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Purpose Of Groups at FBC McKinney

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Outlines the purposes of groups at FBC McKinney.

Outlines the purposes of groups at FBC McKinney.

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  • 1. Purpose of Groups What are we and why do we exist?
  • 2. FBC’s Mission Know Grow Show
  • 3. The Need for Groups Joseph R. Myers, The Search to Belong Public Social Personal Intimate
  • 4. Purposes of All FBC Groups
    • Foster a culture of belonging and acceptance.
      • Acts 15
      • “ For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these essentials: that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication; if you keep yourselves free from such things, you will do well. Farewell.”
      • Acts 15:28-29
  • 5. Purposes of All FBC Groups
    • Foster a culture of belonging and acceptance.
    • Facilitate a Spirit-led journey toward Christ through constant learning and engagement with the Scriptures together.
    • " They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. “
    • Acts 2:42
  • 6. Purposes of All FBC Groups
    • Foster a culture of belonging and acceptance
    • Facilitate a Spirit-led journey toward Christ through constant learning and engagement with the Scriptures together.
    • Focus on missional living by engaging your community and your world
    • “… but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
    • Acts 1:8
  • 7. Purposes of All FBC Groups
    • Foster a culture of belonging and acceptance
    • Facilitate a Spirit-led journey toward Christ through constant learning and engagement with the Scriptures together.
    • Focus on missional living by engaging your community and your world
    • Flourish through innovative and flexible forms and structures
    • Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. Therefore many of them believed, along with a number of prominent Greek women and men…Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was being provoked within him as he was observing the city full of idols…
    • Acts 17:11-12,16
  • 8. Purposes of All FBC Groups
    • Follow a process of releasing members to reproduce groups and new believers in Christ
    • For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly…
    • Romans 12:3-6
  • 9. Purposes of All FBC Groups
    • Foster a culture of belonging and acceptance
    • Facilitate a Spirit-led journey toward Christ through constant learning and engagement with the Scriptures together.
    • Focus on missional living by engaging your community and your world
    • Flourish through innovative and flexible forms and structures
    • Follow a process of releasing members to reproduce groups and new believers in Christ
  • 10. Partners in Maturity
    • BFGs
      • Meet on campus
      • Meet on Sunday morning
      • Medium in size
      • Easier to engage for those with church experience
      • Tend to be more time bound
    • Community Groups
      • Meet in the community
      • Meet at times other than Sunday morning
      • Smaller by nature
      • Easier to engage for the uniformed
      • Tend to be less time bound
  • 11. What is my purpose?
    • How do you spend your week?
    • What needs do you have relationally?
    • Have you been moving toward others who are far from Christ?
    • Are you seeking to take personal responsibility for your relationship with Christ?
  • 12. Grid of Growth Time with Non-Christians Time with Christians Personal Worship Corporate Worship Sweet Spot

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