5 Great Church-Wide Campaigns You Can Still Pull Off in September

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I am regularly asked for church-wide campaign ideas that are easy to pull off.  Here are five of my current favorites that are easy to do and still very powerful.  I’ve reviewed all of them and you can read my full review by clicking “keep reading.”  And if you’re set to do a church-wide campaign, don’t miss my two part series, 10 Simple Steps to a Great Church-Wide Campaign.

Soul Detox: Every once in a while, a study comes along that just seems a perfect fit for the needs and interests of the culture.  Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World, based on Craig Groeschel’s newest book, is one of those studies.  With built elements of a church-wide campaign, this is a study that many churches will want to take a look at.

An engaging look at five of the most damaging issues in our culture, this is a very practical study.  Keep Reading

Stolen: Looking for creative small group resources?  You might want to take a look at Stolen, a new study from Chris and Kerry Shook.  Taking its cue from John 10:10, Stolen takes a look at how the Enemy uses our circumstances to rob us of treasures like passion, joy, peace, strength, and dreams. Recognized as one of today’s most creative communicators, Woodlands Church Pastor Kerry Shook and his wife, Chris, will lead you into a discovery of the ways you can reclaim the treasures God intended for you.

A six session study, the DVD segments have a creative twist that sets up the discussion.  Keep Reading

Love at Last Sight: Looking for a church-wide campaign that will grab the attention of your whole congregation?  What about a campaign that will actually capture the imagination of your community?

As we’ve talked about many times, the topic of your campaign determines the potential participant.  Choose the right topic…you can get really broad participation.  Choose the wrong topic, even one that you believe is an essential ingredient, and you’ll get only limited buy-in.  In fact, choose the wrong topic and you’ll be tempted to mandate participation.  And that is not the dream of a church-wide campaign, a church-wide spiritual growth emphasis.

If you’re looking for a topic that will appeal broadly, I’m not sure you’ll find a better match than the idea of relationships and that’s why I’ve eagerly anticipated the release of Love at Last Sight.  Keep Reading

Gospel Revolution: Looking for a study that will take your groups deep into a better understanding of the gospel?  You’ll want to take a look at Gospel Revolution: Recovering the Power of Christianity by J.D. Greear, the dynamic senior pastor of The Summit Church, one of the 20 fastest growing churches in the United States.

Based on Greear’s newest book, Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary, the teaching centers on the idea that “the gospel is not just the way we begin in Christ; it is also the way we grow in Christ.”  Keep Reading

WEiRD: There’s a new DVD-driven study that you’re going to want to take a look at.  New from Zondervan,  WEIRD: Because Normal Isn’t Working is a great companion to Craig Groeschel’s popular book by the same name.

Inspired by Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 7:13-14 and the central idea that the “broad road leads to destruction” (normal) and the “narrow road” leads to life (weird), the study takes a look at a set of topics that will make sense to Christians and non-Christians alike (making WEIRD a very compelling option for a church-wide campaign).

This one will take a little more work than the other four, but it’s such a compelling example, I couldn’t not include it.  A really good DVD and participant guide, you’ll have to visit the LifeChurch.tv site to retrieve the sermons and other creative elements.  Keep Reading

Want more ideas?  There are plenty more where these 5 came from.  You’ll find an almost complete list in The Latest on Church-Wide Campaigns (2012).

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