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Everyday you find yourself in places and in front of people for a reason. If you simply pause to see and hear what is around you, God will reveal His plans and porpose to you
Really stop to think, God does nothing without reason and He has placed you wherever you are now with a purpose. It could be at work, or in a taxi, or at the market, but with a small gesture you can let God's spirit show through you.
Where your passion meets the world's true needs is where your purpose it. Everyone's purpose will be different, so be creative. What is something you can use to minister with that no one else can?
Pay attention to the people you pass and meet but never got to know. Small things like helping someone who is down, or asking a name of a cashier can spark more than you think. If you really care for people, God will direct them to your path.
God's spirit is with you, so where you walk is holy ground. You are as powerful as the Ark of the Covenant that destroyed armies and idols. Walk in God's power into places you thought were impossible.
If every Christian in the world made disciples the way that I do now, would the Church grow? Would it be healthy? God has called you to start to make a change.
We aren't the leaders or controllers. We plant and we move on. We let others take over, and they will follow our example to plant and move on as well.
Don't stop disciples. It's better to learn on the job than to break ministry momentum.
Contact → Commit → Call → Charge
A small group is not the end product, but is the middle step. The final goal is for the small group to go out and make their own disciples and small groups
Realize that discipleship will take years and expect problems and conflicts
Don't go alone. Form a team. Identify people around you that you can work well with and help you.
Refocus: Inner Life (prayer, reading the Word), Outer (who are you discipling, who do you meet), Community (how to interact, what are you doing for people in your church and people around you) Journal Plug-in: Keep it all in track with handy-dandy-journal
Shepherd (traditional pastor, house visits
Prophet (hears from God)
Apostles (church planter, going to new places)
"The presence of Jesus among His people, called out as a spiritual family to pursue His mission on this planet." -Neil Cole, The Organic Church
A Church Planting Movement is a missional mindset of a church. Churches should be rapidly growing and should not stay enclosed. As a church starts, it should be already planning for a new church.