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  • Best of all . . . it’s people well equipped for the joy of sharing their faith with friends and neighbors, seeing them receive Christ and bringing them to a church that knows how to produce mature disciples. It’s seeing the Great Commission being fulfilled in that country because not only do we equip pastors to equip their own churches, but also to equip other pastors to do the same.
  • In Zambia the results are every bit as striking . . . If not more. And 10 new centers planned.
  • One of the unique aspects of this plan is the way it has been designed to be self propagating.
  • One of the unique aspects of this plan is the way it has been designed to be self propagating.

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  • The State of the Church Why Intentional Discipleship is Important
  • While most churches "believe" in making disciples, very few are effectively making them. Bob Gilliam the Problem President T-Net International
  • the Problem “ In some places the church is growing strongly, but even there the problem is that of growth without depth . In short, the church lacks proper discipleship… Our zeal to go wider has not been matched by a commitment to go deeper.” John Stott First International Consultation on Discipleship, Eastbourne, England.
  • the Problem “ Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ .” Dietrich Bonhoeffer “ The Cost of Discipleship” (p. 67)
  • the Problem “ Enough of the church has accepted a non-discipleship Christianity to render it ineffective at its primary task : the transformation of individuals and communities into the image of Christ.” Bill Hull Founder T-Net International
  • the Problem “ It is hard for non-Christians to understand Christianity since few born again individuals model a biblical faith…. Believers are largely indistinguishable from non-believers in how they think and live.” George Barna “ Growing True Disciples” (p. 63)
  • the Problem
  • the Problem
  • the Problem “ Discipleship does not happen simply because a church exists. It occurs when there is an intentional and strategic thrust to facilitate spiritual maturity.” George Barna “ Growing True Disciples” (p. 47)
  • the Problem “ There is a tremendous need for a more intentional focus on the discipleship process and for definition to the desired outcomes of such a process. Given the proper motivation, it seems that most believers would be willing to commit to a more demanding regimen of spiritual development.” George Barna “ Growing True Disciples” (p. 47)
  • Jesus on Disciplemaking
  • go Make? The Great Commission What did Jesus tell us to make?
  • go Make? Jesus told us to make…
    • Disciples…
  • go Make? Rabbinical Schools and Discipleship
    • The disciple …
      • Chose to submit to his teacher
      • Memorize his teacher’s words
      • Learn his teacher’s way of ministry
      • Imitate his teacher’s life
      • Expected to find his
      • own disciples
  • go Make? Jesus and Discipleship
    • The disciple …
      • Submits to a leader who teaches him to follow Jesus
      • Learns Jesus’ words
      • Learns Jesus’ way of doing ministry
      • Imitates Jesus’ life and character
      • Finds and teaches disciples to follow Jesus
  • go Make? Jesus told us to make…
    • Disciples…
    • Who obey…
    • All I have commanded you…
  • go Make? The Training Phases How did Jesus Himself make disciples?
  • training Phases time commitment Come & See 15 months Remain in Me Life Follow Me 9 months Be with Me 2 years
  • training Phases Low Commitment Organized around events Focuses on beliefs and “point-in-time” behaviors An emphasis on attraction Two-fold goal—Salvation and build commitment Come See and
  • training Phases Heightened commitment From basic beliefs to basic habits Shift from interest in ministry to involvement in ministry Intent: to make the disciple a fisher of men Prayer ~ Witnessing ~ Bible study Financial stewardship Follow Me
  • training Phases Heightened commitment—to the death Shift from ministry involvement to ministry leadership Focus on more advanced habits and character Greater need to spend quality time with a disciplemaker Be Me with
  • training Phases Discipleship does not end after three years! Remain Me in
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  • The Role of the Church How did Jesus tell US to do it ?
  • the Church of the Role from
  • the Church of the Role from
  • the Church of the Role from
  • the Church of the Role from
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  • The Disciplemaking Church and Its Barriers
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  • Church Warehouse vs Factory Warehouse Church Factory Church Goal To collect and store material without negative changes, and to keep it in storage as long as possible. To obtain raw material, process it into a more valuable product and get it out into the world as quickly as possible. Purpose of Pastor To collect material into the warehouse, store it in small rooms, and try to keep it there in good condition. To act as a foreman to lead factory workers. To get as much raw material from outside the factory as possible. To change it and get it back out of the factory. Needed Inside Many rooms and a small maintenance staff. A process for material to go through, machinery (intentional programs) to transform the material. Trained workers to run the machinery. Results Material inside doesn’t change. Material inside is effectively changed and becomes useful to the owner.
  • Church Institutionalized Focus = Leader Development = Power = Personal Spiritual Growth = Root Values = Preaching and Maintenance Same people rotate to new positions by nomination Board/Committee/Tenure Sunday School; “Fellowship” Groups Tradition; Relational Caste System The
  • Church Institutionalized
    • No intentionality of product or process.
