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Title: Community Unit


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Contents of this file
  • Peter Rollins quote
  • Nature of the Church
  • Mission of the church / Church of the Mission
  • The Purpose of the Church 6 Ws Rick Warrens
    Woodroofs 7 Tasks
  • Biblical and extra-biblical images of the church
  • Selected biblical texts on community
  • Small Group as form
  • 10 Guiding Principles/ Gauges for the Church
  • Contemporary forms of the church
  • Challenges facing the Church
  • Tensions Holiness Ministry Grace Truth
  • Robert Dale Healthy Church cycle
  • Images of community Garden City Table
  • The Communitys sacred text
  • Church as family / Ephesians
  • Healthy Family research
  • Parenting styles / Church styles (Grace Truth)?
  • Bonhoeffer quote

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Wheel in a Wheel
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Wheel in a wheel questions
  • A favorite movie and why.
  • A childhood play activity
  • Preferred spare time activity.
  • IF you forced me to play a board game, the one I
    would choose would be
  • Describe a good friend.
  • People who know me well would say I am .
  • A fear you have faced..
  • Something you would like to be proficient in.
  • I am most effective in ministry when I am .
  • I felt (or feel) furthest from God when . . .
  • I feel/felt closest to God when

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When to Start Worrying About Your Amish Teen
  • Sometimes stays in bed till after 6am.
  • In his sock drawer, you find pictures of women
    without bonnets.
  • Shows up at barn raisings in full "Kiss" makeup.
  • His name is Jebediah, but he goes by "Jeb Daddy.
  • Defiantly says, "If I had a radio, I'd listen to
    rap."
  • You discover his secret stash of colorful socks.
  • Was recently pulled over for "driving under the
    influence of cottage cheese.
  • He begins wearing his big black hat backwards.

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Community UnitTheological Foundations for
MinistryMMIN 611 Ross Cochran
Revised 1.6.09
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Let him who cannot be alone, beware the
community... Let him who is not in community,
beware of being alone. -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A I H
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Dwelling in the Word Mark 6
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Four Cornerstones(1 Peter 24-12)?
Theology
Spirituality
Jesus
Our Life in Christ
Ministry
Community
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Spirituality, theology, ministry, community
19Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence
to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of
Jesus, 20by a new and living way opened for us
through the curtain, that is, his body, 21and
since we have a great priest over the house of
God, 22let us draw near to God with a sincere
heart in full assurance of faith, having our
hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty
conscience and having our bodies washed with pure
water. 23Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we
profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24And
let us consider how we may spur one another on
toward love and good deeds. 25Let us not give up
meeting together, as some are in the habit of
doing, but let us encourage one anotherand all
the more as you see the Day approaching.
(Hebrews 10)?
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Community
  • We share our life in Christ with others we
    journey in groups.
  • The community forms our spirituality through . .
    .
  • What it does what it does not do.
  • Language
  • Rituals
  • How it handles problems.

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What biblical texts inform our understanding of
Christian community?

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Give the Church a Report Card
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Revisit case Soldiers without an Army
  • In what ways did congregations fail the Winstons?
  • What interests are these congregations
    protecting?
  • How would you determine whether or not it was
    time to leave a church?
  • What signs let you know a church is thriving in
    its attempts to create community?

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Selected Biblical TextsWhat do these texts say
about Community?
  • Acts 242-47
  • Romans 12 (Descriptive / Prescriptive)?
  • 1 Corinthians 11-12
  • Galatians 61-5
  • Hebrews 1024-25

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Biblical Images of the Church
  • Bride
  • Family
  • Temple of the Holy Spirit
  • Tree (branches on the Vine)?
  • Flock of sheep shepherded by Jesus
  • Salt and Light
  • Body of Christ (the Second Incarnation)?

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What does Community provide?
  • Identity (Forms people / shapes identity)?
  • Sense of belonging. (Assimilation)?
  • Support in crises
  • Accountability
  • Edification
  • Service opportunities

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Theology of Community
  • When God calls a person, he calls a people (E.
    Ferguson)?
  • Abraham ? Israel
  • David ? Davidic line of kings
  • Jesus ? church 
  • Trinity
  • God as three persons in relationship
  • Let us make man in our image..  

