They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42, New International Version)
Theme: The Local Church
Thanks again for all the great comments as we considered worship! As we now turn our attention to the Discipline of Fellowship we will begin by considering some questions about the role of Fellowship in your local church. First, some brief background on fellowship.
Koinonia is a transliterated form of a Greek word, which is often translated as fellowship in the New Testament. Fellowship has a range of meanings, but many relate to having things in common in Christ. What’s for sure is that fellowship is much more than getting together for social events.
- Does your local church teach about the biblical principles of fellowship?
- Is fellowship used with intentionality for spiritual growth and evangelism?
- Do your local church leaders serve as good role models where fellowship is concerned?
- Would you characterize your local church as a place where trust has a high premium?
Optional Secondary Questions (if you have the time):
- Does your local church facilitate small group settings to facilitate fellowship?
- Is diversity (across physical and other dimensions) and inclusion encouraged in your local church?
While you are not expected to share your answers to the questions above, we would still love to hear from you. Based on your answers to the questions, what is your general observation about how local churches relate to fellowship?