ICEBREAKER: Share an awkward moment that you have witnessed (or that happened to you) in a church service or other gathering.
- Read Acts 2:42-47
What are the different things that the early church did? What was the result?
Sometimes when we read about the early church it all seems so easy. What do you think keeps some churches from seeing God move in their community like this?
These different things are not a magic formula for church growth. Where does this text say growth came from?
Why do these purposes in the church help frame what the modern church is supposed tobe doing?
Where do you see you could grow personally in these purposes? (Worship, Ministry, Spiritual Growth, Community, Serving, Outreach)
- Read Hebrews 10:24-25
What is this passage commanding people to do? Why?
What keeps people from committing to gathering together?
How have you experienced encouragement in or through gathering with the church?
- How can we pray for each other this week?