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Peter Rollins, How (Not) to Speak of God, pg
42-43.
"In this way the emerging conversation is
demonstrating an ability to stand up and engage
in a powerless, space-creating dis-course that
opens up thinking and offers hints rather than
orders. In short, the emerging community must
endevour to be a question rather than an answer
and an aroma rather than food. It must seek to
offer an approach that enables the people of God
to become the parable, aroma, and salt of God in
the world, helping to form a space where God can
give of God. For too long the church has been
seen as an oasis in the desert - offering water
to those who are thirsty. In contrast, the
emerging community appears more as a desert in
the oasis of life, offering silence, space and
desolation amidst the sickly nourishment of
Western capitalism. It is in this desert, as we
wander together as nomads, that God is to be
found. For it is here that we are nourished by
our hunger."
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Simple Church interviews
http//www.youtube.com/watch?vhvJR_SIiPl4
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Current Landscape of Churches Driving Forces
  • Changed Cultural Context
  • Need for Cultural Relevance (contextualization,
    not accommodation)?
  • Biblical Faithfulness
  • Desire for Relevance of faith to daily life
  • Desire for Community (Connect w/other Xtians)?
  • Desire to serve effect their communities in the
    name of Christ
  • Reinvigoration Reconstruction of Churches
  • Attempt to differentiate from impotent, poisonous
    or hypocritical expressions of Christianity.

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Current Landscape of Churches Ongoing
Reformation
  • Josiahs Reform (2 Kings 22 Hilkiah Shaphan)?
  • 16th century European Reformation (Luther,
    Calvin, Zwingli)?
  • American Restoration Movement (Campbells B.
    Stone, etc.)?
  • Are we in the midst of another Reformation?
  • Are another 95 Theses being nailed to the door
    of Protestantism?

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Present Expressions of Church
Models Emphases Leading Voices Examples of
Particular Churches
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Current Landscape of Churches Variety of Emphases
  • Communal Personal
  • Formation Transformation
  • Inclusion Maturation
  • Evangelism Social Justice (holistic)?
  • Corporate Worship Community Involvement
  • High church / liturgical / ancient forms
  • Band/group driven (concert-like)?

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Models
  • Seeker-Sensitive
  • Purpose-Driven
  • Mega-churches
  • Multi-site
  • Emerging (The Emergent Village)?
  • Basic Christian Communities
  • Simple Church
  • Missional Church
  • Urban
  • Bill Hybels
  • Rick Warren
  • Rob Bell
  • Brian McLaren
  • Donald Miller

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Particular Churches
  • Mars Hill Bible Church (Grand Rapids, MI Rob
    Bell)?
  • Saddleback Church (CA Rick Warren)?
  • Willow Creek Community Church (South Barrington,
    IL Bill Hybels)?

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The Saddleback Vision (From Rick Warrens first
sermon, April 1980)?
  • It is the dream of a place where the hurting, the
    depressed, the frustrated, and the confused can
    find love, acceptance, help, hope, forgiveness,
    guidance, and encouragement.
  • It is the dream of sharing the Good News of Jesus
    Christ with the hundreds of thousands of
    residents in south Orange County.
  • It is the dream of welcoming 20,000 members into
    the fellowship of our church family-loving,
    learning, laughing, and living in harmony
    together.
  • It is the dream of developing people to spiritual
    maturity through Bible studies, small groups,
    seminars, retreats, and a Bible school for our
    members.
  • It is the dream of equipping every believer for a
    significant ministry by helping them discover the
    gifts and talents God gave them.
  • It is the dream of sending out hundreds of career
    missionaries and church workers all around the
    world, and empowering every member for a personal
    life mission in the world. It is the dream of
    sending our members by the thousands on
    short-term mission projects to every continent.
    It is the dream of starting at least one new
    daughter church every year.
  • It is the dream of at least fifty acres of land,
    on which will be built a regional church for
    south Orange County-with beautiful, yet simple,
    facilities including a worship center seating
    thousands, a counseling and prayer center,
    classrooms for Bible studies and training lay
    ministers, and a recreation area. All of this
    will be designed to minister to the local
    person-spiritually, emotionally physically, and
    socially-and set in a peaceful, inspiring garden
    landscape.
  • I stand before you today and state in confident
    assurance that these dreams will become reality.
    Why? Because they are inspired by God.

