Faking It (GIG)

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An invitation to be real

We are all prone to “faking” something – pretending we’re happy when we’re not, pretending we know more than we do; we fake emotions and we fake behaviors. Especially when we’re literally wearing masks all day.

But God calls us to be real with him and with other people. “Faking It” is a 4-week GIG (God-Investigation Group) series to help you start the year inspired by a vision for authentic community, empowered to be real with non-Christian friends, and an opportunity for all to respond to Jesus in new faith.

What's inside?

Each week includes compelling illustrations, background information on the passages, guided discussion questions, and Scripture study pages.

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This series is based on “The Fake Campaign” an interactive display that has been used on hundreds of campuses to spark spiritual conversations.


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This resource has been tested and approved by InterVarsity’s National Strategy & Innovation team for campus ministry. Explore more resources by visiting the Accelerated Small Group Bible Study Collection.


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Rev. Doug Schaupp serves as the National Director of Evangelism for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA.

A writer and teacher, he focuses on the alignment of the gospel and racial reconciliation, postmodern evangelism, and leadership development. He and his wife have served in both Korean-American, and African-American church contexts. He is based in Los Angeles and graduated from Fuller Seminary. He is a coauthor of Being WhiteI Once Was Lost, and Breaking the Huddle. Breaking the Huddle is Outreach Magazine's "outreach resource of the year" (2018).

He is a father of three, and has coached all of their soccer teams. Doug's personal goal is to play ultimate-frisbee 3 times a week. Find Doug on Twitter @dougschaupp