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. The Search is hosted on the FORMED platform to stream. Summer of 2020 Parishes will be able to add The Search onto their FORMED subscription for as low as $299, get more info here.

Why are we here? What’s life all about?

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. 

The Search is hosted on the FORMED platform to stream. Summer of 2020 Parishes will be able to add The Search onto their FORMED subscription for as low as $299, get more info here.

Watch The Search

  • Encourage parishioners to register on your parish’s FORMED subscription at https://formed.org/signup and gain access to episode 1 for free!.
  • Share link with all your parishioners to view episode 1 of The Search and previews and trailers here.
  • Individuals may purchase the full series to stream here.
  • Parish Access available Summer 2020, get more info here.

The Search Book, Journal and Study Guides

The Search Book accompanies the series and The Search Journal allows 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.

 

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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 to stream and not part of the individual or parish FORMED subscription. You can view episode 1 at no charge..

Q. How do 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 ownership be used in a classroom setting? 

No, the current 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?  

YesWe are currently in the process of dubbing The Search into Spanish, completion to be late 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 info@augustineinstitute.org 

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.