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Conducting a Seeker Bible Study The Three P’s of Church Planting 1. Prayer select a period (best time of the day, length of time, over how many days) select a place (classroom, campus chapel, library study room, dormitory, etc.) select another person ( find another apostolic believer; two praying is more powerful than one) identify a purpose for prayer (start with Luke 10:2, pray for labourers, pray for a burden for souls, pray for direction)
The Three P ’ s of Church Planting 2. People identify a pocket of people (target a group of people; e.g. engineers, law students, Asians, Blacks, males, females, Muslims, Hindus, foreign, etc.) identify a person of peace who is open to the gospel (find one that is hungry for God, one that is broke, one that has a need) select a time and place for meeting (e.g. Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. at the Student Centre. Also specify the length of time the study will be – 45 minutes for 3 weeks)
The Three P ’ s of Church Planting 3. Purpose purpose to proclaim the gospel (identify a lesson. Make it systematic e.g. the 7 signs of Jesus from the gospel of John, Or Rightly Dividing the Word) purpose to stay (continue meeting with person even after the series of lessons are finished even if the person has not yet repented. Be a friend before you can lead someone to Christ) purpose to support (minister to that person, meet their needs spiritually and encourage them) purpose to disciple (after they have made a decision to serve Christ, get them in a formal bible study from your church. Invite them to your assembly)
Five things to consider: DPALS When discipling a person of peace, consider these five things: Demonstrate what it means to be Christian (in daily prayer and bible reading). Also take that person to bible studies that you are conducting. Participate – allow that person to participate in the bible study with you. Allow that person to teach a bible study in your presence while you watch them. Do not correct them in the study when they make mistakes. Encourage them and support them.
Five things to consider: DPALS Link the person to your assembly and youth leader, activities, and discipleship class. Send them off to conduct bible studies on their own; however, meet with them for training and follow-up. Meet regularly with your disciple for time of share and care.
Three things to do when you gather to worship at a campus church 1. Welcome – everyone with a smile, handshake, and a blessing from the Lord. Hospitality (people love to gather around food – give thanks), hand out and eat. 2. Worship - saturate the place with singing, praise, dancing, lifting hands, and prayer. Be creative in worship. Make it fresh and new. 3. Word – someone should lead in sharing a word of exhortation, testimony, or a revelation.
Bible Study Suggestions The Seven Signs of Jesus (Book of John) Turned water into wine (John 2: 1-11) The Nobleman’s son healed (John 4: 46-54) Healing the Paralytic man at the Pool of Bethesda (John 5:1-16) Feeding of the Five Thousand ( John 6: 6-14) Jesus walks on water (John 6:15-21) Man born blind (John 9:1-41) Raising Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-46)
Questions to ask What does it show you how people are? What does the story tell us about what people need? What does the story tells us about Jesus? What do you think that Jesus would like to do in your life?
Six Questions to ask regarding any passage What did you like best? What did you like least? What did you not understand? (You could ask someone else what it means). It is important for them to discover truth for themselves.
What do you personally need to do about it? (Practical application of the scripture) What verse or phrase could you think about during the week? Pick a verse or phrase to thing about during this week and when we come back we’ll talk about it. Bible Study Suggestions
Icebreaker What went well this week? What did not go well? Expect the unexpected in the bible study. What to do in a church campus? Acts 2:42 – daily teach, fellowship, worship, prayer. Hebrews 10: 23-25 encourage one another to good works. I Corinthians 14: 25 manifest the spiritual gifts. “Fear looks, Faith jumps”
A Ten Minute Bible Study Ask these 5 questions - Have you ever lied? (then wait for the answer) - What does that make you? (he/she should say a liar) - Have you ever stolen something before? (wait for the answer) - What does that make you? (he/she should say a thief) - Have you every looked at someone in lust? (wait for the answer) - Matthew 5:28 says that you have committed adultery in your heart if you look on a woman and lust in your heart after her.
A Ten Minute Bible Study By your own admission you a lying, thief, and adulterer in your heart. If you were to die today where would you go, hell or heaven? If you were guilty of a crime and stand before a judge, would he let you go? If he is a good judge, he would not. If you say to God let me go, would He let you go? No, because He is just.
A Ten Minute Bible Study Now if you are in court and you are fined and can’t pay it and someone came and paid the fine for you, how would you feel? God did that through Jesus when He came and died on the cross. He took your place on the cross. Jesus paid for your sins and mine. If you confess your sins and believe in your heart that Jesus died for you and was resurrected for your justification you will be saved. Repent now and ask Jesus into your heart. Ask God to forgive you in Jesus’ sake and He will. As a way of demonstrating your willingness to follow the Lord, you should now be baptized in water, by immersion as the scripture teaches and in the name of the Lord Jesus. When you have done this then the Lord will fill you with His Spirit, as he has promised (Acts 2:38)