Monday, November 26, 2012

Adult Ministry Principle 6: Grow Up!

Don't hold adults back. Release them to grow and go!

The process begins as adults are involved in the "hub" of your adult ministry (See Adult Ministry Principle 2), but it can’t stop there. 

Growing adults need to be challenged to go further with their spiritual growth. 

Supplement the "hub" Bible study with specific discipleship studies and emphasize the practice of spiritual disciplines - Bible study, prayer, service, worship, etc.

Next, "show them the front door" of service.  Identify ministry opportunities and communicate, enlist, and equip adults to serve.

The ultimate expression of maturity is service.