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Published on November 18, 2017

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Vibrant Communities of Jesus Followers: Vibrant Communities of Jesus Followers PRINCIPLES Conversations and existing models help us to recognise 10 Key Principles to build upon.: God works in diverse ways There is no ‘ magic formula’ to seeing Vibrant Communities of Jesus Followers among the least reached. at various times and in different places. We love and serve Him. Conversations and existing models help us to recognise 10 Key P rinciples to build upon. These principles do not advocate a certain model, but rather, help us to shape our ministry. Slide3: Prayer & Fasting Disciples not Converts Living & Engaging Local Leadership & Ownership Easily Reproducible Focus on Groups Form Teams Wide Sowing Prepared to Suffer Collaboration Prayer & Fasting: Prayer & Fasting We need to become a prayer & fasting movement . We need to be crying out to God for the least reached. Matthew 6 : 9 Jesus taught his disciples to pray forcefully & persistently; only through prayer can we bear fruit that will remain. Luke 11:8; 18:1, John 14:12-14; 15:7,8 Slide5: We only grow when we are ‘joined and knit together’ with the universal body of Christ. Collaboration Ephesians 4:16 We actively seek fruitful collaboration with churches & networks to multiply all efforts to see VCJFs among the least reached. Slide6: We do not seek suffering, but understand that we are called to follow Jesus in denying ourselves and taking up our crosses. Prepared to Suffer We are prepared to suffer. Easily Reproducible : Easily Reproducible VCJFs will, by definition, be establishing other communities of Jesus followers. To enable health and growth, we must focus on reproducible patterns. Slide8: Wide Sowing We are responsible for the wide sowing, not the results. Wide sowing is carried out through sharing our lives and words. Our sowing should be broad , done in a way which is relevant and understood , and there should always be an invitation to take a next step of some kind in a spiritual journey Our sowing should be broad , done in a way which is relevant and understood, and there should always be an invitation to take a next step of some kind in a spiritual journey Living & Engaging : Living & Engaging The way we live our lives is of the utmost importance. Our faith should drive us to be involved & engaged; understanding the needs in society. Our enthusiasm for Jesus will be a light for the gospel! Slide10: Let us form teams with consideration to gifts and talents, so they may flourish as team members support each other. Form Teams Focus on Groups: Focus on Groups Jesus modelled the forming of groups. Smaller groups provide the relational intimacy that facilitates effective discipleship. Let’s focus on starting and growing groups , not collections of individuals. Slide12: Jesus told his disciples ‘teach them to obey everything I have commanded you’. Disciples not Converts Matthew 28 : 20 Our focus in forming communities needs to be on studying the Word, on prayer, encouragement & accountability, and on the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. Local Leadership & Ownership: Local Leadership & Ownership Acts 14:23 The Pauline model demonstrates raising up leaders from within the community. When ownership sits within the community, there is the potential for long-term health & growth. Slide14: Prayer & Fasting Disciples not Converts Living & Engaging Local Leadership & Ownership Easily Reproducible Focus on Groups Form Teams Wide Sowing Prepared to Suffer Collaboration Vibrant Communities of Jesus Followers: Vibrant Communities of Jesus Followers PRINCIPLES Photographs by: Alexander Arpag Alison Ralph Anja B. Brad Livengood Donna Delik DoSeong Park  Garrett N Henriette Froehlich Inger Robb Jacob Hilton Jay Schipper Julie McGlaughlin Justin Lovett Kathryn Berry Katie Morford Lilian C. Voos Lincoln Bacchus Linda Beadle Luana Ackerman Mallory Hines Megan Rice Michelle Pozo OM Africa OM Ireland OM Pakistan Rebecca Rempel Sam & Lena Lim Shawn Skinner Tommy Marrett Weronika Czajko Music: “Summertime” by Erik Lund

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