You can help more people understand what it is to be a disciple of Christ in an easy way. Just Do Ten Things a year to make a difference by serving people and showing God's love
If we are to see a bigger church making a bigger difference with more people knowing Jesus and more justice in the world then we all need to be involved.
Bring One Friend will help us build a bigger church. Through personal invitation and by having great relationships with others we can encourage them to join in one of our events or to join a worshipping community. www.liverpool.anglican.org/BringOneFriend
Do Ten Things is our encouragement for every member of every worshipping community in our diocese to show the difference being a Christian makes. They are part of our outward journey on the Bishop’s Rule of Life www.liverpool.anglican.org/RuleOfLife - where we are called to serve.
You don’t have to be following the Bishop’s Rule of Life to do ten things (but we hope you do). And we haven’t a fixed list you have to follow. Your ten things are up to you. If you choose them then you are more likely to succeed in doing them.
You don’t have to do all ten in one go. Your ten things don’t have to be new. Your ten things are a way of you showing others how your faith makes a bigger difference
How to Do Ten Things
It's pretty much up to you how you do it but we suggest the following may help.
1: Do it with others Church is community. We learn together and support each other as disciples. Doing this together can help keep us accountable and show support for one another. So why not do this with your church community, home group, congregation, youth group, group of friends,
2: Do a mix of things It is good to include things you already do as well as some new ideas. We suggest you try to do some simple things as well as a couple of areas that may be more challenging. We have some ideas and suggestions of things you can do on this page.
And we'd love to get your suggestions Post them on social media using the hashtag #DoTenThings or email firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Set yourself a time limit. We suggest you aim to do your ten things over a period of a year.
4. Review, celebrate and encourage.
Some thoughts and suggestions
This is not a full list and if you have ideas and suggestions then contact us and we will add this to the list
Email your suggestion to email@example.com or post to our social media #DoTenThings
As part of your ten things you could
- Give some time to a project your church or worshipping community is involved with
- Donate something to your local food bank (or even volunteer some time to support one)
- Join or support your local Credit Union
- Volunteer at a Debt Advice Centre or other voluntary organisation
- Think about an area of social justice that you care about and join an organisation working in that area
- Take part or organise a clean up in your community
- Donate regularly to a charity shop (or volunteer some time)
- Join a local community organisation doing good work in your area
- Think about volunteering at your local school
- Volunteer to help with a youth organisation
- Befriend a neighbour or regularly telephone someone who is lonely
- Give blood or support an organ donation project
- Join a political party
- Find out more about the Clewer initiative and help end modern slavery www.theclewerinitiative.org/
- find out more about http://endhungeruk.org/
Be bold and clear you are doing this because your faith inspires you.
Do Ten Things
Bishop Paul said: Do ten things. There will be no penalty if you do eleven! But since holiness in the Church is always service, as disciples in the Diocese of Liverpool our commitment to draw close to the Lord Jesus must issue in action; so do ten things, as you are sent to serve.
Our Diocesan Prayer
by your grace, we long to see
more people knowing Jesus,
and more justice in your world.
Help us to live as your disciples in the power of the Spirit
and to work to your praise and glory.
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