Ongoing Nurture Chart
You can use the following chart to arrange well-balanced ongoing nurture for those believers who have completed the first steps of nurture. You can alternate choosing topics from the five areas explained below so that the person will over time have deeper and deeper knowledge in each area. In addition, when studying a topic in one area, you can attempt to relate it to some of the other areas. For example, if studying the book of Hebrews (area 1), you can connect to fellowship (area 3) and maturity (area 5). Here is the chart:
3 – – – – 5 – – – -4
The vertical axis is the relationship between us and God, and the horizontal is the resulting relationships between us and people.
The “1” at the bottom represents what we receive from God, and the “2” is what we do in response to God.
The “3” is our relationship with the Church, and the “4” with society.
The “5” in the middle represents our inner life.
Here are some sample study topics for each area:
1 – Bible, doctrine, nature of God, salvation
2 – repentance and faith, praise, prayer
3 – understanding church, pastor, using our gifts
4 – caring, service, witness, answering objections
5 – inner peace, self-control, hope, maturing in Christ