Included on this page are documents, articles and other helpful resources designed to equip and resource Acts 1:8 Challenge leaders.
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NEW! Acts 1:8 Four-Field Brochure - (pdf)Promote the Acts 1:8 Challenge in your church with this new brochure, titled “A Local Church Vision for the Worldwide Mission.” It provides important information on how your church can carry out Acts 1:8. Best of all, it’s available as a free download here!
Acts 1:8 Leadership Guide- (pdf)This implementation guide will help your church embrace the Acts 1:8 Challenge. It offers suggestions and worksheets to assist you in assessing your church's readiness and ability to reach the four Acts 1:8 Challenge mission fields.
Acts 1:8 Response Form - (pdf)The one challenge and the eight responses that churches can make to their Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and ends of the earth
Acts 1:8 Challenge 4x8 Grid - (Word doc)This handy grid helps in tracking progress in each of the 8 Commitments for all 4 Fields of the Acts 1:8 Challenge.
Acts 1:8 Challenge Certificate 1 - (Word doc)This customizable certificate can be used to commend a church or other organization for being "on mission in all four regions described in Acts 1:8 Challenge" during the year.
Acts 1:8 Challenge Certificate 2 - (Word doc)This alternate design of the Acts 1:8 Challenge commendation certificiate also offers a customizable document that can be used to acknowledge a church or other organization for being "on mission in all four regions described in Acts 1:8 Challenge" during the year.
The Acts 1:8 Challenge: It's a God Thing - (pdf) Read how churches in the SBC are embracing a Great Commission-Acts 1:8 paradigm for missions through the Acts 1:8 Challenge. (Originally published in OnMission magazine Special Issue 2008).
Casting A Vision for Missions: How an Acts 1:8 paradigm can transform your church and change the world - (pdf) Read how churches across North America are being transformed into worldwide mission centers through their commitment to the Acts 1:8 challenge of Jesus!. (Originally published in OnMission magazine Special Issue 2007).
Is Your Church Missional? - (pdf) Ed Stetzer, director of research at LifeWay, discusses what it means to be a church to be "on mission" for Christ, known in some circles today as "missional." Originally published in the Special Issue 2006 Pastor's Edition of OnMission magazine.
Getting Out of Town: 5 Ways a Mission Trip Can Impact Your Church - (pdf) Roger Ferrel explains why pastors need to be good travel agents. Originally published in OnMission magazine, Winter 2006.
A Beginner's Guide to Short-term Missions - (pdf) What you need to know before you go -- 15 helpful suggestions to get you ready for your trip. Originally published in OnMission magazine, Winter 2006.
The Ultimate Road Trip - (pdf) Volunteering in short-term missions is one of the most effective ways believers can mobilize with far-reaching results. It also can be a life-changing experience, altering the way you view the world—and your purpose in it. Originally published in OnMission magazine, Winter 2006.
Acts 1:8 Challenge - (pdf)Article about the Acts 1:8 Challenge by Stephen P. Davis, executive director of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana. Originally published in the April 13, 2005 edition of the Indiana Baptist.
Acts 1:8: A Relevant ChallengeTwo churches that have accepted the Acts 1:8 Challenge share their plans to carry the gospel to the four fields of Acts 1:8. Originally published in the Summer 2005 edition of OnMission Magazine.
What Can One Little Church Do to Change the World?Acts 1:8 article by Nate Adams published in the Special Issue 2005 edition of OnMission Magazine.
Acts 1:8: A Challenge for Eternity - (pdf) Jesus' last recorded words to the church are as powerful today as the day they were spoken. Tim Yarbrough, team leader of church relations at the North American Mission Board (NAMB), reminds Southern Baptists the mission of the church is unique, purposeful, and urgent. It's all about impacting lostness in your community (Jerusalem), state or region (Judea), nation (Samaria), and the world (ends of the earth). (Originally published in SBCLife December 2004).
Acts 1:8 Overview from OnMission Magazine - (pdf)An comprehensive article by Nate Adams challenging the church to reach the four Acts 1:8 mission fields.
Quick Links to Acts 1:8 Articles (PDFs)
A Beginner's Guide to Short-term MissionsOnMission
The Acts 1:8 Challenge: It's a God ThingOnMission
Acts 1:8 ChallengeIndiana Baptist
Acts 1:8 Challenge for EternitySBC Life
Acts 1:8 OverviewOnMission
Acts 1:8: A Relevant ChallengeOnMission
Casting a Vision for MissionsOnMission
Getting Out of Town: 5 Ways a Mission Trip Can Impact Your ChurchOnMission
Is Your Church Missional?OnMission
The Ultimate Road TripOnMission
What Can One Little Church Do to Change the World?OnMission
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