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  1. Biblical Mandate Being Missional

  2. Two Types of Biblical Mandates • Cultural Mandate – is the Biblical concept of Christians being socially responsible to the poor and under privileged. • Mt. 22:39; 25:34-46; Lk. 10:25-37 • Evangelistic Mandate – is the Biblical expression of Christians’ responsibility to go and make disciples so people may be in a proper relationship with God. • Mt. 28:19; Mk. 16:15-16; Lk. 24:46-47

  3. Entering into Jesus’ Mission • Limited commission as an example • Mt. 10:5-15; Mk. 6:7-13; Lk. 9:1-6 • Target group (Paul – Gentiles and unreached) • Stay with receptive • Don’t force the non-receptive • Rely on the people • Harvest principle • Pray for workers • Preach the gospel • Preach repentance

  4. Entering into Jesus’ Mission • Jesus & the Great Commission • Five Occurances • Mt. 28:18-20 • Mk. 16:15-16 • Lk. 24:46-49 • Jn. 20:21-23 • Acts 1:8 • Sending Motif of John

  5. Entering into Jesus’ Mission • Important concepts from Great Commission • Command to go • Sent as Jesus was sent • Every ethnic group important • Make disciples • Teach all Jesus commanded • God is with those who go • Mission to continue till Christ returns

  6. Entering into Jesus’ Mission • Seven principles from Jesus’ mission • Search – Have a desire for the lost • Harvest – Have a deep will to make disciples • Fruit – Work for the spread of God’s kingdom • Quantitative – Seeking numerical growth • Qualitative – Deepening spiritual growth • Kingdom – Value of God’s rule • Judgment – Preparing for eternity

  7. Entering into Jesus’ Mission • Principle one – Searching • Mt. 18:10-14, not wishing any to parish • Lk. 12:6-8, desires all to confess Jesus • Lk. 15, searching parables

  8. Entering into Jesus’ Mission • Principle two – Harvest • Jn. 4:35, white unto harvest • Mt. 9:37-38, harvest in plentiful • People distressed & without a shepherd • Pray that God will send out workers • Mt. 21:33-46, parable of the land owner • Give his land to those who bear fruit • Mk. 4:26-29, parable of growing grain • Planting seed • Growth a mystery • Harvesting

  9. Three Views of Evangelism • Presence Evangelism • This type of evangelism is the idea that evangelism is basically passive but living as Christians among none Christians and doing good works. • It does not actively try to make disciples • Live as examples in peoples midst • Serve people to display Christ

  10. Three Views of Evangelism • Proclamation Evangelism • This type of evangelism believes in the idea of presence with good works but also believes that the word should be proclaimed so people hear and understand but stops short of persuading people. • It would not push the urgency of accepting the gospel message. • Passing out Bibles and literature • Media to increase Bible knowledge

  11. Three Views of Evangelism • Persuasion Evangelism • Persuasion evangelism has both the elements of presence evangelism and proclamation but a person must become a disciple of Jesus Christ and a member of a local church. • A person is not a discipleby just hearing and understanding (Matt. 13:1-9, 18-23) • People need to move beyond hearing and understand to acting by a faith commitment to follow Jesus • Form communities of faith - churches

  12. Holistic Mission • Definition Holistic Mission: • Mission that considers the needs of the whole person, spiritual, social, and personal with evangelistic, church planting humanitarian emphasis, and socio-cultural transformation.

