The Basics of Doing a Spiritual Growth Campaign
Here, you will learn about the big picture of embarking on a campaign with your congregation. There are educational resources teaching the basics of doing a spiritual growth campaign.
The Big Picture
Through weekend services, small group studies, and regular reading assignments from the companion book to this campaign, your entire church family will focus on the same spiritual themes for a concentrated period of time. Imagine for a moment the impact on your church when each person lives out the principles they read about. This impact grows as those individuals live in powerful community with their small group, and reaches its peak when those small groups come together to experience the power of the principles as an entire congregation! We call this the Power of Alignment. This concentrated time of alignment will bear lasting, eternal fruit in all levels of your church.
The Power of Alignment is best seen in the three major components of the campaign:
- Individual Participation
Individuals are the heart of the campaign. Each person will complete regular reading assignments from the companion book for this campaign. These readings will challenge them to reflect on the themes of this journey and apply truth to their lives.
- Group Participation
A powerful element of the campaign is encouraging people to experience true biblical community through small groups. The interactive small group curriculum includes a Bible study taught on video, followed by a guided discussion time where group members dig deep and apply the truths of the study to their lives.
- Weekend Service Participation
Each weekend of the campaign, the Pastor and the Weekend Services Team will unpack the campaign’s themes for your entire congregation through special sermons and music.
Key Roles for a Successful Spiritual Growth Campaign
- Pastor (Click here to download the Pastor’s Success Guide)
At the head is the Pastor, who gives spiritual leadership to the campaign, casting the vision and motivating the congregation to get involved. This key role requires 5 commitments for the 5 essential principles of a spiritual growth campaign.
- Unified prayer. Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain (Psalm 1271a NIV). Will you commit to consistently praying for the campaign?
- Exponential thinking. Lord, do great things once again in our time; make those things happen again in our own days (Habakkuk 3:2b NCV). Will you commit to setting goals only God can fulfill?
- Concentrated focus. The community of believers was of one heart and mind…And every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved (Acts 4:32, 47 NAB). Will you clear the calendar and involved everyone in your church in the campaign?
- Multiple reinforcements. They committed themselves to the teaching of the apostles, the life together, the common meal, and the prayers (Acts 2:42 MSG). Will you commit to providing a way to carry out all the vital habits, including weekend services, daily devotional, small groups, and Scripture memorization?
- Behavioral teaching. Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only (James 1:22 NKJV). Will you commit to challenging people to make gradual spiritual commitments?
- Campaign Director (Click here to download the Campaign Director Success Guide)
At the heart is the Campaign Director, who reports to the Pastor and manages the coordinators as they perform the day-to-day work of the campaign.
- Communications Coordinator (Click here to download the Communications Coordinator Success Guide)
Working with the Campaign Director as the other logistics administrator of the team, the Communications Coordinator promotes the campaign and supports the other team members by coordinating all their communication to the church.
- Prayer Coordinator (Click here to download the Prayer Coordinator Success Guide)
Working in tandem with the Pastor, the Prayer Coordinator plans and implements the prayer strategy, covering the entire campaign effort with prayer. Prayer is part of the individual-level engagement with the campaign.
- Weekend Services Coordinator (Click here to download the Weekend Services Coordinator Success Guide)
The Weekend Services Coordinator plans the thematic weekend services during the campaign, preparing the special features that enhance the exploration of each week’s theme. It is in the weekend services that people experience the congregational level of engagement with the campaign.
- Small Groups Coordinator (Click here to download the Small Groups Coordinator Success Guide)
The Small Group Coordinator directs the team that recruits and trains hosts for adult small groups, and provides support as they form their groups and meet weekly during the campaign. Here, participants experience the small group-level of engagement with the campaign. The Groups Coordinator may also oversee the children and youth components of the campaign.