As the culture becomes increasingly secular, the difficulties encountered in effectively communicating the Gospel message increases. Today it can no longer be assume that people are even familiar with the Bible, much less believe it to be the Word of God. Basing a witness on “The Bible says…” has little impact on those who reject the Bible as irrelevant, inaccurate, corrupted, or just plain wrong.
To meet this challenge, Christians more than ever must “do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth” (2 Tim 2:15). The main goal of Consider Christianity Week is to equip Christians with the knowledge and ability to “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do so with gentleness and respect” (1 Pet 3:15). Not only will this strengthen their faith, but it will increase the effectiveness of their witness.
Another aim of Consider Christianity Week is to promote an interest in Christianity among the general public by stressing the positive contributions that Christianity has made to our culture. This is done in the belief that Christianity is not an out dated religious belief, or a belief concerned only with eternity. Christianity is a rational, reasonable, relevant religion and one that addresses issues that concerns our daily lives. The solutions that Christians provide are worthy of consideration.
In short, Consider Christianity Week is devoted to the ideal that Christianity is not just a belief founded on wishful thinking, but a faith solidly grounded in fact.