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Movement Building 101

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What does it take to build a movement? And what sets a movement apart?

What does it take to build a movement? And what sets a movement apart?

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  • 1. Movement Building 101Sunday, January 22, 12 1
  • 2. What is a movement? A spiritual movement is.... God working Through a Team of Like-hearted disciples To WIN BUILD SEND Towards the fulfillment of the GREAT COMMISSIONSunday, January 22, 12 2
  • 3. 4 marks of movement… 1. Connecting lost people to Jesus 2. Life-changing discipleship 3. Multiplying leaders 4. Generating self-sustaining local resourcesSunday, January 22, 12 3
  • 4. Sunday, January 22, 12 4
  • 5. Sunday, January 22, 12 5
  • 6. ‘the Lord is not slow in keeping his promise as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance’ ~ 2 Peter 3:9 ~Sunday, January 22, 12 6
  • 7. 7 movement building principles 1. Praying and Mobilising Concerted Prayer 2. Sowing and Reaping 3. Filtering out Ripe Fruit 4. Building Multiplying Disciples 5. Building Personal and Biblical Conviction 6. Establishing Credibility 7. Finding and Increasing Existing LeadershipSunday, January 22, 12 7
  • 8. Praying and Mobilising Concerted Prayer “when man works, man works. When man prays, God works.”Sunday, January 22, 12 8
  • 9. Sowing and Reaping ‘Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.’ ~ Galatians 6:7-9 ~Sunday, January 22, 12 9
  • 10. Filtering out Ripe Fruit Jesus’ example of filtering out ripe fruit (Mark 1:17, 3:13-14, Luke 9:57-62) “It all started by Jesus calling a few men to follow Him. This revealed immediately the direction His evangelistic strategy would take. His concern was not with programs to reach the multitudes, but with men whom the multitudes would follow.. Men were His method of winning the world to God. - Robert Coleman The Master Plan of EvangelismSunday, January 22, 12 10
  • 11. Filtering out Ripe Fruit “One must find the committed few to reach the many.” You can’t evangelise (or work with) everyone first. - Church growth principle of “selectivity”Sunday, January 22, 12 11
  • 12. Building Multiplying Disciples Paul’s example (2 Tim 2:2)Sunday, January 22, 12 12
  • 13. Sunday, January 22, 12 13
  • 14. Building Multiplying Disciples 3 basic characteristics of a “multiplying disciple” - Faithfulness - Availability - TeachabilitySunday, January 22, 12 14
  • 15. Building Multiplying Disciples “You cannot impart what you do not possess. If you don’t know it - truly know it, you can’t give it” Our primary interest is not how many students are in our meetings. Our question is “What kind and how many movements are in our students?”Sunday, January 22, 12 15
  • 16. Building Personal and Biblical Conviction Importance of personal conviction How to build and deepen personal conviction? Growth in personal conviction occurs by - Teaching the word of God to them (2 Tim 3:16-17) - Involving them in experience - Giving them constant opportunity to surrender to the Lordship of Christ.Sunday, January 22, 12 16
  • 17. Establishing Credibility Those who are familiar with the teachings of Christ (Acts 17:11) Those who are not familiar with the teachings of Christ (1 Peter 2:12, Matthew 5:16)Sunday, January 22, 12 17
  • 18. Finding and Increasing Existing Leadership Paul’s example Expand the leadership base Increase student ownership, involvement and leadershipSunday, January 22, 12 18
  • 19. SIM THINK OWNSunday, January 22, 12 19
  • 20. Discussion TimeSunday, January 22, 12 20
  • 21. Discussion Questions 1. Rate, using a scale of 1 - 5 (5 being the best) on how we are performing as a movement using the seven principles as evaluative criteria. 2. Choose 3 principles that we are doing well in / not doing well in. How so?Sunday, January 22, 12 21
  • 22. What’s Next?Sunday, January 22, 12 22