Nooma

Jesus lived with the awareness that God is doing something, right here, right now, and anybody can be a part of it. He encouraged his listeners to search, to question, to wrestle with the implications of what he was saying and doing. He inspired, challenged, provoked, comforted, and invited people to be open to God’s work in this world. Wherever he went, whatever he did, Jesus started discussions about what matters most, because for Jesus, God is always inviting us to open our eyes and join in. NOOMA is a series of short films that explore our world from a perspective of Jesus.  NOOMA is an invitation to search, question, and join the discussion.

GroupLife has several of the Nooma DVD's in the library available to loan to small groups.  Each video runs about 15 minutes.  There is a leader guide contained with each DVD.  This link will take you to their site where you can see what videos are in the series.

These videos are what we call "stand alone" curriculum, which is to say that you don't need to use them all.  In fact, perhaps just one or two of them would help your group take a break between two longer studies that you are using.

What follows is an example of one of the videos ("Rain") in the Nooma series.

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/38922439[/vimeo]