Visionary Elders 1

Series: Visionary Elders
Presenter: Viji Roberts

Vocation of the local church is the first part in this series on being a visionary leader.

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. According to the answer of Jesus to Pilate, why did He come to this world?
To testify of the truth
2. What four purposes for the church can you draw from Acts 2:42?
Apostles Doctrine; Breaking of Bread; Communion or Fellowship, Prayer
3. What are some of the Bible verses you can provide in support of the purpose of the church?
Worship God (John 4:23); Study His Word (Col 3:16).

Discuss It

  1. How can having a clearly identified purpose help the church be a community and not just a list of programs?
  2. What do you understand by the power of written communication in the context of a local church?

Apply It

  1. If your church does not have a purpose statement written down, draft one and then share it with other leaders or elders in the church for their interaction. Based on that feedback, refine your statement.
  2. If your church does have a purpose statement, evaluate it. Is the church following that statement? Are there programs that don’t fit in with that statement? How is the church doing in reflecting that statement? Write down your evaluation.