“Basic Questions” Curriculum Overview

What is it?

“Basic Questions” is a six-week message series and discussion curriculum for entire churches, area-wide campaigns, small groups, Christian schools, and campus ministries.  It includes message/sermon manuscripts, an Adult Discussion Guide, a Youth Discussion Guide (high school & college), a number of videos, and many other resources. A new MOBILE APP now provides convenient access to the Discussion Guides and more.

Who is it for?

The Room For Doubt Series is for those who want to discuss some of the big questions about the Christian faith in an open and honest environment.  It’s for those who have questions and doubts about Christianity and for those who want to help others who have questions and doubts.

Why Use It?

The Series encourages reflection and candid conversations on some of the most important questions of the Christian faith.

  1. Is Doubt Always Bad?
  2. Does God Really Exist?
  3. Isn’t the Bible Full of Myths and Mistakes?
  4. Why Do Christians Say that Jesus is God’s Son?
  5. Why Does God Allow Tragedy and Suffering?
  6. Is It Intolerant to Say that Jesus is the Only Way?

As part of the Series, Room For Doubt recommends that a special Q&A event be scheduled that promotes widespread community involvement. If desired, R4D can provide or recommend individuals who can help with such an event.

Adult & Youth Discussion Guides

Why Should My Church, My Ministry, or My Small Group Consider It?

We live in a “post-Christian” culture. This partly means that more people live without much, if any, awareness of basic Christian ideas, and they are more prone to be skeptical of them. And those raised in the church increasingly question their Christian heritage. One recent Barna study indicates that about 65% of “churched” youth will not remain active in church in their twenties. In addition, more and more people do not affiliate with any religion. (See stats below.)  

Download Samples

Want to take a peek?  Download Message #1 and the Adult and Youth Discussion Guides for Session #1.  When purchased, all six of the Messages are provided in editable format.  The Discussion Guides are provided as PDF’s and can also be accessed with a license key in our Room For Doubt app for iOS and Android devices. (Be sure to download and use our app even if you don’t use our curriculum.)
Sample Youth GuideSample Adult GuideSample Message #1
Basic Questions: Youth Discussion Guide
Basic Questions: Adult Discussion Guide
Basic Questions: Message 1

Preview of Small Group Training Video

Millennial "NONES" (2018-2019)

of millennials in America.
Pew Research Center, 2018-2019

American "NONES" (2018-2019)

people, all ages, in America.
Pew Research Center, 2018-2019

The fastest growing people group in America, the "NONES," who don't identify with any religious group.

More Stats

Churched Doubters & “Dropouts”

David Kinnaman, You Lost Me (2011) and Faith for Exiles (2019).
Kara Powell and Steven Argue at the Fuller Youth Institute.

Had Significant Doubts about Faith

Become Disengaged from Church in Their 20's

Say They Can't Ask Pressing Questions at Church

Get the 6 Week Curriculum for your church, ministry, or small group.

Create an atmosphere that invites questions.

The R4D Series creates an atmosphere that invites questions–even doubts–about the Christian faith.  It offers experiences where you can be honest and open, without intimidation. It provides opportunities for finding some answers for why you (and others) should consider, or reconsider, the basic claims of the Christian faith.