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Church Planting Seminar

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Geared for Growth!

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Geared for Growth: Maximizing Your Harvest Potential!

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Geared for Growth: #1 Develop a 3-5 year evangelistic strategy

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Geared for Growth: #1 Develop a 3-5 year evangelistic strategy - Set growth goals.

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Geared for Growth: #1 Develop a 3-5 year evangelistic strategy - Set growth goals. - Combination of sowing and reaping events (min. 2 per year). Note: Professional evangelists are usually scheduled at least 3 years in advance.

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Geared for Growth: #1 Develop a 3-5 year evangelistic strategy - Set growth goals. - Combination of sowing and reaping events (min. 2 per year). Note: Professional evangelists are usually scheduled at least 3 years in advance. -When will you plant?

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Geared for Growth: #2 Expectation and plan for God’s blessing.

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Geared for Growth: #2 Expectation and plan for God’s blessing. *What kind of growth does God desire for your church?

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Geared for Growth: #2 Expectation and plan for God’s blessing. *What kind of growth does God desire for your church? *Could God bless you with 50 or even 100 new people this year? If so, are your prepared for them?

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Geared for Growth: #2 Expectation and plan for God’s blessing. Is your church almost full? 80% Principle: Seating Parking

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Geared for Growth: #2 Expectation and plan for God’s blessing. If your church is almost full… 3 growth options:

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Geared for Growth: #2 Expectation and plan for God’s blessing. If your church is almost full… 3 growth options: - new facility

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Geared for Growth: #2 Expectation and plan for God’s blessing. If your church is almost full… 3 growth options: - new facility - 2 services

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Geared for Growth: #2 Expectation and plan for God’s blessing. If your church is almost full… 3 growth options: - new facility - 2 services - plant church

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Geared for Growth: 3 growth options: - new facility - 2 services - plant church Which growth option is the next step for you? What steps do you need to begin taking in order to move in that direction?

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Geared for Growth: #3 Finances match the mission

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Geared for Growth: #3 Finances match the mission - Minimum of 25% of budget allocated to community outreach/evangelism

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Geared for Growth: #3 Finances match the mission - Minimum of 25% of budget allocated to community outreach/evangelism What is the current allocation for local evangelism in your church? How would you proceed to increase it?

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Geared for Growth: #3 Finances match the mission - Minimum of 25% of budget allocated to community outreach/evangelism - “Local Evangelism” stamped on tithe envelope

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Geared for Growth: #3 Finances match the mission - Minimum of 25% of budget allocated to community outreach/evangelism - “Local Evangelism” stamped on tithe envelope - Meetings paid for before they begin

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“When the members of the church wish in their hearts that there would be no more calls for means (money), they virtually say that they are content that the cause of God shall not progress.” Spirit of Prophecy, v.2, p.670

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Geared for Growth: #4 Personal effort of members for neighbors, work associates and friends.

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Geared for Growth: 75-90 % of individuals accepted Christ and joined the church because of the influence of: The Pastor

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Geared for Growth: 75-90 % of individuals accepted Christ and joined the church because of the influence of: The Pastor

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Geared for Growth: 75-90 % of individuals accepted Christ and joined the church because of the influence of: The Pastor An Evangelistic Meeting

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Geared for Growth: 75-90 % of individuals accepted Christ and joined the church because of the influence of: The Pastor An Evangelistic Meeting

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Geared for Growth: 75-90 % of individuals accepted Christ and joined the church because of the influence of: The Pastor An Evangelistic Meeting A Worship Service

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Geared for Growth: 75-90 % of individuals accepted Christ and joined the church because of the influence of: The Pastor An Evangelistic Meeting A Worship Service

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Geared for Growth: 75-90 % of individuals accepted Christ and joined the church because of the influence of: The Pastor An Evangelistic Meeting A Worship Service A Church Program

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Geared for Growth: 75-90 % of individuals accepted Christ and joined the church because of the influence of: The Pastor An Evangelistic Meeting A Worship Service A Church Program

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Geared for Growth: 75-90 % of individuals accepted Christ and joined the church because of the influence of: The Pastor An Evangelistic Meeting A Worship Service A Church Program A FRIEND OR RELATIVE

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Geared for Growth: #4 Personal effort of members for neighbors, work associates and friends.