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What is a Purpose Driven Church?
  • Purpose Driven is a church health model that
    provides your pastoral team with a unique,
    biblically-based approach to establishing,
    transforming, and maintaining a balanced, growing
    congregation that seeks to fulfill the God-given
    purposes of worship, fellowship, discipleship,
    ministry, and missions.
  • The simple approach of Purpose Driven helps your
    pastoral team lead the members of your
    congregation toward a common focus that includes
    a foundational understanding of the Bible and a
    clear method for measuring their own spiritual
    growth and the church's overall growth.

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What is a Purpose Driven Church?
  • Purpose-Driven (the model) helps churches
  • Establish or re-establish the core purposes of
    their church
  • Design an intentional discipleship process
  • Build an "outward-in" perspective to growth and
    evangelism

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Acts 29
Acts 29 Network exists to start churches that
plant churches. God is significantly using our
network to influence and shape the church
planting culture through both rock-solid theology
and contextualizing the gospel. We will not waver
on either of these commitments. We wont water
down our theology to reach more people and we
wont attack the culture in the name of
Christianity. We are planting churches that are
missionaries in their respective communities sent
by Christ with the gospel (John 2021). It is our
desire to plant 1,000 new churches in the next 20
years. We desire to make your dream of planting a
gospel-driven church come true. We count it an
honor to partner with you and to serve you. Scott
Thomas, Acts 29 Network Director
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Megachurch Characteristics
  • 2000 or more persons in attendance at weekly
    worship
  • A charismatic, authoritative senior minister
  • A very active 7 day a week congregational
    community
  • A multitude of social and outreach ministries
  • a complex differentiated organizational structure

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Megachurches
  • promote intense personal commitment
  • also contain a large percentage of anonymous
    spectators in their ranks
  • Primarily Protestant in North America
  • Rapid proliferation of MCs since 1970s.
  • Theological orientation evangelical
  • Willowcreek
  • Characteristics
  • 2000 or more persons in attendance at weekly
    worship
  • A charismatic, authoritative senior minister
  • A very active 7 day a week congregational
    community
  • A multitude of social and outreach ministries,
  • and a complex differentiated organizational
    structure

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Missional Church
  • Missional congregations are those communities of
    Christ-followers who see the church as the people
    of God who are sent on a mission.
  • Identity is rooted in what they do apart from a
    church service or a church building. They cease
    to yield to the Christendom assumptions that the
    surrounding culture will naturally want to come
    to church, or that coming to church is the goal
    of all mission

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Missional Church
  • Seek to embody the way of Christ within their
    particular surrounding cultures and not
    necessarily within the four walls of a church
    building or service.
  • Emphasis on priesthood of all believers and
    ministry as in the marketplace as much or more
    than in a traditional church program. (Cf.
    common notions of involvement)?
  • 24/7, go to them dynamic

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boundary
B
E
D
Expedition
X
A
C
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Emerginghttp//tallskinnykiwi.typepad.com/tallski
nnykiwi/2006/02/what_i_mean_whe.html
Emerging Church can be used as generally as all
ministries involved in contextual ministry to the
younger generation or the current culture (Gen X,
Gen Y, GenNext, GenText, youth culture,
postmodern, alternative culture, alt. worship,
fresh expressions, etc).
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Emerginghttp//tallskinnykiwi.typepad.com/tallski
nnykiwi/2006/02/what_i_mean_whe.html
With such a broad definition, it is therefore
possible to have emergent type churches that are
not emerging and emerging churches that are not
emergent. If the definition includes new
aggregations of believers that form around online
communities and conversations, then even some
anti-emerging church sites might actually be an
example of cyber-community and emerging church
rather than objective critics of the movement.
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Emerginghttp//tallskinnykiwi.typepad.com/tallski
nnykiwi/2006/02/what_i_mean_whe.html
  • a nod to the newness of the movement and its
    fluidity
  • it is coming up out the previous wave of
    ministry, but not necessarily in protest to it.
  • it displays characteristics of emergent behavior
    that are evident in any system when chaos finds
    order through self-organization and other
    emergent criteria.
  • the ministry is a biblically informed contextual
    response to the local emerging cultural context
    (similar to what the wider church used to call
    youth culture, Gen X culture, postmodern culture,
    etc.)?
  • it addresses issues of culture as well as mindset
    (postmodern) and life-stage (youth, genX)?

