Intimate Creatures

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Intimate Creatures

  1. 1. Intimate Creatures in the Book of Acts Part of Our Journey New Day Community Fellowship
  2. 2. Acts 2:46-47 <ul><li>46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved </li></ul>
  3. 3. Elephants and Rabbits
  4. 4. Intimate Creatures <ul><li>Rabbits </li></ul><ul><li>Mature in 4 months </li></ul><ul><li>Average of 7 babies per pregnancy </li></ul><ul><li>Almost always fertile </li></ul><ul><li>1 month gestation </li></ul><ul><li>Family can increase to 476 million in three years </li></ul><ul><li>Elephants </li></ul><ul><li>Family increases from 2 to 3 in three years </li></ul><ul><li>Mature in 18 years </li></ul><ul><li>1 baby per pregnancy </li></ul><ul><li>Fertile 4 times a year </li></ul><ul><li>22 month gestation </li></ul>
  5. 5. More Elephants & Rabbits <ul><li>Traditional Church </li></ul><ul><li>Strong </li></ul><ul><li>Slow Leadership Development </li></ul><ul><li>Visible </li></ul><ul><li>Used by God </li></ul><ul><li>Simple Church </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid Leadership Development </li></ul><ul><li>Almost Invisible </li></ul><ul><li>Used by God </li></ul>What type of church is God calling us to be in light of the culture in which we live and work?
  6. 6. RealPeople RealLife RealChurch <ul><li>Our Vision is to create and sustain a dynamic New Testament community that will be relevant to our own culture while seeking to change it. The community (people of God) will be responsive to His leadership and will reflect multiple generations. They will impact others like Jesus did by being present in their lives and meeting their needs in the different stages of life.  Because of Jesus, we will understand the irresistible influence we will have and will seek to extend it to the world. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Our Container <ul><li>Must be compatible with the vision </li></ul><ul><li>Must be recyclable </li></ul><ul><li>Isn’t really a container </li></ul>
  8. 8. What We are Missing <ul><li>Connection to a network of likeminded believers in our area </li></ul><ul><li>Our first children – the reproductive level of being the church </li></ul>

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