Level One T4T Training

L1 Training (Level One Leadership)

Click to download .PDF L1 harvest orality train card

Click to download .PDF L1 harvest orality train card guide

Click to download .PDF print-ready L1 card (front)

Click to download .PDF print-ready L1 card (back)

Welcome to:

Obedience + Faith + Boldness

Instructions: We have been working for over a year on adapting T4T training resources developed overseas for a North American context. We have known for awhile that our global harvest fields have been in a paradigm shift back to orality learning. Use this tool to train disciples in harvest field obedience.

Here is the L1 card:

L1 card front

L1 card back

All comments welcome below. E-mail us with questions: t4tministry@gmail.com

Thanks to Jeff, Neill, Curtis, Jared, George, Alan, Mark, David, Francis, Nathan, Troy, Ray, Clint, Zach, Mike, Bill, Steve, Ying, Fred, Jan, etc. for all your influence leading to these resources!

 

Harvest Orality Train Cards Update

L1 Training (Level One Leadership)

Click to download .PDF L1 harvest orality train card

Welcome to:

Obedience + Faith + Boldness

Instructions: We have been working for over a year on adapting T4T training resources developed overseas for a North American context. We have known for awhile that our global harvest fields have been in a paradigm shift back to orality learning. Below is a rough draft of orality discipleship training tools we are developing. Coming soon: a training and explanation guide on how to use these tools to train leaders in your harvest fields.

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Foundations Discipleship Training

Foundations Orality

Click to download .PDF Foundations Course

Welcome to the Foundations Course

What is the Foundations Course?

This course is a six-session Bible study course. Foundations incorporates orality learning strategy methods including storying, discussion, art, drama, and song. The purpose of Foundations is to make sharing the Bible’s story from Genesis to Revelation easy for all disciples of Jesus Christ.

How do I teach Foundations?

This course is very easy to teach. Your disciples need to commit to six training gatherings. In each gathering, you will use all of these learning elements of leadership training for competence to teach and confidence in their leadership as the Holy Spirit leads:

  • Praise + Prayer
  • Tell + Draw the story twice
  • Practice telling the story
  • Practice drawing the story pictures
  • Act out a drama of the story
  • Write and sing a song about the story
  • Make a list of people far from God
  • Make a plan to share

Using the Discovery Method.

After telling and re-telling the story at each gathering, break into small groups to discuss the story and discern spiritual truth using the following questions:

Discovery method

Here’s a breakdown of the lessons:

Foundations Overview

Here’s a sample lesson:

Beginnings

The Bible teaches that in the beginning, there was nothing but God. God created everything in the world. He created the sun, moon, and stars, plants, animals, and lastly He created man. He created man different than all the other things. He made the man to have relationship with Him.

The first man was named Adam and his wife was named Eve. God placed Adam and Eve in a special garden and had them oversee everything that happened in it. He gave Adam and Eve freedom in the garden and often spent time with him there.

The Bible teaches that one of God’s angels in heaven rebelled against God and tempted Adam and Eve to disobey as well. Adam and Eve disobeyed what God had said and sinned for first time. This sin had to be punished. God had to send them away from His presence and put them outside of the garden.Adam and Eve had sons and their sons had sons and their sons had sons until the whole world was filled with people.

Some years later, God spoke to a man named Abraham. He said, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make a huge nation of people from your descendants I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” So Abraham left as God had instructed. And Abraham worshipped God.

When Abraham was old, God promised to give him a son. And Abraham believed God, and because of that, God considered him to be in right relationship with Him.
 God kept His promise to Abraham and gave him a son. And his son had sons and their sons had sons until Abraham’s descendants were very numerous. These people became known as the Hebrews or the children of Israel. And this is a story from God’s Word.

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Let us know your thoughts! Send us an e-mail: t4tministry@gmail.com

Summer 2014 Internship

CCN Summer 2014 InternshipClick to download .PDF Internship Promo

Vision: Our vision at City Church Network is to equip men and women as harvest field strategy coordinators. This year, our summer internship includes the following:

  • An accelerated training in our C5 training course.
  • A home stay for interns with a missionary family.
  • Urban ethnographic research training and experience.
  • Church planting team experience
  • Training in evangelism, disciple-making, church planting, and leadership development.
  • Training in prophetic prayer and healing/deliverance ministry.

Internship Summary:

This is a volunteer internship program. Each applicant will be responsible to raise the necessary funds needed for their housing, travel, and sustenance needs. City Church Network will provide all training and harvest field resources.

Cost: $2,500 ($1,000 housing, $1,000 travel/food, $500 ministry expenses)

City Church Network will:

  • Recruit a local missionary family with whom the intern will live.
  • Train each intern as a strategy coordinator for harvest field missions.
  • Assign a harvest field team on which the intern will serve and assist.
  • Supervise each intern throughout the week.
  • Train each intern over the course of the Spring 2014 semester
  • Help each intern connect with harvest field opportunities after the summer internship.

Contact: James Harvey, 615.506.4091, jph356@gmail.com

Introducing the C5 Course

Welcome to obedience.

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Click to download .PDF Rough Draft

This blog post is also a new Page in our Blog website categories. Here is the link: http://citychurchmovement.com/c5-course

What is the C5 Course? 

