The Acts 16:5 InitiativeThe Acts 16:5 InitiativeDevelop a Defining VisionDevelop a Defining Vision
www.vitalchurchesinstitute.com
Building a Church from Scratch
Reflectively-PracticedPrinciple-Patterned“Gathered-Scattered” AttentiveNeed-ResponsiveDisciple-DirectedBiblically-BasedSpir...
DoxologicalKoinonial MissionalThe 3-D Church
Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church – Kansas City
The Double Focus of MinistryThe church, the Body of Christ, has two aspects: the person and the groupThe Double Focus of M...
The Double Focus of Ministry:the person and the groupFor as in one body we have many members,and not all the members have ...
WitnessPrayerCareWordWith-meSend© 2004 E. Stanley OttGive
MissionalEndeavor WorshipFellowshipDiscipleshipLeadershipMinistry Mobilization© 2004 E. Stanley OttGenerosity
The Double Focus of MinistryThe church, the Body of Christ, has two aspects: the person and the groupThe Double Focus of M...
WORDSHAREPRAYERSend to ministry and mission© 2004 E. Stanley OttThe Small Group Movement – groups of 2 or 3 up to 14
Some Acts 16:5 Next Steps1. Word-Share-Prayer every committee/board2. A new expectation that our Lord has a futurefor us3....
Missional Endeavor:Shape up AND Ship out!
DoxologicalKoinonial MissionalThe 3-D Church
The Three-Fold Missional MandateShow up - Speak up - Stand up‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,because he has anointed me...
‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me tobring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim r...
Every Life
Missional Endeavor:Gathered - Scattered
GatheredAttraction draws people like iron filings are drawn to a magnet.
ScatteredPeople diffuse through the community the way ink diffuses through water.
The Missional Cycle
KnowKnow andand experienceexperiencethethe GodGod who loves youwho loves youREACHREACH
EquipEquip andand care forcare forthethe peoplepeople God gives youGod gives youGROWGROW
EngageEngage thethe worldworldto which God sends youto which God sends youSENDSEND
The Missional Cycle
Growing Discipleswith the Ministry Cycle:Reach-Grow-Send
WitnessPrayerCareWordWith-meSend© 2004 E. Stanley OttGive
SPIRIT-DRIVENBIBLICALLY-BASEDDISCIPLE-DIRECTEDNEED-RESPONSIVEGATHERED-SCATTERED ATTENTIVEPRINCIPLE-PATTERNEDREFLECTIVELY-P...
REACHGROWSEND© 2004 E. Stanley Ott
Aligning a ministry withthe Ministry Cyclealign congregational ministriesReach Grow Sendwitness care sendprayer Word givew...
Ministry CycleREACHGROWSENDMinistry or Activity: _____Young at Heart__
Ministry CycleREACH Host a St. Patrick’s Day Party.Everyone to bring a “green” food itemEveryone bring a friend or twoBegi...
“Layering” is the practice of aligning existingministries with additional ways of employing theDefining PracticesBegin wit...
Ministry CycleREACHWitnessGROWPrayerCareWordWith-meSENDGiveSendMinistry or Activity: _____________
Ministry CycleReachWitness Add a “Friday Night Live” all night funGrowPrayer Pray for students by name. 30 CovenantsCare A...
MinistryCycleReach Host a cook out at Joan Smith’s. Eachgroup member or family bring a guest.Grow Introduce 30 day prayer ...
Exercise: use the Reach-Grow-Send format tosuggest ways to re-shapeone of the followingministries:Leadership retreatMinist...
Three Keys to aCongregation
1stKey to a Missional Congregation:The Vital 3-D Church
2nd Key to a Missional Congregation:A Missional People
This is Discipleship
The Halverson Benediction“Wherever you go, God is sendingyou, wherever you are, God hasput you there, He has a purpose iny...
3rdKey to a Missional Congregation:Missional MinistriesAndMissional Emphases
Adaptive Challengesand Action Learning
Technical Challenge- Linear Planning - FlowchartIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII...
