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Disciple making movements
Transcript of Disciple making movements
public gathering Disadvantages rarely involves intimacy expensive not most effective for transformation a few are chosen to address the crowd, who is passive and immobile 100-150: relational network "Dunbar's Number:" according to history, sociology, and neorology, the human brain has the capacity to handle 150 genuinely social relationships Organized Crime Average size shepherding Genoveses=152
Lucheses=113 American church=120
House Church network=10 churches
church in Rome (Romans 16)=15 churches 2-3: basic unit of life all of life begins with 2 becoming 3 Godhead exists as trinity Son Spirit Father Benefits intimacy at least 10 times the Bible mentions the benefit of 2-3 Jesus sent them out 2x2 impossible to have the dynamics of the basic unit of life (2-3) to have diversity and group dynamics Large enough small enough be intimate, meet needs 25-75: training group ideal for training/mobilizing workers for short-term assignments the roman army had "centuries" 1. 2. Roy McClung
maximizemyministry.com accountability communication flexibility confidentiality Paul-Barnabas
Barnabas-Mark small enough: to be intimate
and meet needs small enough: to be intimate
and meet needs all of life begins with two becoming three average size of house
church or SS class "The number 150 is hard to maintain. This size requires an extensive amount of 'grooming.' It is at this size that a shepherd is maxed out in the role of caregiver. Over 150 relational connections becomes overtaxing." - Christopher Allen Advantages motivational sense of belonging (sports team) feel like part of something big can cast vision, collect resources, raise awareness should be considered
secondary/occasional masses/multitudes Jesus healed and taught the masses, but it was not strategic to invest in large, faceless, unconnected crowds. Jesus knew he would have more influence by investing in a few who would then multiply multiplication observations: you're not ready to start the next phase
until you've multiplied the current phase expense goes up with each larger phase don't go backwards; life matures from micro to macro largest influence in smaller units, most demands in larger units What was the role of Jesus in each phase? Jesus was a discipler Jesus was a brother Jesus was an equipper Jesus was a shepherd Jesus was a visionary Jesus was a teacher/healer