Go and
MAKE DISCIPLES of all nations



Discipleship Course: Church Growth

Church Growth

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1
T 8-19

Introduction--In this opening class period we will get acquainted with one another, go over the class assignments and learn the inductive method.

TH 8-21
Forum
 
2
T 8-26

A Model of Holistic Growth
This class will focus on the importance of the Word of God as the primary way the Lord forms the knowing, doing and being of growth.

 
TH 8-28

History of Church Growth
This class will focus on the history and main contributors to the church growth movement and the current state of the movement.

3
T 9-2
No Class      
TH 9-4

Communion—The Word
The Word of God is not only the foundation of church growth but provides the energy and the power to grow the church.

4
T 9-9

Communion—Prayer
Prayer is the second and a very important aspect of the vertical relationshiip with God which the principle of communion points to.

TH-9-11

Community—Fruit
The fruit of the Spirit is a key component to all true growth of the church. We will focus on how to help your congregation bear fruit.

5
T-9-16

Community—Small Groups
Small groups have always been an important aspect of church growth. Learn about the most recent research and thinking on groups.

TH-9-18

Commission—Matthew 28
The Great Commission of Matthew 28 has long been recognized as the Risen Lord's missionary mandate to go and make disciples of all nations.

6
T-9-23
The Mission of Jesus—Matt. 3-4
The main focal point of the ministry of Jesus was the discipling of the Twelve. This lesson looks at both the importance and method of Christ's mentoring of His disciples.
TH-9-25
The Mission of the Holy Spirit This lesson will focus on how the Spirit worked in the New Testament in order to greatly add to the mission and growth of the church.
7
T-9-30
No Class      
TH-10-2
Holy Spirit—Release–In contrast to Matthew who puts the commission at the end of his gospel, Luke places Jesus' commission at the beginning in order to link the Spirit with the mission of release.
8
T-10-7
Bible StudiesIn this lesson we are going to go over the basic principles of Bible study and how to contextualize your ministry in order to be effective.
TH-10-9

The Mission of the Sabbath and Prophecy The Sabbath is often taught in an "apologetic" manner which deals little with the real life experience of the person. This lesson will focus on the prophetic and discipleship aspect of the Sabbath.

9
T-10-14

Contextualization and the Core Group In our last lesson we will look at how our modern society compares to the New Testament community of believers. We willl also learn how to build discipleship in the local church through the concept of core group ministry

  TH-10-16
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