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每个门徒都是一个 • 每个家都是一个 • 每个简约教会都是一个

简约教会」是个属灵的家庭「爱神」、 「爱人」、「建立门徒」不断倍增 — 以耶稣为中心并尊祂为王。

大诫命
耶稣对他说:「『你要尽心、尽性、尽意爱主─你的神』。这是诫命中的第一,且是最大的。其次也相仿,就是『要爱人如己。』这两条诫命是律法和先知一切道理的总纲。」
— 马太福音 22:37-40

大使命
耶稣进前来,对他们说:「天上地下所有的权柄都赐给我了。所以,你们要去,使万民作我的门徒,奉父、子、圣灵的名给他们施洗。凡我所吩咐你们的,都教训他们遵守,我就常与你们同在,直到世界的末了。」
— 马太福音 28:18-20

马太福音 22:34-40 马太福音 28:16-20

耶稣说:「我给你们做了榜样,叫你们照着我向你们所做的去做。」
— 约翰福音 13:15

保罗说:「你们该效法我,像我效法基督一样。」
— 哥林多前书 11:1

小鸭门徒训练法

从小鸭中,其实我们可以了解一个建立门徒很重要的原则。如果渴望见到神的大家庭在忠心上往下扎根、茁壮成长,那么建立门徒就要学习像小鸭一样 ── 每一个「跟随者」都要同时成为「带领者」。

无论在世界哪一个地方,你看小鸭走路的方式都是一样的。母鸭在前面带领,小鸭跟着她走 ── 一个接一个排成一行。母鸭在前面带领,小鸭在后面跟着。但如果你再仔细看,会发现还有其他事同时发生。

每一只小鸭实际上扮演着两个角色,而且是在同一个时间里发生:
• 每一只小鸭都是「跟随者」,跟着母鸭的率领,也跟着另一只走在牠前面的小鸭走。
• 但同时,每一只小鸭也都是「带领者」,因为牠也带领着后面的小鸭跟着牠走。

那么你说,这只小鸭是「跟随者」?还是「带领者」呢?其实两者皆是!

这就是为什么说小鸭「出去散步」,跟我们人成为门徒非常像。神要祂的大家庭在忠心上往下扎根、茁壮成长,那么每一个「跟随者」都要成为「带领者」、每一个「信徒」都要成为「分享者」、并且每一个「门徒」都要成为「建立门徒者」,而这些也全是同时进行的。

作主门徒也好,建立门徒者也好,我们很容易掉入的一个陷阱,就是误以为我们必须学得很完全,要懂很多之后,才能开始与人分享;其实建立门徒不是这么一回事。

建立门徒就像这些小鸭,不需要什么都懂,才能成为「带领者」,只需要在前面一步步带领就好。神要祂的大家庭在忠心上往下扎根、茁壮成长,因此祂要每个「带领者」都是「跟随者」、每个「分享者」都是「信徒」、并且每个「建立门徒者」都是「门徒」,而这些也全是同时进行的。

另外,一个很容易落入其中的陷阱就是:错误的认为有某些「带领者」已经透彻理解所有的事,而我们只要找到这样的人,跟随他们就可以了;但建立门徒并不是这么一回事。

在神的国度里,所有的人只跟一位「母鸭」走,就是耶稣基督

既不是宣教士,不是牧师,也不是神学院教授。只有耶稣配得我们完全的信任,其他人都不完全,我们也都在「成长的过程中」。在人生中,你一定总会遇见一些人与耶稣特别亲近,可以让我们来跟随;也一定有人走得离耶稣远一点,需要我们去带领。但不管我们是在前面带,还是在后面跟,我们的眼目、心思、意念,都要定睛在耶稣身上。

每一个「带领者」都是「跟随者」

在圣经里,那位写成新约大多数书卷以及建立许多初期教会的保罗,他的书信中并不只是写「跟随我」,他是写「你们该效法我,像我效法基督一样」。他知道小鸭一边跟,一边带的道理;这也是每一个门徒都该知道的:在神的国度里,每一个「带领者」都必须是「跟随者」,而且我们所有人都跟随耶稣。

每一个「跟随者」都是「带领者」

在圣经里,保罗也写到「你⋯⋯听见我所教训的,也要交托那忠心能教导别人的人」。保罗知道小鸭一边跟,一边带的道理;这也是每一位门徒都该知道的:在神国度里,每一个「跟随者」都必须是「带领者」,而且我们都应该学习耶稣带领人的榜样,为别人舍命。

每一个「门徒」都是「建立门徒者」

在大使命中,耶稣说:「使万民作我(基督)的门徒」。祂是对每一个门徒说的,因为大使命是带着应许的命令。耶稣应许:「我(基督)就常与你们同在,直到世界的末了」。这个应许是耶稣赐给每一个相信祂的人。如果这个应许是给每一个信徒,那么大使命也是给每一个信徒 — 就是耶稣所有的跟随者。

每一个「门徒」都要「倍增」

如果我们遵守大诫命的话,那么我们就会不断倍增门徒,因为建立门徒过程的一部分是「凡我(基督)所吩咐你们的,都教训他们遵守」,而大使命本身就是耶稣所吩咐的其中之一个命令。因此,每一个信徒从定义上都要参与造就门徒成为建立门徒者。从建立门徒到建立属灵群体(教会)只是一小步,因为更多的命令是需要一个属灵群体去一起实行。当我们顺服神,门徒倍增就会带来教会倍增。

成为一个「值得被倍增」的「门徒」

不健康
[不忠心]
健康
[忠心 > 成熟]

耶稣说:「谁是那忠心有见识的管家,主人派他管理家里的人,按时分粮给他们呢? 主人来到,看见仆人这样行,那仆人就有福了。⋯唯有那不知道的,做了当受责打的事,必少受责打。因为多给谁,就向谁多取;多托谁,就向谁多要。」
— 路加福音 12:42-43,48

为要成全圣徒,各尽其职,建立基督的身体,直等到我们众人在真道上同归于一,认识神的儿子,得以长大成人,满有基督长成的身量。
— 以弗所书 4:12-13

耶稣说:「凡到我这里来,听见我的话去行的,我要告诉你们他像什么人。他像一个人盖房子,深深地挖地,把根基安在磐石上,到发大水的时候,水冲那房子,房子总不能摇动,因为根基立在磐石上。」
— 路加福音 6:47-48

只是你们要行道不要单单听道,自己欺哄自己。因为听道而不行道的,就像人对着镜子看自己本来的面目,看见,走后,随即忘了他的相貌如何。唯有详细察看那全备、使人自由之律法的,并且时常如此,这人既不是听了就忘,乃是实在行出来,就在他所行的事上必然得福。
— 雅各书 1:22-25

三脚平衡凳
知识顺服分享

比起「知识」和「训练」,「忠心」是更好的指标去衡量一个人是否灵命「成熟」。在建立门徒时,我们必须确保我们使用正确的指标。如果我们顺服并与人分享所听见的,我们便是「忠心」的人,反之则不是。

在现今的教会当中,有两个想法导致许多问题的产生:
• 第一个想法是:一个人是否灵命成熟,是要看他们对圣经​​认识多少;认为「正确的信仰」(RIGHT BELIEF)— 或是「 正统的信仰」(ORTHODOXY)— 才是衡量一个人信仰的好指标。
• 第二个想法是:一个人是否可以带领,是要看他们在开始事奉前有否受过「完整的训练」;认为「完备的知识」 (COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE)— 才是衡量一个人服侍资格的好指标。

第一个想法的问题出在:若是倚靠「正统的信仰」(ORTHODOXY)— 或是「正确的信仰」 (RIGHT BELIEF)来衡量,其实撒旦对圣经经文的认识比谁都更多。

圣经说:「你信神只有一位,你信的不错!鬼魔也信,却是战惊。」

要衡量一个人是否灵命成熟的重要指标,是在于「正统的信仰」(ORTHODOXY)— 也就是「正确的操练」(RIGHT PRACTICE)。我们更应该注重的是在「顺服」神与「分享」信仰上是否「忠心」,不能只根据我们所知道的来衡量一个人是否灵命成熟。

第二个想法的问题出在:若只有受过「完整训练」的人,才可以开始建立别人;那么就没有人了,因为没有人可以说自己已经完全受训。从耶稣的示范中可以看出,祂把仍在学习的门徒差遣出去,做神的国度中最重要的事工。

圣经记载:「耶稣叫齐了十二个门徒,给他们能力、权柄制伏一切的鬼,医治各样的病,又差遣他们去宣传神国的道、医治病人。」

这些人是在彼得认耶稣是弥赛亚之前就被差遣的;我们不是认为相信耶稣是信仰的第一步吗?再说,受过差遣之后,彼得还是时常犯错,被耶稣责备过好几次,之后还完全不认耶稣。其他的门徒呢?有争论谁是最大的、有问将来在神的国度会有什么地位的。他们真的还有很多要学,但耶稣已经差他们去做工,要他们把所学的分享出去。

