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Title: Touching People for Christ in Your Own Backyard . . .


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  • Touching People for Christ in Your Own Backyard .
    . .

How to Make a Difference in Your Community!
Adapted from Neal Hughes, NAMB, and The
Community of Hope Model in Montgomery, AL
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HOPEHelping Others Prepare for Eternity
  • Dilemma Hurting souls not entering the church
    house.
  • Solution Lets go to them with never a regard
    that they come to us and lets love them to
    Jesus!
  • A church without walls!
  • RCM

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What Is the Community of Hope?
Montgomery, AL
  • The Community of Hope exists to proclaim the HOPE
    of Jesus Christ to the unreached people of
    Montgomery and the world through multihousing and
    non traditional church planting.
  • Mother Church- Hope Community Baptist Church A
    Church without WallsMember of the Montgomery
    Baptist Association.
  • Project Hope- In Partnership with Area Churches
    to take the Gospel to the unreached.
  • Hope Community Ministries- Respond to the needs
    of the overlooked and ignored of society and
    plant churches in their midst.
  • Hope Network- Build relationships and
    friendships with like minded Christians across
    the continent, networking for the purpose of
    beginning a church planting movement in North
    America through city church development.

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What does the Unreached Culture Look Like? A
Cycle of Hopelessness
  • Then Jesus made a circuit of all the towns and
    villages. He taught in their meeting places,
    reported kingdom news, and healed their diseased
    bodies, healed their bruised and hurt lives.
    When he looked out over the crowds, his heart
    broke. So confused and aimless they were, like
    sheep with no shepherd, the overlooked and
    ignored.
  • Matthew 935-36 (The Message)

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The Church has been charged by our Savior to make
a difference to hurting souls.
  • Luke 4.18-19

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  • Isaiah 58.10,12

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Are You Ready to Make a Difference in Your
Community?
  • Ephesians 3.20-21
  • Habakkuk 1.5

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1. Enter the Area
  • Probe a community with windshield surveys and
    dream discussions.
  • Get all permissions from the local management.
  • Organize your team (minimum of 2, maximum of 7),
    and begin strategizing.
  • Begin to Pray, and Spy Out the Land.
  • Intensive Prayer Meetings with Team
  • Tabernacle Prayer

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MULTIHOUSING CHURCH PLANTING PENETRATING THE
INNER CITY CULTUREMISSIOLOGY 101
  • TWO TYPES OF CULTURE GROUPS
  • (From a Spiritual Perspective)
  • Type A- This group (commonly called oikos
    group)
  • Type B- This group (commonly called the pagan
    pool)

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  • THE PAULINE CYCLE OF MISSIONS
  • The Fundamental Elements of Pauls Master
    Evangelism Plan/ Missionary Enterprise
  • The Holy Spirit was the Divine Director- Acts
    132 52
  • Prayer was the Atmosphere- Acts 131-4
  • The Scriptures were the Foundation- Acts 1515
  • The Church was the Agency- Acts 1522

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  • THE LOGICAL ELEMENTS OF PAULS
  • MASTER PLAN OF MISSIONS
  • Missionaries Commissioned- Acts 131-4 1539-40
  • Audience Contacted- Acts 1314-16 141 1613-15
  • Gospel Communicated- Acts 1317-41 1631
  • Hearers Converted- Acts 1348 1614-15
  • Believers Congregated- Acts 1421-22 1541
  • Faith Confirmed- Acts 1421-22 1541
  • Leadership Consecrated- Acts 1423
  • Believers Commended- Acts 1423 1640
  • Relationships Continued- Acts 1536 1823
  • Sending Churches Convened- Acts 1426-27 151-4

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  • MOST OF THE INNER CITY RESIDE IN MULTIHOUSING
  • Multihousing- refers to both attached homes and
    those in close proximity with shared amenities.
    This would include
  • Private Apartment Communities
  • Condominium / Association Communities
  • Manufactured Housing Communities
  • Senior Housing Communities
  • Public Housing Communities

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  • NORTH AMERICA MULTIHOUSING FACTS
  • More than 30 of North America lives in
    multihousing.
  • Apartment dwellers have doubled in the past 20
    years in North America.
  • By the year 2010, more than half of all North
    Americans will reside in multihousing.
  • While public housing may remain the residence of
    last resort, many people choose multifamily
    dwellings for a variety or reasons, including
    convenience, lifestyle and community.
  • Once considered the home of the poor,
    multihousing communities dot the entire North
    American social-economic landscape, from low
    income to 5 million dollar homes.
  • 60 (120 million people) of the unchurched of
    America live in multihousing.

