True Spirituality – r12 Campaign

True Spirituality - r12 Campaign

A Six Week Church Campaign Turning Believers into Disciples by presenting a clear, Biblical target of Discipleship based on Romans 12

The True Spirituality – r12 Church Campaign inspires and guides believers to become authentic disciples.  The included study material lead the participants through a verse by verse expositional “unpacking” of Romans 12, helping church members understand the true meaning of relational discipleship.

True Spirituality – r12 is a recommended next step for local churches who have committed themselves to impacting their communities. Key to making an impact is church members who truly know what it means to be a disciple of Christ.  This Church Campaign provides a pathway to help believers become more like Jesus every day.

The True Spirituality – r12 Church Campaign is available in Southern Africa through Walk Thru the Bible.

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What is True Spirituality – r12?

True Spirituality – r12  Church Campaign with its included campaign resources and study material will teach your church members the meaning of true spirituality through relational discipleship.  The teaching and study materials are focused on a verse by verse study through Romans 12.

Why the focus on True Spirituality

In a world of spiritual relativism, most people are customizing spirituality to fit in to their believes and world view, yet they believe they are spiritually healthy and “good” Christians. How many truly know what God wants from them – or have the wrong idea of what it means to be a spiritually mature, authentic disciple?

Recent research has shown that church programs are not producing mature Christians. And sincere Christians have tried lots of dead-end, theologically flawed, and quick-fix spiritual approaches that have left them unfulfilled, disappointed or disillusioned. It’s not surprising that so many feel lost, stuck or sidelined.

The r12 church strategy starts out with correcting that misunderstanding ….it’s about inspiring and guiding people to give God what He really wants – and become who He wants us to be.

True Spirituality – r12 provides a START HERE (or re-start) for Christians

New believers “I recently gave my life to Christ…”

• START HERE – r12 helps them start the Christian journey in the right direction

Stuck believers “I’ve been at church all my life, but I don’t feel close to God…”

• START HERE – r12 provides a path to spiritual breakthroughs that isn’t reliant on “trying harder.”

Sideline believers “I’m tired. I’ve done all the programs. It’s time for me to sit out…”

• START HERE – r12 meets them right where they are with a pathway back to healthy engagement with God and a church family.

Seasoned believers “My relationship with Christ is the center of my life…”

• START HERE – r12 gives them a pathway to disciple others…perhaps for the first time.

Why it’s Different

r12 is not about being religious, keeping rules, developing programs, church growth, self-actualization, or spiritual formulas for success. Rather, it’s about taking inventory of your relationships and helping you find Biblical answers to some of the most important questions in your life…

Life’s Significant Questions

The search for Biblical answers…

• How to give God what He wants most?

• How do you get God’s best for your life?

• How do you come to grips with the real you?

• How can you experience authentic community?

• How do you overcome the evil aimed at you?

Highlights 5 Key Relationships

The context of a living faith…

• Relationship with God

• Relationship with the world’s values

• Relationship with yourself

• Relationship with believers

• Relationship with nonbelievers

True Spirituality – r12 Biblical Responses

The profile of an authentic disciple…

• Surrender to God – Romans 12:1

• Separate from the world’s values – Romans 12:2

• Sober in self-assessment – Romans 12:3-8

• Serving in love – Romans 12:9-13

• Supernaturally responding to evil with good – Romans 12:14-21

A Proven Pathway…

r12 provides a pathway to help believers become more like Jesus everyday because it’s…

• Biblical

• Relational (not rule keeping)

• Grace-based (not performance-oriented)

• Faith focused (not trying harder)

• Practical (not simply the ideal)

• Measurable

How the r12 Church-wide series works

The key to a church-wide series is focus with multiple reinforcements. Most people hear a sermon on the weekend and then different teaching in their small group, devotional book, Bible reading, etc. during the week. The result is a lot of information that doesn’t go very deep. A church-wide series simply provides FOCUS on one key theme each week and then drives the theme deeper into the lives of the congregation by reinforcing it several times during the week.

