Jesus' Model for Ministry

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  • Jesus' Model for Ministry

    1. 1. Middle East Union Pastors Council Arua, South Sudan Field March 4-8 Small Group Ministry in the Seventh-day Adventist Church
    2. 2. 1. Jesus’ model for ministry
    3. 3. Why small groups?
    4. 4. Andressa
    5. 9. Why small groups?
    6. 10. In the beginning… “ God said, ‘Let us make people in our image, to be like ourselves.” Genesis 1:26
    7. 11. Good! “ God saw all that He had made, and it was very good.” Genesis 1:31
    8. 12. Not good ‘ ezer’ = rescuer (Exodus 18:4; Ps 33:20) “ And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a companion (‘ezer’) who will help him.” Genesis 2:18
    9. 13. Glory of creation God’s supreme achievement was not the creation of mankind, but the creation of human community
    10. 14. The sin problem God
    11. 15. <ul><li>Restored communion with God </li></ul>Why Jesus came =koinonia <ul><li>He has “made us one” by removing the obstacles to community </li></ul>“… God gave us the ministry of reconciliation.” II Corinthians 5:18
    12. 16. Heart of the matter God The devil Oneness Diaballo = throw apart
    13. 17. <ul><li>The Multitude </li></ul>Human leadership Moses God
    14. 18. Inspired leadership Moses GOD Leaders of 1000 Leaders of 100 Leaders of 50 Leaders of 10 The Multitude: groups of 10
    15. 19. What Jesus wants for His church in Sudan “ My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave Me, that they may be one as we are one… May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” John 17:20-23
    16. 20. What Jesus wants for His church in Sudan “ My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one , Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave Me, that they may be one as we are one… May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” John 17:20-23
    17. 21. <ul><li>close community </li></ul><ul><li>divine/human community </li></ul><ul><li>convincing community </li></ul><ul><li>achievable community </li></ul>What Jesus wants for His church in Sudan “ May they be one”
    18. 22. And He saith unto them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19 The model
    19. 23. Jesus called out to them, “Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people.” The model
    20. 24. A Disciple is… <ul><li>An apprentice </li></ul><ul><li>One who models his/her life on the life of someone else </li></ul><ul><li>One with a personal teacher/student relationship with Jesus </li></ul>
    21. 25. The model “ He climbed a mountain and invited those He wanted with Him…He settled on twelve, and designated them apostles. The plan was that they would be with Him, and He would send them out to proclaim the Word…” Mark 3:12,13
    22. 26. Empowering leadership Leaders of growing churches concentrate on empowering other Christians for ministry. They do not use lay workers as helpers in attaining their own goals and fulfilling their own visions. Rather…the leader assists Christians to attain the spiritual potential God has for them. These ministers equip, support, motivate and mentor individuals, enabling them to become all that God wants them to be. (Ephesians 4:12)
    23. 27. New Testament church <ul><li>“ Greet also the church that meets at their house.” Romans 16:5 </li></ul>“ Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the Good News that Jesus is the Christ.” Acts 5:42
    24. 28. Our prophetic mandate “ The formation of small companies as a basis of Christian effort is a plan that has been presented to me by One who cannot err.” White, Evangelism 115
    25. 29. No other way “ For contemporary Christians, to meet regularly in small groups is not an option or a luxury. It is a Biblical mandate that they must obey if…their churches are to become Biblically functioning communities.” Gilbert Bilezikian
    26. 30. The Effective Cell or Small Group is… <ul><li>A small number of people (3-12) who meet together for Bible study to: </li></ul><ul><li>grow in their relationship with God </li></ul><ul><li>grow in their relationship with each other </li></ul><ul><li>reach out to share what they have with others </li></ul>= a holistic small group
    27. 31. Adventist Model “ Let the members be formed into small companies, to work not only for the church members, but for unbelievers…As they work and pray in Christ’s name, their numbers will increase.” Evangelism 115
    28. 32. Adventist Model “ We meet together to edify one another by an interchange of thoughts and feelings, and to gather strength, and light, and courage by becoming acquainted with one another’s hopes and aspirations…” 2 Testimonies 578
    29. 33. Small Group Ministry is not simply one of many church programs
    30. 34. Small Group Ministry affects and defines the life of the whole church
    31. 35. … the small group is to the church What the Cell is to the Body...
    32. 36. Small Groups provide... <ul><li>… a setting for every-member in ministry </li></ul><ul><li>No preaching </li></ul><ul><li>Not a gathering of teacher and students </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone contributes to the growth of the whole group </li></ul>
    33. 37. <ul><li>Makes small groups essential, not optional </li></ul><ul><li>Enables people to live in community according to the divine plan </li></ul><ul><li>Multiplies leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Provides for 100% church involvement in ministry </li></ul>In summary: Jesus’ model for ministry…

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