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Dear Church Leader,
These are some amazing Factoids this month.
It is very clear that involvement in a church helps with giving. As people are involved they feel more committed, they meet more people, and they identify with your church's mission to reach and teach in the name of Jesus.
A small group ministry is always important, but these factoids also show that involvement in a small group can help to put your church on a more stable financial grounds as well.
Acts 2:42-47 explains the key elements of a small group ministry.
We have sermons on that same passage of Scripture as well.
Blessings to you in Christ,
The A to Z Spiritual Gifts Bible Study and Inventory is a complete solution to study, understand, and discover your spiritual gifts.
CHURCH GROWTH FACTOIDS:
Take a look at these two Factoids
Factoid #1: “1. It is true that almost everyone who has the gift of voluntary poverty also has the gift of giving (92 percent having ‘giving ‘ among their five most prominent gifts). The inverse is not true, however. Our research states that only 15 percent of the Christians with the gift of giving also have the gift of voluntary poverty. ”
Source: (Schwarz, Christian. The Three Colors of Ministry. St. Charles, IL: ChurchSmart Resources, 2001, p. 111.)
Factoid #2: “Average church member in America gives $1,000/yr. But if they are in a small group, the average giving is $2,000/yr. And if they are leading the small group, the average giving is $2,200/yr.”
Source: (Jeff Edwards, LifeTogether, coaching host; LifeTogether.com conference training call, Dec. 7th, 2004)
These and other Factoids can be found at ChurchGrowth Factoids
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How to Get Into Grace
The main theme of this sermon is to be smart by using temporary wealth for eternal impact based on Luke 16:1-14. Read
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New Bible Study Series Available
– – This Bible Study lists almost every relevant passage related to Scripture which deals with eternal security, from Job to Revelation. Then it looks in depth at the top seven passages related to eternal security. It also has a special focus upon the “Unforgivable Sin”. Finally, it provides some practical application for understanding assurance of salvation by applying the doctrinal tests of 1 John to the Christian life.
More Bible Studies can be found here.
The Three Stages of Salvation
-- This sermon teaches the three stages of salvation, as well as the doctrines of substitutionary atonement, justification, redemption, and adoption. Read