Published on March 8, 2014
HCCC DISCIPLESHIP SCHOOL Membership Class – 101 Building Global Leaders
Why this Class? O Ephesians 2:19 "You are a member of God's very own family and you belong in God's household with every other Christian.” O Family – It’s not optional O Member – functions cannot be fulfilled O Household – orphaned members die O Why HC3 is a Family – How we are?
1. Our Salvation A. B. 2. Our Statements A. B. C. D. 3. Brief History Our Target Our Growth Plan The HC3 Strategy Our Structure A. B. C. D. 5. Purpose: Why we exist Vision: What we intend to do Faith: What we believe Values: What we practice Our Strategy A. B. C. D. 4. Are you a Christian? The Symbols of Salvation How we are organized for Growth Our Affiliation What it means to be a member Now that I am a member, what next? HC3 Quiz
Our Salvation - A O Man Sinned – The severity of Sin and the consequence of sin. 3 O O O O O O O Chapters into the Bible, and man sinned. Gen 3. 6 Chapters in man is inclined to evil. Gen 6:5-7. Samples of God’s response to Sin. Gen 19, Numb 15, Jos 7, Lev 10, 2 Sam 6. Annihilated for looking back, stoned for picking sticks, consumed for one wrong offering, killed for one wrong touch e.t.c. God takes sin seriously. The scales for sin – what and against whom? (analogy of a slap) Consequences of sin – Col 1:21, John 8:34; Tim 2:26, John 3:20; Eph 4:18, Rom 6:19, Rom 1:28; 2 Cor 4:4, Rom 1:26; 1 Pet 2:11, Rom 1:24; Gen 8:21; Matt 9:12, Rom 3:10-18, Eph2:1-2 – We were dead in Sin! God’s wrath against sin – Ps 5:5-6, John 3:36, Ps 1-50 (14 times) God’s Gracious Initiative – Dead men don’t invite, God invites men. Deut 7:7-8, Jer 1:5, John 15:16 The Divinity of Jesus, His Invitation and sacrifice – Matt 1-4, Matt 4:19. (analogy, in matters of love), Jesus – lamp, high priest, sinlessness, Is 53:5-6. The Cross as an expression of God’s mercy and wrath in their fullest. Research the accuracy of Prophecy about Jesus. Our Salvation - I am not saved primarily because I decided, but because God in Jesus decided. The Concept of Adoption. God Seeks. Eph 1:3-6, Luke 15, 1-7. God initiates, we accept responsibility.
More to Our Salvation - A O Our Salvation is not merely by confessing – O Salvation by accent and repeating a prayer, or Salvation by accepting God’s invite to die to live. The cost of discipleship: Peter, Andrew, James, John, Saheed. Dangerously deceived: Matt 7:21-23. O Cultural vs biblical Christianity. Repeated rededication Gal 2:20. Matt 7:13-14. Matt 10:17-22, Matt 16: 16, 24-25 Matt 24:9, Luke 14: 26-27,33. Belief in context James 2:19 (demons and others believe), John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Rom 10:9 (arguments- Matt 7:21-23). One of the biggest ploys of the Devil in our generation is to allow people to believe they are Christians when they are not – Dangerously deceived. (analogy of a man hit by a truck) Matt 4:17. Jesus’ first word – Repent. John the Baptist Matt 3:2, Acts 2:37-38 first salvation message. Ez 14:6, 1 Thes 1:9-10, (analogy – the wooden idol and the western satisfier) Repentance (our mind, our desires, our wills, our relationships, our reason for living.
