Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I use Options Together™? Options Together can be used in a number of ways, giving you flexibility for your particular situation. You may wish to use this curriculum in a variety of environments, some ideas below.

  • 7-week Sunday School/Christian Education Class
  • Quarter or Semester Class
  • Bible Study Group
  • Missions Training
  • Urban Ministry Training
  • Pastoral and Staff Development
  • Personal study

What if I don’t know much about poverty in America, can I still lead Options Together? Yes! Options Together is designed so that anyone, no matter the level of expertise, can facilitate a small group, a large group, or a personal study. Everything you need is in the Facilitator’s Guide and DVD.

What if I have never lead a small or large group discussion? No problem. Options Together is designed so that you or anyone, no matter your experience or lack of it, can facilitate a small or large group or personal study. Everything you need is in Facilitator’s Guide and DVD.

Is Options Together appropriate for high-school and/or middle-school students? Yes, we have worked hard to make this content approachable for everyone. Module 4 does contain sensitive topics around race and sexual abuse. Leaders are advised to preview this lesson prior to showing it to sensitive audiences. There are no graphic images, but the content may be difficult for those who have experienced racism or sexual abuse. As leader, you could preview the video prior to showing it to your group and pray about how to handle the topic with your students.

Where do I get the Facilitator’s Guide and DVD? You can purchase the Options Together Facilitator’s Guide and DVD from the Options Together store .

Where do I get Group Guides? You can download the Group Guides for Options Together for free on the Resource page of this website and print them yourself. If you prefer, you can purchase pre-printed Group Guides from the Options Together store.

Are Group Guides free? Yes, you can download and print of as many Group Guides as you need at no cost.  If you prefer to purchase pre-printed Group Guides you can purchase them from the Options Together store.

Can I lead a group without the Facilitator’s Guide and DVD? It is not recommended that you lead a group without the Facilitator’s Guide and DVD. The content is built around both these critical resources.