The Year of Risk

2022

Be a Risk-Taker!

Risk is part of life. It is an action that exposes you to the possibility of loss or injury, or maybe even, death. Jesus called us to a life of risk. For those who are serious about following Jesus Christ; risk is required. A life of faith essentially is a life of risk. The Bible tells us it’s impossible to please God without faith. So, risk-taking is part of disciple living. God meets us in the risk. God makes it worth the risk. All throughout the Bible and history, the Lord met His people in the place of risk and did remarkable things through them. In 2022, we are calling every Christ Place attender to be a risk-taker in their community by becoming a gospel carrier and a generous giver.

RISK-TAKER
Commitment Card
Please pray through your commitment to take a risk in 2022. Indicate below in what ways you are committing to be a risk-taker.
I will be a Risk-Taker
My5
Commit to pray for your five people, even though you may not know all of their names right now. You can continue to add their names as you live out God's truth in every place.
Make a My5 List

B.L.E.S.S. Strategy

Jesus commanded us to be a blessing to the world around us when He said, “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31). In obedience to that command, I will STEP UP by weekly using the five B.L.E.S.S practices with my My5 friends.

Begin with Prayer

I pledge to pray for my My5 friends. My example is Jesus, who started His earthly mission with prayer (Luke 6:12–16). Prayer is both how I live out God’s Truth and how I do the mission of Jesus.

Listen/Learn

I pledge to listen to my My5 friends. My example is Jesus, who loved others by asking questions and then listening to them (Luke 18:40–42). Listening and learning is how I demonstrate compassion; it is a gracious expression of love.

Eat

I pledge to eat with my My5 friends. My example is Jesus, who consistently shared meals with people (Matthew 9:9–13). Eating with others is how I build bridges and move a relationship from an acquaintance to a friendship.

Serve

I pledge to serve my My5 friends. My example is Jesus, who did not come to be served, but to serve others (Matthew 20:28). Serving them or serving with them is a tangible way I can demonstrate the love of God to others.

Share

I pledge to share the Good News of Jesus with my My5 friends. My example is Jesus, who shared the good news of His own story with others (John 3:1–17). Having a Gospel conversation with my friend gives them a clear understanding of how God’s love and the life of Jesus can change their lives.