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The process of church planting

this workshop was given at Joining Hands for Mission by David Olson

The process of church planting

  1. 1. The Process of Church Planting <ul><li>Five Steps to Plant a Church </li></ul>
  2. 2. Five Steps to Plant a Church <ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Gathering </li></ul><ul><li>Going Public </li></ul><ul><li>Maximize your Potential </li></ul>
  3. 3. You Live or Die by who you Hire as the Church Planter !!!!!
  4. 4. The Best Leaders are: <ul><li>Self-aware </li></ul><ul><li>Teachable </li></ul><ul><li>Deep in Spirituality and Character </li></ul><ul><li>Gifted with People </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Thinker </li></ul><ul><li>Leader </li></ul>
  5. 5. Principle #1 <ul><li>Christian leaders seek to lead as Jesus led, for God's glory, for building up the church, and for the sake of the world. Christian Leadership should be based on the example of Jesus—how he led and ministered, how he trained his disciples to lead and minister, and how he empowered his followers to minister and serve in his name. </li></ul><ul><li>The Leadership Stool is a tool for understanding and talking about leadership and its three foundations: Spirituality, Chemistry, and Strategy. Each component is modeled after how Jesus led. </li></ul>We are to Lead as Jesus Led
  6. 6. <ul><li>Christian leadership occurs when an individual influences a group of people to move forward in fulfilling God's will for themselves, their families, their churches, their communities, and sometimes the whole world. </li></ul><ul><li>Who can be a Leader? </li></ul><ul><li>Why God's Will? </li></ul>Leaders Influence People to Fulfill God's Will. Principle #2
  7. 7. Principle #3 <ul><li>Self-awareness is revealed in your ability to &quot;stand apart&quot; from yourself and accurately observe how others and God see and experience you. Teachability is best revealed in your ability to ask questions and to allow the answers to shape your thinking and behavior. </li></ul><ul><li>Without self-awareness and a teachable spirit, Christian leaders can become controlling, destructive, and toxic. Many leaders create protective environments that hide their real motives and nature. Increased self-awareness is the first step toward allowing God to transform you and your way of leading. Teachability accelerates your ability to learn how to live and lead more effectively. </li></ul>The Best Leaders are Self-aware and Teachable.
  8. 8. The simplest way to grow in teachability is to ask others probing questions about themselves and about yourself. Teachability requires a willingness to be vulnerable—you will hear things about yourself that you won’t want to hear, but that is the necessary price of growth in leadership. In most cases, others will accurately identify your growth areas, so why not acknowledge the truth yourself? &quot;That, however, is not the way of life you learned when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. (Ephesians 4:20-26)&quot;
  9. 9. <ul><li>Leadership presence is characterized by godliness, wisdom, knowledge, humility, strength, confidence, power, love and the Holy Spirit. Strength that comes primarily through either the use of positional power or force of personality is not the foundation for true Christian leadership. True leadership is based on your identity in Christ, God’s specific calling and purpose for your life, and the expectation of the power of God through the Holy Spirit. Christian leaders can then minister with presence and authority in “Holy Spirit confidence.” </li></ul>Godly Leaders are Formed through God's deepening and purifying work in your Life. Principle #4
  10. 10. &quot;Jesus called them together and said, &quot;You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.&quot; (Matthew 20:25-28)&quot; Jesus was very clear that his followers should not adopt the leadership methods of the Roman leaders. Roman power came through position and force of personality. Not so with Christian leaders. We have been chosen by God, called to a life of service and ministry, and commanded to minister in the Spirit, not in the flesh. Jesus calls us to a new way of leading.
  11. 11. Principles <ul><li>The best predictor of future performance is past behavior. (The best predictor of future ministry is past fruitfulness.) </li></ul><ul><li>We would like our planting pastors to have at least 5 years of previous fruitful ministry experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Church planting is a young man's or young woman's game. </li></ul><ul><li>Is there evidence that people will follow this person? </li></ul><ul><li>Don't place too much importance on words - everyone can talk a good talk. Instead, watch for actions and fruit. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Developing Your Leadership The Leadership Stool is a simple, yet powerful tool to develop your leadership gifts and abilities.