Share an adaptive challengeShare an adaptive challengefacing your churchfacing your church
An Adaptive Challenge
Elements of theAction Learning Process
The Project Question– An Adaptive Challege:ObjectiveOpportunityObstacle
The Action Learning Team (ALT)
The Questioning and Reflection Process
Two Ground Rules:1.Speak only to ask a question or inresponse to a question.2. The learning coach has the power tointerven...
Two ALT videos
ACTION LEARNING
The Commitment to Taking Action
The Commitment to Learning
LEARNING COACH• GUIDES THE ACTION LEARNING PROCESS• KEEPS FOCUS ON LEARNING AND ACTION• ENSURES PARTICIPATION FROM THE WHO...
Some Action Learning Training SlidesTo get them go towww.vitalchurchesinstitute.comLogin Username:Password:
Leadership Matters
discipleship developmentGrowing Disciples byMeans of MinistryTeamsCommittees are onedimensionalMinistry teams arethree dim...
discipleship developmentFour practices that turncommittees into teams:1.Word-Share-Prayer2.Rotating PrayerCovenants3.Quart...
"Shift from a controlling leadershipto a permission-giving leadership"YES!A NEW IDEA!Does it move us inthe direction of ou...
The significance of apermission-givingenvironment
Levels of “Sending”permission-givingministry1. We tell you what to do.2. You ask us what to do.3. You ask us for permissio...
The Power of Goal Setting and Planning
S.M.A.R.T. GoalsS – SpecificM – MeasurableA – Aim HighR – RealisticT – Timeline (or deadline)
Greek: the more youknow the more educatedyou are!
Hebrew: you are aseducated as you do whatyou know!
Moving from Greek toHebrew takesLeadership!
Shape UPANDShip OUTGlorify GodGrowDisciplesMeetHumanNeed
1.1. Did the learnerDid the learner like itlike it??2.2. Did the learnerDid the learner learn itlearn it??3.3. Did the lea...
master defining practicesTAKETHEADVENTURE!
The Three-Fold Missional MandateShow up - Speak up - Stand up‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,because he has anointed me...
www.vitalchurchesinstitute.com
Some of the challengesSome of the challengeswe face in thewe face in the cultureculture
Dadipad
In times of rapid changeIn times of rapid changewhat you know can mis-leadwhat you know can mis-leadyou .you .Michael Marq...
Make Vision Shift 1Make Vision Shift 1Shift from your present hopes for yourShift from your present hopes for yourcongrega...
Incline(transformationional)Recline(traditional)decline
Make Vision Shift 2Make Vision Shift 2Shift from merely running programs toShift from merely running programs toimplementi...
Reflectively-PracticedPrinciple-Patterned“Gathered-Scattered” AttentiveNeed-ResponsiveDisciple-DirectedBiblically-BasedSpir...
Glorify GodGrowDisciplesMeetHumanNeedThe 3-D Christian Life
DoxologicalKoinonial MissionalThe 3-D Church
The 3-D Christian LIfestyle
Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church – Kansas City
Align your personallifestyle and that of yourpeople with yourcongregational vision
A Profile of a DiscipleDoxological - Know, love and Experience the God who loves usFaith in JesusWeekly worshipDaily devot...
The Devotional LifeThe Devotional Life
Hospitality: the Emmaus Mealwww.VitalChurchesInstitute.comUsername: Emmaus Password: hospitality
WORDSHAREPRAYERThe Small Group MeetingSend to ministry and mission
The 50% GoalThe 50% GoalDevotional lifeDevotional lifeEmmaus MealEmmaus MealSeeing self as sentSeeing self as sentWord-Sha...
The 50% GoalThe 50% GoalReach the 50%Reach the 50%through the 20%through the 20%
First Follower Leadership Lessonsfrom Dancing Guy
WORDSHAREPRAYERSend to ministry and mission© 2004 E. Stanley Ott4-7 weeks 90 Days of Prayer Discipleship Essentials (Ogden...
Multiplying Triads(The Principle of Multiplication)
Some Acts 16:5 Next Steps1. Word-Share-Prayer every committee/board2. A new expectation that our Lord has a futurefor us3....