  13. Holistic Mission • Emphasis of Holistic Mission: • Restoration of the physical situation • Restoration of communities • Socio-economic improvements • Improved life now

  14. Holistic Mission • Scriptures for Holistic Mission: • Mt. 25:31-46 • Lk. 4:16-21 • Jn. 9:25 • Rom. 12:19-21

  15. Holistic Mission Four Dimensions of Human Life PHYSICAL ECONOMIC SPIRITUAL SOCIO-CULTURAL Jean-Paul Heldt, Revisiting the “Whole Gospel”: Toward a Biblical Model of Holistic Mission in the 21st Century. (2004)

  16. Holistic Mission Four Dimensions of Ministry Found in Luke 4:18-19 ECONOMIC “Preach good news to the poor” PHYSICAL “Recovering of sight to the blind” SPIRITUAL “Set at liberty those who are oppressed” SOCIAL “Proclaim release to the captives” Jean-Paul Heldt, Revisiting the “Whole Gospel”: Toward a Biblical Model of Holistic Mission in the 21st Century. (2004)

  17. Holistic Mission Integrated View Human Nature Jean-Paul Heldt, Revisiting the “Whole Gospel”: Toward a Biblical Model of Holistic Mission in the 21st Century. (2004)

  18. Systems Approach to the Study of Humans GOD Revelation Spiritual System Social System Cultural System Holistic Elements History Eternity Personal System Biological System Physical System

  19. Missional Church • Definition: • The missional church is the church that sees itself and operates as being sent into the world to reach the lost. • Not just mission-minded

  20. Missional Church • Characteristics of Missional Church: • Evangelizing is not something we do it is what we are. • Contextual • Attempts to make Christianity meaningful in peoples’ cultural context • People recognized as created in the image of God • Not just prospective members • People of worth even before saved • Incarnational for attraction & Communication • Living and sharing the gospel where life is taking place for people • Involved in life’s communities

  21. Missional Church Characteristics of Missional Church: Incarnational for attraction & communication • Incarnational – refers to missionaries’ (Christians) practice of missions as Christ was incarnate as a person by incarnating themselves in the new cultural context by identification with the people through personal interaction by learning the language and culture to better proclaim the gospel. • Attraction – refers to the Christians and the church body worshipping in a community and finding ways to draw people into the church community rather than the church going into the community.

  22. Church and Evangelism • What the church needs to recognize and believe: • Mankind's relationship with God is broken and it needs to be concerned with reestablishing that relationship (Mt. 18:11) • The great commission was a changing point in history as the final era of the world approached, the time between the first coming and the last • The church exist for God's purpose of reconciliation to make disciples and is its "life-blood“ • The church is outward focused

  23. Church and Evangelism • The vision of the church: • See the world as God sees it, loved and in need of a right relationship • A vision of carrying out the great commission • A church that is missonal, not just mission-minded • A vision of how to do the work • A vision for the harvest • A vision for building-up the church in ministry

  24. Church and Evangelism • Purpose of the church: • The character of the church is to represent God’s purpose on earth by honoring God and making the way of reconciliation through his son known to all people through spiritual and physical service in His name.

  25. Church and Evangelism • Primary goals of evangelism: • To the whole world, every creature, all peoples • See Rom. 10:12-15; Rev. 5:1-10 • Work for valid decisions • Results of decision (Matt. 13:1-9, 18-23 parable of the sower, fruit) • Strive for persistence in faith and growth • Nurture new converts • Church designed by God for nurturing and carrying out His mission • Planting missional churches • Churches that practice incarnational missions • Churches that plant churches

  26. Church and Evangelism • Motives compelling Christians to go: • Christians are to represent God’s desire for the world, reconciliation to Him • We are commanded to take the gospel to the world • God loves the world (Jn. 3:16; Rom. 5:6-11) • Jesus return calls for urgency (2 Thess. 1:6-10) • People are in need of redemption and the joy of belonging to God (1 Cor. 9:16-17) • It brings thanksgiving to God (2 Cor. 4:13-15)

  27. Church and Evangelism • Secondary motives for doing missions: • Concern for only Physical wellbeing • Desire for adventure • Building a deeper faith • Educate people

  28. Church and Evangelism • Poor motives for doing missions: • Making a name for oneself (ex. Jesus disciples Mk. 10:35-45 but Jesus came to serve Mk. 10:45) • Building personal kingdoms • Control the church • Center of attention • Escaping from One's own culture or church situation • Start a perfect church • Make it in your own image • Reacting to guilt God can transform motives and develop new ones for his servants