A leadership training handbook for harvest field practitioners custom-designed to empower leaders to complete the Great Commission task anywhere in the world.

What does “C5″ mean?

Five categories of training resource essentials:

  1. Christ
  2. Christian
  3. Church
  4. City
  5. Country

Basic instructions:

The C5 Course is designed for either one-on-one or small group training gatherings.

A trainer and no more than a few disciples commit to meet every week for one year for:

  • Accountability
  • Training
  • Strategy
  • Prayer

Over the course of one year, disciples will learn and grow in their ability to understand Jesus Christ and his kingdom, how to follow Jesus, how to gather disciples in churches, and simple strategies for starting disciple-making and church-planting movements in cities and countries.

During training gatherings, the trainer and disciple(s) will:

  • Evaluate the progress of the previous week
  • Train with a new C5 lesson
  • Develop plans for the next week
  • Pray for faith, obedience, and boldness

Please send all feedback to James: t4tministry@gmail.com

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C2C Update

Creation 2 Christ Story

Creation To Christ Story Set Update

Click to download .PDF C2C DBS set

Here’s our latest update on the Creation to Christ Discovery Bible Story set. We tried to make it as simple and user-friendly as possible for harvest-field practitioners. A penny for your thoughts.

Training Lesson: Creation To Christ [DBS Set]

Story #1: Creation. (Genesis 1-2)

Spiritual lesson: People were created for a relationship of peace with God.

Story #2: Separation. (Genesis 3)

Spiritual lesson: People are separated from God because of sin and death.

Story #3: The Law. (Exodus 20:1-21)

Spiritual lesson: People cannot obey God perfectly. Sin requires sacrifice.

Story #4: The Blood Sacrifice. (Leviticus 4:1-35)

Spiritual lesson: God gave people a blood sacrifice to pay their sin debt.

Story #5: The Messiah’s Virgin Birth. (Matthew 1:17-25)

Spiritual lesson: The virgin Mary gave birth to God’s Messiah: Jesus Christ.

Story #6: The Perfect Shepherd/Teacher. (John 3:1-21)

Spiritual lesson: Jesus the Messiah has power to deliver God’s message.

Story #7: The Perfect Man. (Isaiah 53)

Spiritual lesson: Jesus the Messiah has power to obey God’s Law and will.

Story #8: Calming the Storm. (Mark 4:35-41)

Spiritual lesson: Jesus the Messiah has power over God’s creation.

Story #9: Casting out Demons. (Mark 5:1-20)

Spiritual lesson: Jesus the Messiah has power over evil spirits.

Story #10: Feeding 5,000. (Mark 6:30-44)

Spiritual lesson: Jesus the Messiah has power over provision needs.

Story #11: Raising Lazarus. (John 11:1-44)

Spiritual lesson: Jesus the Messiah has power over life and death.

Story #12: The Cross and Resurrection. (Luke 23:32 – 24:51)

Spiritual lesson: Jesus the Messiah died for sin and rose from death!

Story #13: The Prodigal Son. (Luke 15:11-32)

Spiritual lesson: God invites you to reconcile with him through Jesus.

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Visit the Online C2C Story App

Merry Christmas from City Church Network

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from City Church Network!

Dear Friends and Family,

Seeing one person come to Christ is cause for celebration. Seeing three generations baptized into Christ is historic. And that’s exactly what happened the last Sunday in August at Mill Creek. Three generations of a family from Nepal committed their lives to Jesus. Dahl and his wife Chali, nine adult children, and several grandchildren all gathered that day at the river to be baptized as the angels rejoiced. This is what our network is all about – life change!

2013 Nashville Nepali baptism

It is with great joy that I send you this letter for the work that God has given us at City Church Network.

Our church, City Church Woodbine, has expanded its vision to be called City Church Network. Our vision is to see a movement of healthy disciples and churches. We now have over 200 people worshiping Jesus in Nashville from 17 nations in 25 Bible studies. Bible studies where disciples are being taught the Scriptures in their heart language. This year, by God’s grace, we were able to see 156 people come to repentant faith in Jesus, and 46 of those were baptized, from over 12 nations!

We continue to develop resources for the global church. Our blog has been visited by individuals in over 137 countries with over 13,100 views since the first of the year. We are also targeting four strategic cities in the United States and hope to develop a City Church app that can be used on phones all over the world with our training materials.

I can honestly say this year has been one of the most fulfilling and fruitful years of ministry for the Kaufmann family and City Church Network. As God has been doing great things in our ministry, He has also done great things in our family. During the last 12 months, we were able to go with William and Gracie to east Asia and Costa Rica to train our children in loving and reaching the nations for His glory. We were able to host a son from Thailand named Chris Patakasak. He is graduating this year from Lighthouse Christian School with a vision to go back to his country to spread the gospel.

Friends, would you take a moment to thank God in prayer for what he has done for the Kaufmann family and for City Church Network? Then, would you prayerfully consider making a generous gift to our ministry?

