Church Planting Movements Cycle Church Movement Strategy Dependence (Prayer, Holy Spirit) John 5:19 Community Engagement John 4:16-42 Person of Peace Luke 10:1-9 • List characteristics of a Person of Peace • List the commands of Jesus given here Group meeting process 1 Cor. 12:22-26 Discovery Bible Study John 6:42-46 Obedience-based Discipleship Matt 28:19-20 Establish a DNA of Replication Mark 4:20 Access Aid & Ask Prayer Church Planter How will you enter the community? Church planter goes to new community Church Starts Churches Lay leadership 6 to 24 months Groups become Churches 2 weeks to 3 months Church Planting Movements Cycle Find the Person of Peace 1 week to 2 months Make Disciples (1 to 2 years) Discovery Bible Studies 3 to 6 months 2 to 4 months Making Disciple Makers On-the-job training Lead to Christ Entire family or social group Discussion Questions In what ways are we not depending? How could you access a community? Have you met a person of peace? How do you start a discovery Bible study? How can you influence obedience? How can you involve a new person? What is church? The Church Planter List top 20 key relationships currently in your life. • + beside those who are Christian • - beside those who are lost • ? beside those you don’t know spiritual condition Evaluate • High number of +: hanging only with Christians • High number of ?: not functioning as a spiritual person • High number of -: you may be ready to be church planter Discovery Group Process 1. 2. 3. 4. What are you thankful for this week? (Thankful prayer) What are you needs or the needs of others? (Intercessory Prayer) Is there some way we could meet those needs? (Ministry) (Week two and following) With whom were you able to share what you learned last week? (Evangelism) Discovery Group Process 5. 6. 7. How did you apply what you learned last week? (Obedience) Read/write Bible passage (Focus on Bible, not human opinion) How would you say this in your own words? (Understanding Scripture) If they significantly mistake anything critically important ask where did Scripture (this passage) say that? Ignore other mistakes. (Group correction of Scriptural understanding) 8. What does this teach me about God? (Worship/Knowing God) Discovery Group Process 9. 10. If this is true, how would we have to obey? (Obedience) Who might you be able to share this with this week? “I will statements ….” (Evangelism and replication) DNA of Replication 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Empowerment of the Insider De-culturalized gospel sowing Indigenous church Focus on obedience – commands of Jesus Model of no dependency Discovery rather than preaching/teaching DNA of Replication 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Never do anything alone Utilizing person of peace strategy Focus on discipleship of every believer Creating expectation and intentionality of replication Keeping it simple Perspective of church as equipping center DNA of Replication 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Intensive prayer for the lost Willingness to walk away if they do not replicate Minimal external influence Culturally appropriate witness and worship Departure of the outsider Foundational Principles 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Prayer Accesses God’s Power The Spirit of God is Always Active in the Church Planting Process Only the Word of God is the Authority New Believers Are Quickly Formed into Churches God Often Uses Signs and Wonders to Catalyze Rapid Church Multiplication Foundational Principles 6. 7. 8. 9. Churches Multiply Rapidly When Multiplication Is Part of the DNA Rapid Church Multiplication Will be Accompanied by Spiritual Conflict/Warfare Christian Culture Often Imposes Barriers to Rapid Church Multiplication Keeping Things Simple is Critical to Rapid Church Multiplication Operational Principles 5. 6. 7. Discipling Every Believer Creates a Needed Multitude of Witnesses Teaching Obedience Produces Mature Disciples Rather Than Knowledgeable Converts Discovery Bible Study Rather than Preaching or Teaching Produces Obedience to the Word Church Planter Is: 1. 2. 3. 4. Passionately in love with Jesus A servant Obedient to the Word A life long learner Church Planter Is: 5. 6. 7. 8. Insider (if outsider - short term) One who leads through influence rather than position A lover of people A catalyst to church planting Church Planting Strategy Key Questions: • How do I engage my target community without creating unnecessary barriers to the gospel? • How do I ensure I am in sync with what God is doing? • What commands of Jesus am I not consistently obeying? • How do I encourage multiplication Dependence Prayer • Acts 1:14, 1:24, 2:42, 6:6, 8:15, 9:11, 9:40, 10:2, 10:9, 10:30, 11:5, 12:5, 12:12, 13:3, 14:23, 16:16, 16:25, 20:36, 21:5, 22:17, 28:8. Holy Spirit • Acts 1:8, 2:4, 2:33, 4:8, 4:31, 6:3, 6:10, 7:55, 8:29, 9:31, 10:44, 11:24, 11:28, 13:2, 16:6, 16:7, 20:23, 20:28, 21:4. Discovery Bible Study: (Scripture passage) What Does it Say? (write Scripture) What Does it Mean? (my own words) What must I Do to Obey? (“I Will …” statements) I will …. I will …. I will ….