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Copyright © Simon G. Harris Scripture quotations taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible.

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1 Copyright © Simon G. Harris Scripture quotations taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission.

2 The Vision

3 Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish (KJV) Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish (KJV)

4 Philip. 2:2 … like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Philip. 2:2 … like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.

5 John 15:1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. John 15:1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. Jesus: the vine God (the Father): the gardener Jesus:the vine God (the Father): the gardener

6 John 15:5 I am the vine; you are the branches John 15:5 I am the vine; you are the branches Jesus: the vine God (the Father): the gardener Jesus: the vine God (the Father): the gardener

7 John 15:5 I am the vine; you are the branches John 15:5 I am the vine; you are the branches Jesus: the vine God (the Father): the gardener You & me: the branches Jesus: the vine God (the Father): the gardener You & me: the branches fruit bearing …

8 John 15:8 This is to my Father's glory that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. John 15:8 This is to my Father's glory that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. fruit bearing …

9 John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last. John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last. fruit bearing … God DESIRES fruit-bearing We’re DESIGNED as fruit-bearers God DESIRES fruit-bearing We’re DESIGNED as fruit-bearers 2007 …

10 1. Go make disciples 1. Go make disciples The Great Commission MISSION Matthew 28: Therefore go and make disciples … baptizing them … 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

11 1. Go make disciples 2. Baptize them 1. Go make disciples 2. Baptize them The Great Commission MISSION Matthew 28: Therefore go and make disciples … baptizing them … 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

12 1. Go make disciples 2. Baptize them 3. Teach them to obey everything 1. Go make disciples 2. Baptize them 3. Teach them to obey everything The Great Commission MISSION Matthew 28: Therefore go and make disciples … baptizing them … 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

13 Matthew 22:34-40 … Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart … soul and … mind.’ 38This is the … greatest commandment…. 1. Go make disciples 2. Baptize them 3. Teach them to obey everything 1. Go make disciples 2. Baptize them 3. Teach them to obey everything The Great Commandment MISSION MATURITY

14 We believe that a great commitment to the Great Commission and the Great Commandment will grow a great church Unbelief A fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ

15 A fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ On the Step - getting to know Christians Unbeliever  Step by Step

16 A fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ On the Step - getting to know Christians The Discovery Step - getting to know the Gospel Unbeliever   Step by Step

17 A fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ On the Step - getting to know Christians The Discovery Step - getting to know the Gospel The Questioning Step - exploring the Gospel Unbeliever    Step by Step

18 A fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ On the Step - getting to know Christians The Discovery Step - getting to know the Gospel The Questioning Step - exploring the Gospel THE GREATEST STEP - becoming a Christian Unbeliever     Step by Step

19 A fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ On the Step - getting to know Christians The Discovery Step - getting to know the Gospel The Questioning Step - exploring the Gospel THE GREATEST STEP becoming a Christian Step in - Baptism & Membership Unbeliever     

20 Step by Step A fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ On the Step - getting to know Christians The Discovery Step - getting to know the Gospel The Questioning Step - exploring the Gospel THE GREATEST STEP - becoming a Christian Step in - with Baptism & Membership Step on - towards Maturity Unbeliever      

21 Step by Step A fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ On the Step - getting to know Christians The Discovery Step - getting to know the Gospel The Questioning Step - exploring the Gospel THE GREATEST STEP - becoming a Christian Step in - with Baptism & Membership Step on - towards Maturity Step out - into Ministry Unbeliever       

22 Step by Step A fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ On the Step - getting to know Christians The Discovery Step - getting to know the Gospel The Questioning Step - exploring the Gospel THE GREATEST STEP - becoming a Christian Step in - with Baptism & Membership Step on - towards Maturity Step out - into Ministry Step up - to Leadership Unbeliever        

23 A fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ On the Step - getting to know Christians The Discovery Step - getting to know the Gospel The Questioning Step - exploring the Gospel THE GREATEST STEP - becoming a Christian Step in - with Baptism & Membership Step on - towards Maturity Step out - into Ministry Step up - to Leadership Unbeliever         MissionMaturity

24 A fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ On the Step - getting to know Christians The Discovery Step - getting to know the Gospel The Questioning Step - exploring the Gospel THE GREATEST STEP - becoming a Christian Step in - with Baptism & Membership Step on - towards Maturity Step out - into Ministry Step up - to Leadership Unbeliever         A thriving church is where everybody is moving up the staircase A thriving church is where everybody is moving up the staircase

25 1. How is your ministry helping people travel the journey? 2. Is it working? 3. How can we support you better? 4. Where do we need special effort & resources this year? 1. How is your ministry helping people travel the journey? 2. Is it working? 3. How can we support you better? 4. Where do we need special effort & resources this year? Questions …

26 A fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ On the Step - getting to know Christians The Discovery Step - getting to know the Gospel The Questioning Step - exploring the Gospel THE GREATEST STEP - becoming a Christian Step in - with Baptism & Membership Step on - towards Maturity Step out - into Ministry Step up - to Leadership Unbeliever         A thriving church is where everybody is moving up the staircase A thriving church is where everybody is moving up the staircase


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