We use the First Principles as the tool in assisting us with these concepts. The next round of First Principles groups is arriving shortly.
Read through the concepts and ask yourself where you are as you assess your maturity in these concepts.
2) The dual meaning of baptism (Mt. 28:18-20)
3) First principles (Col. 2:6-8)
4) Renewing one’s mind (Rom. 12:1-2)
5) Freedom in Christ (Rom. 14-15:7)
Goal: Can summarize their personal story clearly to show how God sovereignly worked to bring them into a relationship with Christ through a clear understanding of the Gospel
6) The church as Christ’s plan (Eph. 2:11-3:18)
7) The church as a family of families (1 Tim. 3:14-16)
8) The individual family (Eph. 5:16-6:9)
9) The church family (Tit. 2:1-15)
10) Spirit-filled walk (Eph. 5:15-21)
Goal: Can clearly articulate the centrality of the church in Christ’s plan and how the church is constructed as an extended family along with their steps for lifelong involvement in it.
11) Worldwide mission of the church (Acts 13-14:28)
12) Local mission of the church (Tit. 2:1-3:14)
13) Sharing the gospel (Col. 4:2-6)
14) Defending the faith (1 Pet. 3:8-17)
15) Home as a mission center (Acts 10:1-33)
Goal: Can express how they are going to participate in the progress of the gospel—both home-based & church-based.
16) Prayer for full comprehension of His plan (Eph. 3:14-21)
17) Personal habits (Col. 3:1-17)
18) Family habits (Eph. 6:1-4)
19) Church community habits (Heb. 10:23-25)
20) Lifework habits (1 Thess. 4:9-12)
Goal: Has developed a personal strategy around the 4 spheres of life and is putting into place the habits necessary to mature and be effective in ministry.