Monday, March 3, 2008
Session 1- Intro, Chapters 1-2
1. The difference between big and small is in the zeroes.
Here we see them begin to explain and discuss the growth that Bay Area has experienced these past few years. If you look closely, you notice they are not tied to particular worship times. They adjust to meet the needs of their community. Also, their church started as a dream. They wanted to reach thousands of people for Christ. They did not allow their lack of finances prevent them from reaching their community.
2. A Wild and Crazy God.
Fast growth in the church is Biblical...did you know that? Wow. Reaching hundreds and thousands of people for Christ in just a few short months. Big, huge and amazing growth is at the heart of Christianity. But for some reason, 80% of UM churches in Missouri did not grow last year. What is preventing many of our churches from growing? Things start happening when you PRAY BIG. What does it mean to pray big for your church? God has huge plans for His churches. Grace is one of those churches. Here are a few quesitons to start the discussion.
What was your first impression after ready Bay Area Fellowship's story?
What is keeping you from asking God to multiply Grace?
And the big one...are you allowing a lack of money to stand in the way of your BIG dream?
Alright, start posting your thoughts, ideas and dreams!