Ministry Excellence Day @ CLCWWelcome and IntroductionThank you saints of God for your commitment in attending this workshop day entitled Ministry Excellence Day. As is suggested by the title of our gathering it is about two primary things; ministry and excellence. I wish to make it a worthwhile experience for you as I hope to achieve the following objectives;1. Redefine the bible’s meaning of the church2. Define the meaning of church growth3. Understanding your place in the church4. Where is the church goingThank you.
Ministry Excellence Day @ CLCWProgrammeSession 1 - The Biblical ChurchSession 2 - Church Growth DynamicsBreak - LunchSession 3 - The 3-Fold Church LifeSession 4 - The Future ChurchClose
Ministry Excellence Day @ CLCWCLCW Four-fold ObjectiveNo. 1 Vision‘building people, transforming lives’No. 2 Mission‘deliverance’ by Evangelism, ‘discipleship’ by Education,‘development’ by Empowerment and ‘deployment’ byEnterprising.No. 3 Ethos‘whole life whole man’No. 4 Assignment‘Worshipping God and serving men’
1The Biblical Church
The Biblical Church… is Called and GiftedEph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:Other Key TextMatt 28:19, Mk 16:15-18, Lu24:45-49, Acts 1:8 - Go…Acts 2:42-47 - Continue…Matt 4:19 - Follow... Matt 16:18 - Christ will build…
The Biblical Church… is Called and Gifted1. Apostles - Sent; a delegate, ambassador, commissioner; to plant, ground, establish the work of the church2. Prophets - Foreteller, vision, foresight, direction3. Evangelists - Preacher of the gospel4. Pastors - Shepherd; lead, feed, guide, protect the flock of God5. Teachers - Instructor, doctor, masterThe 5-fold ministry (so-called) has all that is needed to equip the church
The Biblical Church… is Called and Gifted• The 5-fold ministry is also a 5-fold gift for the local often displayed in the set leader of the house.• These gifts are key to the church’s ability to fulfil the Great Commission.Eph 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.• If the church does not have; - an Apostle there must till be apostolic order. - a Prophet there must still be prophetic leading for the church - a Pastor?? - Then sheep will be scattered - a Teacher there still needs to be teachingThe 5-fold ministry is key to establishing the purpose of the church
The Biblical Church… is Called to Perfection, to Serve and to Build upEph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some,prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors andteachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of theministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of theknowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, untothe measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
The Biblical Church… is Called to Perfection, to Serve and to Build up1. the perfecting of the saints - complete, furnishing; mental and moral state, Heb 6:1-22. the work of the ministry - Attend, Service, minister, relief3. edifying of the body of Christ - Structure, build up, confirmationThe saints (sacred, pure, blameless, holy) are calledto be perfected (by the 5-fold ministry) to do the workof the ministry
The Biblical Church… is Called to Perfection, Service and Building upEph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
The Biblical Church… is Called to Perfection, Service and Building up4. the unity of the faith - oneness, unanimity, Heb 10:255. the knowledge of the Son of God - recognition, full discernment, acknowledgement:6. a perfect man - complete, growth, mental and moral character, completeness, of full age7. the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ - Metre, limited portion, degree
The Biblical ChurchQuestions and Discussion?1.Are we being perfected?2.Are we doing the work of the ministry?3.Are we being built up as a body?4.Do we have the unity of the faith?5.Do we have the knowledge of the Son of God?6.Are we a perfect man?7.Are we in the full measure and stature of Christ?
The DNA of the Church The Church Doctrine Soul winning Fellowship Divine Favour Breaking Sharing Of Bread Prayers Worship Reverence Giving Wonders Single & Signs Vision Acts 2:42-47 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers 43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. 44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
The Biblical ChurchThe DNA of the Church Acts 2:42-47•There are 12 KEY functions of the church found in thispassage of text.•These functions were both personal and corporateexperiences and practices for the early church.•These functions can also be viewed as the DNA of theearly church, therefore it’s the model for all generations.•The church of the Kingdom must embrace the principlesand practice of this Model in order to fulfil the true vision ofthe Great Commission.
2Church Growth Dynamics
What is church growth? Leadership Giving Soul Winning Spiritual MinistrationRoles, Responsibilities, Members Giving; Encounters Weekend Prayer Counseling,Remits, Rotas, Priesthood, Temple, New birth encounter Educational House 2 House Development, PastoralRoutines, Activities & Missions, Financial Microcosm cell church Oversight, PastoralEvents, Training, Initiatives, protocols & for bringing FRAN’s to Covering, PastoralWorkshops, procedures. Christ Care & CounselingLeadership in church Workshops; people, Soul winners Club Pastoral Services &governance; church & money; Equipping with Pastors SocialsHow constituted, how biblical economics. Full Principles, Techniques * a contributory to thePolicies & procedures understanding of & Methods fellowship lifeare formed and applied. biblical tithing in the Street Teams local church. Reach, Preach & Teach the lost
Are there ingredients to church growth? Pastor People Place Personality The Church in Perspective Programmes Plans Projects
Who is in the church? Leaders Pastorsin Members in in Service Leadership Attendance Visitors Conversions PEOPLE IN CHURCH Youth &Young Disciples Baby / Children Sunday School Dedication
Journey through salvation Retention Deployment REDEMPTION Reconciled to GodCare Development REGENERATIONOrientation Grow in Grace & Knowledge Discipleship REPENTANCE Belief in the GospelInflux Reach Factor Conversions
Journey through leadership•Established in Ministry • Established in Leadership DEPLOYMENT Total Life/MIT•Recruitment & Training •Leadership Training DEVELOPMENT Development 4 Life•Ministry Induction • Leadership Induction DISCIPLESHIP Milk of the Word• Corporate Ministry • Corporate Participation Growth Curve
3The 3-Fold Church Life
What is the 3-fold church life? Leisure Travel Sports Health & Fitness Entertainment Fellowship Care Prayer Counselling Bible Studies Visitations Worship Prayer Praise & Worship The Word Prophetic Ministration
Living the worship life
Living the fellowship life • Those in your Reaching FRAN’s • To common Relating vision • To common Responding needs
What is ministry life?GovernmentalMinistries Operational Ministries The Pastoral Office Occupational The Executive Ministries Boards Business & Administration Congregational Committees, Levitical & Liturgical Ministries Groups & Temple Forums Ministries Ministries Transformational Evangelism & Ministries Church Growth Pastoral Demographic Ministries • Total Life Groups Education & Training Academy Culture & Leisure Community World Mission Millennium Commission
4The Future Church
The CLCW VisionThe churchansweredreadeth it.said, Write the vision, and make it plainHab 2:2 And the LORD is a Visionupon tables, that he may run that me, and1. Establish a House of Worship exuberant in Worship, prophetic Word andeffective in our Witness of Christ.2. Establish a Learning Academy for equipping and empowering everyonefrom babes in Christ to leaders of the 5-fold ministry and into the global community.3. Engage in World Missions’ responding to local and international reliefthrough aid agencies and bringing the power of the gospel to remote regions of theworld.4. Engage in ‘Transformation 4 Communities’ reaching, relating and respondingto needs through programmes and projects for all in the community.5. Establish the Total Life Centre for engaging in community empowermentand lifestyle.6. Establish a 8 -year ‘2020 Millennium Commission’ social enterprising planfor church and community as a ‘change the future’ agenda to impact the social capital.7. Build a 100 Year Legacy Portfolio of churches, schools, homes,multiplexes and businesses for community transformation and empowerment.
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