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The Celtic Pattern of Discipleship. By Namsik Kim . General Question. What is the effective way of evangelism in the postmodern world?. Introduction. Patrick, the first missionary to the Irish

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General question
General Question

  • What is the effective way of evangelism in the postmodern world?


Introduction
Introduction

  • Patrick, the first missionary to the Irish

  • The Holy Roman Church (Institutional religious leaders)

  • Celtic Christian Community

  • Patrick’s Journey

  • The Dynamics of the Celtic monastery

  • Characteristics of Celtic Christianity

  • The Legacy of Celtic Christianity


Patrick s journey
Patrick’s journey

  • Reared in northeast England in 4th century

  • Born as a Celt, reared as a Roman

  • Patrick as a nominal Christian

  • At 16, Kidnapped

  • Enslavement in Ireland for six years

  • Trained as a priest

  • Macedonian Call to the Celt

  • Appointed to Ireland as a missionary bishop


Roman mission policy
Roman Mission Policy

  • Must be civilized to be Christianized

  • Must read and speak Latin

  • Doing the church “the Roman way”

  • Impossible to reach the Celts


Patrick s evangelism
Patrick’s Evangelism

  • Patrick was familiar with their language

  • Patrick was accustomed to their culture

  • He implemented team ministry

  • Patrick’s mission planted 700 churches

  • Ordained 1000 priests

  • Within his lifetime, 30 to 40 of Ireland’s

    150 tribes became Christian

  • Patrick restored apostolic ministry to

    To the unreachable people who were

    Discriminated against and alienated by

    Roman Christianity


In the first century
In the First Century

  • In the First Century, House Churches were

    The catalyst of evangelization

  • Early Christians reached the unbelievers

  • They had fellowship with non-Christians

  • They opened the door to the Gentiles


The east monastery in 4 th century
The East Monastery in 4th Century

  • against Materialism

  • Consists of Christian monks

  • Christian Clan

  • Unreachable to non-Christians

  • Pietism regardless of evangelism


The west monastery in 4 th century
The West Monastery in 4th Century

  • Reached the pagan world

  • lay abbots or abbesses, farmers, scholars,

    Craftsman

  • Lay movement

  • Community-orientation

  • Individualistic spiritual formation


Celtic monastery for discipleship
Celtic Monastery for Discipleship

  • Personal Isolation for personal piety and life problem

  • Soul friend system, not vertical

    but horizontal

  • Small-group movement

    1)the concept of people(laos) of God

    2) the model of Christ with the Twelve

    3) the example of the early church

    4) the explicit teachings of Jesus


Celtic monastery for discipleship1
Celtic Monastery for Discipleship

  • Witnessing based on the Great Commission

    fellowship and community life equip Christians

  • Macrocommunity for evangelism

    Contagious community life

    Rediscovery of apostolic ministry

    Reach the unreached

    sharing faith

    disciple training


Roman way celtic way
Roman way & Celtic way

  • Roman way

    Presentation of the gospel

    decision

    Fellowship

  • Celtic way

    build relationship

    Fellowship, conversation

    Invitation to discipleship


Characteristics of celtic discipleship
Characteristics of Celtic Discipleship

  • Evangelistic faith and practice: The Lorica

  • Biblical education: reading, studying, copying, memorizing

  • The Practice of personal piety

    Exomologesis

  • Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit

  • Realistic Trinitarian Doctrine

    Human Freedom

    Voluntary obedience


Legacy for the postmodern church
Legacy for the Postmodern Church

  • Postmodern person: Personally focused, politically alienated, philosophically confused, Theologically uninformed.

  • Left brain user but long to be right brain

    user

  • Incarnational approach: love more than authoritative attitude

  • Develop how to communicate

  • Develop Dynamic of Small Group

  • Love to talk with other religions

  • Soul-friend strategy


For revival
FOR Revival

  • appearance of a new generation,

  • popular apostasy and enculturation,

  • national affliction,

  • popular repentance agonized prayer and

  • the raising up of new leadership

    and restoration

  • Reproduction of lay leaders

  • Horizontal authority


Conclusion
Conclusion

  • The Biblical practice of Koinonia

  • Freedom and discipline to live as Christians

  • Open to the secular community

  • The postmodern person in Christian

    microcosm

  • Micro-evangelism through small group

  • Macro-evangelism through small group


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