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Not a Fan Small Group Discipleship Study for Adults

March 24th, 2013

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If Jesus were to sit down with you right now and have a DTR (Define the Relationship) conversation, how would you respond? Are you truly his follower or just a fan—or perhaps someone who doesn’t even care about the difference? Not a Fan invites you to make Jesus not merely the object of your admiration, but the very center of your life. This small group discipleship pack contains one softcover follower’s journal, one softcover leader’s guide, and a two-disc DVD in Amaray case.
Product Description
If Jesus were to sit down with you right now and have a DTR (Define the Relationship) conversation, how would you respond? Are you truly his follower or just a fan—or perhaps someone who doesn’t even care about the difference? Not a Fan invites you to make Jesus not merely the object of your admiration, but the very center of your life. This small group discipleship pack contains one softcover follower’s journal, one softcover leader’s guide, and a two-disc DVD in Amaray case.

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5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Study – Every Christian Needs to See October 16, 2011
By C. Long
Format:DVD|Amazon Verified PurchaseOne of the best Christian t.v./movie type things I’ve ever seen! The spiritual value in this product is too high for me to even try and quantify. “Baby” Christians as well as mature ones will find value here. This can literally be a “life changing” product – and I don’t say that lightly at all. An EXCELLENT study either for church groups or individuals.

There are 6 episodes that are each 30 minutes long (give or take). The 6 episodes weave together a very interesting story that will draw you in immediately, and when you reach the end of 1 episode you will find yourself WANTING to see the next one to find out more.

Although the cost of this is expensive (at least $50 at this writing) and after ordering I wondered if I would regret it, I found it worth every penny and actually much more! However, from a practical perspective, it really bothers me that the creators would price it so high, as that fact alone, by necessity, will GREATLY limit the amount of ministry potential that this excellent product has. I don’t know if the creators/Kyle Idleman realize that or not, but they need to. This is a series that all Christians should watch. But at such high prices, many that otherwise might, won’t due to the price – which is a real shame given the vital importance of the message which it was developed to bring.

Note: There is a Not a Fan “movie”, which is much less expensive – I have watched it also and while it is OK (it is missing approximately half the footage), I do not believe it is nearly as effective as the study.

Although this is billed as a “small groups study” that was developed for churches – and I believe it would be excellent when used that way – it can just as easily be viewed independently at home (that’s what I did). In fact, it might even be more effective that way. Personally, I watched one a day and after watching each one, I mentally went through the included guide & exercise book, both of which ask some good questions and had some worthwhile exercises that I found truly helpful to help reinforce what I watched. In general they were an excellent companion to the DVD. With that said, I do have one warning: Personally I believe a few of the “crazier” exercises that are suggested in the companion book are not only not wise to do, but can open doors to the enemy that shouldn’t be opened. The exercises that say things like “this may seem awkward to do, but do it anyway”, I believe you should be very careful with doing them – please make sure you are very sensitive to the Lord on those things – our words and actions matter a lot (far more than we often realize) and although the intended goal of those exercises is good, some of them I believe can actually, albeit in ignorance, possibly open doors to the enemy. For instance, one of the wilder exercises suggests creating an altar to things you might be enslaved such as alcohol and trying to worship at that altar. The goal of the exercise is noble – it is to have you realize how silly it is to actually worship something like alcohol. But I personally believe such actions are unwise, even in such a context.

All in all, this is an EXCELLENT show/study with a message that couldn’t be more timely for the Church right now. Highly recommended!

Chris Long
Laugh & Lift ministries