Your Christmas at-year-end offering will go to:

  • Fund 20 pioneer missionaries here in Nashville
  • Send missionaries to the unreached from our church to the world
  • Develop training resources for the global church

Thank you for your partnership in the advancement of the gospel in Nashville among the 1.2 million people that live in our city that do not worship Jesus Christ.

Please mail checks to:

City Church Network, 313 Lawndale Dr, Nashville, TN 37217

Will you join my wife Rebekah and me as we pray and as we give? My prayer is that God will provide $100,000 in gifts through this 2013 offering. Gifts that will tangibly help us reach about 10,000 lost people with the gospel next year!

For HIS fame,

David Kaufmann

Kaufmann family 2014

Online T4T Training

Train me online now!

Disciple Making Movement Online Training

Take me to the training!

Jeff Sundell, Ying Kai, and Steve Smith, Church Planting Movement Coordinators and practitioners of T4T in China, India, and Nepal, will be giving an online seminar on Friday, Dec 13th from 6:30-9:30pm and Saturday, Dec 14th from 8:30-11:00am.

The instruction will be an overview of the Book of Acts, an Iron on Iron Session, and lessons learned from the movements Jesus used them in overseas and now in the US.

The online seminar is free and will be at http://www.GHBC.org (look for “live streaming” at the top of the page, click on that link). If you want to hear from those who have been a part of a disciple-making movement first hand, don’t miss this training.

Following And Fishing

Following And Fishing

T4T Training Videos

Steve Addison with Movements.net

Four video training sessions on multiplying disciples, groups and churches. Everywhere.

The best way to use the video content is help you become a better practitioner who trains others. The best training is not delivered by video but by a practitioner in the room, face to face. The best training is also delivered over series of up to eight weeks, so that participants have an opportunity to implement between sessions.

Download the notes

Join the Following and Fishing Forum, to connect with a growing band of other practitioners and trainers.

Learn from those who have gone before you, and subscribe to the Movements podcast.

Click here to visit Steve’s Following/Fishing Blog

Iron On Iron With Sean Steckbeck

Harvest Fields Are Ready!Iron On Iron with Sean Steckbeck

Thank you Sean Steckbeck for summarizing some great T4T and movements lessons God has been teaching you!

Click to download .PDF IOI Sean Steckbeck

The general progression of most Church Planting Movements and Disciple-Making Movements are as follows:

  1. Abundant Gospel-Sowing  —— lots and lots of evangelism , healing the sick, love of God, humanitarian aid and social projects, community development, etc.
  2. Finding the Person of Peace—— finding those unbelievers who will open their homes to start a Bible study and invite their friends and family.
  3. Discover Jesus Groups (Experience God Groups or Seeker Groups)—— Bible stories that lead to a group of seekers discovering Jesus.
  4. Obey Jesus Groups —- discipleship lessons that teach people to obey Jesus commands (10 commands of Jesus, 10 practices of royalty).
  5. Leadership Training —– elders, deacons, five-fold ministry, and mapping/assesing work, What is House Church?
  6. Training Trainers——- training for new ministry teams to be both practitioners and trainers to reach new areas.

As for #1- Abundant Gospel Sowing, I want to refer you to the parable of the seed and sower (Matthew 13:1-23)

There are four types of ground in a multiplication movement:

  1. Those who reject you immediately
  2. Those who are interested, but seem to busy with life and making money.
  3. Those who are very interested, but are not the man of peace and therefore can’t be rooted in discipleship in a home.
  4. Those who receive you, invite you into their home, and also bear fruit of a multiplication movement (30, 60, 100 fold multiplication)

So the first three grounds are ways to recognize a person is NOT a person of peace-

  1. Reject your Message
  2. Are Busy
  3. Interested, but has no influence.
  4. A person of peace.

Those that are – Faithful, Available, Influence, Trainable, Hospitality (FAITH).

 In Parable of Seed and Sower – before finding the good ground, he sowed everywhere and had to experience the bad soil first.

Nobody goes directly to man of peace, it takes lots of sowing in bad ground in order to find good ground.

Ideas of Abundant Sowing:

  • 2 Minute Testimony
  • Healing Ministry
  • Love and Relationships
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Community Development
  • Spiritual Surveys
  • Through Network of Relationships

Here is an idea called Spiritual Surveys:

You go door to door, with a printed out survey, like you are taking statistics, and write down people’s answers.

Tell people you are writing a statistics paper for your work and you wanted to ask permission to ask a few questions and that their names will not be shared with any government sources and will remain anonymous for private statistics.

  • Question #1 –  What is your name and family name?
  • Question #2-  Would you consider yourself a religious Muslim (Jew could be here as well), somewhat praciticing, or secular?
  • Question #3 – What do you think about other religions such as Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, etc.
  • Question #4- Have you had any interesting dreams lately about any religious figure?
  • Question #5-  What is your greatest need? ( Physical Healing, Finances, Family Relationships, etc.)

Don’t push anything, if they don’t want to share much, they are not the person of peace, and move on to the next house.

If they open up, you may have found a person of peace.

  • Notes by Sean Steckbeck
  • facebook.com/sean.steckbeck
  • simeons_cry@hotmail.com
  • Jerusalem, Israel

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Please leave a comment a let us know what you think about these thoughts from CPM and faith healer Sean Steckbeck.

