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  • 1. Team Spain 2010 Planting church where none exists
  • 2. We need you…
    • We are building a team
    • Pray and invest!
    • Sacrifice/Kingdom
    • “ The worst of times are the best of times for missions” John Piper
  • 3. Avant Ministries Short-Cycle Church Planting
    • A strategic, God enabled process which seeks to continuously shorten the time needed to develop a mature church.
    Short-cycle is not short term
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  • 5. Spain
    • 40 million people
    • Government is parliamentary monarchy
    • Led by King Juan Carlos since 1975
    • Less than 2% evangelical
    • 98% Catholic, nominal at best
    • Five regions, five languages
    • The least reached region is Castile Leon
    • Valladolid – 400,000 (600,000 in the province or county)
    • .1% believers in Valladolid
  • 6. Valladolid
    • Former capitol of Spain 1469-1561
    • Isabella and Ferdinand married here 1469
    • Queen Isabella financed Columbus
    • Christopher Columbus died here in 1506
    • The inquisition and inquisitors
    • A city in bondage/darkness
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  • 10. Church of San Pablo, Valladolid
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  • 13. Our Task… Make disciples among Spaniards and lead them to do the same …start a church planting movement in five years or less.
  • 14. How is it possible?
    • “ But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”
    • Mat 19:26
    • “ Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth”
    • Mark 9:23
  • 15. Four elements of church planting
    • The power of the gospel
    • Divine serendipity
    • God’s ability
    • Prayer
  • 16. Short-Cycle Church planting utilizes and values the creative synergy of a team of individuals using these five operating principles…
    • Simultaneous Activity – non sequential
    • High Trust – in members and Holy Spirit
    • Overt Witness – early and often
    • Restricted Scope –only do what only we can do
    • Tactical advantage – leverage to accelerate efforts
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    • “ God is waiting for a generation who is willing to pray as much as it takes, give as much as they have and Go as far as He ask…
    • let us be the end of His waiting”
  • 18. Points for Prayer…
    • Build a base team for prayer/support
    • Wisdom to lead the team
    • Personal support to be at 100% by September
    • Team support to grow together so we can arrive within a few weeks of each other
    • Our Family
    • Language learning
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