If it is true that “no man is an island” then the word “relationship” is the most important word in the English language and how we function in connection with others becomes the most important task in life. Community is the system of life interaction with others and is essential for living full and meaningful lives. The community of believers, the Church, was created not only to equip those who have found life in Christ but also to reach those who have not yet responded to His grace. This study series will reveal the construction of the New Testament church from its commission in the early chapters of Acts to the spread and multiplication of local bodies around the world. In Peter’s preaching and Paul’s missionary journeys and letters to churches, learners will come face to face with key issues in relevant church ministry, catch a glimpse of what Christian community is intended to be, and be challenged to play their part in the 21st Century Church.
Teaching materials include specifically designed activities for college students, younger and older singles, newly marrieds, young marrieds, parents of children, parents of teenagers, empty nesters, senior adults, and those who participate in classes with a Master Teacher. Also included each week are lesson commentaries, Family Devotion handouts, learner worksheets, and session handouts.