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Title: Following Our Commission


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Following Our Commission
  • Natural Church Development

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The All-by-itself Principle
The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed
upon the ground and goes to bed at night and
gets up by day, and the seed sprouts up and
grows - how, he himself does not know.
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The All-by-itself Principle
The earth produces crops BY ITSELF first the
blade, then the head, and then the mature grain
in the head. Mark 426-28
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Some church growth concepts are so focused on the
fruit . . .
That they fail to consider the root that produces
the fruit.
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Natural Church Development
  • I planted,
  • Apollos watered,
  • But God gave the increase.
  • So neither he who plants nor he who waters is
    anything, but only God, who makes things grow.

1 Corinthians 36-7
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Models and Principles
Model Imitation
One to One
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Models and Principles
Principles Abstraction and Individualization
Many to One
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Models and Principles
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Research Results
  • Healthy churches are growing churches
  • Quality in churches can be measured quantitatively

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Research Results
  • Improving quality in your church's "minimum
    factors" often results in quantitative church
    growth

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Eight Principles of Healthy Churches
  • Empowering leadership
  • Gift-oriented ministry
  • Passionate spirituality
  • Functional structures
  • Inspiring worship service
  • Holistic small groups
  • Need-oriented evangelism
  • Loving relationships

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Empowering Leadership
  • Match of pastor and congregation
  • Delegation and sharing of ministry
  • Leadership through vision
  • Leadership through mentoring and equipping
  • Leading change

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Ephesians 411-13
  • It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to
    be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some
    to be pastors and teachers, to prepare
    Gods people for works of service,

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Ephesians 411-13
  • so that the body of Christ may be built up
    until we all reach unity in the faith and in
    the knowledge of the Son
    of God and become mature, attaining
    to the whole measure of the fullness of
    Christ.

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Gift-Oriented Ministry
  • Understanding your gift(s)
  • Matching gifts to task
  • Significance of service
  • Coaching supported, trained, and challenged
  • Gift mobilization system (not included in survey,
    but very important)

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1 Peter 410
  • Each should use whatever gift he has received to
    serve others, faithfully administering Gods
    grace in its various forms

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Passionate Spirituality
  • Personal spiritual disciplines
  • Corporate spiritual disciplines
  • Contagious faith

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Romans 1211-12
  • Dont burn out, keep yourselves fueled and
    aflame. Be alert Servants of the Master,
    cheer-fully expectant. Dont quit in hard times
    pray all the harder. (Message Bible)

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Functional Structures
  • Organizational structures and systems
  • Leadership oversight
  • Vision, goals, and planning
  • Creativity and managing change

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Inspiring Worship
  • Feelings of being inspired
  • Care for children
  • Life transforming preaching
  • Visitor friendly
  • God-centered and vibrant music
  • People leaving with a sense of having experienced
    Gods presence

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1 Thessalonians 516-19
Be joyful always pray continually give thanks
in all circumstances, for this is Gods will for
you in Christ Jesus. Do not put out the
Spirits fire
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Holistic Small Groups
  • Atmosphere transparency, sharing, trust
  • Spiritually oriented
  • Meeting felt needs
  • Relevance to daily life
  • Guest sensitive
  • Multiplication disciples, leaders, groups
  • Active participation of group members

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Acts 246-47
  • Every day they continued to meet together in the
    temple courts. They broke bread in their homes
    and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,
    praising God and enjoying the favor of all the
    people.

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Acts 246-47
  • And the Lord added to their number daily
    those who were being saved.

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Need-Oriented Evangelism
  • Personal evangelism
  • Corporate evangelistic strategies
  • Seeker awareness
  • Assimilation of new Christians

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1 Corinthians 920-22
  • To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews.
    To those under the law I became like one under
    the law (though I myself am not under the law),
    so as to win those under the law.

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1 Corinthians 920-22
  • To those not having the law I became like one not
    having the law (though I am not free from God's
    law but am under Christ's law), so as to win
    those not having the law.

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1 Corinthians 920-22
  • To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I
    have become all things to all men so that by all
    possible means I might save some.

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Loving Relationships
  • Atmosphere of joy and trust
  • Interdependent relationships
  • Affirmation and encouragement
  • Intentional conflict resolution

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John 1334-35
  • A new command I give you Love one another. As I
    have loved you, so you must love one another. By
    this all men will know that you are my disciples,
    if you love one another.

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All-by-itself
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Growing a church doesnt need to be such an
uphill battle if we allow God to grow the
church!
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Churches who score in the 65 percentile or above
are always growing churches
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Newport Natural Church Development Profile
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  • A tool for understanding your churchs strengths
    and growth areas
  • A method for receiving outside input and insight
    from colleagues and lay leaders

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  • Need for evaluation
  • Churches slip into a maintenance mode very easily
  • The opportunity to look at church through new
    eyes
  • Increase credibility with lay leaders

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  • Mystery Guests are sent to the church
  • Demographics are collected
  • Other pastors and lay leaders are
    scheduled for the OCCS weekend
  • Prayer teams are organized

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  • NCD profile is presented
  • OCCS visitation team gives report
  • Local church shares dreams and direction
  • Church looks at minimum factor and begins
    process of growth in that area

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  • Church board continues discussion of consultation
    report
  • Evaluation of OCCS process is given to the
    Ministerial Department
  • Within a year another NCD survey is taken
  • Church grows naturally!

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  • Church board votes to request OCCS
  • Church submits 200 to the Oregon Conference
    Ministerial Department
  • The Church and Ministerial Department set the
    date for the consultation weekend

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