Weekly Themes  –  Questions People Ask…

r12 Introduction – What is true spirituality?

Surrender to God – How do I give God what He wants the most?

Separate from the World’s Values – How do I get God’s best for my life?

Sober in Self-Assessment – How do I come to grips with the real me?

Serving in Love – How do I experience authentic community?

Supernaturally Responding to Evil with Good – How do I overcome the evil aimed at me?

Weekly Reinforcements

The r12 themes are found throughout Scripture, not just in one passage. That’s why r12 comes to life with teachings from the Old Testament, Paul’s writing in the New Testament and in the life of Christ.

Opening weekend service and 7-Day Devotional: Start the campaign with a message covering the Romans 12 passage. Then challenge each member to do the foundational 7-day devotional over the following week. This 7-day devotional is included in the r12 True Spirituality According to Jesus bilingual Study Guide.

Weekend Services: r12 themed messages seen through the lives of Old Testament figures: Abraham, Daniel, Moses, David & Jonathan, Joseph

Small Group Study: True Spirituality According to Jesus. Go deeper with the six-week video-based content developed for small group study and adult classes.

On Demand: r12 Online for commonly asked questions. This video-rich environment helps people become “self-feeders” of Romans 12. (go to

Model what you are asking your members to do, for 100% participation

• Do the 7-Day r12 devotional (included in the r12 True Spirituality According to Jesus bilingual Study Guide)

• Join a small group – True Spirituality According to Jesus

• Participate in the weekend services

• Serve the local community with your small group in the church-wide community outreach project


The r12 structure above is a recommended approach, but you can do it in the way that suites your local church the best. Take what will work and leave the rest – that’s flexibility!

Criteria to obtain the r12 Church Campaign components

The True Spirituality – r12 components and lower resource pricing are only available as part of the Base Church Campaign Package to local churches doing the r12 Church Campaign.  This means the whole church with all or as many a possible members are participating.  Every participating church member has his/her own original participant guide.

Orders need to be paid for before shipping.

The quantity you order cannot be reduced or returned once invoiced and shipped but can be increased.

DVD’s may not be duplicated – see the full duplication policy here

**Walk Thru the Bible is not able to fund the large stock quantities required for consignment.

True Spirituality – r12 Church Campaign required Components and Pricing

To embark on this Church Campaign, the church is required to purchase the Base Church Campaign Package.  This Campaign Package includes all the necessary resources and tools to accommodate 100 individual participants and 10 participating Small Groups.

Additional participant resources can be purchased at the same Campaign Package price, when adding on resources to an already purchased Church Campaign Base Package.

The True Spirituality – r12 Church Campaign Base Package is Available for R39.00 (Incl VAT) per person.  Included in this Package are the Following:

Church Campaign Kit

The Trues Spirituality -r12 Base Campaign Package contains 1x Church Campaign Kit.

The comprehensive kit includes the following resources:

  • Promotional & Small Group DVD’s: Includes promotional and introductory messages from Chip Ingram as well as the “True Spirituality According to Jesus” six session Small Group DVD.
  • Sermon Tools CD: This CD includes six MP3 format Audio Messages, Sermon Transcripts, Teaching outlines and more.  You’ll also find Campaign coaching notes from Chip to ensure the success of your campaign.
  • Communications CD:  This CD includes devotionals, Word documents and Excell spreadsheets to assist you in communicating with your church members and to organize the Campaign effectively. The CD also includes samles from a real campaign to as an example of hoe to execute a Church Campaign effectively.
  • Weekend programming CD: This CD includes: Weekend Service Programming Ideas ; Music, Video & Visual Art Ideas ; Order of Service & Bulletin Samples.  The Small Groups Toolbox also included on this CD contains a Profile of a Small Group Host; Profile of a Small Group Coach; Evaluation Form for Small Group Members; How to Start a Group (use in host orientation); FAQs for Small Group Hosts (use in host orientation); Bonus Session: Better Together; r12 Personal Spiritual Health Assessment.
  • Youth Curriculum CD: This includes: Six-week small group curriculum with leader’s guide; Daily Devotionals; Sample weekend messages; Social networking and SMS strategy.

