Following the example of the “Society Rooms” of the late 1600’s and the Clapham Circle of the early 1800’s, Q Society Rooms are designed to gather small groups of leaders to dialogue, learn, and work together to explore how to express the Christian faith in a post-Christian culture. A Participant’s Book, Leader’s DVD and Guide, and a group project complete the Q Society experience, which will challenge every participant’s innermost beliefs and pre-conceived ideas about life, faith, the world, and cultural responsibility
In Being Countercultural: Our Posture in a Changing Society, host Gabe Lyons and DVD presenters Andy Crouch and Mike Foster explore how Christians need to live in contrast to the ways of the world. In this Q Society Room experience, each individual and the group as a whole are challenged to return to a biblical way of life. In a harsh, sinful world, you can live counter-culturally by practicing discernment, showing grace, and valuing responsibility.
Lyons and Norton Herbst then help individuals and the group as a whole explore---through short articles by noted authors, transcripts from Q Talks (included in the Leader’s DVD and Guide), five meetings to discuss important topics related to the overall theme, and thought-provoking questions---a biblical perspective on living a countercultural life in an out-of-control world. Meetings are divided among video, group reading, and group activity or project.
Being Countercultural: Our Posture in a Changing Society group meetings include:
Group Meeting One – Video: Gabe Lyons | Being Countercultural
Group Meeting Two – Essay: Jason Locy and Tim Willard | Veneer
Group Meeting Three – Video: Andy Crouch | Power, Privilege and Risk
Group Meeting Four – Video: Mike Foster | People of a Second Chance
Group Meeting Five – Group Project and Discussion