Lesson 3 – RECHARGE: Barriers and Transitions

This week we discussed common barriers that we face as Christians in our personal walk as well as in the church as a whole. We also reviewed Times of Transition and how to reach out to those in transition.

Solomon, King David’s son, was a man filled with wisdom. He spoke about seasons of life in Ecclesiastes 3, which is also our verses to keep in mind this week.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

 a time to be born and a time to die,

  a time to plant and a time to uproot,

a time to kill and a time to heal,

  a time to tear down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh,

  a time to mourn and a time to dance,

a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,

  a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

a time to search and a time to give up,

  a time to keep and time to throw away,

a time to tear and a time to mend,

  a time to be silent and time to speak,

a time to love and a time to hate,

  a time for war and a time for peace.

 

There are three types of barriers in reaching others that we will face. They are

 

  1. ____SPIRITUAL_____ BARRIERS

– simply people who don’t want to acknowledge or hear about spiritual manners

 

  1. __CULTURAL______ /___CLASS______ / ___LANGUAGE___ BARRIERS

-let’s take note of our Milwood community. How has it changed and how is it changing now? Pray about and ponder ways we can break through these barriers

 

  1. ____STAINED_______ – ____GLASS________ BARRIERS

-getting those who stand outside the church to come inside to hear the gospel being taught

-the physical traits of the church: location, parking, accessibilities, layout of the church, facility

TIMES OF TRANSITION: How can we provide “__MAINTENANCE_____   __MINISTRY____”

Maintenance Ministry proves different ways to engage with those who may be dealing with a period of transition.

Here’s some examples of times of transition:

  • Divorce/Separation
  • Death of a Spouse
  • Growing Up and Departing Children
  • Different Job or Changing Job Responsibilities
  • Change in Resident/Schools
  • Injury/Illness
  • Retirement
  • Violating the Law/Jail/Prison

If we as the church body can focus a specific outreach towards people or families who are affected by these times of transitions, it can work well to grow not only our Telos group, but our church as a whole. You may be able to reach a person who has left the church for a time and be the one to encourage them to return.

Homework: This week pray and ask God to give you a person’s name you know who is in a period of transition. Encourage them to come to church. Ask how you can help to get them there. Do a random act of kindness, be there for them, or ask how you can be.

Log into the blog and leave a comment on anything. Share it to social media or send it in an email to a Christian friend looking for a church to use as ways of Recharging them.

Have a blessed week!

 

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