going through!

    Written by Book Review Travels on September 30, 2015
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    If you look for ways to reach out to unbelievers, check out this creative resource which will offer you an opportunity to engage them and encourage them to think about God and look to the Bible for answers. The DVD is also helpful for believers to examine where they are in their faith journey and how they should respond to difficult challenges in their lives. God uses all kinds of people and works through many unexpected ways. When we give God our broken pieces, He makes a beautiful mosaic that reflects His light and love. That’s where our stories intersect with God’s story!

    Written by Fruitbearers on September 30, 2015
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  • I wouldn’t say that this is an incredibly deep study, but I do think it has a lot of positive food for thought. It might be a good study for teens, or perhaps new Christians just learning about their faith. I rate this dvd study as 4 stars.

    Written by Loving Mommahood on September 29, 2015
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    Intersect, Where Your Story and God’s Story Converge By: Rob Peabody
    Intersect is a great conversation started to watch with family, friends or members of your church. An easy way to get the difficult discussions going when we are going through a difficult time in our lives. There are several discussions covering a variety of topics from abuse to a child that is specials needs. A great resource for a group or a church library.
    4 stars

    Written by cherylbbookblog on September 29, 2015
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    Rob Peabody and Chris Rodgers have put together a DVD curriculum designed to help. While Christians know they ought to share their faith with unbelievers we sometimes have a difficult time speaking in ways that are relevant to them. Why should non-Christians listen to the gospel? What about it is good news for them? Intersect follows the journey of five individuals who came to faith becaue their circumstances forced them to consider where their story and God’s story converged. The stories of each individual illuminates the way Christ meets individuals: Paul had to re-examine his expectations and priorities. Chris dreamed of a successful music career. James went through a heartbreaking divorce. Mike learned to trust God. Lucy looked toward spirituality to help her find fulfillment in life.

    Written by thoughts prayers & songs on September 29, 2015
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    Ever wanted to have a tool to engage your neighbors and friends in deep conversations? Worried about how to start those conversations? Intersect by Rob Peabody and Cris Rogers creates the perfect opening for those very conversations. It’s a great resource for anyone interested in hosting a small group that goes beyond the surface and that opens the door for spiritual discussion.

    Written by Thinking Thoughts on September 29, 2015
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    This is designed to engage with 20- and 30-year olds, but I think it can work with a wider age range than that. I wouldn’t necessarily go a whole lot younger, but high school/college age teens could find it engaging too, and certainly it can work with older adults.

    Written by Footprints in the Butter on September 29, 2015


    I enjoyed this DVD series and the topics that it presented on Control, Trust, Rest, Disappointment and Expectations. I think it is perfect for those looking to engage in spiritual discussions about God on the surface level, but those looking to go deeper or grow in their faith, will have a hard time finding it here. This is intended for an audience that is starting to grow in their faith, ask difficult questions, which is perfect and it hits that target audience.

    Written by Running Through The Storms on September 28, 2015
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    This video was amazing and so very thought-provoking. I was very impressed with how professional the films were and how well put together. I loved the real life stories that were so easy to relate to and the applicable lessons that related to things that many people have gone through and are dealing with. I love how it is a 5 week course, so long enough to get people engaged without being overwhelming. Beautifully put together and wonderfully executed this is a wonderful resource for any churches library. I received a copy of this in exchange for my honest opinion.

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on September 28, 2015


    This DVD is broken down into 5 sessions: expectations, rest, disappointment, trust, and control. The DVD is accompanied with a small study guide of about 19 pages to be used along with the DVD. Each session has someone who shares their experience about the topic being discussed.

    I would have liked to have seen more scripture and a great deal more of how Christ had worked in the interviewers lives. It might work in small group session to get the discussion started. However, this is not and in depth Bible study, nor does it have enough meat to work as a Bible study.

    I was disappointed with this resource. I would like to give it a favorable evaluation…but I struggled with how this might be useful. I would give this one star.

    Written by Four Seasons of Blessings on September 28, 2015
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    This is a good video series that prompts good discussion amongst a group. I did it on my own, so I also feel that it can be a good personal devotional, however I think I would have gotten more out of a small group setting. I like that the videos are relevant and that at the end there is a spiritual pep talk to move forward with our faith walk. I do think that this would be better suited for ages 20-30s, but I think there is something to pull from for every age group.

