16 March 2011

Learning about Church Planting Movements Part 5

In Most Church Planting Movements (where there is rapid multiplication of believers)

  1. Insulation from traditional believers – to prevent meltdown…

    • traditional believers have traditions that might hinder growth
    • traditional believers have extra-biblical requirements
    • traditional believers have different values
      • often concerned for heresy… but heresy usually comes from those who are not involved in evangelism
    • What will you do to protect the new believers from the old believers??
      • limit foreign teams… who need translation
      • meet in different places…
      • confront those who would cause dissention or confusion
    • (often beginning something new is easier than attempting to bring renewal)
  2. Persons of Peace

    • People, prepared by God, who are open to hearing the Gospel and who will take the Gospel to others in their Oikos or community (LUK 10:1-12).
    • Persons who function as bridges in the CP processes
    • Used to reach their own “oikos”
    • They came; they brought their whole family.  We did not empower them.  They left.”
    • Can they be a Cyrus? And still be a Person of Peace?
  3. High Cost for following Christimage002

    • we value that which is costly…
    • there is a high cost for fully following Jesus
    • we are commanded to pray for those who are persecuted
  4. Bold fearless faith

    • Act 4:29-31 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus." After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
  5. Family-based Conversion Patterns

    • “group them, then win them”
    • groups of people come to faith
    • patterns of group dynamics
  6. Rapid training of new believers

    • “Before you put your head on the pillow, tell your closest people what has happen to you…”
    • How would you rapidly train new believers?
      • meet as often as possible… “When do we meet next?”
      • to keep accountable in basic – SOT
      • always meet in a group
      • pray together
      • who God is… what He’s done for them… what was attractive for you to come to Christ
      • time – not done rapidly – quells the fire
      • equip to tell their story and empowered to tell
  7. worship in the heart language

    • believers desire to worship in the language of their heart
  8. divine signs and wonders

    • When God shows up…
  9. On-the-job Leadership Training

    • learn a little… do a little… learn a little… do a little…learn a little… do a little…
  10. Missionaries suffered

    • Satan attacks “lostness” at a personal level
    • must have strong intercession
    • intense spiritual warfare…

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