Programme 10.30- 11.30 Session 1: How can others get it? (our heart) 11.30- 12.00: Coffee break with a difference ‘Out there’ 12.00- 1.00 Session 2: “Do something!” (our action) 1.00- 2.00 Lunch 2.00- 3.00 Stories of mission in our local contexts 3.00- 4.00 Session 3: Strategies to move from maintenance to mission (our leadership)
The ‘big spectacles’ disclaimer for the teaching
The Pioneer collective 400 new Baptist pioneers: GOING to where the church isn’t, DOING what Jesus does and SEEING what happens. ‘A risk taking Baptist sent to advance the Kingdom beyond the fringe of church in new and creative ways.’
Others get it when we… 1.Believe God speaks (Acts 9 vs10) 2.Say ‘yes’ to God (Acts 9 vs10) 3.Be like a child (Acts 9 vs11-14) 4.Step up in faith (Acts 9.17-18) 5.Have our feet firmly on the ground (Acts 9.19)
Why is ‘heart?’ important? 1.1 Peter 3.15 part A 2.Isaiah 29.13-14 3.Isaiah 26.8 4.Matthew 6.21
We need to: 1.Believe God speaks (Acts 9 vs10) ‘The Lord called to him in a vision…’ How does God speak to you? Obedience and practice are key ingredients to discipleship
We need to: 2.Say ‘yes’ to God (Acts 9 vs10-12) Ananias could have said: ‘No Lord, not me Lord, someone else Lord!’ The Lord Jesus was so confident in Ananias’ ‘yes’ that he had already told Saul that he was coming! More adventure is needed.
We need to: 3.Be like a child (Acts 9 vs11-14) He obeyed despite the evidence Going to a murderer Believed in the goodness of God
We need to: 4.Step up in faith (Acts 9.17-18) What were the first words of Ananias to Saul? Discuss: what would you have said?
We need to: 5.Have our feet firmly on the ground (Acts 9.19) One minute performing miracles, the next making some brunch. Where have we seen this before?- John 21.12 Be real. Need a coffee/ someone to listen? A bag of shopping? Recently I was stopped in the streets
Coffee break… Go and grab a coffee and ask 2 Questions: Jesus, where are you already at work? Is there someone here who is hurting?
Brave I don’t want to behave, I’m tired. Sick of stingy conforming, Performing inside when outside Spirit is pouring I want to be a child who is brave. I don’t want to behave, To blend in, melt in with the crowd, It is rooftops I’m called, to announce aloud, I long to be a dancer who is brave.
I don’t want to behave, To hide away with nothing to say, To boredom, mud stuck mind I shout, go away! I long to be a follower of the brave. I don’t want to behave, To tight fisted heartedness, away from generous bliss, To go, kingdom stretching, it is this That I am wooed to do, to be a soldier who is brave. I don’t want to behave. I will be brave.
Do something… 1)The power of story 2)Evangelism is as much about challenging attitude as bringing knowledge 3)The vehicle of the message is as important as the message itself
1.The power of story How will our congregations be mobilised to do this stuff?! Group discussion: How have you demonstrated good news recently?
2. Evangelism is as much about challenging attitude as bringing knowledge Funday on a Sunday Step one to faith: Gig Coak
Strategies to help us move Ploughing, sowing, reaping, keeping People are on a journey God is doing what God does. He doesn’t want people to perish He is a missionary God We can help make sense of people’s God encounters