Ambassadors of the Kingdom INTENTIONAL DISCIPLESHIP. BE BAPTIZED When they believed Philip as he proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized , both men and women . ( Acts 8:12 ).
Baptismis the sacramentthatembraces and welcomes the new believerinto the family of God.
Theypreached the gospel in (Derbe)and won a large number of disciples. Theyreturned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, strengtheningthe disciples and encoura-gingthem to remaintrue to the faith. ‘We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God…’ Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord. (Acts 14:21-23)
For twowholeyears Paul stayedthere in hisownrented house and welcomed all who came to seehim. He proclaimed the kingdom of Godand taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and withouthindrance! (Acts 28:30-31)
1. Too many churches
2. Larger is better
3. Toosmalltolaunch a new work
7. No building
8. No theological college graduate
9. Mañana, notthisyear
11. Toomuchhardwork & sacrifice
12. Whatis in itfor me?
Cities of over 1 million:
1 Nazarene church for every 250,000 persons
1 Nazarene churchfor every 70,000 persons?
Any group that meets regularly for spiritual nurture, worship, and instruc-tionat a communicated time and place, with an identified leader, and aligned with the message and mission of the Church of the Nazarene with the purpose of becoming an organized local church may be recognized as a church and reported as such.