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“Take the Flag will keep you on the right track toward Jesus no matter here you are in the race of life. As a NASCAR chaplain, I see the flags wave over the passing race cars on the track every week. Rob connects this theme with biblical teaching in a way that has challenged me in my walk with the Lord. This series will encourage you to keep following Jesus, full speed ahead, all the way to the finish line.”

—Nick Terry, Chaplain, Motor Racing Outreach

About the Series

How long are the sessions in each of the series?

We created the age-level  guides for 45-minute sessions and included additional material for midweek groups that meet for 60-90 minutes. You can tailor the content to fit your setting. The video sessions for this study are as follows:

  • Session 1:  “The Green Flag” — 10:17
  • Session 2:  “The Yellow Flag” — 15:03
  • Session 3:  “The Blue Flag” — 10:52
  • Session 4:  “The Red Flag” — 10:43
  • Session 5:  “The Black Flag” — 14:33
  • Session 6:  “The White Flag” — 12:14
  • Session 7:  “The Checkered Flag” — 12:15

We’ve never offered small groups before. Is there more help online?

Everything you need is included in the Age-level group guides! For youth and adult leaders, we suggest you read the articles “Starting and Facilitating small groups.” If you’re still a little nervous, sign up for the online eCourse as a group through Upper Room eLearning. If you haven’t taken an eCourse we make it easy for you and your group to learn together!

What do you have for children?

You’ll notice on the CONTENT FOR LEADERS tab a drop-down for Age-level guides. On that page you’ll find the Children’s Group Guide, download the pdf for your children’s facilitators, it contains additional content for planning their sessions.

OK, so what about youth?

Glad you asked! The Youth Group Guide is also on the Age-level guides drop-down, along with the Adult Group Guide. You’ll also find two helpful articles on Starting and Facilitating small groups from our friends at devozine!

How do we prepare facilitators to lead this study?

Everything you need is included in the Age-level group guides posted under the CONTENT FOR LEADERS tab on this website. We suggest you spend some time going through the guide with your facilitators before your groups begin.

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“Rob Fuquay’s inspiring book Take the Flag is a creative, innovative challenge to us to respond productively to God’s basic signals in the race of life. Like the apostle Paul before him, Rob is familiar with the racing world and its crucial, lifesaving flag signals to its drivers–and sees in them (and in the sport of racing, like Paul) fascinating lessons for living life meaningfully in a world that often moves at breakneck speed.”

—James W. Moore, retired United Methodist pastor

Bestselling author of over 40 books, including Yes, Lord, I Have Sinned, but I Have Several Excellent Excuses

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...a bold, imaginative way to imagine God's signals through the fast-paced world of auto racing.

This series will help you navigate the bumps and turns, ride out the delays and pit stops, and ultimately take the checkered flag of a victorious life!

Rob Fuquay

Rob Fuquay graduated from Candler School of Theology at Emory University with a master of divinity.

Rob is senior pastor of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, Indiana. He has served various congregations with his gifts of strong preaching, leadership development, and visioning. Rob and his wife, Susan, have three daughters.

He is a Duke basketball fan and a huge fan of the Cincinnati Reds! Follow Rob on Facebook and Twitter.