Presentation on theme: "WE ARE GLAD YOU’RE HERE. Brooke Greenberg If this happens physically, something is seriously wrong!!! If this happens spiritually, something is seriously."— Presentation transcript:
If this happens physically, something is seriously wrong!!! If this happens spiritually, something is seriously wrong!!! Physically this is a very rare condition Spiritual lack of growth is all too common. Brooke’s condition was incurable, there is a solution for spiritual growth!!!
Maturity It is a choice we make. It is commanded by God that we mature and make spiritual growth. ◦ 1 Cor. 14:20; 2 Peter 3:14-18 What this takes: ◦ Physical growth comes naturally ◦ Spiritual growth and maturity comes through desire, hard work, and dedication.
A Few Successful Factors Involvement from Everyone ◦ Great things happen when Everyone is on board (1 Chron. 13:1-4) Everyone working/active (Neh. Neh. 3; 4:6) Everyone is invested (Ex. 35:1, 4-5, 20-29)
A Few Successful Factors Involvement from Everyone Structure and Organization. ◦ People in Specific Places and Roles to lead ◦ David an effective leader: appointed people with duties 1 Chron 15:16 1 Chron 16:4 1 Chron 16:7
A Few Successful Factors Involvement from Everyone Structure and Organization. Prayer ◦ Neh. 2:12-16 ◦ 74 times in the psalms men prayed to God for strength and help ◦ Prov. 16:9
Goals/Plans: Evangelism Quarterly bring a friend Sunday ◦ April 5 ◦ July 5 ◦ October 4 ◦ Jan 3, 2016 Invite goal: ◦ 120 invites for April 5 (word of mouth/flyer)
Goals/Plans: Special Meetings Youth Lectureship ◦ Speakers: Brian Haines and Jeff Carr ◦ Date: March 27-29 Islam Studies ◦ Jeff Car ◦ Sunday Evening Series ◦ Dates: Feb. 15, March 1, 8, 15 Singing Weekend ◦ Steve Garret ◦ Dates: May 29-31
Goals/Plans: Bible Classes Adult Classes: Curriculum developed specifically to: ◦ Have a more mature understanding of God’s word and how that came to us. ◦ Gain deeper understanding in regard to worship. ◦ Gain deeper understanding to critical topics that incorporate much false doctrine in the religious world ◦ Develop deeper fellowship
Goals/Plans: Bible Classes Young Boys Classes: ◦ Leading in Worship How to lead in prayer Praying for the Lord’s Supper How to lead singing Leading a scripture reading ◦ Teachers: Edwin Klaassen Nate Shropshire Others
Goals/Plans: Bible Classes Children’s Bible classes ◦ Scott and Jessy taking over teacher scheduling and ordering of materials. ◦ Curriculum: Shaping Hearts for God ◦ Quarter system for teachers ◦ Sunday Mornings 9:00 AM ◦ Wednesday evening 7:00 PM Teachers be prepared Parents make sure your children are prepared.
Goals/Plans: Bible Studies Women’s class ◦ Every other Friday ◦ 10:30 AM Sisters meeting ◦ 3 rd Saturday of every month ◦ 10 AM-12 PM Singing Bible studies
Goals/Plans: Bible Studies Youth Bible Studies ◦ Organized by Stacy and Jennifer Hargis ◦ One Study a month ◦ After the 1-2 months, it will be the 2 Friday of Every Month Young Adult Bible Studies ◦ Organized by Justin and Jade Brainard ◦ One Study a month ◦ Typically the 4 rd Friday of every month
Goals/Plans: Leadership/Teaching Opportunities Kids/Bible classes Young Adult Classes Women’s Studies ◦ Sisters class ◦ Women’s class Singing Weekend ◦ May 22-24
Goals/Plans: Fellowship and Encouragment Group Meetings/Potluck ◦ 2 nd Sunday of the Month Plan for Effective Encouragement ◦ Announced Sunday Evening After Church (Nate S.) ◦ Matt Lister and Jason Tipps record keepers
Building Relationships: Healthy Growing Congregations tend to have great relationships within the church Acts 2:46-48 A Social aspect to the gospel “it is not good for man to be alone” (Gen. 2:18) “iron sharpens iron” (prov. 27:17) “Two are better than one” (Eccl. 4:9-12)