A Connecting Church

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A church that connects with each person is a church which will grow beyond the walls of their building. This is the first in a series of Bible Classes regarding a "Connecting Church"

A church that connects with each person is a church which will grow beyond the walls of their building. This is the first in a series of Bible Classes regarding a "Connecting Church"

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  • 1. Getting Plugged In – In 2010!
  • 2. Stop “Doing” Church
    (It might destroy you!)
  • 3. A Connecting Church
    Fellowship, Evangelism and Benevolence
  • 4. Fellowship
    Things to Remember:
    • Fellowship does not have to involve food.
    • 5. Fellowship does not have to take place in a church building.
    • 6. Fellowship involves other people.
  • Fellowship
    Things to Remember:
    • Fellowship is a sharing, working relationship with each other as an ever-growing spiritual family.
    • 7. Fellowship is two-fold:
    • 8. Your fellowship with God. (2 Corinthians 5.20; Ephesians 2.14-16)
    • 9. Your fellowship with each other. 9John 17.11; Acts 1.14; Colossians 2.2)
  • Fellowship
    The Words:
    • “Koinonia” – joint participation, association
    • 10. “Koinonos” – partner, companion, partaker
    • 11. “Metoche” – partnership, participation
  • Fellowship
    The Words:
    • “Koinoneu” – share, participate in deeds of others
    • 12. “Sunkoinoneo” – to become a partaker together with others
  • Fellowship
    A Concluding Thought:
    • Fellowship is joint participation, an association or partnership in the deeds of others.
  • Fellowship
    An Outsiders View:
    • Several years ago, some churches allowed themselves to be analyzed in this way; here is what was discovered:
    • 13. The great majority of members knew a very small percentage of the people.
    • 14. Those who gathered for worship were mostly an anonymous group of worshipers.
    • 15. They were not a genuine community of souls prepared to bear one another's burdens.
    • 16. They expressed little interest in becoming more involved in each other's lives.
  • Fellowship
    An Outsiders View:
    • Several years ago, some churches allowed themselves to be analyzed in this way; here is what was discovered:
    • 17. The great majority of members knew a very small percentage of the people.
    • 18. Those who gathered for worship were mostly an anonymous group of worshipers.
    • 19. They were not a genuine community of souls prepared to bear one another's burdens.
    • 20. They expressed little interest in becoming more involved in each other's lives.
  • A Connecting Church
    Fellowship, Evangelism and Benevolence