KLC Connect Class

September 2, 2024

Welcome To

The Kingdom Life Connect Class!!

We’re glad you’ve chosen to find out more about Kingdom Life! This class is the basic introduction to our church family. Since we have members from many different church backgrounds, this class is designed to clearly explain who and what our church is.

Session 1: The Goal of this Class

Ephesians 2:19 NLT

19 So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family.

The Key Truths For This Class:

1.The church is a you become a part of at .

2.To grow as a believer, you need to be a of a local church family.

The goal of this class is that I will commit myself to and to connecting with a .

Session 2: What Does Salvation Mean?

We All Want The Same Thing:

1. Everyone wants to be !

2. But true happiness comes only when we understand our .

Why Am I Here?

1. God made me to me.

2. We were created to a personal relationship with God and to all of the rest of God’s creation. This makes us special!

Here’s The Problem:

Man has a natural desire to and to ignore God’s principles for living.

The Bible calls this attitude !

Romans 3:23 CSB

23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23 CSB

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Is There A Solution?

• Yes!!!! It’s called the !

• Jesus has already taken care of your sin problem!

John 3:16 CSB

16 For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

1 Corinthians 15:3–4 CSB

3 For I passed on to you as most important what I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

John 14:6 CSB

6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

What Does God Want Me To Do?

1. by admitting that God has not had first place in your life and committing to live for Him now.

2. that Jesus died to pay for your sins, He rose from the dead, and is alive today.

Romans 10:9 CSB

9 If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

3. God’s free gift of salvation. Don’t try to earn it.

1 John 1:9 CSB

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Ephesians 2:8–9 CSB

8 For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift—9 not from works, so that no one can boast.

John 1:12–13 NLT

12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. 13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.

A Simple Prayer of Commitment:

“Dear Jesus, thank you for making me and loving me, even when I’ve ignored you and gone my own way. I realize I need you in my life and I’m sorry for my sins. I ask you to forgive me. Thank you for dying on the cross for me. Please help me to understand it more. As much as I know how, I want to follow you from now on. Please come into my life and make me a new person inside. I accept your gift of salvation. Please help me to grow now as a Christian.”


Session 3: Why Is Baptism Important?

I. What Is The Meaning of Baptism?

1. It illustrates Christ’s and resurrection.

1 Corinthians 15:3–4 CSB

3 For I passed on to you as most important what I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

2. It illustrates my as a Christian.

2 Corinthians 5:17 CSB

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come!

II. Who Should Be Baptized?

Every person who has in Christ.

Acts 8:36–37 NKJV

36 Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?” 37 Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”

III. Why Should Every Believer Be Baptized?

1. Because Christ it.

Matthew 28:19–20 CSB

19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

2. It demonstrates that you really are a .

Acts 18:8 CSB

8 Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, along with his whole household. Many of the Corinthians, when they heard, believed and were baptized.

IV. Why Be Baptized By Immersion?

1. Because was baptized that way.

Matthew 3:16 CSB

16 When Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water. The heavens suddenly opened for him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming down on him.

2. Every baptism in the was by immersion.

Acts 8:38–39 CSB

38 So he ordered the chariot to stop, and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him any longer but went on his way rejoicing.

3. The word “Baptize” means to water.

V. When Should You Be Baptized?

As soon as you can after you get !

Acts 2:41 CSB

41 So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand people were added to them.

Acts 16:32–33 CSB

32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him along with everyone in his house. 33 He took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds. Right away he and all his family were baptized.


Session 4: What Is The Church? (Part 1)

I. The Church Is .

Ephesians 1:5 NLT

5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.

1 Peter 3:8 CSB

8 Finally, all of you be like-minded and sympathetic, love one another, and be compassionate and humble,

II. The Church Is .

Acts 2:42 CSB

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

A top priority in a fellowship is and .

Ephesians 4:2–3 NLT

2 Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. 3 Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.

A good church structure promotes unity, provides , leaders, and downplays .

Session 5: What Is The Church? (Part 2)

III. The Church Is .

1 Corinthians 12:13 NLT

13 Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:27 NLT

27 All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.

1 Corinthians 12:18 NLT

18 But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it.

Because every believer is a unique gifted member of the body, the church is to function on the basis of , not .

