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Presentation made to the entire church on 3.22.09. I found the diagram for the attractional VS missional church here: matt stone's blog

Presentation made to the entire church on 3.22.09. I found the diagram for the attractional VS missional church here: matt stone's blog

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  • 2009, Preaching Themes
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  • ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW CHURCH
  • The Challenge: ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW CHURCH
  • 28 count 28 count 71 count
    • those “active” counted
    • students not counted
    age@ tbc
    • those “active” counted
    • students not counted
    28 count 99 count age@ tbc
  • The Challenge, part 2: ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW CHURCH
  • attractional vs. missional?
    • attractional churches : doing things which attract others to the building...
    • missional churches: following Jesus into the world...
  • attractional church missional church wider community life way in community life cultural engagement community life as entry point sunday service as mystery cultural engagement cultural engagement sunday service as entry point
  • We are a Missional Church ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW CHURCH
  • Foundational Questions (for a missional church) : ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW CHURCH
  • foundational questions -- missional church:
    • Does the church have an identity or value apart from
    • the kingdom?
    • Is God concerned about the world or just my personal
    • soul and the souls of my family?
    • How do we connect with our City?
    • What is God up to in our City, and what does God
    • want to do here?
    ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW CHURCH
  • foundational questions -- missional church:
    • Is being a good Christian measured by how many times
    • we walk into a building?
    • Are we just as much church when we are sent into the
    • world as when we gather together?
    • If we really are the body of Christ, then how can we
    • live in that reality? How can we live out that truth in
    • our city, so that the city sees this truth in us?
    ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW CHURCH
  • Foundational Statements (for a missional church) : ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW CHURCH
  • missional church foundational statements:
    • We believe that our faith community must organize
    • around kingdom ideas and practices.
    • We believe that God is concerned about our city; he
    • intends it flourish.
    • We believe that God would have us offer kingdom
    • ministry where he has planted us.
    • We believe that our location and building are not
    • hindrance to kingdom work.
    ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW CHURCH
  • missional church foundational statements:
    • We believe that tbc is church both when we gather and
    • when we scatter.
    • We believe that God is already at work in our city, we
    • just need to find it.
    • We believe that hospitality means allowing others to
    • be part of us, part of our rhythm and soul, so we
    • extend our family.
    ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW CHURCH
  • New Practices (of the missional church) : ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW CHURCH
  • PROJECT BLUEPRINT PROPOSAL one new practices -- missional church
            • We will, together, learn to see our city as our calling.
            • We will, together, discern what God is doing in the city
            • and join him.
            • We will train and encourage thirdspeople so we can
            • engage the city in ministry.
    ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW CHURCH
  • PROJECT BLUEPRINT PROPOSAL one new practices -- missional church
            • We will recognize member’s gifts and talents as ways for
            • them to touch our city.
            • We will create new community ministries with an
            • holistic approach where thirdspeople can show king-
            • dom hospitality to our city.
            • We will become relational and participatory in our
            • ministries.
    ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW CHURCH
  • A New Emphasis ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW CHURCH
  • A New Emphasis ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW CHURCH
    • Emphasize personal Kingdom ministry
    • Begin a joint Kingdom ministry project
  • PROJECT BLUEPRINT PROPOSAL two a few possibilities
            • community needs assessment
            • parish nursing program
            • not-for-profit coffee house with music, art, internet &
            • decaf
            • african vision of hope emphasis (as in helping the city
            • by-in)
            • 12 step groups
            • vocational training
            • literacy training
            • family ministry
            • sports ministry
            • arts ministry
    ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW CHURCH
  • A New Sunday Structure: ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW CHURCH
  • PROJECT BLUEPRINT PROPOSAL three new architecture for sunday
    • 8AM -- -- Liturgical ( traditional ) Worship Service
    • 9AM -- -- Community Gathering
    • 9:30AM --- Sunday School (spiritual formation)
    • 10:40AM -- Sunday Worship
    ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW CHURCH
    • Student ministry at Pizza World intact
    • SUNDAY EVENING MOVED TO 8AM SERVICE
    • Meetings still on Sunday Afternoon or during the week
  • A New Team: ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW CHURCH
  • PROJECT BLUEPRINT PROPOSAL four new architecture for leadership ARCHITECTURE FOR A NEW CHURCH
    • Chairman of Deacons
    • Chairperson of the Hospitality Team
    • Chairperson of Mission/Ministry Team
    • Staff support: Church & Community
    • Pastor
    • 7 ad hoc members: 1 senior, 1 student, one
    • representative from each generation (20’s-60’s)
    A Missional Church @ tbc