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.
Prepare:empowering a designated leader of missions and developing mission teams, strategies, and plans to take the gospel to our community, state, continent and world
Learn:bringing mission awareness and interaction to the entire church body, training members for service and connecting them to missionaries and mission needs
Pray:asking God for kingdom perspective and worldwide vision, interceding for Christian workers and unevangelized peoples
Give:increasing the financial support of the Cooperative Program and other SBC cooperative missions
Go: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
Tell:involving an increasing number of members in intentional, culturally-relevant evangelism
Send:providing members with opportunities to hear and respond to God’s call to vocational mission service
Multiply: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!
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