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  • SPECIAL NOTE.
  • When outreach efforts to assimilate someone from
    multihousing to the local church were attempted,
    the success effort reached only 24. However,
    when a church is planted on site, the success
    rate of retention jumps to 70!

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  • WHAT DO THOSE WHO LIVE IN THIS CULTURE LOOK LIKE?
    WHAT ARE THEIR NEEDS?
  • LIFESTYLE ....
  • Many who live in this community are very nice,
    relationship oriented, and grateful for your
    assistance.
  • Many are in a single parent dwelling, with
    several children and family members who stay
    there.
  • Many have an income at poverty or below status,
    working minimum wage jobs.
  • Many are either insured by Medicaid or have no
    insurance. If they have a steady job, more than
    likely they will not have medical insurance.
  • Many love their children dearly, and are doing
    their best to help them succeed in life.

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  • Many encounter on a regular basis an environment
    that produces the vices of life drugs, alcohol,
    prostitution, gangs, drive-bys, etc. many have
    experienced jail or have a close family member in
    jail.
  • Many are either experiencing personally or know
    of someone close to them that has been killed or
    wounded violently, or suffering from such
    horrible diseases such as Aids, Sexually
    Transmitted Diseases, etc.
  • Many live in a community where the majority of
    the youth are either dead or in prison.
  • Many do not have a vehicle, thus not allowing
    them to wander far from their community (many
    have never been to the mall or Wal-Mart in
    Montgomery).
  • Many women suffer from the silent sins (i.e.
    starch, chalk addiction, incest, gang rape,
    etc.), and several commit acts of prostitution,
    drug selling, etc. to support addiction, or to
    survive with needed income.

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  • Many drink or do drugs to escape the hopelessness
    of their community, home, and personal regrets.
    The heaviest addiction presently seems to be
    crack
  • Many are seeking community, and will find it
    with the good or the bad, pending on who gets
    there first.
  • Many will say yes to almost anything, but dont
    always mean it. Politeness generally dictates
    priority over being honest.

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  • WHAT DO THOSE WHO LIVE IN THIS CULTURE LOOK LIKE?
    WHAT ARE THEIR NEEDS?
  • Theology ....
  • Many have some understanding of God, and
    generally a holy respect of Him and His people
    (more so than the suburbs).
  • Many, if asked, know the language of Zion, and
    speak of some distant church attendance, but are
    unchurched at present.
  • Many are hungry for a relationship with Jesus,
    but generally lack the discipline to stay the
    course in the midst of living in the middle of
    Sodom.
  • Many have an Armenian background, thinking they
    lose their salvation when they sin, thus having
    many hands raised again for the sinners
    prayer.

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  • Many have been influenced somewhat by Muslims and
    Jehovah Witnesses, and some demonstrate the
    post-modern habit of forming ones own religion.
  • Many are sincere about their desire to walk with
    God, and be transformed by His power. They
    usually do well with small accountability groups
    who monitor their commitment to holiness.
  • Many feel they have inferior clothing to go to a
    conventional church, and many do not have the
    means to get there without asking for a ride.
  • Many are anxious for added events such as
    literacy, GED, etc. They are genuinely
    appreciative of your coming to tell them about
    Jesus, and to help them help their community.

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  • Many respond well with the gospel narratives, and
    with biblical story telling. One does not need
    to go through all the pre-talk to point them to
    Christ. They prefer you to cut to the chase.
  • Many welcome any kind of relationship/friendship
    oriented meeting (i.e. block party, bible study,
    sitting under a tree, servant evangelism, etc.)
    but dislike the come in, conquer, and leave
    mentality that most churches have when dealing
    with the inner city.

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  • HOW DO I REACH OUT INTO THE INNER CITY?
  • BE YOURSELF...
  • You have been made in the image of God. You have
    your testimony and your gifts given by Him.
    People of all cultures appreciate transparency,
    and a person that is genuine.
  • BE IDENTIFIABLE...
  • Dont go cloak and dagger trying to fit in.
    Identify yourself and your purpose as clear as
    you can. People of all cultures appreciate
    honesty.
  • BE SENSITIVE...
  • They are dealing with a much harder life than
    you. Constantly ask yourself, What would Jesus
    do?

