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Yoido Church is not a program base design church.

Yoido Church is not a program base design church.[1] The entire church participates in the fourfold ministry pattern of worship, prayer meeting, ministry visitation and cell on weekdays; other ministries are large in number by Western standards but are a … Continue reading

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The institutional approach is dehumanizing and depersonalizing.

The institutional approach is dehumanizing and depersonalizing. Institutions prefer to deal with a monolithic “people” rather than diverse “persons.”[1] The focus of the Great Commission is to make disciples of individuals, not challenge and change cultures. The focus of the … Continue reading

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Making institutions more relevant provides no solution

The concept of a church “relevant” to contemporary culture reprises the liberal 1960s confrontation of the institutional church of traditional Christendom.[1] Both are dated responses owing more to the concerns of the Boomer generation’s youth than present-day alienation.[2] Making institutions … Continue reading

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The institutional Church seeks to fulfill the will of God with an institutional response.

The institutional Church seeks to fulfill the will of God with an institutional response.[1] This is true whether one labels the resulting institution as a postmodern “emergent church” or the more liberal/traditional “missional church.” Guder and colleagues phrase the problem … Continue reading

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Example #1: BE A “V” –

These examples prepare folks to use “the prayer tool” which is a basic tool to build spiritual networks for mentoring. People who use the prayer tool do four things for up to 12 people:1. Pray daily2. See weekly (or in … Continue reading

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Example #2: SECRET PALS FOR WOMEN

Example #2: SECRET PALS FOR WOMENAnother fun thing is to do “secret pals” – link an older woman from the United Methodist Women with a young woman new to the church or a regular visitor. The pastor provides some biographical … Continue reading

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Resource Links for the Diffusion of Innovations

Resource Links for the Diffusion of Innovations SEMINAR TWO: An Invitation to DialogueFocus: Conversations Change Lives (From the 2008 Fuller DMin project, Diagnosis, Dialogue, and Decision: A Threefold Process of Revitalization for the Illinois Great Rivers Conference by David O. … Continue reading

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This “early” church is a couple centuries after Acts.

Zach Waldis4d · “The early church drew heavily on the concept of Christianity as a “way,” distinct from other forms of social life because of its orientation to the kingdom of God as the true telos of human life. New … Continue reading

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Did America Lose Community Prior to Losing Its Religion?

Article: Three Decades Ago, America Lost Its Religion. Why? “Not religious” has become a specific American identity—one that distinguishes secular, liberal whites from the conservative, evangelical right. SEP 26, 2019 by Derek Thompson, Staff writer at The Atlantic “Not religious” … Continue reading

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QA 9/15/20 This “early” church is a couple centuries after Acts.

Zach Waldis4h · “The early church drew heavily on the concept of Christianity as a “way,” distinct from other forms of social life because of its orientation to the kingdom of God as the true telos of human life. New … Continue reading

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