Sunday, September 30, 2018—Mike Teel, Pastor
FAMILY MATTERS: Membership Matters! Enroll
FOCAL PASSAGE: Matthew 11:25-30 (NKJV)…At that time Jesus answered and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes. 26 Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight. 27 All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. 28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
THE MOST IMPORTANT STATISTIC (GAUGE).
1. 3 Sundays in a row
2. percentage of attendance
1. WE WANT YOU! ...Matthew 11:28 (NKJV)
2. MINISTRY BEGINS
At the moment of enrollment, ministry begins.
Matthew 11:29 (NKJV)
3. OTHER ELEMENTS THAT ARE AFFECTED BY THE ENROLLMENT
Matthew 11:30 (NKJV)
ATTENDANCE IS AFFFECTED BY ENROLLMENT
BAPTISMS ARE AFFECTED BY THE ENROLLMENT
Mathew 11:27 (NKJV)
MINISTRY (offerings) IS AFFECTED BY ENROLLMENT
WHEN AND HOW CAN WE ENROLL?
1. OPEN ENROLLMENT
Remember we earlier stated what we call OPEN ENROLLMENT: Enroll anyone, anywhere, anytime if they agree.
2. METHODS TO ENROLL PEOPLE IN BIBLE STUDY
Guests in your Sunday School Life Group
New church members
LIVE IT OUT
> Are you currently enrolled in a SSLG?
> Perhaps today Membership Matters and you want to follow the Lord in Believer’s Baptism.
> Perhaps you would like to ask those questions, or allow us to pray with you as we spoke earlier.