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Session 2 Purpose Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind…Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law.

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1 Session 2 Purpose Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind…Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. Matthew 22:

2 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, unto the end of the world. Amen Matthew 28:19,20 2

3 Is your church driven by Tradition Finances Programs Personalities Events Seekers Buildings 3

4 According to Rick Warren, for a church to be healthy it must become a Purpose-Driven Church. 4

5 Five-Part Strategy to enable your church to grow: Warmer through fellowship Deeper through discipleship Stronger through worship Broader through ministry Larger through evangelism (Invitational ministry) From Acts 2:

6 Make the shift from programs to a people-building process and Invitational Ministry. God will build the church. 6

7 Unless the driving force behind a church is scriptural, the health and growth of the church will never be what God intended. Strong churches are not built on programs, personalities, or gimmicks. They are built on the purposes of God. 7

8 Five purposes Christ ordained for the church Love the Lord with all your heart: Worship- Magnify Love your neighbor as yourself: Ministry- Service Go and make disciples: Evangelism-Mission Baptizing them: Fellowship-belong- Membership Teaching them to obey: Discipleship-Maturity 8

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10 The Promise “Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:

11 The Promise Where two or three are gathered together in my name, as touching one thing, behold, there will I be in the midst of them; even so am I in the midst of you.” Doctrine & Covenants 6:15b 11

12 The New Testament Experience  Acts 2:46-47  Acts 5:42  Acts 12:12-16  Romans 16:5  I Corinthians 16:19  Colossians 4:15 12

13 The Purpose  Hebrews 10:23-25  Ephesians 5:19-20  Colossians 3:

14 The Purpose And the church did meet together oft, to fast and to pray, and to speak one with another concerning the welfare of their souls: and they did meet together oft to partake of bread and wine, in remembrance of the Lord Jesus; Moroni 6:6 14

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16 Small (Cell) Group Meeting Agenda Food Prayer Good News Activity Prayers 16

17 A Great Commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission will grow a Great Church! Rick Warren The Purpose Driven Church pg


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