Evangelism

Saturation Evangelism is a concept I learned at Liberty University. It works by...

a. Using every available means, at every available time, to reach every available person.

b. “Saying, did not we straightly command you that ye should not teach in this name? And, behold ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us,” (Acts 5:28).   

Small Groups & Discipleship

The church was given a divine mandate and mission in Matthew 28:18-20,

 

“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

 

Many churches have used this as the Great Omission, because of tradition of man, denominations and heresy, I believe God is calling the church back the basics worship, community (discipleship) and apostolic missions in the twenty first century. 

 

Discipleship is the process of coaching, guiding, mentoring, teaching and being an example of Christ to the disciple on normal day a day life. Also, a disciple is to discover their gifts, and fulfill the Great Commission in word and deed. 

Eschatology

The Rapture is presented in Paul’s first Letter to the Thessalonians.

 

“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleeps in Jesus will God bring with him.  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, KJV). 

 

In verse 17, the English expression “caught up” in Greek the verb is harpazo, which means, “to seize upon with force” or “snatch away.”[1]  Most people are familiar with the word Rapture, which doesn’t appear in the English or Greek New Testament, for it is a Latin word.  The Latin word for “caught up” is rapturo, from which comes the expression “Rapture.”  So at the Rapture, living Christians will be “caught up” in the air, translated or usher into the clouds, in a moment in time, to join the Lord in the air.  In 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 the Apostle Paul had revealed a New Testament mystery, which is the Rapture of the Church, which wasn’t revealed in the Old Testament.  “Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed” (KJV).  

 

 

 

[1]  Perschbacher, Wesley J., The New Analytical Greek Lexicon,(Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2001), 53.

 

 

Leadership

 

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  “Methods are many

   Principles are few,

   Methods may change

   But principles never do."                                                                                            

 

I. Picture of Community

II. Vision Statement

III. Mission Statement

IV. Ministry Vehicles (models)

  • Small groups (homes, cafes, etc.) Early Church

  • Organic House Churches (cells) Acts 5:42

  • Recovery Churches (deliverance) James 4:6

  • Multi-site Churches (one church in many locations, video cam) Acts 13:49

  • Ancient-Future Churches (Anglican fell) Isaiah 25:1

  • City-Reaching Churches (mass outreach) Jeremiah 29:7

  • Community Transformation Churches (urban/social Programs) Philippians 1:11

  • Cyber-Enhance Churches (internet church) Proverbs 15:14

  • Nickelodeon-Style Children-Focused Churches          Matthew 19:14-15

  • Intentionally Multicultural Churches (multicultural church) Galatians 3:28-29

  • Decision-Journey Churches (Strategy is to get people to become a part of the fellowship, where they will eventually become believers – or, as He call them, Christ-followers.) Galatians 5:25

  • Attractional Churches – (concept come and see) Mark 5:19

 

V. Doors Into the Church – Missional

  • Celebration – Define

  • Small Group (Missional communities) Define?

 

VI. Organization Chart – Picture > Ministry Process

  • Explain core values

  • Church Culture

  • Celebration

  • Apprentice

  • Leader

  • Pastor

 

VII. Why West Palm Beach?

  • Demographics

  • How many people

  • Is it growing

  • How many Christians

  • Future

  • Stats on Poverty