“If your church is in stage 3, remember that you still have many fruitful years ahead, but the process of death has already begun to creep into your congregation. The good news is that churches in stage 3 are much easier to turn around than those in stages 4 or 5. Mission is still fairly strong in the background of your church, so you must immediately begin to refocus on accomplishing your mission before the church moves further down the death track.” Waking the Dead, Burrill, 38-39 STAGE 3.5
“…you must immediately begin to refocus on accomplishing your mission before the church moves further down the death track.” Waking the Dead, Burrill, 38-39 LIFE CYCLE RESET
OUR PRESENT COURSE “If a plateaued or declining church cannot look down the road and see itself making disciples with increased intensity, it will be disobedient to Jesus’ great commission, an unacceptable position for a church that claims to follow the Master.” Waking the Dead, Burrill, 51
HIS PURPOSE, OUR PURPOSE “Remember, this is not really your church; it is the Lord’s church. We are His followers. His purpose for the church must be our purpose. To have any other purpose for the church than His is to fail to be a legitimate church of Jesus Christ.” Waking the Dead, Burrill, 50
GOD’S PURPOSE “The reason for the existence of the church was to go forth and make disciples among all people groups…Jesus declares that He possesses all authority…He is not asking us to go – He is telling us we must go. We have no choice. If we are His disciples, we will obey and go.” Waking the Dead, Burrill, 23
Matthew 28:18-20 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
John 14:15 15 “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. I John 2:5b-6 5 …By this we know that we are in Him: 6 the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.
John 14:6 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”
I John 5:11-12 11 And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 12 He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.
John 10:10 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
“People Need The Lord” Dave & Darlene Payne, Dick Baker
Matthew 9:35-36 35 Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. 36 Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.
Matthew 9:37-38 37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. 38 Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”
John 1:4-5 4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
John 1:6-9 6 There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light. 9 There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.
John 9:5 5 “While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.”
John 8:12 12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” Matthew 5:14a 14 “You are the light of the world.”
2 Year Campaign 2013 1 st Quarter Launch Campaign 2/2 Russell Burrill SPN Basic Training 2 nd Quarter Reclaiming Mission Continued Emphasis Testimonies, etc.. 3 rd Quarter Challenge each ministry to evaluate. Establish new connecting ministry (1) 4 th Quarter Establish new connecting ministry (2) Fall Repeat of SPN Training Event?
2 Year Campaign 2014 1 st Quarter Outreach Series (1) Rodney Payne 2 12-14 Nights Goal: Invite into further study 2 nd Quarter Follow up Establish New Connecting Ministry (3) 3 rd Quarter Establish new connecting ministry (4) 4 th Quarter Elevate emphasis for final event. 2015 1 st Quarter Outreach Series (2)
BASIC TRAINING MARCH 2013 3/01 Friday Semper Paratus Niteo 3/02 Saturday Talking To The True Light 3/03 Sunday Listening To The True Light 3/08 Friday Vibrant Health = Vibrant Witness 3/09 Saturday Sharing What God HAS Done For You 3/10 Sunday Sharing What God IS Doing For You 3/15 Friday This Is Salvation I 3/16 Saturday This Is Salvation II 3/17 Sunday You Have Been Gifted 3/22 Friday Opening The Bible With Others I 3/23 Saturday Opening The Bible With Others II 3/24 Sunday Opening The Bible With Others III 3/29 Friday Opening The Bible With Others IV 3/30 Saturday Graduation/Commissioning
BASIC TRAINING Title: Topic: Goal: Semper Paratus Niteo Introduction: Purpose, Motivation & Overview To communicate the purpose and urgency of this course.
BASIC TRAINING Title: Topic: Goal: Talking To The True Light Devotional Life: Prayer To give tools that will help you embrace a more active and fulfilling prayer life.
BASIC TRAINING Title: Topic: Goal: Listening To The True Light Devotional Life: Bible To give tools that will help you to engage a more active and fulfilling experience with the Bible.
BASIC TRAINING Title: Topic: Goal: Vibrant Health = Vibrant Witness N.E.W S.T.A.R.T: Wellness To help you understand the connection between you wellness and your witness. And give a simple paradigm that will promote personal wellness.
BASIC TRAINING Title: Topic: Goal: Sharing What God HAS Done For You Sharing Your Personal Experience: Historical To equip you with the skills to articulate and share your faith stories in the right way and at the right time.
BASIC TRAINING Title: Topic: Goal: Sharing What God IS Doing For You Sharing Your Personal Experience: Present To equip you with the skill of easily expressing to others your present journey with Jesus.
BASIC TRAINING Title: Topic: Goal: This Is Salvation I Sharing the Good News of Salvation Part 1 To equip you with the skill of articulating and sharing the basic message of the gospel through a series of Bible texts.
BASIC TRAINING Title: Topic: Goal: This Is Salvation II Sharing the Good News of Salvation Part 2 To give you an opportunity to practice presenting the gospel.
BASIC TRAINING Title: Topic: Goal: You Have Been Gifted Personal Spiritual Gifts To help you recognize the gifts God has given you that can be used for the mission.
BASIC TRAINING Title: Topic: Goal: Opening The Bible With Others I Motivation & Ability To Share The Bible. To motivate and encourage you that it is within your ability to share Bible lessons with others.
BASIC TRAINING Title: Topic: Goal: Opening The Bible With Others II Inviting Others To A Bible Study To equip you with ideas of how to invite others into a Bible study and how to get started.
BASIC TRAINING Title: Topic: Goal: Opening The Bible With Others III How To Effectively Share The Bible With Others. To train you how to be successful in leading others in Bible lessons.
BASIC TRAINING Title: Topic: Goal: Opening The Bible With Others IV Role Playing A Bible Sharing Experience To give you an opportunity to practice giving a Bible lesson.
BASIC TRAINING Title: Topic: Goal: Into The Harvest Graduation/Commissioning To affirm and consecrate those who have completed the basic training for mission.