Creative pathways ideas for FAQ

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  • Of course, you can watch a question video and think about the questions on your own, maybe using a journal or video blog.

  • Or you can use the videos with your small group. Watch a video and have a chat using the questions…Eat together first or during!

Or…

  • Try a “flipped classroom” approach.  Ask everyone to watch the video in their own time at home (or in the car waiting for soccer practice to finish!) Then come together just for discussion. That could be a weeknight, a breakfast or lunch or maybe straight after church.

  • Use the transcripts to focus attention. For instance, while watching the video, people can use the transcript handout to…

    • Highlight new ideas 

    • Circle “aha” moments 

    • Underline ideas you’ve heard before 

    • * Put an asterisk next to ideas that puzzle you. 

This allows you to meet at a venue that does not require a screen! Consider meeting at the pub, in a coffee shop or simply streamline your time by getting straight into the questions.  

  • Save the question menu to your browser ‘favourites/bookmarks’ and every time you have a spare 10 minutes, choose one video to watch. This way you could get through a question while waiting for soccer practice to finish, if you wake up early, or when everyone else goes to bed early! 

 

Here are some ideas especially for clergy. 

  • Curate your own discussion series. By choosing appropriate questions for particular situations you could encourage conversation with new community members, or for preparing for special events. 

  • Or you could use the 27 Questions handout to have your group vote on the, say, top 10 questions they’d like to discuss. That guarantees ownership and participation in your course!

For example: A family preparing for Baptism could look at the list of questions and choose a few questions they've wondered about in the past, or that relate to raising their child in an Anglican Christian community. Or you might select a few for the parents to consider in their own time before they meet with you. For instance:  

1.5 What’s appealing to you about the Christian story? 

2.3 What does it mean to be created in the image of God? 

3.1 Is there a reason for me? What is the purpose of my life? 

4.1 Is evil real? 

5.1 What is grace in terms of the Christian story? 

6.6 What hope does the Christian faith offer about what comes next? 

 

A Lenten study could use one video and the accompanying discussion questions per week. 

It might look like: 

Week One – 1.1 Why is religion a thing? 

Week Two - 1.5 What’s appealing to you about the Christian story? 

Week Three - 6.3 Why do people have to die? 

Week Four - 4.1 Is evil real? 

Week Five - 5.1 What is grace in terms of the Christian story? 

Week Six - 6.6 What hope does the Christian faith offer about what comes next? 

 

Or Confirmation preparation 

1.1 Why is religion a thing? 

2.3 What does it mean to be created in the image of God? 

3.3 How do I decide what to do with my life?


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