Commitment #3: A strong church is growing in Spirit-dependence and prayer.
Watch the video and work through the content for “Commitment #3” in your Strong Church Workbook. (You can use this link to share the video with your elders/leaders: https://vimeo.com/540458500/d9c9879915) Submit your responses through this Google Form in preparation for your coaching call. Let your coach know if you have any questions or concerns.
We have been adopted as sons and daughters, and by the indwelling Holy Spirit cry out, “Abba, Father” (Rom. 8:15, Gal. 4:6). The Spirit empowers, reminds, convicts, reveals, comforts, guides, proclaims, and aids in our prayer to the Father (Rom. 8:26-27). The Holy Spirit is the power-source for the mission of making disciples (Acts 1:8). A strong church is comprised of regenerate believers who commune with God in Spirit, Word, and prayer. A strong church is built up by the diverse gifts of the Spirit (I Cor. 12-14). A strong church prays together regularly in worship and in discernment regarding a litany of decisions that must be made. A strong church is learning desperation through weakness and coming to increasingly believe we do our best work in prayer.