Maturity and Membership

Be with the saved (Weekly)


Meeting Format

  1. Care for one another’s high’s and low’s from last week. Needs? - Listen, encourage, admonish. Share personal testimonies, harvest stories, news.

  2. * Lovingly check on one another’s goals from last week.

  3. * Cast hopeful vision by praying: for Oikos, guidance and love of the Holy Spirit, and faithfulness this week!


  4. Discover the story by reading and then retelling it.

  5. Use the Study Model.

  6. * Apply the Word by setting a tangible action step in response to the text.

  7. * Practice a tool to help fulfill your plan/goals. Or, have a group activity - such as praising God together with song or taking communion.         

    * Never Skip These


Study Model

  1. Observation

    Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?

    What does it say?


  2. Interpretation

    Bible is consistent

    Understand context

    Christian history helps

    What does it mean?


  3. Application

    God’s commandments

    God’s promises

    How does it work? What am I to do?

Beginning Curriculum (with timeline)

Week 0 – First Contact

Introduction, share Gospel, set one Follow-up date.

1 – Come To Me - Matt 11:28-30. Text: Luke 7:36-50

2 – Follow Me - Matt 9:9. Text: Mark 8:31-9:8

3 – Repent & Believe - Mark 1:15. Text: Luke 19:1-10

Start to abide by preaching the gospel to yourself daily.

4 – Baptism - Matt 28:19. Text: Acts 8:26-39

5 – Identity - 2 Cor 5:17-21. Complete the 411 Training.

6 – Lord’s Supper - Luke 22:19-20. Text: Matthew 26:17-30

7 – Be Church - Heb 10:24-25. Text: Acts 2:36-47

8 – Prayer - Matt 6:9-13. Text: Matt 6:5-15

9 – Be Spirit-filled - Eph 5:18. Text: Luke 4:1-22

10 – Love - Matt 22:37-39. Text: Luke 10:25-37

11 – Start Long-term Discipleship.