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5 branches inspiring worship growing faith loving & serving community discipleship making The activities of the church

Inspiring worship : 

Inspiring worship How many have experienced God in your service? How to focus worship Evaluation of worship Worship style 5 branches

Inspiring worship : 

Inspiring worship How many have experienced God in your service? How to focus worship Evaluation of worship Worship style Inspiring worship Experiencing God in your service 5 branches

What is the purpose of worship? : 

What is the purpose of worship? Inspiring worship Experiencing God in your service The purpose of worship is to lead the people to have an encounter with God, through and with each other. Research: most people have not had an encounter with God in the last year.

Why? : 

Why? Inspiring worship Experiencing God in your service Worship in many churches is: Self centered: “Me church” Clergy centered: “One way direction” Focus: “I come to church to be fed, not I came to share” Formalism

Waking the dead : 

Waking the dead Inspiring worship Experiencing God in your service I have chosen to devote these formal two chapters to worship. Why? Because it is probably the biggest obstacle in renewing dead and dying churches. They wish to cling to their dead worship form and criticize anything new. I have written this, not to advocate any extremes, but to create openness to new forms of worship that are more in harmony with our roots than the formalism to which conventional Adventism in the twenty-first century has become accustomed. I hope the word “balance” is heard as these chapters are read. Furthermore, I have written these chapters because, as I stated when I began this discussion, a mistake is made when we attempt to transform the worship service without first transforming the hearts of the people. In addition, I feel strongly that a restoration of holistic small groups and gift-based ministry must precede any attempt to revitalize worship. Once these are in place, worship revitalization will come naturally.

Waking the dead : 

Waking the dead Inspiring worship Experiencing God in your service The weekly worship service is meaningful only if hearts have been touched by God during the week. Otherwise it is just ornamental trimmings added to the church, and there is no vibrancy. Just changing the worship style without changing the hearts of the worshipers will do no good. Yet when people’s hearts have been liberated by the good news of the gospel of Jesus, the worship service of such redeemed people will be vibrant, no matter what the style.

Waking the dead : 

Waking the dead Inspiring worship Experiencing God in your service Bringing drums into the church, moving from choirs to worship teams, increasing the beat of the songs— these things do not create vibrancy. They are useless trimmings that create war in the church if the people have not been renewed first. Many of the things mentioned above might be utilized as part of the spiritual renewal occurring in churches, but the point here is that they must spring out of renewed hearts, not just be added in the hope that it will bring life. To do so is like tying green leaves to a dead tree. It may make the tree look vibrant at first, but within days the leaves rot, and the deadness looks disgusting. Rather than focusing on merely changing the worship service, I have suggested in this book that vibrancy first be restored in other areas.

Waking the dead : 

Waking the dead Inspiring worship Experiencing God in your service Ellen White did give strong instruction on how Adventists were to conduct song services. She was concerned that they be done well. Her counsel seems to suggest the worship team concept that many modern Adventist churches are utilizing.

Inspiring worship : 

Inspiring worship How many have experienced God in your service? How to focus worship Evaluation of worship Worship style 5 branches Inspiring worship How to focus worship

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Inspiring worship How to focus worship

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Inspiring worship How to focus worship

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Inspiring worship How to focus worship

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Inspiring worship How to focus worship

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Inspiring worship How to focus worship

Inspiring worship : 

Inspiring worship How many have experienced God in your service? How to focus worship Evaluation of worship Worship style Purposeful equiping Evaluation of worship 5 branches

Evaluate? : 

Evaluate? Record numbers Evaluate every week Simple evaluation – 2 questions Purposeful equiping Evaluation of worship

Inspiring worship : 

Inspiring worship How many have experienced God in your service? How to focus worship Evaluation of worship Worship style 5 branches Inspiring worship Worship style

Waking the dead : 

Waking the dead Simply put, there has been and continues to be a wide variety of music available for churches to use. We also learn that every new instrument has had trouble upon entry into the church, but ultimately becomes accepted. We must revert back to Scripture, particularly Psalm 150, to see clearly that all instruments can be used to praise God. What a strike we take against the devil when we take an instrument that he has corrupted by his usage and turn it around to praise God. This is in harmony with the themes of Scripture. It should make us very cautious in criticizing those whose musical tastes are different from our own. We may not enjoy all styles, but we can bless those who worship in a different way than we do, rather than criticize differing musical tastes. To judge others and feel that those with different musical tastes are spiritually low is not only wrong theology but poor Christianity. God help us as we seek to improve our worship service and to be charitable to one another as we grow together in musical tolerance. Inspiring worship Worship style

Waking the dead : 

