WHAT ARE THE 30 ESSENTIALS?
The mission of Amity Bible Church is accomplished by practicing the 30 Essentials (Know, Do, Be) of the Committed Life.
The 30 Essentials are taught in three-month increments.
The first month will focus on one of the 10 Beliefs. The second month will focus on one of the 10 practices, and the third month will focus on one of the 10 virtues.
Each Essential has a corresponding video and materials to study individually, with your family, and with your small group.
HOW DO I STUDY THE 30 ESSENTIALS?
The Pastor’s Sunday message will guide us to the Essential for the month.
Click on current Essential below to access the video and study guide.
The Church Center App also has the current Essential.
10 Beliefs – Know
I believe God is involved in and cares about my daily life.
I believe a person comes into a right relationship with God by His grace, through faith in Jesus Christ.
I believe I am significant because of my position as a child of God.
I believe the church is God’s primary way to accomplish His purposes on earth today.
I believe all people are loved by God and need Jesus Christ as their Savior.
I believe that everything I am or own belongs to God.
1 Timothy 6:17-19
I believe there is a heaven and a hell and that Jesus Christ is returning to judge the earth and to establish His eternal kingdom.
10 Practices – Do
I worship God for who He is and what He has done for me.
I pray to God to know Him, to lay my request before Him and to find direction for my daily life.
I study the Bible to know God, the truth, and to find direction for my daily life.
I fellowship with other Christians to accomplish God’s purposes in my life, others’ lives, and in the world.
I give away my money to fulfill God’s purposes.
2 Corinthians 8:7
I give away my faith to fulfill God’s purposes.
10 Virtues – Be
I sacrificially and unconditionally love and forgive others.
1 John 4:10-12
I am free from anxiety because things are right between God, myself and others.
I have the power, through Christ, to control myself.
I take a long time to overheat and endure patiently under the unavoidable pressures of life.
I choose to do the right things in my relationships with others.
1 Thessalonians 5:15
I have established a good name with God and with others based on my long-term loyalty to those relationships.
I choose to esteem others above myself.
HOW DO I PRACTICE THE 30 ESSENTIALS?
After studying and knowing what God has commanded, we must act and do it.
Outreach helps us to practice becoming committed Christ followers.
Serving together with your small group will not only bless your community, it will bond and strengthen your group as you display God’s love to others.
You can find outreach opportunities internally or with organizations Amity has partnered with by clicking here. Your group is also welcome to adopt its own outreach. Please remember to share your group’s outreach photos with us by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW AM I GROWING?
Part of a steward’s life is to determine spiritual growth. CLICK HERE to download the 30 Essentials End Goals checklist. Use this list to measure your growth and to develop a spiritual growth action plan.
Supporting materials for the series can be accessed via the links below.