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Evangelism in Church Gatherings

Evangelism in Church Gatherings

Evangelism in Church Gatherings Download PDF Where does evangelism fit in our “regular” Sunday services?Should we try to share the gospel in church?What are the opportunities to do it?Here are some thoughts, especially for those thinking about shaping Sunday (or other day!) services in church plants.If in our churches ‘evangelistic’ meetings, and ‘evangelistic’ sermons, are thought of as special occasions, different from the ordinary run of things, it is a damning indictment of our normal Sunday services … that would simply prove that we have failed to understand what our regular Sunday services are for.Jim Packer, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, p 55What should we expect of our church gathering?Christians have different Ideas about what the church gathering is.Church is the gathering of ChristiansPlaces like Ephesians chapters 1 and 3 tell us that the new relationship of Jews and Gentiles gathered spiritually around Christ is represented and worked out,…

Ministry Tools & Resources

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Ministry Resources Effective Planning & Review Meetings The Resurrection – 1 Corinthians 15 – High “I Am” High School Short Studies Stages of Group Life Join Dundonald Church as a Ministry Trainee in Managing Ministry Staff God of the Nations and the Lowly – Praying to Our God who Hears and Acts Let’s Worship our Glorious God – A Prayer In God We Trust – A Prayer from Evangelism in Church Gatherings Who Wrote James? Live Streaming Advice for Churches Learning to Pray by Leaving our Building Making the Most of Reading the Bible in Why Reading the Bible in Church Really Matters Leading Prayers at Christmas Services God, Church & Me :: Membership Course “5 Friends 5 Ways” Prayer Postcards Role Descriptions for Volunteer Leaders 5Ms Leadership Role Descriptions Thinking About Church DNA & Culture Church DNA & Culture Flowchart Blank Worksheet Church DNA & Culture Flowchart

Imagine a World Without Easter

Imagine a World Without Easter

Imagine a World Without Easter – Bible Study Guide Download PDF “Imagine a World Without Easter” – 3 StudiesThree studies for groups, individuals, or 1:1, examining and reflecting on the significance of the death and resurrection of Jesus.1.   Imagine a World Without Hope  ::  1 Peter 1:3 – 72.   Imagine a World Where Death Wins  ::  1 Corinthians 15:12 – 263.   Imagine a World Without Purpose ::  2 Corinthians 5:10 – 20See the PDF below, or view sample content from Study 2 in this Bible study guide further down the page:  Your browser does not seem to support iframes. Click here to read this PDF.  1 Corinthians 15:12 – 26.   Imagine a World Where Death WinsWhat is the most memorable funeral of which you have been a part?What makes it stand out in your mind?Shakespeare’s Hamlet observes “This fell sergeant, death, is strict in his arrest.” Do you feel that…

Topical & Thematic Bible Study Guides

Topical & Thematic Bible Study Guides These Bible study guides on various topics and themes are written for small groups, individuals and 1:1. All are available for free download as PDF files.Some Bible study guides have matching sermon series with audio, video, and transcripts, available here. The Resurrection – 1 Corinthians 15 – High “I Am” High School Short Studies Imagine a World Without Easter Lessons for New Churches – 2nd Edition 4 Comfortable Words The Extravagant Promises of God

Old Testament Bible Study Guides

Old Testament Bible Study Guides These Bible study guides on books of the Old Testament are written for small groups, individuals and 1:1. All are available for free download as PDF files. Some Bible study guides have matching sermon series video, audio and transcripts, available here. Habakkuk – Living by Faith in Difficult Times Isaiah’s Servant Songs Daniel – Whose God is God Nahum – The Lord is Good Genesis 23 – 32 – Beginnings Genesis 12 – 17 – Beginnings Genesis 1 – 11 – Beginnings

New Testament Bible Study Guides

New Testament Bible Study Guides These Bible study guides on various books of the New Testament are written for small groups, individuals and 1:1. All are available for free download as PDF files. Some Bible study guides have matching sermons available here to listen to, watch, and read. The Resurrection – 1 Corinthians 15 – High School Short “I Am” High School Short Studies James – Youth Group Program James – Youth Bible Studies Philippians – The Cross-Shaped Life John 9 – 12 Encountering the Word John 6 – 8 Encountering the Word John 1 – 5 Encountering the Word Hebrews 1 – 6 Through His Son Ephesians – First Things First Acts 1 – 8 What Kind of Church? Galatians – Free at Last Colossians – Lord of Creation Acts 21 – 28 – What Kind of Church? 1 John – Life in the Light 2 Peter – A…

Bible Study Guides

Bible Study Guides

Bible Study Guides These Bible study guides are available to download as PDF files for easy printing. They’re written for small groups, individuals, and 1:1 study. Old Testament New Testament Topical & Thematic All Bible Study Guides Bible Study Guides – NT The Resurrection – 1 Corinthians 15 – High Bible Study Guides – NT “I Am” High School Short Studies Bible Study Guides – NT James – Youth Group Program Bible Study Guides – NT James – Youth Bible Studies Bible Study Guides – OT Habakkuk – Living by Faith in Difficult Times Bible Study Guides – NT Philippians – The Cross-Shaped Life Bible Study Guides – Topical & Thematic Imagine a World Without Easter Bible Study Guides – NT John 9 – 12 Encountering the Word Bible Study Guides – NT John 6 – 8 Encountering the Word Bible Study Guides – NT John 1 – 5 Encountering…

Church Planting Tools

Church Planting Tools Evangelism in Church Gatherings God, Church & Me :: Membership Course Visiting a Secular Church Church Planting Team Program “5 Friends 5 Ways” Prayer Postcards Church Plant Launch Timeline (Gantt Chart) Church Planting Proposal Example Church Plant Team Commissioning – Example Lessons for New Churches – 2nd Edition Role Descriptions for Volunteer Leaders 5Ms Leadership Role Descriptions Neighbourhood Exegesis Developing a Spiritual Profile Thinking About Church DNA & Culture Church DNA & Culture Flowchart Blank Worksheet Church DNA & Culture Flowchart

Church DNA & Culture Flowchart Blank Worksheet

Church DNA & Culture Flowchart Blank Worksheet How are decisions made in your church, or for your new church plant?What Bible translation will you use?How will the meeting space be arranged?What kind of coffee will be served?And music! Will you have any? How much? What type?Every church has DNA and a unique culture that shape the way decisions are made.  Sometimes “We’ve always done it that way” trumps any other reason in determining the shape of our life together in church!This tool aims to help you understand your DNA and your culture, and to enable you to make mission-oriented decisions.This version of the flow chart has blank spaces for you to work through with your leaders, team, and members.There is also a completed version as a worked example available for you to download. Download PDF

Church DNA & Culture Flowchart

Church DNA & Culture Flowchart How are decisions made in your church, or for your new church plant?What Bible translation will you use?How will the meeting space be arranged?What kind of coffee will be served?And music! Will you have any? How much? What type?Every church has DNA and a unique culture that shape the way decisions are made.  Sometimes “We’ve always done it that way” trumps any other reason in determining the shape of our life together in church!This tool aims to help you understand your DNA and your culture, and to enable you to make mission-oriented decisions.This completed sheet is a worked example.  The First, Second, and Third Order Issues may be different in your context.  There is also a blank worksheet available for you to complete with your leaders, teams and members. Download PDF