The work of the is shared by the body, not a few individuals.

IV. The Church Is .

John 10:11, 27-28 (CSB)

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep…27 My sheep hear my voice, I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand.

Jesus is the Good Shepherd, and He has entrusted His flock to those He has gifted to be .

1 Peter 5:1–2 CSB

1 I exhort the elders among you as a fellow elder and witness to the sufferings of Christ, as well as one who shares in the glory about to be revealed: 2 Shepherd God’s flock among you, not overseeing out of compulsion but willingly, as God would have you; not out of greed for money but eagerly;

Acts 20:17 CSB

17 Now from Miletus, he sent to Ephesus and summoned the elders of the church.

Acts 20:28 CSB

28 Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which he purchased with his own blood.


Session 6: The Kingdom Life Mission

Matthew 28:19–20 CSB

19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Colossians 1:28 CSB

28 We proclaim him, warning and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

A disciple is someone who is committed to Jesus, being by Jesus, and being on  with Jesus.


Our Mission

We exist to glorify God by making disciples that passionately with God and His family, progressively to spiritual maturity, selflessly with their gifts and talents, and relentlessly into the world with the life-giving gospel of Jesus Christ.

Session 7: The Kingdom Life Vision

Our Vision:

To be a biblical, multiethnic, and multigenerational community of Christ-followers committed to showing and telling the world that The Best Life is to Live Life God’s Way.


Session 8: Our Strategy (Part 1)

1 Corinthians 9:21–22 CSB

21 To those who are without the law, like one without the law—though I am not without God’s law but under the law of Christ—to win those without the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, in order to win the weak. I have become all things to all people, so that I may by every possible means save some.

Paul was !


Our Strategy:

1. Connect with God through .

2. Connect with God’s Family through .

3. Grow God’s people through .

4. Serve one another with .

5. Go into the world with the .


I. We Exist To Connect With God Through Worship

Worship: !

Ephesians 5:18–19 NLT

18 Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, 19 singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts.


II. We Exist To Connect With God’s Family Through Fellowship

Fellowship: Doing life .

Acts 4:32 CSB

32 Now the entire group of those who believed were of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but instead they held everything in common.


III. We Exist To Grow God’s People Through Relational Discipleship

Discipleship: !

Hebrews 6:1 CSB

1 Therefore, let us leave the elementary teaching about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works, faith in God,


Session 9: Our Strategy (Part 2)

IV. We Exist To Serve One Another With Love

Ministry: !

John 13:35 CSB

35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

1 Corinthians 12:4–5 CSB

4 Now there are different gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are different ministries, but the same Lord.

1 Corinthians 12:27 CSB

27 Now you are the body of Christ, and individual members of it.


V. We Exist To Go Into The World With The Gospel

Evangelism: the Good News with others!

Romans 10:13–14 CSB

13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. 14 How, then, can they call on him they have not believed in? And how can they believe without hearing about him? And how can they hear without a preacher?

“His intent was that through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known…”

Unbiblical Excuses For Not Reaching Our Neighbors for Christ:

“There are plenty of churches in Greenville. Let Someone else will reach them.”

“We don’t have anything in common with those people.”

“My church is just the right size.”

Session 10: What it Means to be a Member

“What Am I Committing To?”

I. I will  with God and my church family by being an active participant in the ministries of the church.

II. I will  progressively to spiritual maturity by pursuing growth in all four components of KLC’s Spiritual Growth Plan.

III. I will  my church family with my spiritual gifts and talents.

IV. I will  into the harvest with my church family to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

“What’s Next?”

• First of all, congratulations!! You have completed the KLC Connect Class!

• The final step to becoming a member of KLC is to sign the membership covenant. Click the link below to download it.

KLC Membership Covenant


Church Community Builder (CCB)

What is CCB?

Church Community Builder is a cloud-based church management solution designed to help church leadership engage with members of the congregation.


What can you do with CCB?

• Join groups to receive group schedules, volunteer, and communicate with other group members.

• Receive ministry information based on spiritual gifts and interests.

• Communicate prayer requests and other information with your elder family group.


What do we need?

• Correct profile information! (examples: children’s name and ages, individual email addresses, pictures)

• Privacy settings can be set by the user. Share with others only what you want them to see.


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