Waking the dead Most of us would feel very uncomfortable with early Adventist services. The early Adventists thought they had escaped the formalism of other churches, but now we have brought formalism into our services, and the lively, exciting, powerful, Spirit-filled services of early Adventism sound like Pentecostalism to us. Inspiring worship Worship style

Waking the dead : 

Waking the dead Most of us would feel very uncomfortable with early Adventist services. The early Adventists thought they had escaped the formalism of other churches, but now we have brought formalism into our services, and the lively, exciting, powerful, Spirit-filled services of early Adventism sound like Pentecostalism to us. Early Adventist worship was unrestricted. They met in homes and barns, virtually any place that could hold them. They did not have formal religious services. Their meetings were more like modern-day small groups. They met for Bible study and social meetings.’4 The worship was highly participative, with much time for testimonies and prayer. It was not liturgical at all. The power of God was freely displayed in these services and even resembled what is called Pentecostalism today. Inspiring worship Worship style

Growing faith : 

Growing faith Task given Strategic plan Stages of spirituality 5 branches

Growing faith : 

Growing faith Task given Strategic plan Stages of spirituality Task given 5 branches Growing faith

Task given : 

Task given Go …. Make disciples Baptize Teach Spiritual growth is a primary task given by Jesus Task given Growing faith

Growing faith : 

Growing faith Task given Strategic plan Stages of spirituality Strategic plan 5 branches Growing faith

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\Strategic plan for spiritual Growth Growing faith

Growing faith : 

Growing faith Task given Strategic plan Stages of spirituality Stages of spirutuality 5 branches Growing faith

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Growing faith Stages of spirutuality

Loving Relationships : 

Loving Relationships A God of relationships Order of relationships Small groups 5 branches

Loving Relationships : 

Loving Relationships A God of relationships Order of realtionships Small groups 5 branches A God of relationships Loving relationships

A God of Relationships : 

A God of Relationships God is community in his very essence When we were created in His image, we where created in community with one another Gods law: Love God and Love one another A God of relationships Loving relationships

Loving Relationships : 

Loving Relationships A God of relationships Order of relationships Small groups 5 branches Order of relationships Loving relationships

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The importance of relationships Relationship with God Relationships with your family Relationship with fellow believers Relationship with non-believers Order of relationships Loving relationships

Loving Relationships : 

Loving Relationships A God of relationships Order of relationships Small groups 5 branches Small Groups Loving relationships

Small groups : 

Small groups Growth groups, cell groups, etc. A place to worship God A place for supporting each other A place for working with each other for non-believers Loving relationships Small Groups

Small groups (EGW) : 

Small groups (EGW) The formation of small companies as a basis of Christian effort has been presented to me by One who cannot err. If there is a large number in the church, let the members be formed into small companies, to work not only for the church members, but for unbelievers. If in one place there are only two or three who know the truth, let them form themselves into a band of workers. Let them keep their bond of union unbroken, pressing together in love and unity, encouraging one another to advance, each gaining courage and strength from the assistance of the others. Loving relationships Small Groups

Small groups (EGW) : 

Small groups (EGW) Let them reveal Christlike forbearance and patience, speaking no hasty words, using the talent of speech to build one another up in the most holy faith. Let them labor in Christlike love for those outside the fold, forgetting self in their endeavor to help others. As they work and pray in Christ's name, their numbers will increase; for the Saviour says: "If two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which is in heaven." Matthew 18:19. Loving relationships Small Groups

Discipleship Making : 

Discipleship Making For everyone? EGW method Different styles of evangelism New methods Supportive role of the church 5 branches For everyone? Discipleship making

Discipleship Making : 

Discipleship Making For everyone? EGW method Different styles of evangelism New methods Supportive role of the church 5 branches For everyone? Discipleship making

For everyone? : 

For everyone? Only 5% of the church members have the spiritual gift of evangelism! For everyone? Discipleship making

For everyone? : 

For everyone? Only 5% of the church members have the spiritual gift of evangelism! Eph 4:11-12: . . . Evangelists . . . to equip the saints For everyone? Discipleship making

Discipleship Making : 

Discipleship Making For everyone? EGW method Different styles of evangelism New methods Supportive role of the church 5 branches EGW method Discipleship making

EGW – ministry of healing p. : 

EGW – ministry of healing p. Christ's method alone will give true success in reaching the people: The Savior mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. 6. Then He bade them, "Follow Me." EGW method Discipleship making

Discipleship Making : 

Discipleship Making For everyone? EGW method Different styles of evangelism New methods Supportive role of the church 5 branches Different styles of evangelism Discipleship making

