are done in a healthy and balanced manner in a church,
these functions are evangelism, discipleship,
fellowship, ministry, and worship.
Evangelism.Don't neglect the basics.
Plan an outreach project each quarter. Include witness
training, encourage your people to participate in
outreach. Be a personal soul-winner. If you, personally,
are faithful to share your faith with others, your
church will baptize many each year.
Discipleship. Bible Study and Make Sunday
School a priority. Start a new Bible Study group. Enlist
your teachers and provide training for them. Fulfill the
Great Commission through your Sunday School. Encourage
your people to involve themselves personally in
discipling others. Any time one believer engages another
and the result is that they are both more like Christ,
discipleship is happening. Whether two neighbors share a
cup of coffee as they study the Bible or a group meets
for Bible study in an apartment complex, encourage your
people to disciple others.
Fellowship is more than food. When we bear one another's
burdens, fellowship is strong. When we rejoice in the
common blessings we share as Christians, that is
Make much of the fellowship of the Lord's
Supper. This is a time of fellowship and worship. The
Lord's Supper shows us and the world all that we have in
common in the body and blood of Jesus.
Ministry. Involve ministry leaders and Elders
can be defined as an encounter with God. While one may
encounter God in many places, that encounter should
always take place when the church is gathered on the
Lord's Day. You would not dare enter the pulpit without
praying and preparing extensively for the sermon you
will deliver. The same attention should be given the
rest of the worship experience. Pray, prepare, and make
the Lord's day the most warm, authentic worship