Growing the LOCAL CHURCH through the proclamation of the ESSENTIAL GOSPEL!
"So that the world may know" (John 17:23)
At Faith Dialogue our mission is to grow the local church through the proclamation of the essential Gospel. This Gospel is the core of our faith. As Paul said, "we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to the Jews and folly to the Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God." (1 Cor. 1:23-24)
It is in the essential Gospel that the local church experiences growth, unity and revival. In John's Gospel Jesus prayed, "may all be one, just as you, Father , are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me." (John 17-21-23)
Jesus prayer that we “may all be one” was a prayer for unity. The Apostle Paul explained in Ephesians 4 that the mission of the local church was to “equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Kick Start your Church© is exclusively a Faith Dialogue ministry to encourage, equip and energize the local church.
The Barna group estimates that the average Protestant church in America has less than 100 adults in attendance. These churches often need advice and counsel in order to help fulfill their role in the Body of Christ. The Great Commission of making disciples of Jesus Christ is not just about reaching new people groups internationally or something that growing and sprawling mega churches do, it’s the basic and the essential mission of every local church.
Faith Dialogue can implement a unique Church Action Plan that is designed for the specific church as a result of the initial assessment as well as the collaborative efforts with the pastor and leaders of the local church.
Our KickStart Your Church© ministry is a template that is based on our mission of proclaiming the Essential Gospel as well as implementing the Five Truths that have been proven to be the necessary elements in equipping the local church. The basis of these truths are found in the Bible and also contemporary research conducted by firms such as LifeWay Research, Auxano, Leadership Network and Faith Dialogue.
The Action plan is designed to provide a road map for the local church for a period of twelve months. The Five Truths become the foundation for the future development of goals and objectives, measurables, metrics and stewardship. Call us today at 561 284 3800 for more information or email us at Kenneth.firstname.lastname@example.org
We would be honored with your financial gift as the majority of the cost of the KickStart is funded by our supporters and not the local churches.
What can churches do to teach Biblical Stewardship?
In Malachi 3:10 God tells us to test Him, it's the only place in the Bible that we are told to test God:
“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!”
Faith Dialogue has developed the 310 Tithe Challenge for churches that want to make better disciples of Jesus Christ through the teaching of Biblical stewardship. It starts with an easy assessment of the present financial stewardship culture in the local church and begins the radical transformation to a culture that follows the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 22:37. To steward our relationship with God, we need to recognize the ways we were created to love him. God has given us incredible capacity to love – with our heart, mind, soul, and strength
- Heart – For some, it can be easy to know and study about God but difficult to apply this knowledge to the heart. Our words and actions are ultimately a result of what is rooted in our hearts (Luke 6:45, Proverbs 4:23). A consequence of loving God with our whole heart is a life that exemplifies Christ’s love in thought, word, and deed. Our desires and passions reflect the true center of our worship.
- Soul – In Genesis 2:7, God forms man out of dust and breathes into him the breath of life. Our being is more than physical, emotional, and intellectual. The soul encompasses all that we are. We are called to worship God through a life that is completely dedicated to him.
- Mind – Knowing, loving, and honoring God with our minds involves diligence. We are in possession of the living Word, a love letter to us from God. Stewarding our minds asks us to spend time studying God’s truth. It also means discerning the application of God’s truth to the culture of the world. Today’s culture tempts us daily with destructive ways to distract our minds from God.
- Strength – The first commandment in Deuteronomy 6:5 is translated as “might.” Does that mean the heavyweight champion can love God more than the twelve year-old child, elderly senior citizen, or terminally ill? No – it means devoted totality. We are to direct all we have at our disposal to the glory of God.
Let Faith Dialogue help you transform your church into a church that follows God, gives the first and best to God and stewards their life according to Biblical principles.
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