比起「知识」,「忠心」是一个人一旦决定要跟随耶稣,就能够马上开始操练的。灵命「成熟」是需要时间的,但是否「忠心」这一点,在处于任何阶段的门徒身上都可以清楚地看出来。如果一个人没有将所学的在生命上实践行动,即使拥有「知识」也是没有价值的。「忠心」会带来灵命「成熟」,因为耶稣会更多专注于那些忠心的人,就如才干的比喻中良善又忠心的仆人。透过「顺服」神所吩咐的并与人「分享」,「忠心」就是迈向灵命「成熟」 之道。

路加福音 12:35-48

耶稣说:「凡到我这里来,听见我的话去行的,我要告诉你们他像什么人。他像一个人盖房子,深深地挖地,把根基安在磐石上,到发大水的时候,水冲那房子,房子总不能摇动,因为根基立在磐石上。」
— 路加福音 6:47-48

耶稣说:「因为多给谁,就向谁多取多托谁,就向谁多要。」
— 路加福音 12:48

只是你们要行道不要单单听道,自己欺哄自己。因为听道而不行道的,就像人对着镜子看自己本来的面目,看见,走后,随即忘了他的相貌如何。唯有详细察看那全备、使人自由之律法的,并且时常如此,这人既不是听了就忘,乃是实在行出来,就在他所行的事上必然得福。
— 雅各书 1:22-25

属灵呼吸」就是在每时每刻、每一天当中聆听顺服神。呼吸代表生命,我们吸气,呼气,就是生命。

吸气
在神的国度中,我们「吸气」就是聆听神。经由以下的途径:
神的话语 — 就是圣经
与神祷告 — 就是与神的对话
基督的身体 — 就是教会和跟随耶稣的人
神所作的工 — 就是人生的经历和事件,有时候甚至是神允许祂儿女经历的患难与逼迫

呼气
在神的国度中,我们「呼气」就是行出所听见的吩咐,也就是 顺服神。

有时候「呼气顺服意味着改变我们的思想、言语、行为,好符合耶稣的心意。有时「呼气顺服意味着分享耶稣告诉我们的事情— 祂所给予我们的,我们再给出去— 如此一来其他人也能得到祝福,如同神祝福我们一样。

对跟随耶稣的人,这真是一个好消息:当我们「吸气」 — 聆听神的话语,并当我们「呼气」 — 顺服并与人分享我们所听到的,神的声音将会越来越清晰。

三脚平衡凳
知识吸气)• 顺服呼气)• 分享呼气

作为跟随耶稣的门徒,这样不停的「吸气」和「呼气」非常重要,因为这就是我们的生命。

路加福音 6:46-49 路加福音 12:35-48

耶稣说:「医治病人,叫死人复活,叫长大麻疯的洁净,把鬼赶出去。你们白白地得来,也要白白地舍去。」
— 马太福音 10:8

耶稣的话说:「施比受更为有福。」
— 使徒行传 20:35b

耶稣说:「人在最小的事上忠心在大事上也忠心;在最小的事上不义,在大事上也不义。」
— 路加福音 16:10

神让我们看到天国经济很不一样 — 我们的奖赏不在于获得什么,而是付出什么。

白白地得来白白地舍去

当我们忠心地「顺服」神,将祂给我们的照样地与人「分享」,神应许更多加添给我们来分享给人。耶稣说过:「人在最小的事上忠心,在大事上也忠心。」

这是一条更深认识神、亲近祂的道路,使我们能够活出祂原本造我们时,希望我们拥有的丰盛生命。如此,我们就可以去做神预定要我们去做的善工。

在神国度的经济学,使别人得福就是我们的祝福。这其实是我们之前所学到的「属灵呼吸」的根基。当我们忠心地顺服神,将祂给我们的照样地分享给别人,祂将给我们更清楚且更全面的指示。这是一条带我们更深的认识神、更亲近神的道路,使我们能够活出祂原本创造我们时,希望我们拥有的丰盛生命。如此,我们就可以去做神所预定要我们去做的善工。

互相问责守望互勉
• 一边「顺服」、一边「传递」主向我们启示的。
• 一边「实践」、一边「教导」。
• 一边「操练」、一边「分享」给别人。

这意味在基督的肢体﹙教会﹚中,我们对彼此最大的爱心就是操练互相守望互勉。活出神国度的经济模式是身为耶稣门徒很重要的一部分。

• 我们「蒙神赐福」,为要「叫别人得福」。
• 我们是「跟随者」,也是「带领者」。
• 我们是「学生」,也是「老师」。

三脚平衡凳
知识吸气)• 顺服呼气)• 分享呼气

管理神给我们的领导权也是作「好管家」的一部分。在我们一进入神国的时候,就要开始操练。我们不应该等到我们「成熟」时才开始彼此服事或祝福别人;反之,正是因为我们实践行动才会在服事的过程中逐渐成熟。我们「吸气」,「聆听」神的话语;然后我们「 呼气」,「顺服」神并与人「分享」我们所听到的。

马太福音 25:14-30

耶稣说:「你们若我,就必遵守我的命令。⋯有了我的命令又遵守的,这人就是我的。爱我的必蒙我父爱他,我也要爱他,并且要向他显现。⋯人若我,就必遵守我的道,我父也必爱他,并且我们要到他那里去,与他同住。不爱我的人就不遵守我的道。」
— John 14:15-24

我们若神,又遵守他的诫命,从此就知道我们爱神的儿女。我们遵守神的诫命,这就是他了,并且他的诫命不是难守的。因为凡从神生的,就胜过世界。使我们胜了世界的,就是我们的信心。
— 约翰一书 5:2-4

爱必遵守

顺服」是爱的另一面;也就是爱的表现。顺服神并遵守祂的话不仅是我们的责任;更是对主为我们所作一切的感恩。我们可以唱尽所有的敬拜诗歌,并向所有人宣告我们对基督的爱;但如果我们在生命中各方面上并不顺服神、也没有遵守祂的话,这些诗歌和宣告都是毫无意义,甚至是假冒为善的。我们的感觉并不能代表我们的爱;我们的说话也不能代表我们的爱。只有我们的动机,我们的行为,我们的顺服才能代表我们对基督的爱。

立时的革命性的付代价的服从的

门徒训练」的意思就是跟随基督。每一个门徒都必须不断成长迈向成熟,但应该重视的是成圣的过程,而不是结果。成圣的终点就是要像基督的样式得以完全;这是一生之久直至我们面对面在荣耀中与主相见为止才达到完全成圣。在这过程中,我们需要在这几方面上每天成长:立时的、革命性的、付代价的、服从的。在这过程中,我们亦需要越来越忠心将我们所学的与人分享;不仅是头脑上的知识,更是生活的应用。在这过程中,我们更需要实践,借着理解和应用经文、与神祷告、肢体生活、患难逼迫,学习神的属性、神的本质和神的旨意。这个过程意味着无论我们往哪里去,天天都要跟随基督,并且感染祝福别人。

约翰福音 14:15-24

每一位新门徒必须学习至少从以下几个途径属灵喂养自己:
「神的话语」、「与神祷告」、「肢体生活」、「与人分享」、「患难逼迫」

“得到喂养”就是指当我们要成为“值得被倍增”的门徒时,我们生命中必需要有的生活方式。我们必须成为「生产者」而非「消费者」。

神透过以下五种主要的方式去帮助我们灵命成长:

神的话语:每一位门徒必须受装备学习、明白圣经的话语,并且行出圣经的话语来。神说话启示祂忠心的仆人,跨越几千年,这些不同的作者写下所听到的,将他们所领受的分享出去。圣经教导我们神的救恩故事,祂的计划、祂的心意和祂的道路。如果有人不擅长阅读,那么他们就必须用口述的方式学习,例如:可以从聆听版圣经开始。以下这三个工具可以互相配搭,从而帮助建立门徒能够掌握理解和应用圣经的能力。如果你还没用过或不知道,就赶快来看看吧!
「S.O.A.P.S. 肥皂读经法」•「三分三小组」•「守望互勉小组」

与神祷告:祷告对我们和神的关系至关重要。祷告是向神说话,也是听神说话。祷告帮助我们更深认识神,可以了解祂的心意、祂的旨意和祂的道路。祷告也帮助我们服事、教导别人,并对他们做见证。以下这两个工具可以帮助门徒建立祷告生活,并且学习用祷告来服事别人。这两样工具都是在帮我们养成凡事祷告的习惯,并学习总是从属灵的角度看世界,而不仅以肉眼所见为凭,帮助我们更了解可以如何祷告。
「祷告轮」•「步行祷告」

肢体生活:神设立了祂的身体 ── 教会,所以我们需要彼此。每个人都有不同的优点,也有各自的缺点。我们应该要彼此顺服,也要互相服事。一个门徒的生命不只是个人与神的连结,还有与彼此的连结。因着基督,我们彼此连结在信徒团契里面,是同一个身子上的肢体。以下的工具帮助我们在爱中彼此激发爱心,勉励行善,同时也要互相问责守望互勉,顺服并分享神所吩咐的一切事。
「三分三小组」•「守望互勉小组」•「朋辈切磋机制」

