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February 8, 2014. Welcome to the FST!. Martha McCallum. 1/22/1922-2/09/2013. Ginny Bradley. Wycliffe Bible Translators Yaounde Cameroun. Revolution in World Missions. KP Yohannen of Gospel for Asia. Same Point. Commissioned (2014) by Dan Jarvis and India Gospel League

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february 8 2014
February 8, 2014

Welcome to the FST!

martha mccallum

Martha McCallum

1/22/1922-2/09/2013

ginny bradley
Ginny Bradley
  • Wycliffe Bible Translators
  • Yaounde Cameroun
revolution in world missions
Revolution in World Missions
  • KP Yohannen of Gospel for Asia
same point
Same Point
  • Commissioned (2014) by Dan Jarvis and India Gospel League
    • Indigenous and self-sustaining
    • e.g., “barefoot pastor” is $100/month
church planting
Church Planting
  • If not sending missionaries overseas, what should a big church do?
    • 2008 Servant Team Retreat
    • Other research:
      • e.g., Craig McElvain-2012 and 2013 XSI
church planting1
Church Planting
  • 2008 Servant Team Retreat
  • Craig McElvain-2012 and 2013 XSI
  • NeoXenos adventures
    • California
    • Pittsburgh
    • Buffalo
    • Toronto
great commission
Great Commission

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest parts of the earth (Acts 1:8)

church zero by peyton jones
Church Zero by Peyton Jones
  • Abandon the “big church” model of evangelism in America
  • A neglected purpose of a “mega-church” is to send
    • Sounds like Revolution in World Missions— but for America
the model of professional ministry in america
The Model of Professional Ministry in America
  • Get more people
  • More people = more money
  • More money = more toys
  • More toys = more ways to get more people
  • Get more people (rinse and repeat)
the typical model of church planting in america
The Typical Model of “Church Planting” in America
  • Get seminary degree
  • No mega church will hire me
  • Start bible study in my house
  • Gather up the malcontents from other churches
  • Get enough people to rent a building and pay my salary
  • Build my own mega-church
an alternative
An Alternative
  • Raise up church planters (“apostle” = sent ones)
    • Like Timothy, Silas, Epaphroditus, Apollos, Barnabus, etc.
  • Send them somewhere
    • Convert growth, not transfer
    • Build the Kingdom, not an empire (e.g., no big box and cushy salary)
for neoxenos don t get too comfortable
For NeoXenos:Don’t get too comfortable
  • Attendance exceeds 300
    • What are we to do?
      • Build/buy/rent a big box?
      • Sit in that box?
don t get too comfortable
Don’t get too comfortable
  • We might want to do fun (weird?) things
    • Like the Study Bus!
don t get too comfortable1
Don’t get too comfortable
  • Love of Money – 1 Tim 6:9-10
  • Identity in Career – 1 John 2:15-17
  • Care-taking – Mark 14:7 vs. 1 Cor. 12
  • In-fighting – Galatians5:13ff
  • Discouragement – 2 Cor. 4
needs 1 gifting and equipping
Needs: 1. Gifting and Equipping
  • It was he who gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers (Ephesians 4:11)
    • Apostles (missionaries)
    • Prophets
    • Evangelists
    • Pastors (shepherds)
    • Teachers
needs 2 training
Needs: 2. Training
  • Big P, little p
    • e.g., Hudson, Beta.
    • e.g., Benson Hines’ Reaching the Campus Tribes
needs 3 character
Needs: 3. Character
  • 2 Timothy 2
    • Soldier
    • Athlete
    • Farmer
    • Vessel

Make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who does not need to be ashamed, teaching the message of truth accurately. (2 Timothy 2:15)

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Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:18-20)

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