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2 The Colors of Revival 1 Jim Slack’s Tube (modified) Early Rains Latter Rains

3 Scripture Early (Humility & Fasting) & Latter (Discipleship) Rains (Deuteronomy 11:13-14; Hosea 6:3) Segmentation & “panta ta ethne” (Matthew 28:20; Acts 1:8; Paul; the Prophets) Research (1 Corinthians 9:22) Endvision (Revelation 7:9)

4 Scripture Leadership (2 Timothy 2:2) Master Plan & Persons of Peace (Luke 10) Implementation (Compilation from all of Scripture) Storying (Matthew 13:34) Multiplication (Acts, 2 Tim. 2:2) The Edge of Lostness (Matthew 28:20)

5 What does the Edge of Lostness look like? Doing the Math Yavapai County

6 Have we ever been on the Edge of Lostness in the US? YES! A quick history lesson, about the US and the Verde Valley…

7 Sources: Every concept and all the data included is well documented. Almost every entry is backed by more than one source. Will Herberg, a major historian of immigration prior to and during the 1950s & 1960s is a major source. Herberg worked through and cited over 339 major sources in his classic work. This author has followed up on every one of those sources. Oscar Handlin was quoted often by Herberg. Handlin also was a major, Pulitzer Prize winning, researcher of immigration and the formation of the United States of America. Handlin cited hundreds of other social, religious and statistical researchers of his era. Dr. Slack, like Handlin did with Herberg’s writing, followed up on most of Handlin’s sources. Both author’s works are seen as classics and are highly quoted and respected even today. Handlin’s Pulitzer Price was for his The Uprooted. Multiple other religious sources beyond these two authors were consulted in developing the religious comments and interpretations in this presentation.

8 % Attendance at church in 1776 Immigration until 1924 – 35,000,000 Europeans had reached these shores: 4,500,000 from Ireland, 4,000,000 from Great Britain, 6,000,000 from central Europe, 2,000,000 from the Scandinavian lands, 5,000,000 from Italy, 8,000,000 from eastern Europe, and 3,000,000 from the Balkans

9 African “Immigrants” = 576, = 20, = 188,600 (18,000 to French La.) = 212,361 (None of these to La.) = 175,290 (10,200 of these to La.) (p. 20, Table 1 of A Nation of Peoples compiled from Philip D. Curtin’s The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census, Madison Univ. 1969) Just prior to the Civil War, “out of the 8 million whites in the fifteen slave states, only 385,000 owned slaves.” (p. 24, Ibid.) During this period, a majority were evangelized.

10 Native Americans – 300+ Languages to 175 – 15-18,000,000 in 1776 – 339,421 in 1860 – 305,503 in 1880 We did not really attempt to evangelize Native Americans, exception Brainard and others. – (2-3,000,000 today)

11 Three waves of immigration Melding forces – Frontier – Economics

12 1924 EPG Make-up – 82% WASP – 15% African Americans – 2% Hispanic – 1% Other The borders close in 1924 (National Origins Quota Act)

13 In 1965, the Hart-Celler Act reopens the borders This time we are not expanding. No longer a melting pot, but a mosaic! Total number of immigrants = 31,000,000 – 2000 = 964,000 (Medium Assumption) – 2005 = 872,000 (Medium Assumption) – 2010 = 713,000 (Medium Assumption) – 2030 = 1,100,000 (Medium Assumption)

14 Where are we from now? – Mostly Latin-America – Asia – Arabia – Africa

15 Religious History In 1776, 12% Church attendance Denominations (in order of size) – Congregational (745 churches) – Anglican/Episcopal (405 churches) – Presbyterian (490 churches) – Lutheran (235 churches) – Methodist (Less than 200 churches) – Baptist (About 175 churches) (See Neil Braun’s Laity Mobilized Master’s Thesis for more discussion of this dynamic within US history.)

16 1850 – Methodist – Baptist – Presbyterian – Congregational – Episcopal Religious History

17 1950 – Baptist – Methodist – Lutheran – Presbyterian – Episcopal – Congregational (See Jim Slack’s and Jim Maroney’s IMB study and book of the principles and practices of church planting for documentation sources.) Religious History

18 Segmentation Find and identify each “ta ethne” Identify each “ta ethne” according to language and culture Focus (the lack is why they’re unreached!) No one singled them out to evangelize them in their heart language EPG: “ethne” & “language” & “culture”

19 Segmentation into Research

20 Research Seeing people where they are – SES (Socio-economic Status) – Language – Education – Worldview

21 Research Education – I want you to meet five people.

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24 Oral v. Print Oral Stories Songs Proverbs Personal Experience – Relationships Print Tables Outlines Point-by-point Charts Text Technical Writing

25 Research Worldview – Let’s meet Ladonna

26 The class viewed: This is who I am, by Ladonna Witmer

27 Research Worldview Profiles – Guilt/Innocence – Shame/Honor – Fear/Power – Purposelessness/Purpose – Abandonment/Community Worldview Bridges Worldview Barriers

28 Postmodern Barriers Absolute truth does not exist. All beliefs are equally valid. Exclusive claims are rejected as intolerance. People are basically good. Laws and rules may suggest behavior but cannot dictate it. Each group sets its own standards of behavior. Ethics and morals are determined by what “works” for the group. Conflicting beliefs are common and easily held. Jesus was a good example of a spiritual man. Everyone finds God in his own way.

29 Postmodern Bridges There is hunger for the spiritual. There is desire to experience the Mystery of God. Individuals choose the community they will join. Community is group-centered and open to others. Stories are a way of experiencing new realities. Creativity is valued. Art, symbols, and icons are meaningful. Ancient traditions, liturgies, and creeds offer stability in the midst of change. Prayer and meditation are valued. Being involved is better than being entertained. There is desire to serve others. The journey itself is highly important.

30 Endvision Endvision “often a work in progress”

31 Leadership into Masterplan You are leaders… – But the resources are in the harvest! So how do we do this… – Masterplan (a beginning)

32 Implementation Let’s do it!

33 The Colors of Revival 1 Jim Slack’s Tube (modified) Early Rains Latter Rains

34 awaken the valley Kyle Martin – John Lay –

35 Acknowledgements Much of this training is a synopsis of the great work of Great Commission Initiative: awaken the valley seeks to give honor and acknowledgement to the GCI team for their research, training, and investment into our lives. All of the GCI team give their lives for the Gospel, often in risky parts of the world.


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