"FIVE IMPERATIVES FOR BUILDING A GREAT CHURCH"
Introdcdition: The intent of my message this evening is
to be practical with you about what our church should be
for God. I believe most of us knows what the Bible
teaches about the church, however, tonight allow me to
challenge each of you as individuals and as a church.
I want you to turn with me to Matthew 28:18-20 and let's
determine what the goal of our church is according to
the Holy Word of God.
Explanation of Text: God has given to all believers
the authority for two tasks: 1) To make disciples, baptizin
then and 2) Teaching them to obey the Word of God. Jesus
said that he would be with us in these two priorities
Testimony of (hurch Growth: I believe I am a church growth
agent. God has gifted me in the past with wisdom and in-
sight on how to build his church. Nothing is more exciting
to see people flood the aisles at the conclusion of worship
to make professions of their faith in Christ. Another
exciting event is when believers grow in obedience to
T.S: The following have been the keys or imperatives
Uat I have learned that it takes to b iIing a great
Ill: The Mall concept in the late 50's. (Ev. & Ed.)
Exp: Total penetration and Total participation.
You can build a church on worship or Sunday
School or both.
*Sunday School--Outreach arm of the church. Small
groups reach mre people.
I visualize easily the day when this church
averages at least 3,000 persons in Bible study
Importance of taking the Word of God to them--
Hame Bible studies all over this city with thE
intention of inviting lost friends weekly.
*tinual evangelism training--Mutst train people
to share Christ. m~er.3Be iUTvAro 7at)
*utst meet the needs of all individuals-Where they arE
WE MUST ALL DEVELOP GCWIH EYES-EVERYONE IS A PRCS-
PECr FOR US TO RACH FOR uisi~l.
Exp: When I say style I mean the fashion or attitud ...
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