InQuest has successfully transitioned to south Florida.  Our office is ready to serve you again.  ApParent Privilege books are available to order on our store.  As a reminder, we no looger offer curriculum in printed format.  The curriculum that we currently have available is found on our store and is in PDF downloadable format.  We will continue converting some of our curriculum that was once available in printed format to a PDF format.

Our shipping policy has changed.  We will no longer be able to accomodate same day shipping.  Please plan ahead and allow 2-3 business days for processing time in addition to the 3-5 business days shipping time for UPS Ground and USPS Priority delivery.   Please feel free to email us at info@inquest.org or call us at 1-800-776-1893 if you have any questions. Thank you for your prayers and patience during our transition. We look forward to continue serving you in the days ahead.

Our office is now closed for our transition and move until August 2012.

You can still order our PDF curriculum online during our transition (except for the ApParent Privilege Parent Class).  Remember when ordering our PDF curriculum, you are purchasing the number of copies you plan to print and use (if you are sending leader guides electronically you must purchase a copy for each leader that will be using it even if they do not print it).  Please use the confirmation page as your paid receipt.  You will not receive an email from InQuest with your paid invoice attached.

A credit card is required to place an order and you MUST DOWNLOAD IMMEDIATELY from your confirmation page.  You will need Adobe Reader–it’s free to download to open the PDF files (http://get.adobe.com/reader/).  Our office will not be open to assist you.  If for some reason you did not download your purchased curriculum or you have technical difficulties, you can place another order for just one copy and try to download it again.  This additional order will not be refunded.  We will be happy to help you when we re-open in August.

www.inquest.org

 

 

Our new mailing address will be:

InQuest Ministries, Inc.

PO Box 212101

Royal Palm Beach, FL 33421

 

You will still be able to reach us at 1-800-776-1893 when we re-open.

 

Many blessings for your faithful support of our ministry and your work to reach students for Christ!  Have a wonderful spring and summer!  We will be praying for you!!

Last chance to purchase any of our printed Devotionals, Discipleship Resources,
& Sunday School Curriculum for 50% Off.*   

Sale Ends TOMORROW– Tuesday, MARCH 6th!! 

Don’t wait another minute Order Now!   

 

 See a complete list of the items on sale in post below.

 

*Offer does not apply to any PDF Curriculum, reThink, or ApParent Privilege. Please be aware of our no return policy. Offer good while supplies last.

Discipleship Resources (Printed material–50% Off)

EIKON STUDENT  (Leader and Student available in PDF)

HYPER-NIKAO LEADER  (Student available in PDF only)

STAO STUDENT  (Leader available in PDF only)

BECOMING AN EAGLE LEADER  (Leader and Student available in PDF)

BEGINNINGS STUDENT DEVOTIONAL*

CHISELED IN STONE LEADER*

HAPPILY EVER AFTER LEADER*

HELP! I’M A MINISTER’S WIFE *

HIDDEN TREASURE LEADER*
HIDDEN TREASURE STUDENT*

JESUS 101 LEADER*
JESUS 101 STUDENT *

LIFEQUEST LEADER*
LIFEQUEST STUDENT *

SALT & LIGHT LEADER*

SPIRITUAL GIFT INVENTORY *

THE WALK LEADER*
THE WALK STUDENT *

VITAL LINK LEADER*

WAR WITHIN LEADER*
WAR WITHIN STUDENT *

*These items will be discontinued when the items are sold out.  No PDF will be available for these items.

 

Sunday School Curriculum
(Printed material–50% Off—Leader Guides are $3.00 and Student Guides are $1.25)

SS-A LOOK AT CREATION LEADER   (Student available in PDF only)

SS-BENEATH THE SURFACE LEADER  (Student available in PDF only)

SS-BEYOND BELIEF LEADER  (Student available in PDF only)

SS-CASE FOR FREEDOM LEADER
SS-CASE FOR FREEDOM STUDENT

SS-CHRISTIAN WORLD VIEW LEADER  (Student available on CD)

SS-COMMON UNITY LEADER
SS-COMMON UNITY STUDENT

SS-ENCOUNTERS LEADER  (Student available in PDF only)

