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1 Church Planting and Church Growth based upon Jesus’ example

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3 Jesus - Church Planter?

4 Yes, Jesus was the first and foremost church planter! „I will build my Church!“

5 Why can we assert that Jesus was a church planter? Based upon his expressed goal: I will build my Church! The Acts of the Apostels is the record of all that Jesus „continued to do and teach“ (Acts 1:1) The disciples, around Jesus were the first prototype of the Church. Jesus most certainly showed and taught His disciples how to plant His Church.

6 The Jesus-Model: The radically new/old means of planting churches 1.Incarnational Contact 2.Compassionate Motivation 3.Christ- centered proclamation 4.Liberating Lordship 5.Changed Identity 6.Practical Discipleship 7.Intentional Multiplication At home in the presence of God

7 The Core of Church Planting is life together with God the Father At home in the presence of God Authority and power in ministry are the result of nearness to God (Mk 1:35, 6:46, 9:7) We will never be more in public ministry than we are in our private fellowship with God. A healthy life in communion with God is paramount Because of tempation: to be relevant, to be popular, to be powerful We stay healthy by exiting ministry and by practicing the spiritual disciplines We intercede not defensively, but offensively through front line praying

8 A Church Planter Profile Healthy Spirtitual Life – Longing for God Spiritual Gifts: Leadership, Faith, Evangelism Personality type: Leaders: D and I, Followers: S and C Visionary capacity – able to see what is not yet Intrinsically motivated Cooperation of Spouse Creates ownership of ministry Connects well relationally with others, especially non Christians Resilient: not easily discouraged by set-backs

9 The Jesus-Model: The radically new/old means of planting churches 1.Incarnational Contact At home in the presence of God

10 Incarnational Contact The incarnation – unique, yet must be universal among Christians Connecting: Missional – Third Places Church planters will spend half of their time in the harvest (Beware of the danger of the desk!) Demographic and Psychograpihc studies and their immpication for the Gospel Person of Peace: Mavens, Connectors, Salesmen Building Networks of Relationships to non Christians Phase One: Generating a Starter Team that is incarnational

11 The Four Phase Model Assimilation EventAssimilation Event (Preview service) Startteam-Meeting Startteam-Meeting Week /1

12 The Jesus-Model: The radically new/old means of planting churches 1.Incarnational Contact 2.Compassionate Motivation At home in the presence of God What motivates us to plant churches? The call of God and the compassion for the lost (Lk 6:36; Matt 9:36) Study the life of Ruth to learn what compassion is

13 The Jesus-Model: The radically new/old means of planting churches 1.Incarnational Contact 2.Compassionate Motivation 3.Christ- centered proclamation At home in the presence of God

14 What is the Gospel? The Gospel is Jesus and all that He embodies with me today! The personal life-changing presence of God in the life of a weak individual. Scripture: Matt 9:35 (Autobasileia); Lk 17:21 Implications: More than sin management! Participation with God in a new reality of living Living out of the resourses of the King The incarnation repeats itself daily in my life Authority and power to act in His name My Kingdom vs God‘s Kingdom (Flip Chart)

15 The Jesus-Model: The radically new/old means of planting churches 1.Incarnational Contact 2.Compassionate Motivation 3.Christ- centered proclamation 4.Liberating Lordship At home in the presence of God

16 Recognizing liberated Lordship A burning heart (Lk 24:32) A clear conscience (1 Joh 1:5-7) Applied teaching (Matt 7:24)

17 Levels of Choice Kingdom of SELF Kingdom of GOD Faith 1. SURRENDER Control Level I need a new leader. 2. SORRY ABOUT IT Guilt and Grief Level I need forgiveness and another chance. 3. SICK OF IT Frustration Level I need help. 1. FOLLOWING ObedienceLevel I have a new leader. 2. ABIDING Love Relationship Level I have an eternal friend. 3. OVERCOMING Reliability Level My leader has a follower.

18 The Jesus-Model: The radically new/old means of planting churches 1.Incarnational Contact 2.Compassionate Motivation 3.Christ- centered proclamation 4.Liberating Lordship 5.Changed Identity At home in the presence of God

19 Changed identity The danger of socialized Christians New Identity in relating to Christ, not to task (Gen 4; Joh 1) The local Church carries in it a new spiritual identity (It knows who it is in Christ and that it is therefore culturally relevent) Life-Transformational small groups become the micro- cosom of out new identity

20 The Jesus-Model: The radically new/old means of planting churches 1.Incarnational Contact 2.Compassionate Motivation 3.Christ- centered proclamation 4.Liberating Lordship 5.Changed Identity 6.Practical Discipleship At home in the presence of God

21 Making Disciples – the basis of reproduction Teaching people how to live like Jesus Implimenting a plan for making disciples that make disciples Disciple-making forms the basis for healthy growth Disciples Coaches Ministry area leaders Church planters

22 The Jesus-Model: The radically new/old means of planting churches 1.Incarnational Contact 2.Compassionate Motivation 3.Christ- centered proclamation 4.Liberating Lordship 5.Changed Identity 6.Practical Discipleship 7.Intentional Multiplication At home in the presence of God

23 Good to Great Church Planting Good Church Planting Long recovery time Direct involvement Emphasis on leadership Haphazard and situational Centripetal force Emphasis on giftedness Great Church Planting Timed release Generational distance Discipleship depth Intentional mindset External focus Reproducible models

24 The fruit of an apple tree is not an apple, it is another apple tree.

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