Improve your sermon prep with our brand new study tools! Learn all about them here.
Sermons

Summary: For a church to be effective, there must be the ongoing maturation of believers.

  Study Tools

Maturation of Believers

Acts 11:25-26; Selected Scriptures

I. Antioch (Acts 11:25-26)

A. After growth came discipleship

B. Discipleship is an ongoing process (1 year)

C. Believers were 1st called Christians after the

1 year of teaching

D. Antioch believers shared with those in

Jerusalem after 1 year of teaching

II. First Church in Acts (Acts 2)

A. Converts added to body (assimilation) Acts 2:41

B. Devoted to teaching (verse 42)

C. Devoted to Fellowship (verse 42,44-47)

D. Devoted to Worship (verse 42,47)

E. Devoted to Outreach (verse 47)

III. Stages of Maturation

A. Infancy – Formative Stage

1. Bonding

2. Imitation

3. Encouragement & Instruction

B. Early childhood – Developmental Stage

1. Basic personal skills

a. Bible study

b. Prayer

c. Faithfulness

C. Adolescence to Adulthood – Reproductive Ministry

1. Doctrinal Training (Heb. 6:1-2)

2. People skills

3. Service

4. Reproduction


Browse All Media

Related Media


Church Attendance
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Idea For Church
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
What Is The Church
SermonCentral
PowerPoint Template
Talk about it...

Nobody has commented yet. Be the first!

Join the discussion