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Geared for Growth: #4 Personal effort of members for neighbors, work associates and friends. - Operation Andrew or “Ten Most Wanted List”

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Geared for Growth: #4 Personal effort of members for neighbors, work associates and friends. - Operation Andrew or “Ten Most Wanted List” - Prayer for Divine Appointments

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Geared for Growth: #4 Personal effort of members for neighbors, work associates and friends. - Operation Andrew or “Ten Most Wanted List” - Prayer for Divine Appointments - Relationships built in areas of common interest (hobbies, etc.)

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Geared for Growth: #4 Personal effort of members for neighbors, work associates and friends. - Operation Andrew or “Ten Most Wanted List” - Prayer for Divine Appointments - Relationships built in areas of common interest (hobbies, etc.) - Sensitivity to life crisis ministry

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Geared for Growth: #4 Personal effort of members for neighbors, work associates and friends. - Operation Andrew or “Ten Most Wanted List” - Prayer for Divine Appointments - Relationships built in areas of common interest (hobbies, etc.) - Sensitivity to life crisis ministry - Friends Sabbath (1x month)

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Geared for Growth: #5 Commitment to natural (automatic) growth through utilizing Natural Church Development principles. The church is a living organism– not an organization or institution. Healthy organisms grow and reproduce.

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Geared for Growth: #5 Commitment to natural (automatic) growth through utilizing Natural Church Development principles. - 12-18 month cycle for survey

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Geared for Growth: #5 Commitment to natural (automatic) growth through utilizing Natural Church Development principles. - 12-18 month cycle for survey - Strategic work on the minimum factor

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Geared for Growth: #5 Commitment to natural (automatic) growth through utilizing Natural Church Development principles. - 12-18 month cycle for survey - Strategic work on the minimum factor - Goal to reach minimum of 65 in all 8 areas

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Geared for Growth: The “65 hypothesis” simply states that whenever all eight values climb to 65, the statistical probability that the church is growing is 99.4 percent. This is one of the few church growth principles for which we have yet to find a single exception anywhere in the world. Natural Church Development, Christian Schwarz, p. 40

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Geared for Growth: How committed are you to reach the “65” level of health in each of the eight quality characteristics? What is your next step with NCD?

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Geared for Growth: #6 Make Soul Winning the First Business of the church

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Geared for Growth: #6 Make Soul Winning the First Business of the church - First item on board agenda, Personal witnessing updates, planning and prayer for evangelism.

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Geared for Growth: #6 Make Soul Winning the First Business of the church - First item on board agenda, Personal witnessing updates, planning and prayer for evangelism. Testimonies: Anyone who has implemented this in their church…

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Geared for Growth: #6 Make Soul Winning the First Business of the church - First item on board agenda, Personal witnessing updates, planning and prayer for evangelism. - Every department of the church has soul winning incorporated.

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Geared for Growth: #6 Make Soul Winning the First Business of the church - First item on board agenda, Personal witnessing updates, planning and prayer for evangelism. - Every department of the church has soul winning incorporated. - Every event of the church has soul winning connection.

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Geared for Growth: #7 Make regular use of inspiring testimonies.

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Geared for Growth: #7 Make regular use of inspiring testimonies. - Importance of confessing Christ, Romans 10:9-10, Revelation 12:11

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Geared for Growth: #7 Make regular use of inspiring testimonies. “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your hear that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:9-10 “And they overcame him (the accuser- Satan) by the blood of the Lamb AND by the word of their testimony…” Revelation 12:11

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Geared for Growth: #7 Make regular use of inspiring testimonies. - Importance of confessing Christ, Romans 10:9-10, Revelation 12:11 - Create passion for witnessing through evidence of changed lives.