与人分享:借着分享让我们对所知道的更多了解,使头脑的知识进入心中,并身体力行。天国经济与地上经济,分别在神国度的经济学是建基于分享付出一个人所拥有的。当我们忠于与他人分享我们已经知道的关于神的知识时,神就会向我们更多地展现自己。他为那些忠于与他人分享他们已经了解的知识的人提供了更多的见识和启示。当我们服从他已经对我们说过的话,他对我们说的更加清晰。当忠心地与人分享我们对神的认识,祂会给我们更多的显现。当忠心地与人分享我们所知道的,神也会给我们更多的洞见和启示。当我们顺服神所吩咐的,祂亦会对我们更清楚地说话。
「我的故事」•「神的故事」

患难逼迫:神能在许多方面使用患难和逼迫来使我们得益处。神使用这些来熬炼我们,塑造我们的品格,让我们更像耶稣;祂以此坚固并炼净我们的信心,使我们能将心比心,服事那些遭受各样患难的人;而当我们乐意牺牲,甘心为祂的名受苦时,祂的名也会因此得着荣耀。神已经清楚明白地告诉我们,如果我们定意在这个世界上为祂而活,遭受逼迫是必然的。如果门徒被教导他们将会为神国度的缘故而经历患难逼迫,他们在实际面对这些景况时,就比较不会感到过于困惑、苦毒、生气、怨恨、灰心或丧气。我们必须在人刚开始跟随耶稣时就预备他们的心,使他们能坚定的面对患难,信靠神是信实的造物主,不会出差错。为神的国度而受苦,是为了熬炼我们的信心,以及准备我们在永恒里与基督一同永远得胜。
「三分三小组」•「守望互勉小组」

耶稣说:「我是从天上降下来生命的粮;人若吃这粮,就必永远活着。我所要赐的粮就是我的肉,为世人之生命所赐的。⋯ 我实实在在的告诉你们,你们若不吃人子的肉,不喝人子的血,就没有生命在你们里面。吃我肉、喝我血的人就有永生,在末日我要叫他复活。我的肉真是可吃的,我的血真是可喝的。吃我肉、喝我血的人常在我里面,我也常在他里面。永活的父怎样差我来,我又因父活着;照样,吃我肉的人也要因我活着。这就是从天上降下来的粮。吃这粮的人就永远活着,不像你们的祖宗吃过吗哪还是死了。 ⋯ 叫人活着的乃是灵,肉体是无益的。我对你们所说的话就是灵,就是生命。」
— 约翰福音 6:51, 53-58, 63

耶稣却回答说:「经上记着说:『人活着,不是单靠食物,乃是靠神口里所出的一切话。』」
— 马太福音 4:4

神的道是活泼的,是有功效的,比一切两刃的剑更快,甚至魂与灵,骨节与骨髓,都能刺入、剖开,连心中的思念和主意都能辨明。
— 希伯来书 4:12

作为耶稣的跟随者,我们应该要每天读圣经。

S.O.A.P.S. 肥皂读经法」是个简单的读经指引,能帮助我们更加了解、有能力遵守并分享神的命令。每星期读至少 25-30 章的圣经,并且每天用 S.O.A.P.S. 写读经日记。

阅读圣经 SCRIPTURE:把当天对你特别有利的一两节经文写下来。
观察思考 OBSERVATION:再用你自己的话重新写下这些经文或经文的重点,来帮你更了解其中的意思。
生活应用 APPLICATION:思考一下要在你的生活中遵守这些命令是什么意思?
祷告祈求 PRAYER:把你的祷告写下来,告诉神你所学到的,以及你打算如何遵行。
分享心得 SHARING:求神让你知道该跟谁分享从圣经中你所学到的,以及你的应用。

约翰福音 6:51-63

耶稣说:「所以,你们祷告要这样说:『我们在天上的父:愿人都尊祢的名为圣。愿祢的国降临;愿祢的旨意行在地上,如同行在天上。我们日用的饮食,今日赐给我们。免我们的债,如同我们免了人的债。不叫我们遇见试探;救我们脱离凶恶。因为国度、权柄、荣耀,全是祢的,直到永远。阿们!』」
— 马太福音 6:9-13

祷告手」是一个简单的祷告指引,从耶稣的祷告用手来学习如何向神说话。

• 手掌 = 与神的关系:手掌是整个手指头的中心,单独与神相处的时间,是我们与祂之间建立个人关系的基础。 (v9a)
• 大拇指 = 敬拜:大拇指提醒我们,在向神有任何祈求之前,必须要先来敬拜祂。 (v9b)
• 食指 = 降服:接着我们降服于神,把我们的生命、计划、家庭、财务、工作、未来、一切的事都交托给神。 (v10)
• 中指 = 祈求:之后求神供应我们的需用。 (v11)
• 无名指 = 饶恕:现在求神饶恕我们的罪,我们也要饶恕别人。 (v12)
• 小指头 = 保护:然后求神保护我们。 (v13a)
• 大拇指 (再一次) = 敬拜:结束时要跟开始时一样 — 我们再来敬拜全能的神 — (v13b)

祷告轮」是一个简单的工具去操练祷告,你们可以自己使用,或者与其他门徒分享一起使用。只要 12 个简单的步骤,每个步骤花 5 分钟 — 就能夠把圣经教导的 12 种祷告方式顺着「祷告轮」走一圈。在完成的时候,你们就正好祷告了一个小时。

赞美:以赞美主来开始你们的祷告时间,脑海中想到什么赞美神的话,就用那些来赞美祂。想想在上个星期内,神在你们生命中所做的哪件事应当赞美祂;或者赞美祂向你们家人所赐的厚恩。
等候:花点时间安静下来等候神,沉淀一下思绪。
认罪:求圣灵光照,看看在生活上有没有任何不讨神喜悦的事,不正确的态度,也求祂指出你们还有什么没认的罪,就向神认罪求主赦免洁净。
读经:花点时间阅读圣经中的诗篇、先知书,以及新约里面有关祷告的经文。
恳求:为自己向神恳求。
代求:为别人向神代求。
祷读:以神的话语来做回应祷告;如圣经中的祷文,特别在诗篇里有许多祷告,都非常适合。
感恩:为自己生活上、家人、教会事工所蒙的恩向神献上感谢。
唱诗:唱一首诗歌或圣诗去敬拜赞美神。
默想:静默祷告并求神对你们说话。准备好纸笔,把祂所给的感受写下来。
聆听:再花点时间整理所阅读的、所祷告的、所唱的歌,看神如何融合这一切对你们说话。
赞美:为这段与神亲近共处的美好时光赞美祂,也为祂当得的荣耀赞美祂。

马太福音 6:5-15

这样看来,我们各人必要将自己的事在神面前说明。
— 罗马书 14:12

所以,你们该彼此劝慰,互相建立,正如你们素常所行的。
— 帖撒罗尼迦前书 5:11

也要坚守我们所承认的指望,不至摇动,因为那应许我们的是信实的。又要彼此相顾,激发爱心,勉励行善。你们不可停止聚会,好像那些停止惯了的人,倒要彼此劝勉,既知道那日子临近,就更当如此。
— 希伯来书 10:23-25

C.H.A.T. 守望互勉小组」是由两到三位同性别的成员组成的,男女分开。小组每星期聚会一次,用问题讨论的方式,彼此帮补找出哪些方面做得好,哪些方面需要调整。如果他们无法面对面聚会,也可使用电话或视讯来进行。每位「守望互勉小组」的组员都要切记,小组里所有的分享,一定要保密,不可外传。

检查进度 CHECK YOUR PROGRESS:我们透过互相分享挣扎彼此守望互相勉励。开始时逐一讨论「守望互勉问题」(45-60 分钟)。
聆听话语 HEAR THE WORD:我们透过阅读上下文并和其他人一起阅读圣经帮助你在属灵上逐渐成长。讨论主透过每星期经文给你留下的印象。你的小组应该每星期阅读 25-30 章。有许多人发现大声朗读是非常有帮助的。如果有人在指定的一个星期内没有完成应读的,整个小组在下个星期继续完成相同的功课。
实践行动 ACT ON IT:每天我们透过去爱人实践应用圣经的真理。活出主在阅读经文时给你留下的印象,实践应用于你的生活中,并将真理分享给其他人(5-10 分钟)。
告诉別人 TELL OTHERS:我们为那些需要神的人祷告,并在有机会时与他们接触。结束时祷告:互相为彼此祷告。部分时间应该为整个星期小组一直祷告的对象祷告(如:未得救的朋友、家人和相识的人)(5-10 分钟)。我们透过祷告和顺服来承认神。在你祷告的时候,不要忘记赞美和感谢主祂的属性,祂透过你在你的小组和你的身上所作的。要记住,你对主的顺服(「实践行动」)本身就是一种敬拜!(5 分钟)。

