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Initiating Spiritual Growth in the Church

Video Session #3

The Flow: Level #1

Mtiririko, hatua ya kwanza

1 John 2:12-14 - 1 yohana 2:12-14

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English translated to Kiswahili (Swahili)

Initiating Spiritual Growth in the Church

Rev. Paul J. Bucknell

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Seminar Index - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12
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The Flow: Level #1 (1 John 2:12-14): Helping New Believers Grow - translated from English into Swahili - shows the basic needs of new believers and how to properly care for them.

Mtiririko, hatua ya kwanza (watoto wachanga)

This Kiswahili video on The Flow: Level #1 shows how Christians begin to grow and are nurtured in their early spiritual life. The new believer is likened to a new baby and his needs.

This is session 3 of 11 from a pastor's seminar given in Kenya. Please click below to start watching the video. Study questions and other links are below.

The Flow Overview: Download: Video | Powerpoint | Handout | Reading

The Flow: Understanding Christian Growth

Discussion Questions on The Flow

  1. What are the three stages of Christian growth that John describes? How do these form an analogy for the physical development of a person?

  2. List the items that the elderly apostle says to this first level of believers? Look in 1 John 2:12-14. Be specific.

  3. What characterizes this first stage of the Christian's growth?

  4. What are the problems or challenges that those in this spiritual stage will face?

  5. Summarize what is suppose to happen in this stage of spiritual growth.

  6. What might happen if Christians in this spiritual stage do not get the needed support? Be specific.

  7. Are you in this first stage? Were you discipled.

  8. Have you discipled others.

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Next -> Listen and view the next session #4 of the seminar.
Showing how the Flow #1 teaching can be implemented in a basic discipleship training session.

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Introduction to Discipleship's 3 Stages and The Flow
Basic Discipleship Stage
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Intermediate Discipleship Stage
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Advanced Discipleship Stage
Advanced discipleship stage and BFF materials.
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Spirit-Dependent Teaching
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Designing discipleship curriculum
Stages and goals of discipleship
Discipleship Shapers
Learning how Christians grow
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