Presentation on theme: "Vad är fresh expression? F resh expression (ett nytt sätt att vara kyrka) är en form av kyrka för vår föränderliga kultur, etablerad främst för människor."— Presentation transcript:
Vad är fresh expression? F resh expression (ett nytt sätt att vara kyrka) är en form av kyrka för vår föränderliga kultur, etablerad främst för människor som ännu inte är med i någon kyrka. –Det växer fram genom lyssnande, tjänande, konkret vardagsmission och lärjungaträning –Det har förutsättningar att bli en gudstjänstfirande gemenskap som är formad av evangeliet och kyrkans kännetecken och till för det aktuella sammanhanget.
5 kännetecken på ett nytt sätt att vara kyrka Missionellt till nytta för de som inte redan är med i kyrkan. Kontextuellt försöker passa in i målgruppens sammanhang Jesusfokuserat ord och handling talar om Jesus Formande tränar till lärjungaskap Kyrkoförankrat är kopplat till den befintliga kyrkan och har för avsikt att fullt ut bli kyrka. Intro to Fresh Expressions
Evangelism in our time & context Bob & Mary Hopkins Seminar Evangelism in our time and context
Compassion - our motivation God is Love God’s love for the world 2 Cor 5:14 Intro to Evangelism People are not objects!
Evangelism Strategies6 Jesus’ four-fold ministry Of the Kingdom: announced and proclaimed taught the principles responded to need with compassion and power modelled these three in a multiplying community Imperative within the ministry of Jesus The son of man came … The son of man came … Luke 19:10 The Father is not willing that … The Father is not willing that … Matt 18:14
listening and following God’s call Starting a fresh expression loving & serving forming community evangelism and discipleship evolving worship living connection between the sent and the senders prayer – by the sent and the senders it’s all about listening and following God’s call 7Evangelism Strategies
A freshX – to be missional Needs to develop these five things: Attractive and welcoming community Holy but accessible spirituality Challenging lifestyles like Jesus Convincing personal stories of Jesus Converting message of Jesus
9 Exercise in pairs Your story and experience: What most helped you come to faith in Christ? In pairs – 2 minutes each Evangelism Strategies
Two keys & the resource 1. Personal relationships: God uses people to reach people with love 2. Everyone is on a journey – it is A PROCESS: We accompany people & support their journey This liberates evangelism for all to be witnesses 3. The Gospel is God’s power for salvation: But how does the gospel connect in our culture
part one Understanding the culture & our resource Evangelism Strategies
12 Listening to culture Respecting different contexts & mileux: Communication styles Social patterns Values Attitudes Mobility Recognising how the gospel works differently Evangelism Strategies
Besvara följande frågor om er person: Vad heter han/hon? Var spenderar han/hon sin fritid? Vilken sorts musik gillar han/hon? Vad tycker den här personen är coolt? Vilken sorts mat äter han/hon? Hur bor han/hon? Vad ser han/hon på TV? Vilket sorts transportmedel har personen? Vad har han/hon för inställning till pengar, rikedom och ägodelar? Vad är viktigast i hans/hennes liv? Vad skulle vara evangelium „goda nyheter“ för honom/henne? create a character strategic signals & examples
15 Groups of 4 or 5 - exercise Think about your character Create their profile by answering the questions 10 minutes Evangelism Strategies
What is the Gospel? For our time & context? God’s complete answer to every human need
God’s answer to every need Lonely Empty Guilt Broken Sick Bound Rejected Worthless Aimless Dying etc Eternal friend Fullness Forgiveness Wholeness Healing Freedom Sought out Infinitely valued God’s purpose Eternal life etc Intro to Evangelism
part two Understanding the process – peoples’ journey Evangelism Strategies
Parable of the Sower? What makes ‘good soil’ good? …in the parable of the sower? a full understanding Matthew 13.23 an honest and good heart... which will persevere Luke 8.15 understandingopennessHead & heart – understanding and openness Intro to Evangelism
Gospel Understanding Little or No Full Open Closed SPIRITUALSPIRITUALSPIRITUALSPIRITUAL OPENNESS IDENTIFY Loving discernment ? Intro to Evangelism
21 Seeds on a faith journey Spiritual openness – the heart many open to spirituality, prayer, retreat, working for good, community, life stories Full understanding – the head Many closed to hear truth, open to your experience, closed to church, open to Jesus Evangelism Strategies
22 Steps on the Journey Sowing Reaping Keeping “ Sowing is the harder work Why?
Evangelism Strategies23 Starting a fresh expression Sowing Reaping Keeping Practical unbelief Established in fellowship and ministry loving and serving building community exploring discipleship church taking shape listening do it again underpinned by prayer, ongoing listening and relationship with the wider church
Stories to illustrate Dvd clips of fresh expressions: Messy Church – church for children and families together Somewhere Else – city centre church With Swedish sub-titles!
