Teachings tagged with ‘outreach’

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How to start a fellowship


How do we go about starting a fellowship? Wouldn’t it be great if we had a simple little formula we could apply and instantly have a fellowship? I don’t have a formula, but I do believe that, just like in planting a crop, there are certain things we can do to increase the odds for […]

Fellowship Is Essential

Another variable that affects our lives involves the way God relates to groups, nations, or corporate entities, and how everyone in such bodies of people can receive the consequences of corporate sin. There are times when what one person experiences is due to God’s grace, reward, mercy or wrath on an entire group of which […]

Running a Fellowship

Know your purpose What type of fellowship are you forming? There are many different types of fellowships, and usually the type of fellowship is described by the group’s main activity, such as, prayer, teaching, study, outreach, etc. A fellowship can focus on numerous activities or it can specialize in one type of area. The success […]

“The Leader” vs. “Providing Leadership”

One of the things that commonly prevents fellowships, home groups, and churches from forming is the issue of who is going to be the leader. Several scenarios are typical. A natural leader arises from a group and assumes responsibility for moving it along. Sometimes this works, if the leader is a kind and sensitive person […]

How To Teach


Homiletics: Modern definition: “The art of preaching.” Webster’s 1828 definition: “A branch of practical theology, which teaches the manner in which ministers of the gospel should adapt their discourses to the capacities of their hearers, and pursue the best methods of instructing them by their doctrines and examples.” Getting started: When you begin to think […]

Sharing Your Faith: Embracing Patience & Process

Sharing your faith with someone can seem daunting, and sometimes overwhelming, as it is often hard to know what to say. I run into people all the time that either think they don’t know enough Bible to share their faith with people or think that they aren’t any good at it and so don’t do […]

Life is Not a Game – Being Effective for God


Many people do not take their time on earth very seriously. Although we have many opportunities to serve God, we sometimes fail to plan to serve God, and end up not serving Him. In this teaching, John Schoenheit lays out the Biblical Warfare and the Wisdom models of belief, and shows how they are particularly […]

The Heart of Evangelism


Who among us is not thankful to know that he or she is saved, and glad to forever be a part of life in a world that will be far, far better than this life. The second great commandment Jesus Christ gave is to love your neighbor as you love yourself, and there are few […]