Consider Christianity Week

       
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Mission Statement

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.

Goals and Objectives

Equip Christians with the solid evidence that supports Christianity (2 Tim 2:15). The primary focus of this will be to support Christians so that they can effectively communicate Christianity by lifting up Christ so that all will be drawn to him (John 3:14-15). It will not be to tear down other religions.

Equip Christians to effectively communicate Christianity and Christian principles in our secular society (Matt 5:13-16; Col 4:5-6).

Promote unity in the Body of Christ on the goal of reaching the world with the Gospel (Philippians 2:1-4). Christians should concentrate on the essential doctrines that unite them such as the nature, purpose, and work of Jesus Christ. While we recognize our differences on secondary issues, we must not let them stand between us as we work together to share in the spreading of the Gospel (Rom 14).

Promote interest among non-Christians in Christianity as a viable religion in the 21st century. Encourage them to take a second (or first) look at the religion that has provided the foundation for Western Civilization.

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:

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