1. 谈谈上个星期的读经心得,如何影响了你的思考及生活方式?
2. 你跟人分享过这些心得吗?对方有什么反应?
3. 你看到神的作为了吗?
4. 在上个星期内,你的言行举止是否为耶稣基督的大能做出好见证?
5. 你是否翻阅过任何色情刊物(包括网路),或者放任你的思绪沉浸于不当的性思想上?
6. 你在金钱的使用上,有没有认定神才是那位拥有者?
7. 你是否贪恋任何东西?
8. 你是否在言语上破坏了别人的名誉,或者伤到别人?
9. 你是否有言语不实,行为浮夸的表现?
10. 你是否放任生活作息(如:懒惰、没节制)?
11. 你是否在一些事上成瘾(如:成为衣服、朋友、工作或钱财的奴隶)?
12. 你是否无法原谅别人?
13. 你在担心什么,或者对什么感到焦虑?
14. 你是否经常埋怨或发牢骚?
15. 你是否常有感恩的心?
16. 你是否在家人朋友之间的人际关系中,敬重、理解、并且善待別人?
17. 你正在面对什么思想、言语或者行为上的诱惑吗?怎么对应?
18. 你是否把握机会服事或祝福別人?特别是主内的弟兄姐妹?
19. 你是否看到神在你祷告上的回应?
20. 你是否读完上个星期应读的经文?
21. 一起为以上所分享的事项做结束祷告。

1. 祷告求神使我们学习像耶稣。
2. 你最近好不好?你的祷告生活过得如何?
3. 你有什么方面需要向神认罪的吗?(如:人际来往、男女关系、用钱花费、骄傲自恃、做人处事、顺服权柄等)
4. 上次神提醒你的事是否遵行了?请具体分享。
5. 在上个星期内,你是否为你「百人名单」上未信主的亲友祷告?是否曾有机会跟他们分享?请具体分享。
6. 在上个星期内,新学的圣经经文背了吗?请背出来。
7. 在上个星期内,你至少读圣经 25 章吗?
8. 从这些圣经经文中,神对你说了什么?
9. 你对这些阅读心得,确实做出什么回应?
10. 在上个星期内,你是否参加了「三分三小组」聚会?情况如何?
11. 在上个星期内,你是否给人做过示范或辅助别人开始一个新的「三分小三组」?请分享过程。
12. 问组员他们在你身上是否看到任何阻扰跟随基督的行事表现?
13. 在上个星期内,你是否有机会分享福音?请分享过程。
14. 用一至三分钟练习「我的故事」与「神的故事」。
15. 你可以邀请谁来参加下个星期的小组聚会?如果小组有四个或超过四个人,就扩充为第二个小组。
16. 一起为以上所分享的事项做结束祷告。

信主前
[两分钟]

  • 你的生命在相信耶稣之前是如何的。

经历主
[两分钟]

  • 你如何经历耶稣或你为何选择跟随耶稣。

信主后
[两分钟]

  • 你的生命在相信耶稣之后有何改变。

耶稣上船的时候,那从前被鬼附着的人恳求和耶稣同在。耶稣不许,却对他说:「你回家去,到你的亲属那里,将主为你所做的是何等大的事,是怎样怜悯你,都告诉他们。」那人就走了,在低加波利传扬耶稣为他做了何等大的事,众人就都希奇。
— 马可福音 5:18-20

耶稣对他们说:「你们就是这些事的见证。」
— 路加福音 24:48

作为耶稣的跟随者,也是耶稣的见证人,要向别人见证耶稣如何改变了我们的生命。

我的故事」— 每一个人怎样认识神,跟神之间的关系如何,这些故事就是你的见证。而每一个人都有自己的故事。分享你的见证就是最好的练习机会。要使你们的见证有力,不用很长,也不用讲太多细节;因为把你们的见证限制在 6 分钟左右,会让对方有时间问问题,也有更深入交谈的机会。如果担心不知怎么开始,那就保持越简单越好 — 就只简单陈述你为什么要来跟从耶稣!神会使用你我的生命故事来改变他人生命;只是要记得 — 你就是那个讲自己的故事最适合的人。

马可福音 5:1-20 约翰福音 4:4-42 约翰福音 9:1-41

耶稣对他们说:「但圣灵降临在你们身上,你们就必得着能力,并要在耶路撒冷、犹太全地,和撒玛利亚,直到地极,作我的见证。」
— 使徒行传 1:8

神的故事
耶稣非常相信祂的跟随者并祂信任他们宣讲祂的故事。然后祂就差派他们到世界各地去传。现在此刻,祂正差派我们出去。没有一个所谓最好的方式来传「神的故事」— 福音,因为最好的方式将视乎于你与谁分享。每个门徒都应该学会以一种忠于神话语的方式去传神的故事并去触动分享的对象。

弟兄们,我如今把先前所传给你们的福音告诉你们知道;这福音你们也领受了,又靠着站立得住,并且你们若不是徒然相信,能以持守我所传给你们的,就必因这福音得救。我当日所领受又传给你们的:第一,就是基督照圣经所说,为我们的罪死了,而且埋葬了;又照圣经所说,第三天复活了,并且显给矶法看,然后显给十二使徒看;后来一时显给五百多弟兄看,其中一大半到如今还在,却也有已经睡了的。以后显给雅各看,再显给众使徒看,末了也显给我看;我如同未到产期而生的人一般。
— 歌林多前书 15:1-8

三圈 布道法

神的设计:在我们周遭都我们可以看到美丽的设计,设计的目的和设计的证据。圣经告诉我们起初神创造的世界原本就是完美的 — 世上一切和每个人都和睦相处。神创造每一个人都有一个目的 — 就是要敬拜祂并与祂同行。

神看着一切所造的都甚好。有晚上,有早晨,是第六日。
— 创世记 1:31
诸天述说神的荣耀;穹苍传扬他的手段。
— 诗篇 19:1

:当我们无视神和在我们生命中神原本的设计时,就不能活出真正的生命。我们的自我中心坚持用自己的方式去生活。圣经称之为罪。我们都犯了罪并歪曲了神原本的设计。我们犯罪的后果就是与神分隔 — 在今生和永恒中。

因为世人都犯了罪,亏缺了神的荣耀
— 罗马书 3:23
因为罪的工价乃是死
— 罗马书 6:23a

破碎:罪会导致一切都破碎。我们从我们周遭中和我们自己的生命中也可以看到。当我们意识到不能活出生命的意义时,我们就开始四处寻找出路。我们都会走向许多的方向,尝试不同的事物,用自己方法去解决问题。破碎会导致人去意识到需要更大的东西。

他们将神的真实变为虚谎,去敬拜事奉受造之物,不敬奉那造物的主
— 罗马书 1:25a
有一条路,人以为正,至终成为死亡之路。
— 箴言 14:12

福音:这一刻我们需要一个挽救的方法 — 有个好消息。因为神的爱,神并没有把我们留在我们的破碎之中。耶稣,神道成肉身,在我们中间并按照神的设计去活出真正的生命。耶稣来是为了拯救我们 — 为我们成就了我们不能为自己成就的事。祂在十字架上担当了我们的罪和羞辱,代替我们付了罪的工价而死。不但如此,耶稣从死里复活 — 为我们预备了拯救并与神和好的唯一道路。

神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们
— 约翰福音 3:16a
又涂抹了在律例上所写攻击我们,有碍于我们的字据,把他撤去,钉在十字架上。
— 歌罗西书 2:14

悔改 & 相信:只是听到这个好消息是不足够的。我们必须承认我们是破碎有罪的并且不再信靠自己。我们没有能力可以自己逃离这破碎。我们需要被拯救。我们必须要求神赦免我们 — 从罪转向神并且只有信靠耶稣。这就是悔改和相信的意思。相信 — 我们透过耶稣接受新的生命并神将我们的生命转向新的方向。

「你们当悔改,信福音!」
— 马可福音 1:15b
你们得救是本乎恩,也因着信;这并不是出于自己,乃是神所赐的;也不是出于行为,免得有人自夸。
— 以弗所书 2:8-9
你若口里认耶稣为主,心里信神叫他从死里复活,就必得救。
— 罗马书 10:9

和好 & 追求:当神恢复与我们和好的关系时,我们开始会发现在这个破碎世界中的意义和目的。现在就可以在我们生命中的所有层面上竭力追求神的设计。即使我们跌倒,我们也明白神拯救的道路 — 这就是同一个耶稣的好消息。神的灵使我们能够追求祂的设计并应许我们在今生和永生中祂常与我们同在。

因为你们立志行事都是神在你们心里运行,为要成就他的美意。
— 腓立比书 2:13
我们原是他的工作,在基督耶稣里造成的,为要叫我们行善,就是神所预备叫我们行的。
— 以弗所书 2:10

我应该做什么:既然你已经听到这个好消息,神希望你回应祂。你现在就可以凭信心祷告接受基督。祷告是与神对话。将你的心与神的心直接倾谈。现在就可以作出以下的祷告让基督赦免你并且按照祂的应许进入你的生命之中。

主耶稣,对不起,我需要祢。请祢赦免我所有的过错。请祢进入我的生命,并且从今以后带领我。我尽我所能诚心祷告。奉耶稣的名。阿们。

你若口里认耶稣为主,心里信神叫他从死里复活,就必得救。
— 罗马书 10:9
因为「凡求告主名的,就必得救。」
— 罗马书 10:13

下一步是什么:当我们开始新的旅程时,圣经告诉我们如何追求神。祂已经有一个健康关系的设计。
读经:圣经是所神默示的话让你知道如何追求祂。(腓立比书 4:6-7)
祷告:神希望你与祂对话倾谈你的一切重要事物。(彼得前书 2:2)
教会:教会是神的家去帮助你学习天天与祂同行。(约翰福音 13:34-35)
分享:既然你已经历过这个好消息,分享给他人。(罗马书 10:14-17)

但记这些事要叫你们信耶稣是基督,是神的儿子,并且叫你们信了他,就可以因他的名得生命。
— 约翰福音 20:31
「你们要先求他的国和他的义,这些东西都要加给你们了。」
— 马太福音 6:33
你们既然接受了主基督耶稣,就当遵他而行
— 歌罗西书 2:6

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For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in His flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in Himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which He put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
— Ephesians 2:14-18

We need to equip every disciple to view the world through two sets of lenses.

