A Spirit-Empowered Church: An Acts 2 Ministry Model2 ECTS)
A biblical, comprehensive, and strategic plan requires the empowerment of the Spirit to produce spiritual fruit and a flourishing church. The strategic plan is based on Acts 2 and focuses on developing Spirit-empowered disciples who will be involved in the five functions found there: connect, grow, serve, go, and worship. Assessment tools are used to identify areas where changes are needed, and the strategic plan is used to focus on God’s vision for each local church. In addition to using your Bible, we also recommend that you use A Spirit-Empowered Life: Discover the World-Changing Journey God Has Designed for You by Mike Clarensau to enhance your learning experience.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1.Describe the need for a process to guide the church in vision and ministry.2.Identify the five functions of the Acts 2 process and explain their roles in the Spirit-empowered church.3.Explain the need for both strategic planning and the empowerment of the Spirit for church revitalization.4.Explain the value of the priesthood of all believers and how utilizing every believer’s gifts can impact ministry in the local church.5.Describe the necessity of an honest assessment of a local church’s strengths and weakness in order to grow that church in the five functions of the Acts 2 process.6.Analyze the biblically based mission of the church and its role in vision and strategic planning.7.Analyze the significance of both the Great Commandment and the Great Commission in fulfilling the mission of the church.8.Describe the process for developing a God-inspired vision for the local church as it intersects with people’s needs in your community.9.Identify the core values of your church, and write them down.10.Develop a strategic plan for your church, utilizing the five functions in Acts 2 that are based on (1) the core values of the church and (2) a God-inspired vision for ministry.
Mode of Study
•Lecture•Video•Student interaction•Hands on
•50 objective multiple choice questions•Online or pencil and paper•Passmark 70%