Introductory Webinar January 13, 2009 12 PM EST. Introductions. Give your name Location Church Why you are joining us today. How we will invest our time. Who is Sixteen:Fifteen? What is the process like? Does church missions coaching make sense for you? What’s next? - Actions.
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January 13, 2009
12 PM EST
The call is too clear, the need is too urgent, the opportunity is too great, to give anything less than radical obedience to Jesus' command to make disciples as we go into all the world, or to settle for anything less than making a radical difference in this world through the proclamation of the Good News of Jesus Christ, and the establishment of the Church of Jesus Christ to reach all the peoples of the world.
New missions paradigm emerging… the church is reclaiming a leadership role.
“To say the church is an awesome resource is still an understatement, possibly somewhat condescending. She is more than that. She is a God-designed central player, a full partner…
The vast majority of all the resources God has entrusted to his people – spiritual gifts, vocational expertise, life experience, capacity for spiritual warfare, financial reserves, etc. – he has placed in the local churches.”
-George Miley, author ofLoving the Church, Blessing the Nations
Many Churches have the heart…
but lack the expertise and experience.
Church Missions Coaching
Help local churches discover and use their unique gifts in partnership with others to make Christ known among all nations.
“Helping churches realize their missions potential to reach the nations.”
Moves from asking,
“What missionaries are we going to support?”
To first asking,
“What missions vision has God called us to undertake together?”
“What roledoes that play in completing God’s all-peoples mission?”
“Nothing becomes dynamic until it becomes specific. When vision is vague, it holds no attraction. Most world mission visions are vague. The more specific your world missions vision is, the more it will grab attention and attract commitment.” Steve Unangst
What is a Coach?
A coach is someone who helps
Helping bring your God–given missions vision to life.
Putting your missions
vision into action.
What is our missions vision?
How can we accomplish our missions
Setting your mission vision into action to have a lasting impact among the nations
Traditional approach toThe Great Commission in many Churches
One of many ministries
BEST Approach to The Great Commission in the Church
Now the Great Commission is the “heart beat” of the church…everyone is involved!
Forces, decisions, choices that made you realize the importance of evaluating how you’re doing in missions?
Assuming no limitation of time and resources, what is one thing you want God to do in your missions impact?
Struggles – What are some areas we need to improve?
Notables– What are we doing well?
Alarms – What are some hurdles we face?
Possibilities – What are some opportunities we have to carry out our mission?
Be realistic about strengths and weaknesses
Don’t be afraid to face unpleasant truths
Be prepared to act on your conclusions