This four-week series guide considers the ineffectiveness of fear. When we live in fear, we can become a church that is like a haunted house. We become stuck inside with the shutters drawn, haunted by fear that jumps out at any corner. Fear makes the church an inward-focused house rather than an outward-focused sanctuary. We can become dim, dark, and closed off, the opposite of what the church should be. The following guide discusses the purpose of the church, overcoming fear of the unknown, and overcoming fear of pain in order to be effective followers of Christ in the world.