  13. 14. The Three Legs of the Leadership Stool Spirituality - A commitment to deep spiritual transformation that brings about the life-changing work of God in people.
  14. 15. Spirituality - Chemistry - An inviting relational atmosphere within your church that creates joy and love. The Three Legs of the Leadership Stool
  15. 16. The Three Legs of the Leadership Stool Spirituality - Chemistry - Strategy - A process of sequential actions that produce fruitful ministry in line with God-directed goals.
  16. 17. Which leg are you most gifted in? Which leg is you weakest in? Which leg is in the middle?
  17. 18. Balance The best Christian leaders develop all three legs, causing their leadership to be strong and well-balanced.
  18. 19. <ul><li>Biblical Insight and Passion </li></ul><ul><li>Devotional Practices and Spiritual Disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Genuine Humility </li></ul>Spirituality
  19. 20. <ul><li>Interpersonal Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Small Group Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Large Group Chemistry </li></ul>Chemistry
  20. 21. <ul><li>Foresight </li></ul><ul><li>Sequential Ministry Development. </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul>Strategy
  21. 22. <ul><li>Leadership Presence </li></ul><ul><li>Vision Clarity and Casting </li></ul><ul><li>Leading Other Leaders </li></ul>Leadership
  22. 23. Spirituality Chemistry Strategy Loving God Loving People Loving the World Great Commandment A Great Commandment B Great Commission Receive The Vision Rally Around The Vision Implement The Vision Praying Together Playing Together Planning Together Spirit Heart Mind Higher Up Deeper In Further Out Eyes Of Faith Hearts Of Love Hands To Work Spiritual Intelligence Emotional Intelligence Strategic Intelligence Power Unity Alignment Surrender Gather Advance Sanctuary Fellowship Hall Board Room Past Orientation Present Orientation Future Orientation Pulpit Coffee Cup Whiteboard Christ Community Cause
  23. 24. www.leadershipstool.com/seniorpastor.php www.leadershipstool.com/layleader.php
  24. 25. Vision Finding God's Vision for your New Church. Finding God's Vision for your New Church. <ul><li>What makes your spiritual heart beat fast? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a match between your passion and your gifts? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you Know Other People who will Respond to this Vision? How many? </li></ul><ul><li>How will you get Good at Telling your Vision? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you Sharpen Your Vision? </li></ul>
  25. 26. Sharpen Your Vision 7 Principles of Communication 7 Principles of Communication <ul><li>Simple = Core + Compact </li></ul><ul><li>Unexpected = Surprise </li></ul><ul><li>Concrete - (not just ideas) </li></ul><ul><li>Credentialed - why can you trust us? </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional </li></ul><ul><li>Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit </li></ul>
  26. 27. Gathering People Finding and Building your Core Team. Finding and Building your Core Team. <ul><li>Committed Christians. </li></ul><ul><li>Unconnected Christians. </li></ul><ul><li>Receptive People </li></ul><ul><li>Friends of Team Members </li></ul><ul><li>Conversion Growth. </li></ul>
  27. 28. Going Public When are you ready to meet every week? When are you ready to meet every week? <ul><li>Critical Mass </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Intermediate Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Music and Worship </li></ul><ul><li>Children's Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Small Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Followup and Assimilation </li></ul><ul><li>Assimilation of New Christians </li></ul><ul><li>Momentum </li></ul>
  28. 29. Help for Your New Church Maximize your Potential Maximize your Potential <ul><li>Right Church Planter? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you plant? (No parachuting!) </li></ul><ul><li>Parent and Partner Churches </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Help </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Isolation Kills </li></ul><ul><li>Longevity </li></ul><ul><li>Church Planting Movements. </li></ul>

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