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1 Livin Lattes Intl Fellowship Bringing new life to the local community Change Your World By Jonathan Keener – Overseer All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

2 The Condition of America! Under Judgment – its our sins! Deeply Divided – no courage! In the midst of Global Economic Change Sense of Community evaporating –2 generations established in the doctrine of self Local Economies declining –especially in south (manufacturing sector) Family Unit all but dissolved Church Divided and Sick Youth starved and desperate for Truth –Let your actions speak! Mt 24:12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

3 How much longer before….? All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship Cross bearing leaders needed to bring change! Change without revolution? What are our idols? How much time before all our freedoms are lost? Dan 3:17 If that [is] [the case], our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver [us] from your hand, O king Eph 6:10 Stand strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

4 The Cure Repent of our transgressions Publicly Bring our communities back to God –One at a time! (not a grandiose political campaign) Unify the Body of Christ Take back Satans strongholds –Poverty stricken areas –Satans high places Rebuild the Family unit – Gods way Train tomorrows leaders Is 1:16-18 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord Your God All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

5 Lets Build an Ark! Noah was appreciated until the floods came! City of Refuge for times of trouble! Believe that there is a great coming together before His Return! And God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Lk 17:16 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

6 Our Solution – Livin Lattes Cafe Open a centrally located attractive café –Good food and/or coffee and baked goods Gather like minded people –From various backgrounds –May never go to your church but connected Managed by sent people Place for one-on-one ministry –It all starts with a conversation Stimulate local economy – life & influence Bring back the arts and expression! Acts 2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

7 Take back the high places! Beautiful land with bad history! Gods meets with His People on mountains. Where God sent us to do the work of revival. Create a safe place in days of difficulty. Why Pilot Mountain? Gen 12:1 Now the LORD had said to Abram: "Get out of your country, From your family And from your father's house, To a land that I will show you. All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

8 Why the name Livin Lattes? A land flowing with milk and honey. –A great shot of espresso from the land. –Steamed Milk with a little froth on top. –Sweetened with honey or anything good. All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

9 The Keener Family All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

10 My Background in Christ Happily married with 7 children ages 1 – 16. Called to preach at 20. –Waited 22yrs for before proceeding with public ministry. Doctrines flipped upside down in last 6 years. –Work of Holy Spirit, End Times, Ecclesiastical Ops, Spiritual Warfare 9-11, promised God I would do anything to help America Mom died, God will not leave you or forsake you? Prophetic Word in 2004 – reach unreachable people! Experienced a deep sense of call in Nov Started Livin Lattes in May 2006 Left profitable business in May 2007 to establish Livin Lattes. Closed Livin Lattes on Oct 20 th 2008 in Pilot Mtn. (ran out of money) Greatly impacted by Jn 17:24 as command to join Gods people. Mt 16:24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. John 17:24 that they all may be one, as You, Father, [are] in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

11 Livin Lattes History May 2005 family moved to Pilot Mtn (21 acres of land) from NJ. Knew nothing about the café business prior to LL. Received training from Mobys coffee (1 st franchise attempt). 200K investment over our 2.5 year existence on Main Street and Lola Lane. Entire family involved – necessary in coming days! Moved from coffee shop to café style in May 2007 (food). Developed a reputation for good food and coffee drinks. Added larger music venue in July 2007 – metal & hardcore. Evicted from downtown location May 2008 (too much music). We believe many youth came to know Christ – music side Older folks received touches from Christ thru one on one ministry. Instructed musicians to preach during their shows (new leadership arises). LL believes a great revival (restoration) is coming to area. Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

12 Results of Ministry in Pilot Mtn influence –Many young men encouraged to take their music and ministry to another level. –Inspired churches and individual in other areas to reach unreachable youth. –hope in the hearts of rising generation. –Launched TBTS – national gathering model for underground music industry and future method to gather tomorrows church I Cor 3:6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

13 Results – cont The real effects –People got saved –People inspired to go deeper in Christ (Lordship) –families reconnected –churches brought together –inspired bands and leaders with their music –Youth brought into relationship with Christ (read comments on website) –Breakdown the status quo local 1 st Baptist church built 1+ million dollar addition to reach youth) –food & drink, music, atmosphere missed in culture Your gift will make room for you! Titus 1:3 but has in due time manifested His word through preaching, which was committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

14 Shannon's blog - goodbye doesnt mean forever. Oct th grade last night would be one of the nights that i will probably remember for a long time. it was the last show for livin lattes cafe as you may already know. livin lattes changed me for the good. it opened me up to God and for the first time in a long time i actually felt Him with me when i was there. people are all the time hatin on LL and i dont see how they could do that because its just a christian place and were not hurting anybody. LL opened me up to a whole new way to praise God. Their whole concept isnt about the money, or the coffee, or the bands. its all about the relationship you have with the Lord and the respect and love that you show to Him. Pilot mountain needs a place like this because of just everything else going on around us can just pull us away from the relationship and the love that we show to Him. Jonathan, you are truly my hero. i dont know how you kept it going for so long with everything else happening in your busy life. you have a very big family to support and i just believe that whatever you decide to do, God will help you through anything and everything. Pilot mountain will never be the same. All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

