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Title: VISION AND MISSION


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VISION AND MISSION
  • What in the world am I doing and where in the
    world am I going?

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  • A Personal Journey of Reconciliation
  • The Story of
  • Holy Trinity Community Church, UCC

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CHURCH PLANTING IS
  • An artistic science
  • Fluid and organic
  • A risky endeavor

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WHERE DO WE BEGIN?
  • Church birthing begins with your personal
    transformation
  • You recognize a serious need that exists
    inspiration
  • You see the solution vision
  • A conviction grows within you that this need must
    be met determination
  • You take steps to begin the solution - action

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HEALTHY CHURCHES
  • Have an outward focus, instead of an inward focus
  • Reproduce
  • Seek to change peoples lives

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MODELS FOR NEW CHURCH DEVELOPMENT
  • Spontaneous Combustion an organic seed that
    grows from local people rising up to meet a need
  • Franchising starting a United Methodist,
    Presbyterian, Episcopal, etc. congregation logo
    is recognizable

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  • Church birthing another church a congregation
    intentionally plants another church (same DNA)
  • Partnering 2 or more congregations pool their
    financial resources to plant a church
  • (does not carry same DNA of partnering
    congregations)
  • Parachute Drop pastor goes into new community
    to start church driven by Conferences
  • Unplanned Pregnancy church split occurs new
    church is often toxic

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BIGGEST MISTAKE IN CHURCH PLANTING!
  • Not acting your age trying to walk before you
    crawl
  • Standard congregational life cycles
  • Birth
  • Infancy
  • Adolescence
  • Prime
  • Maturity

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UNDERSTANDING THE CYCLES
  • All churches have four components that measure
    their stage in the life cycle
  • ENERGY
  • PROGRAMS
  • ADMINISTRATION
  • INCLUSION

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DESCRIPTIONS OF THE CYCLES
  • BIRTH Epai
  • High levels of energy
  • Integrated around vision and charisma of founder
  • Insufficient membership base to support ministries

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  • INFANCY EpaI
  • Quality of relationships correlate with level of
    energy and enthusiasm
  • Open and unrestricted inclusiveness
  • Undeveloped programs
  • A time for creating a sense of community and
    mission

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  • ADOLESCENCE EPai
  • High energy level focused on development of
    programs services
  • Membership increasing assimilation of new
    members can be a challenge
  • Leadership burnout can occur

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  • PRIME EPAI
  • Interaction between inner/outer
  • Intentionally inclusive
  • Leadership components in place staff
    leadership bodies are working together
  • Creative conflicts drive energy levels

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  • MATURITY ePAI
  • Well established fellowship structure,
    administrative procedures, staff, programs
    support
  • Energetic but not enthusiastic
  • Stable with a sense of self worth
  • Can become unresponsive to new opportunities

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  • QUESTIONS OR HELPFUL COMMENTS?

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SUCCEEDING IN THE PROCESS
  • Remember to act your age
  • 2. Remember this is a process, not an event
  • 3. Do your homework get to know your area, the
    people, the needs
  • 4. Stay faithful to the process sometimes that
    means just showing up when you dont feel like it

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  • 5. Know and use your sources of support the
    Conference staff, your ministry coach, seasoned
    ministers with your Association or Conference
  • 6. Be open, honest and discerning schedule
    regular moments of prayer keep yourself
    centered in the Spirit
  • 7. Set and maintain high standards from the
    beginning

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  • QUESTIONS?

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YOUR CHURCHS VISION AND MISSION
  • You will be largely responsible in leading your
    congregation to seeing the vision and doing
    the mission
  • It is imperative that you know, understand,
    accept and love your people - meeting them where
    they are
  • It is important that you have a deep-seated
    conviction as to why this church is needed

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  • It is important that you know how to talk about
    your mission and describe your vision to new
    people
  • Saying your church welcomes all people says
    little who is your specific niche?
  • Describe the problem and how your church is the
    solution do this as succinctly as possible
  • Be interested in the personal stories of these
    new people they want to know that you care who
    they are and appreciate their journey
  • New people will not care how much you know until
    they know how much you care

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TIME TO PRACTICE
  • Break out in groups of 5 to 7
  • Practice telling others about your church
  • Who are you, why do you exist, why should you
    exist
  • Invite these new people to attend your church
  • Give feedback to each other tell how it felt to
    be invited to this church
  • Explain what would have been helpful for you to
    hear.

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  • Thank you for letting me share with you!
  • God has called you to an amazing and exciting
    adventure!
  • I am praying for your success.

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