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  • Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

    Session 3Growing People

    Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

  • Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

    Session 3Growing People

    Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

  • Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

    Community of FaithLooking at the shape and mission of the churchBiblical foundationsForces shaping the churchForm and functionCall to Gods people

    Five sessionsWhat is church?Incarnate peopleGrowing peopleKingdom peopleWitnessing people

    Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

  • Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

    KeysKey Point

    Paul wrote that the purpose of the Holy Spirit appointing people to ministries, and giving people gifts was so that the body of Christ might be built up. This session looks at what it means to be a growing people.

    Key Skill

    Reflecting on our purpose as members of the body of Christ.

    Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

  • Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

    TodayGrowing Up

    Body and Bride

    Contemporary perspective

    Surrender & Reconciliation

    Equipped, Empowered and EffectiveSeeking the Spirit

    Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

  • Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

    Growing Up

    What conditions make for good growth in plants or people?

    What are the analogies to Spiritual Growth?

    Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

  • Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

    Body and BrideReflect on either Eph 4:12-13 or Rev 21:2,10

    Find a way to express the wonder and worth of Gods Church.

    What inhibits us from growth to maturity?

    Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

  • Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

    Five Forces of FormationFormation (biblical roots from which the church has developed)Deformation (consequences of political power, cultural pressures and internal struggles)Reformation (the call back to biblical integrity) andTransformation (the impact of the Holy Spirit) preparing it for:Consummation (new heavens and a new earth)

    Read the notes on A Contemporary Perspective

    Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

  • Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

    A Contemporary PerspectiveConsider local church potential to grow to maturity

    What are the enablers and inhibitors?

    What are the strengths and weaknesses?

    What could be done to strengthen or overcome these?

    Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

  • Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

    Coffee Break

    Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

  • Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

    Surrendered hearts, committed livesRead Ephesians 4:2 and 4:12Service for a purposeSurrendered and committed to Jesus and the church

    There are many forms of service but one Lord1 Corinthians 12:5

    Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

  • Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

    Equipped, Empowered & EffectiveRead 1 Corinthians 12:1-18, 27-30 and 1 Corinthians 14:1

    What key things does the Body of Christ need to do in order to grow?

    How may we become equipped and empowered to do these things effectively?

    Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

  • Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

    ReflectionBringing our fears to the foot of the cross

    Surrendering and committing our hearts to reconcile and serve

    Opening our selves to change and to the empowerment of the Holy Spirit

    Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

  • Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People

    Wrap Up

    Module reflection exercise

    Comments and Feedback

    For next time:Check out the notes for Session 4Bring a Bible

    Diocese of Guildford 2012Growing People