WHY THE HOME CHURCH? The Great Commission Matthew 28:18-20
“ Home Churches” are both historical and Biblical. Spiritual growth and fellowship naturally flourish in a home church environment. Acts 2:46 WHY THE HOME CHURCH?
Demographics Have Changed to densely populated communities. If every church were filled to capacity on Sundays we would serve less then 3% of the population. The buildings and overhead can be cost prohibitive.
As Pastors or “Facilitators” Our Primary Area of Responsibility is
helping create “Spaces and Places“ to flourish and grow in Spiritual Competence. As Pastors or “Facilitators” Our Primary Area of Responsibility is
<ul><ul><li>2. Engage in spiritual formation practices in order to transform our broken self into greater Christ likeness. “The Great Commission.” Matt. 28:18-20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Develop a healthy supernatural Kingdom of God lifestyle that consistently and effectively prays for healing and freedom from demonic influence. The Power to make good life choices. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Develop our Christian knowledge and a Biblical worldview of God and of life that can adequately assess the ideas in our culture. “My people perish for lack of _________________” Hosea 4:6 </li></ul></ul>Three areas of Spiritual Competence: KNOWLEDGE.
Use the resources and our experienced “how to” pastors and coaches for support, training, non profit status and a responsible cash flow business plan. Join Committed Heart Ministries Association and create a Vision statement using the (VIM principal). Vision, Intention, Means. Gather a community that promotes growing in Christ likeness and Biblical practices (forgiveness, sharing, patience, mercy) and actively keeps people from isolating. HOW DOES IT WORK?
What about Church growth? Numbers are not to be despised but transformation or “bigger Christians” and more numbers happen with this model. The historical spread of the gospel and the body of Christ is a NATURAL PROCESS of ONE on ONE contact by individuals who have in them something so strong and so powerful that other people see it in them and want it. When we meet and teach the Kingdom of God the way Jesus did people will come. You won’t have enough room for them. So we create more groups! ASK GOD for opportunities of invitation and “INVITE PEOPLE TO GATHER” HOW TO GATHER?
WHO? Invite anyone in your sphere of influence. Many people are looking for genuine Biblical community where no one is rejected. Eph. 4:1. “ By this one thing they will know you are my people… ” John 13:33-35 LOVE
What Are Some Top Measureable Goals? Develop the spiritual maturity to do the basic things that demonstrate a life in Christ.
<ul><li>Scripture </li></ul><ul><li> Spend time in the scriptures reading and listening to the stories and do inductive Bible study for spiritual formation. </li></ul><ul><li>Solitude Encourage time alone with God. Experience beauty. Refrain from constantly doing. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Saying </li></ul><ul><li>Talking to other Christians about the things that matter. </li></ul><ul><li>Praying </li></ul><ul><li>Over those things that matter to us including healing, protection and freedom in Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>Staying </li></ul><ul><li>In fellowship with other Christians. Isolation makes us a target. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Giving </li></ul><ul><li>All business is Gods business. Put our kingdom in Gods Kingdom. Giving overcomes selfish desire and the spirit of Mammon. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Telling the stories of how God is working in your life. Your testimony is a light to the person in the dark. </li></ul>
<ul><li>With God Life… Col 3:1-10 </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Health Matt. 28:20 </li></ul><ul><li>Relational Health Eph. 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Health 1 Cor. 6:19 </li></ul><ul><li>Kingdom Calling… Eph. 4:11 </li></ul><ul><li>Committed Hearts…. Eph. 4:28-32 </li></ul>
“ Clearing the way for Committed Hearts to hear Gods Kingdom Calling”