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