Eric Metcalf **NewThing Adult Ministry Champion
I had the opportunity to speak at Tri-County Church this past week and spoke to their Leadership Community about being a Reproducing Church. They are located in DuBois, PA - a rural area - and God has been very generous to them as they are averaging about 1200 a weekend. Not only that, they are going multi-site a week after Easter! Here are the basics of what I shared to their biggest Leadership Community gathering in 7 years:
Following the Leader
Luke 5 - Follow Me - it starts with us as Leaders following Jesus - are you following Him?
Luke 10 - Get an Apprentice - Jesus sent them out in pairs - why? Are you following the buddy-system?
Luke 15 - Help people find their way back to God - I shared some thoughts from The Prodigal God, Tim Keller - Keller reminds us that Luke 15 has two parts: about the younger son and the older son - meaning those far from God and Christians who are not following Jesus but are prideful about their "good works".
Luke gives a great progression of discipleship for the local church. Follow Me, Get an Apprentice and Help People Find Their Way Back to God!