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  • BE SIMPLE...
  • Many cant read or suffer with learning
    disabilities. Use gospel narratives to share the
    plan of salvation. Use the KISS formula.
  • BE CONFIDENT...
  • Dont go in fear, but with power, love and a
    sound mind. You dont need to be consumed with
    the danger. This robs you of the joy of building
    friendships.
  • BE FRIENDLY RESPECTFUL...
  • Nobody likes a wise guy in any culture. Dont
    dare look down upon them!

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  • BE COURTEOUS
  • Eat whats before you, accept their hospitality.
    Dont give body language signs of caution, or
    mistrust.
  • BE PRAYERFUL
  • Unless the Lord saves them, everything you do is
    in vain. God will use you and your personality.
    Trust Him!
  • BE POSITIVE
  • Treat them like Jesus would. Hover around John
    316. Point them to hope, Gods word, and a
    better day in Christ.
  • BE HELPFUL
  • Look for ways to help, but not to take over.
    Always see everything as a partnership. Be
    careful to get their opinion and blessing before
    starting a project. Meet the need and plant the
    seed!

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  • MULTIHOUSING CHURCH PLANTING
  • PROBE .. LEARNING ALL YOU CAN ABOUT YOUR TARGET
    AREA
  • WHY DO A PROBE?
  • A Probe helps you to understand your Target Group
  • A Probe helps you to understand your Strategy
  • A Probe helps you to understand how to Pray
  • A Probe helps you to understand the Needs of the
    Community
  • A Probe helps you to understand the DNA of the
    Community
  • A Probe helps you to understand the Possibilities
    in the Community

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  • PROBING DEVICES
  • ScanUSA / www.scanus.com
  • www.reply.com
  • Claritas Prism / www.claritas.com
  • National Multihousing Council / www.nmhc.org
  • Website browsing key links demographics,
    census, city site, community site
  • Drive around ask questions to business people
    and neighbors outside the territory. Drive the
    community and observe the people, the homes, the
    cars and the yards.
  • Research the Multihousing Company

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  • Talk to surrounding churches Can we partner?
    Is there any history? Are they there for us or
    against us?
  • Do a history of the City, Community, People
    Group, etc.
  • Do a Community Needs Survey Ask the people in
    the community you are to serve several questions,
    such as
  • What are the greatest strengths to your
    community?
  • What are the greatest weaknesses?
  • What do you consider as the greatest needs in
    your community?
  • How can we best assist you and your family?
  • What do you think about God? Church? Their
    relationship with Jesus? Ask if there are any
    needs you can pray with them.
  • Ask them what they think about you planting a
    church in their community?

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  • SPIRITUAL MAPPING
  • Spiritual Mapping is a means by which you examine
    beneath the surface of the material world,
    looking at the spiritual habits and history of
    the community and defining any spiritual
    strongholds.

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  • What is the spiritual health of the area?
  • Are there any strongholds that stand out?
  • Has evangelism been easy or hard?
  • What is the health of the surrounding churches?
  • Who are the Christian leaders in the area?
  • How is their spiritual health?
  • Is there any sign of unity?
  • What is their view toward
  • morality
  • church
  • spiritual things?

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  • SPIRITUAL REFLECTION FROM THE PROBE
  • What specific issues rise to the surface from all
    of your research? Form a Prayer team to start
    praying immediately over these issues.
  • Self Team Reflection What kind of theology to
    I have about missions?
  • What kind of strategy is the Lord telling me from
    this probe?
  • Am I truly seeing these people through the eyes
    of Jesus?
  • If not, why?
  • Is there a firm sense from the Holy Spirit that
    He is directing me specifically to this place?
  • Does my team have the go light from Jesus?

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  • Is our team united in purpose?
  • Are we prayed up and the demons prayed down?
  • Do I have others outside my team praying
    earnestly for this project?

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2. Evangelize the Community
  • Prayerwalk the Community for seven consecutive
    weeks, at the same time every week (The Jericho
    Prayer Walk).
  • As you get to know the people, do an informal
    community needs survey, and prepare to act upon
    it (How can we best help you?).
  • As you go through the neighborhood these seven
    weeks, assimilate the people of peace for vision
    casting and prayer (Luke 10.5-7).

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  • PRAYING YOUR FRIENDS TO CHRIST
  • We Must Pray
  • Because Its Gods Heart (1 Timothy 21-4
    Matthew 610 Romans 101)
  • Because of the Condition of the Lost
  • Theyre blind (2 Corinthians 43-4)
  • Theyre bound (2 Timothy 225-26 Ephesians 22
    Colossians 118)
  • Theyre condemned (John 318)
  • Theyre under Gods wrath (John 336 Ephesians
    21-3) Theyre helpless (John 644, 65
    Colossians 213)
  • Theyre hopeless (Ephesians 212).