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Mission of the Church
  • Not The church has a mission.
  • But The Mission has a church.

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Small Group as form
  • 5 Functions and Types of Small Groups
  • discipleship
  • study
  • prayer / Worship
  • task / service
  • relational / fellowship

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The small group as basic structureSnyder,
Howard. Radical Renewal The Problem with
Wineskins Today. 1996
  • A small group of 8-12 people meeting informally
    in homes is the most effective structure for the
    communication of the gospel in todays hi-tech
    society. Offers the best hope for the discovery
    and use of spiritual gifts and for renewal in
    church and society. Small group was the basic
    unit of the churchs life for the first two
    centuries.

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The small group as basic structureSnyder,
Howard. Radical Renewal The Problem with
Wineskins Today. 1996
Advantages of the small group 1. flexibility 2.
mobility 3. inclusive 4. personal 5. can grow by
division 6. can be effective means of
evangelism 7. requires minimun of professional
leadership 8. adaptable to the institutional
church
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What challenges are threatening the health of
the church?
  • Biblical illiteracy
  • Institutionalism (self-preservation)?
  • Insiderism (where do our energies go?)?
  • Evangelism ( other forms of outreach) as
    optional activities
  • Sectarianism
  • Purity
  • Public relations crisis
  • Some unavoidable sign of health
  • Some unnecessary self-inflicted

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Three Convictions of the Earliest Christians
  • Christ
  • Sermon content is decidedly Christo-centric
    specifically the Death, Burial Resurrection of
    Jesus.
  • Numerous conversion accounts 3,000 on Day of
    Pentecost (Acts 2) Ethiopian Eunich(8) Saul
    (9) The Philippian jailor (16)?
  •  
  • Community
  • Acts 242-47
  • Acts 432-36
  • Acts 61ff (selection of the 7 to ensure
    Grecian widows are in daily food distribution).
  • Acts 1212 (church praying for Peter at Marys
    house)?
  • Acts 207 (church assembled)?
  • Communicating the Gospel
  • Acts 18 (Judea, Samaria, ends of the earth)?
  • Numeric geographical expansion of the Church.
  • Missionary journeys of Paul (13-28)?
  • Conversion accounts.
  • Sermons Peter at Pentecost (2) Stephen before
    Sanhedrin (7) Paul in Athens (17)?

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Christ Church
  • Head AND Body
  • Shout AND Echo
  • Origin AND Continuation
  • Incarnation AND 2nd Incarnation

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Six Tasks of the Church
  • We
  • Walk
  • Worship
  • Word
  • Work
  • World

W
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Tasks of the Church
We The communal dimension of our obedience to
Christ. Walk Our lifestyle. Worship The
assembly Work Volunteer Vocational Word
Scripture in the life of the Church World
Outreach
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Rick Warren(Purpose Driven Church, p. 119)?
  • Evangelize
  • Exalt
  • Encourage
  • Edify
  • Equip

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Tim Woodroofs Seven Functions of the Church(A
Church that Flies, p. 51)?
  • Worship
  • Holiness
  • Community
  • Maturation
  • Service
  • Witness
  • Influence

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Traditional Language
  • Evangelism
  • Edification
  • Benevolence

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Guiding Principles for the ChurchImages
Navigational System Instrument Panel Compass
  • Centrality of Jesus Christ
  • Authority of the Bible
  • Authority a power over a source
  • 2 Timothy 314-17
  • Purity of life and doctrine
  • Autonomy of each Congregation
  • Ministry by all believers (1 Peter 29-10)?
  • Maturity of every believer (Eph. 411-16)?
  • Unity of all Christians (John 1720-23)?
  • Universality of the Gospel (Mt. 2816-20)?
  • Faith as a Way of Life
  • Family as the Basic Unit of Spiritual Formation

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What every community has in common (John
Westerhoff)?
  • Memory or History
  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Authority (ties)?
  • Rituals - symbolic repetitive rituals that embody

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Eugene Peterson, A Long Obedience
  • If Christians only worshipped when they felt
    like it, there would be precious little worship
    that went on. Feelings are important in many
    areas, but completely unreliable in matters of
    faith.
  • Living in the age of sensation, we think that if
    we dont feel something, there can be no
    authenticity in doing it. But the wisdom of God
    says something different, namely, that we can act
    ourselves into a new way of feeling much quicker
    than we can feel ourselves into a new way of
    acting. Worship is an act which develops feelings
    for God, not a feeling for God which is expressed
    in an act of worship. When we obey the command to
    praise God in worship, our deep, essential need
    to be in relationship with God is nurtured.

