Sunday, March 24, 13
How Any Church Can Become                           a Missional Church:                       Reaching People in a Post-Ch...
Missional: To live in such a way that God’s glory is                       proclaimed and people are introduced to Jesus.S...
e ProblemSunday, March 24, 13
e number of adults who do not attend church has                       doubled since 1991.Sunday, March 24, 13
3500 churches close their doors each yearSunday, March 24, 13
80% of the remaining churches are plateaued                                      or decliningSunday, March 24, 13
“e combined impact of the Information                       Age, Postmodern thought, globalization, and                  ...
UK: 20 % Churched,                       40 % De-churched,                       40 % Unchurched                       70 ...
In America 1 out of 4 people has no                       connection to church                       In Great Britain it i...
American Unchurched by Race:                       -African Americans (25%)                       -Whites (32%)           ...
If the unchurched population of the United States                       were a nation of its own, that group would be the ...
LiquefactionSunday, March 24, 13
"I respect your convictions but I cannot allow you to                       put Gods law over your countrys." - a Vermont ...
“In Great Britain it is easier to come out as a                       homosexual in the workplace than it is to come out  ...
What doesn’t work anymore                        (or won’t for most of us)Sunday, March 24, 13
Stylistic solutionsSunday, March 24, 13
“Cool Churches”Sunday, March 24, 13
“Church Like You’ve Never Seen it”Sunday, March 24, 13
Sunday, March 24, 13
e 40/60 FactorSunday, March 24, 13
Sunday, March 24, 13
“Every current poll I’ve seen indicates the American                       church is in decline. Yes, the number of large ...
Sunday, March 24, 13
Sunday, March 24, 13
e Christian Bubble and                          the Culture WarSunday, March 24, 13
 Sunday, March 24, 13
A culture war mentality says that those people are                       the bad guys and we are the good guys.           ...
Victims?                       Or the rescue squad.Sunday, March 24, 13
1 Peter 1:1-3, 2:9-11Sunday, March 24, 13
To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in                       Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, ...
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy                       nation, a people for his own possession, that ...
Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to                       abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage  ...
BreakSunday, March 24, 13
What we are NOT talking aboutSunday, March 24, 13
Mobilizing people for                        everyday mission.Sunday, March 24, 13
Key ComponentsSunday, March 24, 13
Commitment to Local                       Relationships                       Community on MissionSunday, March 24, 13
Sunday, March 24, 13
Sunday, March 24, 13
Neighborhood MappingSunday, March 24, 13
BreakSunday, March 24, 13
Sunday, March 24, 13
Spheres of InfluenceSunday, March 24, 13
Sunday, March 24, 13
Missional JournalingSunday, March 24, 13
What are you already                             doing?Sunday, March 24, 13
Missional CommunitiesSunday, March 24, 13
Exponential                       MultiplicationSunday, March 24, 13
Missional LeadershipSunday, March 24, 13
Time + Intentionality = DiscipleshipSunday, March 24, 13
Questions?Sunday, March 24, 13
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How Any Church Can Be Missional

  1. 1. Sunday, March 24, 13
  2. 2. How Any Church Can Become a Missional Church: Reaching People in a Post-Christian West MichiganSunday, March 24, 13
  3. 3. Missional: To live in such a way that God’s glory is proclaimed and people are introduced to Jesus.Sunday, March 24, 13
  4. 4. e ProblemSunday, March 24, 13
  5. 5. e number of adults who do not attend church has doubled since 1991.Sunday, March 24, 13
  6. 6. 3500 churches close their doors each yearSunday, March 24, 13