Image credit: christianrenewal.org.nz

T4T Harvest Field Bookmarks Prototype

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New T4T Harvest Field Resource: Harvest Field Bookmarks

Please review these screenshots from our next T4T resource development project. We got the idea from a church planting network in California with whom we are partnered.

These screenshots are just a prototype of the T4T training bookmarks we hope to publish online by Christmas. These are designed to use with the T4T Harvest Field cards we just published online as Level One T4T Leader resources.

Please leave a comment or send suggestions to t4tministry@gmail.com

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T4T Harvest Field Cards

T4T DBS

T4T Harvest Field Cards

Click to download .PDF Word Color

Click to download .PDF Orality Color

Click to download .PDF Orality Black & White

To view the original design of this T4T resource, click here

Instructions: Work with your leadership team to discern which edition of the cards to field test: color word version, black and white word version, or the orality version. Take these print-ready .PDF files to a local business card printer and have them print 500 copies (average cost: $25). Distribute them to your local harvest field practitioner network and ask them to use these cards in their prayer walking, evangelism, and discipleship initiatives. Make sure they report back how effective they are, and please send us an email with feedback: t4tministry@gmail.com

Over the last three months, David Kaufmann and I have been working on the most basic training resource we would personally use to train disciples to fish for people and start discovery Bible studies in local harvest fields.

We are pleased to present to you these T4T harvest field cards as a gift to your church and/or ministry. They are designed to use in your local harvest field to:

  1. Share the Gospel story
  2. Facilitate discovery Bible studies

We asked ourselves, “What is the most basic need of any T4T field practitioner for themselves as well as for their trainer network?” Our answer was a simple resource for the field that would assist disciple-makers to share Christ’s story and train seekers and new believers how to study the Bible without any help from an outsider.

Because there are so many people in the world who can’t read, they learn through oral means like audio, pictures, videos, drama, etc. Therefore, we found it critical to develop both a word version and a orality version of this resource.

We will be developing a training resource to go along with these cards as well; however, we wanted to get these to you, our online network, immediately so you can begin helping us field test them.

We also want to give a shout out to Curtis Sergeant at MetaCamp who was a great help in making the final revisions to this project and will be helping us field test these resources in Asia next month!

May the LORD bless you and multiply your efforts for his kingdom and glory! Maranatha, Lord Jesus!

Cheers,

James Harvey, CCN Training Pastor, facebook.com/jph356

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CCN Podcast With Steve Addison

Steve Addison interview

City Church Network On Movements.net Podcast

We were truly honored this week by Steve Addison from the MOVE network. Steve is an Aussie catalyst for church planting and disciple making movements around the world, and he took an hour of his time to do a Skypleship interview with David and I.

We spent time talking about city reaching strategy, people group strategy, developing leaders, evangelism resources, and spiritual warfare. We shared lots of stories and laughed together. What a joy to be a part of his network.

Click on the following link to visit Steve’s blog and listen to our podcast: Go to movements.net

Here is the blog description of our podcast written by Steve:

God has brought the world to Nashville, TN.  James Harvey and David Kaufmann talk about reaching immigrant populations through disciple making movements.

What they had to say rocked my understanding of how we train workers for the harvest.

Download their resources at t4tusa.com

Contact James and David about training at citychurchmovement.com

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We hope to have a blog post with summarized content from the podcast soon that we will adapt into training materials and to include in your church planter coaching lessons.

Please leave a comment and let us know what you think of the podcast!

New T4T Resource: Evangelism Cards

The Gospel Story

New T4T Resource: Evangelism Cards

Many of you have been following our T4T resource development process for over a year now, and we are honored to be a part of your leadership influence and network.

After writing several versions of the Harvest Fields Handbooks, we decided to start from the beginning and assess what the core felt needs of our global harvest field workers was. The greatest need in T4T strategy is simple, reproducing training resources for Level One leaders.

We deeply appreciate any feedback you can give us on these new experimental harvest field resources. They are as basic as it gets in terms of training new believers how to study the Bible and share the gospel with their oikos members far from God. We designed them to function in the harvest field and to be intuitive for both literate and oral learners and leaders.

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We designed it to be simple and memorable. We are publishing the print-ready .PDF files so you can take these files to any business card printer in the world and they can print these off for you as they would any business card.

Click to download .PDF CCN E Card Black & White

Click to download .PDF CCN E Card Color

Click to download .PDF CCN E Card Orality

We hope this tool will be a blessing to God’s global kingdom. Please leave a comment and let us know what you like, what you would change, and any stories where you’re actually using these tools.

Cheers!

James Harvey, CCN Training Pastor (jph356@gmail.com)

CCN Mission Core Value

On Mission With Jesus

Mission: Healthy Networks

Listen to Jeremiah’s instructions to the Israeli exiles:

This is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says to all the exiles I deported from Jerusalem to Babylon:

  • Build houses and live in them.
  • Plant gardens and eat their produce.
  • Take wives and have sons and daughters.
  • Take wives for your sons and give your daughters to men in marriage so that they may bear sons and daughters.
  • Multiply there; do not decrease.
  • Seek the welfare of the city I have deported you to.
  • Pray to the LORD on its behalf, for when it has prosperity, you will prosper.

