The Good Life?

Consumed Church Resources

Consumed Church Resources

We recognise that different churches will want to engage in different ways. We have created a Guide that can be downloaded below to assist you in choosing what steps are best suited to your church community. Click on each step and choose which ones are best suited to your context. Then simply fill in the webform at the bottom of the page in order to gain access to the Church Resource Centre.

Step One: Identify Consumed Ambassadors

Step One: Identify Consumed Ambassadors

This could be an existing justice or advocacy group or you could identify 2-3 specific people who are passionate in this area. The Ambassadors sign on to the Consumed social media pages and the Consumed Ambassadors list. They will receive campaign updates specifically targeted to helping churches engage with Consumed.  

Ambassadors serve as the connection point between Consumed and the members of the church. Their role is: 

  1. To work alongside leadership to promote the campaign and engage people in considering the impacts of consumerism and Jesus’ vision for a good life.

  2. To disseminate resources and encourage their use – including bible study materials, discipleship tips, campaign actionand creative opportunities 

  3. To mobilise people to participate in campaign actions.

  4. To facilitate engagement by the church in the co-design and co-creation opportunities.

To access all the Church Resources, please fill in the form at the bottom of this page.

To register as a Consumed Church Ambassador, click the button below!

Step Two: Engage the Issue & Promote Consumed

Step Two: Engage the Issue & Promote Consumed

Get acquainted with the issue of consumerism. Promote your church’s engagement in Consumed in your services using the scriptslides and video provided. Use the campaign logos and e-news script in your regular e-update or church bulletin to encourage people to explore the website and sign up. There is plenty of great content for people to read on our blog and this is constantly being updated with fresh insights and articles from around the Consumed community. 

To access all the Church Resources, please fill in the form at the bottom of this page.

Step Three: Run a Consumed Church Service

Step Three: Run a Consumed Church Service

Devote all or part of a Sunday service to focus on the idol of consumerism: 

  1. Play the video, use the script and slides to introduce the campaign. 
  2. Speak on consumerism – we’ve provided a sermon outline to get you started. The list of recommended readings will also help you navigate the issue if you want to go deeper.  
  3. Use the suggested prayers in your corporate prayer time. 
  4. Engage your children using the lesson plan 
  5. We recommend you also set aside some time to engage together in one of our key action opportunities. This could be during the service or afterwards during your morning tea/supper. 

To access all the Church Resources, please fill in the form at the bottom of this page.

Step Four: Discipleship & Formation Tools

Step Four: Discipleship & Formation Tools

Utilise the bible studies in your small groups to help church members go deeper and explore how God might be calling them to change their own consumption habits or shift their consumption choices.  

Encourage individuals to engage with the personal devotion  

We’ve also compiled loads of great tips on everything from shopping ethically, to managing your finances and disengaging from your devices. All of these tips are designed to help your church members choose different practices that will help them start to live free from the chains of consumerism. 

To access all the Church Resources, please fill in the form at the bottom of this page.

Step Five: Take Action & Live Free Tip

Step Five: Take Action & Live Free Tip

Invite your church members to engage in our key action opportunities. This could be through your services, church communications or church social media accounts. Or you might like to encourage your youth group or small groups to take the actions together. 

Take Action: We believe that when we take a step towards creating a better world, profound change can happen. As part of raising awareness around faithful consumption and The Good Life under Christ, we wanted to raise awareness about this issue and mobilse our community into taking action. READ MORE >

Live Free Tip: Live Free tips and practices are designed to help you break your captivity to consumption and start living free. READ MORE >

To access all the Church Resources, please fill in the form at the bottom of this page.

Step Six: Participate in the Co-Creation Challenges

Step Six: Participate in the Co-Creation Challenges

Starting from September 2019 the Consumed team will pick one of the 6 conversation streams and issue a design challenge. A new design challenge will be issued every few months. We will frame either a question or an opportunity and spread it through the Consumed community. We’ll then invite you (our Consumed community) to submit your ideas about possible solutions to that challenge.  

We will provide a creative conversation guide (still being finalised) to help you host conversation that brings out new ideas in your churches. We’ll be providing further tools and tips with each challenge.  

Each design challenge involves the following steps: 

  1. Host a creative conversation using the creative conversation guide. 
  2. Post your idea to our crowd platform. 
  3. Vote/comment on the other ideas that have been posted on the platform. 
  4. Encourage your friends and networks to vote/comment on your idea and others. 
  5. Ideas that are deemed to have potential will be selected to go through Seed’s Redemptive Design process. 
  6. If there is evidence they could work to bring real redemptive change, we’ll launch them through the Consumed community and platform and seek to grow them. 

Naming the problem of consumerism is easy, but these Challenges and Design Labs are designed to help you engage your people in finding solutions that align with God’s story – a much more powerful and constructive process.  

We believe the best solutions to counter consumerism and live the truly good life already exist amongst the Christian community. We’d love your help to find those solutions. 

To access all the Church Resources, please fill in the form at the bottom of this page.

Sign Up To Receive All Of The Consumed Church Resources

Simply fill in the form below with your name, email address and the church you represent.

Once you have entered your details, you will receive an automated email containing the link to the Resources.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at consumed@seed.org.au

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