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The Communitys Sacred Text
  • A Theology of the Word of God
  • 1. The Word of God existed prior to
  • How can the illiterate of the world hear?
  • How are the Psalms a word from God?
  • How did the invention of the printing press
    affect our theology of the Word of God?
  • The question of Access.
  • The Word dwells in us. (???)?

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Approaches to Reading the Bible
Negative Approaches 1. To Defend the status
quo 2. To Destroy the conclusions of
others Positive Approaches 3. To Devote
ourselves more fully to the purposes of God. 4.
To Discover- insight and truth 5. To Determine
how we should think and live today as individual
Christians and as the church.
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Dwelling in the Word (a missional reading of
Scripture)
  • What in this text grabs your attention?
  • What is God doing in this text?
  • How can we join Gods action in the world?

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Lectio Divina (sacred reading)A contemplative
reading of Scripture.
  • What in this text grabs your attention?
  • What is God doing in this text?
  • How can we join Gods action in the world?

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The Nature of the Church
  • When we speak of the nature of the church, we are
    declaring something about . . .
  • its purposes (or reason for existence) 
  • what brought it into existence  
  • its constituent parts their relation to each
    other 
  • some biblical criteria for guiding and evaluating
    its life and outcomes

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Extra-biblical Images of the Church
  • Huddle
  • Fortress
  • Chameleon
  • Ostrich
  • Parent
  • Coach
  • Tour Guide
  • Lump of coal and fire
  • 12 step group
  • Soldiers in a fox hole
  • Lighthouse / rescue boat

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Maturity
Growth
Decline
Birth
Death
Organizational Life Cycle p. 15
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New Planning Cycle p. 19
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To Dream Again How to Help Your Church Come Alive
Robert D. Dale Broadman Press. Nashville, TN.
1981
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Ministry
Nostalgia
Structure
Goals
Questioning
Beliefs
Polarization
Dream
Dropout
Organizational Health Cycle p. 17
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Ministry Implications of Health Cycle, 17-18
  • Churches must constantly posture themselves for
    revitalization (they must dream again)?
  • Someone needs to be the vision-caster
    (responsible for keeping the dream clear)?
  • Churches need to be committed primarily to their
    dream goals and only secondarily to its program
    structure (form follows function).
  • Nothing short of a kingdom dream will turn a
    church toward healthy and aggressive ministry.
  • Churches contain the seeds of their own lives and
    deaths.

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Paradoxical Nature of Truth
  • Paradox
  • Galatians 62 and 65
  • Proverbs 264 and 265

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Theological Paradoxes
  • Tradition Innovation (Identity and Adaptation)?
  • Revelation Experience
  • God as transcendent and immanent.
  • Incarnation combines Logos and flesh.
  • God as holy (intolerant of sin) and as merciful
    (forgiving sin).
  • In, but not of, the world. (John 17)?
  • Holiness and Ministry (Jesus as sinless, yet
    friend of sinners)?
  • Body and soul (Benevolence Evangelism)?
  • Nature of humanity created in image of God, yet
    fallen

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Paradoxes in Theology
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Jesus embodies Paradox
  • Divine and human.
  • Transcendance and Immanence.
  • Friend of sinners, yet without sin.
  • Grace and Truth.

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Paradoxes the Church Must Embrace
  • Holiness Ministry (1 Peter 211-12)?
  • Faithfulness Relevance (1 Cor 927)?
  • Holiness Forgiveness (John 81-11)?
  • Grace Truth (John 114, 17)?

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The Paradox of Faithfulness Relevance
  • Analogy Bible translators concerns for
    accuracy and readability.
  • Jesus Holy and friend of sinners.

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The Paradox of Holiness Forgiveness
  • John 81-11
  • Neither do condemn yougo and sin no more.

