Evangelism Strategies

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Ecclesia National Gathering 2010
The Life and Work of a Missional Leader
Focused Session
Bob and Mary Hopkins

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Evangelism Strategies

  1. 1. The Life & Work of a Missional Leader<br />Developing a Contextual Church<br />Focused Session #1 & #4<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />– A clear mission focus<br />– Understanding that context<br />– Its about people on a journey<br />– 8 strategic principles<br />– A simple planning tool<br />– Know & use your evangelists<br />
  3. 3. 1. A clear mission Focus<br />Jesus knew who he was called to & prioritised everything to that<br />
  4. 4. Mission Effectiveness Keys<br />1.The Chosen Mission Field<br />clearly identified<br />then it can be researched and understood<br />2.The Mission Force (leader & team)<br />size suitable to the chosen field<br />committed to engage with the chosen field<br />3.The Engagement Strategy<br />appropriate to the mission field<br />achievable by the mission force<br />These 3 should match up<br />
  5. 5. “Mission Match-making”<br />Mission Field<br />Mission Strategy<br />Mission Force<br />The three parties<br />
  6. 6. “Mission Match-making”<br />Mission Field<br />Mission Strategy<br />Mission Force<br />Partial Connection<br />
  7. 7. “Mission Match-making”<br />Mission Marriage<br />Each fully connected = coherence<br />This can then result in incarnational mission<br />
  8. 8. 2. Know Culture & Context<br />Jesus listened and studied the culture & considered the multitudes<br />
  9. 9. 5 Stages of Listening<br /><ul><li>What do we know already?
  10. 10. Initial Research
  11. 11. Deeper Listening
  12. 12. Reflection and testing God’s call
  13. 13. Presentation and action</li></li></ul><li>3. People are on a journey<br />Jesus knew that fruitful evangelism was leaving people closer to the Kingdom<br />
  14. 14. Practical Unbelief<br />Awareness of Christianity<br />Wanting to know more<br />Discovering the facts<br />Admitting a need<br />Making a response<br />Established relationship with God<br />Established in fellowship & ministry<br />The Stages ofFaith<br />Sowing, Reaping, Keeping<br />11<br />
  15. 15. Sowing<br />Reaping<br />Keeping<br />Time – essence of the process<br />“Sowing is the harder work” – Why?<br />12<br />
  16. 16. Key to the Journey<br />Relationships the key to evangelism<br />It’s an accompanied journey<br />
  17. 17. GROUP EXERCISES – Part 1<br />On your tables share what in your church plant has been most fruitful:<br /><ul><li>In the engagement your church plant has done with your chosen mission context?
  18. 18. The encouragements you have seen in conversion growth
  19. 19. How many evangelists do you have?
  20. 20. What prayer have you focussed on mission</li></ul>Time: 10 mins<br />
  21. 21. The Octagon<br />The Octagon<br />Mission & Evangelism<br />8 principles =<br />A Strategic Framework<br />4 pairs across the shape<br />Incorporated in “Lifeshapes” (Mike Breen)<br />
  22. 22. 4.8 strategic Principles<br />The Octagon<br />
  23. 23. The Key<br />Person<br />of<br />Peace<br />Unlocks the Process!<br />
  24. 24. PERCEPTION: LOVING DISCERNMENT<br />Q1 Confirm the chemistry<br />Q2 How far back? Where are they...<br />“feeling the temperature”<br /> “testing the soil”<br />Q3 How fast moving?<br />“dormant seed”<br />“a hungry heart”<br />
  25. 25. WHERE ARE THEY?<br />Sowing<br />Reaping<br />Keeping<br />how are they progressing?<br />always be prepared... 1 Peter 3:15 …but…<br />with gentleness and respect<br />
  26. 26. NOT ALL RELATIONSHIPS ARE THE SAME<br />PassingRelationships<br />THE SPRINT<br />Person <br />of<br />Peace<br />
  27. 27. PASSING PEOPLE - THE SPRINT<br />Brief contact… little relationship<br /><ul><li> bus stop, train, airport
  28. 28. shopping, supermarket queue
  29. 29. encounter on servant evangelism
  30. 30. party contact
  31. 31. supplier, caller at work</li></li></ul><li>NOT ALL RELATIONSHIPS ARE THE SAME<br />THE MARATHON<br />PermanentRelationships<br />Person <br />of<br />Peace<br />
  32. 32. PERMANENT PEOPLE - THE MARATHON<br />Ongoing contact… deep relationship<br /><ul><li> workmates
  33. 33. family
  34. 34. neighbours
  35. 35. friends, sport & leisure</li></ul>Defined by contact frequency & levels of trust<br />
  36. 36. TWO ACTIONS OF THE GOSPEL<br />proclamation<br />Person <br />Proclamation<br />of<br />Peace<br />The words we share<br />
  37. 37. TWO ACTIONS OF THE GOSPEL<br />presence<br />Person <br />Presence<br />of<br />Peace<br />The life we live<br />
  38. 38. Case Study - Story<br />Mary – Her evangelising experience<br />What she wished she had known!<br />
