Five P’s instead of 4 W’s

Bong Baylon Leadership

You might be familiar with the usual 4 W’s agenda in small group meetings. Click here for the explanation for each item in the agenda. They are as follows: Welcome Worship Word Works Sometimes a fifth or sixth W are added, Webbing or Warfare. This kind of approach has been very useful for many cell groups. It’s also user friendly …

Just a thought about the church

Bong Baylon Leadership

Acts 14:27-28 “On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles. And they stayed there a long time with the disciples.” In the early days of the church, a group of disciples living in a certain area was already considered …

The Essence of Christianity

Bong Baylon Leadership

Text: Titus 3:12-15 Often Christians are focused on Sunday gatherings. They think this is the essence of Christianity — meeting once a week to listen to sermons. But this is not the essence of the Christian faith. The essence of Christianity is to live productively. Paul reminds Titus to practice and to teach productive Christian living. It involves three essential responsibilities. …

Unfinished Work

Bong Baylon Leadership

Text: Titus 1:5-9 Except for the Twelve, Jesus would always minister to people and then let them go. He would either leave them or He would ask them to go home. He never sought to establish an organization or a structure where people would commit themselves through regular gatherings. He was not trying to build an institution. Paul and his …

Preach for Life

Bong Baylon Leadership

In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit …

Multiplying the Next You

Bong Baylon Leadership

10 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, 11 persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescuedme from all of them. 12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evil men and impostors will go from bad to …