Church
Planting
Movements
Cycle
Church Movement Strategy
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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2.
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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
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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
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6.
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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:
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2.
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Passionately in love with Jesus
A servant
Obedient to the Word
A life long learner
Church Planter Is:
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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
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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
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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.
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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 ….