TWO FOCAL LENSES:
• 1st Lens: ONGOING RELATIONSHIPS (LIST OF 100) — people with whom we interact on a regular basis — family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and classmates.
• 2nd Lens: WORLD BEYOND (PERSON OF PEACE) — people with whom we don’t interact on a regular basis — every tribe, tongue, people and nation.

Every time when we contact with someone, if they are pointed away from Him, help them to turn towards Christ. But if they are pointed toward Christ, help them to increase their faithfulness, increase their passion for Christ, increase the magnitude of their love for Him. This is a good guide how we can be relating to any person that’s in our network of relationships and beyond.

关注名单

例. 名字 ☐信徒 ☐ 非信徒 不清楚
 
1. ☐ 信徒 ☐ 非信徒 ☐ 不清楚
2. ☐ 信徒 ☐ 非信徒 ☐ 不清楚
3. ☐ 信徒 ☐ 非信徒 ☐ 不清楚
4. ☐ 信徒 ☐ 非信徒 ☐ 不清楚
5. ☐ 信徒 ☐ 非信徒 ☐ 不清楚

耶稣说:「我不但为这些人祈求,也为那些因他们的话信我的人祈求 」
— 约翰福音 17:20

耶稣顺着加利利的海边走,看见西门和西门的兄弟安得烈在海里撒网;他们本是打鱼的。耶稣对他们说:「来跟从我,我要叫你们得人如得鱼一样。」他们就立刻舍了网,跟从了他。耶稣稍往前走,又见西庇太的儿子雅各和雅各的兄弟约翰在船上补网。耶稣随即招呼他们,他们就把父亲西庇太和雇工人留在船上,跟从耶稣去了。
— 马可福音 1:16-20

百人名单」是一个简单的工具用来协助你在自己的人际关系上多尽责任。神已经为我们在生命中安排了一些跟我们有关系的人,让我们可以做到「去,使人做主的门徒」,这些人就是我们的家人、朋友、邻居、同事以及同学,也就是那些我们熟识的人,还有我们刚认识的人。用心关注这些人,就是使门徒倍增最好的开始, 让我们从建立名单做起,展开这简单的第一步。

编写名单 — 写下需要听到福音的一百个人(家人,朋友,邻居,同事和同学)的名字。每个星期为五个人祷告,并邀请他们于寻求神的过程中踏出下一步。在「百人名单」上的人,必须是你们能够联系,而且你们之间仍然有来往,或者很熟识的人。

面对非信徒或不清楚背景的人,可以分享「我的故事」/「神的故事」或 邀请他们参加一个守望互勉小组或三分三组。如果你发现他们已经是基督徒或他们刚成为基督徒,可以挑战他们开始一个三分三组并提出愿意栽培他们。

面对信徒,可以挑战他们开始一个三分三组并提出愿意栽培他们。同时亦鼓励他们开始一个守望互勉小组。让他们也填写自己的「百人名单」并关注名单上的人。

Person of Peace

Luke 10:
v4 – does not waste time
v5 – opens his door to you
v6 – receives your blessing and shows interest
v7 – opens his house to you / hospitable
v7 – offers to sustain you in some way

Matthew 10:
v13 – he is worthy
v13 – has influence in his home
v14 – receives you
v14 – hears your words

The Sent One

Luke 10:
v2 – prays for laborers
v3 – goes with danger all around
v4 – leaves behind bags
v5 – gives greeting
v6 – if favorable response, give blessing
v7 – fellowship with them
v9 – ask God for healing where needed
v9 – minister to them
v9 – proclaim the words of the Kingdom
v10 – if no response, announce protest, then leave

Matthew 10:
v5-6 – goes where God sends
v11 – inquire / search / identify
v11 – spend time with the candidate
v12 – give greeting
v13 – gives blessing
v14 – proclaim words of the Kingdom
v14 – if you are not received then leave

SUMMARY:
1. Pray for laborers.
2. Go where God sends you.
3. Enter a place or area proclaiming the Kingdom.
4. Do not waste time.
5. Inquire with discernment.
6. Visit the Person of Peace candidate & engage him and family if possible.
7. Give greetings & ask spiritual interest questions.
8. If there is a favorable response, give blessing & ask evangelistic questions.
9. Spend time with the candidate and their family.
10. Fellowship with them and discern. Proclaim Kingdom Words and the Gospel.
11. Minister to them.
12. Always be bold and truthful.
13. If there is no response, announce protest, and then leave.

FILTERS FOR THE PERSON OF PEACE:
1. Welcoming.
2. Hungry for Spiritual Things.
3. Opens their family / group / community to spiritual things.

PRACTICAL FILTERS:
1. They are open when you make spiritual statements.
2. They respond with spiritual statements.
3. They ask questions of you (not just tell you their opinion but want to know yours).
4. They respond to your invitation to open their “oikos” (Greek word for “household”) to directly learn from God’s Word.

路加福音 10:1-12 马太福音 10:5-16

劝你,第一要为万人恳求,祷告,代求,祝谢;为君王和一切在位的,也该如此,使我们可以敬虔,端正,平安无事的度日这是好的,在神我们救主面前可蒙悦纳。他愿意万人得救,明白真道。
— 提摩太前书2:1-4

步行祷告
是一种简单的祷告方式,学习顺服神要我们为他人祷告的命令。按字面就知道 — 是「一面走路,一面祷告」的意思。不是指平常我们闭上眼睛、低头祷告,而是要张开眼睛来看我们身边的需要,然后受感动谦卑地求神来做工,改变情况。可以两三个人为一小组,来做行走祷告;也可以各自分开来,边走边祷告。如果是以小组进行,可以每个人试着开口大声祷告,就像跟神对话,把所见所闻所感受的告诉祂。如果是各自分开走,就边看边默祷,偶然在路上遇到合适的人,也可以邀请他一起祷告。

步行祷告时,知道如何祷告的方法:
观察:你看到什么?
考察:你了解多少?
感动:圣灵可能会感动你或把一个想法带进你的心思意念。
经文:圣灵可能会把一节经文放在你的心里。

步行祷告时,寻找可以祷告的地方:
政府机关:法院、立法机构、执法机构。
祷告求神保守这些机构,政府首长有由神而来的智慧行使公义。
商务贸易:金融中心、购物中心。
祷告求神让他们有合神心意的投资,以及良好的资源管理祷告,为经济正义与机会祷告,并求神祝福那些把人放在利益之前、恩待别人的人。
教育单位:学校、行政机构、职业训练中心、社区大学、大学院校。
祷告求神让合神心意的师长教的合乎神的真理,同时保护学生的心思意念不被谎言歪理迷惑。也求神让这些地方教育出有智慧的公民,谦恭又能干。
传播媒体:广播电台、电视台、报社。
祷告求神的救恩及信徒的见证,能在各城市以及全世界广传,福音讯息也经由属神的媒体传送给世上万民,各地都因此看到神手所做的工。
属灵场所:教堂、清真寺、庙宇。
祷告求神让每一位寻求精神慰藉的人,都能在耶稣里找到平安与安慰,而不是受迷惑被假宗教误导。

步行祷告时,为遇到的人祷告的方法 —「B.L.E.S.S. 祝福祷告」:
身体方面 BODY:健康状况 — 保守、力量、医治。
事业方面 LABOR:工作状况 — 财务、保障、指引。
情感方面 EMOTIONAL:情绪状况 — 喜乐、和平、安慰。
社交方面 SOCIAL:人际关系 — 忍耐、恩慈、爱心。
属灵方面 SPIRITUAL:救恩需要 — 信心、盼望、恩典。

步行祷告时,专注可以祷告的主题:
• 关于基督:宣告耶稣是神和人中间的一位中保并且是所有人的救赎。宣称耶稣为这社区和你所看见的生命之主。
• 关于领导者:为一切在位的人而祷告 — 为教师,警察,行政人员和家长而祷告。
• 关于和平:为神子民的敬虔和圣洁而哭求,以致有实质和平的增加。为建立新教会而祷告。
• 关于真理:公开宣告神只有一位是铁一般的事实。为人的心眼不再被撒但所蒙蔽而祷告,以致他们能够明白真理。
• 关于福音:为神的心愿意万人得救而赞美祂。求天国将今年指定为一个 “合适的时间” 重新赐给简单的力量去见证基督。为特定的人而提名祷告。
• 关于神的祝福:为所有人代祷而献上感恩。为神所当得的因祂的良善赐给你经过的每个家而献上感恩。求神带来持久的属灵醒觉。
• 关于教会: 求在人际关系中得到医治,并在神的子民中间没有愤怒或分歧。求神使祂的子民不论男女都以生命闪亮和圣洁生活作为敬拜。求我们的敬拜以圣徒在社区中行善的力量作为装饰。

When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.” At that, Paul left the Council. Some of the people became followers of Paul and believed.
— Acts 17:32-34

If we get out into the harvest and share the gospel abundantly, some will reject the message, some will be curious to learn more and some will repent and believe — Jesus said that the harvest was plentiful after all.

