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1.1 JANUARY Meeting the cast.
1.2 What were you told? Systemic Problem #1: Not Making Disciples. Answer: do what Jesus did. Literally did. Right handed church + Left handed church = The Ambidextrous Church. Systemic Problem #2: Institutional World View. Institutional Life Cycle. Structural Principle. What Structure do we need? Institutional disciple making.
1.3 Here’s what works: fivefold purpose of the Elim Church, Matthew 4, fishing for people. Great Commandment. Great Commission. YOU are the ones who make disciples.
1.4 Here’s the potential: “Good science, clear information and valid perceptions.” NCD information. The benefit of the small church for the left-hand ministry? (Highland Hope sermon)
1.6 How We Will Work Together each month. How homework will happen.
Homework- Week 1: F Neighborhood: Family Map. My four neighborhoods: FISH. Creating My neighborhood map. Look for the “harassed and helpless.” Look for the rejoicing and the grateful.These are reasons for interaction.
Homework- Week 2: I Neighborhood: Interests and Hobbies Map. New Hobby: F is for following. F is for fishing … learning how to fish.
Homework- Week 3: S Neighborhood: Service, Work, Volunteer Map. Where could I volunteer?
Homework- Week 4: H Neighborhood: Home Neighborhood Map. Prayer walking/driving.
 
2.1 FEBRUARY. Reading #1: The Discipleship System – Craig Kennet Miller. How your church should work. Mission Objective: Every layperson is called to carry out the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20); every layperson is called to be missional. Outcome Vision: We are a functional family of God, where Jesus is Lord, neighbors are loved, and people grow. Partnership. Neighborhood Map. F is for fellowship. What you will as you meet each week:  Recommit, review your map and pray, answering two questions from the JUMP brochure.
Love one another. John 13:34-35.  … discipleship is where neighbors are loved …
Homework- Week 1: Shepherds don’t make sheep; sheep make sheep.
Homework- Week 2: Reading #2: Rodney Stark. Systemic Problem #4: Stranger Evangelism
Homework- Week 3: Reading #3: What is the potential of lay driven evangelism? T4T.
Homework- Week 4: STAGE 1: COME AND SEE: (Intentionally develop relationships between one another.)
 
3.1 March: What Needs To Change.  Covey: “A change in perception changes everything.” The people on your maps are all potential disciples.
Organizing fellowship: Wherever two or three are gathered in my name. How can you gather people?
After loving God first, the second commandment is to love our neighbor as ourselves. The focus of fishing for people is the neighborhood. The first word of the great commission is ‘Go.’ Where we are to go is our neighborhood, and our neighbors are people we encounter wherever we are.
3.2 Intentionally loving one another: The Prayer Tool. Praying creates fellowship.  A church tends to grow to their level of competence.
3.3 Reading #2. Robert Putnam, Bowling Alone – overcoming alienation and cut off. Stark: people who are not connected well are open to new connections.
3.4 Giving Friday Nights to Jesus (Southern Baptist Sunday School expert Josh Hunt).
Homework- Week 1: F Neighborhood: Family Gatherings.
Homework- Week 2: I Neighborhood: Interests and Hobbies Gatherings.
Homework- Week 3: S Neighborhood: Service, Work, Volunteer Gatherings.
Homework- Week 4: H Neighborhood: Home Neighborhood Gatherings.
4.1 APRIL … Where Jesus is Lord… is the line.
The shape of the church … ascending grace, descending grace.
The shape of the church … right handed and left handed. Ambidextrous. (Also leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.)
I is for Interest.
Easter. Baptism. Rise to walk in newness of life. Romans 6.
Emmaus – learning how to listen to Jesus in hard times.
Jesus speaks to us with the language of scripture. The Comforter reminds us.
4.2 JUMP Groups reveal … four tables. Discipleship pathway also known as the equipping track. Four tasks, four stages. Prayer to become a Christian … centering prayer covers each table. Explain Partnership here?
4.3 Covey: “A change in perception changes everything.” Let scripture influence your perception.
Homework- Week 1 – SOW Questions.What instructions do you get from Scripture? CPM Bible study SOW questions.What does scripture say about Partnership?
Homework- Week 2 JUMP Group reading scripture methods.
Homework- Week 3 Questions to guide us in service and growth.
Homework- Week 4 Prayer tool: who are becoming disciples through our influence?
The Bishop’s Mistake introduced.
 
