FBS 17 Church Meeting (Self-Feeding)
Read a scripture and sing worship songs.
- (Optional) Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. He wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator also between God and man, the man Jesus Christ, who gave himself as a ransom for all. (Philippians 2:11b; 1 Timothy 2:4-6a)
Minister to one another’s needs in prayer, biblical counsel and encouragement.
- Ask each person to tell one highlight and explain one challenge they experienced this week.
- Ask, “What do you want Jesus to do for you this week?” Pray for each other’s needs.
Encourage loving accountability to obey Jesus
- Ask, “What happened as you trusted God with your goals and I will statements?”
Motivation and Encouragement
Cast vision for who they can become in Christ or what God can do through them by:
- a scripture that reminds them of the Father’s Heart and of the end vision.
- reflecting on the changes in their life since they started following Christ
- reminding them of what God wants to do through them
Share BIG vision “A church for every village and community, and the gospel for every person.”
- Ask the group to tell the story from last week.
- Read or watch the new story two times as others listen.
- For the new story each week, use the Life of Christ study – Being Like Jesus: The Kingdom Model
Read, Tell and Correct
- Read the story again. Have someone tell the story and ask the group to correct if necessary.
- Summarize the main points of the discovery discussion.
- Read the summary from the Facilitator’s Guide.
- Include a memory verse from the summary or from the story.
Practice giving and communion here or in the Preparing for Mission section
Preparing for the Mission
- Practice needed skills or previous topics to help prepare to minister to others:
- Prayer, Care, Share
- Foundational Bible Studies.
- Practice giving as agreed upon.
- Remember Jesus’ sacrifice through communion, if appropriate.
Going on the Mission
- Identify 5 people from your Network List with whom you will take the initiative to minister to this week.
- Write “I will by when” statements and tell them to your small group.
Praying for the Mission
Commit everyone’s goals to the Lord. Ask the Lord to help us be faithful and use us to start a movement of disciple-makers.