Last year, our congregations took part in a five-week spiritual growth initiative called Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations.
This year, we are doing a series called Committed to Christ.
- 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:
- Bible Reading
- Financial Giving
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?