8-panel, fold-out card. Easy to keep with a Bible. You'll need 1 per person, extras for visitors and outreach. Each planner includes:
This 128-page full color book is the all-in-one resource for individuals and groups.
The Essential 100 devotional book takes you through the big story of the Bible, the Old and New Testaments in 100 carefully selected readings—without getting bogged down. Each reading includes insightful commentary written in a warm and inviting style.
The keys to a successful Essential 100 Challenge are prayer and the active involvement of leadership… Pastor(s), elders, deacons, Sunday School teachers, home group leaders, church staff, and you, praying.
Once a Pastor or leader has committed, select a Coordinator. This person (or Committee) will decide logistics, order resources and lead communication.
How long will your Challenge last? 100 days, 20 weeks, a year, or more?
Does the Coordinator need assistance?
Each participant will need a Bible Reading planner. Extra planners are good to have for outreach and participants who opt-in later. Group leaders will want The Essential 100 or The Essential 100 Study Guide which will help facilitate discussion (bulk discounts available).
Choose a Sunday or special meeting time to focus on the importance of God’s Word in the theme of the worship service and sermon. Post Sign-Up Sheets, distribute The Essential 100 Bible Reading Planners, and have The Essential 100 or The Essential 100 Study Guides available for sale.
At the end of your Essential 100 Challenge, celebrate everyone who participated in the program. Be sure to affirm people have not finished the program...yet.
The goal is a positive experience with reading the Bible.
If you find that The Essential 100 was successful for your congregation, you may want to “challenge” them to an “Outreach Challenge”... That is, invite individuals from the wider community to read the Bible with you or partner with other area churches for a public reading of any of SU’s Essential Programs: The Essential Question, The Essential 100™ or The Essential Jesus.
Pray about other creative ways to help your community discover the Bible’s message
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