What You and Your Church can Do
Pray At the head of any list must be prayer. We ask that you pray that the goals and objectives of Consider Christianity Week will be achieved. That Christians will become better witnesses, that the body of Christ becomes more unified in the goals of reaching the lost, and that people who do need Christ begin to consider Christianity.
Inform your members As simple as it may sound simply let your members know about Consider Christianity Week and encourage them to look into the reasons for the faith that they have and to equip themselves to be better witnesses.
Inform other churches Let other churches know about Consider Christianity Week and how they can participate.
Sermons on Apologetics Far too many Christians have been taught to believe that religion is simply a matter of faith. Consider sermon topics that emphasis the need for apologetics or emphasis the evidence that does exist for our faith.
Sermons on the Basic Doctrines Christians around the world and from various denominations agree on the essential doctrines of the faith such as the nature person and work of Jesus Christ. But often we concentrate more on what divides us, than on what unites us. Consider Sermons topics that stress these basic doctrines of the Faith. After all, how can someone share their faith, unless they know what it is that they believe.
Sermons on Unity Are Christians who attend other churches our co-workers in the Lord, or the competition? What is the difference between those in other denominations and churches, and those in the cults? Consider sermon topics which stress that Christians can differ over secondary issues, and yet still work together in the primary task of reaching out to the lost for Jesus.
Bible Studies This would be an excellent time to start Bible studies in any of the above topics for those who want to better equip themselves to witness and defend their faith.
Consider Christianity Seminar Consider holding a seminar on defending your faith.
Community Outreach Consider programs that can educate the general public about:
- The evidence for the Christian faith. Many non-Christians believe that Christianity was long ago proven to be false and thus is no longer a viable option.
- The important contribution Christianity has made to Western Civilization. Christianity is not just a nice belief about what happens when we die, but it has played an important and positive role in shaping the society in which we live.
- The current way churches are assisting the communities in which they live. Churches should not just have a positive effect on peoples lives, they should also have a positive effect on the communities in which they live. Educate the public on what your church is doing to improve the community in which you live.
Working with other churches Consider working with other churches and organizations in your area to put together a community outreach, or a seminar.
Note: If your chruch is planning something for Consider Christianity Week please send us an email to let us know what you are doing at Events