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5 Functions of Kingdom Focused Church

·    Evangelism

·    Discipleship

·    Fellowship

·    Ministry

·    Worship

 

 

EVANGELISM

Evangelism is ultimate Goal of Kingdom Focused Church.

Everything the Church Does Has to Contribute One Way or Another to Reaching that Goal.

Church Growth Without Evangelism is Impossible

 

•       Acts 2:38-41

•       38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

•       39 "For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself."

•       40 And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation!"

•       41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.

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Discipleship

•      Hardest Task of the Church

 

•      It is weakest and least practiced function in the church.

What is Discipleship?

 It is a lifelong journey of obedience to Christ, that transforms a person’s values and behavior and results in ministry in one’s home, church, and the world.

 

The Kingdom Focused Church 

Eph 4:13

 

13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.

 

 

Discipleship

Luke 9:23-24

 

23 And He said to all, If any person wills to come after Me, let him deny himself [disown himself, forget, lose sight of himself and his own interests, refuse and give up himself] and take up his cross daily and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also].

 

24 For whoever would preserve his life and save it will lose and destroy it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he will preserve and save it [from the penalty of eternal death].

 

 

FELLOWSHIP

 

The Bible Describes Fellowship

Acts 2:42, 46-47

 

42 And they steadfastly persevered, devoting themselves constantly to the instruction and fellowship of the apostles, to the breaking of bread [including the Lord's Supper] and prayers.

46 And day after day they regularly assembled in the temple with united purpose, and in their homes they broke bread [including the Lord's Supper]. They partook of their food with gladness and simplicity and generous hearts,

 

47 Constantly praising God and being in favor and goodwill with all the people; and the Lord kept adding [to their number] daily those who were being saved [from spiritual death].

MINISTRY

MINISTRY IS MEETING

ANOTHER PERSON’S NEED IN

THE NAME OF JESUS,

EXPRESSED AS SERVICE TO

PEOPLE INSIDE THE CHURCH

CALLED FAMILY AND

EXPRESSED AS MISSIONS TO

THOSE OUTSIDE THE

CHURCH WITH THE

RESOURCES GOD PROVIDES.

 

 MINISTRY

THE BIBLE DESCRIBES MINISTRY

•      Acts 2:44-45

 

•      44 And all who believed (who adhered to and trusted in and relied on Jesus Christ) were united and [together] they had everything in common;

 

•      45 And they sold their possessions (both their landed property and their movable goods) and distributed the price among all, according as any had need.

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WORSHIP

 



!! WORSHIP IS ANY ACTIVITY IN WHICH BELIEVERS EXPERIENCE GOD IN A MEANINGFUL, SPIRITUALLY TRANSFORMING WAY.

 

IT LEADS WORSHIPPERS TO A DEEPER COMMITMENT TO HIM. WORSHIP BRINGS US FACE TO FACE WITH OUR CREATOR AND DRAWS US CLOSER TO HIS IMAGE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KINGDOM FOCUSED CHURCH

THREE GOALS

1.            MAKE DISCIPLES

•      EVANGELIZING BELIEVERS

•      EXPERIENCING FELLOWSHIP, WORSHIP. AND BIBLE STUDY WITH OTHER BELIEVERS

•      BEGINNING ASSIMILATION INTO THE CHURCH.

2.           MATURE DISCIPLES

•      BEING SPIRITUALLY TRANSFORMED

 

•      EQUIPPING FOR MINISTRY

 

•      DEVELOPING ACCOUNTABILITY

 

•      LEARNING TO BE A LEADER

3.           MULTIPLY DISCIPLES

·       PARTICIPATING IN MINISTRY THROUGH SERVICE IN THE CHURCH.

 

·       PARTICIPATING IN MISSIONS OUTSIDE THE CHURCH.

 

·       REPRODUCING THEMSELVES IN AND THROUGH OTHERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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