    • People/ministry resources severely limited to staff/board who try to do it all but fail.
    • Not enough proximity and accountability to build commitment.
    • Values but not behaviors are developed in members.
    • Models are compromised and impurities are legitimized and replicated.
    • Commitment polarizes based on individual discipline.
    • World sees hypocrisy and is not attracted.
    • Church leaders are frustrated and burned out.
    Results of Institutionalization The
  • Church Voluntary Association
    • Symptoms
    • Democratic model of government not NT principles
    • Of the people, by the people and for the people
    • Purpose = Retain as many people as possible
    • Results
    • Stuck in the Status Quo!
    The
  • Church Unintentional The
  • Church Unintentional The
    • Symptoms
    • Church leaders don’t know what a disciple looks like
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  • Church Unintentional The
    • Symptoms
    • Church leaders don’t know what a disciple looks like
    • Church leaders never been trained and don’t know how to make a disciple
    • Church leaders don’t know how church programs work together or how to organize a church to make disciples
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  • WWJD? Give up? or Get Going?
  • An Evaluation of Our Church
  • Intentional Disciple Making “ Follow Me” “ Come & See” Evangelizing Establishing Equipping “ Be with Me” Enabling “ Remain in Me” Q 25-26 Questions 18-24 Questions 11-17 Questions 1-10
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  • Principles for Whole-Church Disciplemaking Part 1: Building Relationships
  • Building Relationships Building Relationships that… Make Disciples Using the Local Church Hi! Hello?
  • Church Infrastructure Pre-Christian Disciple Church Activities Interaction
  • Church Infrastructure Infrastructure Church infrastructure is the organization of the church to develop healthy relationships and effective numerical and spiritual growth, so that healthy disciples are continually produced . of Principles
  • Impact Relationships The Second Great Commandment Love your neighbor as yourself that Issues
  • Impact Relationships Three levels of relationships Unity Fellowship Intimacy that Issues
  • Impact Relationships develop relationships 1. The Principle of 70 that Issues Four principles necessary to Hello? What WAS his name again?? ????
  • Impact Relationships develop relationships 2. The Principle of 17 that Issues Four principles necessary to Help?
  • Impact Relationships develop relationships 3. The Principle of Competition that Issues Four principles necessary to ??
  • Impact Relationships develop relationships 4. The Principle of Continuation that Issues Four principles necessary to
  • Group Sizes
  • Impact Relationships Four issues to clarify 1. Complexity is necessary in larger churches. 2. The functions of each size of group are different. 3. A cell is not an evangelistic bible study. 4. Cell closure is an asset , not a liability. that Issues
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  • Neighbor Nudge Exercise
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  • I N T E R N A T I O N A L
  • is an international Christian training organization whose mission is to coach pastors and church leaders to finish the Great Commission locally, regionally, globally . I N T E R N A T I O N A L MISSION T-Net
  • To return the to its disciplemaking roots. I N T E R N A T I O N A L P U R P O S E Church
  • To train and deploy 150 staff members who will train 17% of all churches in North America and 350 international staff who will train 2,000,000 international pastors, capable of training all other churches in the world. 500 I N T E R N A T I O N A L V I S I O N 17%
  • M E T H O D I N T E R N A T I O N A L To teach, train and coach church leadership teams through The Pathway to Enhanced Disciplemaking
  • I N T E R N A T I O N A L PRINCIPLES
    • Process Oriented
    • Uses Principles of Change
    • Trains a Team
    • Trains According to Church Size
    • Uses an Experienced Guide
    • Excellent Content
  • IDW OHT 45
  • I N T E R N A T I O N A L M O D U L E S Pre-Training Thursday 8:30-6:00 Friday 8:30 - 4:30 Pastors/Staff (only): Principles to make you more effective in coaching your church. Meeting 1 Friday 6:30 pm - Saturday 6:00 pm M1- Exegesis of Great Commission M2 – Christ’s Training Phases M3 - Spiritual Disciplines M4 - Definition of Disciple Meeting 2 Friday 6:30 - 9:30 pm (Optional) Saturday 9:00 - 5:30 pm M13A - BAG Group Modeling Experience (Friday Night) M8 - Leading Your Church Through Change I M11 - Developing Initial Disciplemakers M12 - Fast Tracking Disciplemakers Establishing the Foundation of a Disciplemaking Church Meeting 3 Friday 6:00 - 10:00 (Pastor’s Only) Saturday 9:00 - 5:30 pm M9 - Stewardship Principles (Friday Night) M7 - Revival, Reformation, Repentance M5 - Principles of Infrastructure M6 - Disciplemaking Infrastructure M10 - Leading Your Church Through Change II Meeting 4 Friday 6:30 - 9:30 pm (Optional) Saturday 9:00 - 5:30 pm Model Covenant B Group Experience (Friday Night) M13 - Putting Evangelism Back into Disciplemaking M19 - Using Open Groups for Disciplemaking Meeting 5 Friday 6:30 - 9:30 pm (Optional) Saturday 9:00 - 5:30 pm Model ABF Experience (Friday Night) M16 - Building Commitment M17 - Using Sunday Schools and Middle Sized Groups for Disciplemaking Meeting 6 Friday 6:30 - 9:30 pm (Optional) Saturday 9:00 - 5:30 pm Model Covenant A Group Experience (Friday Night) M14 - Open Groups and Evangelism M15 - Inviting Strategies and Seeking Strategies M18 - Philosophy of Ministry The Worldwide Ministry of Disciplemaking (Overseas Training Opportunities) Maximizing and Multiplying Disciplemaking Using Your Church Meeting 7 Friday 6:30 - 9:30 pm (Optional) Saturday 9:00 - 5:30 pm
    • Model Ministry Community Experience (Friday Night)
    • M21 - Helping People Keep Their Commitments
    • Creating a Safe Environment for Accountability
    • M22 - Launching a Ministry Community
    • M23 – Assimilation and Attraction Strategies
    Meeting 8 Friday 6:30 - 9:30 pm (Optional) Saturday 9:00 - 5:30 pm Model OAG Experience (Friday Night) M24 - Toward Convergence: Refining and Completing Infrastructure M25 - Multiplying Through Apprenticing Meeting 9 Saturday 9:00 - 5:30 pm M26 – “Whole-Church” Outreach Strategies: Locally, Regionally, and World Wide M27 - Troubleshooting & Maximizing the Disciplemaking Process Survey/Evaluation of Process and Presenters
  • I N T E R N A T I O N A L Financial Policy WHAT ABOUT COSTS? T-Net is a missions organization . We presently have training centers in Haiti, Bolivia, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Congo. DRC, Zambia, Chad, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, South Africa, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Canada .......... … ..AND THE UNITED STATES!
  • I N T E R N A T I O N A L Financial Policy Because we are a missions organization, we have a faith-based policy in the United States – just like we are in the rest of the world. Therefore, there are: NO SET FEES FOR OUR MINISTRY ! WHAT ABOUT COSTS?
  • I N T E R N A T I O N A L Financial Policy FINANCIAL POLICY
    • COVER OUR ACTUAL TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY COSTS (individually or collectively as a group)
    • SUPPORT T-NET MONTHLY FROM THE MISSIONS BUDGET OF YOUR CHURCH.
    • We will provide your church with a copy of our budget, our needs and a suggested donation level, just like any missions organization.
    • You decide on the support level.
  • Put yourself in this picture!
    • The Challenge: Equip Pastors for Intentional Disciplemaking around the World.
      • There are 2-3 Million pastors overseas with no formal preparation.
      • Most internationals will never be able to attend Bible College or Seminary.
    The Solution: Trained Leaders
  • How Does This Work? The Solution: Trained Leaders Identify a region where pastors have little or no formal training
  • How Does This Work? The Solution: Trained Leaders 25 to 30 national pastors are gathered for a training center
  • How Does This Work? The Solution: Trained Leaders A pastor or team from an Intentional Disciplemaking Church teaches the first training center. . .
  • How Does This Work? Sharing out of their own experience, they coach each church leader to apply disciplemaking principles.
  • How Does This Work? Pastors then go back to churches like this to begin applying Christlike methods and principles.
  • Fulfilling the Great Commission It’s people . . . equipped to share their faith with friends and neighbors, seeing them receive Christ and bringing them to a church that knows how to produce mature disciples.
  • The Solution: Trained Leaders How Well Does T-Net Work?
    • In Zambia (after only 8 months of training)
    • Results: The 29 pastors reported:
      • 680 Converts Assimilated into their Churches
      • 464 Members trained How to Study the Bible
      • 492 Members started Disciplemaking Groups
      • 10 New Centers Planned
    The Solution: Trained Leaders
  • How Well Does T-Net Work?
    • In Chennai, India (after 2 years of training)
    • Results: The 10 pastors reported:
      • 4,015 Converts Baptized
      • 5,472 Members trained in Evangelism
      • 1,650 In Disciplemaking Groups
      • 103 New Churches Planted!
      • 246 Pastors in 12 New Indian Led Centers
    The Solution: Trained Leaders
  • Pastors are equipped to start their own centers and train others independently.
  • Resulting Multiplication Generation # Trainers # Pastors Trained First 1 25 Second 5 125 Third 25 625 Fourth 125 3,125 Pastors are equipped to start their own centers and train others independently.
