Weekly ‘Grow and Gather’

Be with the saved.

There are two things to consider for the Weekly ‘Grow and Gather’:

  1. The meeting format.

  2. The curriculum for many meetings.

Meeting Format

Member Care: High’s and Low’s from last week. Needs? - Listen, encourage, admonish, and pray.

Worship: Share hope through thanksgiving, psalm, song, Lord’s supper, baptism, giving, personal testimony, harvest story…

* LOVING ACCOUNTABILITY: How did you do with last week’s goals? Abide, Go & Gospel, Grow & Gather.

* VISION: Pray for your Oikos - Sphere of influence. Also can do 4Fields check, abiding check.

Discover the story by reading and then retelling it.

Make observations about God, People, and the relationship between them.

* APPLY the Word by setting a tangible action step in response to what is read - a ‘Grow and Gather’ goal for this week.

Also set a goal to ‘Abide’ (way to express love for God).

Also set a goal to ‘Go and Gospel’ (share the gospel and/or a discovery bible study).

* PRACTICE a tool to help fulfill your plan/goals.          

Pray that we will be faithful to do what God has told us to do!

* Never Skip These

Curriculum (with timeline)

Week 0 – First Contact

  • Intro (15-sec testimony), Gospel (3-Circles), setup Follow-up.

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

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

Week 3 – Repent & Believe. Command - Mark 1:15. Text: Luke 7:36-50

  • Start Abide goal by preaching the gospel to yourself daily. Tool: 3-circles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Week 11 – Start Long-term Discipleship. Read through the New Testament together…

OR - Study the book of acts using the 4Fields chart.

OR - Study the text used for your pastor’s sermon.

OR - Restart the same categories with different texts.

Study Model

Totally dependent on the leading of the Holy Spirit to open hearts and minds to the Word of God.

  1. God – What do we learn about God? Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

    Man – What do we learn about humans? What are people doing in the text? Tension between Spirit and flesh.

  2. Relationships – What do we learn about the relationship between God and humans? Command to obey? Example to follow/not-follow? Promise to believe?

  3. Set ‘Abide’ goal – this week I will…Do something to express my love for God.

    Set ‘Grow and Gather’ goal – This week I will…set an achievable goal according to personal conviction from the text. Preferably craft the goal with categorized from 2 Peter 1:5-7, and supplement with the next quality.

    Set ‘Go and Gospel’ goal – This week I will…go to my Oikos. Share, invite to study together, or attempt spiritual conversation.

  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?