SS-IT’S ALL GOOD LEADER
SS-IT’S ALL GOOD STUDENT

SS-LIVE LOUD LEADER  (Student available in PDF only)

SS-NO ORDINARY JOE LEADER
SS-NO ORDINARY JOE STUDENT

SS-PARABLES LEADER  (Student available in PDF only)

SS-PROVERBS LEADER  (Student available in PDF only)

SS-REDEEMING THE TIME LEADER
SS-REDEEMING THE TIME STUDENT

SS-THE DIRTY DOZEN LEADER
SS-THE DIRTY DOZEN STUDENT

SS-THE FIRST EPIC – GENESIS LEADER
SS-THE FIRST EPIC – GENESIS STUDENT

SS-THE GREAT CONNECTION LEADER
SS-THE GREAT CONNECTION STUDENT

SS-THEY CALL HIM JESUS LEADER
SS-THEY CALL HIM JESUS STUDENT

SS-UNDISPUTED LEADER  (Student available in PDF only)

At our customers’ request, we are happy to introduce our e-book version of reThink.

Now you can have quick access to current research, piles of facts, and helpful lists of Bible passages from reThink wherever you go. With this complete PDF copy, you can read reThink on your smart phone, laptop, e-reader, or iPad. And it’s only $9.99!

About reThink: Is student ministry accomplishing what we think it is? Roughly two-thirds of students leave the church after graduation. Baptisms are down, and student pastors are walking away from ministry at startling rates. It’s time to rethink student ministry. This book pairs the most up-to-date research available with an overview of a biblical framework for ministry. It will arm you with facts, Scripture, and real ideas that will help you find new ways to invite parents back into the equation and help you escape the busy, bigger-and-better, number-driven model of student ministry.

ORDER YOUR E-BOOK COPY OF RETHINK NOW.

Order by credit card today, and you will have immediate access on your order confirmation page to download the e-book in a PDF format. You will not have access to this download after you close the confirmation page, so be sure to download immediately. The license agreement for this download is for one household use. Please order more than one copy if you plan to share this resource with others.

When you are using a ministry’s resources and recommending them to your friends, it helps to know the heartbeat of that ministry.

After coming to Christ through a teammate on his college wrestling team, the Lord began a work in Steve Wright to focus on two things that would last for eternity: the Word of God and the souls of men. So twenty-five years ago, Steve began serving in youth ministry as a college student. Although he wasn’t sure ministry would be his full-time occupation, he ran hard doing mission work and serving as a part-time youth pastor in his hometown of Gainesville, GA. In 1990, Steve surrendered to full-time ministry and began faithfully serving the local church.

After a few years in ministry and after being mentored himself by a senior pastor, Steve began seeking out a few guys starting in ministry he could encourage. The Lord brought seven young youth pastors into his life, and he began pouring into them. He talked to them often by phone, gave them a reading list of books that had been instrumental in shaping his ministry, and provided a weekend where they could sit around a table to ask questions and discuss life in ministry, at no cost to them.

Steve and his wife Tina didn’t set out to start a ministry, but it evolved out of the mentorship to these guys. Steve had written a curriculum entitled Becoming an Eagle for his youth group at the church in Birmingham, AL where he was serving. A few of the guys asked if they could use the same material for their groups, and out of this request, InQuest Ministries began. What was once a nursery in their home became a small office for this awesome responsibility the Lord had given them. Fortunately, Tina was a business major so she was able to coordinate the business side of the ministry while being a mom to three small children.

The following summer the guys asked Steve to help them put together a youth camp, and for the next ten years, InQuest Ministries provided QuestCamp for many churches across the Southeast. After much prayer and consideration, the InQuest board of directors decided that after the summer of 2007 they would close the chapter on camps and direct the ministry’s focus back to curriculum.

In the last fifteen years, a team of dedicated staff members have helped with the ministry, developing more discipleship resources and launching a Sunday School curriculum line. Steve has felt called to stay a part of the local church, so he guides the ministry at a distance and depends on the staff to carry out a mission the Lord called him to: namely, to encourage and provide resources for student pastors as they serve on the frontlines.