Aren’t these commands of Yahweh amazing? Here is Israel in exile. Beaten down. Oppressed. Destitute. Homeless. Hopeless. In a foreign land. And what does their God command them to do?

Facilitate the physical and spiritual health of pagan cities through proactive multiplication!

For this reason, our church network believes strongly that not only was this letter appropriate and contextually-relevant in the prophet Jeremiah’s day, but this letter also prophesied to a day when our generation would read it as God’s children planting His kingdom in a vast world filled with thousands of pagan cities.

Build. Live. Plant. Eat. Take. Have. Bear. Multiply. Seek. Pray. Prosper.

These actions are God’s will for his church today. Amen!

Our Mission is to facilitate the cultivation and sustenance of healthy networks of God’s people in cities:

  • Healthy: We will make disciples and plant churches as teams so that we are stronger through accountability and diverse leadership styles.
  • Networks: We will empower leaders to fulfill their calling by focusing their efforts on specific population segments and people group affinities.

Our greatest desire is to be a catalyst and resource for cultivating healthy and multiplying networks of Great Commission leaders in Nashville and other cities around the world!

Every leader in God’s kingdom is under specific, strategic attack by the devil and his forces, so we know that leaders in churches and ministries are in desperate need of community and accountability, so that their leadership is sustainable during intense seasons of spiritual warfare.

We also know that the easiest thing to do in the body of Christ is to be overwhelmed by the vast collective of needs in cities filled with broken people. This endless pit of desperation in cities can keep leaders focused on doing many good things while losing focus on the one perfect calling from our heavenly Father: to intentionally multiply the gospel locally and globally until all people groups have indigenous, disciple-making leaders and Jesus Christ returns to earth.

We use the Ephesians 4 A.P.E.S.T. structure of the believer’s priesthood leadership styles to identify each leader’s primary and secondary leadership roles in a network, and then recruit, empower, and send them to unreached and unengaged population segments and people groups in different regions of their city in teams.

Through accountability, community, and training, we believe these apostolic teams of diversely-gifted and experienced leaders can be pure vessels for the Holy Spirit’s work and strategy to complete the Great Commission task in the context of each city.

Each city is unique, just as each people group, and population segment or region is unique within a city. So, the common factors in this Mission are the work of the Holy Spirit and the empowerment of missionary teams for Great Commission task completion.

Here are some helpful Scriptures for you to read and study in the context of this Mission for cultivating Healthy Networks:

Colossians 1:9-12

For this reason also, since the day we heard about your faith, we haven’t stopped praying for you. We are asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, so that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience, with joy giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the saints’ inheritance in the light.

Ephesians 4:11-16

And God personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, for the training of the saints in the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son, growing into a mature man with a stature measured by Christ’s fullness. Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching, by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit. But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head – Christ. For Him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part.

John 17:20-26

I pray not only for my disciples, but also for those who believe in Me through their message. May they all be one, as You, Father, are in Me and I am in You. May they also be one in Us, so the world may believe You sent Me. I have given them the glory You have given Me. May they be one as We are one. I am in them and You are in Me. May they be made completely one, so the world may know You have sent Me and have loved them as You have loved Me. Father, I desire those You have given Me to be with Me where I am. Then they will see My glory, which You have given Me because You loved Me before the world’s foundation. Righteous Father! The world has not known You. However, I have known You, and these have known that You sent Me. I made Your name known to them and will make it known so the love You have loved Me with may be in them and I may be in them.

Acts 14:21-28

After the apostles evangelized Derbe and made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, to Iconium, and to Antioch, strengthening the disciples by encouraging them to continue in the faith and by telling them, “It is necessary to pass through many troubles on our way into the kingdom of God.” When they had appointed elders in every church and prayed with fasting, they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed. Then they passed through Pisidia and came to Pamphylia. After they spoke the message in Perga, they went down to Attalia. From there they sailed back to Antioch where they have been entrusted to the grace of God for the work they had now completed. After they arrived and gathered the church together, they reported everything God had done with them and that He had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles. And they spent a considerable time with the disciples.

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All Scripture quotes come from the Holman Christian Standard Bible.

Please leave a comment and let us know your thoughts. What is your mission statement and why?

50-5-50 Vision For North America

50-5-50 Network

Welcome to the 50-5-50 Network. This network was birthed by E3 Partners missionary Jeff Sundell based on the reality of vast lostness in North America and the need for multiplying disciples, leaders, churches, and networks.

The 50-5-50 vision represents:

  • 50 U.S. cities in the next…
  • 5 years (by 2017) will have…
  • 50 Master CPM and DMM trainers in each city.

Click to download Master T4T Trainer .PDF

Five Levels of Leadership

Level 1: Faithful Sower – faithfully and fruitfully sows the Word of God among the lost and disciples new believers to have the potential to be reproducing.

Level 2: Church Planter or Disciple Maker – doing L1 plus forming new believers into an autonomous group.

Level 3: CPM Coach or Disciple Making Movement (DMM) Coach – doing L2 plus multiplying disciples and releasing authority to the 1st/2nd/3rd generations.

