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THE MISSION DRIVEN
CHURCH
“Maintenance or Mission”
John
10:16
John
10:16
(16a)
(16b)
(16c)
(16d)

OUTLINE

The Providence of “Others”
The Pursuing of “Others”
The Proclaiming to “Other...
THE “OTHERS” OF
OUR CHURCH
MINISTRY
Uttermost “Others”….. over there
Samaria “Others”……. out there
Judea “Others”………. arou...
The Mission Statement
Of The Church
This Great Commission of Christ is The
Mission Statement for Every Local Church!
Jesus...
!!!
CHANGE !!!

If we keep doin’ what we’re doin’
we’ll keep gettin’ what we’re gettin’!
CHANGE FOR THE SAKE OF
CHANGE IS ...
HOW WILL YOU
RESPOND?

Which Disciple Are you Like?
Change-Leader (like Peter) … Faith to see
the need for Change and Lead...
STATISTICS OF THE
MAINTENANCE CULTURE
98% of all growth in the American church is
from church transfer, not conversion.
2%...
Maintenance Driven
Church Standards
•
•
•
•
•
•

Worship Service Attendance
Sunday School Attendance
Success of Programs &...
Mission Driven
Church Standards
• Worshiping / Serving In Spirit & Truth
• Growing in Grace & Knowledge of Christ
• Succes...
COMPARISON
Maintenance Values

Mission Values

Nice People

Spiritual People

Attendance
Parishioners
Works-Led
Self-Focus...
The Overall Affect of
a
“Ministry to Guests”
A Ministry To Guests…
Can Affect…
THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH!
THE MORALE OF TH...
YOU CAN BE PART OF THE
PROCESS…….OF GOD’S
PLAN FOR A PERSON
1. A Decision for Christ is Made!
2. A Disciple of Christ is M...
Prioritizing prayer
It All Starts
With Prayer

Pray About “Others”…
*Tell God You Know They’re Out There!
Pray For “Others...
The approach
THE PURPOSE: To Make Disciples
THE PEOPLE:
Church Guests
THE PLAN:
*Looking For Needy People …. Meeting At

T...
MINISTERING TO
OUR JERUSALEM
“OTHERS”
Polite Gr eeting…Courtesy
BODY
Personal Interest…Connection
SOUL
Pr ayerful Concer n...
THE WELCOME
MINISTRY
attitude & approach

The Attitude…..“Every church guest is
a potential disciple!”

The Approach…..
* ...
THE WELCOME
MINISTRY
Courtesy Questions

* The Greeting Question
* The Guidance Question
* The Gracious Question
“Hello, m...
THE WELCOME
MINISTRY

Connection Comments

* The Providential Comment
* The Partnership Comment
* The Paperwork Comment
“I...
THE WELCOME
MINISTRY

Compassionate Communication

* The Polite Communication
* The Personal Communication
* The Prayerful...
WHERE DO WE GO
FROM HERE?
1.

Repentance…….from a Maintenance

2.

Rededication…...to a Mission Driven

3.

Restoration……....
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church
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Mission Driven Church vs Maintenance Minded Church

