As local church leaders, it is imperative that we keep God—not numeric growth—as our primary goal.

When it comes to the local church, Jesus is the Builder; the church is His habitation; and we are His co-laborers, called to labor in winning souls and building lives.

We’re instructed, though, “But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon” (1 Corinthians 3:10). At Spiritual Leadership Conference 2015, I taught a general session from this verse on building lives in the local church. You can watch the session below as well as download the session notes.

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Download mp3 audio | Download session notes

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Three indispensible tools for building lives in the local church
  • Why spiritual motivations matter in our building and six biblical motives
  • Three unscriptural motivations that sabotage the work of the Lord
  • A detailed process for soulwinning and assimilation
  • The necessity of biblical preaching for building lives
  • Five needs an adult Bible class meets
  • The Sunday methods we’ve found helpful at Lancaster Baptist Church
  • The church ministry responsibilities of deacons
  • How the staff support the soulwinning, assimilation, Sunday school, and training areas of church ministry

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