Why are we here? What’s life all about?
Sometimes we get so caught up in the depth of our faith that we forget what it was like to first wrestle with the big questions – Who am I? What am I searching for? What’s our shared story? Who is Jesus? Why do we need a Church? Is there a God? We all need to get back to the basics to make sure the foundation is strong.
We are excited to introduce The Search, a new 7-part Augustine Institute Original Series with the goal of lighting that first fire in those who don’t yet know the faith or reigniting the fire in those who need a primer on the foundational questions. Read more below on tips to utilize this program within your parishes!
Feed and lead your flock with our latest series.
We are excited to introduce The Search, a new 7-part Augustine Institute Original Series, with the goal of lighting that first fire in those who don’t yet know the faith or reigniting the fire in those who need a primer on the foundational questions. Read more below on tips to utilize this program within your parishes!
Use Shareable Images to Promote
Download the images below to share on your social media channels, within emails, or on your parish website!
When using these images, link to The Search page on FORMED: https://formed.org/thesearch
Other ways to promote:
1. Send out exclusive previews of The Search at https://watch.formed.org/the-search-may-2020
2. Encourage parishioners to register on your parish’s FORMED subscription at https://formed.org/signup and gain access to each free episode of The Search.
3. Share posts from our social media channels! Follow FORMED on Facebook here and follow FORMED on Instagram here.
Watch the Series
- You can find the full series to purchase here.
- We will unlock one episode free on FORMED each week:
- Episode 1: May 6 – 14
- Episode 2: May 15 – 21
- Episode 3: May 22 – 28
- Episode 4: May 29 – June 4
- Episode 5: June 5 – 11
- Episode 6: June 12 – 18
- Episode 7: June 19 – 25
Downloadable Discussion Questions
We’ve created PDFs to use for each episode for a small group discussion. Simply download and share!
- Complete Discussion Question Guide
- Episode 1: What do you Seek?
- Episode 2: Who are you?
- Episode 3: Why a God?
- Episode 4: What’s our Story?
- Episode 5: Who is Jesus?
- Episode 6: Am I Saved?
- Episode 7: Why a Church?
We’ve also created The Search Book to accompany the series and The Search Journal for you to write your ideas, questions, goals and dreams. You can order a copy here. Study guides for The Search will be available later this Summer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q Where do I view The Search?
The Search is available exclusively as TVOD on the FORMED Platform. It is available to purchase and not part of the individual or parish FORMED subscription.
Q. How can I rent The Search?
You may rent episode 1 of The Search for 3 days for $2.95. Access to the rental will be through TVOD streaming on FORMED.
Q. How can I buy The Search?
You may purchase all 7 episodes of The Search and own the streaming for $34.95. The ownership of these resides on the FORMED platform and is available through TVOD streaming. In addition to the 7 episodes, there will also be “After the Search” bonus videos included. Visit: https://watch.formed.org/products
Q. Can the individual streaming rental/ownership be used in a classroom setting?
No, the current rental/ownership of The Search is for Individuals. We are working on a group/parish model, see below.
Q. Is The Search available for Parishes?
We are working to make available all 7 episodes of The Search to parishes on their parish FORMED subscription at a minimal cost. This capability is not yet live, we expect it this Summer. When it is, everyone who signs up under the parish FORMED subscription will have all the episodes available to them, on demand. If you’d like to be updated when this capability is ready, fill out this form: https://www.thesearchbegins.org/the-search-parish-access
Q.Why is The Search not included in my FORMED subscription?
Augustine Institute original productions – Symbolon, Beloved, Reborn, Presence and now The Search – are usually released on DVD and Blu-ray for 6 months to a year before putting them on the FORMED platform to recoup the production costs and enable us to continue providing leading Catholic content. However, due to COVID and everyone being at home, we decided to release The Search early on FORMED for everyone. As a gift to our FORMED users we are giving each of the seven episodes away for free on FORMED for a limited time to help everyone engage with this content. We are also allowing rentals and purchases for digital download at a reduced rate from the standard DVD and Blu-ray box sets. It is our hope that this will help Catholics and our parishes enjoy our content no matter their financial situation while still enabling us to continue producing the content that helps people understand, live and share their faith.
Q. Will The Search be available in Spanish?
Yes. We are currently in the process of dubbing The Search into Spanish, completion to be mid–summer 2020.
Q. Will The Search have subtitles for the hearing impaired?
We are currently looking for a benefactor to fund the capability of adding subtitles. If you are someone feeling called to support this aspect of The Search, please contact us at email@example.com
Q. Will The Search be available on DVD? DVDs and Blu-ray are planned for end of Summer 2020.
Q, What other products are planned for The Search?
- The Search Journal is available now on Catholic.Market. It is designed to accompany The Search video series with personal reflections.
- The Search Book by Chris Stefanick and Paul McCusker is available for pre-order on Catholic.Market This paperback book is the perfect accompaniment to The Search video series.
- The Search Study Guides are being released end of summer. There will be a guide for Men’s groups, one for Women’s groups and one for general Parish use. These will be available in both English and Spanish.
- In the meantime, we do have free pdf Discussion Questions for free for small groups to use to discuss The Search.