Planting Lecture 1

  1. List (in 1 sentence each) five of the seven reasons why we should plant new churches. (Sect. 1)
    • It’s the biblical pattern (cf Acts 14:23).
    • New churches are more efficient in evangelizing
    • There are many people not yet being reached.
    • New churches often exhibit more life than older ones.
    • It is one of the best ways to allow for the development of new leadership and to utilize the gifts and talents of the members.
    • To reach the unchurched we need to offer them a variety of options.
    • Congregations that die need to be replaced.
  2. Match the personal motivations for church planting with their type of motivation (positive, negative, and
    neither positive nor negative). (Sect. 2)
    • Positive motivations
    • 2.1.1 Compassion for the lost
    • 2.1.2 Need for more churches
    • 2.1.3 Desire to expand God’ s kingdom
    • 2.1.4 Burden to reach a specific people group
    • 2.1.5 God’s specific calling

    • Negative motivations
    • 2.2.1 Can’t get along with other Christians
    • 2.2.2 Do my own thing or be in control
    • 2.2.3 To prove my significance or self-worth

    • Neither positive nor negative motivations
    • 2.3.1 Specific personal or theological agenda
    • 2.3.2 Desire to preach
    • 2.3.3 No open doors in established churches
  3. Recognize the Biblical, prerequisite character traits of a lead church planter. (Sect. 3)
    • 3.1 Absolute commitment to Jesus Christ (Phil 3:8-10)
    • 3.2 Track record of the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal5:22-23)
    • 3.3 Genuine love for people, and a desire to minister to them (Rom9:3)
    • 3.4 Conform it y to the qualifications for an elder (1Tim3,Titus1)
    • 3.5 Free from major problems with ambition (Phil2:3;Jams3:13-18)
    • 3.6 Faithful to the ministry already given (2Tim2:2;1Tim1:12)
    • 3.7 Hard worker, able to endure loneliness, sacrifice (Phil3:14;4:11-13)
  4. Recognize the essential qualities of a lead church planter according to the Fuller Evangelistic Association.
    (Sect. 4)
    • Has visionizing capacity
    • Has spousal cooperation
    • Creates ownership of ministry
    • Is flexible and adaptable
    • Exercises faith
    • Is committed to church growth
    • Builds group cohesiveness
    • Is intrinsically motivated
    • Is responsive to his/her community
    • Utilizes the giftedness of others
    • Effectively builds relationships
    • Demonstrates resilience
    • Relates to the unchurched
  5. List (in 1 phrase each) the six essential spiritual gifts of a lead church planter. (Sect. 5)
    • 5.1 Demonstrated gathering gift
    • 5.2 Able to teach
    • 5.3 Organizational gifting
    • 5.4 Power and impartation(Eph4)
    • 5.5 Vision from God for what God wants to do
    • 5.6 Gift of faith operating to believe God and work for the vision
  6. TEXTBOOK LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Recognize the descriptions of a “mission-minded” church and a

    “missional” church. (Chapter 2, Planting Missional Churches: Planting a Church That’ s Biblically Sound
    and Reaching People in Culture by Ed Stetzer)
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Planting Lecture 1