Acts 2:42 Framework

Acts 2:42 Framework

Acts 2:42 Framework

 

Our church will follow the formula of the Acts 2:42 framework which reads as follows:

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. (KJV)

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (NIV)

 

Some churches deal with the issue of member retention: after a member joins the church, what will motivate them to stay?  Just as we would do in the business world, we should do a case study of the early church to see what they did. Acts 2:41 tells us of how they that “gladly received this word were baptized”, and how 3000 souls were added that day.  This scripture also tells us that they did four things after the addition:

  • Continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine
  • Continued stedfastly in fellowship
  • Continued stedfastly in breaking of bread
  • Continued stedfastly in  prayers

 

Sounds so simple right?  We invite you to drop by to see how these four simple principles can lead to a flourishing church.