As Covenant people, we affirm a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit. In 2020, we are committed to taking time to focus our attention on the mission that Jesus gave us and the power source he has provided for us to accomplish it.
The Blazing Center Resource Suite is specifically designed to ignite a passion to see the Holy Spirit to move through our congregations, out of our churches, and into our communities. Make and Deepen Disciples invites you to:
(1) Register your church for the Blazing Center Series
(2) Download and order the supporting Blazing Center resources for your entire church
(3) Discover curated Blazing Center content recommended by leaders across the Covenant
As part of the 6-week Blazing Center sermon series, we have produced sample sermons from the book of Acts. Each message manuscript was written and delivered by ECC leaders as examples of how the church, empowered by the Holy Spirit, can help God to create a more caring and just world across the street and around the globe. The resource list also includes video shorts, featuring thought-provoking quotes, that can be used during the worship experience as sermon intros or creative service elements.
If you want to see how bright the “Blazing Center” can burn, just look at the early church. As Covenant “people of the Book,” we are going to take 25 days to engage with the stories of how the Holy Spirit moved among the first followers of Jesus. Using “The Reading Bible” format of the Immerse series, this devo presents the book of Acts without any chapters or verses.
Small Groups. Sunday School. Youth & Children programming. Blazing Center resources were created to be used in group settings during the sermon series. Every session in each 6-week study was written to examine Jesus’s promise of the Holy Spirit and fulfillment of that promise in the book of Acts.
PictureCards are a visual exploration of photos from everyday life that remind us of the Holy Spirit’s presence in every area of our life. You can use them in:
- Small Groups or Sunday School environments to kick-start conversations
- Leadership team gatherings as an ice-breaker or team-building exercise
- Sermons as an illustration or take-home activity
Try them out. Give them a shot. Just don’t be too surprised when God uses them to help people discover and deepen their daily dependence on the Holy Spirit.
Order a set for yourself or your church from CovBooks.com. Or, you can also download and print your own versions (5x7).