History & Development
Room For Doubt began in late 2013 as a grant-funded project at Lincoln Christian University. Its first initiative was a a six-week message series and discussion curriculum for churches and other ministries. The first edition of the curriculum was written by Mark Mittelberg and Garry Poole. Lee Strobel contributed a couple of the messages and served as a consultant. In 2015, a pilot version of the curriculum was tested in about 30 churches, and in 2016, it was revised and officially released.
In early 2019, significant revisions to the content and layout of this curriculum–now called “Basic Questions”–were made under the direction of Dr. Richard Knopp, Program Director for R4D. The program also converted to an entirely new website and created its amazing mobile app. The website and mobile app are now used to distribute the curriculum in digital form. The website offers access to special Leader Content through the use of a license key, and the mobile app gives curriculum participants access to the Adult and Youth Discussion Guides on their mobile devices with a license key. The mobile app provides many articles and videos that can be easily searched and shared with others. It also allows users to submit their own questions.
In late 2019, R4D received an additional grant to continue its efforts and expand its impact. It hired Dr. Zach Breitenbach as the Associate Director and Hannah Brimner as the Administrative Assistant and Technical Specialist.
In 2020, R4D is busy writing and releasing more curriculum options and developing a greater online video presence on Vimeo, YouTube, and in live webinars.