Committed to Christ

Committed to Christ is a six-week stewardship program that presents giving as a lifelong journey in Christian discipleship.

Goals

  • To engage the entire congregation in praying and growing together in faith
  • To develop small groups that grow faith and bond the congregation together in strong friendships
  • To welcome newcomers and close the back door of the church.
  • To grow faith and generosity.

Three Key Components of the Series

  • Daily devotions
  • Weekly home groups
  • Sunday worship

In addition to this, each group is encouraged to do a service project together. The series ends with an invitation for each household to consider and plan their giving for the coming year.

You will invite your congregation to spark their daily prayer life through 40 Devotions for a Generous Life. Each of the forty devotions includes Scripture, a brief story or meditation, and a prayer. They focus on six marks of discipleship:

  • Prayer
  • Bible Reading
  • Worship
  • Witness
  • Financial Giving
  • Service

With each step, your people are asked to assess prayerfully their own level of commitment and to consider increasing that commitment by one step.

There is tremendous synergy in getting a whole congregation doing the same thing at the same time for a couple of months. It seems we only do this for capital campaigns. What if we spend that amount of time, energy, and organization on spiritual growth?

Getting Started

Order a complete set of the materials to familiarize yourself with what’s involved.

Then order individual pieces for leaders and congregation, after you have started by ordering the set and have familiarized yourself by browsing all of the material.

Small Groups

Warning: Do not skip the small groups. This is the most important part of the series. It makes everything else work and leaves you with a more interconnected, committed congregation. Without the groups, it’s just a sermon series. The key to establishing small groups is recruiting small group leaders.

Details

Author: Bob Crossman

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