Format: Other Vendor: Abingdon Press Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 1426777965 ISBN-13: 9781426777967 Availability: In Stock
Committed to Christ: Six Steps to a Generous Life is a six-week stewardship program that presents giving as a lifelong journey in Christian discipleship. After an introductory Sunday stressing the importance of commitment to Christ, the next six weeks are spent exploring six steps to a generous life: Prayer Bible Reading Worship Witness Financial Giving Service With each step, through worship, sermons, and small group activities, the congregation is asked to assess prayerfully their own level of commitment and to consider increasing that commitment by one step. Equal emphasis is placed on each of the six steps, clearly communicating that this program is not simply about money, but rather cultivating a thankful heart that will lead us to giving more than we can ever imagine. This kit includes one each of the program components: Program Guide Lays out the basic plans for the campaign, including schedules, team roles, sermon illustrations, worship helps, letters, and commitment cards. Art, files, schedules, and task lists are found on the accompanying CD ROM. Adult Readings and Study Book Designed for use in the six-week small group study that undergirds the program, as well as by others participating in the program. Small Group Leader Guide Contains everything a leader needs to organize and run a small group or Sunday school class in support of the program, including discussion questions, activities, and flexible session lengths and formats. 40 Devotions for a Generous Life Devotional companion for program participants. Each of the forty devotions includes Scripture, a brief story or meditation, and a prayer. Six Steps to a Generous Life This affordable, pocket-sized book is perfect to encourage each congregant to participate in the study. CD ROM with Tweets, Posts, and Prayers Contains devotions and prayers for use during the program to build interest and excitement using social media: texts, Twitter, blogs, and email. DVD with Worship Loops and Lead-ins Designed for the worship experience, this DVD contains seven pre-worship gathering time loops and seven lead-ins.
Rev. Bob Crossman has over 35 years of experience as a pastor and has served as pastor or staff member in congregations from 13 to 3000 members. As Director of the New Church Leadership Institute for the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church and a Ministry Strategist with Horizons Stewardship, he conducts workshops across the country on topics of wholistic stewardship, developing a vision, and overcoming growth barriers in a range of settings from new church starts to established congregations. Bob has been the recipient of the Denman Evangelism Award and received a doctorate from SMU in evangelism.