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01 A Biblical Philosophy Of Church Planting

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01 A Biblical Philosophy Of Church Planting

  1. 1. A Biblical Philosophy of Church Planting DR. EARL D. JESSUP (Notes adapted from Dr. Robert McKeever)
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION - ACTS 1:8
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION - ACTS 1:8 • Definition: The New Testament Church is an organized body of saved and baptized believers united together for the main purpose of carrying out the Great Commission.
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION - ACTS 1:8 • Definition: The New Testament Church is an organized body of saved and baptized believers united together for the main purpose of carrying out the Great Commission. 1. Acts 1:8 clearly tells us where we are to be witnesses:
  5. 5. INTRODUCTION - ACTS 1:8 • Definition: The New Testament Church is an organized body of saved and baptized believers united together for the main purpose of carrying out the Great Commission. 1. Acts 1:8 clearly tells us where we are to be witnesses: a. In Jerusalem – Your home area.
  6. 6. INTRODUCTION - ACTS 1:8 • Definition: The New Testament Church is an organized body of saved and baptized believers united together for the main purpose of carrying out the Great Commission. 1. Acts 1:8 clearly tells us where we are to be witnesses: a. In Jerusalem – Your home area. b. In all Judea – Area around your home.
  7. 7. INTRODUCTION - ACTS 1:8 • Definition: The New Testament Church is an organized body of saved and baptized believers united together for the main purpose of carrying out the Great Commission. 1. Acts 1:8 clearly tells us where we are to be witnesses: a. In Jerusalem – Your home area. b. In all Judea – Area around your home. c. In Samaria – Cross cultural church planting.
  8. 8. INTRODUCTION - ACTS 1:8 • Definition: The New Testament Church is an organized body of saved and baptized believers united together for the main purpose of carrying out the Great Commission. 1. Acts 1:8 clearly tells us where we are to be witnesses: a. In Jerusalem – Your home area. b. In all Judea – Area around your home. c. In Samaria – Cross cultural church planting. d. And unto the uttermost parts of the earth – Regions beyond.
  9. 9. INTRODUCTION - ACTS 1:8 • Definition: The New Testament Church is an organized body of saved and baptized believers united together for the main purpose of carrying out the Great Commission. 1. Acts 1:8 clearly tells us where we are to be witnesses: a. In Jerusalem – Your home area. b. In all Judea – Area around your home. c. In Samaria – Cross cultural church planting. d. And unto the uttermost parts of the earth – Regions beyond. 2. The three most important words in Acts 1:8:
  10. 10. INTRODUCTION - ACTS 1:8 • Definition: The New Testament Church is an organized body of saved and baptized believers united together for the main purpose of carrying out the Great Commission. 1. Acts 1:8 clearly tells us where we are to be witnesses: a. In Jerusalem – Your home area. b. In all Judea – Area around your home. c. In Samaria – Cross cultural church planting. d. And unto the uttermost parts of the earth – Regions beyond. 2. The three most important words in Acts 1:8: a. Power – “Duminis” Power referring to the help or aid of the Holy Spirit.
  11. 11. INTRODUCTION - ACTS 1:8 • Definition: The New Testament Church is an organized body of saved and baptized believers united together for the main purpose of carrying out the Great Commission. 1. Acts 1:8 clearly tells us where we are to be witnesses: a. In Jerusalem – Your home area. b. In all Judea – Area around your home. c. In Samaria – Cross cultural church planting. d. And unto the uttermost parts of the earth – Regions beyond. 2. The three most important words in Acts 1:8: a. Power – “Duminis” Power referring to the help or aid of the Holy Spirit. b. Witness – “Martoos” Sacrificer of all even life itself.
  12. 12. INTRODUCTION - ACTS 1:8 • Definition: The New Testament Church is an organized body of saved and baptized believers united together for the main purpose of carrying out the Great Commission. 1. Acts 1:8 clearly tells us where we are to be witnesses: a. In Jerusalem – Your home area. b. In all Judea – Area around your home. c. In Samaria – Cross cultural church planting. d. And unto the uttermost parts of the earth – Regions beyond. 2. The three most important words in Acts 1:8: a. Power – “Duminis” Power referring to the help or aid of the Holy Spirit. b. Witness – “Martoos” Sacrificer of all even life itself. c. Both – All at the same time, simultaneously, the forgotten word of missions. The main mission of the local church is missions and our mission field is the world.
