Mission Friends The Meaning of Membership
SESSION FOUR <ul><li>The Mission  of  </li></ul><ul><li>a  Member </li></ul>
OBJECTIVE FOR THIS SESSION  <ul><li>Acquaint the group with their place as potential members of our church </li></ul>
<ul><li>Why Join a Church? </li></ul>What would you say are good reasons to join a local church?
<ul><li>Reasons for Joining the Church </li></ul><ul><li>A Christ-Honoring Reason </li></ul><ul><li>A Missional Reason </l...
<ul><li>What Does it Mean  </li></ul><ul><li>to Be a Member? </li></ul>
GROWING AS CHRIST’S DISCIPLES <ul><li>Our commitment is to help you GROW: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>G—God’s Word </li></ul...
<ul><li>Reflection:  </li></ul><ul><li>How have you seen or experienced GROWth during your time here?  </li></ul><ul><li>W...
BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S KINGDOM <ul><li>Jesus spoke of God’s Kingdom  </li></ul><ul><li>God’s Kingdom is not like any ear...
Reflection:  How can being a member in the church help us live into the kingdom and to be the kind of disciples Christ is ...
SEEKING TO FULFILL THE WILL OF GOD <ul><li>Together we: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strive for spiritual health as a congreg...
<ul><li>Group Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>and Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>There are many ways that we seek to fulfill Go...
<ul><li>Decision to </li></ul><ul><li>Become a Member </li></ul>
NEXT STEPS TOWARD BECOMING A MEMBER <ul><li>[Insert text here] </li></ul>
IF YOU DECIDE NOT TO BECOME A MEMBER <ul><li>[Insert text here] </li></ul>
<ul><li>Closing </li></ul><ul><li>What are your closing thoughts as we end this discussion?  </li></ul><ul><li>Would any o...
 
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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.

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 - Session 4

  1. 1. Mission Friends The Meaning of Membership
  2. 2. SESSION FOUR <ul><li>The Mission of </li></ul><ul><li>a Member </li></ul>
  3. 3. OBJECTIVE FOR THIS SESSION <ul><li>Acquaint the group with their place as potential members of our church </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Why Join a Church? </li></ul>What would you say are good reasons to join a local church?
  5. 5. <ul><li>Reasons for Joining the Church </li></ul><ul><li>A Christ-Honoring Reason </li></ul><ul><li>A Missional Reason </li></ul><ul><li>A Spiritual Growth Reason </li></ul><ul><li>A Biblical Reason </li></ul><ul><li>A Cultural Reason </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>What Does it Mean </li></ul><ul><li>to Be a Member? </li></ul>
  7. 7. GROWING AS CHRIST’S DISCIPLES <ul><li>Our commitment is to help you GROW: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>G—God’s Word </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>R—Relationships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>O—Obedient Living </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>W—Worship </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Reflection: </li></ul><ul><li>How have you seen or experienced GROWth during your time here? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do we still need to work in order to be serving you well in these four areas? </li></ul>
  9. 9. BECOMING A PART OF GOD’S KINGDOM <ul><li>Jesus spoke of God’s Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>God’s Kingdom is not like any earthly kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>As disciples of Jesus Christ we are ambassadors of God’s Kingdom </li></ul>
  10. 10. Reflection: How can being a member in the church help us live into the kingdom and to be the kind of disciples Christ is calling us to be?
  11. 11. SEEKING TO FULFILL THE WILL OF GOD <ul><li>Together we: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strive for spiritual health as a congregation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Serve together in ministry as a congregation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support the mission of our congregation </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Group Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>and Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>There are many ways that we seek to fulfill God’s will. Which are you most drawn to? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your thoughts about this lifelong journey and the ways in which we minister together to fulfill God’s will? </li></ul><ul><li>Does today’s session raise any particular questions, concerns, fears, or other feelings for you? </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Decision to </li></ul><ul><li>Become a Member </li></ul>
  14. 14. NEXT STEPS TOWARD BECOMING A MEMBER <ul><li>[Insert text here] </li></ul>
  15. 15. IF YOU DECIDE NOT TO BECOME A MEMBER <ul><li>[Insert text here] </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Closing </li></ul><ul><li>What are your closing thoughts as we end this discussion? </li></ul><ul><li>Would any of you share about our church has meant to you so far and what you hope to experience in the future? </li></ul>

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