True Spirituality According To Jesus Small Group DVD

The Trues Spirituality -r12 Base Campaign Package contains 10x Small Group DVD’s.

  • The Small Group DVD includes Six Weekly Teaching Sessions to be used with the Small Group Study Guide.

True Spirituality According To Jesus Small Group Bilingual Workbook

The Trues Spirituality -r12 Base Campaign Package contains 100x Small Group Workbooks

The True Spirituality Study Guide is the companion piece to the Small Group DVD. This six-week side by side bilingual study guide takes your journey deeper with:

  • Message notes
  • Discussion questions
  • Hands-on activities putting the principles of Romans 12 to work in practical ways.
  • The 7-day devotional is also included in this r12 True Spirituality According to Jesus Bilingual Study Guide.

Living on the Edge Elementary Kit

The Trues Spirituality -r12 Base Campaign Package contains 1x Living on the Edge Elementary Kit

The principles of Chip Ingram’s r12 series from Romans 12 are communicated to Elementary Children (ages 6 to 12) in a fun, relevant and life-changing way.

Included in this  Kit is:

  • DVD with weekly video lessons,
  • A testimony and a game to reinforce the lesson
  • A CD with leader guides, student handouts, activity booklets and more.

Filmed at the edge of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, students will learn practical ways to live out the discipleship lessons of Romans 12.

All of the Above Resources and Tools are available for only R3 900.00 (Incl. VAT)

Additional Free Resources available at  Find interactive tools for deeper study and life application of Romans 12, answers to commonly asked questions about how to become an authentic disciple of Christ, free video and audio resources and more.

True Spirituality – r12 Church Campaign Optional Components

The following resources are optional additions to the r12 Church Campaign. They can add value, but are not required for a successful r12 campaign.

Living on the Edge Book

The ‘Living on the Edge’ book is mentioned throughout the r12 Church Campaign. The ‘Living on the Edge’ books are designed to be the campaign component that covers the actual Romans 12 passage. In Southern Africa the specially-created ‘7-Day r12 devotional’ (included in the Participant Guide) replaces the requirement to use the ‘Living on the Edge’ books. Although adding value, the cost consideration of the additional ‘Living on the Edge’ books for participant in the r12 Church Campaign is not always feasible in southern Africa.

Walk Thru the Bible thus recommends that southern Africa use the ‘7-Day r12 devotional’ instead. Some Southern Africa churches doing the r12 Church Campaign are choosing to purchase a limited number of the Living on the Edge books though for Campaign leaders and/or small group leaders. Again, this is entirely optional and not required to do a successful r12 Church Campaign. Please note that availability may be limited.

The Living on the Edge book is available for R109.71 (Excl VAT).

True Spirituality – r12 Banners

The r12 banners can be used to both promote the upcoming campaign in your church and heighten the excitement during the campaign. The r12 banner are available in two formats and are only available directly from the designers, Nice Graphics, in Johannesburg.

1) Roll-up. The size is 2000mm x 850mm.
2) X-frame. The size is 1600mm x 600mm.

Nice Graphics’ terms and conditions: Pricing available upon request; Allow seven workdays for printing; A 50% deposit is payable to Nice Graphics directly, with the balance COD; Shipping costs (if applicable) are additional. Nice Graphics contact details: Dawie Brink, +27(0)-82-925-0022,,
Sponsorships available

If your local church is in a position where you require a part-sponsorship on the r12 participant study guides to enable you to do the church campaign, please do contact Walk Thru the Bible first. Walk Thru the Bible exists to serve churches!

To place your order please email, call 011-782-4222 (+27-11-782-4222) or submit a ‘Contact me’ request.

The pricing and availability of these church campaign components are subject to change, without notice.

Ware Spiritualiteit volgens Jesus

Die r12 ‘Church Campaign’ word tans in Afrikaans vertaal. Sekere elemente is alreeds beskikbaar, ander volg binnekort. Sien asb hieronder dit wat alreeds reg is.