  13. 13. I. WHAT IS THE TWO FOLD GOAL OF MISSIONS?
  14. 14. I. WHAT IS THE TWO FOLD GOAL OF MISSIONS? A. EVANGELISM: PREACH TO REACH EACH.
  15. 15. I. WHAT IS THE TWO FOLD GOAL OF MISSIONS? A. EVANGELISM: PREACH TO REACH EACH. B. CHURCH PLANTING:
  16. 16. I. WHAT IS THE TWO FOLD GOAL OF MISSIONS? A. EVANGELISM: PREACH TO REACH EACH. B. CHURCH PLANTING: 1. The immediate objective of missions is to win the lost, and the ultimate objective of missions is to plant churches.
  17. 17. I. WHAT IS THE TWO FOLD GOAL OF MISSIONS? A. EVANGELISM: PREACH TO REACH EACH. B. CHURCH PLANTING: 1. The immediate objective of missions is to win the lost, and the ultimate objective of missions is to plant churches. 2. As indispensable as evangelism is to missions, it is incomplete without the formation of local churches.
  18. 18. I. WHAT IS THE TWO FOLD GOAL OF MISSIONS? A. EVANGELISM: PREACH TO REACH EACH. B. CHURCH PLANTING: 1. The immediate objective of missions is to win the lost, and the ultimate objective of missions is to plant churches. 2. As indispensable as evangelism is to missions, it is incomplete without the formation of local churches. 3. Planting churches involves sowing seed and the seed is the Word of God. (Luke 8:11; I Peter 1:23)
  19. 19. I. WHAT IS THE TWO FOLD GOAL OF MISSIONS? A. EVANGELISM: PREACH TO REACH EACH. B. CHURCH PLANTING: 1. The immediate objective of missions is to win the lost, and the ultimate objective of missions is to plant churches. 2. As indispensable as evangelism is to missions, it is incomplete without the formation of local churches. 3. Planting churches involves sowing seed and the seed is the Word of God. (Luke 8:11; I Peter 1:23) 4. In church planting, we sow the seed, but it is God that gives the increase. (I Corinthians 3:6)
  20. 20. I. WHAT IS THE TWO FOLD GOAL OF MISSIONS? A. EVANGELISM: PREACH TO REACH EACH. B. CHURCH PLANTING: 1. The immediate objective of missions is to win the lost, and the ultimate objective of missions is to plant churches. 2. As indispensable as evangelism is to missions, it is incomplete without the formation of local churches. 3. Planting churches involves sowing seed and the seed is the Word of God. (Luke 8:11; I Peter 1:23) 4. In church planting, we sow the seed, but it is God that gives the increase. (I Corinthians 3:6) 5. Once a church is established, our goal is to see that church become indigenous.
  21. 21. II. THE INDIGENOUS PRINCIPLE OF MISSIONS.
  22. 22. II. THE INDIGENOUS PRINCIPLE OF MISSIONS. A. DEFINITION: NATIVE OR NATURAL TO A COUNTRY OR AREA.
  23. 23. II. THE INDIGENOUS PRINCIPLE OF MISSIONS. A. DEFINITION: NATIVE OR NATURAL TO A COUNTRY OR AREA. B. QUESTION: WHEN IS A CHURCH INDIGENOUS? (THREE THINGS HAVE TO BE TRUE.)
  24. 24. II. THE INDIGENOUS PRINCIPLE OF MISSIONS. A. DEFINITION: NATIVE OR NATURAL TO A COUNTRY OR AREA. B. QUESTION: WHEN IS A CHURCH INDIGENOUS? (THREE THINGS HAVE TO BE TRUE.) 1. When it is “Self-governing”: Autonomous
  25. 25. II. THE INDIGENOUS PRINCIPLE OF MISSIONS. A. DEFINITION: NATIVE OR NATURAL TO A COUNTRY OR AREA. B. QUESTION: WHEN IS A CHURCH INDIGENOUS? (THREE THINGS HAVE TO BE TRUE.) 1. When it is “Self-governing”: Autonomous 2. When it is “Self-supporting”: Sufficient
  26. 26. II. THE INDIGENOUS PRINCIPLE OF MISSIONS. A. DEFINITION: NATIVE OR NATURAL TO A COUNTRY OR AREA. B. QUESTION: WHEN IS A CHURCH INDIGENOUS? (THREE THINGS HAVE TO BE TRUE.) 1. When it is “Self-governing”: Autonomous 2. When it is “Self-supporting”: Sufficient 3. When it is “Self-propagating”: Reproducing
  27. 27. II. THE INDIGENOUS PRINCIPLE OF MISSIONS. A. DEFINITION: NATIVE OR NATURAL TO A COUNTRY OR AREA. B. QUESTION: WHEN IS A CHURCH INDIGENOUS? (THREE THINGS HAVE TO BE TRUE.) 1. When it is “Self-governing”: Autonomous 2. When it is “Self-supporting”: Sufficient 3. When it is “Self-propagating”: Reproducing *Note: Remember that the church is more than an organization, it is a living organism.
