Mother Churches Mobilize
[ ] Explain the need for a “2nd
track” of tiny flocks.
· The many current movements towards Christ, in which churches multiply rapidly through conversion, are made up almost exclusively of tiny flocks with lay leaders.
· Through such tiny “rabbit churches,” more folk are coming to Christ each year than ever before in history.
tiny house churches normally require of participants only what the New
Testament requires of a church.
[ ] Commission volunteer “labourers” by
laying hands on them in a public ceremony.
Volunteer labourers work as members
of a specific team, usually made up of 2 or 3 individuals.
· Agree on a temporary team leader.
· Discern a “ripe field,” a population segment that has become receptive.
· Bind themselves by agreement to multiply tiny flocks in that field, in the way Jesus said. That is, two or three agree, in Jesus’ name, to carry out their objective, believing that their project has been bound in heaven.
· Begin prayer walking or try some other way to find “persons of peace,” as Jesus said.
· Employ Paul-Timothy Checklist #2 by team leaders track progress of new flocks.
· Employ Paul-Timothy Checklist #3 by volunteer labourers who start tiny flocks.
Paul-Timothy Checklist #4 by trainers of new shepherds and labourers.
[ ] Regularly coach team leaders and labourers,
holding them accountable as they plant tiny flocks.
· Employ this Paul-Timothy Checklist #1, as team leaders report progress and problems to you.
have labourers give regular, brief reports to their “mother church.”
[ ] Maintain cordial relations between
the tiny “daughter” churches and their “mother” churches.
· Sustain fervent prayer and keep encouraging labourers, because the old dragon always counterattacks, inflicting pain, when new flocks start multiplying and he must yield terrain. Remain 100% sure of this.
· Stop any sniping from either the “rabbits” or the “elephants” immediately.
[ ] Supply team leaders and members with training materials that they can provide to new leaders of new churches whom they coach on the job.