Spain team presentation 080310


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Spain team presentation 080310

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