40 Days of God's Word Spiritual Growth Campaign (2017) "Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day." Psalm 119:97
40 Days of God's Word Overview
Our church family has produced our very own materials for our upcoming 40 Days of God's Word Spiritual Growth Campaign. Through our weekend worship services, small group studies, and the daily devotional and journal, our entire church will focus on the importance of God's Word for 40 days! Imagine the impact of our entire church focused intently on God's Word for a period of 40 days. Each person devoted to spending time in God's Word and time in prayer on a daily basis. Undoubtedly, individuals will grow in the faith. Our church family will be better equipped to fulfill the Great Commission. Our families will be strengthened. Even our community will benefit from our growth! This is the type of unity that Paul wrote about in Philippians 2:2, "Fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind." There are three major commitments of the campaign:
1. Individual Commitment (Daily Devotional & Journal) This campaign is designed to help you deepen your love for God's Word. Each day, you will read a brief devotion, followed by a challenge, and a closing thought. Ministers of the Gospel, who are part of our very own church family, wrote these daily devotions! You can pick up your copy of the "40 Days of God's Word: Devotional, Journal, & Small Group Guide" at the 40 Days Information Table in the lobby for $8.
2. Small Group Commitment (Sunday School & Home-Based Small Groups) One of the powerful elements of the spiritual growth campaign is encouraging one another through authentic biblical community called "small groups." Whether your small group is Sunday School Based or Home-Based, it is essential to the "40 Days of God's Word" campaign to commit to a small group for the six weeks. You can visit the 40 Days Information Table in the lobby to commit to a small group for 40 days!
3. Worship Service Commitment (Weekend Worship Services) Each Sunday of the campaign, we will focus on a particular section of Psalm 119 and discover personal application. There is no need to sign up, just show up!
40 Days of God's Word Small Groups
Sunday School Based Small Groups We have SS Based Small Groups for all ages each and every Sunday beginning at 9:45am. Please visit the Information Booth in our lobby and someone can assist you in finding the best small group that meets all of your family's needs. Home-Based Small Groups We have home based small groups as well. Please visit the 40 Days Information Table in our lobby and someone can assist you in finding the best small group that meets all of your family's needs.
40 Days of God's Word Events
40 Souls with God's Word: We believe the Bible is God's Word and has the power to make people wise unto salvation (cf. 2 Timothy 3:15)! We have purchased 400 Bibles to distribute into our community with the intent of sharing the Gospel. We are praying to encounter 400 souls and lead at least 40 of them to faith in Christ. If you would like to be part of this event, please see details below.
40 Souls with God's Word Who (Target Audience): Community Who (Event Planner): TBD What: 40 Souls with God's Word When: TBD Where: Various Locations Why: Missions Cost (To Participate): None
40 Days of God's Word Leadership Team
Lead Pastor: Dr. Chris Dortch The pastor gives spiritual leadership to the campaign, casting the vision and motivating the congregation to get involved.
Campaign Director: TBD At the heart is the Campaign Director, who works closely with the pastor and manages the coordinators in making sure everyone has the resources they need. They can usually be found at the "40 Days Information Table" in the lobby each Sunday.
Worship Pastor: Christopher Wilson The Worship Pastor will assemble a creative team to gather ideas and then work with the Lead Pastor in planning and implementing the thematic worship services during the campaign.
Prayer Coordinator: TBD The Prayer Coordinator is not only praying for the success of the spiritual growth campaign, but is concerned with involving others in prayer.
Evangelism Coordinator: Garrett Collier The Evangelism Coordinator will oversee the "40 Souls with God's Word" project. Our goal is to get 400 copies of God's Word into the hands of people in our community and reach 40 people with the Gospel. Small Groups Coach (Sunday School Based): TBD The Sunday School Small Group Coach will be responsible for training and equipping Sunday School Small Group Leaders during the campaign.
Small Groups Coach (Home Based): TBD The Home-Based Small Group Coach will be responsible for recruiting, training, and equipping Home-Based Small Group Leaders during the campaign.
Student Pastor: Charlie Holder The Student Pastor will be responsible for coordinating all student activities and student small groups during the campaign.
The Authors: Jason Bratcher Chris Dortch Charlie Holder Kris Mann Christopher Wilson The authors have collaborated to create the daily devotional and the small group material.
40 Days of God's Word Resources
The 40 Days of God's Word Devotional, Journal, & Small Group Guide 40 Days of God's Word is a spiritual growth campaign designed to strengthen and encourage the church toward a deeper love for God's Word. This year's small group material is included in the book. You can download the book by clicking the link below. Hard copy available for $8 in lobby. FREE download version coming soon!
The 40 Days of God's Word Scripture Key Tags We have Scripture Memory Key Tags available at the "40 Days Information Table." These verses are focused on strengthening our faith through God's Word. These are a great resource for developing Spiritual HABITS.
The 40 Days of God's Word Audio Book
We have an audio CD available at the "40 Days Information Table." The Audio Book does not contain the small group material or appendices, but contains all 40 of the devotions and are read by Pastor Chris Dortch. The Audio Book is available for $5.