E100 For Small Groups

Are you aware that 90+ percent of American households own at least one Bible? However, the staggering statistic is that only 20 percent of those who own Bibles will ever read through it completely in their lifetime. This includes regular church-going members. With these statistics in full view, it is unfortunately easy to conclude that Bible sales far outpace Bible reading!

The Essential 100 Challenge (The E100) is a proven systematic approach that guides readers through the big picture of the Bible without getting bogged down and frustrated. The E100 is a carefully selected list of short Bible passages -- 50 from the Old Testament and 50 from the New Testament. The passages are usually one to two chapters in length and can easily be read in 10 minutes or less.

The E100 is not about selling more Bibles or even suggesting translation preferences. In fact, we do neither. We simply provide the tools and resources to assist you in leading a Bible reading program that will have a profound impact on your small group. Our research shows that once an individual completesThe E100, his or her appetite for consistent Bible reading results in sustainable habit formation. This indeed is what we are about!

The E100 Challenge is NOT A TYPICAL CAMPAIGN. Why? Because The E100 is a professional, high value campaign but... it’s not expensive, not complicated, and not taxing on your staff.

Additionally, the companion materials are designed so that your church can implement the challenge without disrupting your present activities. All a small group needs to successfully participate together in the E100 Challenge are the E100 Daily Planner and the E100 Challenge Guide and off course a Bible. It's that easy, but benefits a small group can receive from taking the Challenge together can be life changing.

The E100 Challenge is a simple and proven conduit to long term Bible habit formation. Please join us and other area churches as we strategically equip congregations with the transforming Word of GOD.

HELPFUL HINTS TO PLAN YOUR E100 CHALLENGE

  1. DEVELOP A GAME PLAN

    You can run the program for 100 days, 20 weeks, 6 months, a year, or more. It works with any Bible translation. Many Churches will start in January when most people need help with their New Year's Bible reading resolution. Others with offer the program in the Spring as a Lenten discipline leading up to Easter.

  2. ORDER THE E100 BIBLE READING RESOURCES

    The E100 Daily Planner and The E100 Challenge Guide for Individuals and Groups are available here.

  3. PROMOTE THE CHALLENGE

    Use the materials on the free Pastor's Resource CD to prepare your church for the Challenge.

  4. LAUNCH THE E100!

    Plan a “E100 Challenge Sunday” where the theme of the worship service and sermon is the importance of God’s Word. Consider using the helpful E100 Sermon outlines to preach on the Bible passages your members are reading in the Challenge.

  5. CELEBRATE FINISHING THE CHALLENGE

    At the end, recognize all who completed The E100.

  6. ADD YOUR NAMES TO THE E100 CHALLENGE

    Affirm your commitment to The E100 Challenge by “Like-ing” our Facebook group here.

  7. FOLLOW-ON BIBLE RESOURCES

    Encourage all participants to go online here to receive more FREE resources to form a daily Bible reading habit.