  28. 28. II. THE INDIGENOUS PRINCIPLE OF MISSIONS. A. DEFINITION: NATIVE OR NATURAL TO A COUNTRY OR AREA. B. QUESTION: WHEN IS A CHURCH INDIGENOUS? (THREE THINGS HAVE TO BE TRUE.) 1. When it is “Self-governing”: Autonomous 2. When it is “Self-supporting”: Sufficient 3. When it is “Self-propagating”: Reproducing *Note: Remember that the church is more than an organization, it is a living organism. 1. Grow
  29. 29. II. THE INDIGENOUS PRINCIPLE OF MISSIONS. A. DEFINITION: NATIVE OR NATURAL TO A COUNTRY OR AREA. B. QUESTION: WHEN IS A CHURCH INDIGENOUS? (THREE THINGS HAVE TO BE TRUE.) 1. When it is “Self-governing”: Autonomous 2. When it is “Self-supporting”: Sufficient 3. When it is “Self-propagating”: Reproducing *Note: Remember that the church is more than an organization, it is a living organism. 1. Grow 2. Reproduce
  30. 30. III.THE MISSIONARY CHURCH PLANTER.
  31. 31. III.THE MISSIONARY CHURCH PLANTER. A. THE PASTOR IS CALLED BY THE LORD TO A CHURCH, BUT A MISSIONARY CHURCH PLANTER IS CALLED BY THE LORD TO A CITY!
  32. 32. III.THE MISSIONARY CHURCH PLANTER. A. THE PASTOR IS CALLED BY THE LORD TO A CHURCH, BUT A MISSIONARY CHURCH PLANTER IS CALLED BY THE LORD TO A CITY! B. THE WORK OF A CHURCH PLANTER INVOLVES THREE FACTORS:
  33. 33. III.THE MISSIONARY CHURCH PLANTER. A. THE PASTOR IS CALLED BY THE LORD TO A CHURCH, BUT A MISSIONARY CHURCH PLANTER IS CALLED BY THE LORD TO A CITY! B. THE WORK OF A CHURCH PLANTER INVOLVES THREE FACTORS: 1. Sonship: Soul-winning and evangelism
  34. 34. III.THE MISSIONARY CHURCH PLANTER. A. THE PASTOR IS CALLED BY THE LORD TO A CHURCH, BUT A MISSIONARY CHURCH PLANTER IS CALLED BY THE LORD TO A CITY! B. THE WORK OF A CHURCH PLANTER INVOLVES THREE FACTORS: 1. Sonship: Soul-winning and evangelism 2. Discipleship: Teaching converts
  35. 35. III.THE MISSIONARY CHURCH PLANTER. A. THE PASTOR IS CALLED BY THE LORD TO A CHURCH, BUT A MISSIONARY CHURCH PLANTER IS CALLED BY THE LORD TO A CITY! B. THE WORK OF A CHURCH PLANTER INVOLVES THREE FACTORS: 1. Sonship: Soul-winning and evangelism 2. Discipleship: Teaching converts 3. Leadership: Training leaders
  36. 36. III.THE MISSIONARY CHURCH PLANTER.
  37. 37. III.THE MISSIONARY CHURCH PLANTER. THE CHURCHTO BECOME INDIGENOUS. C. OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS FOR
  38. 38. III.THE MISSIONARY CHURCH PLANTER. THE CHURCHTO BECOME INDIGENOUS. C. OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS FOR 1. * Self-Governing
  39. 39. III.THE MISSIONARY CHURCH PLANTER. THE CHURCHTO BECOME INDIGENOUS. C. OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS FOR 1. * Self-Governing 2. * Self-Supporting
  40. 40. III.THE MISSIONARY CHURCH PLANTER. THE CHURCHTO BECOME INDIGENOUS. C. OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS FOR 1. * Self-Governing 2. * Self-Supporting 3. * Self-Propagating
  41. 41. III.THE MISSIONARY CHURCH PLANTER. THE CHURCHTO BECOME INDIGENOUS. C. OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS FOR 1. * Self-Governing 2. * Self-Supporting 3. * Self-Propagating D. THE COMPLETION OF THE CHURCH PLANTING PROCESS.