    Written by Finding My Yellow on September 28, 2015
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    I enjoyed this DVD. It’s intended to foster discussion, and it doesn’t dive deep into scripture; instead, it gets people thinking about their lives and how God might fit in. As the films progress, they become more spiritually oriented. The first film, “Expectations,” talks about how life doesn’t go as we plan, and that’s something that everyone can relate to. By the last film, “Control,” God’s role in our lives is clearly discussed. I think that progression of slowly making the films more spiritually oriented is good—you won’t scare people off with the first film, and by the last, they might be seriously thinking about how God could fit into their lives.

    Written by Christian Chick’s Thoughts on September 27, 2015
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    If you are looking for a non-traditional resource to help you spark spiritual conversations with the people in your life who don’t currently have a relationship with God, than you may be interested in Intersect – Where Your Story And God’s Converge!

    Intersect is a five-week, small group resource that’s designed to generate meaningful conversations with you and your friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members about the things that are important in life.

    I like the concept behind the DVD and thought the cinematography was lovely, but the videos are very short and the material on the video is theologically light. This means it will be perfect for some groups but others may find it unsatisfying.

    Intersect is non-intimidating in scope and good for groups that don’t want to go to deep!

    Written by Create With Joy on September 26, 2015
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    Steve’s review: There were two things that I really enjoyed about this series. First, the relevance. The lessons were drawn from real-life situations, and touched immediately upon issues that everyone could relate to. And while they were immediately relevant, they also reached down to the bedrock of Scripture and grabbed hold of fundamental doctrines which the church probably hasn’t done such a good job with. Those doctrines that are crucial to our understanding of who God is, and how we are supposed to respond. We have a small church, but we’ve taken the studies far beyond the “suggested outline.” For instance, we watched the second lesson on “REST,” two weeks ago. We’ve spent the last two weeks in the Word concerning this doctrine, and we are still exploring. In a word, the….

    Written by Lighthouse Academy on September 24, 2015
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    This is a great resource for small groups. We’ve been doing it with our Wednesday night small group, after prayer time. I found the speaker on the DVD a bit hard to understand, but it may be his British accent that I’m not so used to. Either that or the quality on the church’s DVD player isn’t so good. I’m not sure which it is.

    There are some great thoughts and my preacher/husband along with the men in our group get a really good discussion going from the five or six questions included for each group and so each one session ended up lasting two or three sessions.

    Written by Lighthouse Academy on September 24, 2015
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    Intersect is a powerful and thought-provoking DVD that is designed for small home groups to use as a Bible Study/conversation starter. But it is so much more than that! I found this beautifully made series of short videos speaking to my heart and making me want to dig further into the ideas and information that Rob Peabody and Cris Rogers are giving in each section. Biblically based, but also with a contemporary aspect, this DVD can be used by small group or individuals looking to grow in the Word.

    This entire media package is well done and I highly recommend it to anyone seeking to further their walk with the Lord.

    Written by Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews on September 22, 2015


    Created by the author of Citizen, Your Role in the Alternate Kingdom, Intersect is a DVD resource made by him and Chris Rogers and designed to help do one of the hardest thing in a Christian life, starting up spiritual conversations, particularly in a time and world where Political Correctness and “Don’t talk about your faith” is strongly encouraged.

    Best geared for young adults, Intersect is still relevant enough for adults who may find themselves finding it awkward to strike up conversations or even handle conversations when it comes to sharing the Gospel and/or their faith.
    This makes a really great personal or Sunday School small group video to watch, along with other videos that are out there and it appears that apologetic is something that people are beginning to have an aware

    Written by Sunflower Faith on September 22, 2015
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  • Each short video discusses thought-provoking topics, along with questions to answer. I think this would be great for older teens and twenty-somethings, for small group study, just like the group my oldest son was in back when we still lived in Florida. It might even be great for him now, along with some of his co-workers, or my daughter and her friends. I will probably share it with them.

    The brief study guide that comes with the DVD will prove helpful, for anyone who wants to lead out the small group. If you are a youth leader, you may want to check this out.

    Written by Wendy Ross on September 21, 2015
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    This DVD is a good beginning resource for drawing people together to begin spiritual discussions. And honestly, it isn’t even always just with those outside the church that it is hard to have spiritual discussions with but those inside the church as well. So this could be something that someone who wants to have a small group at their house could study.

