They Like Jesus but Not the Church is a six-session, video-based study by Dan Kimball that explores six of the most common objections and misunderstandings emerging generations have about the church and Christianity. The objections come from conversations and interviews the church has had with unchurched twenty and thirty-somethings at coffee houses. Each chapter raises the objection using a conversational approach, provides the biblical answers to that objection, gives examples of how churches are addressing the issue, and concludes with follow-through suggestions, discussion questions, and resource listings.
In Session 1, “The Danger of the Christian Bubble,” you will discover the four phases of being a Christian and what it means to be in a Christian bubble.
In Session 2, “Is the Church Negative, Judgmental, and Political?” you will discuss ways Christians judge others without knowing them and learn how you can view people through Jesus’ eyes.
In Session 3, “Does the Church Restrict and Oppress Women?” you will discover how Jesus valued women and possible ways your church could be missing the integration of women into ministry.
In Session 4, “Is the Church Homophobic?” you will discover a healthy, biblical response to pro-gay theological arguments and how you can reach out to gay people without affirming their lifestyle.
In Session 5, “Do Christians Arrogantly Think All Other Religions Are Wrong?” you will learn the importance of knowing what you believe and why and discover how you can respond to the arguments that all religions lead to God.
In Session 6, “Are Christians Fundamentalists Who Take the Whole Bible Literally?” you will discuss tough topics the church avoids and learn the importance of being able to articulate what you believe.
An extended introduction to this series for your small group or congregation.