WitnessPrayerCareWordWith-meSend© 2004 E. Stanley OttGIVE
MissionalEndeavorWorshipFellowshipDiscipleshipFellowshipMinistry Mobilization© 2004 E. Stanley OttGenerosity(Stewardship)
© 2003 E. Stanley OttMinistryMobilizationDiscipleshipFellowshipWorshipMissionalEndeavorTheActs 16:5ChurchLeadership
www.missionalchurch.com
Adaptive Challenge- Non-Linear Planning
ACTION LEARNING: Finding our way in turbulent timesREADYFIREAIMQ & RACTIONLEARNING
Permission-giving leadership
ACTION LEARNING TEAMS
Adaptive Challenges andAction Learning
Prepare Your Church for ChristmasVisitors – Hospitality ReviewEvangelismCoach.org
http://clarkcowden.wordpress.com/2011/11/13/what-is-missional/
SPIRIT-DRIVENBIBLICALLY-BASEDDISCIPLE-DIRECTEDNEED-RESPONSIVEGATHERED-SCATTERED ATTENTIVEPRINCIPLE-PATTERNEDREFLECTIVELY-P...
WitnessPrayerCareWordWith-meSend© 2004 E. Stanley OttThe 3-D Lifestyle
Identify your “few”1. Those who live in yourhome.2. Your family memberswherever they may be.3. Your small group4. Your com...
Some Action Learning Training SlidesTo get them go towww.vitalchurchesinstitute.comLogin Username:Password:
Why are we doing this?The world is changing and we need to change to meetthe world’s needs. “Today’s turbulent world force...
So what does that mean to us?• Our church has an Acts 16:5 leadership teamthat prays, studies and works with our Sessionan...
What does an Action Learning Team(ALT) do?Address an adaptive challenge - an objective,opportunity or obstacle – something...
When?The Action Learning Group beginswhen the Session or otherappropriate authority blesses theformation of an ALT to solv...
Who?Four to Eight imaginative and high initiativepeople with a passion for the challengeassigned the ALT. People with soun...
Our Working Agreements“Let us be the people of God before we do the work of thepeople of God.”- Chuck Miller• Set a meetin...
Covenant Ideas• Engage in Word-Share-Prayer at each meeting• Share a meal once a quarter• Rotate monthly prayer partners• ...
More Covenant Ideas• Keep team confidentiality• Communicate!• Clarify vision and expectations• Serve with freedom and with...
1. Speak by asking questions or answeringthem. This rule prevents people from just offering opinions based onwhat they alr...
Assess the project – what arewe asked to solve, design,implement, launch?What is the opportunity,objective, or obstacle th...
How?• Focus on the right questions rather than the right answers• Clarify the nature of the objective, opportunity or obst...
Meeting 2, 3 or 4• Word-Share-Prayer• Reframe the project• Set goals• List issues• Communicate tocongregation and Sessiona...
Meeting 3, 4 or 5• Word-Share-Prayer• Present knowledge• What learning do we seek?• What experimental actions willadvance ...
Meeting 4, 5 or 6• Word-Share-Prayer• Alternative solutions?• Resources?• Further experimental actions?• Change/transition...
Meeting 5, 6 or 7• Word, share, prayer• Choose a solution• Develop action plan• Address change and transition issues• Comm...
Meeting 6, 7 or 8• Word, share, prayer• Present to Session if appropriate• Implement plan• Share learnings, solutions, and...
A key website for action learning is theWorld Institute of Action Learning:www.wial.orgwww.wial.org/publications/articles
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  • One member of the team will be the learning coach – keeping focus on learning as well as action – guides the team to reflect on its learning and problem solving. Keeps the process moving, but also slows it down enough that adequate reflection occurs before action is taken.
