Unit 1: The Core Mission of the Church

Unit 1: The Core Mission of the Church 2017-06-13T20:01:35+00:00

Unit Goals and Objectives

  • Goal: This unit will give you a biblical and practical framework for understanding the core mission of the church.
  • Objective: Understand the reasons for and importance of the church.
  • Main point: Discipleship is the core mission of the church.
  • Estimated Time to Complete Lesson: 150 minutes

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1. Read

Read Chapter 1 of Bobby Harrington’s eBook Discipleship is the Core Mission of the Church: “Chapter One: Something is Not Working” (pages 8-13) by clicking here.

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2. Watch

Watch the video, “Main Forum 1: The Core Mission of the Church (2016 Nat’l Forum)” in which Jim Putman from the Relational Discipleship Network leads a discussion about the core mission of the church (67 minutes) by clicking here. Participants include James Forlines, Dave Buehring, Ariyana Rimson, and Bobby Harrington (moderator).

 

3. Listen

Listen to Episode 2 of The Disciple Maker’s Podcast: “E02: Jim Putman’s Story w/ Bill and Bobbi Putman” which is the NPR-style story of how Jim’s parents, Bill and Bobbi, raised him and helped him to find Christ (35 min). Select your favorite podcast player by clicking here.

 

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4. Respond

Once you’ve read the chapter, watched the video, and listened to the podcast episode, answer these questions in a group context, if possible.

  • What is your response to the thesis in this eBook that relational discipleship is the core mission the church? Do you agree with this?
  • What stood out to you the most from what Jim Putman said in this video session?
  • What moment of Jim’s story do you relate to the most? Why?
  • What is the functional core mission of your home church?
  • What is God asking you to do in response to this unit?
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5. Move on

Once you click “submit” with your answers of response, the system will redirect you to Unit 2.

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