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The Christian Atheist

Series Overview

Christian. Why does that word put a bad taste in some people’s mouths? Maybe it’s because too many Christians don’t know how to follow Christ. Religion is one thing—but a relationship is something else entirely. Discover the difference in #christianatheist.

Talk It Over

You’re a LifeGroup leader, but that doesn’t mean you’re on your own to start conversations and lead meaningful discussions. We write the Talk It Over guide based on each week’s message and post it at  life.church/talkitover! Each week, you can pick and choose the perfect questions for your group right from your mobile device.

The Book

Craig has worked with his publishers to be able to sell his book Christian Atheist at a discounted rate of $5. The books will be for sale at most campuses, and they’re a perfect way to invite people to LifeGroup. If you want to take your LifeGroup deeper into the book, check out this 12-week discussion guide.

Your LifeGroup

Every person in your group will be able to identify with these messages, but that doesn’t mean they’ll open up about it. Use this series as an opportunity to lead with your own vulnerability. In what ways do you believe in God, but live like He doesn’t exist? Start your first group discussion by opening up about your own struggle, and ask the group to help you identify a specific goal that will strengthen your faith. You’ll be amazed by how your vulnerability will help others to speak openly.

Be Social

Did you know that people are more likely to trust social media posts from their peers than they are posts from organizations? Personalize this series on social media with your own thoughts, moments, invites, and photos using #christianatheist. As usual, keep sharing your classic LifeGroup moments with #mylifegroup. We know what you’re thinking, “What if I want to post about our LifeGroup discussing Christian Atheist?” Double hashtag it. It’s not a sin!

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Series promos, message excerpts, and more are available at the LifeChurch.tv YouTube Channel.

Series Outline

Christian Atheist comes from what Craig calls his favorite book he’s written. We’ll hear from Craig about four ways we believe in God but live like He doesn’t exist.

Week 1: I Believe in God but Don’t Know Him

Week 2: I Believe in God but Don’t Fear Him

Week 3: I Believe in God but Don’t Want to Go Overboard

Week 4: I Believe in God but Don’t Fully Trust Him