The Acts 1:8 Challenge is an opportunity for Southern Baptist churches to declare their commitment to a comprehensive missions strategy to reach their community (Jerusalem), state (Judea), continent (Samaria) and the world (ends of the earth).
In doing so, a church invites its denominational Acts 1:8 partners – their association, state convention, the North American Mission Board, and the International Mission Board – to assist them. Acts 1:8 Challenge churches benefit from denominational training, resources and missions partnership opportunities.
Why the Acts 1:8 Challenge?
Jesus commanded the church to take the gospel to the ends of the earth and gave us a powerful model in Acts 1:8 that is local, regional, continental, and global. With this model, any church can be a worldwide mission center.
What will it take?
The Church, responding to our Lord’s last recorded words on earth, and accepting the Acts 1:8 Challenge.
Will you and your church join God on His worldwide mission through the Acts 1:8 Challenge? Your Great Commission partners are waiting to assist and to serve you.
How Well Is Your Church Doing?
How well is your church embracing the Acts 1:8 Challenge? This worksheet assessment will help you gauge your church’s actions and plan your next steps.
How well is your church embracing the Acts 1:8 Challenge? Acts 1:8 Assessment
NOTE: To take the assessment, you’ll need to enable Macros. When you open the document (an Excel spreadsheet) a Security Warning will appear near the top that says “Some content has been disabled.” Click the “Options…” button next to the message. Choose “Enable this content” and click the “OK” button.
Once you’ve enable Macros, click “Click here to begin the survey” below the Acts 1:8 logo in the middle of the page. In order to see the final result (a page of graphs) you must answer all 42 questions.
Once you’ve completed the survey, save your results and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or print them and send them to Partnership Missions, Kentucky Baptist Convention, P.O. Box 43433, Louisville, KY 40253-0433.