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Title: Building Christian Community


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Building Christian Community
  • Small Group Ministry in
    Todays
    Seventh-Day Adventist Church

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  • 1. Small groups part of Gods plan
  • 2. Life-changing small groups some definitions
  • 3. Small group values the key to growth
  • 4. Small group meetings and small group life
  • 5. The goal of small groups holiness and harvest

6. Small group leadership 7. Developing a small
groups network 8. Maintaining the network
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Building Christian Community
  • SESSION SEVEN DEVELOPING A
    SMALL GROUPS NETWORK

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Getting Started?
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Need for Strategy!
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Getting Started?
1. Study and understand small group ministry
2. Pray, and follow as God leads
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Getting Started...
  • 3. Share the vision with others

Focus on values and objectives, not just groups
4. Designate small group co-ordinator
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Getting Started...
  • 5. Identify leadership teams, each consisting of
  • Leader
  • Apprentice leader
  • Host or hostess
  • and begin training.

But remember
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Getting Started...
  • Grow...
  • dont GO

...into small groups. START SMALL
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6. Form a Prototype Group
Getting Started
Co-ordinator/ trainer Group leaders Apprentices
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Getting Started.
The purpose of the prototype
  • to train
  • to bond
  • to develop a reproducible model
  • to provide an authentic small group
    experience.
  • to practice the real thing!

Jesus in the centre
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Getting Started...
Core Group
Leadership team
7. Build core groups by adding 3-4 members
Other church members
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Complete Small Group
Getting Started...
Core Group
8. Build complete groups by adding 5-6 non-members
Non-members
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Introducing Non-S.D.A. Friends to Your Group
  • Pray that God will guide you to the other
    Christians or non-Christians He wants in the
    group
  • Take other group members to Bible study contacts
  • Offer something of shared interest, e.g.
    parenting, stress
  • Introduce friends socially to group members, e.g.
    anniversary, concert, birth-day, barbecue,
    etc.
  • Use a course to introduce Christian beliefs like
    Alpha
  • Just invite them to the group

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Getting Started
9. Make sure one or two people dont wear ALL
the hats!
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Getting Started
9a. Identify abilities and gifts in the group,
and delegate responsibilities Put the right
hats on the right heads
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Getting Started
Basic Small Group
Support Sub-Group
Study Sub-Group
JESUS IN CENTRE
Task Sub-Group
Leadership sub-group
10. Keep the small group at the level of a basic
Christian community, organizing sub-groups as
necessary
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Getting Started...
  • 12. Plan ahead have a strategy for growth
  • 11. Keep the vision clear by reading, prayer,
    observation evaluation, and training for group
    members

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Getting Started
  • Remember the Jethro leadership principle

Supervising pastor
Leaders of 500
Leaders of 100
Leaders of 50
Leaders of 10
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Have Patience
140 MPH
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Future Challenge for Small Groups...
  • The great outpouring of the Spirit of
  • God, which lightens the whole earth
  • with His glory, will not come until we
  • have an enlightened people who
  • know by experience what it
  • means to be labourers together
  • with Godbut this will not
  • be while the largest portion
  • of the church are not
  • labourers together with God.
  • Evangelism 699

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Building Christian Community
  • Small Group Ministry in
    Todays
    Seventh-Day Adventist Church

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OHP 5.5
Strategy for Change
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The Pastors Changing Role
  • Traditional Responsibilities
  • Year 1 80
  • Year 2 60
  • Year 3 40
  • Year 4 20
  • Year 5 ?
  • Small Group Responsibilities
  • Year 1 20
  • Year 2 40
  • Year 3 60
  • Year 4 80
  • Year 5 ?

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The Original Cell Model
KOREA
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The Touch Model
Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa, U.S.A.,
Russia, many other nations
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The Groups of Twelve (Turbo) Model
Bogota, Columbia
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How It Works
Each of the twelve develops up to three Cell
Groups. The goal is to find twelve leaders who
will launch Cells.
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The G12 Structure
Cell leaders main task is to develop more leaders
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The Story
  • First 7 years, Castellanos worked with Chos
    system of Cells.
  • Grew to 3,000 people
  • 1992-1997, with Groups of Twelve Strategy, grew
    to 10,460 Cell Groups

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The Objective
  • To evangelize all of Colombia and see a Cell
    Church planted in every town in the nation.

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How Membership Has Grown
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How Cells Have Multiplied!
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Growth Principles of G12 (Turbo) Model
  • Everyone is a potential group leader
  • Everyone is ministered to then ministers
  • Everyone can disciple 12 others
  • A believer can only be part of your 12 when they
    open a cell
  • Everyone should win souls and develop leaders
  • Homogeneous cells grow more rapidly
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