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    1. 1. The Acts 16:5 InitiativeThe Acts 16:5 InitiativeDevelop a Defining VisionDevelop a Defining Vision
    2. 2. www.vitalchurchesinstitute.com
    3. 3. Building a Church from Scratch
    4. 4. Reflectively-PracticedPrinciple-Patterned“Gathered-Scattered” AttentiveNeed-ResponsiveDisciple-DirectedBiblically-BasedSpirit-Driven“Gathered-Scattered” AttentiveReflectively-PracticedDisciple-DirectedSpirit-DrivenLife-Changing Transformational MinistryThe Foundation of a Vision for Ministry
    5. 5. DoxologicalKoinonial MissionalThe 3-D Church
    6. 6. Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church – Kansas City
    7. 7. The Double Focus of MinistryThe church, the Body of Christ, has two aspects: the person and the groupThe Double Focus of Ministry(The Individual and the Group)
    8. 8. The Double Focus of Ministry:the person and the groupFor as in one body we have many members,and not all the members have the same function,so we, who are many, are one body in Christ,and individually we are members one of another.Romans 12:4-5
    9. 9. WitnessPrayerCareWordWith-meSend© 2004 E. Stanley OttGive
    10. 10. MissionalEndeavor WorshipFellowshipDiscipleshipLeadershipMinistry Mobilization© 2004 E. Stanley OttGenerosity
    11. 11. The Double Focus of MinistryThe church, the Body of Christ, has two aspects: the person and the groupThe Double Focus of Ministry(The Individual and the Group)
    12. 12. WORDSHAREPRAYERSend to ministry and mission© 2004 E. Stanley OttThe Small Group Movement – groups of 2 or 3 up to 14
    13. 13. Some Acts 16:5 Next Steps1. Word-Share-Prayer every committee/board2. A new expectation that our Lord has a futurefor us3. Organization of a vision team with the pastor4. Clarify your congregation’s Defining Vision5. Begin to align your people’s lifestyle – andyour ministries (programs) with your vision6. Begin to teach people the 3-D lifestyle ofwitness, prayer, care, Word, with-me, send7. Become a church of small groups
    14. 14. Missional Endeavor:Shape up AND Ship out!
    15. 15. DoxologicalKoinonial MissionalThe 3-D Church
    16. 16. The Three-Fold Missional MandateShow up - Speak up - Stand up‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,because he has anointed me to bring goodnews to the poor. He has sent me to proclaimrelease to the captives and recovery of sight tothe blind, to let the oppressed go free, toproclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.’Luke 4:18-19
    17. 17. ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me tobring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim releaseto the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let theoppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.’Jesus’ eyes saw the true needs of the people in front of him:BarimaeusWidow of NainCanaanite woman’s daughterWoman at the wellThe Centurian’s SonWedding in CanaLepersReceive People eyes – in your own head– seeing through the eyes of Jesus for people
    18. 18. Every Life
    19. 19. Missional Endeavor:Gathered - Scattered
    20. 20. GatheredAttraction draws people like iron filings are drawn to a magnet.
    21. 21. ScatteredPeople diffuse through the community the way ink diffuses through water.