More to Our Salvation –A O Our Salvation is not by following certain paths O The critical difference between Followers of Jesus and all other world religions are, 1. 2. 3. 4. O All others have 8 fold paths, 5 pillars, rules and regulations, only Jesus said, follow me! All others have teachers showing the path, Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life. All died, Jesus lives. All others are religions and burdens of rules, Jesus made a call for a personal relationship. Matt 11:2829 Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, makes him timeless and his words relevant through all ages 1 Cor 15. There is one way and judgment for other ways John 5: 22-24, 26-29, Rev 20:11-15. No need for satanic questions – Did God really say? Mark 9:4348, Rev 20:15, Rev 21:8, Rev 14:11, (symbols? For what?). We no longer live in the horror of hell – “hell of time”. Eternal life for believers John 3:16, 11:2526, 14:1-6, Rev 21: 1,4
More to Our Salvation - A O Our Salvation is by Grace only, not works. O Flesh cannot be holy. God gives a new heart and a new spirit. John 3, Ez 36:25-28, Jer 31:33-34, Matt 1:21, John 1:29, Is 1:18, Ps 51:2, 1 Cor 6:11, 1 John 1:9, (marriage analogy – all yours is mine), O Following Jesus requires devotion to his word. John 8:31-32, John 15:7, 1 Cor 2:16, Rom 12:2, Col 3:9-10, 2 Cor 10:5. O Our Salvation is not to simply be saved O Matt 4:19 The mission must be clear from start! He won’t call them O O O O to do it, he will cause them to do it. Matt 28:19-20 Starts with a call, ends with a commandment. We were saved to make disciples. Transformed to transform. Transformation of mind, desires, wills, relationships, purpose for living. If you are a true disciple, you will be supernaturally compelled to make disciples. You must want to, not have to. Believing requires proclaiming – no such thing as privatized Christianity. With the realities of judgment and sin, it is inconceivable not to proclaim. It is arrogant to be silent. Luke 24:47, Rev 5:9. John 15:7. Jesus was promising to give everything needed to to spread your truth from wherever I live to the ends of the earth. Summary of our Story. Discipleship has become our souls supreme desire. Dan 7:14, Matt 28:18,19. Eph 1:20, 21
Symbols of Our Salvation - B O Heb 6: 1-3 O Repentance: Not - Acts 24:24-25, 2 Cor 7:10, Matt 23: 25-28, Matt 5:10. Is – 2 Cor 7:9-10, Matt 12:41, Ez 18:30, Ez 36: 3133, Job 42: 5,6, Acts 26:20, 1 John 1:9, Ps 32:5, Luke 19:8 Dead works – Gal 5:16, Rom 8: 6-9 O Faith Works – Heb 11:6, Rom 1:17, 2 Cor 5:7. Rom 10:7, Luke 17:5, Phil 3: 1-10, 2 Pet 1: 1-11, Hab 2:4, Gal 2:20, Rom 14:23, Eph 2: 8,9 O Baptism – Water – Matt 28, Matt 3, John 4: 1-2, Rom 6, Rom 8: 1-14, Acts 2:41, Acts 10: 47-48, Holy Spirit Luke 11:13, Acts 2: 1-4, 1 Cor 2: 9-16, Eph 5:18 Eph 1:18, Acts 2:14, Acts 19: 1-6, Acts 10: 44-48 Fire Matt 3: 11-12, John 15:2, Mal 3:2-3, Zech 13:9, 1 Cor 3:13-15, 2 Tim 2: 19-22, Heb 5:8-9, Heb 6: 1-3, Is 4:3-4, Eph 5:25, James 1:2-4 Body 1 Cor 12: 12-13
Symbols of Our Salvation - B O Heb 6: 1-3 O Laying on of Hands – Sin Lev 1: 1-5, 3:2, 8, 13, 4: 12-15. Heb 10:4, Healing Luke 4:40, Commissioning Deut 34:9, Josh 1:16-17, Acts 13, 2-3. Empowerment Gen 48:14, Matt 19: 13-15, 2 Tim 1:6, Rom 1:11. Heritage Mark 16:17-19, Impartation: Acts 8: 14-17, 9: 10-17. O Resurrection of the Dead – Occurrences 1 Kings 17:17-24, 2 Kings 4:3235, Mark 5:35-43, John 11:1-45, Acts 9:36-42, Relevance Heb 2:10 -18, John 5:24 Benefits Rom 8:9-16, Rom 6. 1 Pet 1:18, Col 3:1-4, 1 Cor 15:42-44, John 20:19,26; Acts 1:9 Future John 11:23-24, 1 Cor 15:1, 1Thes 4:16-17, Communion (remembrance) 1 Cor 11:23-26, Luke 22:19 O Covenant – Meaning, Examples, God makes, keeps, reveals, enables. Constituents (words, blood, seal). God makes covenants so should you. Abraham. Edenic, Adamic, Noahic, Abrahamic, Mosaic, Palestinian, Davidic, New and Everlasting Covenants. O Eternal Judgment – Hell, Areas of Judgment Matt 12:35,36, 1 Cor 3:1315, Rom 1:29-32 Rom 12 Eph 5:1-33, Need for Judgment John 3:18, 2 Pet 3:7; 2-9 Jude 6, Rom 2:12 , Parameters Matt 10:14-15, John 12: 4850, Heb 2:1-4, Gal 6:1-10 1 Cor 4:5, Rom 2:14-16 2 Cor 5:10 Types . Self 2 Cor 13:5, Col 2:11 Eph 5:11-14, Heb 3:7-19, Heb 12: 5-11. Christ 2 Cor 5:10 Col 3:24, Gal 6:8 Rom 14: 10-12 1 Cor 3: 11-15, 2 Cor 5: 10-11. White throne: Rev 20:11-15. Nations Matt 25. Of the Cross Matt 27:33
Our Statements A. Purpose: Why we exist O To make disciples of all nations - rescue people to God through Jesus, relate them to His family as believers, raise them to Christ-like maturity, equip and release them to manifest God’s love and lead in their spheres of influence, in absolute reverence to God. B. Vision: What we intend to do O To build global leaders O Our Mission: To Find, raise and release people who will take or accept responsibility as God’s representatives in their spheres of influence.
