Welcome to BASECAMP: Eden's BLESS Initiative
Resources to Enhance Your Journey
The BLESS Initiative is a new approach to prayer and sharing Jesus with others. It’s less about downloading information or memorizing scripts, and more about loving our neighbors well. It helps us get “unstuck” and practice sharing God’s love more effortlessly. BLESS is an intentional pathway for persons of all ages who follow Jesus to become like Jesus and join the mission of Jesus.
B - Begin with Prayer: It is not only how you discover your mission, it is also how you go about carrying out your mission.
L - Listen with Care: When you listen to someone's hopes, challenges, and dreams, you are giving them a tremendous gift.
E - Eat Together: There may be no activity that moves people from being acquaintances to friends more quickly than sharing a meal.
S - Serve in Love: Serving others you encounter in your day to day life speaks louder than words could ever manage to.
S - Share Your Story: Sharing your story of how you made your way to God can impact the lives of others in powerful ways.
Our goal is to equip you in as many ways as possible to BLESS your neighbors! Below you'll find links to a number of resources that can help you deepen your experience as we go through this exciting new series. And best of all, it'll become an integral part of who we are at Eden.
Check out the great resources below!
How To Bless Your Neighbor
Click the links to download these great resources, which include Discussion Guides and a Leader's Guide!
Inspired by the bullet journal method, the BLESS journal guides you through the missional practices of BLESS. We invite you to document your journey and get a fresh perspective. Our hope is that this resource will be an encouragement to you as you discover how the Holy Spirit is at work within and through us.
BLESS Youth Student Journal
This free student journal was created to help youth engage with BLESS. The journal and BLESS for Youth Leader's Guide are meant to be used together in a small group setting.
BLESS Guide for Youth Leaders
This Leaders' Guide helps you lead our Youth through BLESS. The Leaders Guide and Student Journal are meant to be used in a small group setting.
Adventure Journal (for BLESS for Kids)
This Journal is a companion piece to the BLESS Resources for kids.
BLESS for Kids
This Guide is to help kids interact with BLESS.
BLESS Small Group Study Guide
This small group Bible study guide is on the five missional practices of BLESS. Our goal with this guide is create a robust six-week small group curriculum that is rooted in Scripture and practical in application to help people live their faith effectively among unchurched neighbors and friends.
Discover Your Mission Now: Five Simple Practices to Change Your World
By Dave Ferguson
In this free eBook Pastor Dave Ferguson fleshes out these five simple practices, sharing inspiring stories of how people have discovered their own mission in the process of carrying out Jesus's mission.