GOD’S MISSION : Fill The Earth With His Glory. “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14 ES V. God’s Glory Is Embodied In Jesus Christ.
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“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14 ESV
“He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature.” Heb. 1:3
And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that he might fill the entire universe with himself. Eph. 4:10
By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. I Cor. 3:10-11
“I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.” John 17:4
“By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.” John 15:8
As a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. Eph. 1:10
And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. Eph. 1:21-22
In whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. Eph. 2:21-22
and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things, so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. Eph. 3:9-10
That is why the Scriptures say, "When he ascended to the heights, he led a crowd of captives and gave gifts to his people.” Notice that it says "he ascended.” This clearly means that Christ also descended to our lowly world.
Eph. 4: 8-9 NLT
And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that he might fill the entire universe with himself. Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers Eph. 4: 10-11
to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ... from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. Eph. 4:12...16
100X Strategy: Leverage our experience by starting a unique 3D Equipping church that discovers, develops and deploys the leaders to plant churches and equips other churches to do the same.
Discovers, Develops and Deploys work crews that...
Creates large group evangelistic discovery events that...
Produces short term “plug and play” (tent) groups that...
Establishes long-term 3D groups that...
Discover, Develop, and Deploy uniquely gifted kingdom workers
They say small groups are for evangelism and large groups are for discipleship.
It is working in difficult places
Uses church planting a tool for evangelism, discipleship
The feminization of the church
Proper view of Jesus
Accurate view of heaven
Build the Body of Christ
“What then, brothers? What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up... Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said.” I Cor. 14:26a, 29
Start with men
Major on Biblical truth
Keep their attention
Use man talk
Less music and songs men
Most unreached men do not like a lot of it
Most Christian men do not look like they are into it
When the group is not singing with enthusiasm it communities the wrong message
Men want to get to message, and they don’t want a long service
Who was the greatest church planter trainer of all time?
“Consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession.... the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself.... And we are his house.” Heb. 3:1, 3, 6 ESV
“And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rockI will build my church, and the gates of hellshall not prevail against it.”
Matt. 16:18 ESV
“He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field, God's building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation.” I Cor. 3:8-10 ESV
3. It would be embarrassing
And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” Mark 1:17 ESV
Jesus said “If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.”
Would you come over to my house on Tuesday night at 7? We are hosting a dessert party and a talk about what Jesus offers us today. Most people are pleasantly surprised to see what the real Jesus of history and Bible was like and practical ways he can help them.
The meeting is over dinner and will last about an hour and 15 minutes. You will not be put on the spot to say or pray anything. You will enjoy meeting neighbors before and afterwards.
Do not let seasoned Christians dominate
Follow-up those interested
Host multiple Discovery Parties until several prospects are generated
Involve newcomers in helping quickly
Apprentice others to do them
Start new Discovery Parties and Plug & Play groups around persons of peace
Like discovery parties only more focused on the topic, and probably in a larger area. Sit around tables. Make it like a business seminar.
“And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.” Acts 14:23 ESV
These are much like Discovery Parties except they:
Have “hosts” not leader/teachers
Use a DVD for content
Meet for 4-6 weeks
An all purpose meeting, designed to discover, and develop pre-launch participants and deploy them as Launch Team members
Uses the planter’s preaching gifts
2. Gives a place to invite guests
3. Establishes Biblical koinonia
4. Growth momentum
5. Fishing pool for launch team
Creates credibility for the planter
Mixes disciples with seekers
Models future group life and services
Equipper Apprentice Crews
Sent Planting Crew
A community of regenerated believers who covenant together to fulfill the purposes of God spelled out in Scripture