Mature and Multiply Moments


Below are 3-5 minute mini-lessons for adults, youth, and children that can be used in small groups, Sunday school classes, and other group settings to promote CMC’s Commission “To mature and multiply churches locally and globally.
 
 
LESSON DESCRIPTION LESSONS, HANDOUTS, & LINKS
1 Multiply by Division
We often want to gather resources before we serve God, not divide up the little we have. The lesson video and the questions that follow challenge this thinking.
Lesson plan – Adults/Youth
Lesson plan – Children
Video – Multiply by Division
2 Asking Instead of Telling
Jesus asked people questions—in the gospels over 300 of his questions are recorded. Because of these questions,
Jesus heard people’s stories, which is what we need to hear in order to build relationships with others. This lesson gives
practical help in asking good questions.
Lesson plan – Adults/Youth
Lesson plan – Children
Handout – Adults/Youth
Handout – Children
3 Up, In, Out
To live like Jesus, you should have relationships that are up (with God), in (with people in the church), and out
(with people outside the church). In this lesson, you will think about which of these directions is most natural for you and which is hardest.
Lesson plan – Adults/Youth
Lesson plan – Children
Handout – Adults/Youth
Handout – Children
4 Multiply by Subtraction
In disappointment, it’s easy to think all is lost. Watch the lesson video to think about how God uses losses to multiply.
Lesson plan – Adults/Youth
Lesson plan – Children
Video – Multiply by Subtraction
5 The Engagement Continuum
Making disciples is impossible if you don’t engage people. How are you doing with getting to know people beyond your family and your church? This lesson will give you a tool for thinking about your levels of engagement.
Lesson plan – Adults/Youth
Lesson plan – Children
Handout – Adults/Youth
Handout – Children
6 Kingdom Investment
God doesn’t measure kingdom involvement by busyness or importance of position. God cares about the bent of your heart toward the kingdom. Given that definition, how invested are you? A graph in this lesson will help you think about this.
Lesson plan – Adults/Youth
Lesson plan – Children
Handout – Adults/Youth
Handout – Children
7 From Self to Community
How can you change from a focus of what is good for you to a focus on what is good for people around you? This lesson will facilitate discussion.
Lesson plan – Adults/Youth
Lesson plan – Children
Handout – Adults/Youth
Handout – Children
8 Multiply with a Negative
God is remarkable in that he transforms even what is negative to bring new life. The lesson video tells a story about this.
Lesson plan – Adults/Youth
Lesson plan – Children
Video – Multiply with a Negative
9 Questions and Quotations
This lesson will give you a list of questions and quotes that help you think about the role of prayer in maturing and multiplying.
Lesson plan – Adults/Youth
Lesson plan – Children
Handout – Adults/Youth
Handout – Children
10 The Merge of Maturing and Multiplying
God asks you to mature—to grow up in him. And God asks you to multiply—to make disciples. A graph in this lesson will help you to discuss how to do both at once.
Lesson plan – Adults/Youth
Lesson plan – Children
Handout – Adults/Youth
Handout – Children
11 Telling My Story
People like stories. So your story about your relationship with Jesus is important. This lesson will help you tell your story
well without using churchy words.
Lesson plan – Adults/Youth
Lesson plan – Children
Handout – Adults/Youth
Handout – Children
12 Multiply with the Highest Power
In heaven you will worship with thousands upon thousands of people from every tribe and nation. The lesson video explores how you bring a little of heaven to earth by meeting people from different tribes and nations.
Lesson plan – Adults/Youth
Lesson plan – Children
Video – Multiply to the Highest Power