Church Planting lecture 1

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  1. List (in 1 sentence each) five of the seven reasons why we should plant new churches.
    • 1. It’s the biblical pattern (cf Acts 14:23).
    • 2.New churches are more efficient in evangelizing.
    • 3.There are many people not yet being reached.
    • 4. New churches often exhibit more life than older ones.
    • 5.It is one of the best ways to allow for the development of new leadership and to utilize the gifts and talents of the members.
    • 6. To reach the unchurched we need to offer them a variety of options.
    • 7. Congregations that die need to be replaced
  2. Match the personal motivations for church planting with their type of motivation (positive, negative, and neither positive nor negative).

    Compassion for the lost

    Need for more churches
    Positive Motivation
  3. Match the personal motivations for church planting with their type of motivation (positive, negative, and neither positive nor negative).

    Desire to expand God’s kingdom

    Burden to reach a specific people group

    God’s specific calling
    Positive Motivation
  4. Match the personal motivations for church planting with their type of motivation (positive, negative, and neither positive nor negative).
    Can’t get along with other Christians

    Do my own thing or be in control

    To prove my significance or self-worth
    Negative Motivation
  5. Match the personal motivations for church planting with their type of motivation (positive, negative, and neither positive nor negative).
    Specific personal or theological agenda

    Desire to preach

    No open doors in established churches
    Neither positive nor negative motivations
  6. Recognize these characteristics:

    Absolute commitment to Jesus Christ (Phil 3:8-10)

    Track record of the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:22-23)

    Genuine love for people, and a desire to minister to them (Rom 9:3)
    Biblical, prerequisite character traits of a lead church planter.
  7. Recognize these characteristics:
    Conformity to the qualifications for an elder (1 Tim 3, Titus 1)
    Free from major problems with ambition (Phil 2:3; Jams 3:13-18)
    Biblical, prerequisite character traits of a lead church planter.
  8. Recognize these characteristics :
    Faithful to the ministry already given (2 Tim 2:2; 1 Tim 1:12)

    Hard worker, able to endure loneliness, sacrifice (Phil 3:14; 4:11-13)
    Biblical, prerequisite character traits of a lead church planter.
  9. Recognize these qualities:
    Has visionizing capacity
    Has spousal cooperation
    Creates ownership of ministry
    The essential qualities of a lead church planter according to the Fuller Evangelistic Association.
  10. Recognize these qualities :
    Is flexible and adaptable
    Exercises faithIs committed to church growth
    The essential qualities of a lead church planter according to the Fuller Evangelistic Association.
  11. Recognize these qualities :
    Builds group cohesiveness
    Is intrinsically motivated
    Is responsive to his/her community
    The essential qualities of a lead church planter according to the Fuller Evangelistic Association.
  12. Recognize these qualities:
    Demonstrates resilience
    Relates to the unchurched
    The essential qualities of a lead church planter according to the Fuller Evangelistic Association.
  13. List (in 1 phrase each) the six essential spiritual gifts of a lead church planter.
    • 1.1 Demonstrated gathering gift
    • 1.2 Able to teach
    • 1.3 Organizational gifting
    • 1.4 Power and impartation (Eph 4)
    • 1.5 Vision from God for what God wants to do
    • 1.6 Gift of faith operating to believe God and work for the vision
  14. TEXTBOOK LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Recognize the descriptions of a “mission-minded”church and a “missional” church. (Chapter 2, Planting Missional Churches: Planting a Church That’s Biblically Sound and Reaching People in Culture by Ed Stetzer)
    Missional means actually doing missions right where you are. Missional means adopting the posture of a missionary, learning and adapting to the culture around you while remaining biblically sound. Missional means being a missionary without ever leaving your zip code. Mission minded refers more to an attitude of caring about missions, particularly overseas.

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