Our Statements C. Faith: What we believe i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii. viii. The Bible – God’s word and final authority on all matters. The standard by which all truth is judged. God – Manifest as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Perfect in Holiness, truth and love. Creator and Sustainer of all things. Jesus – The only way to the Father. The Holy Spirit - Baptism of the Holy Spirit, The Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Fruits of the Holy Spirit are available to the church. Man – Created in God’s image, lost through Adam, recovered through Jesus Christ. Salvation – God reaching out to man, man taking responsibility to respond to God’s love. The Church – The body and bride of Christ - disciples with a mandate to disciple nations. We have patterns in Jesus and the apostles. The Consummation – Reformation of the Church, Transformation Nations, Return of Jesus, Resurrection of the dead, translation of those alive, the marriage feast of the lamb, the millennial reign of Christ and the final judgment
Our Statements D. Values: What we practice – Acts 2: 42-47 O Follow God’s Word and His Pattern – We are Citizens of Heaven and are keenly interested in what God’s word says as the final authority over our lives. We study Jesus as the way to the father and follow him. Phil 3:17-20. O Love, Care and Compassion for others – The only way the world can know we are of God, is by the love we show one another, and the love we show the world. John 13:35 O Obedience to God’s commands – We follow God and obey his instructions and commandments. We understand that God’s blessings are where he instructs; we listen for his voice and obey him totally. John 14:15, Matt 7:21, Rom 6:16, James 1:22, Heb 5:9 O Wholehearted Worship – We serve God with all of our heart, our soul and our strength. We understand that our lives were designed to give God pleasure, and we give him pleasure with our service and by allowing our lights to shine. Rev 4:11, Col 1:16, Matt 5:16
Our Strategy Brief History Our Target Our Growth Plan HCCC Strategy
Brief History God’s dealing with the Adeolu Akinyemi. The journey… Exploits, Business, Exploits The Visions and the dreams! The confirmations. Our Accountability System Start Dates, Inauguration, Our Story
Our Target - 1
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Our Target - Redefined Our target market can be further divided into unique people groups and cells including the following Corporate Professionals Self Employed and aspiring Business Owners CEOs and Business Owners Young Couples Singles and Graduates Students and Undergraduates Children The Dangerously Deceived and the Unchurched The uncommitted to the great commission Family units
Our Growth Plan Internal - Growth from Community to Crowd to Congregation to Committed to Core. From Unsure, to Regular attenders, to Members, to Maturing Members to Ministers. External – Outreaches representing different connecting points to bringing the community in. Financial Mastery Class I love Mathematics Singles Uncensored Beyond Campus E.t.c.
HCCC Strategy Executive Council Harvest Senate Church Council Ministers Members
Our Structure Lead Pastor/ (Minister’s Board) Admin team/Church office Small Group System FACILITIES MGT CORPORATE AFFAIRS Worship team Service Units Worship Choir FINANCE Membership team Service units Membership school Family life Junior church - Maturity team Service units Prayer unit Bible study Maturity school Counselling and welfare Missions and evangelism team Ministry Service units Ministry school Specialised ministries Technical Publication Protocol/ Ushering, Social media, website mgt (EO) Programme and events Service units Specialised ministries outreaches
MEMBERSHIP OATH 1. I WILL PROTECT THE UNITY OF MY CHURCH ...By acting in love toward other members ...By refusing to gossip ...By following my leaders 2. I WILL SHARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MY LOCAL CHURCH ...By praying for its growth ...By inviting the Unchurched to attend ...By warmly welcoming those who visit … By becoming a fisher of men. 3. I WILL SERVE THE MINISTRY OF MY CHURCH ...By discovering my gifts and talents ...By being equipped to serve by my pastors ...By developing a servant's heart 4. I WILL SUPPORT THE TESTIMONY OF MY CHURCH ...By attending faithfully ...By living a godly life ...By giving regularly …By having a discipleship plan By God’s Grace!
HC3 Quiz 26. With one sentence on each, explain the foundational doctrines. (10mks) 27. What are our – Purpose, Vision and Mission (5mrks) 28. What do we believe – Our Faith (8mrks) 29. What are our values – (7mrks) 30. Draw the Diagram of HCCC Strategy (10mrks) 31. What is God’s Will? (10mks) What is the most important thing on God’s agenda? Clue: What was the most important thing on Jesus’s agenda and what did he send the HolySpirit to come and do?
Answers 1B 11 A 21 C 2B 12 C 22 C 3B 13 A 23 A 4A 14 B 24 C 5C 15 A 25 B 6C 16 B 7C 17 C 8A 18 B 9C 19 A 10 A 20 C
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