Altar calls for commitment are general calls made for those who want to recommit their lives to Jesus or desire a deeper walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. Such calls may also focus on dedicating to full-time Christian service, responding to mission appeals, rededicating to your marriage and family, etc.
MINISTERING TO A PERSON RESPONDING FOR COMMITMENT
Here are guidelines for ministering to a person responding for commitment:
DETERMINE THE REASON FOR THEIR RESPONSE:
Ask the counselee, “What may I pray with you about?” This will determine the reason he has responded to the call.
PRAY SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE NEED:
Pray specifically for his desire., i.e., a deeper walk with the Lord, guidance for full-time Christian service, recommitting his life to the Lord and His service, etc.
QUESTIONS ABOUT COMMITMENT
Because the area of commitment is so vast and the altar calls so varied, there is no way we can cover every question you may be asked. If you are asked a question that you cannot answer, refer the counselee to the pastoral staff.
KEY VERSES ABOUT COMMITMENT
So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:33)
Then said Jesus unto His disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me. (Matthew 16:24)
But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:31-33)
But it shall not be so among you; but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister.
And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant;
Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many. (Matthew 20:26-28)
Herein is my Father glorified that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. (John 15:8)
I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable, unto God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:1-2)
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