    22. 22. The Missional Cycle
    23. 23. KnowKnow andand experienceexperiencethethe GodGod who loves youwho loves youREACHREACH
    24. 24. EquipEquip andand care forcare forthethe peoplepeople God gives youGod gives youGROWGROW
    25. 25. EngageEngage thethe worldworldto which God sends youto which God sends youSENDSEND
    26. 26. The Missional Cycle
    27. 27. Growing Discipleswith the Ministry Cycle:Reach-Grow-Send
    28. 28. WitnessPrayerCareWordWith-meSend© 2004 E. Stanley OttGive
    29. 29. SPIRIT-DRIVENBIBLICALLY-BASEDDISCIPLE-DIRECTEDNEED-RESPONSIVEGATHERED-SCATTERED ATTENTIVEPRINCIPLE-PATTERNEDREFLECTIVELY-PRACTICEDThe Practice of Life-changing Transformational MinistryThe Foundation of a Vision for MinistryREACH | GROW | SEND© 2004 E. Stanley Ott
    30. 30. REACHGROWSEND© 2004 E. Stanley Ott
    31. 31. Aligning a ministry withthe Ministry Cyclealign congregational ministriesReach Grow Sendwitness care sendprayer Word givewith-me© 2004 E. Stanley Ott
    32. 32. Ministry CycleREACHGROWSENDMinistry or Activity: _____Young at Heart__
    33. 33. Ministry CycleREACH Host a St. Patrick’s Day Party.Everyone to bring a “green” food itemEveryone bring a friend or twoBegin each weekly meeting with prayerGROW mentioning by name present/absentPair off for 30 Day Prayer CovenantsDistribute a name, address, email sheetAsk people to identify one person tothe evening insights with.SEND Work day at the local woman’s shelterMinistry or Activity: Singles +
    34. 34. “Layering” is the practice of aligning existingministries with additional ways of employing theDefining PracticesBegin with a Sunday School classLAYER 1: add small groupswithin the classLAYER 2: add the month-longprayer covenantLAYER 3: add quarterly mealsLAYER 4: add a Bible versememory challengealign congregational ministries© 2004 E. Stanley Ott
    35. 35. Ministry CycleREACHWitnessGROWPrayerCareWordWith-meSENDGiveSendMinistry or Activity: _____________
    36. 36. Ministry CycleReachWitness Add a “Friday Night Live” all night funGrowPrayer Pray for students by name. 30 CovenantsCare Add “chat room” small groupsWord Teaching and materials for bed-time QTWith-me Students as leaders of Friday Night LiveSendSend Involve students in a local mission project as a way ofGive teaching them to give themselves to othersMinistry or Activity: Middle School YouthMinistry Aug 15, 2003
    37. 37. MinistryCycleReach Host a cook out at Joan Smith’s. Eachgroup member or family bring a guest.Grow Introduce 30 day prayer covenantsAdd small groups in homes 8:15-9:30Send Ask people to memorize the HalversonBenedictionMinistry or Activity: Gathering BibleStudy for Adults Wednesday 7-8p.m. 9/15/06
    38. 38. Exercise: use the Reach-Grow-Send format tosuggest ways to re-shapeone of the followingministries:Leadership retreatMinistry to mothers of smallchildrenMen’s breakfast Bible studySunday SchoolMinistry of your choicealign congregational ministries© 2004 E. Stanley Ott
    39. 39. Three Keys to aCongregation
    40. 40. 1stKey to a Missional Congregation:The Vital 3-D Church
    41. 41. 2nd Key to a Missional Congregation:A Missional People
    42. 42. This is Discipleship
    43. 43. The Halverson Benediction“Wherever you go, God is sendingyou, wherever you are, God hasput you there, He has a purpose inyour being there. Christ Whoindwells you has something Hewants to do through you where youare. Believe this and go in Hisgrace and love and power.”- Richard C. Halverson
    44. 44. 3rdKey to a Missional Congregation:Missional MinistriesAndMissional Emphases
    45. 45. Adaptive Challengesand Action Learning
    46. 46. Technical Challenge- Linear Planning - FlowchartIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
    47. 47. Share an adaptive challengeShare an adaptive challengefacing your churchfacing your church
    48. 48. An Adaptive Challenge
    49. 49. Elements of theAction Learning Process
    50. 50. The Project Question– An Adaptive Challege:ObjectiveOpportunityObstacle
    51. 51. The Action Learning Team (ALT)
    52. 52. The Questioning and Reflection Process
    53. 53. Two Ground Rules:1.Speak only to ask a question or inresponse to a question.2. The learning coach has the power tointervene•(Michael Marquardt)
    54. 54. Two ALT videos
    55. 55. ACTION LEARNING
    56. 56. The Commitment to Taking Action
    57. 57. The Commitment to Learning
    58. 58. LEARNING COACH• GUIDES THE ACTION LEARNING PROCESS• KEEPS FOCUS ON LEARNING AND ACTION• ENSURES PARTICIPATION FROM THE WHOLE TEAM• LINKS TEAM TO OTHER LEADERSHIP• OBSERVES & COMMENTS ON GROUP PROCESS
    59. 59. Some Action Learning Training SlidesTo get them go towww.vitalchurchesinstitute.comLogin Username:Password:
    60. 60. Leadership Matters
    61. 61. discipleship developmentGrowing Disciples byMeans of MinistryTeamsCommittees are onedimensionalMinistry teams arethree dimensional© 2004 E. Stanley Ott
    62. 62. discipleship developmentFour practices that turncommittees into teams:1.Word-Share-Prayer2.Rotating PrayerCovenants3.Quarterly meals4.Annual overnight retreatThe Seven Threads© 2004 E. Stanley Ott
    63. 63. "Shift from a controlling leadershipto a permission-giving leadership"YES!A NEW IDEA!Does it move us inthe direction of ourDEFINING VISION?
