Leadership Summit<br />September 2010<br />Grace Presbyterian Church<br />
Welcome<br />
Praise<br />Music not available tonight…<br />Prayers of praise<br />
Tales of God’s Goodness<br />Testimony of God’s work<br /><ul><li>In your life
In people around you</li></ul>What has God done during the past few months that causes you to be thankful?<br />
Spiritual Care<br /><ul><li>Discipleship: following Jesus. Moving forward in our worship, understanding and imitation of J...
Discovering Where People are At in their Christian Life<br />
Categories of Unbelief<br />
Categories of Maturing<br />
Categories of Spiritual Difficulties<br />
Assisting<br />Non-Believers: Love, Questions/Answers, Point toward the Gospel<br />Growing Believers: Essential Christian...
Gospel Imbalance<br />	At the core, we experience spiritual pathologies when the Gospel (in all its fullness) is misunders...
Gospel Imbalance<br />TEMPTATION<br />Heart and Satan tempts us<br />Too light a view of sin and holiness<br />Presumption...
A Church Culture of Discipleship<br />Membership<br />Worship /Preaching / Teaching<br />Community Groups<br />Prayer<br /...
Group Discussion<br />How can Grace Church to become more able to recognize people’s spiritual needs and assist them in gr...
Main Themes at Grace<br />Discipleship<br />Vision 2020 | 10th Anniversary<br />Communication<br />
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Discovering and Helping Guide Christian Spiritual Progress

  1. 1. Leadership Summit<br />September 2010<br />Grace Presbyterian Church<br />
  2. 2. Welcome<br />
  3. 3. Praise<br />Music not available tonight…<br />Prayers of praise<br />
  4. 4. Tales of God’s Goodness<br />Testimony of God’s work<br /><ul><li>In your life
  5. 5. In people around you</li></ul>What has God done during the past few months that causes you to be thankful?<br />
  6. 6. Spiritual Care<br /><ul><li>Discipleship: following Jesus. Moving forward in our worship, understanding and imitation of Jesus.</li></ul>LEADERS: help make growing disciples. How?<br />Knowing people and knowing God<br />Discovering where people are at<br />Offering what might help them move forward<br />
  7. 7. Discovering Where People are At in their Christian Life<br />
  8. 8. Categories of Unbelief<br />
  9. 9. Categories of Maturing<br />
  10. 10. Categories of Spiritual Difficulties<br />
  11. 11. Assisting<br />Non-Believers: Love, Questions/Answers, Point toward the Gospel<br />Growing Believers: Essential Christian Disciplines, Core Truth (Gospel/ Bible/ Theology), Growing Fruitfulness, Community, Service, Resource<br />Difficulties: Counsel, Support, Prayer, Gentle Rebuke, Peacemaking<br />
  12. 12. Gospel Imbalance<br /> At the core, we experience spiritual pathologies when the Gospel (in all its fullness) is misunderstood or forgotten. We tend to fall off on one side of the gospel or the other and lead imbalanced lives, we weaken our assurance of salvation, resulting in spiritual pathologies. If the Gospel is “You are far more sinful than you ever dared imagine, yet in Christ you are far more loved than you ever dared hope,” we see that there are two basic kinds of spiritual pathologies: temptation and accusation.<br />In temptation, the holiness of God (the first half of the Gospel) is forgotten. This leads to a weak view of sin. In accusation, the grace of God (the second half of the Gospel) is forgotten. This leads to a weak view of mercy. The libertine on the one hand and the legalist on the other both experience spiritual difficulties. -Tim Keller<br />
  13. 13. Gospel Imbalance<br />TEMPTATION<br />Heart and Satan tempts us<br />Too light a view of sin and holiness<br />Presumption, lack of conviction, lack of means of grace<br />Idols of comfort / power<br />Loss of assurance by violation of conscience<br />Remedy: Convince of the goodness of God and his holiness<br />ACCUSATION (GUILT)<br />Heart and Satan accuse<br />Too light a view of grace and love<br />Guiltiness, drivenness, discouragement, pride, judgment<br />Idols of approval / control<br />Loss of assurance by denial of forgiveness and grace<br />Remedy: convince of Christ’s substituting work, freedom from sin<br />
  14. 14. A Church Culture of Discipleship<br />Membership<br />Worship /Preaching / Teaching<br />Community Groups<br />Prayer<br />Ministry Teams<br />Classes<br />Deliberate Relationships<br />KEY: RELATIONSHIPS OVER PROGRAMS<br />
  15. 15. Group Discussion<br />How can Grace Church to become more able to recognize people’s spiritual needs and assist them in growth? <br />
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  17. 17. Main Themes at Grace<br />Discipleship<br />Vision 2020 | 10th Anniversary<br />Communication<br />
  18. 18. Prayer Time<br />

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