  42. 42. III.THE MISSIONARY CHURCH PLANTER. THE CHURCHTO BECOME INDIGENOUS. C. OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS FOR 1. * Self-Governing 2. * Self-Supporting 3. * Self-Propagating D. THE COMPLETION OF THE CHURCH PLANTING PROCESS. 1. Church Planter leaves and begins the process again. “Evangelist/ Missionary Church Planter”
  43. 43. III.THE MISSIONARY CHURCH PLANTER. THE CHURCHTO BECOME INDIGENOUS. C. OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS FOR 1. * Self-Governing 2. * Self-Supporting 3. * Self-Propagating D. THE COMPLETION OF THE CHURCH PLANTING PROCESS. 1. Church Planter leaves and begins the process again. “Evangelist/ Missionary Church Planter” 2. Church Planter stays and reproduces churches out of the local church. “Pastor/Church Planter”
  44. 44. III.THE MISSIONARY CHURCH PLANTER. THE CHURCHTO BECOME INDIGENOUS. C. OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS FOR 1. * Self-Governing 2. * Self-Supporting 3. * Self-Propagating D. THE COMPLETION OF THE CHURCH PLANTING PROCESS. 1. Church Planter leaves and begins the process again. “Evangelist/ Missionary Church Planter” 2. Church Planter stays and reproduces churches out of the local church. “Pastor/Church Planter” ✓ Evangelism is not complete until the evangelized become evangelists and the Great Commission is not complete until the church reproduces churches.
  45. 45. IV.THREE MISCONCEPTIONS THAT HINDER CHURCH PLANTING.
  46. 46. IV.THREE MISCONCEPTIONS THAT HINDER CHURCH PLANTING. A. THE MISCONCEPTION OF WHAT CONSTITUTES A MISSION FIELD.
  47. 47. IV.THREE MISCONCEPTIONS THAT HINDER CHURCH PLANTING. A. THE MISCONCEPTION OF WHAT CONSTITUTES A MISSION FIELD. 1. Missions has been reduced to geography.
  48. 48. IV.THREE MISCONCEPTIONS THAT HINDER CHURCH PLANTING. A. THE MISCONCEPTION OF WHAT CONSTITUTES A MISSION FIELD. 1. Missions has been reduced to geography. 2. Our mission field is the world.
  49. 49. IV.THREE MISCONCEPTIONS THAT HINDER CHURCH PLANTING. A. THE MISCONCEPTION OF WHAT CONSTITUTES A MISSION FIELD. 1. Missions has been reduced to geography. 2. Our mission field is the world. B. THE AVERAGE CHURCH’S MISCONCEPTION OF THE CHURCH PLANTER.
  50. 50. IV.THREE MISCONCEPTIONS THAT HINDER CHURCH PLANTING. A. THE MISCONCEPTION OF WHAT CONSTITUTES A MISSION FIELD. 1. Missions has been reduced to geography. 2. Our mission field is the world. B. THE AVERAGE CHURCH’S MISCONCEPTION OF THE CHURCH PLANTER. C. THE CHURCH PLANTER’S MISCONCEPTION OF BUILDING INDIGENOUS churches.
  51. 51. IV.THREE MISCONCEPTIONS THAT HINDER CHURCH PLANTING. A. THE MISCONCEPTION OF WHAT CONSTITUTES A MISSION FIELD. 1. Missions has been reduced to geography. 2. Our mission field is the world. B. THE AVERAGE CHURCH’S MISCONCEPTION OF THE CHURCH PLANTER. C. THE CHURCH PLANTER’S MISCONCEPTION OF BUILDING INDIGENOUS churches. 1. The three most common errors that a church planter makes:
  52. 52. IV.THREE MISCONCEPTIONS THAT HINDER CHURCH PLANTING. A. THE MISCONCEPTION OF WHAT CONSTITUTES A MISSION FIELD. 1. Missions has been reduced to geography. 2. Our mission field is the world. B. THE AVERAGE CHURCH’S MISCONCEPTION OF THE CHURCH PLANTER. C. THE CHURCH PLANTER’S MISCONCEPTION OF BUILDING INDIGENOUS churches. 1. The three most common errors that a church planter makes: a. Dependent on outside support.
