From the creators of I Can Only Imagine comes the faith-movie event of 2020, I Still Believe. A love story for the ages, I Still Believe is the real-life story of chart-topping singer Jeremy Camp. I Still Believe is a powerful reminder that in the midst of life’s storms, true hope is only found in Christ.
I STILL BELIEVE CAMPAIGN PLAN
A great campaign begins with prayer and planning.
Begin by asking God to direct and inspire your plans for activities and events connected to the I Still Believe movie campaign. Pray that He will move within the hearts of your members and your community to bring people to a place of deeper trust in Him and commitment to His design for their lives.
Read through the sermons and other resources in this kit and watch the video clips. Giving yourself a good overview of the available resources will help you as you communicate with your leaders and plan your events.
3. Cast Vision.
Meet with your leadership team and cast a vision for how the I Still Believe campaign can affect your church and your community. Consider using the promotional materials in this kit, as well as prayer and discussion to help excite your team and create a unified vision.
4. Engage Your Leaders.
The I Still Believe campaign will provide ministry opportunities across all areas of your church, so plan to meet with all your ministry leaders to ask for their help and support. Be sure to listen to their ideas, suggestions, and needs in order to make this a meaningful campaign. Encourage your leaders to make the events and themes of the I Still Believe campaign a focused priority and to pray for the services and sermon outreach plans. Keep communication channels open to help all your ministries work together and support the overall goals of the church through the events you plan. Some of the leaders you’ll want to coordinate with include:
• Teachers: The I Still Believe movie will likely stir up some important questions for members of your community about what it means to live on mission for God, or how they can best follow God’s calling on their life. Be sure to connect with a handful of mature believers in your church body ahead of time who will be available to meet with others in a more personal setting. They can provide a listening ear, prayerful support, and sound advice.
• Parking, Greeters, and Ushers: Plan for additional church service attendees during the two-week sermon series. Make sure you have sufficient volunteers and parking spaces.
• Children’s Ministry: Since you will have new families visiting your church, you can also plan on having more children in your children’s ministry. Talk with ministry leaders about lesson plans, visitor gifts, and information packets for visiting parents, as well as childcare volunteer requirements. See the Host section for more information.
• Small Groups: If you plan to invite visitors and church members to sign up for small groups during or after the two-week I Still Believe sermon series, make sure to talk with your small group leaders in advance. Encourage group leaders to prepare ways to communicate the small group opportunities and to register those interested. Encourage them to welcome new members and to be prepared to integrate them into their groups smoothly.
• Assimilation: Talk with your assimilation team about plans to follow up with visitors through phone calls, emails, letters, and visits. See the Follow Up section for more.
5. Create a Detailed Plan.
Use this guide, as well as the kit resources, to create a detailed plan and schedule that includes action steps, leader responsibilities, and deadlines specific to your church.