We are now receiving a lot of interest from people looking at starting new wineskins / Ecclesias in light of new mandates from God revealing the kingdom age and the order of Melchizidek. I am convinced this will work towards combatting the rapidly declining numbers and the sad fact that the dechurched( or DONE WITH CHURCH) which are now present in massive proportions . God is calling a whole generation to cross over and begin understanding the order of Melchizidek and using the incredible tools to bring intimacy and transformation in righteousness.
Part of the heavenly blueprint revealed is that we are all powerful sons. It will take all of us to work together to do our part and form one body and become the One New Man. Many of us accessing heavenly realms now are seeing the blueprint. Here are some things we are seeing.
Possible values of the new Ecclesia
- Intimacy with God
Replicating as it is in heaven
Raising up the new generation through fathering …
Legislating in heaven and responsibility on earth
Only doing what we have a mandate for
Love and honour your neighbour as yourself
We are all one body across the world not just one location therefore freedom to access resources elsewhere
Facilitation and Mutual subjection to one another moving away from clergy / laity divide
- Transformation is more important than numbers
Deciding on your values in so important before beginning a new wineskin as trying to change something after a culture has set in is really hard. Being clear up front will attract people who believe in these values and by asking what they believe in will be very engaging and bring commitment.
Crucial to the starting point for any ecclesia is to think about transformation outcomes. With this we can begin to identify and measure elements that are crucial to changing our nation. Normal measures are attendance at services, home groups, people serving in the church or new ministries of the church. These do not measure whether we have strong disciples. We could have thousands in our gatherings but few who are multiplying their lives or who know how to walk closely with God or live a holy life. To move away from activities to what makes a strong disciple we have listed some examples of possible outcomes an ecclesia could focus on to help you get the picture of what we are speaking about within the framework.
These outcomes allow an ecclesia to dialogue with its congregation and not lead in a vacuum. With this we can adjust our learning activities in line with the feedback and outcomes so we have a more strategic approach rather than ad hoc interventions with no real understanding of whether they are effective or tailored to where our congregation is at. Just doing small group, prayer/worship meetings and having a sermon is not building strong disciples as Jesus commanded. Discipling covers topics such as establishing a believer with core elements of spiritual growth , establishing them multiplying their faith, knowing their highest purpose and being a strong character witness in their everyday roles to establish dominion over the earth.
|TRANSFORMATION OUTCOME||EXAMPLE OF A POSSIBLE SMART GOAL||EXAMPLE OF LEARNING COMPETENCIES|
|How many feel they are growing over the last 12 months||By Feb 1 we will have developed a survey to assess how many feel they are growing over the last 12 months.||Elements of Core Spiritual Growth, How to connect with God in the heavenly realms, our Identity in Christ, How to Understand the bible etc|
|How many feel equipped to pass on what they know to others||By Oct 1 we will have found and promoted several resources to help people know how to share the gospel and encourage an outward looking mindset.||Witnessing/ Being missional
How to share New Christian Essential Principles
|How many know their highest life purpose||By June 1 we will have promoted a system to help people find their highest calling on an ongoing basis||How to find your own unique call and how to discern gifting.|
|How many have ongoing relationships that seek to pass on spiritual truths||By Dec 1 we will have introduced one on one coaching and spoken about it repeatedly in many forums||Discipling concepts|
|How many feel they are really engaged with the church||By Feb 1 we will have introduced a person to oversee the engagement of people||Facilitators training on engaging|
|How many feel empowered in their calling from the ecclesia||By Oct 30 we will have recruited a facilitator to ensure good networking and integration is going on in the ecclesia||Whole church training on how to love others, engage them and support them, or coach training. Going into heaven to do court cases together|
To review the studies included in the Framework and find out why we have concluded these things you will need to see the notes which are available for download here.
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Jane has worked in many different leadership capacities from being a professionally qualified Christian Leadership Coach for 13 years to many Christian leaders, to leading a ministry with the Navigators, to being a Senior Learning and Development Manager of a multimillion corporation, advising the management team on strategic approaches to get the best out of their people. She has developed considerable experience with Investors in People taking several companies through to successful accreditation and training as a consultant for them. Hence she understands the amazing impact a tool based on this principle can have.
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