One Challenge – Eight Commitments
The eight Kingdom-Growing Responses of the Acts 1:8 Challenge (below) are designed to encourage a church to be intentional in areas of missions involvement under the leadership and power of the Holy Spirit. These responses or "commitments" should not be seen as a “checklist,” but as areas of missions involvement in which a church grows under the leadership and power of the Holy Spirit.
Below are responses for your church. Personalized responses to the Challenge are available on the "My Acts 1:8 Commitment" page.
For easier printing or to have your own copy of the Eight Commitments, download the PDF of this page.
Empowering a designated leader of missions and developing mission teams, strategies, and plans to take the gospel to our community, state, continent and world.
Bringing mission awareness and interaction to the entire church body, training members for service and connecting them to missionaries and mission needs.
Asking God for kingdom perspective and worldwide vision, interceding for Christian workers and unevangelized peoples.
Increasing the financial support of the Cooperative Program and other SBC cooperative missions.
Enabling a growing number of members to directly participate in short-term, long-term and marketplace opportunities to minister and spread the gospel beyond our church’s walls.
Involving an increasing number of members in intentional, culturally-relevant evangelism.
Providing members with opportunities to hear and respond to God’s call to vocational mission service.
Participating in church planting and facilitating church planting movements.
Yes! As the pastor or missions leader, I commit to lead our church toward involvement in these responses to be obedient to Acts 1:8 – the last recorded words of Jesus!
REGISTER YOUR PERSONAL COMMITMENT to the Jesus' Acts 1:8 Challenge! If you would like to register your personal commitment to the Acts 1:8 Challenge, please do so by sending your name and email, along with church name and location, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "My Acts 1:8 Commitment" in the subject line.
Posted on Mon, January 23, 2012
by Donna Shiflett filed under