CHURCH GROWTH (33)
All churches want growth but never know how to produce it. The Unlimited Growth series sets forth a step by step approach to generating church growth which is biblically-based and easily implemented in any congregation regardless of size, age or location.
Prime Series 6 lessons
A review of C.A. Schwartz's book "Natural Church Development" and its application to the New Testament ministry system being studied from Acts chapter 2 in this seminar.
Prime 55m Class
A kick-off discussion session where participants share their thoughts on what is necessary to promote church growth.
Prime 12m Class
7 Steps to Successful Church Growth
Top Ten Things that Kill Church Growth
In this lesson we examine 10 things that hinder church growth.
Church growth is tied to church leadership. In this introductory lesson, the various Biblical roles of leadership are identified and compared to one another.
Prime 32m Class
An in-depth study of Acts chapter 2 where Luke clearly explains the Biblical ministry system and how ministry and growth are interrelated.
Prime 42m Class
This lesson argues for the idea that the New Testament has a specific plan for organizing and growing a local congregation. (Acts 2)
Prime 43m Class
The "nuts and bolts" of how to implement the Biblical plan for church organization and growth.
Prime 42m Class
This lesson examines the cyclical nature of church growth and the rewards and challenges present at every stage. (I Corinthians 3:1-9)
This lesson is based on Romans 1:16 and promotes the notion that the church needs to rediscover the manner and core message of the gospel in order to have a true impact on today's world.
When I review the qualities in men who are fathers the one that I find most appealing and helpful for the well-being of the family is a man's ability and willingness to be a "servant - leader".
In the first lesson of Acts, Mike explains the difference between the empowering and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The class will also review the events surrounding the day of Pentecost and begin to follow the ministry of Peter the Apostle. (Acts 1:1-2:47)
Prime 48m Class
In his final appeal to the Galatian Christians, Paul encourages them to reject the soul-killing teachings of the Judaizers and live as free men according to the teachings of the Holy Spirit. (Galatians 5:1-6:18)
Prime 36m Class
Mike outlines several ways that believers can deepen not only their expression of love for God but also their experience of His love as well.
The writer completes this great homage to Christ with some final thoughts on holy living and a final word of encouragement and greeting. (Hebrews 13:1-25)
Prime 39m Class
In the final lesson on this series Mike summarizes the Apostle Paul's arguments on being ready for Jesus' sure return. (II Thessalonians 3:1-18)
Prime 40m Class
Mike shares some practical ways good stewards can prepare themselves for growth opportunities in the church.
In this lesson, Mike reviews the system of ministry established by the Apostles in the early church and how it can be adapted for modern church use. (Acts 2:1-47)
This lesson compares the many modern views of the minister to the Biblical description of the role, qualifications and work of a local evangelist.
Prime 37m Class
The basis for growth is faithfulness. This lesson reviews the Restoration principles that first led to the church's tremendous growth in the past.
Prime 55m Class
In this final lesson, Mike outlines five time-tested giving principles that help both individuals and churches grow in the ministry of giving.
Prime 29m Class
This lesson explains some of the results in teaching caused by a faulty understanding of two sub-doctrines (election and predestination) that explain the major doctrine of Reconciliation, and provides a more Biblically accurate view of these important teachings.
The second part of this Kingdom theme examines the timeless role that the Kingdom plays here on earth and the source of its power to affect the lives of both the people who are in the kingdom and those who are outside of it. (Matthew 28:1-20)
All churches can and do experience growth but there are core beliefs that promote the growth of those churches that strive to do Bible things in Bible ways.
In this lesson we compare some similarities between how Google the company functions and how churches should function. It is based off the book by Jeff Jarvis entitled 'What Would Google Do?'
The Preacher's Wife
She is not appointed but expected to serve, rarely mentioned but ever present. I speak, of course, of the minister's wife
This sermon profiles mothers from the past, present, and future that make this congregation a blessed church to serve and belong to.
This lesson probes deeper into the true life of ministers and goes beyond the usual stereotype of this type of work.
Setting Our Spiritual Goals
This lesson looks at the goals that the church, which meets inside the building, should have.