25 Everyone on a faith journey All at different places how near or far from the Kingdom All moving at different paces open hungry hearts or very stuck So sensitive evangelism listens & creates supportive ‘stepping stones’ Evangelism Strategies
26 Fishing pools… stepping stones The inverted triangle principle S1 S2 S3 R K Max number of people Min gospel content Max gospel content Min number of people Aim of S1: ‘God is good and we’re ok’ Lots of social contacts - community testimony Gospel truth Gospel + response
Evangelism Strategies27 Fishing pools… stepping stones The inverted triangle principle S1 S2 S3 R K Prayer
28 Exercise in 2’s & 3’s What stepping stones were provided in these two new ways of being Church? Messy Church : Somewhere Else 5 minutes Evangelism Strategies
Stories to illustrate What stepping stones in fresh expressions? Messy Church – community & crafts cooking & eating; learning & worshipping Somewhere Else – community & baking sharing stories & prayer a worship circle
4 hard parts - hurdles 1.NYC’s – developing social relationships 2.Spiritual engagement– opening to new dimension 3.They see their need – connecting gospel to their story 4.Opportunity to respond – challenge to change direction Intro to Evangelism
part three Understanding the relationships Evangelism Strategies
34 Jesus’ way “ After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest. Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road.
Evangelism Strategies Jesus’ way “ Whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace to this house!” And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you. Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the labourer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house. Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you.”’ Luke 10.1-8
Evangelism Strategies36 Liberates evangelism for all all Jesus’ disciples were included: 12, 72 if it’s principally about relationships, we can all build them if folk are on a journey we can play a part at different stages lets learn how these relationships work and more principles to liberate all of us
37 Relationships key in evangelism Not all relationships are the same: Passing people Permanent people Recognising how the gospel works differently Evangelism Strategies
38 Passing people: the sprint Brief contact – little relationship bus stop, train, airport shopping, supermarket queue encounter on social mission party contact supplier, caller at work Evangelism Strategies
39 Permanent people: marathon Ongoing contact – deep relationship workmates family neighbours friends, sport and leisure Defined by contact frequency and levels of trust Evangelism Strategies
40 Passing and permanent Different approaches are appropriate: With some reasons for the difference passing = more direct proclamation = the words we share permanent = more lifestyle presence = the life we lead
Evangelism Strategies Trust/truth bridges In relationships we need to assess ‘truth/trust bridges’ Two ton trust bridge 2T
42 Person of peace In the ministry of Jesus All four gospel accounts of sending the 12 & 72 indicate that there are open opportunities waiting for you –Matthew 10.5-15- Mark 6.7-11 –Luke 9.1-6- Luke 10.1-11 In the Acts of the apostles Acts 16 – Lydia & jailor Evangelism Strategies
43 Person of peace peace = shalom well-being, prosperity, right relationships welcome open, responsive, relational chemistry Means all of us can find Open People Evangelism Strategies
44 In Pairs - exercise When have you encountered the shalom and welcome factor? Who might be a person of peace now? Pray for those relationships Remember, this liberates evangelism for all! Evangelism Strategies 5 minutes
Your Questions Bring them to the Cafe time this evening!
Evangelism Strategies46 Your ideas Men in the pub Young adults In 3&4’s for 4 minutes S1 S2 S3 K R S1 S2 S3 R K
47 Group exercise What have you learnt; What’s inspired you? What could apply in your situation? Who might share your journey? Agree something you will put into practice? Pray for one another! 5 minutes Evangelism Strategies
Evangelism in our time & context Bob & Mary Hopkins Seminar Evangelism in our time and context
Practical Unbelief Unawareness of Christian Faith Begin to Recognise God at Work Discovering the facts Uncovering some needs Opening up to God Experience of God unrecognised No relationship with God Wanting to know more Sense God’s Love Experience the Spirit Admitting Needs Talking to God Deciding to Follow Making a Response Establishing a Relationship With God Established in fellowship and ministry Evangelism Strategies Some stages of faith journey 49
Evangelism Strategies50 Limits to processes like Alpha S1 S2 S3 R K Alpha Create lots of contacts to invite Alpha-style fresh expression of church
51 4 streams of holistic involvement with people Belong- community/friendship Believe- principles/truth Behave- involvement/godly action Bless- touching physical/spiritual need By all means Evangelism Strategies