The goal of Christ Awakening Servant Teams is to connect Christians more fully to the person of Christ by increasing their conversations about the supremacy of Christ.

What Are Christ Awakening Servant Teams?

Christ Awakening Servant Teams are disciples with a burning passion to know and live in Jesus for ALL of who he is, and then to invite fellow believers to join them in the pursuit of knowing more of his fullness as God’s reigning Son. Tactfully and lovingly, Christ Awakening Servant team members seek to increase the focus among Christians on the glory of Christ. They do this, primarily, by speaking about him during everyday conversations to help deepen fellow believers’ love for Jesus as Redeemer and King.

Key Characteristics

Christ Awakening Servant Teams are thoroughly biblical. Members seek to get more of God’s truth about God’s Son into regular conversations with God’s people. They pass along fresh insights and promises from the multitude of Scriptures about the majesty and supremacy of the Savior. These exchanges allow God’s Spirit to connect (or re-connect) believers more fully to the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.

This ministry is something anyone can take up. In very simple and practical ways, team members use ordinary opportunities for regular communications—whether one-on-one or in small group discussions, in emails or phone calls—to help remind other disciples of the wonders of who Christ is right now. Any believer seeking to know Christ better and desiring to talk with other believers about fresh discoveries of who he is automatically qualifies for the team!

Christ Awakening Servant Teams have one primary short-range goal: To share God’s Word with God’s people in such a way that fellow believers walk away from individual conversations or group Bible discussions (or any other times of communication) with: (1) a little bit larger vision of Christ, and (2) greater reasons to put their hope in him.

Christ Awakening Servant Teams have one primary longer-range goal: To multiply themselves through a growing number of believers who follow their example by telling others about the greatness of Christ. The team models how all Christians can carry on Christ-focused, Christ-exalting conversations and discussions as a way of life.

Christ Awakening Servant Teams are “pro-Christ” and not “anti” anything. The team member’s role does not involve critiquing the spiritual vitality of their congregation or its leaders. They minister as servants to the Body of Christ. Their desire is to encourage fellow believers toward a more wholehearted devotion to God’s Son for ALL he is. They do this simply by how they humbly, sensitively weave the “truth that is in Jesus” (Eph. 4:20-21) into regular conversations.

Christ Awakening Servant Teams complement the ministry of church leaders. They nurture a “climate of Christ” among church members, which provides many opportunities for believers to open their hearts to a greater devotion toward Christ. This is what their leaders long for them to discover. By multiplying conversations and discussions about the fullness of God’s Son, teams provide reinforcements to their pastors as they shepherd God’s people into fuller dimensions of Christ’s reign.

Christ Awakening Servant Teams work as a team. They support each other in a shared ministry–as they pray for each other, hold each other accountable to their calling, and report to each other the ways they see God connect his children more fully to Christ by increased conversations about Christ. Sometimes they meet to strategize ways to increase effective, winsome, conversations focused on the supremacy of God’s Son. Also, they regularly convene to pray for the seeds they are planting—to pray for a Christ-awakening movement within their congregation and beyond.

Next Steps

If you’re interested in learning more about Christ Awakening Servant Teams, please download this guide. If you have questions about forming a Christ Awakening Servant Team, please contact us.

To watch a teaching on Christ Awakening Servant Teams, take a look at the final 20 minutes of Session 9 of The Christ Institutes Video Series, also posted as video session 9:4.

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