The Kingdom of God is set in motion by activating the Five Circles in the lives of individual believers and their families. Movement Birmingham seeks to identify hundreds of families willing to advance the Kingdom of God by a commitment to the following:
“Be still and know that I am God …” Psalm 46:10.
“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving thanks be made for all men, for kings and for all who are in authority that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life and all Godliness and reverence.” I Timothy 2:1.
Establishing a daily routine to pray for my family, my friends , my church and the ministries of my City.
Participating as often as possible in Prayer Gatherings, focused on bringing the Kingdom of God to my church and to my City.
“By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us and we also ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?”
I John 3:16-17.
Establishing or renewing my commitment to serve my church in my area of spiritual gifting as my first ministry priority.
Seeking God’s guidance in selecting at least one local ministry as a place or regular service and generosity.
“And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day who you will serve… But, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15.
Establishing a regular routine for discipleship and spiritual conversations with family and neighbors.
Joining with ten or twelve other families to meet regularly for prayer, Bible study, encouragement, accountability, and fellowship.
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15.
“The elders who are among you, I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed: shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers… and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.” I Peter 5:1-4.
Completing a spiritual gifts assessment to ensure that each family member is serving in areas of their gifting.
Enrolling regularly in a series of study courses designed to develop each family member’s spiritual leadership, evangelism, and ministry skills.
Participate with other spiritual leaders in city-wide training and equipping events.
“Do not lay up for yourself treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and thieves break and steal; but lay up for yourself treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21.
Acknowledging that every believer’s first priority in their finances is to tithe to their local church.
Regularly evaluating family spending to establish spiritual priorities and respond to opportunities to advance the Kingdom of God.
Joyfully submitting to accountability within my church and Family Group to ensure family generosity