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The Celtic Pattern of Discipleship. By Namsik Kim . General Question. What is the effective way of evangelism in the postmodern world?. Introduction. Patrick, the first missionary to the Irish

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general question
General Question
  • What is the effective way of evangelism in the postmodern world?
  • Patrick, the first missionary to the Irish
  • The Holy Roman Church (Institutional religious leaders)
  • Celtic Christian Community
  • Patrick’s Journey
  • The Dynamics of the Celtic monastery
  • Characteristics of Celtic Christianity
  • The Legacy of Celtic Christianity
patrick s journey
Patrick’s journey
  • Reared in northeast England in 4th century
  • Born as a Celt, reared as a Roman
  • Patrick as a nominal Christian
  • At 16, Kidnapped
  • Enslavement in Ireland for six years
  • Trained as a priest
  • Macedonian Call to the Celt
  • Appointed to Ireland as a missionary bishop
roman mission policy
Roman Mission Policy
  • Must be civilized to be Christianized
  • Must read and speak Latin
  • Doing the church “the Roman way”
  • Impossible to reach the Celts
patrick s evangelism
Patrick’s Evangelism
  • Patrick was familiar with their language
  • Patrick was accustomed to their culture
  • He implemented team ministry
  • Patrick’s mission planted 700 churches
  • Ordained 1000 priests
  • Within his lifetime, 30 to 40 of Ireland’s

150 tribes became Christian

  • Patrick restored apostolic ministry to

To the unreachable people who were

Discriminated against and alienated by

Roman Christianity

in the first century
In the First Century
  • In the First Century, House Churches were

The catalyst of evangelization

  • Early Christians reached the unbelievers
  • They had fellowship with non-Christians
  • They opened the door to the Gentiles
the east monastery in 4 th century
The East Monastery in 4th Century
  • against Materialism
  • Consists of Christian monks
  • Christian Clan
  • Unreachable to non-Christians
  • Pietism regardless of evangelism
the west monastery in 4 th century
The West Monastery in 4th Century
  • Reached the pagan world
  • lay abbots or abbesses, farmers, scholars,


  • Lay movement
  • Community-orientation
  • Individualistic spiritual formation
celtic monastery for discipleship
Celtic Monastery for Discipleship
  • Personal Isolation for personal piety and life problem
  • Soul friend system, not vertical

but horizontal

  • Small-group movement

1)the concept of people(laos) of God

2) the model of Christ with the Twelve

3) the example of the early church

4) the explicit teachings of Jesus

celtic monastery for discipleship1
Celtic Monastery for Discipleship
  • Witnessing based on the Great Commission

fellowship and community life equip Christians

  • Macrocommunity for evangelism

Contagious community life

Rediscovery of apostolic ministry

Reach the unreached

sharing faith

disciple training

roman way celtic way
Roman way & Celtic way
  • Roman way

Presentation of the gospel



  • Celtic way

build relationship

Fellowship, conversation

Invitation to discipleship

characteristics of celtic discipleship
Characteristics of Celtic Discipleship
  • Evangelistic faith and practice: The Lorica
  • Biblical education: reading, studying, copying, memorizing
  • The Practice of personal piety


  • Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit
  • Realistic Trinitarian Doctrine

Human Freedom

Voluntary obedience

legacy for the postmodern church
Legacy for the Postmodern Church
  • Postmodern person: Personally focused, politically alienated, philosophically confused, Theologically uninformed.
  • Left brain user but long to be right brain


  • Incarnational approach: love more than authoritative attitude
  • Develop how to communicate
  • Develop Dynamic of Small Group
  • Love to talk with other religions
  • Soul-friend strategy
for revival
FOR Revival
  • appearance of a new generation,
  • popular apostasy and enculturation,
  • national affliction,
  • popular repentance agonized prayer and
  • the raising up of new leadership

and restoration

  • Reproduction of lay leaders
  • Horizontal authority
  • The Biblical practice of Koinonia
  • Freedom and discipline to live as Christians
  • Open to the secular community
  • The postmodern person in Christian


  • Micro-evangelism through small group
  • Macro-evangelism through small group