Level 4: CPM Master Trainer or DMM Master Trainer (MT) – doing L3 plus training independent Church Planters or Disciple Makers thus multiplying groups.

Level 5: Strategy Coordinator (SC) – independently engaging a population segment, and has multiple streams of CPMs and/or DMMs.

What is a Master Trainer (By Nathan Shank)

The Master Trainer has witnessed generations of church starts within his own network (CPM) and is willing to train other existing networks to do the same.  By empowering such experienced actioners to ‘give away the kingdom’ we draw upon all the manpower resources of existing churches mobilizing them toward a multiplied harvest.

Master Trainers have the role of a mentor, coaching the network through multiple touches, toward multiplication.  They are able to diagnose church health, identify emerging leaders and spiritual gifts, and recognize and correct barriers with scripture often present within church tradition.  This is a kingdom minded multiplier!

Click to join the 50-5-50 network!

For more information, please e-mail us: woodbine4thenations@gmail.com

CCN Vision Core Value

CCN Vision

Welcome to our first post in a five-part blog series on the recent online info graphic publication of our network core values.

About a year ago, our church began a journey of launching house church network initiatives out of our core group of church leaders. This change in strategy helped us begin to fulfill our original vision of being a Great Commission driven and sending church.

We are now a network of house churches in Nashville focused on sustainable health and rapid multiplication of leaders and churches locally and globally. As our network grows, we knew we needed some simple tools to illustrate our biblical and missiological convictions. Out of that felt need came our new logo and the info graphic banner in the last blog post.

We hope you will take time to investigate who we are and why we are doing what God has called us to do. As always, we deeply cherish your feedback and ideas. Ultimately, we hope that our online presence will be a blessing and inspiration to you and your team as, together, we complete God’s Great Commission task in this generation!

Vision: Global Commission

Our vision is to complete the Great Commission task in this generation.

  • Global: We will make disciples and plant reproducing churches among every unreached and unengaged people group.
  • Commission: We will pursue intentional partnerships with kingdom-minded leaders to finish the Great Commission task.

Churches do not develop their own vision. Our vision comes from God, who reveals exactly what he wants his church to accomplish. He tells us our destination is the Second Coming. When we complete the Great Commission task, Jesus Christ will return and usher in the new age. For this reason, the canon of Scripture ends with, “Maranatha, Lord Jesus!” (Rev. 22:20)

No church should ever have their own vision. They may have their own unique harvest field context, strategy or ministry models, and goals, but there should only be one vision for every church that exists: finish the task. For this reason, we framed our vision with two critical elements of the global scope of the vision and the cooperative effort by which the vision is achieved.

Matthew 28:18-20

Jesus came near to his disciples and said, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. and remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Acts 1:8

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Mark 16:15

Jesus said to his disciples, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.”

Matthew 24:14

“This good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed in all the world as a testimony to all nations. And then the end will come.”

Revelation 7:9-17

After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the Lamb. They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice:

“Salvation belongs to our God, who is seated on the throne and to the Lamb!”

All the angels stood around the throne, the elders, and the four living creatures, and they fell facedown before the throne and worshiped God, saying:

“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and strength be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”

Then one of the elders asked me, “Who are these people robed in white, and where did they come from?” I said to him, “Sir, you know.” Then he told me:

“These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. For this reason they are before the throne of God, and they serve him day and night in his sanctuary.

The One seated on the throne will shelter them: they will no longer hunger; they will no longer thirst; the sun will no longer strike them, nor will any heat. For the Lamb who is at the center of the throne will shepherd them; He will guide them to springs of living waters, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

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All Scripture verses are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible.

Harvest Field Colombus

Colombus Ohio

Here’s a great harvest field story for you from some T4T practitioners in Colombus, OH:

Jack and I went to follow up with a Muslim family today that James & I had met prayer walking this past weekend.  They had agreed to have us come back to share stories about Jesus the Messiah, but the husband was not at home and the wife was sleeping. We got their phone number from their son, and decided to continue to prayer walk.

Next, we met a woman named Tracy who is a believer in Christ, and she welcomed us into her home for prayer.  As we talked we learned that her husband is a Muslim and that she is friends with many of the Muslim families in the neighborhood.  Tracy is a very dynamic and outgoing person who is already trying to share her faith with her Muslim friends.

We are such T4T rookies, we almost forgot to ask her if she would open her home.  Thankfully the Lord reminded us, and we asked her if she would consider opening her home and inviting some of her Muslim friends to come listen to Jack tell some stories about Jesus the Messiah.  She agreed and seemed really excited about the idea.  Praise The Lord, this is amazing!

I just wanted to share this with you all and thank you for your encouragement in the T4T process!  Jack and I are extremely excited!

The Call Infographic

The Call

Training Infographic: The Call

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Click to download .PDF (Spanish)

The Call infographic was developed by Fred and Melissa Campbell who are currently catalyzing streams of DMMs (Disciple Making Movements) in North America.

This training resources is designed to complement the Reproducing Discipleship infographic.

