Session 6, The Church and Leadership

Growth Projects – work on these until your next cohort meeting. Session Handout.

Head – The Nature of the Church

  • Read Scripture – Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 2:41-47; Ephesians 4:11-16; Col 1:15-20; Matthew 28:18-20; Matthew 22:37-39; Acts 13:1-4.
  • Read – Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem, “The Nature of the Church,” (Chapter 26) or read this section The Church  out of his larger Systematic Theology; “The Church” by Christ Community; and “7 Hallmark Principles for Christ Building His Church,” by Richard Mayhue.
  • Write – A summary paragraph answering the question, “What are the elements of a healthy local church?” Use material from the verses and readings to help you.

Heart – We are the Church

Hands – Parkview Church

  • Read – Parkview Church – Mission and Vision Document.
  • Meditate – How do these statements and objectives apply to your life right now?

Leadership Track – What’s Next?

  • Meditate – brainstorm ideas on what you might study next and how you might pursue involvement in a ministry or leadership position.

For Further Study (optional)