Step One: Attend worship
Step Two: more regular attendance, help with the service; usher, reader, greeter
Step Three: weekly attendance, watch online if ill or out of town, or visit another church when out of town, help plan or lead the worship service, liturgist, deliver the message
Step One: Prayers mealtime and bedtime prayers, prayers of self, prayers of intercession for family and friends
Step Two: Prayer of intercession for others-church, community, world leaders, strangers in need, join a prayer group or prayer team, participate in a prayer walk or prayer vigil, read books on prayer, scheduled daily prayer and meditation, keeping a prayer and gratitude journal
Step Three: Organizing and leading a prayer event; journaling, solitude, fasting and abstinence, leading and organizing church prayer activities, state of continual prayer...
Step One: random Bible reading
Step Two:Regular bible reading, using a study Bible, Upper Room Devotional, on-line devotionals, attending a small group Bible study, memorize scripture, lectionary reading
Step Three: Daily bible reading and meditating on scripture, taking a Disciple Bible class, reading the Bible in a year, organizing and leading a bible study, being in an accountability group, journaling, Lectio Divina style bible study
Step One: Inside the church volunteering when tasks are requested; occasionally helping in the nursery, the church office or with church or property maintenance, preparing food for bereavement meals, changing the sign Outside the church bringing items or money for
Step Two: Inside- serving on a team or committee; prayer team, sending cards, making phone calls...
Outside- participating in a mission project such as Hugs from Home or volunteering at St Vincent’s, Boy’s Club,
delivering meals for Senior Citizens, UMW, UMCOR disaster training...
Step Three: Inside- chairing a team or committee; planning and organizing church word days, prayer teams, card sending teams...
Outside-going on a mission or UMCOR disaster relief trip, planning &/or leading a mission trip, mission organization board member, NOMADS...
Step One: random giving in the worship service or to an outside charity
Step Two: proportional giving, (having an intentional plan to give a percentage of income, ie start with 1-2% of your income and with a plan to increase in increments, maybe 1-2 % every 6 or 12 months.
Step Three: joyfully giving a tithe or 10% with plans to continue to increase the intentional
proportions; giving to charities outside the church, being generous with tips and etc.
Step One: Mentioning that you go to church or that you are a Christian, offer to pray for
someone in need, wear a shirt with the name of the church, sharing your faith with your children, grandchildren, and close friends....
Step Two: Invite someone to attend worship or another church function, read books or take a class on faith sharing. Actively work on your “spoken and unspoken witness”, make a list of unchurched people, pray for courage to invite them to church and pray that they accept your invitation....
Step Three: Seek opportunities share your witness where unchurched people monthly, invite 5
unchurched people a year to worship, offer to preach, lead a faith sharing class, train for Lay Servant ministries, go to seminary...