STOPLIGHT — a helpful way to think about the four responses is to think about a stop light with its red, yellow and green lights. As you begin to share the gospel regularly with friends, family and strangers, there are several predictable responses you will receive to your efforts. While it is helpful to understand the four main responses to a gospel presentation, what is more helpful is to know how we can respond to those responses.

SEEKING PERSON OF PEACE



GUIDELINES
• Two by two.
• Pray for workers.
• Do not take anything.
• Give greetings and blessing of peace.
• Eat and drink whatever they provide.
• Do not move from house to house.
• Pray for healing.
• Proclaim the words.


BLESSING
Knock on neighbor’s door and offer a blessing of peace prayer.

QUESTIONS:
NEIGHBOR — Hey there, we are here to get to know our neighbors today by blessing and praying for people. How can I pray for you today?

RED LIGHT:
• That’s awesome that you are doing so good and don’t need any of God’s help.
• Do you know anyone nearby who needs prayer?

YELLOW LIGHT:
MIRACLE — If God could do a miracle on you or your life today, what would that be?
PEACE — Is there one thing that God could bring more peace to you, your life, your family or your house?
HEALING — Is there anything that you need healing from God?

GREEN LIGHT:
Ask a few specific questions about their prayer requests and pray for them immediately.


THEIR STORY
Ask the person you are talking with to share about their spiritual journey.

QUESTIONS:
• Tell me are you far or near to God? Why do you feel that way?
• Tell me your spiritual background?
• Tell me your Jesus’ story? How did you get saved?
• Is there a moment in time you started your relationship with Jesus?


MY STORY
Share ‘My Story’ shaped your testimony around their experience.

QUESTIONS:
• Would you like to experience the same love / joy / peace of Jesus?


GOD'S STORY
Share ‘God’s Story’ in a way that connects with their world-view, values and priorities.

QUESTIONS:
• How about I show you anyway?
• Do you have a pen and paper that I can draw a simple diagram?
• Would it be okay if I draw this in your home?
• Would you like to accept Jesus today?


FOLLOW-UP
Ask for the next step and setup follow up meeting to share ‘Story of Hope’.

QUESTIONS:
• When can we come back and share more to you?
• Would you like us to come back and share more to learn about Jesus?
• Would you like to be trained and do the Great Commission to make disciples?

FOUR RESPONSES to the gospel:
RED LIGHT is when the person you are trying to connect with simply says no. They may say it with a door closed in your face. They may yell at you. Most often they politely let you know that they aren’t interested in where the conversation is going. Of the hundreds of doors I have knocked on to offer prayer and look for opportunities to share the gospel, I have never been yelled at, never been beaten up and, as of yet, I’ve never been stabbed. Most red lights have been pretty gentle. They have been red, but they have been civil.
YELLOW LIGHT is when you begin to share with someone who is interested. Something you’ve said or done has struck a chord. They recognize some need they have but they just aren’t sure or they’re just not ready to jump into giving Jesus lordship over their lives. They often welcome prayer and are encouraged by scripture and if you ask, they’ll be more than willing to have you stop back by again. They haven’t said yes to Jesus, but they haven’t said no either.
GREEN LIGHT is when God leads you to someone who He has prepared to hear the gospel. In John 6:44, Jesus tells his disciples that no one comes to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. This person has been drawn by God to Jesus and when you share the gospel with them, they say yes.
CHRISTIAN is the final person you’ll run into as you share the gospel. They are already a Christian and are trusting in Jesus for their salvation.

FOUR WAYS we can respond:
RED LIGHT: So the person you are talking with makes it known that they really aren’t interested in hearing about the good news of Jesus. They shut the conversation down. They close the door. Move on. Say a prayer of blessing as you leave, and move on. The God prepared person is out there and so we keep moving, keep proclaiming, keep offering prayers, keep searching for the person who God is calling to Jesus. If this is a person from your relational network (family, friend, neighbor or co-worker), then you begin to pray every day for them and you wait for the Holy Spirit to move. As much as you might want to “shake the dust from your shoes”, God has placed you in their lives for a reason and your only response can be patient, persevering love and prayer.
YELLOW LIGHT: Most of the people you interact with will most likely exhibit yellow light responses. They won’t say no. They have some interest – perhaps in the message, perhaps just in you. And so if you’ve ministered to someone in prayer and in sharing the gospel, ask if you can stop back by their house in a week to visit some more. You may ask them if they would be willing to get their friends and family together to discover what the Bible has to say about living a life of purpose, peace and joy. I rarely ask anyone to come to church. Most won’t. But many are open to studying the Bible in their own homes. Start a discovery Bible study using a series of stories that leads them from Creation to Christ or perhaps helps them discover Jesus in the scriptures. Most of our new far from God friends have not rejected Jesus. They’ve rejected an idea they have created in their minds about what a Christian is. Most of us would reject that idea too! By taking them to the stories of Jesus we allow them to discover Jesus for themselves. Discovery Bible Study allows you to do this and is a great way to respond to our yellow light friends.
GREEN LIGHT: Sometimes we’ll begin sharing and discover that the person is immediately ready to put their faith in Jesus. It’s as if they’ve been waiting for someone to share with them! If you have the privilege and joy to be used by God to help someone step into a new life in Christ your job is to immediately begin to train them to be a disciple of Jesus. First train them how to share with their friends and family. Then set a regular time to begin to walk with them through a short term discipleship plan. If they are ready and you have freedom, baptize them immediately like we see in scripture. It is your job to help them become a disciple who has the tools to grow into maturity and to help others do the same.
CHRISTIAN: When you find yourself sharing with someone who is a Christian, take them to Matthew 28:18-20 to cast vision for disciple making and then invite them into the harvest. First train them how to share with their friends and family. Then set a regular time to begin to walk with them through a short term discipleship plan so that they will be able to walk those they lead to faith through the same plan.

回望
[三分之一的时间]

  • 关怀
    :你有什么感恩可以分享?
    :你有什么挣扎可以分享?
  • 问责
    分享你实践行动的经历:
    — 遵守 • 教导 • 分享
  • 使命
    大诫命 — 太 22:37-40
    大使命 — 太 28:18-20 • 徒 1:8
问责

仰望
[三分之一的时间]

  • 祷告
    简要地祷告并求神教导你。
  • 读经
    阅读这段经文并用你自己的话敍述。
  • 讨论
    喜欢:这段经文你最喜欢哪一节?
    难明:这段经文你不明白哪一节?
    :这段经文如何教导关于「人」?
    :这段经文如何教导关于「神」?
知识

前望
[三分之一的时间]

  • 行动
    遵守:你要如何遵守这段经文?
    教导:你要与谁教导这段经文?
    分享:你要与谁分享
    — 「我的故事」或「神的故事」?
  • 练习
    练习你所立志的行动。
  • 代祷
    互相为对方代求祷告。
顺服

简单的流程 • 圣经是教材 • 圣灵是教师 • 顺服是首要 • 倍增的果效

一个简约的聚会模式 —「三分三组」— 将聚会时间分成三个部分,让我们可以实践遵守耶稣所吩咐的命令。

耶稣说:「因为无论在那里,有两三个人奉我的名聚会,那里就有我在他们中间。」
— 马太福音 3:16-17

圣经都是神所默示的,于教训督责使人归正教导人学义都是有益的,叫属神的人得以完全,预备行各样的善事。
— 提摩太后书 3:16-17

回望问责 — 预备行
仰望知识 — 教训 & 督责
前望顺服 — 使人归正 & 教导人

希望系列 — 适合慕道朋友。
1. 犯罪者的希望 — 路加福音 18:9-14
2. 穷乏者的希望 — 路加福音 12:13-34
3. 离家者的希望 — 路加福音 15:11-32
4. 失丧者的希望 — 路加福音 19:1-10
5. 哀恸者的希望 — 约翰福音 11:1-44
6. 寻道者的希望 — 约翰福音 3:1-21

神迹系列 — 适合慕道朋友。
1. 变水为酒 — 约翰福音 2:1-12
2. 大臣之子 — 约翰福音 4:46-54
3. 瘫子行走 — 约翰福音 5:1-17
4. 五饼二鱼 — 约翰福音 6:1-14
5. 海面上走 — 约翰福音 6:15-25
6. 瞎子看见 — 约翰福音 9:1-41
7. 死人复活 — 约翰福音 11:1-46