Here’s an update from Fred and Melissa about what God is up to in their context:

GOD is doing great things.  One new Church that started last month took up their first offering last Saturday night (they meet twice/week) and turned right around and blessed the members of their Church. They are still rejoicing tonight by phone to me how GOD is changing their lives because it was the first time they had ever experienced giving and seeing how GOD used it to bless so many!  Their challenge is that they are growing so rapidly they’re asking for help to find more neighborhoods because they’ve exhausted their Oikos!

Melissa and I had wonderful time tonight watching GOD (repeat all tonight):

  • Iman, muslim woman invited us to come back after we shared 1st story of hope, OS/GS, and prayed with her that Jesus would reveal Himself to her.
  • Angel, IRS employee, comitted her life to Christ and immediately began to tell her 16 yr. old daughter. We go back next week to train her to share her story/God’s story.
  • Garret & Bruce came back to GOD and asked that we come back this Friday night to train them how to tell their story and GOD’s story.
  • Stevie, single woman, came back to GOD and asked that we come back to train her!

James, GOD is moving mightily and we’re enjoying following Him!  He is faithful!

Fred & Melissa (E-mail: melissa7373@sbcglobal.net)

The Call

Murfreesboro River Baptism

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Murfreesboro River Baptism

Adam Yarber is with an organization called “Dorm Church.” Leaders from this group lead people to Christ on college campuses and start churches in dorms. Adam is one of our City Church Network church planters.

The pictures above are from the river baptism of a young man who recently decided to be baptized.

God is amazing!

Seven Stories Of Hope: Final Revision

Seven Stories Of Hope

Seven Stories Of Hope: Final Revised Edition

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We love the Entry strategy story set “Seven Stories of Hope.” After using it in the Nashville harvest fields a few times, we adapted the story set so that every story comes from the Gospel of Luke and every story is about people far from God coming near to God through Jesus the Messiah.

Seven Gospel Stories Of Hope

["We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." Hebrews 6:19]

Story 1: The Demon-Possessed Man. (Luke 4:31-41)

Jesus delivers a man from demon-possession.

Spiritual lesson: We have hope, because God has compassion for people in bondage.

Story 2: The Lame Man Through The Roof. (Luke 5:17-25)

Jesus heals a man unable to walk.

Spiritual lesson: We have hope, because God forgives sin and helps broken people.

Story 3: The Prostitute Anoints Jesus. (Luke 7:36-50)

Jesus forgave a prostitute of her wicked lifestyle.

Spiritual lesson: We have hope, because God loves everyone and desires to forgive repentant sinners.

Story 4: The Farmer And The Soils. (Luke 8:4-15)

Jesus teaches us that every person goes through different seasons of life.

Spiritual lesson: We have hope, because God cultivates the bad soil of our lives into healthy soil that bears good fruit.

Story 5: The Sick Woman And The Dead Girl. (Luke 8:40-56)

Jesus demonstrates his divine power through miraculous healing and resurrection.

Spiritual lesson: We have hope, because God has the power to restore health from sickness and life from death.

Story 6: The Righteous Man And The Sinner. (Luke 18:9-14)

Jesus judges everyone by their heart condition rather than their outward appearance.

Spiritual lesson: We have hope, because God favors and forgives people who humble themselves and repent.

Story 7: Thieves Crucified With Jesus. (Luke 23:32-49)

Jesus loves to rescue sinners from hell and deliver them to heaven.

Spiritual lesson: We have hope, because God gives us eternal life when we believe and repent.

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Please leave a comment to let us know your thoughts/reactions to our adaptation of this story set.

Image credit: notw.com

Our New Vision Logo Icons

CCN Vision Logo Icons

We are City Church Network!

We have been working diligently to come up with simple ways of casting vision and strategy for completing the Great Commission task globally. Here’s a breakdown of the infographic:

Our name: City Church Network

Our website: citychurchmovement.com

Five core values of our network:

1) Vision: Global Commission

Scriptures: Matt. 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Mark 16:15, Matt. 24:14, Rev. 9:9-17

Global: making disciples and planting churches in every country focused on every people group

Commission: A cooperative mission of kingdom-minded disciples

2) Mission: Organic Networks

Scriptures: Col. 1:9-12, Eph. 4:11-16, John 17:20-26, Acts 14:21-28

Organic: healthy and grassroots networks contextual to each local/urban harvest field

Networks: Disciples crossing denominational lines to recruit and mobilize churches and organizations to work together

3) Message: Christ Centered

Scriptures: Col. 1:15-23, Isa. 52:13-53:12, Psalm 2, Acts 2:22-40, Rev. 5

Christ: Our leader is Jesus Christ and his purpose of rescuing the perishing

Centered: Our message is focused on proclaiming God’s kingdom to the unchurched and unengaged peoples of the world and inviting them to repent and believe.

4) Strategy: Cross Culture

Scriptures: 1 Cor. 1:18-2:16, Rom. 12, Luke 14:25-35, John 4, Acts 10, 1 Cor. 9:22

Dual meaning:

(A) “Cross culture” refers to a living sacrifice commitment to Jesus’ cost of discipleship. We bear his cross and follow him wherever to whomever.

(B) “Cross-culture” refers to crossing into the cultures and worldviews of unreached and unengaged people groups.

