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Leadership forum slides 8 28 2013

  1. 1. Eastbrook Vision To proclaim and embody the love of Jesus Christ in the city and in the world.
  2. 2. Eastbrook Priorities • Becoming a disciple-making church • Growing as a church of prayer • Making an impact on our neighborhood and city • Mobilizing the whole church to engage with God‟s global mission • Empowering the next generation • Multiplying at every level
  3. 3. Discuss What comes into your mind when you hear about „church planting‟ or a „church plant‟?
  4. 4. The Bible on Church Planting The Call • “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:18-20) • “You will be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8)
  5. 5. The Bible on Church Planting The Approach • “The Word become flesh and made His dwelling among us” (John 1:14) • “I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.” (1 Corinthians 9:22)
  6. 6. The Bible on Church Planting The Method • Paul‟s ministry in Acts • Revelation 1-3
  7. 7. The Context for Church Planting The United States • Less than 20% attend church regularly • 50% of churches didn‟t add one new person through conversion last year • 43,000 people are leaving every week • 100 yrs ago: 28 churches/10,000 people • Today: 11 churches/10,000 people • 2/3 of new members of new church plants are among the unreached
  8. 8. The Context for Church Planting Milwaukee • • • • Population: 594,833 Greater MKE area is 1.6 million people 39th largest city in the USA 85% identify as Christian, yet 32% of the population is unchurched • We cannot do it all ourselves…and neither can anyone else
  9. 9. The Strategic Value of Church Planting • Church planting is biblical • Church planting strengthens existing churches • Church planting reaches more people • Church planting involves more people in mission
  10. 10. Discuss What gets you most excited about church planting? What creates the most fear or anxiety with church planting?
  11. 11. Eastbrook’s History • We are a church plant • We have a history of planting churches, both here and internationally • We are a missional church • “The legacy of Eastbrook is that we are not here for ourselves.”
  12. 12. Why now? • The biblical call is still valid • The need is big • The opportunity is ripe
  13. 13. Where do we go from here? • • • • • • • Blessing from Council Prayer Team Church Planter Assessment Financial commitments from network Fund-raising by Elie Forming launch team Launch date in September 2014
  14. 14. Leadership Forum May 20, 2013
  15. 15. Q&A What are your questions?
  16. 16. Prayer • Pray that God would lead the Council‟s decision about our financial commitment • Pray that God would call forth people to join the launch team • Pray that God would lead Elie and Luna, as well as others involved

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