    64. 64. The significance of apermission-givingenvironment
    65. 65. Levels of “Sending”permission-givingministry1. We tell you what to do.2. You ask us what to do.3. You ask us for permission forwhat you want to do.4. You act on your own but informus immediately.5. You act on your own and informus routinely.6. You Act on your own.© 2003 E. Stanley Ottthe acts 16:5 initiative
    66. 66. The Power of Goal Setting and Planning
    67. 67. S.M.A.R.T. GoalsS – SpecificM – MeasurableA – Aim HighR – RealisticT – Timeline (or deadline)
    68. 68. Greek: the more youknow the more educatedyou are!
    69. 69. Hebrew: you are aseducated as you do whatyou know!
    70. 70. Moving from Greek toHebrew takesLeadership!
    71. 71. Shape UPANDShip OUTGlorify GodGrowDisciplesMeetHumanNeed
    72. 72. 1.1. Did the learnerDid the learner like itlike it??2.2. Did the learnerDid the learner learn itlearn it??3.3. Did the learnerDid the learner live itlive it??4.4. DidDid it lastit last??
    73. 73. master defining practicesTAKETHEADVENTURE!
    74. 74. The Three-Fold Missional MandateShow up - Speak up - Stand up‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,because he has anointed me to bring goodnews to the poor. He has sent me to proclaimrelease to the captives and recovery of sight tothe blind, to let the oppressed go free, toproclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.’Luke 4:18-19
    75. 75. www.vitalchurchesinstitute.com
    76. 76. Some of the challengesSome of the challengeswe face in thewe face in the cultureculture
    77. 77. Dadipad
    78. 78. In times of rapid changeIn times of rapid changewhat you know can mis-leadwhat you know can mis-leadyou .you .Michael Marquardt
    79. 79. Make Vision Shift 1Make Vision Shift 1Shift from your present hopes for yourShift from your present hopes for yourcongregationcongregation’s future to the high’s future to the highexpectation that God has aexpectation that God has atransformational future for your church.transformational future for your church.
    80. 80. Incline(transformationional)Recline(traditional)decline
    81. 81. Make Vision Shift 2Make Vision Shift 2Shift from merely running programs toShift from merely running programs toimplementing a vision for ministry.implementing a vision for ministry.
    82. 82. Reflectively-PracticedPrinciple-Patterned“Gathered-Scattered” AttentiveNeed-ResponsiveDisciple-DirectedBiblically-BasedSpirit-Driven“Gathered-Scattered” AttentiveReflectively-PracticedDisciple-DirectedSpirit-DrivenLife-Changing Transformational MinistryThe Foundation of a Vision for Ministry
    83. 83. Glorify GodGrowDisciplesMeetHumanNeedThe 3-D Christian Life
    84. 84. DoxologicalKoinonial MissionalThe 3-D Church
    85. 85. The 3-D Christian LIfestyle
    86. 86. Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church – Kansas City
    87. 87. Align your personallifestyle and that of yourpeople with yourcongregational vision
    88. 88. A Profile of a DiscipleDoxological - Know, love and Experience the God who loves usFaith in JesusWeekly worshipDaily devotional lifeThe fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)Koinonial - Equip and care for the people God gives usPeople eyes (eyes of Jesus for people)Private meals with friends and strangersParticipate in a face-to-face groupCommit a percent of my income to God’s workServe my church with specific ministryMissional - Engage the World to which God sends usPeople eyes (eyes of Jesus for people)Complete my work with excellenceOffer the compassion of JesusBear witness to JesusStand up for what is right.