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  • HOW DO WE PRAY FOR THE LOST?
  • Pray With Praise and Thanksgiving (Psalms 1004
    1 Timothy 24)
  • Pray According to the Promises of His Word (2
    Peter 39 1 John 514 Mark 1027)...
  • Pray for Laborers (Luke 102)
  • Pray Remembering Where You Once Were (Ephesians
    24-8)

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  • PRAY FOR THE LOST INDIVIDUAL(S)
  • Pray for Receptive Hearts (Luke 85,12)
  • Pray that their Eyes will be opened (Matthew
    1315)
  • Pray for their Attitude adjustment (John 168)
  • Pray for them to be Released to believe (2
    Timothy 225-26)
  • Pray for their Transformation (Romans 121-2)

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  • PRAYER WALKING
  • Jericho Prayer Walk
  • Seven times or Seven Weeks Pray and talk to the
    people. Be a gentle witness. Ask them what you
    can pray with them about. Discover People of
    Peace Goodwill.
  • Servant Evangelism Prayer Walk
  • Meet the need and plant the seed!
  • Peripheral Prayer Walking / Driving
  • Have people go on a regular basis praying down
    strongholds and praying up your spiritual quest
    of reaching that community.

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  • THE ABCs OF PRAYER WALKING KEEP IT SIMPLE!
  • Keep your eyes and ears open.
  • Listen, and then speak.
  • Go with a partner or two.
  • Move slowly so that God may move fully.
  • Claim Gods promises.
  • Anticipate the devils interference.
  • Expect God to answer your prayers.
  • Tell people that you are praying for them and
    their neighborhood.

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Tabernacle Prayer Model
  • Altar of the Tabernacle
  • Follow the scarlet thread to NT and you see the
    cross
  • Thank Jesus for the cross.
  • Laver
  • Confess your sins (1 Jn 1.9 Ps. 53.Create in me
    a clean heart)
  • 7 fold Candlestick
  • Thank God for Holy Spirit, His power, His witness
    in our life of Jesus Christ, His role in our life
    as the comforter.
  • Shewbread
  • Loaves made fresh every day. Word of God is
    fresh every morning.
  • NT Bread of Life (Word of God)
  • Read the Word of God as a group
  • Incense
  • Shekinah glory of God all around.
  • Worship before the Lord acknowledging His
    presence in our lives.
  • Bema Seat
  • NT veil torn, now we can go directly to
    presence of God and present our requests.
    Intercede for the lost community, seek Gods
    strategy, and any special requests.

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  • Final Thought
  • Remember NEVER do we accomplish more
  • Quicker than when were praying!

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  • MULTIHOUSING CHURCH PLANTING
  • DISCOVERING DEVELOPING
  • A PERSON OF PEACE
  • PERSON OF PEACE
  • Sometimes called a person of good will, this
    individual is someone who is receptive, of
    reputation, and is a person of referral.

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  • EVERY COMMUNITY WILL HAVE PEOPLE OF PEACE
  • Demoniac- Mark 51-17
  • Woman at Well- John 4
  • Cornelius- Acts 10
  • Lydia- Acts 1611-15
  • Philippians Jailer- Acts 1629-34).

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  • FINDING A PERSON OF PEACE
  • Luke 102-11
  • A Person of Peace will
  • Welcome You
  • Speak Kindly to You
  • Be a Person of Hospitality (i.e. Invite you into
    their surroundings/ home)
  • Have a Heart of Compassion
  • Share a Similar Vision
  • Sense the Need for Change
  • Note You will find in this person an instant
    friend, who will open the door to others. Make
    this your base of operation, and your first
    indigenous leader.

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  • Neil Cole and Paul Kaak, Organic Church
    Planting
  • Often, the person of peace has the church meet
    in their home and may even be the new leader of
    the emerging church. A church that starts this
    way is unique in that it is born out of the
    harvest, is found among the harvest, and is bent
    on a mission to continue to reach the lost.

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  • DEVELOPING A PERSON OF PEACE
  • Become a Friend-
  • Accept Hospitality-
  • Go Out to Eat
  • Fellowship on a Regular Basis
  • Form a Prayer Triad
  • Meet Regularly to Mentor
  • Be The Coach
  • E. Have An Exit Strategy
  • The person of peace must get off the training
    wheels of your hands-on leadership, or church
    planting will not take place.

