MI201 Church Planting

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In Church Planting (MI201), Tim Sisk asks students to consider church planting as participation in the mission of the church. He establishes the biblical foundation for church planting as a work of the Spirit to call and empower believers to participate in the Great Commission in this specific missional way. He looks at the methods and models used in biblical examples of church planting and examines church planting throughout history.

Introduction

Introducing the Speaker and the Course
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Introducing the Speaker and the Course

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Church Planting

Built on the Rock
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Built on the Rock

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We Are God’s Fellow Workers
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We Are God’s Fellow Workers

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Church Planting: A Rationale
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Church Planting: A Rationale

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Three Pragmatic Reasons for Planting Churches (Reason 1)
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Three Pragmatic Reasons for Planting Churches (Reason 1)

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Three Pragmatic Reasons for Planting Churches (Reasons 2 & 3)
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Three Pragmatic Reasons for Planting Churches (Reasons 2 & 3)

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Objections to Church Planting
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Objections to Church Planting

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Ethical Guidelines for Church Planting
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Ethical Guidelines for Church Planting

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A Brief History of Church Planting
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A Brief History of Church Planting

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Historical Development of Protestant Church Planting Philosophy
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Historical Development of Protestant Church Planting Philosophy

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Gospel-Planting Movement
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Gospel-Planting Movement

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Development of Church Planting Movements
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Development of Church Planting Movements

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Biblical Foundations for Church Planting

Where Do People Get Their Ideas of Church?
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Where Do People Get Their Ideas of Church?

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Historical Definitions of “Church”
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Historical Definitions of “Church”

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The DNA of the Church
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The DNA of the Church

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Our Culture’s Expectations for “Church”
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Our Culture’s Expectations for “Church”

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Ekklēsia: The New Testament Word for Church
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Ekklēsia: The New Testament Word for Church

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Sorting Different Uses of Ekklēsia with Louw-Nida
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Sorting Different Uses of Ekklēsia with Louw-Nida

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Luke’s Description of a Functioning Church
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Luke’s Description of a Functioning Church

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New Testament Images of the Church
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New Testament Images of the Church

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Finding Metaphors for “Church” Using the Bible Sense Lexicon
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Finding Metaphors for “Church” Using the Bible Sense Lexicon

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Some Contemporary Definitions of the Church
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Some Contemporary Definitions of the Church

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Five Contemporary Images Describing the Church
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Five Contemporary Images Describing the Church

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Church Planting in the Book of Acts
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Church Planting in the Book of Acts

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The Ministry of Jesus and His Disciples
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The Ministry of Jesus and His Disciples

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Researching the Date of Acts in Commentary Introductions
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Researching the Date of Acts in Commentary Introductions

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Paul, the Church Planter
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Paul, the Church Planter

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Paul’s Methods for Church Planting
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Paul’s Methods for Church Planting

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Strategy, Spontaneity, and the Leading of the Spirit
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Strategy, Spontaneity, and the Leading of the Spirit

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Using the Bible Facts Tool with References to the “Holy Spirit” in Acts
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Using the Bible Facts Tool with References to the “Holy Spirit” in Acts

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The Pauline Cycle of Church Planting, Part 1
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The Pauline Cycle of Church Planting, Part 1

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The Pauline Cycle of Church Planting, Part 2
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The Pauline Cycle of Church Planting, Part 2

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The Church Planter in the 21st Century

Characteristics of 21st-Century Church Planters
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Characteristics of 21st-Century Church Planters

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Church Planter Assessment
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Church Planter Assessment

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Characteristics of a Successful Church Planter, Part 1
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Characteristics of a Successful Church Planter, Part 1

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Characteristics of a Successful Church Planter, Part 2
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Characteristics of a Successful Church Planter, Part 2

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Using the Prayer List Tool for Church Planting
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Using the Prayer List Tool for Church Planting

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Church Planting Teams
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Church Planting Teams

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Some Potential Strengths of a Team Approach to Church Planting
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Some Potential Strengths of a Team Approach to Church Planting

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Some Potential Weaknesses of a Team Approach to Church Planting
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Some Potential Weaknesses of a Team Approach to Church Planting

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Structuring a Church Planting Team
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Structuring a Church Planting Team

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Characteristics of Church Planting Teams
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Characteristics of Church Planting Teams

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Searching on Biblical Conflict Resolution
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Searching on Biblical Conflict Resolution

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Vision Leads the Way

The Importance of Vision
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The Importance of Vision

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Vision Motivates
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Vision Motivates

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What is Vision?
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What is Vision?