    Written by Book Reviews on September 21, 2015
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    I watched this with my whole family including the kids. We didn’t run into anything inappropriate for them. The seasons were quite short in what you watched on the DVD. It is also quite basic, so works well with newer Christians or youth. It gives a look at how we can help people think more about God. It is not very “meaty” or scriptural deep. Mature Christians will probably be a bit bored.

    It comes with a booklet with a few questions to ask your group. I think the leader would do well to maybe prewatch the video session, and come up with some more discussion questions. I fear that the ones provided won’t give enough to make a session go long enough. You could really wrap this whole session up in about half an hour. If you desire it short, its’ perfect. If you want it a bit longer you may need to add to it. It is also only 5 weeks long, so great for using in between longer studies to just break it up a bit.

    Written by A Year of Jubilee Reviews on September 17, 2015


    This is a handy DVD for small study groups to use! I love that each video is fairly short (there are 5 in all) and have thought provoking questions. The subjects that are dealt with are trust, rest, control, expectations, and disappointments. While the DVD is kind of for the UK, it is also applicable in other countries, since the issues dealt in the videos are ones a lot of us can relate to. (I especially got a lot our of the one of the mother trying to balance working with life)
    I think this DVD would make a wonderful addition to any church library or study group! It is laid out well to help get people talking.

    Written by Inklings and Notions on September 17, 2015
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    Ever had the awkward moment of no one talking? Well, with Intersect: where your story and God’s story converge, there will be an awaken moment, because conversations will be started and continued. Everyone has a story, and this film shows us that, and for every participant, it’s a way to share their story. I think with that, it clearly shows us that Intersect works, and is a great way to start conversations on how God interacts in our lives. For believers, as well as non believers, because the films are not too “preachy” per say, but a gentle nudge at the end to examine how we can let God in. It’s a start.

    Written by Just Commonly on September 16, 2015
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    Great small group start off. It’s set up to encourage each participant in the group to examine their lives and how God intersects, as well as encourage group interactions.With each topic, I find that our discussions tend to veer off a bit and go into different areas, which is great, because it did get us going. Since there are just a handful of questions to each topic and they are very thought-provoking questions, the discussions plus the film can last longer than expected.For believers, as well as non believers, because the films are not too “preachy” per say, but a gentle nudge at the end to examine how we can let God in. It’s a start.

    Written by Just Commonly on September 15, 2015


    One’s appreciation for this study will be greatly determined by one’s expectations. So on that score, let me be clear: This is not a study for mature believers. Nor is it an in-depth Bible study. It is geared for non-believers–or, perhaps more specifically, for believers who want to use it as a tool for starting meaningful conversation with non-believers. My guess is that the format would work best for small groups, and for younger people…teenagers and twentysomethings. It is a starting point, a scratching of the surface, and leaders will want to be prepared to go deeper with questions and responses not provided by this very concise study guide.

    Written by Story Matters on September 15, 2015
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    This dvd study is based on 5 different videos on certain subjects, expectations, rest, disappointment, trust and control. Each video is approximately about 5 minutes long. The study is not a heavy bible teaching, it is a very light study about how GOD is in your life everyday and you make the choice to accept him in your life. This is not a study for the group being all believers, it is geared towards the leader being a believer and the others are non-believers.

    I liked the use of normal people telling their stories, however, I was a little disappointed that it didn’t have more bible basis and scripture to lead people on the word of GOD. The video is used as only a tool and not for the teaching, the teaching is expected to come from the questions………

    Written by Deb’s Book Review on September 13, 2015


    I had no trouble seeing how I would love to use this DVD as a small group study or even as conversation starters with people I meet daily. Although this DVD focuses on the UK, it is very applicable to life in the United States. I was hooked on the first story of the father discussing how life has changed from his expectations when his son was diagnosed with autism. I also could easily relate to the mom trying to balance life and work.

    Part of the Awaken movement, this DVD is an excellent resource that will help to equip members of your church to live out their faith. The study is simple You watch the videos, which are actually short stories. There are 5 stories in the DVD. Inside the booklet in the case, there is a study guide for both facilitators and participants.

    Written by When life gets you down…read a book on September 9, 2015
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    I enjoyed the videos, but even combined with the scripture and discussion questions, there is not a whole lot of meat in this study. I think it would be better for an individual to complete rather than involving a group in it. I don’t see a lot of conversations being started from these sessions, honestly. I hate to say that. In the end, I did enjoy the video,I just didn’t feel much of a connection to it, unfortunately.

