Success is succession. For us to be the kind of church God has called us to be, we must be apprenticing the next generation of leaders. In order to replicate ourselves, we need to pass on the knowledge we have so they will be successful.
Small groups are where people come together on a regular basis and “do life” together. This allows us to genuinely connect with others while being encouraged and challenged in our relationship with God. Being involved in a small group is the simplest way to impact and influence people directly for Christ.
Part 4 - Relevant Environments (Reggie Joiner)
Our desire at North Point is to create environments where children and adults want to go to church. To do this we must discover how to use culture to communicate what we need to say. Reggie explains how Jesus modeled for us how to build a bridge relationally to turn on a light spiritually.
Part 5 - Biblical Authority (Andy Stanley)
We believe that the Bible is our instruction book from God. Even though no one likes having someone else tell them what to do, maximum freedom is found under the authority of the principles found in the Bible. Anytime we try to operate parts of our lives outside of the authority of Scripture, we lose freedom. As others watch us live under this authority, we can demonstrate the source of hope to those outside the church.
Part 6 - Intimacy with God (Andy Stanley)
When we try to be religious, we tend to be polite and distant. If this is our routine with God, it will not encourage intimacy with Him. Intimacy in any relationship requires three things. 1) unrushed and unstructured time; 2) transparency with our feelings; and 3) the most powerful dynamic in any relationship is mutual submission. As Jesus modeled for us, “Not my will, but Your will be done”. Revelation 3:20
Part 7 - Relational Evangelism (Andy Stanley)
Relational evangelism is investing in a trusted friendship for the sake of eternity. As long as we are investing in others, our hearts will stay in the right place.