15 Kelsays blog Nov 18 th (senior) ok so I REALLY miss LivinLattes. If it JUST opened right now, I would get in my car and Go. But then again, it being opening night, I would want to dress in my best attire and feel all perty b/c I get to see all my old buddied! I miss them like whoa btw. LYKE: Jenna, Jay, Shannon, Chancey, Kaitlyn, Izzy, Austin, Chris, Jessica, Clayton, Becca, Michael, Sheldon, Tirzah, becca (Jennas sis), Kayla (Jennas sis) and those little twerps running around with the soapy water gunz! if I letf out someone I always talked to there, I am so sorry. I just hada giant brain fart! Please dont give up Jonathan. God has a plan, a plan to help you prosper and be happy. All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

16 Learning Experiences LL model primarily a gateway for revival. LL a connecting place for all kinds of ministries (clearing house). LL is a good church planting model if managed and funded correctly. Under covered obstacles of Main Street presentation of Christ in America. Spirit of Religion and Division are our enemies Must establish prayer has the fuel for revival Work requires much perseverance Must walk close to God to survive Personal holiness absolutely required (by grace) Ecc. 11:1 Cast your bread upon the waters, For you will find it after many days. All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

17 Our Current Heart Cry! Shepherd missing his sheep Sheep without shepherd We believe that revival is about to break forth in Pilot Mtn Share our heart with our region Share and prayerfully support Vision I Pet. 5:2 Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; Hab 2:2 …"Write the vision And make [it] plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

18 Livin Lattes Business Plan Our Spiritually-Based Strategy All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

19 Why LL Café on Main Street? The Jesus way – present Jesus Coffee and food attract everybody. Take the café on inside of your church and put on Main Street USA Take Jesus to the Street –Takin it to the streets (music and preaching) Music Venue – draws all kind of people! Worship on the Street Light in the midst of darkness. Acts 2:22 "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

20 Method of Approach Provide Excellent food & coffee. –Training and our menu –Food not necessary to accomplish goals. Strategically located in target community. Naturally attractive and accessible Café does not look like a church! CCM music playing softly in background. Bring positive energy through the arts. Share Christ in our Living Room on Main St. Incorporate Public venue for preaching – TBTSFJ. Get involved in business of town – right to speak –Involved at town hall meetings –Influence on all levels – public servants, schools, commissioners. Form N.T. cell church inside café –Plant multitudes of LLI churches in each LL Café locations Acts 3:21 whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

21 Takin Back The Streets for Jesus Public Prayer, Worship, Preaching, Giving Gathers people in the park or Main St Signs and wonders –06 Raining everywhere but square mile of our street event Break down strongholds –Public repentance breaks power of years of sinning! Unite Worship Artists and leaders –Develop a community spirit among Bless Community –Fire Fighters, Police, Schools, Churches, Govt Ps 24:3,4 Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, Nor sworn deceitfully. All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

22 Dream of LLI Fellowship Gather the bride of Christ. Breakdown walls of separation Minister to the needs of the community (bless the area with Christs love). Develop strong relationships with key leaders. Foster unity in the community. Revival through outpouring of repentance. Promote prosperity for the community (break poverty spirit). Create Safe Place for many to settle and live. Acts 19:19 Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned [them] in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and [it] totaled fifty thousand [pieces] of silver. All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

23 Good Stuff to Eat & Drink Probably our Best Sellers! All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

24 Conversations and Connections All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

25 Bible Studies and Discipleship All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

26 Involvement in Town Events All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

27 Music attracts youth – Speak Life! All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

28 Events Gathering Place All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

29 Taking Back the Streets For Jesus In the StreetNext to The Cafe All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

30 Sharing Jesus on Main St. Him we preach warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom that we present every man perfect in Christ Jesus Col. 1:28 To Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations forever and forever. Amen Eph 3:21 Jonathan Preaching All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

31 Fastest Way to the Heart is…. Our Home (Living room on Main St) Our Food Menu Our Coffee Our Music Our Ministry Our Mission Statement Acts 2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

32 Application of LL Model what do we mean by all this? All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

33 Return to Simple Conversation Natural conversations & connections around coffee or food. Creates a sense of family. Simple fun of a bygone era. Retreat place for husbands, wives, and families (kids night) Opportunity to offer advice on direction of town. Young people have real safe place to speak about their struggles. Jn 4:6,7 Now Jacobs well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the 6 th hour. A women of Samaria came to draw water, Jesus said to her, give me a drink All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

34 Unity in the community Café location brings people together – natural way Exemplify godly and positive communication. Open environment - different segments of society –soup to metal music Resolve conflict Cruise In Debate Kids moshing Emo kids; Emo problems Stir Youth leadership in region to come together. Bring Ministries together Churches work together to meet needs of society Support & Promote area businesses. Acts 17:28 for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, For we are also His offspring. All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

