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Planting Missional Churches by Ed Stetzer. Church Planting & Church Growth (Material from Ed Stetzer book previously entitled Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age ). Biblical Basis for Church Planting. Paul was personally prepared for his church planting ministry

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Planting missional churches by ed stetzer

Planting Missional Churches by Ed Stetzer

Church Planting & Church Growth

(Material from Ed Stetzer book previously entitled Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age)


Biblical basis for church planting

Biblical Basis for Church Planting

  • Paul was personally prepared for his church planting ministry

  • Paul was an evangelist

  • Paul was an entrepreneurial leader

  • Paul was a team player

  • Paul was a flexible, risk-taking pioneer

  • Paul care for people

  • Paul empowered other (equipper)

  • Sacrificial ministry

  • Paul was willing to change plans at God’s guidance


Models of church plants

Models of Church Plants

  • Paradigm

    • Starts churches, raises up leaders from the harvest, moves to new church

  • Biblical Model

    • Paul

  • Historic/Modern Example

    • Church circuit riders

    • House church movement

    • Networks of house churches

The Apostolic Harvest Church Planter


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Models of Church Plants

  • Principles:

    • Planter/Evangelist initiates and leaves leadership in place

    • Planter moves on with core group to another church plant.

    • Evangelist may or may not be classically educated.

    • Churches may provide core for each new congregation.

The Apostolic Harvest Church Planter


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Models of Church Plants

Planter & New Core

Planter & New Core

Preacher

Preacher

Preacher

The Apostolic Harvest Church Planter

Planter

Preacher may work with other churches


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Models of Church Plants

The Founding Evangelist

  • Planted Evangelist

  • Entrepreneurial Planter

Founding Evangelist


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Models of Church Plants

  • Paradigm

    • Starts a church as planter & remains as evangelist in new church

  • Biblical Model

    • Peter at Jerusalem church

  • Historic/Modern Example

    • Charles Spurgeon

    • Rick Warren (Purpose Driven Church)

The Founding Evangelist


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Models of Church Plants

The Founding Evangelist

  • Principles:

    • Planter starts and pastors the church long term.

    • Evangelist often moves from another location.

    • Evangelist often classically education.

    • New church taught to sponsor new church.


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Models of Church Plants

The Planted Evangelist (type of Founding Evangelist)

Planted Evangelist


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Models of Church Plants

The Planted Evangelist

  • Principles:

    • Organization and vision for new church usually external – from an apostolic church planter, mother church, or denominational leadership.

    • Planted pastor usually has a shepherding heart with administrative ability but not a church planter’s gift mix.

    • Planted evangelist by definition does no leave but stays long term.

    • Planted evangelist is usually classically educate and comes from outside the congregation.


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Models of Church Plants

The Entrepreneurial Planter


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Models of Church Plants

The Entrepreneurial Planter

  • Principles:

    • Enjoy the challenge of starting churches but are often bored by pastoring the same church long term but generally not attracted to the apostolic method because they love pastoring.

    • Often leaves before the congregation is “formalized” (three years).

    • Often classically educated and comes from outside the congregation but may avoid education because of boredom.

    • Planter may sponsor new churches.


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Models of Church Plants

The Church Planter Team

Consensus

Decision Method

Leader

Decision Method


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Models of Church Plants

  • Paradigm

    • A group of planters relocates into an area to start a church. Often the team has a senior pastor.

  • Biblical Model

    • Paul

  • Historic/Modern Example

    • Missionaries at Iona

    • Team church

Planter Team


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Models of Church Plants

  • Principles:

    • A team forms in, or relocates to, a specific area to plant a new church.

    • Church planting vision often comes from one key member of the team.

    • Good teams have a gift mix.

    • Team may amicably split up the mother church into multiple daughter churches or become traditional staff members of the founded church.

Planter Team


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Models of Church Plants

Team Plants


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Models of Church Plants

Team Plants


Church planters

Church Planters

  • Teams

  • Individuals

  • Laypeople

  • Agencies

  • Churches

Who can plant churches?


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Church Planters

Church Multiplication


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Church Planters

Mother Church


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Church Planters

Church Planter Assessed


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Church Planters

  • S.H.A.P.E.

    • Spiritual gifts: Gifts of ministry given by the Holy Spirit

    • Heart of passion: A burden to establish an outreach toward a specific people group, in a particular location, or through a specific type of ministry

    • Abilities: Entrepreneurial talents useful in planting

    • Personality type: Analysis of personality type often appearing in church planters

    • Experiences: Tools for describing experiences to help the planter understand when, where, and how to plant a church

Church Planter Assessment Ed Stetzer


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Church Planters

  • Visionizing Capacity

    • The ability to envision the potential future, persuade other to work toward the dream to bring the vision to reality

  • Intrinsically Motivated

    • Approaches ministry as a self-starter with strong work ethic and determined mind to fulfill vision

  • Creates Ownership of Ministry

    • Instills in others a sense of personal responsibility for growth and success in ministry and trains leaders to reproduce

Ridley’s Assessment Categories


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Church Planters

  • Relates to the Unchurched

    • Develops rapport and overcomes barriers with the unchurched to influence the toward a personal relationship with God

  • Spousal Cooperation

    • Couple agree on ministry priorities, their roles, and integration of ministry and family life

  • Effectively Builds Relationships

    • Takes initiative developing relationships toward ministry goals

Ridley’s Assessment Categories


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Church Planters

  • Committed to Church Growth

    • Values congregational development for spiritual, relational, and numerical growth.

  • Responsiveness to the Community

    • Ability to adjust ministry to the culture and the needs of the target people.

  • Utilizes Giftedness of Others

    • Equips and releases other people to minister on the basis of their spiritual gifts.

Ridley’s Assessment Categories


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Church Planters

  • Flexible and Adaptable

    • Ability to adjust to change and ambiguity, shift priorities when necessary, and handle multiple tasks at the same time.

  • Builds Group Cohesiveness

    • One who enables the group to collaborate to accomplish ministry goals while managing divisiveness and disunifying elements.

Ridley’s Assessment Categories


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Church Planters

  • Demonstrates Resilience

    • Ability to sustain oneself emotionally, spiritually, and physically through stresses and failures.

  • Exercises Faith

    • Translates personal conviction into personal and ministry decisions and positive actions.

Ridley’s Assessment Categories


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Church Planters

Wrong Reasons to be a Church Planter

  • A strong desire to preach but no opportunities

  • Frustrated where you are because you are not able to do what you want

  • No invitation to be a minister of a church

  • Out to prove something.

  • Need to get some experience in ministerial skills


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Church Planters

Proposed Schedule & Responsibilities

  • Evangelistic Outreach – 15 hours per week (bivocational – 3 hours)

  • Sermon & Study Preparation – 10 hours per week (bivocational – 2 hours)

  • Administration – 10 hours per week (bivocational – 2 hours)

  • Ministry – 15 hours per week (bivocational – 3 hours)


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Church Planters

Personal Adjustments

  • Culture Fatigue

  • Team Fatigue

  • Relational Demands

  • Network of Support

    • Accountability (Supervisor)

    • Mentor Assistance


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Church Planters

Supervisor - Accountability


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Church Planters

Mentor Meetings


Key ministers in church plant

Key Ministers in Church Plant

  • Evangelist (Pastor)

  • Worship Leader

  • Preschool Children’s Minister

  • Assimilation Coordinator

  • Evangelism Networker

  • Spiritual Gift Mobilizer

  • Welcome coordinator

  • Financial Organizer


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