    89. 89. The Devotional LifeThe Devotional Life
    90. 90. Hospitality: the Emmaus Mealwww.VitalChurchesInstitute.comUsername: Emmaus Password: hospitality
    91. 91. WORDSHAREPRAYERThe Small Group MeetingSend to ministry and mission
    92. 92. The 50% GoalThe 50% GoalDevotional lifeDevotional lifeEmmaus MealEmmaus MealSeeing self as sentSeeing self as sentWord-Share-Word-Share-PrayerPrayer
    93. 93. The 50% GoalThe 50% GoalReach the 50%Reach the 50%through the 20%through the 20%
    94. 94. First Follower Leadership Lessonsfrom Dancing Guy
    95. 95. WORDSHAREPRAYERSend to ministry and mission© 2004 E. Stanley Ott4-7 weeks 90 Days of Prayer Discipleship Essentials (Ogden)WSP Destiny series Unbinding Your Soul (Reese)Increasing Level of Commitment
    96. 96. Multiplying Triads(The Principle of Multiplication)
    97. 97. Some Acts 16:5 Next Steps1. Word-Share-Prayer every committee/board2. A new expectation that our Lord has a futurefor us3. Organization of a vision team with the pastor4. Clarify your congregation’s Defining Vision5. Begin to align your people’s lifestyle – andyour ministries (programs) with your vision6. Begin to teach people the 3-D lifestyle ofwitness, prayer, care, Word, with-me, send7. Become a church of small groups
    98. 98. WitnessPrayerCareWordWith-meSend© 2004 E. Stanley OttGIVE
    99. 99. MissionalEndeavorWorshipFellowshipDiscipleshipFellowshipMinistry Mobilization© 2004 E. Stanley OttGenerosity(Stewardship)
    100. 100. © 2003 E. Stanley OttMinistryMobilizationDiscipleshipFellowshipWorshipMissionalEndeavorTheActs 16:5ChurchLeadership
    101. 101. www.missionalchurch.com
    102. 102. Adaptive Challenge- Non-Linear Planning
    103. 103. ACTION LEARNING: Finding our way in turbulent timesREADYFIREAIMQ & RACTIONLEARNING
    104. 104. Permission-giving leadership
    105. 105. ACTION LEARNING TEAMS
    106. 106. Adaptive Challenges andAction Learning
    107. 107. Prepare Your Church for ChristmasVisitors – Hospitality ReviewEvangelismCoach.org
    108. 108. http://clarkcowden.wordpress.com/2011/11/13/what-is-missional/
    109. 109. SPIRIT-DRIVENBIBLICALLY-BASEDDISCIPLE-DIRECTEDNEED-RESPONSIVEGATHERED-SCATTERED ATTENTIVEPRINCIPLE-PATTERNEDREFLECTIVELY-PRACTICEDThe Practice of Life-changing Transformational MinistryThe Foundation of a Transformational Vision for MinistryWITNESS | PRAYER | CARE | WORD | WITH-ME | SEND
    110. 110. WitnessPrayerCareWordWith-meSend© 2004 E. Stanley OttThe 3-D Lifestyle
    111. 111. Identify your “few”1. Those who live in yourhome.2. Your family memberswherever they may be.3. Your small group4. Your committee, ministryteam or leadership team.5. Random individuals intowhose lives you are led toinvest yourself in.design for personal lifestyle
    112. 112. Some Action Learning Training SlidesTo get them go towww.vitalchurchesinstitute.comLogin Username:Password:
    113. 113. Why are we doing this?The world is changing and we need to change to meetthe world’s needs. “Today’s turbulent world forces us tolearn faster and better in order to survive. Problems areever more difficult for us to decipher, much less tounderstand and resolve. Dilworth (1998) said thatchange “now tends to outdistance our ability to learn.”Existing knowledge tends to misdirect rather thanfacilitate problem resolution.”Michael Marquardt, Action Learning in Action
    114. 114. So what does that mean to us?• Our church has an Acts 16:5 leadership teamthat prays, studies and works with our Sessionand other leaders to build the church• The leadership team called you…the ActionLearning Team (ALT) to address variousopportunities for growth and vitality• As new opportunities and challenges arise,more ALTs may be called
    115. 115. What does an Action Learning Team(ALT) do?Address an adaptive challenge - an objective,opportunity or obstacle – something for which ourpresent knowledge is inadequate – for which wedon’t have a ready-made solution. Something thesolution for which would be significant.