35 Prosperity in Community Livin Lattes Café must prosper –good advertising & networking –Promotion and Customer Service. –Good product! New Customers to area. Bring new business to surround LL Café –success inspires success. Bring other communities Start Community Prayer Movement Speak hope - really breaks the yoke! III Jn. 2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health just as your soul prospers All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

36 Family Life and Counseling Set forth an example of a godly family. Counsel young people about dating and courtship. –Personal connection and calling –Marry men and women in covenant based marriages Help parents with delinquent children. Encourage older to train the younger. –Key to get the older saints involved. Marriage counseling in café. Money management. Drug & Alcohol abuse treatment. Domestic Abuse cases – tie to licensed Christian counselors Mal 4:6 Turn the hearts of fathers back to their children All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

37 Bless & Strengthen Community Work with local support organizations. –If there are none – opportunity to bless Place for town, church, and school meetings Arts & Education High school dropouts – assist in GED. Work with local county authorities to work with troubled youth. Coached middle school wrestling team. Place for church youth groups to gather. Ja. 1: 27 This is pure religion and undefiled to visit the widows and orphans All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

38 Partnering with LLI Fellowship Is there not a cause? All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

39 Our Goliath Must Die? No Compromise! Today in America The Goliath of Religion has effectively divided us… mocking the visible churchs apparent weakness Now the redeemed church of Jesus Christ is slinging her death blow upon the head of this Goliath The stone the builders rejected has become its chief Soon we will stand over our enemy and sing the song of David We are more then conquers to Him who loved and bought us with His Blood…Victory is ours! All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

40 Why support a LLI Cafe? LLI is an outpost of your church Where they are! –Jesus commanded us to Go –Starting in our Jerusalem –Local High Schools!!! Grow Your influence with LLI planted Your people and their gifts activated! Job creation. Lay up treasure in heaven Position Your Ministry for Revival. Means of grace Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

41 LL Café in Your City? Does somebody have the heart for it? Can two people agree that it is needed? Can it be funded? Can you gather broad based support of evangelical churches or in your church? Are there prayer teams who will support? Is there a building available? Are their talents and gifts available? Are their problems that would be solved with a LL Café in your city? I Cr. 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

42 Why is Public Ministry necessary? Biblical Example - Acts 17:6b "These who have turned the world upside down have come here too. –How else can you turn the world upside down? Ambassadors of Christ requires it! Where the Lord leads –confrontational message Harvest is white! –Jesus taught us to pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His field Completes Church Age – Mt 24:14 Prophesied to be our path –Luke 21:13 But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name's sake. All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

43 Why The Marketplace? Obeying Great Commission Our biggest place of opportunity Based in Kingdom understanding –ps 24:1 the earth is the Lords… Love your neighbor – change your world! Needy people there – lots of pain Minister to broken economy. –Gods plan vs. mans plan. Acts 17:17 Therefore he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and with the [Gentile] worshipers, and in the marketplace daily with those who happened to be there. All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

44 LLI Fellowship and Your city! LLI is an organizing principle to bring churches and christian leaders together to expand kingdom of God –To destroy work of the enemy in cities and regions! Shared Vision –Clear demarcation of ministry responsibilities Access to ministry ops –services are youtubed Overseer of work meets qualifications of an elder –I Tim 3; Titus 1 Sharing of staff but under authority of LL overseer. New disciples are trained in local ministries –Training accomplished in both places (areas of expertise) Acts 14:23 So when they had appointed elders in every church, and prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed. All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

45 Gifts & Talents Required Counseling and personal one-on-one ministry Intercessory prayer warriors Worship leader and band Customer service – waiters, coffee service Cooks & Bakers referrals Barista & frapp makers Music Venue Mgmt / Music lessons Teachers – after school, Bible study, substitute local schools Pastors – overseer of work (raise up others) Evangelists – street ministry / shows Childrens ministry - art and crafts, youth Bible clubs etc. Business managers – entrepreneurs, funding managers Bookkeeping & Accounting Coaches for local sports teams I Cor 12:4-6 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which works all in all. All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship

46 Ministry Examples High School Leadership Training –Appoint leaders to reach fellow classmates Your church Youth gatherings Youth ministry development –Minister to lost young people Bible Studies for business people Intercessory Prayer –Special place for prayer watches Spiritual Problems – meet me at the cafe –One-on-one prayer ministry All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship Mt 28:20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, [even] to the end of the age." Amen.

47 Levels of Support Actively pray and support work Staffing – signup volunteers Ministry needs – counsel, outreach Events – TBTS 09, show promo Monthly support – 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 –Your ministry promoted through café Electronic billboard, event sponsorship All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship Acts 2:44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common…

48 Are you ready to move a city? All authority has been given to Me in Heaven and Earth, now go to the ends of the earth and preach the gospel of the kingdom to every creature Author – Jesus, King of the Universe All rights reserved – LLI Fellowship


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