Vision 2018 (Week 1)
Basics of Healthily Church Growth:
What are we supposed to be doing?
• Corporate Gatherings/Sunday Service – God sowing into you o Preaching, Teaching, Public Reading of Scripture 1 Timothy 4:6, 13
Cf. Nehemiah 8:1-5; Joshua 8:34-35; Acts 20:27 2 Timothy 4:2
Cf. Romans 10:17 o Singing, Praise, Worship Colossians 3:16
Cf. Ephesians 5:18-19 o Prayer 1 Timothy 2:1-2, 8
Cf. Acts 1:14 o Giving 1 Corinthians 16:1-2
Cf. Galatians 6:6 o Communion 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
• Community/Small Groups – Us sowing into each other Acts 20:7, 20
Cf. 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Romans 12:9-13; Acts 2:42, 46; 5:42; 1 Corinthians 12:26; Galatians 6:2
• Evangelism – Us sowing into our community Romans 10:14-15 14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!” 2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. But we don’t do it for transfer growth. 1 Corinthians 9:22-23 22 to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. 23 Now this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I may be partaker of it with you Cf. 2 Timothy 4:5; Colossians 4:2-6
We can’t reach everyone, but we can continue to build a culture of doing what Jesus has called us to do to reach who He wants us to reach.
We must maintain a culture of bold evangelism and authentic discipleship to grow the right way.