Church Planting Movements in Acts
DOING THEOLOGY IN COMMUNITY
After reading the chapter, respond to the follow discussion questions with your small group, house church, or leadership team.
- What has been your experience with church planting movements (CPMs)? How have they been found wanting? How have they been found awe-inspiring?
- Many churches track numbers to measure success. What numbers does your church track/consider most important? Why?
- The rapid growth of the church seems distant, yet inspiring. Aside from the numbers, what aspect of their growth inspires you?
- Frightens you? What are the immediate obstacles you see between this sort of growth in your community?
- Five years, 53,686 house churches. What is your church’s present strategy to grow disciples that grow disciples? Are you willing to adjust this strategy to be part of a movement of discipleship in your context?
Spend a moment before moving on and pray that the Holy Spirit speaks clearly to you/you all as you reengage with Ephesiology.
Gregory the Theologian said in effect that theology should be conducted between people who are serious and it should be characterized by pure and peaceful collaboration. We invite you into this collaboration as you reflect on the following questions. Join the discussion by posting comments below. As fellow learners, please be respectful and gracious in your interactions with others.