    Written by The Talbert Report on September 8, 2015
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    Do you belong to a book club? Do you have a weekly ladies night out, college study group or mom’s playdate group? Get some popcorn, sodas and candy and your big screen TV and invite some friends over to watch the short films and have a discussion afterwords. Even if you don’t have a leadership role in a church or any background in teaching- I challenge you the reader of this blog, or even a fellow book blogger to get a copy of this DVD resource and start sharing the gospel message to all you know.

    Written by Patricia @ The Lemon Bee Book & Blog on September 7, 2015


    This DVD would be great for newer Christians, but maybe not so much for more mature Christians. I feel the questions and videos are too brief and don’t have enough depth, but that doesn’t mean it cannot be a good tool for newer Christians.

    Written by Thoughts of a Sojourner on September 7, 2015
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    Do you ever wish that you could have deeper conversations about how God fits into “real life”? Do you sometimes feel that what you’re learning in church is sometimes too hard to apply in real life?

    Life gets hard at times and it’s easy to spit out Christian platitudes without really examining how God fits into our every day living. It’s easy to say that we trust God with our lives, but are we really trusting Him when it comes to our expectations, disappointments, and lack of control?

    These questions hit me right between the eyes as I was watching the Intersect DVD last night. I do love Jesus, but sometimes I live my life like I hardly know him at all. It’s as if God and I are walking along two parallel paths — we’re headed in the same direction, but there’s not much interaction.

    Written by Growing Kids Ministry on September 5, 2015
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    I co-lead a small group before church on Wednesday’s and I requested this book with my groupies in mind (all of which are teens). I watched these videos and really enjoyed all of the topics that were covered as well as the questions that were contained in the study guide. The videos were shorter than I’m used to in a video study, however they worked well as they leave you plenty of time for discussion (the videos are roughly 5 minutes long). The only concern that I had for my group in particular is that the life events aren’t easily relatable to teens.

    Written by Accelerate the Jesus Movement on September 4, 2015
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    We’d planned to use this as part of our Wednesday evening Bible study in a way to encourage the attendees to start having conversations with unsaved people. We found that it wasn’t exactly what it claimed to be. It is geared towards really small groups, like the size that would comfortably fit in your living room and from what we watched, it didn’t seem like it was for the already-saved person to watch. More like it was for the unsaved to watch with the saved. To get them talking together. We were a little disappointed in it because it seemed like it would have been a great resource.

    Written by Clicking Her Heels on September 2, 2015


    I did this study on my own, but I think I would have had a better understanding and gotten a lot more out of it had I participated in a group. I enjoyed the short video clips and answering the questions on each topic. It made me think about how I view my circumstances with each of the topics and whether or not God is trying to teach me something as I struggle with each.
    Using it in a small group would actually open up the conversation for how God works within my own life that I could share with others. I really like this simple and straight-forward method of sharing how God works through various situations. This would be a perfect study for those who have limited time, but want to make a connection to others through shared experiences and struggles.

    Written by Misadventures of the Dynamic Uno on September 1, 2015
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    These five topics are things that anyone can identify with, no matter where you’re at in life. One thing that stood out to me in the video is that when we face hard times, “God isn’t the thing to run from but the thing to run to. His promise isn’t about an easy ride but a safe arrival.” I like how each story wraps up with a gently push toward God and the fact that He’s with us, regardless of what we may face.

    Written by snidbits on September 1, 2015
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    This DVD series can be used as a conversation starter with non believers as well. They need to know that even as Christians we still have a hard life but a hard life grounded in God and His Word will always get us through to the next obstacle. And we can have peace that passes all earthly explanation because it is a peace only found in Him.

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on September 1, 2015
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    The British flavor made me feel disconnected at first, but I quickly became aware that man’s troubles are universal regardless of accent. I appreciated the transparency of the speakers. The videos made me re-think how I treat people and reminded me how to love others into Christ’s kingdom. Overall, this is a valuable resource for individuals and small groups alike. My only criticism after a first viewing is one of the teachers was talking about Job and said that Job lost his wife – which he did not according to Scripture. For me personally, this is not a deal-breaker for using the DVD because I’m a firm believer in testing what my leaders say against the Bible. But I also know that many people don’t do that, and I think such a mistake might undermine confidence in the resource.

    Written by WORD Up! on September 1, 2015
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