Resources & Tools
Acts: To the Ends of the Earth
Everyone is on a mission. A mission to grow, succeed, or fulfill a dream. But the church has a greater mission – a kingdom mission. A mission empowered by the Holy Spirit to take the gospel to the ends of the Earth. And you are a part of it, because you are the church. The church is not a place we go, it’s each one of us joining in the work of Jesus, started over 2000 years ago. In this two-part series on the book of Acts, we’ll see how Jesus’ first disciples became a community on mission together to change the world, and how we can continue to carry out that mission today. The church is on a mission and the church is you. Are you in?
September 19 // Acts 2:1-13, Matt Metzger – Discussion Guide
September 26 // Acts 2:14-41, Charles Yu – Discussion Guide
October 3 // Acts 3:1-26, Daniel Owen – Discussion Guide
October 10 // Acts 4:1-31, Charles Yu – Discussion Guide
October 17 // Acts 5:1-11, Matt Metzger – Discussion Guide
October 24 // Acts 5:17-42, Ben Knox – Discussion Guide
October 31 // Acts 6:1-7, Charles Yu – Discussion Guide
November 7 // Acts 6:8-8:1, Matt Metzger – Discussion Guide
November 14 // Acts 8:1-5, Charles Yu – Discussion Guide
This journal will follow our 15-week series. Each week you can read the passage of Scripture from the Sunday message with space to write down observations, notes, application, and prayer. You can use it before you join on Sunday or dive into the passage after.
- Explore Acts | The Bible Project
- Luke-Acts Podast Series | The Bible Project
- Acts for Everyone: Part 1 & Part 2 | N.T. Wright – This commentary set from N.T. Wright is a great one for both beginners and those who have been studying Scripture for a while. We highly recommend using this in your personal study as we walk through Acts together this semester.
For Kids & Families
Sharing Your Faith
- Story Collective Training in English | Story Collective Training in Chinese | Story Collective Training in Spanish
- I Once Was Lost | Don Everts
- The Art of Neighboring | Jay Pathak
- The Simplest Way to Change the World | Dustin Willis
The Persecuted Church
- Christianaphobia: A Faith Under Attack | Rupert Shortt
- Open Doors – Learn more about the persecuted church as well as check out the The World Watch List, which are the top 50 countries where it’s most difficult to follow Jesus. This website includes information, stories, and ways to pray for and support the persecuted church.
- Operation World (adults), Window on the World (families), & Impact Prayer List (Blackhawk’s Global & National Servants) – If you’d like to make praying for the global church a part of your regular rhythms, these resources provide detailed information about the church in different countries and how we can best pray for them.
Global & National Servants
Blackhawk currently supports about 30 Global and National Servants who live in Madison, other parts of the U.S., and around the world. Servants serve in a variety of capacities – discipleship training, church planting, immigrant outreach, environmental initiatives, community development, medical training, campus ministry, and more. Over half of the Servants are members of Blackhawk who are significantly involved in various Blackhawk ministries or former members of Blackhawk who are involved in ministry in other parts of the country and around the world.
- Join the Global and National Servant Encouragement Team to connect with Blackhawk’s Global and National Servants to learn from, pray with and encourage them.
- Pray for our Global and National Servants. Subscribe to our Impact Prayer email to receive monthly prayer requests from our servants and partners.
Considering your next step towards national or global ministry work? Contact [email protected].