起步系列 — 适合初信者或从未参与过类似小组聚会的基督徒。
1. 我的故事 — 马可福音 5:1-20
2. 神的故事 — 歌林多前书 15:1-8, 罗马书 3:23, 6:23
3. 得人如鱼 — 马可福音 1:16-20
4. 信而受洗 — 罗马书 6:3-4, 使徒行传 8:26-40
5. 圣经话语 — 提摩太后书 3:14-16
6. 向神祷告 — 马太福音 6:9-13
7. 面对困难 — 使徒行传 5:17-42, 马太福音 5:43-44
8. 成为教会 — 使徒行传 2:42-47, 歌林多前书 11:23-34

主命系列 — 适合初信者或需要专注门徒训练的组别。

遵行主命 — 学习遵守耶稣的基本命令。持续向「百人名单」上的人分享耶稣。
1. 知而即行 — 约翰福音 14:15-21
2. 悔改 • 相信 • 跟随 — 马可福音 1:14-17, 以弗所书 2:1-10
3. 信而受洗 — 马太福音 28:19, 使徒行传 8:26-38
4. 爱神爱人 — 路加福音 10:25-37

遵行主命 II — 学习遵守耶稣的基本命令。持续向「百人名单」上的人分享耶稣。
1. 与神对话 — 马太福音 6:9-13
2. 擘饼念主 — 路加福音 22:14-20, 歌林多前书 11:23-32
3. 凡物公用 — 使徒行传 4:32-37
4. 薪火相传 — 马太福音 28:18-20

刚强系列 — 适合初信者或需要专注门徒训练的组别。

传承使命 — 建立门徒。把所学的传给别人。再教导这些人也要继续传下去。
1. 寻找门徒 — 提摩太后书 1:1-14
2. 薪火相传 — 提摩太后书 2:1-4,14-16
3. 树立榜样 — 提摩太后书 3:1-17
4. 面对困难 — 提摩太后书 4:1-22

倍增小组 — 让所带领的门徒成立新的小组。
1. 开始计划 — 路加福音 10:1-11
2. 同心合意 — 使徒行传 2:14-47
3. 和平之子 — 马可福音 5:1-20, 6:53-56
4. 撒种收割 — 马太福音 13:1-9,18-23

带领小组 — 学习如何带领三分三组。
1. 正面示范 (要这样带领) — 约翰福音 13:1-17
2. 负面示范 (别这样带领) — 约翰三书 5-14
3. 辅助之例 — 马可福音 4:35-41
4. 守护之例 — 路加福音 10:1-11,17,20
5. 放手之例 — 马太福音 25:14-30

立好根基 — 学习门徒聚会最重要的是什么?
1. 耶稣居首 — 腓立比书 2:1-11
2. 与神对话 — 马太福音 6:9-13
3. 彼此相爱 — 希伯来书 10:23-25
4. 圣经话语 — 提摩太后书 3:10-17

立志跟随 — 学习刚强壮胆并持续到底跟随耶稣。
1. 逃避主命 — 约拿书 1
2. 立志委身 — 约拿书 2
3. 回转顺服 — 约拿书 3
4. 跟随到底 — 约拿书 4
5. 非用即失 — 马太福音 25:14-30

要去系列 — 适合需要专注门徒训练的组别。

你们要去:本地 — 学习如何传福音到本地本乡。
1. 你们要去本地本乡 — 使徒行传 1:1-8
2. 赒济穷人分享福音 — 路加福音 7:11-23
3. 去到神所差遣之处 — 使徒行传 10:9-48
4. 有计划有方向地去 — 使徒行传 13:1-3,32-33,38-39, 14:21-23,26-27

你们要去:世界 — 学习如何传福音到地极。
1. 你们要去直到地极 — 使徒行传 1:1-8, 马太福音 28:19-20
2. 去到神所差遣之处 — 使徒行传 8:26-38
3. 神爱世上所有族群 — 约翰福音 4:4-30,39-41
4. 有计划有方向地去 — 使徒行传 13:1-3,32-33,38-39, 14:21-23,26-27

认识系列 — 适合需要知道圣经背景和熟悉圣经的组别。

认识上帝 — 认识上帝是谁?祂是怎样的神?
1. 神创造天地 — 创世记 1
2. 神创造人类 — 创世记 2
3. 人不顺服神 — 创世记 3
4. 挪亚与洪水 — 创世记 6:5-8:14
5. 神应许挪亚 — 创世记 8:15-9:17
6. 神与亚伯拉罕立约 — 创世记 12:1-7, 15:1-6
7. 立大卫为王 — 撒母耳记上 16:1-13, 撒母耳记下 7:1-28
8. 大卫王与拔示巴 — 撒母耳记下 11:1-27
9. 拿单的故事 — 撒母耳记下 12:1-25
10. 神应许拯救 — 以赛亚书 53

认识耶稣 — 认识耶稣是谁?祂为什么来到世上?
1. 救主降生 — 马太福音 1:18-25
2. 耶稣受洗 — 马太福音 3:7-9, 13-15
3. 鬼附得医 — 马可福音 5:1-20
4. 寻找迷羊 — 约翰福音 10:1-30
5. 瞎子看见 — 路加福音 18:31-42
6. 撒该遇主 — 路加福音 19:1-9
7. 马太蒙召 — 马太福音 9:9-13
8. 唯一道路 — 约翰福音 14:1-15
9. 圣灵降临 — 约翰福音 16:5-15
10. 最后晚餐 — 路加福音 22:14-20
11. 被捕受审 — 路加福音 22:47-53, 23:13-24
12. 十架受死 — 路加福音 23:33-56
13. 死里复活 — 路加福音 24:1-7,36-47, 使徒行传 1:1-11
14. 相信实践 — 腓立比书 3:3-9

耶稣对银库坐着,看众人怎样投钱入库。有好些财主往里投了若干的钱。有一个穷寡妇来,往里投了两个小钱,就是一个大钱。耶稣叫门徒来,说:「我实在告诉你们,这穷寡妇投入库里的,比众人所投的更多。因为,他们都是自己有余,拿出来投在里头;但这寡妇是自己不足,把他一切养生的都投上了。」
— 马可福音 12:41-44

少种的少收,多种的多收,这话是真的。各人要随本心所酌定的,不要作难,不要勉强,因为捐得乐意的人是神所喜爱的。神能将各样的恩惠多多的加给你们,使你们凡事常常充足,能多行各样善事。
— 哥林多后书 9:6-8

万军之耶和华说:「你们要将当纳的十分之一全然送入仓库,使我家有粮,以此试试我,是否为你们敞开天上的窗户,倾福与你们,甚至无处可容。」
— 玛拉基书 3:10

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耶稣说:「所以,你们要去,使万民作我的门徒,奉父、子、圣灵的名给他们施洗。」
— 马太福音 28:19

岂不知我们这受洗归入基督耶稣的人是受洗归入他的死么?所以,我们借着洗礼归入死,和他一同埋葬,原是叫我们一举一动有新生的样式,像基督借着父的荣耀从死里复活一样。
— 罗马书 6:3-4

洗礼」或说「浸礼」,原文是 βαπτίζω — 意思是完全湿透或者是沉在水面下 — 像在染布一样,把布浸在水里,拿出来后颜色完全转变。所以洗礼象征我们原来的生命,沉浸在耶稣的样式里,转变成顺服神的生命。是我们对罪而死— 正如耶稣已经为我们的罪而死; 是把我们旧生命埋葬了— 正如耶稣被埋葬; 是我们在基督里重生了新生命— 正如耶稣从死里复活现在仍然活着。

• 找一个有水的地方,能让新信主的门徒全身浸在水里,不论是池塘、河流、湖边或者是海滩,也可以使用浴缸或其他的盛水方式。

• 让受洗的门徒双手抓住你一只手臂,再用你另一只手扶在他们的背后。

• 问以下的问题,确定他们了解并对当下所做的决定有把握:

[受洗者的名字]
• 「你是否相信耶稣基督,并且接受祂成为你的个人救主?」
• 「你是否愿意顺服耶稣,并且一生跟随祂为你的王,甚至经历苦难、遭受逼迫或死亡?」

• 如果他们对以上的问题都回答:「是的」「我相信 / 我愿意」,就接着说:

• 「既然你宣告相信并且接受主耶稣,现在我奉圣父、圣子、圣灵的名为你施洗。」

• 帮助他下到水里面,全身浸到水里,再把他拉上来。

使徒行传 8:26-40

我是从天上降下来生命的粮;人若吃这粮,就必永远活着。我所要赐的粮就是我的肉,为世人之生命所赐的。
— 约翰福音 6:51

圣餐」或者「主的晚餐」,是要来庆祝我们与耶稣之间亲密持久的连结关系。

• 大家以耶稣的跟随者身分聚集在一起,花点时间静默,思想、认罪。请读以下经文:
我当日传给你们的,原是从主领受的,就是主耶稣被卖的那一夜,拿起饼来,祝谢了,就擘开,说:「这是我的身体,为你们舍的,你们应当如此行,为的是记念我。」
— 歌林多前书 11:23-24

• 把预备好的圣餐饼传下去,然后各自默祷领用。接着再读:
饭后,也照样拿起杯来,说:「这杯是用我的血所立的新约,你们每逢喝的时候,要如此行,为的是记念我。」
— 歌林多前书 11:25

• 再把预备好的葡萄汁或葡萄酒传下去,然后各自默祷饮用。最后读以下经文作结束:
你们每逢吃这饼,喝这杯,是表明主的死,直等到他来。
— 歌林多前书 11:26

• 如此大家一起擘饼饮杯守这圣餐,以祷告或唱诗来欢庆!你们已经一起守了圣餐,你们属祂,祂也属你们!