Different styles of evangelism : 

Different styles of evangelism This is one more reason to work together in evangelism. You’ll need each other. The one has a gift of hospitality The other has the gift of prayer The other a gift of teaching Another the gift of . . . . They are all evangelism, but only effective when working together Discipleship making Different styles of evangelism

Evangelism in a group : 

Evangelism in a group The formation of small companies as a basis of Christian effort has been presented to me by One who cannot err. If there is a large number in the church, let the members be formed into small companies, to work not only for the church members, but for unbelievers. If in one place there are only two or three who know the truth, let them form themselves into a band of workers. . . . Let them labor in Christlike love for those outside the fold, forgetting self in their endeavor to help others. As they work and pray in Christ's name, their numbers will increase Discipleship making Different styles of evangelism

Evangelism in a group : 

Evangelism in a group Meet together Make a list of people you want to reach Discuss the persons Pray for them Mingle with them Show Gods love Win their trust Invite them Help each other in reaching them in their way Ask the church to help Discipleship making Different styles of evangelism

Discipleship Making : 

Discipleship Making For everyone? EGW method Different styles of evangelism New methods Supportive role of the church 5 branches New methods Discipleship making

“In the cities of today, where there is so much to attract and please, the people can be interested by no ordinary efforts. . . . Put forth extraordinary efforts in order to arrest the attention of the multitudes. . . Make use of every means that can possibly be devised for causing the truth to stand out clearly and distinctly.” - 9 T p. 109 : 

“In the cities of today, where there is so much to attract and please, the people can be interested by no ordinary efforts. . . . Put forth extraordinary efforts in order to arrest the attention of the multitudes. . . Make use of every means that can possibly be devised for causing the truth to stand out clearly and distinctly.” - 9 T p. 109

“The methods and means by which we reach certain ends are not always the same. [You] . . . must use reason and judgment. . . .” — GW p. 468 : 

“The methods and means by which we reach certain ends are not always the same. [You] . . . must use reason and judgment. . . .” — GW p. 468

“Different methods of labor are to be employed to save different ones.” — Ev. p. 166 : 

“Different methods of labor are to be employed to save different ones.” — Ev. p. 166

“Different methods of labor are really essential.” — TM p. 251 : 

“Different methods of labor are really essential.” — TM p. 251 “New methods must be introduced.” — Ev. p. 70

“God would have new and untried methods followed. Break in upon the people — surprise them.” — Ev. p. 125 : 

“God would have new and untried methods followed. Break in upon the people — surprise them.” — Ev. p. 125

“We must do something out of the common course of things. We must arrest the attention.” — Ev. p. 122-123 : 

“We must do something out of the common course of things. We must arrest the attention.” — Ev. p. 122-123 “Your efforts are too tame.” — Ev. p. 279

“As field after field is entered, new methods and new plans will spring from new circumstances. New thought will come with the new workers who give themselves to the work. As they seek the Lord for help, He will communicate with them. They will receive plans devised by the Lord Himself.” — 6 T p. 476 : 

“As field after field is entered, new methods and new plans will spring from new circumstances. New thought will come with the new workers who give themselves to the work. As they seek the Lord for help, He will communicate with them. They will receive plans devised by the Lord Himself.” — 6 T p. 476

“Church organization. . . . is not to prescribe the exact way in which we should work. . . .” — 6 T p. 116 : 

“Church organization. . . . is not to prescribe the exact way in which we should work. . . .” — 6 T p. 116

“There must be no fixed rules; our work is a progressive work, and there must be room left for methods to be improved upon.” — Ev. p. 105 : 

“There must be no fixed rules; our work is a progressive work, and there must be room left for methods to be improved upon.” — Ev. p. 105

“Some of the methods used in this work will be different from methods used in the past, but let no one, because of this, block the way by criticism.” — 7 T p. 25 : 

“Some of the methods used in this work will be different from methods used in the past, but let no one, because of this, block the way by criticism.” — 7 T p. 25

“There is to be no unkind criticism, no pulling to pieces of another’s work.” — Ev. p. 106 : 

“There is to be no unkind criticism, no pulling to pieces of another’s work.” — Ev. p. 106

Discipleship Making : 

Discipleship Making For everyone? EGW method Different styles of evangelism New methods Supportive role of the church 5 branches Supportive role of the church Discipleship making

Role of the churchGive vision Empower members to make disciplesSupport them in their effortsHelp them with church activities focused on newcomersHelp them with materials : 

Role of the churchGive vision Empower members to make disciplesSupport them in their effortsHelp them with church activities focused on newcomersHelp them with materials Supportive role of the church Discipleship making

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