Flashcards in The Church & the CMA Mission & Vision Deck (7)
What is the Scriptural mission of the Church?
THE GREAT COMMISSION
To make disciples by GOING, BAPTIZING (evangelism), and DISCIPLESHIP (teaching).
Ministry to God:
Ministry to Believers: DISCIPLESHIP - Col. 1:28
Ministry to the World: EVANGELISM - Matt. 28:19
What is the function of the local church in the life of a Christ follower?
*Not usually asked
FELLOWSHIP - Acts 2:42-47
And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
EQUIP / DISCIPLE - Ephesians 4:12-16
to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ...
ACCOUNTABILITY / NUTURE - I Timothy
SERVE - I Corinthians 12
TEACH - Colossians 1:28
Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.
What are some of the metaphors used in Scripture to describe the Church?
*Will be asked
The Body of Christ - Ephesians 1:22-23, 4:12 / 1 Cor. 12
The Bride of Christ - Ephesians 5:22-33
God's Household - Ephesians 2:19
Temple of the Holy Spirit - Ephesians 2:21
What are the Scriptural qualifications and functions of pastor/elders and church leaders?
ELDER / PASTOR
FUNCTIONS - A SHEPHERD Acts 20:28-30 and I Peter 5:1-4
protecting the church
QUALIFICATIONS - I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9
husband of one wife
able to teach
not addicted to wine
free from the love of money
What is the Scriptural procedure for church discipline?
One on one
Two or three on one
Tell it to the church
Treat them as a Gentile/tax collector (unbeliever)
"If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that 'every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.' If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector. Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them."
What is the mission of The Christian and Missionary Alliance?
To plant churches domestically and overseas.
To be all about Jesus and fulfill His Great Commission. This is accomplished by BEING (sitting at the feet of Jesus and learning more about Him as our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King), and DOING (compelled by our love for Him, we serve Him).