Stir Spiritual Curiosity
What is Start to Stir?
Sharing the gospel can feel impossible. It doesn't have to.
If you or your church feel stuck because the people around you show little interest in God or faith and you are not sure how to shift your mission efforts from social interactions to spiritual engagement, you have come to the right space.
"The people I know are not asking questions about Christianity."
Would a new starting point help you?
We believe every human being is a spiritual being.
Although our current culture seems numb to matters of faith, deep below the surface, every individual possesses thoughts, emotions and longings that demonstrate the presence of a soul and a desire to connect with God.
We can stimulate curiosity by stirring these up.
Start to Stir provides resources and training designed to address the relevancy barrier to the gospel.
We will help you find a new starting point and learn to stir souls.
The Stir Course
A four-part series of sessions you can use to invite and engage those who seem indifferent to faith
Start learning why & how to stir
Beginners guide one
Why is it so difficult to share faith?
In our ministry to youth outside the church, we grew tired of answering questions nobody was asking. We felt like giving up. Why was everyone so indifferent to God?
As we searched for clues, we finally understood why we felt so stuck and found that we were not alone.
Beginners guide two
Should we try a new starting point?
As we reached out into our schools and community, we felt that unless we found a different way to present the gospel, we could not keep going.
We finally learned the questions people today are asking and the way they decide what answers ring true.
Beginners guide three
How Do We Stir Curiosity?
We wondered if we could stimulate spiritual interest by helping our teenagers experience their soul in action. We experimented by stirring up several emotions and longings, called attention to them as spiritual and highlighted the desire to connect with Someone greater.
It sparked curiosity and we were soon starting by stirring.
Beginners guide four
WHEN WILL WE TALK ABOUT JESUS?
Simply helping people to become aware of their true spiritual nature was not enough. It was only a starting point. We had to learn how to use this awareness to introduce them to God, help them encounter Jesus and then invite them to make a faith commitment.
Could this new approach actually work?