Class 101 - Session 1

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Class 101 - Session 1

  1. 1. Session One The Church Is His Global Community
  2. 2. What Is The Relationship of The Church to Scripture? “The Church is wholly dependent upon the WORD and has no existence without it”. -James Smart “The entire life and being of the Church lie in the WORD of God”. -Martin Luther
  3. 3. What Is The Definition of the Church? • The Church is Christian People • Demonstrating Life • Under Lordship
  4. 4. What Are The Purposes of the Church? The Church’s ultimate purpose is to do the work of Christ in the world—it is Christ-likeness. The Church is to carry out Christ’s ministry.
  5. 5. The Purposes of Christian Life Assembly As a dynamic church proclaiming the Word of God, we purpose to make disciples of Christ by: • Exalting God (Worship) • Encouraging Christians toward spiritual maturity. • Equipping Christians for ministry. • Evangelizing the world for Christ.
  6. 6. The Compass vs. The Map Why do we prioritize the compass over the map? • A stated purpose will motivate us. • A stated purpose will keep our priorities straight. • A stated purpose will develop our potential.
  7. 7. What Makes Christian Life Assembly Unique? • God-centered worship. • Gift-oriented ministry. • Loving relationships. • Passionate spirituality. • Empowering leadership.
  8. 8. Why Must The Church Grow? • Because God loves people. • Because God commands us to reach out. • Because God’s Spirit empowers us to share the Good News.

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