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The Power of Vision
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The Power of Vision

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Biblical Examples of Vision
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Biblical Examples of Vision

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Vision Comes from God
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Vision Comes from God

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Values Shape Vision

Different Values Cause Different Expressions of a Vision
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Different Values Cause Different Expressions of a Vision

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Values Shape Styles
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Values Shape Styles

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Other Influences on Style
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Other Influences on Style

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Why We Do What We Do
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Why We Do What We Do

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Identifying Our Core Values
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Identifying Our Core Values

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A Biblical List of Church Core Values
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A Biblical List of Church Core Values

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Core Values of Contemporary Churches
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Core Values of Contemporary Churches

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Midcourse Review
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Midcourse Review

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Reaching the Community with Christ

How Did Jesus See People?
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How Did Jesus See People?

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One-to-One Contexts Are Unique
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One-to-One Contexts Are Unique

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Studying Acts 16 in the Faithlife Study Bible
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Studying Acts 16 in the Faithlife Study Bible

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Three People, Three Contexts, Three Approaches
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Three People, Three Contexts, Three Approaches

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The Context of Culture
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The Context of Culture

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Earning the Right to Speak
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Earning the Right to Speak

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Research the Community Context
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Research the Community Context

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Describe Your Audience
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Describe Your Audience

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Personal Examples of Describing the Audience
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Personal Examples of Describing the Audience

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Engaging the Audience
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Engaging the Audience

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Ministry and Style
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Ministry and Style

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Exegeting Your Church’s Culture
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Exegeting Your Church’s Culture

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Getting the Word Out, Part 1
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Getting the Word Out, Part 1

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Getting the Word Out, Part 2
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Getting the Word Out, Part 2

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Church Planting Models

A Changing Church for a Changing World
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A Changing Church for a Changing World

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A Sampling of Church Planting Models
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A Sampling of Church Planting Models

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Church Planting Movements
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Church Planting Movements

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Evaluating Church Planting Models, Part 1
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Evaluating Church Planting Models, Part 1

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Evaluating Church Planting Models, Part 2
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Evaluating Church Planting Models, Part 2

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Churches: Start Healthy, Stay Healthy
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Churches: Start Healthy, Stay Healthy

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Another Look at Characteristics of Healthy Churches
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Another Look at Characteristics of Healthy Churches

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Issues Church Planters Face

Four Key Issues in Church Planting
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Four Key Issues in Church Planting

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Evangelism and Discipleship
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Evangelism and Discipleship

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Historical Examples of Mass Evangelism
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Historical Examples of Mass Evangelism

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Contemporary Examples of Mass Evangelism
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Contemporary Examples of Mass Evangelism

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Evaluating Mass Evangelism
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Evaluating Mass Evangelism

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Attractional, Missional, and Incarnational Models of Church
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Attractional, Missional, and Incarnational Models of Church

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Defining Authentic Discipleship
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Defining Authentic Discipleship

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The Core Competencies of Christian Discipleship
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The Core Competencies of Christian Discipleship

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Developing as a Leader
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Developing as a Leader

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Appropriate Leadership Style
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Appropriate Leadership Style

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Sketches of Leaders in Scripture
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Sketches of Leaders in Scripture

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Leading in Different Cultures or Communities
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Leading in Different Cultures or Communities

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The “Perfect” Leader
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The “Perfect” Leader

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How Did Jesus Develop Leaders?
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How Did Jesus Develop Leaders?

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The Emergence of Leaders
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The Emergence of Leaders

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Transitioning to New Leaders
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Transitioning to New Leaders

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Structural Considerations
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Structural Considerations

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Accessing Constitutions and Bylaws
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Accessing Constitutions and Bylaws

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Financial Considerations
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Financial Considerations

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Bivocational Church Planters
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Bivocational Church Planters

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Breaking Financial Dependency
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Breaking Financial Dependency

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Churches Indigenous to the Culture and Community
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Churches Indigenous to the Culture and Community

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The Meeting Place
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The Meeting Place

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Conclusion

Some Things to Remember
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Some Things to Remember

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Closing Thoughts
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Closing Thoughts

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