Join congregations across the Brethren in Christ U.S. as we pray, reflect, and seek God during the start of a new year.

January 7-14, 2024

Identity in Action: Practicing the Core Values of the BIC

In May of 1999, fifty-one people from throughout the Brethren in Christ of North America gathered to answer one simple yet critical question: what are our most central beliefs and values and how do we articulate them? After three days of lively discussion and Spirit-filled debate, they emerged with the ten Core Values.

This year’s Week of Prayer and Fasting theme – Identity in Action – invites us to take a closer look at these Core Values. Since there are ten, we split them up between 2023 and 2024. This year, we are covering the second half of the Core Values.

We hope that as you prayerfully reflect on these values over the course of these eight days you will find yourself drawn closer to Christ and continue to become more like him.

Devotional Materials

Download Printable PDF

Download Printable PDF – Spanish

Read last year’s devotionals in English or Spanish.

Note: This PDF can be printed as a foldable booklet with page sized to fit a half sheet of paper.

Additional Resources

Fasting Guide – This year, we are excited to share our Fasting Guide. Written by Bishop Rob Patterson, this article will help you determine how and what to fast from as part of this week.

4 Practices to Make the Most of the Week of Prayer and FastingThis short article explores four ways you can expand on the devotionals and dive deep into the material.

Extended Reading Plan – Since the 2023 and 2024 devotionals are two parts of the same theme, you can experience them as a 16-day devotional from December 30-January 14. We shared a day-by-day reading plan on our Facebook.