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Dreaming of Reaching the USA
“…in Jerusalem, in all Judea and
Samaria, and to the ends of the earth”
Acts 1:8
Dreaming of Reaching the USA
A church in every major US city…
How?
Dreaming of Reaching the USA
A church in every major US city…
It starts with people planting churches.
Dreaming of Reaching the USA
A church in every major US city…
But how is word spread?
Dreaming of Reaching the USA
A church in every major US city…
And how are they equipped?
Dreaming of Reaching the USA
A church in every major US city…
What if…
Dreaming of Reaching the USA
What if…
Every cell church started with these
things…
Dreaming of Reaching the USA
Resources for learning and growth
Dreaming of Reaching the USA
Resources for learning and growth
…freely available and “open” resources
Dreaming of Reaching the USA
Resources for learning and growth
…Bible studies, videos of strong Bible teachers, VBS
curric...
Dreaming of Reaching the USA
Resources for learning and growth
What if writers, designers, producers, web
developers and p...
Dreaming of Reaching the USA
Resources for worship
Freely available and “open” Christ-centered, Crosscentered music, based...
Dreaming of Reaching the USA
Resources for worship
Freely available and “open” liturgical elements for
worship, such as…
Dreaming of Reaching the USA
Resources for worship
…a repository of call to worship Scriptures and texts,
confession of si...
Dreaming of Reaching the USA

Resources for worship
Freely available and “open” music arrangements that help bridge the
ga...
Dreaming of Reaching the USA

Resources for advertising & promotion
Every cell church had someone to guide them through th...
Dreaming of Reaching the USA
Resources for advertising & promotion
Every cell church had a budget for social media & email...
Dreaming of Reaching the USA
Resources for advertising & promotion
Let’s get practical - what could this look like?
Target...
Dreaming of Reaching the USA
Resources for advertising & promotion
We could reach…
Dreaming of Reaching the USA
Resources for advertising & promotion
Newlyweds, young mothers, people who just moved into th...
Dreaming of Reaching the USA

What if?
In five years, not only Home Missions, but the AFLC
looked like…?
Dreaming of Reaching the USA

What if?
In five years, not only Home Missions, but the AFLC
looked like…?
Dreaming of Reaching the USA

What will that take?
People with a common vision in one area, someone
to lead in that area.
Dreaming of Reaching the USA
What will that take?
Generous churches that will help support the
concept.
Dreaming of Reaching the USA

What will that take?
Perhaps a team of dedicated people to work, train,
publish, distribute,...
Dreaming of Reaching the USA
A true story
YouVersion, the Bible app
Dreaming of Reaching the USA

A true story
YouVersion, the Bible app – 124 million total installs
on unique mobile devices
Dreaming of Reaching the USA
Could that be us?
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This presentation will be shared at the 2014 AFLC Home Missions retreat in Mesa, AZ, as we look at what it might look like to start, equip, and promote AFLC churches in every major city in the US.

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Dreaming of Reaching the USA

  1. 1. Dreaming of Reaching the USA “…in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” Acts 1:8
  2. 2. Dreaming of Reaching the USA A church in every major US city… How?
  3. 3. Dreaming of Reaching the USA A church in every major US city… It starts with people planting churches.
  4. 4. Dreaming of Reaching the USA A church in every major US city… But how is word spread?
  5. 5. Dreaming of Reaching the USA A church in every major US city… And how are they equipped?
  6. 6. Dreaming of Reaching the USA A church in every major US city… What if…
  7. 7. Dreaming of Reaching the USA What if… Every cell church started with these things…
  8. 8. Dreaming of Reaching the USA Resources for learning and growth
  9. 9. Dreaming of Reaching the USA Resources for learning and growth …freely available and “open” resources
  10. 10. Dreaming of Reaching the USA Resources for learning and growth …Bible studies, videos of strong Bible teachers, VBS curriculum, powerpoint templates, website templates
  11. 11. Dreaming of Reaching the USA Resources for learning and growth What if writers, designers, producers, web developers and pastors provided these things?
  12. 12. Dreaming of Reaching the USA Resources for worship Freely available and “open” Christ-centered, Crosscentered music, based on accurate Lutheran doctrine
  13. 13. Dreaming of Reaching the USA Resources for worship Freely available and “open” liturgical elements for worship, such as…
  14. 14. Dreaming of Reaching the USA Resources for worship …a repository of call to worship Scriptures and texts, confession of sin Scriptures and texts, and more
  15. 15. Dreaming of Reaching the USA Resources for worship Freely available and “open” music arrangements that help bridge the gap between contemporary and traditional music, equipping young and old alike to lead and worship together
  16. 16. Dreaming of Reaching the USA Resources for advertising & promotion Every cell church had someone to guide them through the setup and strategy process of social media and email marketing?
  17. 17. Dreaming of Reaching the USA Resources for advertising & promotion Every cell church had a budget for social media & email advertising – or better yet, someone to do it for them?
  18. 18. Dreaming of Reaching the USA Resources for advertising & promotion Let’s get practical - what could this look like? Target by zip, age, interest, life stage
  19. 19. Dreaming of Reaching the USA Resources for advertising & promotion We could reach…
  20. 20. Dreaming of Reaching the USA Resources for advertising & promotion Newlyweds, young mothers, people who just moved into the neighborhood, conservatives, liberals, college kids…endless possibilities here.
  21. 21. Dreaming of Reaching the USA What if? In five years, not only Home Missions, but the AFLC looked like…?
  22. 22. Dreaming of Reaching the USA What if? In five years, not only Home Missions, but the AFLC looked like…?
  23. 23. Dreaming of Reaching the USA What will that take? People with a common vision in one area, someone to lead in that area.
  24. 24. Dreaming of Reaching the USA What will that take? Generous churches that will help support the concept.
  25. 25. Dreaming of Reaching the USA What will that take? Perhaps a team of dedicated people to work, train, publish, distribute, and equip.
  26. 26. Dreaming of Reaching the USA A true story YouVersion, the Bible app
  27. 27. Dreaming of Reaching the USA A true story YouVersion, the Bible app – 124 million total installs on unique mobile devices
  28. 28. Dreaming of Reaching the USA Could that be us?

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