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How to run Care Group. #7 – Effective Evangelistic Small Group. Gateway Adventist Centre. What is Gateway Adventist Center (GAC)?. Ministry started by a few SDA young people 19-22 y ear olds. 1.
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How to run Care Group #7 – Effective Evangelistic Small Group Gateway Adventist Centre
What is Gateway Adventist Center (GAC)? Ministry started by a few SDA young people 19-22 year olds. 1 A network of care groups (small group ministry) and many interstate and overseas care groups.New Churchesin the city of Melbourne. 1stchurch grew from 35 to 150 in 4 years. 2nd Church started May 2008. Planted our 3rdChurch in Aug 2012. 4thChurch in February 2018. 5th Church Plant in progress.Training Centre to train young people to be soul-winners for Christ & courses to reach the community via ‘needs-based’ courses.Church sponsoring the Student Club (Adventist Student On Campus) at 3 Universities. 2 3 4 Gateway is an Outreach center – About 200 baptisms 90% retention rate & returning the highest tithe.
New Testament Apostles learnt from Jesus
Public Evangelism PREACHING WORD House to House CARE / LIFESTYLE WORD Personal Evangelism BIBLE STUDIES WORD Discipleship MODELING WORD Revival SPIRIT-LED WORD
NT Church – Small Groups Acts 20:20 “how I (Paul) kept back nothing that was helpful, but proclaimed it to you, and taught you publicly and from house to house.”
The New Testament Church … • John 8:31 • ‘continue in My word’ = You are My Disciples • John 13:34-35 • ‘love one another’ = You are My Disciples • John 17:20-21 • Believers are to be ONE – so the world can see Christ • Need to create an environment where people can see this !
True Disciple‘Every true disciple is born into the kingdom of God as a missionary. He who drinks of the living water becomes a fountain of life. The receiver becomes a giver.’ – Desire of Ages p.195 Soul Winning CARE Group is for YOU!
Soul Winning CARE Group is for YOU! ‘God could have reached His object in saving sinners without our aid; but in order for us to develop a character like Christ’s, we must share in His work. In order to enter into His joy – the joy of seeing souls redeemed by His sacrifice – we must participate in His labors for their redemption.’ – Desire of Ages p.142
What is the goal of Care groups?Goals: - Souls are won; people are baptised- Groups will grow in Spiritual depth- Group will grow in number and multiply
What is the goal of care groups?CARE Group Operations: CG Coordinator Seeker Leader Seeker 8 to 12 people Like ‘family’1 Leader1 CarerLeader’s accountability to Leader’s CARE Group Carer Member Member Member
CARE Group Components in Acts 2:42‘And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and inbreaking of bread, and in prayers.’ – Acts 2:42
What is the model?Three equally important parts: Sharing a meal Components of CARE Groups – ‘fellowship and in break of bread’ Keep it simple healthy vegetarian; not a 5 course meal!Roster for members and regular seekers (encourage participation)Encourage fellowship during meal times (e.g. icebreaker at the table)Keep to time (40-50 minutes) Celebrate birthdays with something special
What is the model?Three equally important parts: Sharing a meal Word – relevant & simple Components of CARE Groups – ‘apostle doctrine’ Bible & Bible alone; no book readingTeach using a series (Gateway Website)Relational with strong application 35 minutes (not doctrinal time)Not be ashamed to share the unique Adventist beliefs; to stir interestQuestions to be handled by asking them to expand and give a ‘bible-based’ responseTrain leaders to know 3 verse reference per major Bible theme e.g. Sabbath
What is the model?Three equally important parts: Sharing a meal Word – relevant & simple Sharing Time - ‘How was your week?’ - ‘Anything to pray for?’ Components of CARE Groups – ‘in prayer’ Everyone can answer these 2 questionsStart with the leaders / members firstSharing depth is modelled by the leaderBreak to smaller group if requiredListen well to their heart needsPray intentionally by claiming Bible promisesAsk permission to write into prayer bookSeekers can see the power of the living God
Where does your CG go fishing? Friendship invite is not adequate … What do you members like to do? Common interest?
Student/Uni Care Group Campus Activities Young Adult Care Group Running Club Music Ministry COMMUNITY Family Care Group Bike Ride for kids Daniel Challenge Kid Interactive Cooking & Health Talk Family Care Group
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