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The Jesus Model. Church Planting and Church Growth based upon Jesus’ example. Jesus - Church Planter ?. Yes , Jesus was the first and foremost church planter !. „I will build my Church !“. Why can we assert that Jesus was a church planter ?. Based upon his expressed goal :

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the jesus model

The Jesus Model

Church Planting and Church Growth

based upon Jesus’ example

why can we assert that jesus was a church planter
Whycanweassertthat Jesus was a churchplanter?
  • Based upon hisexpressedgoal:

I will buildmy Church!

  • The Actsof the Apostels is the recordof all that Jesus „continuedto do and teach“

(Acts 1:1)

  • The disciples, around Jesus were the first prototype of the Church.
  • Jesus mostcertainlyshowed and taught His discipleshowto plant His Church.
the jesus model the radically new old means of planting churches
The Jesus-Model: The radically new/old means of planting churches

Incarnational Contact

Compassionate Motivation

Intentional Multiplication

At home

in the

presence

of God

Christ-centered proclamation

Practical Discipleship

Changed Identity

Liberating Lordship

the core of church planting is life together with god the father
The Core of Church Planting is life together with God the Father

Authority and power in ministryare the resultofnearnesstoGod(Mk 1:35, 6:46, 9:7)

We will neverbemore in publicministrythanweare in our private fellowshipwithGod.

At home

in the

presence

of God

Becauseoftempation:

tobe relevant,

tobepopular,

tobe powerful

A healthylife in communionwithGodisparamount

Westayhealthybyexitingministry and bypracticing the spiritual disciplines

Weintercede not defensively, but offensivelythrough front linepraying

a church planter profile
A Church Planter Profile
  • HealthySpirtitualLife – LongingforGod
  • Spiritual Gifts: Leadership, Faith, Evangelism
  • Personality type: Leaders: D and I, Followers: S and C
  • Visionarycapacity –
  • abletoseewhatis not yet
  • Intrinsicallymotivated
  • CooperationofSpouse
  • Createsownershipofministry
  • Connects well relationallywithothers, especially non Christians
  • Resilient: not easilydiscouragedbyset-backs
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The Jesus-Model:The radically new/old means of planting churches

Incarnational Contact

At home

in the

presence

of God

incarnational contact
IncarnationalContact
  • The incarnation– unique, yet must be universal among Christians
  • Connecting: Missional – Third Places
  • Church planters will spend half oftheir time in theharvest (Bewareof the dangerof the desk!)
  • Demographic and Psychograpihcstudies and theirimmpicationfor the Gospel
  • Person ofPeace: Mavens, Connectors, Salesmen
  • Building Networks ofRelationshipsto non Christians
  • Phase One: Generating a Starter Team thatisincarnational
the four phase model
The Four Phase Model

Assimilation Event Assimilation Event

(Preview service) (Previewservice)

W

Startteam-Meeting Startteam-Meeting

Week1 2 3 45/1

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The Jesus-Model:The radically new/old means of planting churches

Incarnational Contact

Compassionate Motivation

Whatmotivatesusto plant churches?

The callofGod and the compassionfor the lost

(Lk 6:36; Matt 9:36)

At home

in the

presence

of God

Study the lifeof Ruth tolearnwhatcompassionis

the jesus model the radically new old means of planting churches3
The Jesus-Model:The radically new/old means of planting churches

Incarnational Contact

Compassionate Motivation

At home

in the

presence

of God

Christ-centered proclamation

what is the gospel
Whatis the Gospel?
  • The Gospel is Jesus and all that He embodieswithmetoday! The personal life-changingpresenceofGod in the lifeof a weak individual.
  • Scripture: Matt 9:35 (Autobasileia); Lk 17:21
  • Implications:
    • More than sin management!
    • ParticipationwithGod in a newrealityofliving
    • Living out of the resoursesof the King
    • The incarnationrepeatsitselfdaily in mylife
    • Authority and power toact in His name
    • MyKingdomvsGod‘sKingdom (Flip Chart)
the jesus model the radically new old means of planting churches4
The Jesus-Model:The radically new/old means of planting churches

Incarnational Contact

Compassionate Motivation

At home

in the

presence

of God

Christ-centered proclamation

Liberating Lordship

recognizing liberated lordship
Recognizingliberated Lordship
  • A burningheart(Lk 24:32)
  • A clearconscience(1 Joh 1:5-7)
  • Applied teaching(Matt 7:24)
levels of choice
Levels of Choice

Repentance

Faith

Kingdom

of GOD

Kingdom

of SELF

1. SURRENDER

Control Level

I need a newleader.

2. SORRY ABOUT IT

Guilt and GriefLevel

I needforgiveness

and anotherchance.

3. SICK OF IT

Frustration Level

I needhelp.

1. FOLLOWING

ObedienceLevel

I have a newleader.

2. ABIDING

Love Relationship Level

I have an eternal

friend.

3. OVERCOMING

Reliability Level

Myleaderhas a follower.

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The Jesus-Model:The radically new/old means of planting churches

Incarnational Contact

Compassionate Motivation

At home

in the

presence

of God

Christ-centered proclamation

Changed Identity

Liberating Lordship

changed identity
Changedidentity

The dangerofsocialized Christians

New Identity in relatingto Christ, not totask (Gen 4; Joh 1)

The local Church carries in it a new spiritual identity (Itknowswhoitis in Christ and thatitisthereforeculturallyrelevent)

Life-Transformationalsmallgroupsbecome the micro-cosomof out newidentity

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The Jesus-Model:The radically new/old means of planting churches

Incarnational Contact

Compassionate Motivation

At home

in the

presence

of God

Practical Discipleship

Christ-centered proclamation

Changed Identity

Liberating Lordship

making disciples the basis of reproduction
Making Disciples – the basisofreproduction

Teaching peoplehowto live like Jesus

Implimenting a plan formakingdisciplesthatmakedisciples

Disciple-makingforms the basisforhealthygrowth

  • Church planters

4

  • Ministryarealeaders

3

  • Coaches

2

  • Disciples

1

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The Jesus-Model:The radically new/old means of planting churches

Incarnational Contact

Compassionate Motivation

Intentional Multiplication

At home

in the

presence

of God

Christ-centered proclamation

Practical Discipleship

Changed Identity

Liberating Lordship

good to great church planting
Goodto Great Church Planting
  • Great Church Planting
  • Timed release
  • Generational distance
  • Discipleship depth
  • Intentional mindset
  • External focus
  • Reproducible models

Good Church Planting

  • Long recovery time
  • Direct involvement
  • Emphasis on leadership
  • Haphazard and situational
  • Centripetal force
  • Emphasis on giftedness