  1. 1. THE MISSION DRIVEN CHURCH “Maintenance or Mission” John 10:16
  2. 2. John 10:16 (16a) (16b) (16c) (16d) OUTLINE The Providence of “Others” The Pursuing of “Others” The Proclaiming to “Others” The Potential of “Others”
  3. 3. THE “OTHERS” OF OUR CHURCH MINISTRY Uttermost “Others”….. over there Samaria “Others”……. out there Judea “Others”………. around here Jerusalem “Others”…. in here *Guests That Jesus “Brings In”! *Do They Hear His Voice “In Here”?
  4. 4. The Mission Statement Of The Church This Great Commission of Christ is The Mission Statement for Every Local Church! Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 We must ask ourselves, “If the Mission of the Church is to be fulfilled, what do we do?”…..
  5. 5. !!! CHANGE !!! If we keep doin’ what we’re doin’ we’ll keep gettin’ what we’re gettin’! CHANGE FOR THE SAKE OF CHANGE IS WRONG! CHANGE FOR THE SAKE OF IMPROVEMENT IS RIGHT!
  6. 6. HOW WILL YOU RESPOND? Which Disciple Are you Like? Change-Leader (like Peter) … Faith to see the need for Change and Lead Others Thru It! Change-Agent (like Andrew) … Faith to go along with Change and Help Others Follow! Change-Resistor (like Thomas) … Fear of Change and the Spreading of Doubt to Others! Change-Rejector (like Judas) … Fear of any Change and Willing to Betray to Avoid It!
  7. 7. STATISTICS OF THE MAINTENANCE CULTURE 98% of all growth in the American church is from church transfer, not conversion. 2% fulfillment of Jesus’ Mission Statement. 95% of all Christians are not making disciples. 80% of churches retain 5% or less of their visitors, who are “white” unto harvest. 80% of churches are not growing in number.
  8. 8. Maintenance Driven Church Standards • • • • • • Worship Service Attendance Sunday School Attendance Success of Programs & Activities Beauty of the Building & Grounds Giving To The General Fund Giving To The Missions Fund We Must Get Back To “Harvest” Principles And Abandon “Hold-Down-The-Fort” Principles
  9. 9. Mission Driven Church Standards • Worshiping / Serving In Spirit & Truth • Growing in Grace & Knowledge of Christ • Success of Evangelism / Disciple-Making • Using Building & Grounds to Glorify God • Giving Your All to the Local Church • Giving Your All to the Mission Field Harvest” Principles = Growth “Hold-Down-The-Fort” Principles = Defeat
  10. 10. COMPARISON Maintenance Values Mission Values Nice People Spiritual People Attendance Parishioners Works-Led Self-Focused Meetings Weak Leaders Settling For Less Availability Disciple-Makers Spirit-Led Others-Focused Gatherings Strong Leaders Expecting More
  11. 11. The Overall Affect of a “Ministry to Guests” A Ministry To Guests… Can Affect… THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH! THE MORALE OF THE CHURCH! THE MINISTRIES OF THE CHURCH! THE MOMENTUM OF THE CHURCH! THE MONEY MATTERS OF THE CHURCH!
  12. 12. YOU CAN BE PART OF THE PROCESS…….OF GOD’S PLAN FOR A PERSON 1. A Decision for Christ is Made! 2. A Disciple of Christ is Made! 3. A Disciple-Maker for Christ is Made!
  13. 13. Prioritizing prayer It All Starts With Prayer Pray About “Others”… *Tell God You Know They’re Out There! Pray For “Others”… *Ask God To Bring Them In Here! Pray With “Others”… *Serve God By Caring For Them!
  14. 14. The approach THE PURPOSE: To Make Disciples THE PEOPLE: Church Guests THE PLAN: *Looking For Needy People …. Meeting At The Door *Loving The Needy People …. Meeting The People *Leading The Needy People … Meeting The Need GOD SENDS GUESTS TO OUR CHURCH SO WE CAN MEET THEIR NEEDS AND MAKE DISCIPLES
  15. 15. MINISTERING TO OUR JERUSALEM “OTHERS” Polite Gr eeting…Courtesy BODY Personal Interest…Connection SOUL Pr ayerful Concer n…Compassion SPIRIT *Polite – “This person is being nice to me!” *Personal – “This person is interested in me!” *Prayerful – “This person is concerned about me!”
  16. 16. THE WELCOME MINISTRY attitude & approach The Attitude…..“Every church guest is a potential disciple!” The Approach….. * Courtesy Questions * Connection Comments * Compassionate Communication
  17. 17. THE WELCOME MINISTRY Courtesy Questions * The Greeting Question * The Guidance Question * The Gracious Question “Hello, my name is _______, what’s yours?” “Can I help you find…..your SS class?” …..the Sanctuary?” “How are you feeling today?”
  18. 18. THE WELCOME MINISTRY Connection Comments * The Providential Comment * The Partnership Comment * The Paperwork Comment “I’m glad the Lord brought you here today!” “I’m here to help you if you have any needs!” “I’d appreciate it you could fill out this Guest Card and feel free to write down a prayer request!”
  19. 19. THE WELCOME MINISTRY Compassionate Communication * The Polite Communication * The Personal Communication * The Prayerful Communication “Nice to meet you…hope you were blessed today!” “I’m glad you came…we’re here to care for you!” “I noticed the prayer request on your Guest Card; can I have a short prayer with you about it?”
  20. 20. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? 1. Repentance…….from a Maintenance 2. Rededication…...to a Mission Driven 3. Restoration……..of a Mission Driven 4. Revival…………. with Mission Driven Driven Church Mind-set ! Church Model ! Church Ministry ! Church Manifestations !

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