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Animate: Faith

Imaginatively explore central topics of Christianity

Why choose Animate: Faith?

  • Focus on building conversation

    Use videos—which blend live action with animations—to introduce a question, provide a thought-provoking perspective, and beckon discussions.

  • Reflect on faith learnings and prayer

    Use Faith Journals to discuss, sketch, doodle, create, and share, creating a keepsake for adults to keep and look back on after the sessions.

  • Listen to contemporary voices

    Gain perspectives on God, religion, Jesus, salvation, the cross, the Bible, and the church from seven Christian thought leaders.

  • Use the content for your context

    Find that your group likes to dig deep on a particular topic? Stay with it for as long as you need. Animate: Faith allows you to make it meaningful and customize for your needs.

  • Make it easy for leaders

    Allow leaders to guide conversations, giving them the tools they need to engage groups, let them explore and even participate in discussions.

How it works

In each Animate: Faith session, the group will watch a video featuring a leading voice from the Christian faith, spend time on personal reflection and journaling, and share ideas with the group. The order of each session is up to you and what works best for your group. Session resources are available as a complete curriculum or a la carte.

Course contents

Each Animate course explores a key topic in seven sessions. Download a summary of course contents.

God: Faith Is a Quest
Brian McLaren
Religion: Spirituality Is Not Enough
Lillian Daniel
Jesus: The Revolution of Love
Mark Scandrette
Salvation: Abundant Life Now
Shane Hipps
Cross: Where God Is
Nadia Bolz-Weber
Bible: A Book Like No Other
Lauren Winner
Church: An Imperfect Family
Bruce Reyes-Chow
“Animate is a lovely resource that is a great discussion starter. It is wonderful to see where the Spirit leads the conversation.”
Jack Cormack , Hillcrest Presbyterian Church

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