Run a Stir Course
The Stir Course Overview
The Stir Course is a set of interactive sessions designed to use in your outreach context.
It helps people to discover their soul through experience...
...then introduces them to God and the person of Jesus before offering an invitation to make a faith commitment.
How the Stir Course Works
Each session can run from 20-60 minutes and uses experiences, video clips and reflection to stir up the many spiritual emotions, questions and longings that lie dormant, under the surface of most people's lives.
The leader learns to call attention to these longings and interprets them as springing from the soul.
As participants uncover their true spiritual nature it provides the motivation to explore faith further.
ONE COURSE, MANY USES
Examples of how to use the Stir Course:
Church and Youth Outreaches
Schools and Campuses
It’s more than a curriculum.
When you purchase a Stir Course you join our team of Stirrers. We will help you get your first Stir group started and support you throughout the course to experience success in stirring souls.
Discover Your Soul
Stir Pack 1
Stir Pack One consists of six experiences that help participants discover the presence of their soul by bubbling up emotions, questions and longings that reveal our true spiritual nature. These include our sense of justice, wondering if we have a purpose and our longing to know we are not alone.
Connect to God
Stir Pack 2
Stir Pack Two introduces several people from the past and present who demonstrate how their connection with God leads to full life. Participants will develop a desire to connect with God, who fulfils our every longing.
Stir Pack 3
Stir Pack Three introduces Jesus, who was fully one with God. By diving directly into the gospel accounts, participants will be drawn to the person of Jesus and his relationship with God. They will see that wherever Jesus went, true life followed.
Live Full Life
Stir Pack 4
Stir Pack Four addresses the reality of our sin, our separation from God, Jesus’ sacrificial death and resurrection and our inability to re-establish the connection with God on our own. Participants will be invited to follow Jesus as their Leader and Forgiver.
The Complete Stir Course
All the packs in the course
Get the best value by ordering the whole course.
“I found the Stir Pack extremely useful material which goes right back to the basics of spirituality and which assumes no knowledge of faith or Christianity. “
"I love the way that a relationship with Jesus is presented as something to experience and not just learn about.”
Westover Beacon Project, Kent
"It’s great for the youth leader who doesn’t have a lot of time, but still wants to run a youth group, because it does a lot of the planning for you."
The Gate, Reading
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?