The Changing Roles of Church Planting leadership Old Way New Way Telling (Expert) Listening (Learner) Do-it-yourself Do-it-with-others (Lone Ranger) Event-orientation Believe-Belong Pastoral model Information Speaking Start with Chr. culture Zentripetal (Missional community) Relational-orientation Belong-Believe Missionary model Transformation Serving Start with secul. Culture Zentrifugal The ten commandments of church planters Thou shalt not do counseling Thou shalt not give thyself to administration Thou shalt not spend much time behind a study desk Thou shalt change leadership style as the church grows Thou shalt emphasize discipleship and leadership development Thou shalt expect thy preaching to change lives Thou shalt seek the Lord more than His blessings Thou shalt remain a student of contemporary society Thou shalt practice the spiritual disciplines Thou shalt plant churches that plant churches Four areas of leadership focus 1. Evangelism / Disciple-Making 2. Training Workers 3. Leadership Training 4. Administration / Organisation (50 - 70 %) Changing leadership Rols in the Plant Size of a church plant 0 people The role of the church planter Ophthalmologist (eye specialist): Lives with bi-focals. 15 people Nanny: Does most everything himself. 25 people Personal trainer: Enables others to live as disciples to serve. 50 people Mentor: Raises up leaders who serve their people. 100 people Coach: Focuses on area ministry leaders guides them. 150 people Remodler: Must revamp outlived structures that inhibit growth. 200 people Rancher: Leads paid staff who intern shepherd lay ministry area leaders. The Challenge in Europe – Going from good to great church planting Good Church Planting Daughter Church Mother Church Daughter Church Daughter Church ... Great Church Planting 4rd Generation ... 3rd Generation 3rd Generation 2nd Generation 1st Generation 2nd Generation 4rd Generation 4rd Generation 3rd Generation 2nd Generation Mother Church 2nd Generation ... 3rd Generation 2nd Generation 3 years ... ... 4rd Generation 1st Generation 3 years ... 4rd Generation 3rd Generation 3 years New Disciplines are needed for church planting multiplication 1. The Discipline of bi-focal vision 2. The Discipline of Leadership multiplication 3. The Discipline of congregation-wide Missional practices 4. The Discipline of Vision Casting for CPM 5. The Disciplines of Prayer and Sabbath 6. The Discipline of a Multiplication Coordinator Barriers to Church Planting Multiplication Myopic Ministry Pastoral Change Economic DownTurn Christian Consumerism Denominational Resistance Moral Failure Questions to Ponder Which of the 6 Disciplines do we need the most? Why? With whom can I partner to see a CPM happen? What personal price would I have to pay to see a CPM come to life? What one thing do I intend to actualize as a result of this session? Can you see it? On a continent where death has reigned – Christ will reign and rule through a great movement of church planting multiplication!