  7. 7. 80% of the remaining churches are plateaued or decliningSunday, March 24, 13
  8. 8. “e combined impact of the Information Age, Postmodern thought, globalization, and racial ethnic pluralism that has seen the demise of the grand American story also has displaces the historic role the church played in that story”-Mike Reagle, ResearcherSunday, March 24, 13
  9. 9. UK: 20 % Churched, 40 % De-churched, 40 % Unchurched 70 % of the population has no intention of attending a church everSunday, March 24, 13
  10. 10. In America 1 out of 4 people has no connection to church In Great Britain it is 3 out of 4 In Australia church attendance declined from 35% in 1966 to 8% in 2001 e problem is that every trend says we are moving toward being Great BritainSunday, March 24, 13
  11. 11. American Unchurched by Race: -African Americans (25%) -Whites (32%) -Hispanics (34%). -Asians (63%) -Single adults (37%)Sunday, March 24, 13
  12. 12. If the unchurched population of the United States were a nation of its own, that group would be the twelfth most populated nation on earth.Sunday, March 24, 13
  13. 13. LiquefactionSunday, March 24, 13
  14. 14. "I respect your convictions but I cannot allow you to put Gods law over your countrys." - a Vermont judge to a Mennonite pastorSunday, March 24, 13
  15. 15. “In Great Britain it is easier to come out as a homosexual in the workplace than it is to come out as a Christian”-Tim Chester and Steve TimmisSunday, March 24, 13
  16. 16. What doesn’t work anymore (or won’t for most of us)Sunday, March 24, 13
  17. 17. Stylistic solutionsSunday, March 24, 13
  18. 18. “Cool Churches”Sunday, March 24, 13
  19. 19. “Church Like You’ve Never Seen it”Sunday, March 24, 13
  20. 20. Sunday, March 24, 13
  21. 21. e 40/60 FactorSunday, March 24, 13
  22. 22. Sunday, March 24, 13
  23. 23. “Every current poll I’ve seen indicates the American church is in decline. Yes, the number of large churches is increasing, but overall church attendance continues to go down. e way we do church—the model of Christendom that has been followed for the past 1,700 years—is working with fewer people all the time. Most people reading this are the product of the type of church that is, as a whole, becoming less and less effective.” -Tim Stevens (Mega-Church Guru)Sunday, March 24, 13
  24. 24. Sunday, March 24, 13
  25. 25. Sunday, March 24, 13
  26. 26. e Christian Bubble and the Culture WarSunday, March 24, 13
  27. 27.  Sunday, March 24, 13
  28. 28. A culture war mentality says that those people are the bad guys and we are the good guys. A gospel mentality says that we are the bad guys and Jesus is THE good guy who rescues bad guys.Sunday, March 24, 13
  29. 29. Victims? Or the rescue squad.Sunday, March 24, 13
  30. 30. 1 Peter 1:1-3, 2:9-11Sunday, March 24, 13
  31. 31. To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood...Sunday, March 24, 13
  32. 32. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are Gods people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.Sunday, March 24, 13
  33. 33. Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.  Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation..Sunday, March 24, 13
  34. 34. BreakSunday, March 24, 13
  35. 35. What we are NOT talking aboutSunday, March 24, 13
  36. 36. Mobilizing people for everyday mission.Sunday, March 24, 13
  37. 37. Key ComponentsSunday, March 24, 13
  38. 38. Commitment to Local Relationships Community on MissionSunday, March 24, 13
  39. 39. Sunday, March 24, 13
  40. 40. Sunday, March 24, 13
  41. 41. Neighborhood MappingSunday, March 24, 13
  42. 42. BreakSunday, March 24, 13
  43. 43. Sunday, March 24, 13
  44. 44. Spheres of InfluenceSunday, March 24, 13
  45. 45. Sunday, March 24, 13
  46. 46. Missional JournalingSunday, March 24, 13
  47. 47. What are you already doing?Sunday, March 24, 13
  48. 48. Missional CommunitiesSunday, March 24, 13
  49. 49. Exponential MultiplicationSunday, March 24, 13
  50. 50. Missional LeadershipSunday, March 24, 13
  51. 51. Time + Intentionality = DiscipleshipSunday, March 24, 13
  52. 52. Questions?Sunday, March 24, 13

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