Jesus the Master Planter Chapter 1 The GOSPEL ECC Church Plant Training The Message and Mission of Jesus should shape the Message and Mission of every church we plant.
The Message of Jesus <ul><li>To Forgive our Sins and Reconcile us with God. </li></ul><ul><li>To Destroy the Power of Satan and deliver people from bondage. </li></ul><ul><li>To Change Hearts of Stone into Hearts of Flesh. </li></ul><ul><li>To Treat People with Compassion and Justice as God’s Loved Creation. </li></ul><ul><li>To Invite and Summon People to Become the New People of God. </li></ul>
The Mission of Jesus <ul><li>To be the Sacrifice for the Sins of the Whole World on the CROSS. </li></ul><ul><li>To fight the decisive battle with Satan triumphing through the GRAVE. </li></ul><ul><li>To be authenticated as the Son of God through the RESURRECTION. </li></ul><ul><li>To challenge earthly powers and principalities through His ASCENSION. </li></ul><ul><li>To establish His Church as the New People of God through the Day of PENTECOST. </li></ul>
Team Application Discuss: How will our world meet Jesus? How will they experience his living power? Who will communicate this story? How will they hear it in a way they understand?
The Message and Mission of the Church <ul><li>The church is to proclaim the message of forgiveness in Christ, which produces reconciliation with God. This is called EVANGELISM . It happens publicly and personally when people are loved by and confronted with Jesus—his message and mission. </li></ul><ul><li>The church is to help people break the bonds that hold and oppress them, helping restore in them God’s original creation. This is called MINISTRY . This happens through prayer, healing, and practical help that leads to a restored image of God. </li></ul>
Message and Mission of the Church p 2 3. The church is to help people live a new, resurrected life in Christ, through the filling and empowerment of the Holy Spirit. This is called SPIRITUAL FORMATION . It happens through teaching, Bible study, spiritual disciplines, and mentoring. 4. The church is to be a countercultural force in the community, nation, and world. This is called LOVE . It happens locally, regionally, and globally through compassion, mercy, righteousness, and justice.
Message and Mission of the Church p 3 5. The church is to be God’s community of broken-yet-healing people that provides love, support, and accountability for each other. This is called TRUE COMMUNITY . It happens through love, worship, fellowship, feasting, and Holy Communion, and multiplies through church planting. 5 Examples
Jesus the Master Planter Discuss: What are ways your new church can live out each of the 5 Messages and Missions of the Church?
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