  39. 39. Person <br />of<br />Power<br />Peace<br /><ul><li> God’s “ZIP” factor</li></li></ul><li>POWER - EXAMPLES<br />Change in Circumstances<br />Crisis<br />Healing Prayer<br />Prayer for Encounter<br />First Baby!<br />Visions<br />Prophetic Insights<br /><ul><li> God’s “ZIP” factor</li></li></ul><li>Person <br />of<br />Preparation<br />Peace<br /><ul><li> Our Work with Him</li></li></ul><li>5.The “Funnel”<br />A simple Planning Tool<br />
  40. 40. max n……………. <br />min g………………<br />S1<br />S2<br /> <br />S3<br />prayer<br />max g…………….<br />min n………………<br />R<br />K<br />POOLS FOR FISHING... STEPPING STONES<br />the “inverted pyramid principle”<br />Aim of S1: “God is good and we’re ok.”<br />
  41. 41. S1<br />S2<br /> <br />A L P H A<br />Create lots of contacts to invite<br />S3<br />R<br />Alpha-style church<br />K<br />LIMITS TO PROCESSES LIKE ALPHA<br />
  42. 42. YOUR “POOL IDEAS”<br />2. Unchurched youth<br />1. Men in the pub<br />4. Your choice<br />3. Retired people<br />
  43. 43. GROUP EXERCISES – Part 2<br />On your tables share in 2’s & 3’s:<br /><ul><li>What new insights have these principles given you?
  44. 44. Reflect on how you may modify or add to your strategy for mission engagement and evangelism?
  45. 45. Can you take the planning tool and work with it in your MSC for your mission context?</li></ul>Time: 15 mins<br />Lets hear from some of you!<br />
  46. 46. The Octagon<br />Story time Mr X<br />Person of Peace<br />
  47. 47. Story time Mrs Y<br />Person of Peace<br />
  48. 48. 6.Your Evangelists<br />Know who they are & use them!<br />
  49. 49. THE ROLE OF EVANGELIST<br /><ul><li> it’s in the name
  50. 50. an “apportionment” of Christ’s ministry
  51. 51. different types of evangelist</li></ul> - people gatherers<br /> - proclaimers<br /><ul><li> leaders may have to fulfil this role</li></li></ul><li>EVANGELIST’S PRIMARY PLACE<br />Mobilizing the whole church in evangelism<br /><ul><li> working against a stereotype
  52. 52. we push them out!
  53. 53. the biblical vision... Eph 4:11-12
  54. 54. how to get them back at the heart of the church’s mission
  55. 55. Philip the evangelist proves the rule!</li></ul>Set in, supported by and stimulating the whole church<br />
  56. 56. Pastor<br />Evangelist<br />Pastor<br />Evangelist<br />Teacher<br />Prophet<br />Teacher<br />Prophet<br />Apostle<br />Apostle<br />Eph 4: 7-8 & 11-13 <br />
  57. 57. Case Study - Story<br />Mary – How an Iranian msc was born<br />The work of the evangelist & people gatherer<br />
  58. 58. GROUP EXERCISES – Part 3<br />On your tables share together:<br /><ul><li>Do you know who your evangelists are?
  59. 59. Should you pray in an evangelist/people gatherer
  60. 60. Are there new ways you could use your evangelists to mobilise the whole MSC?</li></ul>Time: 10 mins<br />
  61. 61. Q & A - OUT<br />Q’s of clarification on this aspect<br />
  62. 62. Story to illustrate<br />Stepping Stones<br />Reaching families in easy steps<br />
  63. 63. Stepping <br /> Stones<br />Reaching families in easy steps<br />8 ‘til late<br />
  64. 64. Stepping Stones <br />hanging out together<br />
  65. 65.
  66. 66. Stepping Stones camping trip<br />
  67. 67.
  68. 68. Alpha Away Day lunch!<br />
  69. 69. Stepping Stones Pentecost party<br />
  70. 70. PATHWAY TO MISSIONAL MOVEMENT FOR Stepping Stones______________<br />Vision<br /><ul><li> 2 Clusters on the up!
  71. 71. Amazing (!) outreach</li></ul>(radical too)<br /><ul><li> More normal people than</li></ul>Christians<br /><ul><li> Plan for next steps for</li></ul>Warm contacts – Parenting Class<br />Reality<br /><ul><li> Done some GOOD stuff
  72. 72. Need to re-invigorate/re-vision
  73. 73. Broader age range of kids pushing us to multiplication</li></li></ul><li>PATHWAY TO MISSIONAL MOVEMENT FOR Stepping Stones______________<br />Vision<br /><ul><li>2 Clusters on the up!
  74. 74. Amazing (!) outreach</li></ul>(radical too)<br /><ul><li> More normal people than Christians
  75. 75. Plan for next steps for warm contacts – Parenting Class</li></ul>Reality<br /><ul><li>Done some GOOD stuff
  76. 76. Need to re-invigorate/ re-vision
  77. 77. Broader age range of kids pushing us to multiplication</li></li></ul><li>
  78. 78. 360 degree Listening<br />
  79. 79. 360 degree Listening<br />
  80. 80. GROUP EXERCISES – Part 2<br />Discuss in pairs:<br /><ul><li>What is your MSC name/logo? – how it communicates?
  81. 81. How have you been clarifying & sharing vision & values?
  82. 82. Do you have written vision & values?
  83. 83. Note the aspects you should work on further?</li></ul>Time: 10 mins<br />Lets hear from some of you!<br />
  84. 84. Q & A<br />Q’s to the cluster leader<br />

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