Chapter 5 – An Introduction To Church Growth

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Identify the true Church.
  • Explain how the Church started.
  • List illustrations used in the Bible to describe the Church.
  • Identify Scriptural purposes of the Church.
  • Identify four types of Church growth.
  • Summarize the ministries of the Holy Spirit in relation to church growth.

INTRODUCTION

In the last chapter you learned of the responsibility of each believer to multiply spiritually by sharing the Gospel message. God has a special plan for new believers raised up by this process. They are to become part of a fellowship of believers known as the Church. Believers are to reproduce individually within the context of the Church. As new believers are born again into the Kingdom of God, the Church is multiplied.

This chapter introduces God’s plan for the Church as a center of spiritual multiplication. The following four chapters deal with specific types of church growth.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.