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How do we do this ?
Persuade people to leave home
For anything to change someone has to start actingFor anything to change someone has to start acting very differently & from there to get people behaving differently. Chip & Dan Heath Switch. How to change things
The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God has come near, repent, and believe in the good news.
Why people dont want to change? a desire not to give up something of valuea desire not to give up something of value misunderstanding of the changemisunderstanding of the change belief that change does not make sensebelief that change does not make sense a low tolerance for changea low tolerance for change exhaustionexhaustion
Help people to understand why it is happening People responsible for planning & implementing change forget that while the first task of change management is to understand the destination and how to get there. The first task of transition management is to convince people to leave home. Youll save yourself a lot of grief if you remember that. William Bridges
Saying goodbyeSaying goodbye Shifting into neutralShifting into neutral Moving forwardMoving forward
The purposeThe purpose The pictureThe picture The planThe plan The partThe part Transition communication
The relationship between community and discipleship
The E word
As for you, always be sober, As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully. 2 Timothy 4 v5.
Encourage Equip Example EnvisionEnvision
Transformed leaders have a clear conviction that God can and will work through their congregation to change lives and that their congregation of people can be used by God to help change the world. Such vision begins with the clear vision of the evangelising community and what that community might look like in its particular setting and circumstances
Questions for discussion? What has struck you so far from this morning ? What questions are you left with?
Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
It is Jesus we proclaim….. It is Jesus we proclaim….. so that we may present everyone mature in Christ. Colossians 1 v28
We are not inviting people to join an institution, nor to educate people in a process of interior transformation. We are inviting people into a renewed creation made possible by Christ through the Spirit. Ab of Canterbury
If not part of a mutually discipling community the culture will disciple you. Graham Cray
What kind of people are we called to be? What kind of community is capable of raising people like that?
What is church ? church ?
1. A group that meets in the church hall at 3.30 pm on Monday afternoons for parents/carers and their children for prayer, games and food.. 2. People can log onto a cyber-church to receive teaching and pastoral advice, leave prayer requests and share in discussion. 3. An evangelist is starting a walkers church – a monthly hike with Christian meditations en route 4.A gathering in a pub organised by a church leader after playing football together
what we need is the patience and nerve to start telling the story again and let the God of Mission recreate his church. +Stephen Cottrell
Church as practices Church as marks
Holy UP Apostolic OUT Catholic OF IN One Enduring Marks Four linked Journeys Jesus focus Jesus followers Church is any expression of the life of Jesus in communal form OHCA
Church as relationships Coming home to God Towards each other Forwards into Gods world With the rest of the Church
And so from the start, where Jesus is, And so from the start, where Jesus is, there is the church, the church is the assembly of those who are finding their relationships, their lives transformed by the presence of Jesus.
every expression of the church is, in its own way, another worked example of what the encounter with Christ looks like in the life of a particular community.
how to manage the crossover from what we do to what God does…..with the sacramental life flowing through as a sign and channel of Gods action. We might need to sit light to a lot of the externals, to break the mould and concentrate on what sort of environment allows God the space to be God, actively and transformingly.
the theological doctrine of the church the theological doctrine of the church cannot be simply expressed in abstract terms about the churches timeless nature. It will have to provide points of departure for reforming the church, for giving it a more authentic form. Faithfulness and the fresh start are not antitheses in the history of the Spirit. Jurgen Moltmann, The Church in the Power of the Spirit