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Person of Peace G12
  • The Governance of Twelve
  • Mark 313-15
  • Call Those You Have Influence Over
  • Meet Regularly (Caught vs. Taught)
  • Purpose-
  • Be With You (Fellowship)
  • Carry Out the Work You Started (Kingdom)
  • Build Their Own Ministry (Their G12)

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2. Evangelize the Community (continued.)
  • Toward the end of the seven weeks, announce and
    plan a great harvest event (i.e. block party) for
    the 8th week.
  • At the sixth week of prayer walking, have people
    of peace begin to announce that you will be
    gathering every week at this time at a specific
    location to study Gods Word and pray all are
    invited. Invite to the Harvest Event, too!
  • Begin to build your strategy for assimilating the
    new Christians into small groups (i.e. mens
    group, womens group, childrens group). Start
    preparing the people of peace to be the
    principal in these groups.
  • 8th week Celebrate Jesus at the Harvest Event!

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3. Equip the Believers
  • 9th week Begin group through Let the
    Celebration Continue, or some beginner
    discipleship booklet, showing the new believer
    some of the essentials of Christianity. This
    should last for six weeks.
  • Have at least weekly meetings, hosting children
    in BYBC, and hosting the adult groups in the
    following way

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  • MULTIHOUSING CHURCH PLANTING
  • HOW TO PRODUCE AN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY
  • OF BELIEVERS
  • That which was from the beginning, which we have
    heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we
    have looked at and our hands have touched- this
    we proclaim concerning the Word of life.
  • 1 John 11

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  • Cell Church- the living organism of the body of
    believers in small groups for the purpose of
    worship, experiencing God, ministering to one
    another and ministering to and evangelizing the
    community.
  • A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ
    is a local body of baptized believers who are
    associated by covenant in the faith and
    fellowship of the gospel, observing the two
    ordinances of Christ, committed to His teachings,
    exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges
    invested in them by His Word, and seeking to
    extend the gospel to the ends of the earth
    (Baptist Faith Message, 1998).

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  • WHY DO CELL CHURCHES DEVELOP AN ORGANIC
    COMMUNITY?
  • BECAUSE ITS

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  • BIBLICAL
  • God is a God of Community (Genesis 126 218)
  • Jesus had twelve disciples (in fact, every rabbi
    had small learning groups).
  • The early church met in houses (Acts 246-47
    Acts 2020Romans 163-5 Colossians 415
    Philemon 2)
  • The first church building was built in 323 A.D.
    The church has not seen such dramatic growth as
    it did in the first three centuries when they
    began utilizing buildings as the principle place
    of worship.

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  • HISTORICAL
  • John Wesley, founder of the Methodist church,
    utilized cell groups as the core of his divine
    strategy for evangelism and discipleship. It
    resulted in a major awakening in England during
    the Industrial Revolution (known as the Wesleyan
    Revivals).
  • Follow Up Wesley would follow through with small
    groups from larger mass meetings (Whitfield
    Campaigns).
  • Field Churches Led and operated by lay
    preachers. These men were circuit riders,
    overseeing several areas.
  • Class Meetings These small groups were broken
    down from the field church into groups of twelve.
  • Accountability Groups These smaller groups were
    more serious, and had approximately three people.
    To enable a person to become more like Jesus,
    and follow the methods of holiness.

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  • BENEFICIAL
  • The reward of following the cell-church
    approach to evangelism has a true simplicity and
    economic benefit. Homes, Community Centers, even
    shade trees are used to get the gospel where the
    rubber hits the road

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  • THE CELL LESSON
  • A cell lesson is different than the conventional
    approach of teacher/pupil western learning. It
    is experiential/ didactic learning, meaning that
  • THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE TEACHER,
  • THE BIBLE IS THE TEXT (2 Timothy 316-17),
  • AND EVERY PARTICIPANT A LEARNER.
  • With this small-group approach the group doesnt
    build on the teachings of a person but on the
    Holy Spirits power to open the truth to ones
    heart. The leader provides direction for the
    cell church as a whole, but anyone can facilitate
    the lesson, thus training every cell participant
    to one day be a future cell leader. All cell
    lessons are designed with the above approach in
    mind.

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  • Wayne Jacobsen, Why I Dont Go To Church Anymore
  • Im sorry to burst your bubble here, but every
    major heresy that has inflicted Gods people in
    the last 2,000 years has come from organized
    groups with leaders who thought they knew Gods
    mind better than anyone around them.

