Many churches start out with mission at the centre, but how do you keep mission the main thing as your church matures? Dave Jensen discusses the story behind Multicultural Bible Ministries South West church plant, led by Grant Borg.
What if you had a blank slate to do mission through the church? That’s the situation that Elliot Temple found himself in a Christchurch St Ives. Pay attention particularly to Elliot’s fourfold framework as a mission pastor:
Run the reaping (18:25)
Steer the ship (24:00)
Coach the keen (38:00)
Shepherd the sheep (43:00)
As a good friend of the Reach Australia network, Richard Coekin gives an outsider’s perspective on mission in Australia. Tom Heasman works as the mission pastor at Richard’s church (Dundonald Church) and explores the ins and outs of reaching a large city with the gospel.
Is an evangelistic course right for your church? How often would you run one? How would you promote it? What if you’ve run one and it hasn’t been working? Jordan Peterson from Port Macquarie and Josh Lean from Brisbane chat with Dave Jensen about the ins and outs of evangelistic courses in the church.
What are your church’s high level outcomes? What does a ‘made’ disciple look like? How is church like an ecosystem? What are the purposes of your church?
What is your current discipleship pathway? Is it intentional? A discipleship pathway ‘exists in every church but isn’t always acknowledged’.
What is the difference between congregational pastoring and pastoring in teams? What difference would team pastoring make in your church?
Is team pastoring just for big churches? Isn’t this all too corporate? Where is the love? Who does the pastoring? Isn’t pastoring all about teaching the Bible?
Should churches measure? What should a church measure? What are the most important metrics to keep in an ecosystem approach to church?
How can your church transition to an ecosystem approach? What’s involved in switching models?