  • I N T E R N A T I O N A L R E S U L T S • Average results • Specific examples • Testimonies
  • I N T E R N A T I O N A L “ T-Net uses an approach which trains and builds a team of leaders in your church over a long period of time. It is not just a seminar but a training process to equip and coach leaders until your church has an ever expanding team of disciplemakers.” -Howard Hendricks, Author, As Iron Sharpens Iron R E S U L T S
    • Wins 80% more persons to Christ and their church a year.
    • Sees 5 times more involvement in intentional disciplemaking.
    • Follows an intentional strategy for using every program in the church to make disciples.
    • Increases financial stewardship.
    I N T E R N A T I O N A L R E S U L T S The Average Church Completing T-Net...
  • I N T E R N A T I O N A L “ T-Net understands that the way to grow healthy, balanced churches is through a people-building process rather than church programs. Listen and learn from them.” -Rick Warren, Author of The Purpose Driven Church R E S U L T S
  • I N T E R N A T I O N A L R E S U L T S • Specific examples • Testimonies
  • I N T E R N A T I O N A L
    • • Lead your church to decide
    • to enter the T-Net process. Use T-Net
    • video to help.
    • Join the next T-Net Center
    Where do we go from here? • Transform your local church into an intentional disciplemaking church. • Train other churches to become intentional disciplemaking churches. Next Steps
  • I N T E R N A T I O N A L We ask you to partner with us as we obey Christ and finish the Great Commission!
    • When churches need to get ready before being trained
    • When churches are ready to be trained
    • When churches need coaching to maximize ministry after training .
    I N T E R N A T I O N A L TIMING T-NET CAN HELP CHURCHES AT THREE STAGES
  • Churches need to get ready I N T E R N A T I O N A L TIMING HELPING THE PASTOR GET READY 1. Personal vision development 2. Personal time/life management 3. Effectively managing others 4. Other personal issues
  • Churches need to get ready I N T E R N A T I O N A L TIMING HELPING THE CHURCH GET READY
    • Assessing the Need
        • Church Survey and Diagnostic Analysis
    • Casting the Vision
    • Master Plan Process
    • When churches need to get ready before being trained
    • When churches are ready to be trained
    • When churches need coaching to maximize ministry after training .
    I N T E R N A T I O N A L TIMING T-NET CAN HELP CHURCHES AT THREE TIMES
  • I N T E R N A T I O N A L How can we help you become strong, effective and intentional in finishing the Great Commission?
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  • Principles for Whole-Church Disciplemaking Part 2: Building Ministries that make Disciples
  • Building Ministries Building Ministries that… Make Disciples Using the Local Church Hi! Hello?
  • Impact Tasks Myer’s Law The church grows both in number and in meaningfulness to members as the number of face-to-face groups is increased . - Richard Myers that Issues
  • Impact Tasks Corollary One A church grows numerically as the number of outreach (open) groups are multiplied. that Issues
  • Open Groups vs Sunday School
  • Impact Tasks Corollary Two A church grows spiritually as the number of inreach (closed) groups is multiplied. that Issues
  • Impact Tasks Principle of Sequential Programming that Issues
  • Impact Tasks that Issues Segmentation S.
  • Church Infrastructure
  • Church Infrastructure
  • Church Infrastructure
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  • Questions and Answers
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  • Remembering what you said “ YES” to
  • The Parable of the Lake and the River
  • Numerical Growth Church
    • Approach : Focus on quantity of persons in the church.
    • Problem : Lack of quality leadership; Lack of commitment; most “audit” Christianity; no disciples.
  • Facility and Location Church
    • Approach : Depend on new facilities and location to fill the church.
    • Problem : Architectural evangelism does not win converts or make disciples. Commitment is not built.
  • Preaching Center Church
    • Approach : Preach the Word, and expect individuals to do the rest.
    • Problem : Teaching alone is not adequate to build habits and commitment. This builds knowledgeable, disobedient disciples.
  • Fellowship Group Church
    • Approach : Develop small groups for Bible study and assimilation.
    • Problem : Groups that do not focus on building habits in a sequential approach do not build commitment or disciples.
  • “ Let Go and Let God” Church
    • Approach : Making disciples is God’s responsibility. We just passively create an environment for commitment to develop.
    • Problem : The Great Commission says, “Go and make disciples.” Building commitment requires pro-active responsibility on our part.
  • One-to-One Discipleship
    • Approach : Pastor uses one-on-one method, hoping others will follow his example.
    • Problem : 80% can’t/won’t carry on the process. Less than 20% of church ever gets impacted or grows commitment.
  • Disciplemaking Church
    • Approach : Pastor trains group leaders, who involve total church in group discipleship.
    • Problem : Takes two to four years to establish.
  • Your Commission
    • Transform your “lake” into a “river” that runs uphill-
    • BUILD COMMITMENT!
    • DON’T EVER LET ANYONE TELL YOU IT CAN’T BE DONE!
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