Getting Ready To Grow

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I took an idea from Mark Copeland and tried to branch off of his thoughts regarding preparing a church to grow.

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Getting Ready To Grow

  1. 1. Getting Ready to Grow Our progress as the Mount Pleasant Church of Christ
  2. 2. <ul><li>The body of Christ must expect growth! </li></ul><ul><li>The body of Christ must pray for growth! </li></ul><ul><li>The body of Christ must prepare for growth! </li></ul><ul><li>The body of Christ must seek growth! </li></ul>The Next Stage of Potential
  3. 3. <ul><li>Offer Assemblies that Edify: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is their first exposure to the gospel? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do the see the love of Christ? (John 13.34-35) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does it draw everyone closer to God? (1 Corinthians 14.25) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nuture the Members: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From babes in Christ to spiritually mature. (1 Peter 2.2-3) </li></ul></ul>Our Congregational Responsibility
  4. 4. <ul><li>Strengthen our Relationship with God: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We cannot share what we do not have. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We can always improve: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paul knew he could improve. (Philippians 3.10-15) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Peter knew our lives must be increasing. (2 Peter 3.18) </li></ul></ul></ul>Our Individual Responsibility
  5. 5. <ul><li>Strengthen our Relationship with One Another: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our love and personal relationships are examples. (John 13.34.35) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our relationships can always be improved: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paul knew this – 1 Thessalonians 4.9-10 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Peter knew this – 1 Peter 1:22 </li></ul></ul></ul>Our Individual Responsibility
  6. 6. <ul><li>Strengthen our Relationship with the Lost: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jesus ate and spent time with the lost. (Matthew 9.10-12) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Things that work : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>being hospitable and inviting them. </li></ul></ul></ul>Our Individual Responsibility
  7. 7. <ul><li>The body of Christ must expect growth! </li></ul><ul><li>The body of Christ must pray for growth! </li></ul><ul><li>The body of Christ must prepare for growth! </li></ul><ul><li>The body of Christ must seek growth! </li></ul>The Next Stage of Potential
  8. 8. Getting Ready to Grow Our progress as the Mount Pleasant Church of Christ

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