Many pastors are already planning what their 2021 calendar looks like, and we believe that there is no greater way to start the year than to challenge your entire church!
2020 has been a disruptive year to say the least. There are a lot of people in our churches who are ready to flip the calendar and see what 2021 brings!
Below are 5 great reasons that our newest study Being Challenge is perfect for the first quarter of 2021!
People are ready for new habits at the beginning of the year.
Let’s face it! Many people set new goals and resolutions as a new year begins. The success behind accomplishing these goals and resolutions (which Jon Acuff, author of Finish, says is only 8%) is those that can have just enough discipline to create new habits. Being Challenge is a book centered on discipling its readers through the 5 keystone habits of Jesus. As people are thinking about the new year and bolstering their faith, there is no one greater to learn habits from than Jesus Himself. The habits that we learn from Jesus are:
- Committing to Community
- Studying Scripture
- Prioritizing Prayer
- Seeking Solitude
- Choosing Church
Being in relationship with God is the primary target of a follower of Jesus, and so why not invest 40 days into helping give people real answers for how to grow in their relationship with God?
Nothing brings unity like Jesus!
2020 has been ripe with racial tension, deep oppression, and political battles. On top of that we’ve all had to learn how to cope and live in the midst of a global pandemic. It’s easy to say that 2020 has been the most divisive, polarizing year that many of us have ever experienced. The answer for how to cut through division is Jesus. Being Challenge is a study that will dive deep into the life and habits of Jesus. In fact, the number one word we have heard from pastors that have completed a 40-day challenge in Covid times is “unity.” As we study the life of Jesus, people will find themselves immersed into not only a great model and teacher, but a great Savior and Lord. The more people experience Jesus, the more unified our community, nation, and world will be.
Bring the energy back into the room (and into the Zoom)
Church has gotten more complicated with many pastors learning the art of not just creating a great atmosphere to worship God in their buildings, but also creating some form of a powerful online worship experience as well. Being Challenge is meant to not only make your Sunday services great, but also will tie your physically divided churches together during the week with ready-made small group materials. In addition, each day your church family will be reading the same devotions and attempting to complete the same challenges. Forward-thinking churches will be looking for resources to not only help them have a great experience on a Sunday, but that can live with their people Monday-Saturday as well.
A Turnkey Resource for the Whole Church
That’s right! At my core, I am a pastor and I understand pastors. The resources I create are meant to be as turnkey as possible so that pastors can continue to give their all in other matters. Planning and leading a hybrid Christmas celebration (in-person and digital) can be exhausting and yet the first quarter of the calendar year is typically a “high” season where you want full participation. What if you could have 40 compelling, exciting, and challenging “done-for-you” days of ministry that you could implement in the first part of 2021?
Included with Being Challenge for free are sermon manuscripts and videos, small group materials, kids curriculum, graphics package, etc. In addition, there are kid’s workbooks available to help kids learn how to BE with God. We’ve even created training videos for FREE for you to help you learn how to implement a 40-day challenge in your setting. Click here to view those videos.
These 40 days will produce results all year long!
Being Challenge will teach and challenge its readers to grow in their relationship with God by instilling the 5 keystone habits of Jesus. We’ve heard countless stories of people who have completed a challenge in our workbooks that will then go on and continue the practices they learned through the 40-day challenge. So what can you expect? There will be people in your church as a result of this challenge that will:
- Commit to community (they’ll join a small group for the first time)
- Study Scripture (they will commit to reading a Bible plan)
- Prioritize prayer (they will start their day by praying)
- Seek solitude (they’ll plan intentional time to spend with God)
- Choose church (they’ll make it a regular practice to attend the assembly of God and serve the local church).
These practices will not only help each individual grow in their relationship with God, but they will transform your church.
Remember that all of our doing flows from our being! Let’s get so transformed on the inside that it spills over into everything we do on the outside.
Our team is happy to help you implement this well.
And we have some incentive right now!
At this link, you can select how many books you’ll need and you’ll already see discounts of 10-40% off there. But for those churches that place their order by January 15, 2021, for orders of 100 or more books, we are ready to give an additional $100-$500 off. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
Also, there’s a ton of SWAG (Shirts, Bracelets, Decals) that can go along with your orders to make your 40-day experience that much better at your church. Here’s the link, and again, the more you order, the greater the discount will be!
Let’s start the year 2021 bringing people back into relationship with the incredible God that we serve!
If you have any questions, our team would be happy to serve you! Email us at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you! God bless you as you lead God’s church courageously in 2021!