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The Paradox of Holiness Ministry
  • In the world, but not of the world
  • Different and making a difference
  • James 127
  • 1 Peter 211-12

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Homosexuality Exploring our Grace-giving and
our Truth-telling
  • Distinguish between Identity and Activity.
  • Homosexual identity often not chosen.
  • Luke 736-50

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Paradox of Grace Truth
  • Full of Grace
  • Full of Truth
  • John 114, 17
  • John 81-11
  • Neither do I condemn you . . .
  • Go and sin no more.

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Grace Truth in the NT
Matthew 1815-20. "If your brother sins against
you, go and show him his fault, just between the
two of you. If he listens to you, you have won
your brother over. But if he will not listen,
take one or two others along
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Grace Truth in the NT
Matthew 23 Woe to you! O Jerusalem,
Jerusalem. Luke 1511-32 The father embodies
grace to the younger son truth to the older.
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Grace Truth in the NT
Galatians 61.  Brothers, if someone is caught
in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore
him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may
be tempted. Ephesians 415. Instead, speaking
the truth in love, we will in all things grow up
into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.
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Grace Truth in the NT
1 Thessalonians 514-15. And we urge you,
brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the
timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong,
but always try to be kind to each other and to
everyone else.
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Grace Truth in the NT
1 Peter 315. Always be prepared to give an
answer to everyone who asks you to give the
reason for the hope that you have. But do this
with gentleness and respect. Jude 22-23.  Be
merciful to those who doubt snatch others from
the fire and save them to others show mercy,
mixed with fearhating even the clothing stained
by corrupted flesh.
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Communities of Grace . . .
  1. Seek and Welcome the stranger.
  2. Resist stereotypes and stereotyping.
  3. Treat everyone as if they are going to become our
    brothers and sisters in Christ.
  4. Accept others just as Christ has accepted us.

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Communities of Grace . . .
  1. Imaginatively construct a godly future.
  2. Are patient with folks.
  3. Are serious about righteousness, but they are
    righteous like Jesus was righteous, not in ways
    that are hostile or distancing.

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Communities of Truth . . .
  1. Passionate about Jesus, THE Truth.
  2. Have higher standards for them-selves than they
    do for others.
  3. Correct and restore each other. (Gal. 61)?
  4. Reconcile to each other. (Matt. 1815-20)?
  5. Discern the readiness of people to hear.

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Communities of Truth . . .
  1. Speak Truth Lovingly.
  2. Exercise corporate discipline.
  3. Pray for opportunities to speak truth.
  4. Are serious about grace, and they believe that
    extending grace to others is one of the greatest
    of Christian truths.

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  • Grace without Truth will produce moral laxity.
    Truth without Grace will produce hypocrisy.
  • People that we love may not be willing to hear
    the truth we have to tell them, but they will
    only listen to our truth if they are certain that
    our love for them is genuine and long term.
  • Communities of grace and truth are comprised of
    persons of grace and truth.

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Healthy Family Researchof Nick Stinnet
  • Appreciation
  • Time Together
  • Commitment
  • Good Communication
  • High Degree of Religious Orientation
  • Ability to deal with crisis a positive manner

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Healthy Church CharacteristicsNatural Church
Developmenthttp//www.nadei.org/article.php?id3
  • Empowering Leadership
  • Functional Structures
  • Gift-Oriented Ministry
  • Holistic Small Groups
  • Inspiring Worship
  • Loving Relationships
  • Need-Oriented Evangelism
  • Passionate Spirituality

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Grace in the Church
Grace in the Family
Grace in Me
Eph. 1 - 3
Eph. 522 - 64
Eph. 4 - 6
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The Church is a Big Family
  • I am writing you these instructions so that
    you will know how people ought to conduct
    themselves in Gods household, which is the
    church of the living God. (1 Timothy 314-15)?
  • Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do
    good to all people, especially to those who
    belong to the family of believers. (Galatians
    610)?

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The Church is a Big Family
The Family is a Small Church
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Our individuality is the gift we bring to the
community, and to some extend our individuality
is brought into focus in community.
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Parenting Styles
High Support
Authoritative
Permissive
High Control
Low Control
Neglectful
Authoritarian
Low Support
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Church Styles
High Grace
Healthy
Permissive
High Truth
Low Truth
Neglectful
Legalistic
Low Grace
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A Rationale for Church Planting
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