    116. 116. When?The Action Learning Group beginswhen the Session or otherappropriate authority blesses theformation of an ALT to solve asignificant challenge and toimplement its solution.“Now that you know these things [reflection],you will be blessed if you do them [action].”John 13:17
    117. 117. Who?Four to Eight imaginative and high initiativepeople with a passion for the challengeassigned the ALT. People with sound rapportand relationship with the congregation,Session, and the pastor.
    118. 118. Our Working Agreements“Let us be the people of God before we do the work of thepeople of God.”- Chuck Miller• Set a meeting time – commit to the time necessary to doa good job – such as an evening meeting three weeks amonth for three months or a Saturday all day meetingonce a month for 4 to 7 months and so on.• 20 minutes of Word-Share-Prayer• Team introductions• Establish team covenant and rules
    119. 119. Covenant Ideas• Engage in Word-Share-Prayer at each meeting• Share a meal once a quarter• Rotate monthly prayer partners• Engage in Bible study and prayer in our personal lives• Develop friendships with others on team• Keep team conversation within team• Communicate directly and thoroughly
    120. 120. More Covenant Ideas• Keep team confidentiality• Communicate!• Clarify vision and expectations• Serve with freedom and withinboundaries• Loyalty
    121. 121. 1. Speak by asking questions or answeringthem. This rule prevents people from just offering opinions based onwhat they already know. In the first meetings of the group, the asking andanswering of questions about the challenge the group is seeking to solveopens everyone to new ideas – that’s why it is an action-LEARNINGgroup.2. The learning coach has authority to intervene.This person will not enter the problem-solving discussion of theteam. The learning coach has certain responsibilities:1. Intervene whenever a person is “making a speech” rather thanresponding to a question or asking a question.2. Ask the team to summarize its learnings every fifteen minutes orso.3. Near the end of the meeting ask “who is going to do what”before we meet again – because its an ACTION-learning group.Review Two ALT Ground Rules
    122. 122. Assess the project – what arewe asked to solve, design,implement, launch?What is the opportunity,objective, or obstacle that weare to address?Review the ALT challenge
    123. 123. How?• Focus on the right questions rather than the right answers• Clarify the nature of the objective, opportunity or obstacle• Reflect on possible solutions• Take action• Always take time to learn!• “Now that you know these things [reflection], you will be blessed ifyou do them [action].”John 13:17
    124. 124. Meeting 2, 3 or 4• Word-Share-Prayer• Reframe the project• Set goals• List issues• Communicate tocongregation and Sessionas appropriate• Summarize• Make Assignments
    125. 125. Meeting 3, 4 or 5• Word-Share-Prayer• Present knowledge• What learning do we seek?• What experimental actions willadvance our learning?• Communicate to congregation andSession• Summarize• Make Assignments
    126. 126. Meeting 4, 5 or 6• Word-Share-Prayer• Alternative solutions?• Resources?• Further experimental actions?• Change/transition issues?• Communicate to congregation andSession• Summarize• Make assignments
    127. 127. Meeting 5, 6 or 7• Word, share, prayer• Choose a solution• Develop action plan• Address change and transition issues• Communicate to congregationand Session as appropriate• Summarize• Make assignments
    128. 128. Meeting 6, 7 or 8• Word, share, prayer• Present to Session if appropriate• Implement plan• Share learnings, solutions, andprocess in a deliberate and systematicway
    129. 129. A key website for action learning is theWorld Institute of Action Learning:www.wial.orgwww.wial.org/publications/articles

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