Building Character in the Faith Community
It is the faith organization that can have the most impact on a community by
promoting good character within its membership and then modeling it in daily
interactions with the community.
The Character Council of Hempstead desires to support the faith community with
resources and ideas for presenting godly character to its members and to the
community. Teaching godly character could be thought of as raising a standard
of righteousness, so lacking in our culture of no absolutes.
There are many ways character can be presented in a church setting:
"I sought for the
greatness and genius of
In her commodious
harbors and her ample
Ant it was not there;
In the fertile fields and
boundless prairies, and it
was not there;
Not until I went into the
churches of America and
heard her pulpits, aflame
with righteousness, did I
nnderstand the secret of
her genius and power.
America is great because
she is good,
And if America ever
ceases to be good,
America will cease to be
-Alex de Tocqueville
Sign up to become a "Character-Building Church."
Teaching a short lesson on a character quality in a church service
before the sermon.
Conducting a family service where a character quality is presented.
Contact us to hear how one church in our community is doing this
Place posters about character in prominent places around the
church facilities. Posters can be obtained from
Include discussions about the character quality each month in the
church bulletin or newsletter. You may download the essay on this
page about the monthly character quality for your church use.
Give character awards through small groups, Sunday School classes,
youth groups, etc.
Have children memorize key verses on the character quality and
present them with expressive motions to the congregation.
Plan a vacation Bible school around character. See the Resource
section for materials.
Look for issues with character when counseling. Most bad behavior
stems from a defect in character.
Choose leadership on the basis of good character.