TAKE THE CHURCH CHALLENGE
Choose a Sunday
Join 1,000 churches and choose a Sunday to preach on the life-changing message of the Blessing
Prepare a Sermon
Download sample sermons, worship suggestions, and even receive an hour of coaching on how your church can create an amazing experience for your people to learn and live the Blessing!
Create a Culture
The Blessing–lived out by your families and individuals–can be one of your church's greatest tools for spiritual formation and evangelism. Learn how you can go even deeper and become Blessing Champions!
Watch as one pastor describes how his church embraced the Blessing and the impact its had on his church since they heard the message of the Blessing Challenge.
2Choose a Sunday
You can choose any Sunday that fits into your preaching schedule. Need a great message to bridge the gap between two sermon series you are doing? The Blessing is a great stand alone Sunday message with actionable take-aways for your congregation. The Blessing is also great for family-focused holidayslike Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Mothers Day, or Fathers Day. Book Dr. John Trent or Dr. Tony Wheeler to speak at your Blessing Challenge Sunday.
- Choose a Sunday to preach around the blessing
- Use Worship Around the Blessing
- Challenge men and women to take the Blessing Challenge for individuals and young adults
3Prepare a Sermon
Once you've chosen that special Sunday, here’s some FREE downloadable resources that will help you prepare your message. Included are sample sermons, bulletin Blessing inserts, a sample service schedule, and worship music suggestions. Challenge your church to take the Blessing Challenge online and commemorate the event by giving out Blessing Coins. Each coin contains one of the 5 elements of the Blessing and serves as a reminder to your family’s to give their blessing to their loved ones.
4Create a Culture
For those who want to go deeper, check out the NEW Blessing DVD-based conversation kit. In this small group study, Dr. John Trent reveals five essential elements for instilling your children and spouse with a deep sense of self-worth and an unshakable emotional well-being. Kit includes a DVD, participant's guide, online leader's guide, and digital church resources.
The Institute for The Blessing at Barclay College is also committed to helping take the message of the Blessing to the community. This is a place for churches, lay leaders, and Blessing Champions to be equipped through academic support, church ministry support, research, and resources.
- Use the Blessing in baptisms, baby dedications, or expectant parent classes
- Use Focus on the Family's Blessing DVD Conversation Kit to create a Blessing culture within your small group
- Invite Dr. John Trent or Dr. Tony Wheeler to create a customized marriage and family ministry plan just for your church