We live in a culture that is committed to being uncommitted. Yet we know that making commitments is key to the flourishing of our faith. So how do we encourage church members to make and keep commitments along their faith journey? Here are some resources that can help.
According to The Marks of a Committed Christian by John MacArthur, commitment results in a preoccupation with the glory of God, an unfailing love for the children of God, and an unswerving loyalty to the Son of God.
In The Lost Art of Commitment, Charles Colson observes that “when we refuse to commit, we miss out on one of the great joys of life.”
Celebrating milestones of faith formation is an important practice in developing a culture of commitment in your congregation.
Celebrating the Milestones of Faith: A Guide for Churches by Laura Keeley and Robert J. Keeley. This handbook is filled with practical, do-able ideas for celebrating faith commitments such as baptism, first celebration of the Lord’s Supper, and profession of faith, in addition to many other life events. Laura Keeley also serves as one of Faith Formation Ministries’ Regional Catalyzers.
Read the Reformed Worship article Stones from the River by Laura Keeley about celebrating milestones in worship services.