A Shift from Addition to Multiplication

By Rick Bayer, April 25, 2021

2 Timothy 2:1-2

You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.

Acts 4:13

When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.

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Ultimately, each church will be evaluated by only one thing - its disciples. Neil Cole

Questions for D group/personal study


  • When the average person in the Lower Mainland hears the word “church” do they think of a multiplying movement or of an institution with buildings?
  • When you think of the word “church” what words or images come to mind?

Go to the Source:

  • Read 2 Timothy 2:1-2
  • Why is God’s grace so necessary to live as multiplying disciple?
  • Why do you think Paul told Timothy to pass along the way of Jesus to “reliable” or “trustworthy” people?

Live it Out:

  • As Paul invested in Timothy, who do you see yourself investing in, post-Covid days? How could that begin even now?
  • R.E.I.: Thinking about experiences, share with your group 1 spiritual experience that you have had with God that would encourage them.