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The purpose of this learning design is to orient new and/or potential church members to what it means to become a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church. ...

The purpose of this learning design is to orient new and/or potential church members to what it means to become a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Copyright © 2009 The Evangelical Covenant Church®. This resource was developed in cooperation with the Department of Christian Formation. Permission to reproduce (with credits) granted to all Covenant churches.

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    • Mission Friends The Meaning of Membership
    • SESSION THREE
      • The Mission of
      • Our Church
    • OBJECTIVES FOR THIS SESSION
      • Acquaint the group with our church:
          • History
          • Distinctives and theology
          • Structure and resources
      • Consider deeper involvement in the mission and ministry of our church.
      • Discussion Starter
      Option 1: Have you ever taken a behind the scenes tour of something that has always fascinated you? What was it? Perhaps it has been a stadium tour, or a tour of a movie set, or a factory tour, or a tour of a mammoth structure like a dam or skyscraper. What was it like to go behind the scenes?
      • Discussion Starter
      Option 2: Have you ever learned the inside scoop on a business or organization? Perhaps it was in training for a new job, or beginning as a volunteer, or perhaps it was through a conversation with a friend or family member. Describe what it was like to learn all about that business or organization.
      • Biblical Images for
      • The Local Church
    • DISCUSSION QUESTION
      • What are some images that come to mind when you think about the local church?
    • LOOKING AT SCRIPTURE
      • The church as...
        • Family (Galatians 3:26, 4:6-7, Romans 8:29, Hebrews 2:10-18)
        • Bride of Christ (Mark 2: 18-20, John 3:29, Romans 7: 1-4, 2 Corinthians 11:2, Ephesians 5:22-33, Revelation 19:7)
        • Temple (2 Corinthians 5:1, 1 Peter 2:4-8)
    • LOOKING AT SCRIPTURE
      • The church as...
        • Priesthood of all believers (1 Peter 2:4-9)
        • The Flock (Luke 12:32, John 10:1-16, John 10:27-28, Acts 20:28,29, 1 Peter 5:2-4)
        • The Body (Ephesians 4:4-13, Romans 12: 1-31)
    • LOOKING AT SCRIPTURE
      • A local church is to be:
        • A place of loving devotion to God
        • A relational place of protection and encouragement
        • A place for developing our gifts for service to God
        • A place that pursues God’s priorities in the world
    • REFLECTION
      • How do you see these elements being lived out in this church?
    • DISCUSSION QUESTION
      • What attracted you initially to our church and what has encouraged you to stay here?
      • Who We Are:
      • History and Structure
      • of Our Church
    • OUR HISTORY
      • [Insert text here]
    • OUR MISSION AND VALUES
      • [Insert text here]
    • OUR MISSION AND MINISTRY
      • [Insert text here]
    • Discussion Question: What ministries have you been involved with or have touched you or your family?
    • OUR STAFF/CHURCH LEADERS
      • [Insert text here]
    • OUR STRUCTURE
      • [Insert text here]
    • OUR FACILITY
      • [Insert text here]
      • Where We’re Going:
      • Preview of the Future
      • [Insert text here]
      • Get Connected:
      • Pathways to
      • Deeper Involvement
      • [Insert text here]
    •