5.1 MAY The Great Commandment. And people grow.
When exactly does one know that one has become a disciple?
A disciple is one who learns scripture. John 8
A disciple follows Jesus using the map revealed in scripture by the commands of Jesus.
A disciple obeys Jesus – Luke 6.
The Bishop’s Mistake discussed.
5.2 Systemic Problem #3: Prairie DNA: the “way we’ve always done it before is not the way of Jesus – then or now. We need to test the way we’ve always done it before by the ways of Jesus.
Homework- Week 1 How does your church study scripture? Or is it just a place to worship God?
Homework- Week 2 How could your church study scripture? Sharing ideas.
Homework- Week 3 JUMP question … levels. Methods. Lectio Divina meditation.
Homework- Week 4 JUMP question – what am I learning.
 
6.1 JUNE The Great Commission … Gospel commands.

The Great Commission … Gospel commands.
Now they know how to fish, how to make disciples, and how to teach disciple-making:
Mt 28:20.
Making a list of commands.
How will you teach the commands? What will be the end result? Not just disciples but disciple makers, who will in time make disciples. 2 Tim 2:2.

Homework- Week 1 GO … Goal is applying scripture to your life. Jesus is Lord. Use fellowship to do this – JUMP group – questions.
Homework- Week 2 GO … Jesus at Matthew’s house … hanging with unholy people is holy if you make disciples. Neil Cole smoking section
Homework- Week 3 Homework- Week 4 Teach them … what? Checking for Jesus imperatives … http://biblehub.com/interlinear/matthew/1.htm
Homework- Week 4 The Comforter texts … you need not prepare a script. The comforter, instead, will remind you of what Jesus said, if you become familiar with Gospel scripture.
 
7.1 JULY: The rite of passage.
The purpose of transition from right-handed church into left-handed church. The difference between the two.
Reflection Question: Why does the church exist? If you could only check one, which would it be?
__ Choice #1: to meet my needs and the needs of my family. (89% of laity)
__ Choice #2: to seek and save the lost and set the oppressed free. (90% of clergy)
When is Choice #1 a healthy choice, in your opinion?
7.2 The rite of passage. The goal is transformation.
The 40 days in the desert – The Walk to Emmaus. The Mission Trip. The Mardi Gras trip.
7.3 4. Wesley defined God operating in Grace using three terms.
7.4 5. Video: Cardboard Testimonies – before & after transformation. (We will view this in class.) Cardboard Testimonies … Hillside Christian Church. 2,765,536 views. Uploaded May 22, 2008. Life before and after Christ changed them… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvDDc5RB6FQ
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Homework- Week 3 The Orphanage.
Homework- Week 4 Wesley making babies for the devil.
 
8.1 AUGUST: Carrying your cross … what it means. Prayer of St Francis.
A disciple has a cross … God’s plan for how they will serve. STAGE 3: SERVE WITH ME IN A SMALL GROUP (A Team has a Target.) THE FOUR CORNERED ROOM
8.2 God’s plan matches your SHAPE. What is your shape?
8.3 Reading #3. The Bishop’s Mistake: The Institutional World View. The Two Step.
8.4 Reading #1. A Review of Five Basic Principles
8.5 Differentiating an entire church.
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9.1 SEPTEMBER: reorganizing a church for disciple-making.
The shape of the church … ascending grace, desending grace.
The shape of the church … right handed and left handed. Ambidextrous.
How can you use your shape in your neighborhood?
The benefit of the small church for the left hand ministry. (Highland hope sermon)
Right handed evangelism vs. Left handed evangelism.
Which corner of the room has your internal shape ministry?
Which corner of the room has your external shape ministry?
9.2 Diffusion of Innovations- how change happens. The Light Bulb
9.3 Structural Principle – what needs to change. Not much! Stainless Steel Church.
9.4 Reading #4. Select and Serve: Yoido Pastor Yongii Cho, broom
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10.1 OCTOBER
Being a disciple maker.
Seeking and saving the lost.
10.2 John 4 … ripe for harvest. Census attendance. Presser and Stinson:
10.3 Side Doors
10.4 Wilma – Prayer Tool Theater
10.5 Strachan Theorem
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11.1 NOVEMBER Reflection Question: In this parable, who (literally) are the lost?
11.2 Reading #2. Five Harvest Principles
11.3 Reading #3. The Smoking Section: Neil Cole has a saying:
11.4 Farm or forage. 4 fields?
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12.1 DECEMBER
Who’s in your back seat? Bringing the new disciple around the four cornered room. Monitoring the transitions. Keeping in touch with the prayer tool.
Is there homework  for this month?
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A NEW YEAR