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Hosting a HOPE Group(Approximately One Hour)
  • Welcome Have refreshments utilize those gifted
    with hospitality to welcome all. Have an ice
    breaker.
  • Worship Sing a few songs using cds, guitar,
    hymnal, song sheets, acapella sing unto the Lord
    and bless His name!
  • Works Make it their group. Plan fellowship
    events, ministry and mission events, keep casting
    vision to those coming.
  • Wailing Spend time with prayer requests and
    earnest season of prayer (never forget to pray
    for their lost friends and for the blessing of
    Christ upon their life).

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Hosting a HOPE Group (cont.)
  • Word For the first six weeks, lead them through
    the Let the Celebration Continue booklets.
    Work with People of Peace to prepare to
    facilitate inductive lesson after six weeks
  • What do you like best about this scripture?
  • What brings you under conviction from this
    scripture?
  • What did you learn about God from this scripture?
  • What do you not understand about this scripture?
  • How can you apply this particular scripture to
    your life?

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Hosting a HOPE Group (cont.)
  • Witness Always conclude by inviting attendees to
    believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
    Share the plan of salvation in a concise, simple
    way and invite them to pray right there.
  • Offer to visit with them at any time, and hand
    out a card with your name (and if you like, your
    number).
  • Always have plenty of Bibles and tracts for those
    attending to take with them. Bless them in the
    Lord before they go and pray with them often.
  • Continue to walk the community with the
    indigenous believers, inviting people to Christ
    and to this New Testament fellowship.

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North American Mission BoardMultihousing Church
Planting
  • Adult Youth usually follow this general order
    (approximately 1 hour to 1.5 hours, pending on
    region be sure to honor peoples time)
  • Welcome Announcements (Refreshments are made
    available on table)
  • 1-2 Praise Songs (Use CD, Guitars, Acapella,
    etc.)
  • Prayer Needs and Group Prayer (Time for
    Confession Healing)
  • Cell Lesson/ Generic Discovery Questions (led by
    a facilitator)
  • a. What did you like best in this story?
  • b. What did you see that brings conviction to
    you?
  • c. What do you not understand?
  • d. What did you learn about God?
  • e. How can you apply the truth of this story in
    your life?
  • f. What truth would you like to think about until
    we meet next?
  • Invitation to make Decisions
  • Announcements/ Offering/ Closing Prayer/ Dismissal

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North American Mission BoardMultihousing Church
Planting
  • CHILDRENS CELLS
  • Usually follow this general order (no more than
    an hour)
  • Recreation
  • Songs
  • Prayer
  • Bible Story
  • Invitation to make Decisions
  • Related Craft Activity
  • Closing Prayer (Hold Hands in Circled Group)
  • Snacks

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4. Empower the Leaders
  • Begin to identify the future leaders of this new
    work and draw them to yourself before Christ
    (Mark 3.13-15).
  • Meet regularly with these future leaders,
    coaching them and preparing them to take charge
    of the groups in six weeks from the start of your
    gathering.
  • Advise them that new small groups must be started
    every 10-12 people, otherwise multiplication will
    not happen. Make a plan to implement the
    commissioning of more small groups.

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4. Empower the Leaders (cont.)
  • Be a Spiritual Coach
  • MAWL Model, Assist, Watch, Leave
  • Bless them with your confidence
  • Play John the Baptist Let them increase, you
    decrease!
  • After you sense they are ready, begin to announce
    to everyone that so and so is becoming the new
    leader, and as a missionary you are preparing to
    move to the next site. Let them process in,
    and have the people pray over their new leader.
  • Even when you leave, coach from a distance be a
    life time mentor.

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5. Exit with Joy!
  • Commission the Leaders and the Church to the work
    of the Lord (Acts 14.23)!
  • As missionary, you begin a new work elsewhere,
    but keep in touch regularly with the Titus and
    Lydia you left behind.
  • Inform the Local Church sponsor and Association
    of what the Lord has done, and encourage whatever
    action necessary for fellowship within our
    Baptist family.

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Community Evangelism in Review
  • Your Ultimate Goal !
  • Indigenous!
  • Enter An Area
  • Evangelize the Community
  • Equip Disciple
  • Empower the Leaders
  • Exit the Area Leaving Behind

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Community Evangelism in Review
  • Self Governing
  • Self Supporting
  • Self Expressing
  • Self Teaching
  • Self Propagating

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Community Evangelism in Review
  • CHURCH !
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