True Spirituality According to Jesus’ Tweetalige Study Guide: Die ‘True Spirituality According to Jesus’ Small Group Study Guide is in Afrikaans vertaal. Vanaf  die 10de Januarie 2011 gaan slegs ‘n tweetalige (Engels and Afrikaans) weergawe van die ‘True Spirituality According to Jesus’ Small Group Study Guide beskibaar wees. Die ‘r12 7-Day Devotional’ gaan ook nou in beide tale in hierdie boekie ingesluit wees. Kerke sal ook nie meer onder die twee tale hoef te onderskei by bestelling nie – die boekie werk vir almal! Dus meer waarde, meer aanpasbaarheid. Die sessies in die boekie is:

Sessie 1 – Wat is ware spiritualiteit?

Sessie 2 – Hoe om vir God te gee wat Hy die graagste wil he

Sessie 3 – Hoe om die allerbeste van God te kry

Sessie 4 – Hoe om vrede te maak met die ware jy

Sessie 5 – Beleef egte gemeentskap

Sessie 6 – Oorkom die kwaad wat op jou gemik is

r12 Preke: Een weergawe van die preke wat op die Sondae gedurende die ‘r12 Church Campaign’ van die kansel af gepreek word is reeds vertaal en beskikbaar in die r12 Campaign Director afdeling. Indien u predikant of pastor die boodskappe klaar gepreek het, sal ons graag u notas ook beskikbaar wil maak aan ander. Laat ons asseblief weet.

True Spirituality According to Jesus’ Small Group DVD: Die kleingroepie DVD sal slegs in Engels beskikbaar wees, maar die gepaartgaande handleiding (sien ‘True Spirituality According to Jesus’ Tweetalige Study Guide’ hierbo’) is wel in Afrikaans en werk goed saam met die DVD boodskappe. Bestel dus die Engelse DVD vir gebruik in u Afrikaanssprekende kleingroepe.

Toekomstige r12 Afrikaanse vertalings: Meer van die r12 komponente gaan vorentoe in Afrikaans vertaal word. Toekomstige vertalings sal dan ook hier gelys word en sal verniet aan kerke beskikbaar wees wat alreeds the ‘r12 Church Campaign Kit’ aangekoop word.

r12 Inspires true spirituality in Bloemfontein!

Ds Charles James van NG Pellissier, Bloemfontein, berig die volgende oor r12: “Die r12 het regtig ons beste verwagtinge oortref!! 1,200 lidmate het by r12 kleingroepe ingeskakel.

Die terugvoer van die r12 kleingroepe is regtig amazing!! Die materiaal is baie aktueel en fasiliteer kleingroeplede om openhartig geestelike issues op die tafel te sit. Baie van die fasiliteerders getuig van kleingroeplede se lewensverandering en geloofsverdieping. Ons Jeugerediens (ongeveer 600 tieners) en belydenisklas (so ongeveer 100 kinders) is ook volledig deel van die r12.”

The testimony above was received from the NG Church Pellissier in Bloemfontein, who have used the insights gained from the r12 Church Campaign, to reach out to the lost through various outreach programmes, in order to see a lasting impact being made on the communities which they serve.   Lees meer… (Read more…)

Making a high impact through discipleship

Have you ever had the feeling that the church you belong to is stuck in a rut? Ever had the nagging question, “How much spiritual growth have I experienced?” Have you ever taken stock of your spiritual life, and come up short? Ever felt that there is no spiritual movement in your life?
The How to run a r12 Campaign Toolbox training event held at the Walk Thru the Bible offices on 12th January 2011 answers these questions, and more. The event saw 41 participants attending, all representing 12 local churches.

What makes the r12 campaign so effective, is that the campaign focuses on discipleship, while examining our relationships with others and reviewing our spiritual lives. The core aim of the campaign is for us as Christians to strive to be creditable disciples of Jesus Christ by living out our faith as set out in Romans 12.   (Read more…)