Church Planting Lecture 3

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  1. Recognize the three main steps in building a church.
    • 1 Gather people
    • 2. Form a community with those people
    • 3. Get that community doing ministry
  2. Explain (in 1 paragraph each) any three of the ten strategies for gathering people. (Sect. 13)
    1.1 Where do planter’s strengths and felt needs of the potential members meet?

    1.2 It’s important to live in the location of the plant

    • 1.3 Time is short: it is strongly preferable to get to over 100 people in first two years
    • 1.3.1 If it takes longer, the early joiners/team become demoralized
    • 1.3.2 If it takes longer, the morale and energy of the planter can’t be sustained, especially if the planter is bivocational
    • 1.4 Initial goal: finding the hearts God has prepared

    • 1.5 Gathering is a large numbers game
    • 1.5.1 Example: planter in UK with 200,000 contacts
    • 1.5.2 Implications for time management
    • 1.5.3 Implications for specialized gathering events & activities
    • 1.6 Must be prepared for planned and unplanned opportunities to find those God has prepared
    • 1.6.1 Most gathering is intensely personal and relational
    • 1.6.2 Have to tell your story and tell your vision thousands of times to get hundreds
    • 1.7 A complete “start to finish” evangelism strategy is needed
    • 1.7.1 Build relationships – earn the right to invite. 1.7.2 Be a chaplain.
    • 1.7.3 Invite people to a church which will be friendly, understandable, engaging, and where the gospel will be heard along with opportunities to pray and make a commitment.
    • 1.7.4 Some kind of inquiry or information class on what it means to be a Christian (e.g., Alpha) should be in place.
    • 1.7.5 Challenge people to make a commitment to Christ.
    • 1.7.6 Give clear direction for small groups and ministry.

    • 1.8 A gathering point/regular event is important early on
    • 1.8.1 Location can be crucial
    • 1.8.2 Sunday AM is key, but not before ready to demonstrate full service church
    • 1.8.3 Sunday can be main front door if…
    • 1.8.4 Personal follow-up of newcomers is essential
    • 1.8.4.1 Use your house
    • 1.9 Make yourself visible in the community 1.9.1 Signs
    • 1.9.2 Website
    • 1.9.3 Make regular use of other communication tools (email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) 1.9.4 Put on or join community service projects 1.9.5 Meet people of influence/invite people of influence
    • 1.9.6 Make use of other large events, e.g. July 4 parade

    • 1.10 Facilitate involvement and relationship
    • 1.10.1 Offer regular “welcome,” “next step” or membership classes
    • 1.10.2 Keep the bar low on small groups
    • 1.10.3 Answer the phone/email!
  3. Recognize:
    *Goal is to move beyond audience to community or family
    *The key is relationship
    *Safe atmosphere is important – legalism will kill
    The strategies for forming community
  4. Recognize
    * Monitor
    - Relationship is primary
    * Nurture
    -Thanks and recognition go a long way
    - Make room for growth – training and promotion
    The strategies for getting people into ministry.
  5. Recognize
    *Why one should have a specific two-year plan You have to plan (do 80% of the work)to make room for God to do things (20% of the time).
    Aspect of putting together and implementing a two-year, church planting plan.
  6. Recognize:
    *Make opportunities for relationship to happen
    *Small groups
    *New groups for new people
    The strategies for forming community.
  7. Recognize:
    *Short term groups with signups
    *15-20 per group is ideal
    *Food and drink
    The strategies for forming community.
  8. Recognize:
    * Retreats
    *Parties
    *Trips
    *Service projects, mission trips, etc.
    The strategies for forming community.
  9. Recognize:
    *Pray for ministries and leaders – in general and in specific
    *Set expectations
    *Every member serves
    The strategies for getting people into ministry.
  10. Recognize:
    *No service is insignificant
    *Not about doing everything right
    *Discover spiritual gifts
    The strategies for getting people into ministry.
  11. Recognize:
    *Clarify vision and job and commitment
    *Identify volunteers
    *Recruit
    The strategies for getting people into ministry.
  12. Recognize:
    *Train
    *On the job training is more effective
    *Do nothing alone
    *Deploy
    The strategies for getting people into ministry.
  13. Recognize:
    Use goals and activities and calendar
    Very specific for first six months, more general after that
    Aspect of putting together and implementing a two-year, church planting plan.
  14. Recognize :
    Elements to include -
    Small groups
    Evangelism
    Worship
    Discipleship
    Aspects of putting together and implementing a two-year, church planting plan.
  15. Recognize- Elements to Include

    Leadership and decision-making
    Ministry to the poor
    Money questions
    Spiritual gifts / lay ministry
    Missions and church planting
    Aspects of putting together and implementing a two-year, church planting plan.
  16. Recognize-
    Elements to include

    Prayer ministry
    Teaching approach
    Leadership training
    Gathering activities should have first priority
    Aspects of putting together and implementing a two-year, church planting plan.
  17. Recognize-
    Elements to include

    Have to be prepared to adjust to unexpected events
    Build in regular time for contact with coach
    Aspects of putting together and implementing a two-year, church planting plan.

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