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Congregational Missional Bible Study

What does it mean to be the church?

What beliefs, behaviors and activities characterize the life of a Christ-centered, Christ-directed church?

How are we living out our mission now?

Where is God calling us to go in the future?

Our congregation is preparing to enter a time of transition in the next couple of years, and we want to encourage you to engage with us in thinking about the purpose and mission of the church.  To that end, we have created a four-week Bible study on key passages that describe work that Jesus entrusts to the church to carry on.  These passages will be covered by the pastors on Wednesday nights April 11-May 2, but we also want to make a similar study available to life groups and individuals unable to attend.  We believe it is always important for the church to revisit its vision, mission and purpose.  The only place we should start in doing this is in God’s Word, as we see how God would have us do and be the church in the world.

Each study provides a general and specific context for the passage, as well as questions for group discussion and individual reflection.  In some cases, there are secondary passages to consider if time allows.  Facilitator comments are included in green italics.  We are grateful for the hard work of the individuals listed below who researched and shaped the material for each study.

 

  1. Session One: The Great Commission—Matthew 28:16-20 by Steve Bowser
  2. Session Two: Social Justice—Luke 4:16-30 (also Matthew 25:31-46) by Anita Herbert
  3. Session Three: Serving and Loving One Another—John 13: 1-20, 31-35 (Mark 10:45, 1 Peter 4:10, 1 Corinthians 13, 1 John 4:7-21) by John Lynch
  4. Session Four: Equipping Members for Ministry–Ephesians 4:1-16 (also Romans 12:1-8) by Heather Nairn

Print CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONAL BIBLE STUDY here.

 

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