42 They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 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, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
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Titus 1:5 This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you…
Research: fastest growing Churches... 1.Focus on Missions 2.Help the poor 3.Focus on the Youth 4.Have Latin Minsitries 5.Invest strongly in small groups
Some churches shrink while others flourish... 3 types of churches: a)Have some small groups b)Completly organized by small groups c)The church is a small group, when it grows, it multiplies into more small groups. The only ones growing are b and c
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