Take the Flag

Following God’s Signals in the Race of Your Life

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What are you racing for?

And how will you claim victory? Every day God is offering us guidance and direction – if only we can grasp it.

Rob Fuquay has come up with a bold, imaginative way to understand God’s signals through the fast-paced world of auto racing. Far-fetched? Not when you consider the apostle Paul himself wrote passionately about “the race of faith.”

Take the Flag is a 7-week eCourse designed to be easy to use and easy to understand. The spiritual life is often compared to a race. Rob sees a parallel between the flags used in auto racing and the signals God sends us in our fast-paced lives. The purpose of Take the Flag is not to turn us into race fans but to help us become stronger disciples of Jesus Christ by paying attention to the signals God gives us each day. Let’s get started!

Our eCourse includes all essential content from Rob's book, Take the Flag, as well as accompanying video. Each of the 7-video sessions include teaching and commentary by Rob and quick flag stories by auto racing professionals about their experiences with the flags:

  • Ed Carpenter
  • Jerry Cook
  • Conor Daly
  • Austin Dillon
  • Scott Dixon
  • Matt Kenseth
  • Larry McReynolds
  • Danica Patrick
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Each session also includes additional personal sharing by:

  • Michael McDowell
  • Chocolate and Caron Myers
  • James Hinchcliffe
  • Ann Schrader
  • Cliff Champion
  • Nick Terry
  • Sam Hornish Jr.

Private eCourse classrooms with group rates are available upon request. If you are interested, email us at [email protected].

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Your Instructor

Rob Fuquay
Rob Fuquay

Rev. Rob Fuquay, author of The God We Can Know, is senior pastor at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, one of the largest churches in the denomination. A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he has worked in churches since his freshman year in college. After seminary Rob served a church in Bristol, England, for one year and then pastored several churches, both large and small, in North Carolina.

Rob says, “As I study Jesus, I see someone who sought to show grace to all people. I want to be a part of a church that models that [understanding of grace] … a church that cares about reaching beyond its own community and impacting the world with hope.” As part of his work on The God We Can Know, a 7-week churchwide study of the “I Am” sayings of Jesus, Rob traveled to the Holy Land and was filmed in the places where Jesus made several of his “I Am” declarations.

Rob holds a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology (Emory University) and a BA in Religion from Pfeiffer University. He and his wife, Susan, have three daughters – Julie, Sarah, and Anna. Rob loves the outdoors, particularly hiking and mountain climbing

Course Content

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the eCourse start and finish?
The eCourse starts when you are ready to begin and will remain open indefinitely. It’s self-paced, so you can decide when to start and when to finish.
How long do I have access to the eCourse?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this eCourse for as long as you like—across any and all devices you own. We’ll give you plenty of notice should we need to close the eCourse.
What if I am unhappy with the eCourse?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Who sponsors these eCourses?
This eCourse is brought to you by The Upper Room.

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