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Geared for Growth: #7 Make regular use of inspiring testimonies. - Importance of confessing Christ, Romans 10:9-10, Revelation 12:11 - Create passion for witnessing through evidence of changed lives. - Share conversion story before baptisms.

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Geared for Growth: #7 Make regular use of inspiring testimonies. - Importance of confessing Christ, Romans 10:9-10, Revelation 12:11 - Create passion for witnessing through evidence of changed lives. - Share conversion story before baptisms. - Create a mission mind-set by demonstrating what is most important to your church.

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Geared for Growth: #8 Plan Celebrations!

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Geared for Growth: #8 Plan Celebrations! -Friendship Sabbath 1x per month

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Geared for Growth: #8 Plan Celebrations! -Friendship Sabbath 1x per month - Community Sabbath 1x per year

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Geared for Growth: #8 Plan Celebrations! -Friendship Sabbath 1x per month - Community Sabbath 1x per year - Quarterly featured speaker on Friendship Sabbath.

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Geared for Growth: #8 Plan Celebrations! -Friendship Sabbath 1x per month - Community Sabbath 1x per year - Quarterly featured speaker on Friendship Sabbath. - Ethnic group celebration Sabbath

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Geared for Growth: #8 Plan Celebrations! -Friendship Sabbath 1x per month - Community Sabbath 1x per year - Quarterly featured speaker on Friendship Sabbath. - Ethnic group celebration Sabbath - Graduates celebration Sabbath

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Geared for Growth: #8 Plan Celebrations! -Friendship Sabbath 1x per month - Community Sabbath 1x per year - Quarterly featured speaker on Friendship Sabbath. - Ethnic group celebration Sabbath - Graduates celebration Sabbath - Big deal baptisms (with invitations for friends)

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Geared for Growth: #8 Plan Celebrations! -Friendship Sabbath 1x per month - Community Sabbath 1x per year - Quarterly featured speaker on Friendship Sabbath. - Ethnic group celebration Sabbath - Graduates celebration Sabbath - Big deal baptisms (with invitations for friends) - Pathfinder/Children’s Sabbath

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Geared for Explosive Growth: #9 Intentionally broaden your leadership base. - To multiply growth, lead leaders.

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Geared for Explosive Growth: “Leaders who develop followers grow their organization only one person at a time. But leaders who develop leaders multiply their growth, because for every leader they develop, they also receive all of that leader’s followers. That’s why I say to add growth, lead followers, but to multiply growth, lead leaders.” The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, 208-209

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Geared for Explosive Growth: #9 Intentionally broaden your leadership base. - To multiply growth, lead leaders. - Identify leaders who are able to also develop other leaders.

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Geared for Explosive Growth: #9 Intentionally broaden your leadership base. - To multiply growth, lead leaders. - Identify leaders who are able to also develop other leaders. - Invest deeply in the lives of those you desire to develop as leaders.

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Paul LeBlanc, Church Planting Coordinator, East Texas

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Geared for Explosive Growth: #9 Intentionally broaden your leadership base. - To multiply growth, lead leaders. - Identify leaders who are able to also develop other leaders. - Invest deeply in the lives of those you desire to develop as leaders. - Release leaders to initiate and develop areas of passion that serve to grow the church.

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Ray Barizo, San Antonio Fil-Am International

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Geared for Explosive Growth: #9 Intentionally broaden your leadership base. - To multiply growth, lead leaders. - Identify leaders who are able to also develop other leaders. - Invest deeply in the lives of those you desire to develop as leaders. - Release leaders to initiate and develop areas of passion that serve to grow the church. - Motivate your leaders through recognition and celebration.

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For more information contact: Texas Conference Church Planting Tom Evans 817-307-4026, tevans@txsda.org

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