  53. 53. IV.THREE MISCONCEPTIONS THAT HINDER CHURCH PLANTING. A. THE MISCONCEPTION OF WHAT CONSTITUTES A MISSION FIELD. 1. Missions has been reduced to geography. 2. Our mission field is the world. B. THE AVERAGE CHURCH’S MISCONCEPTION OF THE CHURCH PLANTER. C. THE CHURCH PLANTER’S MISCONCEPTION OF BUILDING INDIGENOUS churches. 1. The three most common errors that a church planter makes: a. Dependent on outside support. b. Dependent on the church planter.
  54. 54. IV.THREE MISCONCEPTIONS THAT HINDER CHURCH PLANTING. A. THE MISCONCEPTION OF WHAT CONSTITUTES A MISSION FIELD. 1. Missions has been reduced to geography. 2. Our mission field is the world. B. THE AVERAGE CHURCH’S MISCONCEPTION OF THE CHURCH PLANTER. C. THE CHURCH PLANTER’S MISCONCEPTION OF BUILDING INDIGENOUS churches. 1. The three most common errors that a church planter makes: a. Dependent on outside support. b. Dependent on the church planter. c. Dependent on outside leadership.
  55. 55. IV.THREE MISCONCEPTIONS THAT HINDER CHURCH PLANTING. A. THE MISCONCEPTION OF WHAT CONSTITUTES A MISSION FIELD. 1. Missions has been reduced to geography. 2. Our mission field is the world. B. THE AVERAGE CHURCH’S MISCONCEPTION OF THE CHURCH PLANTER. C. THE CHURCH PLANTER’S MISCONCEPTION OF BUILDING INDIGENOUS churches. 1. The three most common errors that a church planter makes: a. Dependent on outside support. b. Dependent on the church planter. c. Dependent on outside leadership. 2. Be careful you don’t develop a welfare mentality.
  56. 56. V. CHURCH PLANTERS NEED TO BUILD MISSIONARY- HEARTED CHURCHES.
  57. 57. V. CHURCH PLANTERS NEED TO BUILD MISSIONARY- HEARTED CHURCHES. A. CHURCHES STARTED BY MISSIONARIES SHOULD BE SUPPORTING MISSIONS.
  58. 58. V. CHURCH PLANTERS NEED TO BUILD MISSIONARY- HEARTED CHURCHES. A. CHURCHES STARTED BY MISSIONARIES SHOULD BE SUPPORTING MISSIONS. B. START SUPPORTING MISSIONARIES FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.
  59. 59. V. CHURCH PLANTERS NEED TO BUILD MISSIONARY- HEARTED CHURCHES. A. CHURCHES STARTED BY MISSIONARIES SHOULD BE SUPPORTING MISSIONS. B. START SUPPORTING MISSIONARIES FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. 1. God blesses a church that gives to missions.
  60. 60. V. CHURCH PLANTERS NEED TO BUILD MISSIONARY- HEARTED CHURCHES. A. CHURCHES STARTED BY MISSIONARIES SHOULD BE SUPPORTING MISSIONS. B. START SUPPORTING MISSIONARIES FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. 1. God blesses a church that gives to missions. 2. God promises to supply all your church’s needs. Philippians 4:19 “If you want a healthy church, put it on a missionary diet.” Harold Sightler
  61. 61. CONCLUSION:
  62. 62. CONCLUSION: 1. We need to get back to the basics and planting churches in America.
  63. 63. CONCLUSION: 1. We need to get back to the basics and planting churches in America. a. Church planting is the only answer for North America.
  64. 64. CONCLUSION: 1. We need to get back to the basics and planting churches in America. a. Church planting is the only answer for North America. b. Church planting is the only answer for the world.
  65. 65. CONCLUSION: 1. We need to get back to the basics and planting churches in America. a. Church planting is the only answer for North America. b. Church planting is the only answer for the world. 2. We can increase our mission force by increasing our mission source.
  66. 66. CONCLUSION: 1. We need to get back to the basics and planting churches in America. a. Church planting is the only answer for North America. b. Church planting is the only answer for the world. 2. We can increase our mission force by increasing our mission source. “GREAT COMMISSION” Luke 24:46-47 The Light that shines the FARTHEST around the world shines the BRIGHTEST here at home.

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