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Groups for church

How groups fit into the big picture
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Nick Crespo

on 19 January 2013

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Transcript of Groups for church

WHY DO WE EXIST? GROUPS COMMUNITY YOU JESUS FOR PEOPLE PEOPLE
FOR JESUS HOW DO WE
GET THERE? //GROUPS SUNDAY
SERVICE STRATEGY BUILDING BLOCKS Biblical Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. Acts 2:46-47 We believe we can't fulfill
our vision without Groups. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 OBEY prayer serve evangelize communion mentor care baptism singing bible study accountability encouragement giving wise counsel You (the church) are God's building. 1 Cor 3:9 encouragement prayer serve evangelize communion mentor care baptism singing bible study accountability giving wise counsel ONE IS NOT ENOUGH! A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Eccl 4:12 WE ARE THE CHURCH jab: teach hook: model uppercut: call to action TMC PUNCH SOMEONE! THE ANTHEM CHURCH WHY DO WE HAVE THEM? The answer starts with a question. What's our purpose? It's really simple. It's answered in our vision statement. OUR VISION IS... as many as possible as many as possible Sounds good doesn't it? THERE'S A PROBLEM! Easier said than done. so... And we have to be intentional. It won't just happen. We need a strategy. Our strategy has two parts. WHY We believe you can't fulfill
God's vision for your life without
Groups. Think about it. Jesus for as many people as possible won't happen on just Sunday. It's a team effort. We are all called to spread the gospel. And what does it mean to be people for Jesus? Not just know it. That's the key. What exactly does that look like? WE CALL THESE... encouragement prayer serve evangelize communion mentor care baptism singing bible study accountability giving wise counsel People for Jesus LIVE the Building Blocks. And there's no way it can all happen on a Sunday. In fact, some of the Building Blocks just don't work in a big setting like a Sunday. Community: a group sharing common characteristics or interests. On Sundays and in community we can live ALL the Building Blocks. We need each other! This means
our vision,
God's vision,
for His church
can't happen
without... WE ARE... TOGETHER Groups? Easy enough. Isn't Sunday enough? It's reason reason Sunday just isn't enough. We need Groups. We think the highlighted areas happen best in community. That means we are stronger together. Sunday service. Groups. According to Jesus we need to... () And each of the Building Blocks is an essential part of the church (His building). They seem to happen best in... And that... We are all important. A lot of prayer. The power of the Holy Spirit. Live His truth. We need these things in our lives.
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