Chapter 7 – Expansion Growth


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Explain what is meant by expansion growth.
  • Summarize expansion growth of the first church in Jerusalem.
  • Summarize New Testament methods of church expansion.


In the natural body, the various parts are coordinated by the head. All bodily actions result from directions given by the head. Jesus is the Head which provides direction for His spiritual Body, the Church. Jesus said, “I will build my Church” (Matthew 16:18). In the Bible, His methods for achieving this objective are revealed.

Methods for multiplying the Church should be based on what is taught and demonstrated in God’s Word. As members of the Body of Christ, believers are called to act upon these directions from the Head, our Lord Jesus Christ. This chapter is the first of three that concern growth in numbers in the Church. This lesson focuses on expansion 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.