The Journey Of Communityship

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How do you become a real community of faith? Find out through this presentation.

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The Journey Of Communityship

  1. 1. The Journey of Communityship Pursuing the vision together
  2. 2. Welcome You are about to embark on the most exciting journey of your life. This journey is called communityship. It’s a journey that all of us in RLCC, especially those who are enrolled in the PDA, are committed to pursue, maintain, and multiply in other places. It is our hope that as you read and study this presentation, either by yourself or together with others in a small group, you also will be able to join us in this exciting journey. All aboard!
  3. 3. What is communityship?  Communityship is the art and method of building a Real Life Christian Community among a specific people group, in a specific strategic area, through the wisdom of the word of God, by the power the Holy Spirit, for the glory of God.
  4. 4. A REAL LIFE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY: THE GOAL OF COMMUNITYSHIP  A Real Life Christian Community is a group of saved people (Phil 2:1), who, with a single purpose (Phil 2:2), selfless pursuit (Phil 2:3), small group perspective (Phil 2:4), and a servant posture (Phil 2:5-11), are together pursuing steady progress (Phil 2:12-13) in the Lord and in their faith, until they become a shining proclamation (Phil 2:14-16) of Christ wherever they are.
  5. 5. WHY ARE WE PURSUING THIS GOAL?  We are created for it (Gen 1:27-28; 2:18)  We are attracted to it (Acts 2:42-47).  We are affected by it (1 Cor 15:33).  We are commanded to pursue and maintain it (Eph 4:1-6).  We are perfected (i.e. we grow toward maturity) through it (Eph 3:14-21).
  6. 6. HOW DO WE REACH THIS GOAL?  Preach the Gospel (Rom 1:14-17).  Lead seekers to genuine conversion (Rom 17:17-19).  Assimilate believers into the body of Christ (Acts 2:40-47).  Nurture believers into faithful disciples (Col 1:28-29).  Train servant leaders and deploy them (Acts 14:21-28).
  7. 7. YOUR ROLE IN THE PROCESS  Grow in your faith  Help your small group become a real group or team  Serve the Lord together with your group
  8. 8. HOW TO GROW IN YOUR FAITH  Be sure of your salvation. – Be sure you already know the Gospel (Acts 13:38-39). – Be sure that you have really believed in the Gospel (Acts 2:36-41). – Be sure that you have received the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 19:1-7).
  9. 9. HOW TO GROW IN YOUR FAITH  Practice the HABITS. – Honor God with your time, talents and treasure (Eph 5:15-17). – Attend to your daily communion with God (Col 4:2). – Build your knowledge of God through His word and works (Psalm 19). – Involve yourself in the family of God (Acts 2:42-47). – Take care of your own family as God does (1 Tim 3:4-5; 4:8). – Share your faith in God with others (1 Pet 3:15-16).
  10. 10. HOW TO GROW IN YOUR FAITH  Put on your spiritual armor (Eph 6:10-20). – Put on the belt of truth (v.14) – Put on the breastplate of righteousness (v.14) – Put on the sandals of readiness (v.15) – Put on the shield of faith (v.16) – Put on the helmet of salvation (v.17) – Take sword of the Spirit (v.17) – Pray at all times (v.18)
  11. 11. HOW TO GROW IN YOUR FAITH  Get the keys to real life. – REDEEM your past  Recall your past so far (Eph 2:11-13).  Evaluate your freeze points (Heb 5:11)  Deal with strongholds (Acts 8:23)  End untied transitions (1 Pet 4:3)  Embrace past mistakes (1 Tim 1:13)  Modify misbeliefs (Rom 12:2)
  12. 12. HOW TO GROW IN YOUR FAITH  Get the keys to real life. – TEST your present  Thank God for every spiritual blessing (Eph 1:3)  Examine your present lifestyle (Eph 4:1)  Stop destructive habits (Eph 4:17)  Train yourself to be godly (1 Tim 4:7)
  13. 13. HOW TO GROW IN YOUR FAITH  Get the keys to real life. – PLAN your future  Prepare a purpose statement (Rom 1:1-7)  List down your life goals (Rom 15:20)  Arrange your schedules (2 Cor 1:15-17)  Name your milestones (2 Tim 4:7)
  14. 14. HOW TO HELP YOUR GROUP BECOME A REAL GROUP  Initiate relationships – Trust others (2 Cor 6:11-13) – Accept others (Rom 14:1) – Be committed (1 Jn 2:19)
  15. 15. HOW TO HELP YOUR GROUP BECOME A REAL GROUP  Develop relationships – Communicate (Eph 4:29) – Care (Gal 6:2) – Celebrate or grieve with others (Rom 12:15)
  16. 16. HOW TO HELP YOUR GROUP BECOME A REAL GROUP  Maintain relationships – Set boundaries (Gal 6:4-5) – Learn to confront (Matt 18:15) – Learn to resolve conflicts peacefully (Col 3:15)
  17. 17. HOW TO HELP YOUR GROUP BECOME A REAL GROUP  Deepen relationships – Expect the best (1 Cor 13:7) – Be gracious (Col 3:12-14) – Follow the Golden Rule (Matt 7:12)
  18. 18. HOW TO SERVE THE LORD TOGETHER WITH YOUR GROUP  Select a target group (Matt 10:5-6)  Get to know them (Acts 17:22)  Find out God’s will for them (Acts 17:23)  Analyze their needs (Jn 6:5-6)
  19. 19. HOW TO SERVE THE LORD TOGETHER WITH YOUR GROUP  Understand God’s compassion for them (Matt 9:36)  Craft a purpose statement (Col 1:28)  Set clear objectives and goals (Matt 10:7)  Determine your strategy (Matt 10:8-9)
  20. 20. HOW TO SERVE THE LORD TOGETHER WITH YOUR GROUP  Get needed resources (Phil 4:14-19)  Implement your strategy (Acts 16:10)  Evaluate and improve (1 Thess 3:5)

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