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KNOWING. Residency Event July 19, 2011. KNOWING. What the leader knows in company with the Church and its basic doctrines: the ability to think theologically and integrate theology into the practice of ministry. Basic doctrines Think theologically

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    1. KNOWING Residency Event July 19, 2011

    2. KNOWING What the leader knows in company with the Church and its basic doctrines: the ability to think theologically and integrate theology into the practice of ministry.

    3. Basic doctrines • Think theologically • Integrate theology into the practice of ministry KNOWING

    4. What are the basic doctrines of the Church? Basic Doctrines

    5. What is your definition of theology? Integrating Theology

    6. What is your understanding of Wesleyan theology? Integrating Theology

    7. What is the current context for the practice of ministry? Practice of Ministry

    8. Shifting • Uncertainty • Chaos Practice of Ministry

    9. How do the basic doctrines and your definition of theology provide: • Connection • Context • Framework • Possibility Integrating Theology

    10. Journey in the Wilderness: New Life for Mainline Churches, Gil Rendle Reframing identity and purpose Practice of Ministry

    11. Adaptive Questions Identity – the question of who we are Purpose – the question of why we are Practice of Ministry

    12. Three shaping questions: • Who are we? • What has God called us to do? • Who is our neighbor? Practice of Ministry

    13. The Great Emergence: How The Church is Changing and Why Phyllis Tickle 500 year giant rummage sales in which the Church evaluates its identity and narrative Practice of Ministry

    14. Gathering center • Holistic • Connecting narrative • Mystical Practice of Ministry

    15. Does Your Church Have a Prayer? In Mission toward the Promised Land Marc Brown, Kathy Merry, John Briggs Faithful Remembering Faithful Equipping Faithful Encouraging Practice of Ministry

    16. Faithful Remembering Remembering the story of God’s faithfulness in the past and God’s promise of faithfulness for the future. Leading the congregation to understand how they are part of the larger story of God’s faithfulness. Practice of Ministry

    17. Faithful Equipping Connecting the story of individual life to the larger story of faith in Jesus. Guiding the congregation in aligning behavior (congregational culture) with vision and mission. Practice of Ministry

    18. Faithful Encouraging Shaping a future that is different from the past through intentional personal decisions. Aligning congregational change through decisions that result in a future that is different from the past. Practice of Ministry

    19. Faithful Encouraging • Using language that envisions the future rather than protects the present or past • Asking questions that create community • Influencing the community to face its challenges • Realizing that the only person you have the power to change is yourself Practice of Ministry

    20. Chaos • Shifting identity and purpose • Permanent whitewater Practice of Ministry

    21. Responses to Chaos: Avoid Control Destroy Embrace Practice of Ministry

    22. When your church encounters chaotic situations, has its history been to. . .

    23. Practice of Ministry

    24. What were the responses to the reality of being stuck? What would be required to transform the reality of being stuck? Practice of Ministry

    25. Transformational Leaders • Assess current reality • Influence present and future opinion • Ask right questions • Teach new language • Align behavior and actions • Encourage Practice of Ministry

    26. Transformation A movement of hope into a future that is different from the past Practice of Ministry

    27. Christian Transformation Alignment with the future God has redeemed through Jesus Practice of Ministry

    28. Leaders Respond to present condition

    29. Transformational Leaders Shape present & future condition in alignment with a desired outcome Leaders Respond to present condition

    30. Christian Transformational Leaders Shape present and future condition in alignment with God’s redeemed future Transformational Leaders Shape present and future condition in alignment with a desired outcome Leaders Respond to present condition

    31. Stages of Congregational Life Thriving Progressing Plateau Wandering Dying Practice of Ministry

    32. Stages of Congregational Life Thriving Priority of outward mission aligning the focus of congregational life Practice of Ministry

    33. Stages of Congregational Life Progressing Responding to the priority of outward mission and beginning to align the focus of congregational life Practice of Ministry

    34. Stages of Congregational Life Plateau Maintaining the present routine of congregational life at the expense of outward mission Practice of Ministry

    35. Stages of Congregational Life Wandering Choosing to ignore the priority of outward mission by focusing on past congregational experiences Practice of Ministry

    36. Stages of Congregational Life Dying Disregarding the priority of outward mission by protecting the past Practice of Ministry

    37. Congregational Expectation of Leadership • Thriving – shape future identity (guide through uncharted water) • Progressing – shape present identity (stay on charted course) • Plateau – maintain comfort (keep from rocking) • Wandering – protect present identity by focusing on past (keep afloat) • Dying – protect past identity (go down with the ship - rearrange the deck chairs) Practice of Ministry

    38. Focus BEYOND F O C U S forming aligning C H A O S Non-Ordered CHAOS Ordered CHAOS wandering forgetting Focus WITHIN Practice of Ministry

    39. Are there particular doctrines that should be emphasized in specific times of a congregation’s life? Practice of Ministry

    40. How are the basic doctrines defining and shaping the practice of your ministry? Practice of Ministry

    41. How are you integrating theology into the practice of ministry? Practice of Ministry