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Ambassadors of the Kingdom INTENTIONAL DISCIPLESHIP. BE BAPTIZED When they believed Philip as he proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized , both men and women . ( Acts 8:12 ).

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ambassadors of the kingdom intentional discipleship
Ambassadors of the KingdomINTENTIONAL DISCIPLESHIP
  • BE BAPTIZED
  • Whentheybelieved Philip as heproclaimed the good news of the kingdom of Godand the name of Jesus Christ, theywerebaptized, both men and women. (Acts 8:12)
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Ambassadors of the KingdomINTENTIONAL DISCIPLESHIP

Baptismis the sacramentthatembraces and welcomes the new believerinto the family of God.

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Ambassadors of the KingdomINTENTIONAL DISCIPLESHIP
  • DISCIPLING RELATIONSHIPS
  • Whenhewasalone, the Twelve and the othersaroundhimaskedhim about the parables. He toldthem, The secret of the kingdom of Godhas been given to you. (Mark 4:10-11)
  • Invest more time in fewer people
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Ambassadors of the KingdomINTENTIONAL DISCIPLESHIP
  • DISCIPLING RELATIONSHIPS
  • He appeared to them over a periodof fortydays and spoke about the kingdom of God. (Acts 1:3)
  • The Lord focused on intentional, loving, relationaldiscipleship.
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Ambassadors of the KingdomINTENTIONAL DISCIPLESHIP
  • How do 2 million Nazarenes become 10 million?
  • If each Nazarene would gather a group of 5 disciples during the next 7 years, there would be 10 million Nazarenes by 2020!
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Ambassadorsof the KingdomINTENTIONAL DISCIPLESHIP
  • Who is discipling you?
  • Who are your disciples?
ambassadors of the kingdom church development
Ambassadors of the KingdomCHURCH DEVELOPMENT
  • I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of Godto the othertownsalso, becausethatiswhy I was sent. (Luke 4:43)
  • Wemultiplychurches to reach new people.
  • Everychurchis a Kingdom of Godembassy!
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Ambassadors of the KingdomCHURCH DEVELOPMENT

Theypreached the gospel in (Derbe)and won a large number of disciples. Theyreturned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, strengtheningthe disciples and encoura-gingthem to remaintrue to the faith. ‘We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God…’ Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord. (Acts 14:21-23)

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Ambassadors of the KingdomCHURCH DEVELOPMENT
  • Barnabas and Paul evangelized… and always planted churches.
  • Everychurchstart a church.
  • The New Testament churcheswereprimarily house churches.
  • Paul planted a church in his home whilehewasunderhouse arrest!
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Ambassadors of the KingdomCHURCH DEVELOPMENT

For twowholeyears Paul stayedthere in hisownrented house and welcomed all who came to seehim. He proclaimed the kingdom of Godand taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and withouthindrance! (Acts 28:30-31)

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Ambassadors of the KingdomCHURCH DEVELOPMENT

1. Too many churches

2. Larger is better

3. Toosmalltolaunch a new work

4. Notenoughmoney

5. Notenoughleaders

6. Can’treleasetheleaders

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Ambassadors of the KingdomCHURCH DEVELOPMENT

7. No building

8. No theological college graduate

9. Mañana, notthisyear

10. Wemayfail

11. Toomuchhardwork & sacrifice

12. Whatis in itfor me?

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Ambassadors of the KingdomCHURCH DEVELOPMENT

Cities of over 1 million:

  • 1800 – 6 cities
  • 1900 – 10 cities
  • 1975 – 197 cities
  • 2012 – 493 cities
  • 24% of global population
  • 50% of the world now live in cities and towns
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Ambassadors of the KingdomCHURCH DEVELOPMENT
  • How do 28,000 Nazarene congregations become 120,000?
  • If each Nazarene church would launch ONE new church every 3 years, there would be over 120,000 congregations by 2020!
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Ambassadors of the KingdomCHURCH DEVELOPMENT
  • Today:

1 Nazarene church for every 250,000 persons

  • 2020:

1 Nazarene churchfor every 70,000 persons?

board of general superintendents definition of a church
Board of General SuperintendentsDefinition of a Church

Any group that meets regularly for spiritual nurture, worship, and instruc-tionat a communicated time and place, with an identified leader, and aligned with the message and mission of the Church of the Nazarene with the purpose of becoming an organized local church may be recognized as a church and reported as such. 

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Ambassadors of the KingdomCHURCH DEVELOPMENT

San Pedro de Poás, Costa Rica

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Ambassadors of the KingdomCHURCH DEVELOPMENT

San Pedro de Poás, Costa Rica