SESSION 6: COMMITTING TO MEMBERSHIP WITH FOLLOWING JESUS
Listen to the audio of the Sermon for Session 6
We have looked at:
- Jesus and his first community – to follow Jesus was to join his local group;
- The Early Church – initiation into Christian faith (in baptism) meant belonging in the local church;
- Three Sociological models of ‘doing church’ and their underlying values – we do ‘centered set’ church;
- Our Ministry Framework – our mission, vision, values, priorities and practices (the circled triangle); and its structured implementation via HELP (Holistic Equipping Life Process) and the People’s Flow chart.
Also attached is some accompanying notes about Home Groups: 20130317 – Exploring Membership 6 Notes Continue reading Exploring Membership – Session 6 (with Notes)
SESSION 3: MODELS OF (LOCAL) CHURCH AND MEMBERSHIP
We’ve looked at a) Jesus and his disciple-community (following Jesus meant joining his community), and b) at belonging and ‘membership’ in the Early Church. What does this mean for our church? In answer to the question we examine different models of “doing church” and what membership means
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SESSION 2: THE EARLY CHURCH AND COMMITTED BELONGING
We looked at following Jesus, which meant joining his community: Following Jesus… in community… for others (one reality in three inseparable values). Jesus told them to “go, make followers…” How did the early church do this? What did belonging in community (‘church membership’) mean in this context?
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As promised, here are my notes from session one of Exploring Membership with Following Jesus. The audio will available this week on www.followingjesus.org.za (or check www.valleyvcf.org.za).
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