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Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
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  • {"5":"Jesus said, “Go..”\nHow many believe this is the Mission statement of the Church? How many believe that it is the Mission statement of your church? \nYou see, Jesus was sent on a Mission; God is still on that Mission, and He has called us to be on that Mission. \n","9":"Now let’s look at statistics that define the Maintenance Culture Church\n1. You know what church transfer is, don’t you? Yeah, church hoppers, cruisamanics; steeple chasers; flakes.\n98% of all growth in the American Church is church transfer.\nEvery Sunday in every church we minister in, we discover that is true.\n2. Every pastor is busy, and every core worker is over worked. However, in all of our business, we are fulfilling the Mission that Jesus gave us by only 2%.\n3. What I mean by barren people is-- they are good Christians, go to church, read their bible, pray. Yet, they have not personally been involved in someone’s salvation in years, if ever.\n4. We are not effective in keeping people in our churches.\n5. 80% of American churches are non-growing.\nEconomists would call the church a “Non-Growth Industry”. You don’t invest in a non-growth industry. The church is like the steel companies 20 years ago. We are on the back side of the power curve and people are laughing. \nAs pastors we are the CEOs of a non-growth industry. what are we going to do about it? If we don’t do something we are going to become like the steel industry. \nDoes your church have the Maintenance Culture symptoms?\nThe Acts church was a mission driven church: “The word of the Lord spread and the number of disciples multiplied greatly.” The Acts Church multiplied disciples, they did not maintain members. \nDoes your church have the Maintenance Culture statistics?\n"}
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    • 1. THE MISSION DRIVEN CHURCH “Maintenance or Mission” John 10:16
    • 2. John 10:16 (16a) (16b) (16c) (16d) OUTLINE The Providence of “Others” The Pursuing of “Others” The Proclaiming to “Others” The Potential of “Others”
    • 3. THE “OTHERS” OF OUR CHURCH MINISTRY Uttermost “Others”….. over there Samaria “Others”……. out there Judea “Others”………. around here Jerusalem “Others”…. in here *Guests That Jesus “Brings In”! *Do They Hear His Voice “In Here”?
    • 4. The Mission Statement Of The Church This Great Commission of Christ is The Mission Statement for Every Local Church! Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 We must ask ourselves, “If the Mission of the Church is to be fulfilled, what do we do?”…..
    • 5. !!! CHANGE !!! If we keep doin’ what we’re doin’ we’ll keep gettin’ what we’re gettin’! CHANGE FOR THE SAKE OF CHANGE IS WRONG! CHANGE FOR THE SAKE OF IMPROVEMENT IS RIGHT!
    • 6. HOW WILL YOU RESPOND? Which Disciple Are you Like? Change-Leader (like Peter) … Faith to see the need for Change and Lead Others Thru It! Change-Agent (like Andrew) … Faith to go along with Change and Help Others Follow! Change-Resistor (like Thomas) … Fear of Change and the Spreading of Doubt to Others! Change-Rejector (like Judas) … Fear of any Change and Willing to Betray to Avoid It!
    • 7. STATISTICS OF THE MAINTENANCE CULTURE 98% of all growth in the American church is from church transfer, not conversion. 2% fulfillment of Jesus’ Mission Statement. 95% of all Christians are not making disciples. 80% of churches retain 5% or less of their visitors, who are “white” unto harvest. 80% of churches are not growing in number.
    • 8. Maintenance Driven Church Standards • • • • • • Worship Service Attendance Sunday School Attendance Success of Programs & Activities Beauty of the Building & Grounds Giving To The General Fund Giving To The Missions Fund We Must Get Back To “Harvest” Principles And Abandon “Hold-Down-The-Fort” Principles
    • 9. Mission Driven Church Standards • Worshiping / Serving In Spirit & Truth • Growing in Grace & Knowledge of Christ • Success of Evangelism / Disciple-Making • Using Building & Grounds to Glorify God • Giving Your All to the Local Church • Giving Your All to the Mission Field Harvest” Principles = Growth “Hold-Down-The-Fort” Principles = Defeat
    • 10. COMPARISON Maintenance Values Mission Values Nice People Spiritual People Attendance Parishioners Works-Led Self-Focused Meetings Weak Leaders Settling For Less Availability Disciple-Makers Spirit-Led Others-Focused Gatherings Strong Leaders Expecting More
    • 11. The Overall Affect of a “Ministry to Guests” A Ministry To Guests… Can Affect… THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH! THE MORALE OF THE CHURCH! THE MINISTRIES OF THE CHURCH! THE MOMENTUM OF THE CHURCH! THE MONEY MATTERS OF THE CHURCH!
    • 12. YOU CAN BE PART OF THE PROCESS…….OF GOD’S PLAN FOR A PERSON 1. A Decision for Christ is Made! 2. A Disciple of Christ is Made! 3. A Disciple-Maker for Christ is Made!
    • 13. Prioritizing prayer It All Starts With Prayer Pray About “Others”… *Tell God You Know They’re Out There! Pray For “Others”… *Ask God To Bring Them In Here! Pray With “Others”… *Serve God By Caring For Them!
    • 14. The approach THE PURPOSE: To Make Disciples THE PEOPLE: Church Guests THE PLAN: *Looking For Needy People …. Meeting At The Door *Loving The Needy People …. Meeting The People *Leading The Needy People … Meeting The Need GOD SENDS GUESTS TO OUR CHURCH SO WE CAN MEET THEIR NEEDS AND MAKE DISCIPLES
    • 15. MINISTERING TO OUR JERUSALEM “OTHERS” Polite Gr eeting…Courtesy BODY Personal Interest…Connection SOUL Pr ayerful Concer n…Compassion SPIRIT *Polite – “This person is being nice to me!” *Personal – “This person is interested in me!” *Prayerful – “This person is concerned about me!”
    • 16. THE WELCOME MINISTRY attitude & approach The Attitude…..“Every church guest is a potential disciple!” The Approach….. * Courtesy Questions * Connection Comments * Compassionate Communication
    • 17. THE WELCOME MINISTRY Courtesy Questions * The Greeting Question * The Guidance Question * The Gracious Question “Hello, my name is _______, what’s yours?” “Can I help you find…..your SS class?” …..the Sanctuary?” “How are you feeling today?”
    • 18. THE WELCOME MINISTRY Connection Comments * The Providential Comment * The Partnership Comment * The Paperwork Comment “I’m glad the Lord brought you here today!” “I’m here to help you if you have any needs!” “I’d appreciate it you could fill out this Guest Card and feel free to write down a prayer request!”
    • 19. THE WELCOME MINISTRY Compassionate Communication * The Polite Communication * The Personal Communication * The Prayerful Communication “Nice to meet you…hope you were blessed today!” “I’m glad you came…we’re here to care for you!” “I noticed the prayer request on your Guest Card; can I have a short prayer with you about it?”
    • 20. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? 1. Repentance…….from a Maintenance 2. Rededication…...to a Mission Driven 3. Restoration……..of a Mission Driven 4. Revival…………. with Mission Driven Driven Church Mind-set ! Church Model ! Church Ministry ! Church Manifestations !

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