Because of the rising costs of printing and the downturn of our nation’s economy, InQuest began to look for ways to be good stewards of the ministry’s resources in 2007. As InQuest cut its expenses, the ministry remained dedicated to providing gospel-centered resources but at a fraction of the cost of printed material to help ease tight budgets. For years, customers suggested that InQuest provide curriculum in an electronic format, and after much research and consideration, the ministry found a way to make this happen.  InQuest now offers many of its resources in PDF format.

With the publication of Steve’s books: reThink and ApParent Privilege, the ministry has made an exciting shift–focusing on equipping youth pastors to encourage and educate parents in their role of discipling their children. The ministry is equipping pastors by providing resources through books, curriculum and special events. As evidence of the desire to hear this message, Steve has been invited to speak about this topic across the nation at youth pastor conferences, parent conferences, and youth events. Church leaders and parents are realizing the impact that they can make in the lives of the next generation if they will connect the church and home.

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For more information, you can read the Core Values and Doctrinal Statement for InQuest Ministries under the About Us section.

Becoming an Eagle was the first curriculum produced by InQuest in 1997. As a youth pastor and the author of this curriculum, Steve Wright felt the need to teach teenagers the importance of leadership.  Fifteen years later, this need has only grown more urgent.

For quite a few years, many student ministries have adopted a defensive mindset: trying to keep kids off drugs, out of the back seat, and away from alcohol. But this is no longer enough. Our leadership strategy must be more aggressive than “just say no.” Becoming an Eagle was developed to help student ministries grow soaring eagles instead of bobbing pigeons whose only goal in life is to escape the oncoming traffic.

We have revised and converted Becoming an Eagle to PDF format for its re-release. It is available NOW for direct download if you pay by credit card on our online store.

 

The older I get, the more I realize that it is the simple things most people find the hardest to practice well.  With this in mind I want to give you some very simple and practical things to consider as you are planning for your Disciple Now. You might be amazed at how a little eternal perspective can totally change how you plan and, more importantly, what the Lord might do as a result of seeking Him first.

  1. Begin with Prayer. This is so easily forgotten but is so vitally indispensible. Consider the viewpoint of famous preacher C.H. Spurgeon who said, “…[the] power of prayer can never be overrated. They who cannot serve God by preaching need not regret. If a man can but pray he can do anything. He who knows how to overcome with God in prayer has Heaven and earth at his disposal.” There is no obstacle that can stand in the way of the Lord working in and through you and your students and families when you start your D-Now on your knees.
  2. Begin with the Word. So many times I have heard about student pastors who spend more time thinking about a D-Now concept than they do in searching the scriptures. Nothing pains me more than to see God’s Word cut and pasted to fit some “awesome” D-Now theme. Start with the Word and let that drive what you do. You may not be able to stick with one text for all your sessions, but you can at least be expositional in how you handle your passages. This fidelity to God’s Word will reap benefits long after the weekend is over.
  3. Begin with the Community. How often do we look to the brothers and sisters in Christ with whom we serve to help guide the ministry effort? The gospel is our message, but that message has to be planted in the soil of biblical community in order to grow. Let your own dependence on a small group of brothers and sisters in Christ set the example for your students and families. Let your community be your source of encouragement, accountability, and prayer.
  4. Begin with where You Are. Everybody likes to dream big, and there is something to be said for it, but the best place to start is where you are. Don’t try to compete with the mega-church down the road. Cast your vision big but do it within the character and framework of your people. Don’t try to do something that is incompatible with who you are as a ministry. Besides, just because it worked at First Baptist doesn’t mean that it will work at your church.
  5. Begin with Service. A D-Now that doesn’t engage your students and families in serving each other and the unbelievers in your area is just a party. Parties are great, but they are not life changing events that further the cause of the gospel. Get your people out of their comfort zone by rolling up their sleeves and taking on a hard task that will open doors to the gospel. This might be serving at a homeless shelter, taking food to low-income families, or doing a service project in an economically depressed neighborhood or school. You will be surprised at the many needs that are yards away from the door of your church and are waiting for you to meet them.

So before you start looking at budgets, volunteer lists, and providers of blow-up games, take a few minutes to consider the previous five steps. You might be surprised by how an eternal perspective can ensure that the effects of your D-Now last long after the fellowship hall is clean and the kids have gone home.

Mike Hall

Curriculum Author and Editor