Take the Flag

Quick overview



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  has come up with a bold, imaginative way to understand God’s signals through the fast-paced world of auto racing.

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As a leader, you know the challenge of making biblical teachings easy to understand. Take the Flag is a 7-week series 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 auto racing fans but to help us become stronger disciples of Jesus Christ by paying attention to the signals God gives us each day. Need help getting started? We can help with:

  • planning worship or promoting the series – go to “Plan” 
  • planning sessions for children, youth, adult or intergenerational – go to “Age-Level GuidesRead a sample chapter now.

 Take the Flag DVD

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, and 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.

The DVD will help your adult or older youth small groups discover ways to discern God’s signals in their lives!

Age-Level Guides

TakeTheFlag_ChildrenGuide_FinalCover_CMYK   Take the Flag Youth Group Guide   Take the Flag Adult Group Guide







The age-level guides give instructions for planning 7-sessions for Sunday school or small groups offered during the week. The guides are free here, and are also included on the DVD as PDF downloads.

Promotion and Worship Helps

Free promotional tools can be found under the “Plan” tab on the website along with worship helps. Sermon Starters, a countdown video, and song suggestions will make worship planning easy. By using the promotional pieces, you can invite friends and neighbors to worship and study.


“Rob Fuquay’s inspiring book Take the Flag is a creative, innovative challenge to us to respond productively to God’s basic signals in the race of life. Like the apostle Paul before him, Rob is familiar with the racing world and its crucial, lifesaving flag signals to its drivers–and sees in them (and in the sport of racing, like Paul) fascinating lessons for living life meaningfully in a world that often moves at breakneck speed.”
James W. Moore, retired United Methodist pastor
Bestselling author of over 40 books, including Yes, Lord, I Have Sinned, but I Have Several Excellent Excuses

Take the Flag will keep you on the right track toward Jesus no matter here you are in the race of life. As a NASCAR chaplain, I see the flags wave over the passing race cars on the track every week. Rob connects this theme with biblical teaching in a way that has challenged me in my walk with the Lord. This series will encourage you to keep following Jesus, full speed ahead, all the way to the finish line.”
Nick Terry, Chaplain, Motor Racing Outreach