Class 101 - Session 1

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  • 1. Session One The Church Is His Global Community
  • 2. What Is The Relationship of The Church to Scripture? “The Church is wholly dependent upon the WORD and has no existence without it”. -James Smart “The entire life and being of the Church lie in the WORD of God”. -Martin Luther
  • 3. What Is The Definition of the Church? • The Church is Christian People • Demonstrating Life • Under Lordship
  • 4. What Are The Purposes of the Church? The Church’s ultimate purpose is to do the work of Christ in the world—it is Christ-likeness. The Church is to carry out Christ’s ministry.
  • 5. The Purposes of Christian Life Assembly As a dynamic church proclaiming the Word of God, we purpose to make disciples of Christ by: • Exalting God (Worship) • Encouraging Christians toward spiritual maturity. • Equipping Christians for ministry. • Evangelizing the world for Christ.
  • 6. The Compass vs. The Map Why do we prioritize the compass over the map? • A stated purpose will motivate us. • A stated purpose will keep our priorities straight. • A stated purpose will develop our potential.
  • 7. What Makes Christian Life Assembly Unique? • God-centered worship. • Gift-oriented ministry. • Loving relationships. • Passionate spirituality. • Empowering leadership.
  • 8. Why Must The Church Grow? • Because God loves people. • Because God commands us to reach out. • Because God’s Spirit empowers us to share the Good News.