The Way Forward for Risen Redeemer Fellowship


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Risen Redeemer Fellowship is a new church plant in Harford County, MD.

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The Way Forward for Risen Redeemer Fellowship

  1. 1. The Way Forward Risen Redeemer Fellowship Fall 2009
  2. 2. BLUF What is God's Chief End? " But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him ."  - (John 4:23)
  3. 3. Mission and Vision <ul><li>Our Mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our Mission is to establish an authentic New Testament church that glorifies God by passionately loving Him and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ in order to see the spontaneous expansion of the Kingdom of God- both in our local area and also in all the Nations.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our Vision is to become a authentic, robust, productive, and glocal NT church. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Mission and Vision <ul><li>Our Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authentic: valuing Position in Christ, Purpose, Power, and People of God </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robust: ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity. Significant input from laity. People of God are the church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Productive: Self supporting, Ministries of Services & Helps, Support for missionaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Glocal: local area of Harford County, and overseas thru web ministries and missionaries. Seeking to send out church plant around 5 yr mark </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. History <ul><ul><li>Started out in Jan of this year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sense of God's direction much like Paul in Acts 16 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sundays: studied several books of the Bible: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mission Possible (Colossians) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Christ, His Kingdom, and the Holy Spirit (Luke & Acts) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Justification by Faith Alone (Galatians) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Group  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1st CE Course </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Death by Love- Mark Driscoll </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don't Waste Your Life- John Piper </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. History <ul><ul><li>Total of 60 meetings (CG & Sundays) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avg. attendance is 10 per meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reached out to our neighbors thru: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook DBL study </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Crab feast </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cole's picnic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Church Picnic & Baptism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tanya completed Foundations & Baptized </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Way Forward <ul><ul><li>Expand our Sunday Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proactive Evangelization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop Service & Ministry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seek a deeper experience of God through our worship, prayer, and fellowship </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Sunday Meetings <ul><ul><li>Seek to meet publicly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Perhaps at Abingdon Elementary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate more guests </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate our children's ministry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Start NLT 2nd week of Jan 10 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporate: Kilbanes and Coles would be 'trusties' </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Draft Articles & By-Laws </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Look to sign NLT 11 Oct 09 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Necessary to Open Bank Acct </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides some legal protection </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Sunday Meetings <ul><ul><li>Federal & State Non-profit Status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tax free purchases </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Write off contributions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complete NLT 31 Oct 09 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Evangelization <ul><ul><li>CE Course on Rumsey Island </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>14 Oct - 18 Nov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use FB for invitations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Russ and Jeff Lead </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue to support missionaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>S. Turek and Others </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Services & Helps <ul><ul><li>Harford County Foster Parent Dinner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Set up night before </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Serve that night </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Monetary- donate gift cards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web based ministry opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International Justice Mission </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Worship/Prayer/Fellowship <ul><ul><li>Monthly worship night </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>John Parker leading </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2nd Friday night of the month </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Starts 9 Oct </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly Men's' & Women's' Gatherings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Men- 3rd Saturdays of the month </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Women- 1st Saturdays of the month </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Misc <ul><ul><li>Webpage and Logo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>continued use of FB </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jeff/Russ initiate a ‘missional network’ meeting for mutual support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Russ & Beth to Acts 29 Assessment interview w/ local area  pastors  </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Conclusion <ul><ul><li>Please be praying </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Favor with Inc. process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Favor with HCPS in renting school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blessing on CE course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Hearts be opened to truth of Christ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Practical needs & planning go well </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Protection from the enemy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ministry Opportunities </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><ul><li>Please consider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who you can invite to CE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who you can invite when we go public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How you can serve on Sundays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Greet and welcome </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Set-up & take down </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Worship team? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Make up a bulletin </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Process collection funds </li></ul></ul></ul>