Cross: Jesus focused on his mission to die so he might be resurrected. We focus on counting the cost daily of following Jesus and Gal. 2:20 that we have already died and live for Christ.

Culture: Our “church” culture is one of brokenness, humility, and death-to-self leading to radical transformation of the heart and revolutionary obedience to Christ’s commands and commission.

5) Focus: Churches Cities

Scriptures: Matt. 16:15-19; 18:1-20, 2 Cor. 5:14-6:2, Heb. 10:19-25, Jer. 29:4-14, Isa. 61

Churches: our focus is being the catalyst for indigenous church planting movements – new generations of disciples, churches, leaders, and movements

Cities: cities are the bedrock for regions of countries. Cities are where ideas, communication, and relationship networks flow. Church planting in every city in the world is our focus.

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Please let us know what you think! Click “comment” or send us an e-mail: woodbine4thenations@gmail.com

Infographic Reproducing Discipleship

Reproducing Discipleship

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Thank you Fred and Melissa Campbell from our T4T USA network for giving us permission to publish your discipleship training infographic on our blog site!

As God uses you and your church planting team to birth multiplying generations of churches, you will discover quickly that different men and women in your network are capable of different levels of leadership.

This infographic illustrates the basic training essentials for every disciple of Jesus to make indigenous disciples in their local harvest field among the unreached and unengaged people there.

Step One: Who do we share with?

  • Find a home of peace
  • Go prayer walking in teams: apartment complexes, businesses, neighborhoods, education facilities, villages, etc.
  • Stay in a home when you find a person or family of peace (they receive you and your message).

Step Two: What do we say? (prayer walking/discovery Bible story)

Visit #1

Non-Believers

  • Tell the first Story of Hope
  • Tell your story and gospel story
  • Evangelistic questions
  • If they say “Yes,” share the Call story (2 Cor. 5:17-21)
  • If they say, “I’m not ready to do that,” ask their permission to return and share another story.

Believers

  • The Call story (2 Cor. 5:17-21)
  • Train: Their story and gospel story

Step Three: How do we disciple them?

Visit #2

New believer

  • Train: Their story and gospel story
  • Tell the Foundation story: (Matt. 7:24-27)

Non believer: continue the stories of hope until they receive Christ or ask you not to return.

Visit #3+

Continue the stories of hope with non believers

Train new believers with the new commands of Christ and take them prayer walking

Step Four: How do we form small groups?

  • Mentoring process: take them prayer walking, MAWL training process
  • Multiplication: Give them obedience and leadership responsibility

Step Five: Leadership multiplication

  • Troubleshooting: help them as they struggle with being a disciple and making disciples
  • Focus your time training those who obey, participate in harvest field work.

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Let us know what you think of this training infographic.

Please share with us any simple discipleship resources that you have found helpful.

NEW Harvest Field Handbook Orality Edition

Harvest Field Handbook Orality

NEW Harvest Field Handbook: Orality Edition

Click to download handbook (booklet print version)

Introduction

This discipleship handbook is a compilation of theme-based Bible story sets. The intended context for this resource are disciples in oral-learner (orality) cultures. The method of discipleship is the Discovery Bible Study (DBS) method. The purpose of storying sets is to help disciples in orality cultures to easily remember sets of Bible stories to teach and easily reproduce spiritual truth.

Instructions

Use the Contents section on pages 3 and 4 to determine what topic your group or church needs to study. Walk through the stories at your weekly gathering. Focus on one story per week. Discipleship success is determined by a commitment to apply each spiritual lesson as well as share the story with others.

When you gather each week, tell the story and then discuss the story using the basic Discovery Bible Study questions (Sundell Sword Method):

  • What do you like about this story?
  • Who do you relate to in the story?
  • What does this story teach about God?
  • Are there sins to avoid?
  • What does this story teach about people?
  • Are there examples to follow?
  • Are there commands to obey?
  • Are there promises to claim?

Get to faith, obedience, and boldness:

  • Do I believe this story is truth from God?
  • How will I apply the truth of this story to my life?
  • I know people far from God. When will I tell them this story this week?

Seven Fields Movement Paradigm

  • Endvision (central to the other six fields)
  • Entry
  • Evangelism
  • Disciple Training
  • Church Planting
  • Leader Empowering
  • Gospel Movements/Multiplication

S.O.I.L.S. Indigenous Church Network Cultivation Process

  • Holy Spirit raises up…
  • Outsiders to seek out…
  • Insiders from the target culture and train them up as…
  • Leaders who are empowered to complete the GC task in their…
  • Segments [ethno-linguistic and/or population]

We hope that you enjoy using this handbook. It’s our fifth resource we’ve published online free for our global leader network.

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We raise all of our own support as a network of house churches in south Nashville, TN. If you are using our resources and feel led by the Holy Spirit to give a financial gift towards future resources, please e-mail our executive pastor Todd Greer for instructions on how to give, especially if you live somewhere other than the United States: tgreer.fotn@gmail.com

Please leave a comment and let us know how you’re using these Harvest Fields handbooks in your mission field context.

Please e-mail all feedback on the Orality Harvest Field Handbook to Karl Ernsberger: rune3421@hotmail.com