路加福音 22:7-20 哥林多前书 11:17-34

于是领受他话的人就受了洗。那一天,门徒约添了三千人,都恒心遵守使徒的教训彼此交接擘饼祈祷。众人都惧怕;使徒又行了许多奇事神迹。信的人都在一处,凡物公用;并且卖了田产,家业,照各人所需用的分给各人。他们天天同心合意恒切的在殿里,且在家中擘饼,存着欢喜、诚实的心用饭,赞美神,得众民的喜爱。主将得救的人天天加给他们。
— 使徒行传 2:41-47

教会元素: 作为一个教会我们做什么?

敬拜 (v47) — 约翰福音 4:19-26, 马太福音 4:10
读经 (v42) — 马太福音 4:4, 约翰福音 6:63, 希伯来书 4:12
祷告 (v42) — 马太福音 6:5-15
相交 (v42,44,46) — 帖撒罗尼迦前书 5:11, 希伯来书 10:23-25
传福音 (v41) — 罗马书 10:14-17, 路加福音 24:48
奉献 (v45) — 马可福音 12:41-44, 使徒行传 4:32-37
施洗 (v41) — 使徒行传 8:26-40, 罗马书 6:3-4, 马太福音 28:19
主餐 (v42,46) — 路加福音 22:7-20, 歌林多前书 11:17-34
领袖 (v42) — 使徒行传 6:1-7, 使徒行传 14:23

如果你们小组委身承诺成为一个教会,就把圆圈的虚线画成实线。而且你们常常操练以上的元素,就把那些元素画进圆圈里;若是还没做到,或者还得等外面的人来带你们,那就把那些元素画在圆圈外面。

你在许多见证人面前听见我所教训的,也要交托那忠心能教导别人的人
— 提摩太后书 2:2

培训循环」帮助门徒从一个走到多个,把任务带到循环不息。

随着信徒在各方面上越来越熟练,帮助他们了解培训循环的各个阶段是非常重要的,让他们知道当开始建立新信徒或新教会时,何时及如何过渡,从示范,到辅助,到守护,到放手。这是一个自然的过程,他们也可以帮助其他人在个人及整个教会上成长迈向成熟。

M.A.W.L 培训循环:

示范 MODEL — 就像小孩子学骑自行车需要人骑给他看,这就是「示范」阶段:
示范就是简单做一个榜样,让人知道怎么做、怎么跟着操练使用那个工具。通常示范阶段是培训循环里面需时最短的部分;只需要做一次就够了,目的只是要让人知道有这些方法可使用,并大概了解操作方式。重复示范并无法有效地帮助人学会,他们需要自己亲自去尝试、练习才刚学到技能。

辅助 ASSIST — 就像家长在旁边扶着车子帮小孩子保持平衡学骑自行车,这就是「辅助」阶段:
辅助是让学习者练习他们的技能,所需的时间比示范阶段要长。辅导者在这阶段要提供一些扶助,而且主动指导学习者。这个阶段,不需要做到使学习者完全掌握技能诀窍,只要帮他们理解技能的基本概念;因为如果这个阶段持续得太久,学习者反而会依赖辅导者,很难进步到运用自如的程度。在辅助阶段最后要达到的目标是,学习者要能够开始自己做给旁人看。

守护 WATCH — 就像家长在一旁观察孩子学骑自行车,就是要看着他可以真正掌握技能诀窍,直到他们可以自行上路、平稳前进,这就是「守护」阶段:
守护是需时最久的阶段,辅导者面对面帮学习者的机会减少,力求学习者自行发展各方面的能力,直到能够上手胜任的程度。所以花的时间很可能是示范期跟辅助期加起来的十倍之久。等到学习者技能越来越纯熟,他和辅导者碰面的次数,就会慢慢不固定,只要根据情况机动安排就行了。到了这个阶段,学习者在技能的运用,几乎可以挑起更多的责任,甚而热心主动去做。用在门徒训练上,评量是不是达到这阶段的尾声,就是看学习者否很主动又准确地把技能传递给他自己参与带领辅导的下一代,甚至再下一代的小组成员。

放手 LEAVE — 就像家长完全放手让孩子自己骑车上路,自由自在,不再继续督导,这就是「放手」阶段:
放手就好像是毕业一样,学习者也成为辅导者去教别人,亦师亦友同行并进。而如果辅导者与学习者恰好都在同一个区域联络网里面,还可以继续有定时的联系,共同参与同侪切磋的聚会。

Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.
— Acts 13:1-3

Paul’s pattern in planting churches was an average of six months or less per church network in the Model and Assist stages, and then he would spend years even decades in the Watch stage, and then eventually he would leave and tell them he would not return and charge them to be obedient to what he trained them to do.

PART OF TWO CHURCHES — Every disciple should be involved in two churches:
HOME CHURCH: Your primary spiritual community.
NEW CHURCH: Group that you are personally investing in the Training Cycle.

Things to consider:
• Best practice is to start new churches. We go to them before asking them to come to us.
• Don’t underestimate Jesus to be with two or three gathered. Two people meeting for coffee could essentially be a “church meeting.”
• Attend two simple churches in your area for a season while modeling and assisting a new simple church’s formation in person.
• Embrace creative ways of communing — text messages or video chat.

Jesus said this is how you should pray, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
— Matthew 6:10

You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted; You encourage them, and You listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.
— Psalm 10:17-18

“He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.”
— Proverbs 3:34

EYES TO SEE WHERE THE KINGDOM ISN’T

Every disciple needs to be equipped to have eyes to see where the Kingdom isn’t. We are naturally wired to look at ‘what is’ and our eyes are drawn to “what is” but not to “what isn’t”. When we pray the Lord’s Prayer — “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”, we are acknowledging that there is a gap between “what is” and “what God’s intent”. As citizens of the Kingdom, our job is to be concerned with closing that gap.

God has favorites — THE LAST, THE LEAST, and THE LOST. The Bible repeatedly teaches about how people treat widows, orphans, and aliens. God is highlighting the need to care for those who need the most care. We need to be concerned for where the gospel is least accessible.

Who are the people who need the good news of the Kingdom more than anyone else? Where are those people?

God loves the humble and gives grace to them. This concern for the last, the least, and the lost is to develop awareness of where the Kingdom is growing and where it is not. We need to look for opportunities to enter new places and new people groups to meet the greatest needs so that God’s Will will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

罗马书 15:14-33

The process of multiplying disciples and simple churches is NON-SEQUENTIAL.

The mental pattern which can have tremendous impact upon the way one works or thinks about church planting is whether one thinks of the process as a series of sequential segments or as a whole. Many people consider the process of church planting as a series of sequential steps. You arrange for prayer support and begin praying yourself. You do evangelism. After people are converted, then discipleship begins. Once discipleship begins or initial discipleship is completed, some people even put in a proving period, which is definitely not biblical. But at the end of either the discipleship or the proving period the converts are baptized. Then there is a step by which the church is actually planted. After the church is planted, you begin to develop leaders.

It is far more helpful to realize that what is done from the very first contact with an unbeliever has implications and effects on discipleship, church planting, leadership development, and ongoing approaches toward spiritual matters. For instance, if the approach taken during evangelism and discipleship is a one-way monologue from a knower to a person who is ignorant, it is not participative or interactive. It implies that one person is a giver and the other person is a receiver. Then the result will be people who do not view themselves as capable of leadership. It will also affect the nature of church life. Such patterns established early on can be difficult to break down later. You can inadvertently set up many barriers and roadblocks to growth and development, either in individual disciples or in churches, by the approaches you may take in the evangelism and discipleship process or the timing of leadership development. You can be developing leadership from the moment you begin interacting with an unbeliever who is going to be converted. You can be affecting the nature of the church which will be planted by whether you approach things from an individual basis or a group basis. There are many applications to this principle.

We are pursuing simultaneous rather than sequential church planting qualities: One process. Vision casting, pre-evangelism, evangelism, discipleship, church planting, leadership development, and gospel movement cultivation can all happen at the same time during the same process if we focus our energy and time on putting into practice the disciple making best practices. All of the seven fields can happen at the same time when birthed and bathed in prayer. Discipleship multiplication DNA is built into the pre-evangelism process, so that you’re viewing everyone as a potential trainer of trainers. The resources are in the harvest field! Let’s not forget that the laborers we are praying for are most likely already in the harvest fields waiting to be told the gospel and trained to be trainers.

BOUNDED SET
CENTERED SET

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
— Hebrews 12:1-2

BOUNDED SET: This type of set is static — it’s all about BOUNDARY. Christians are those who affirm right beliefs and practice right behaviors; and those who don’t aren’t . The attractional church is a bounded set. That is, it is a set of people clearly marked off from those who do not belong to it. Churches thus mark themselves in a variety of ways. Have a church membership roll is an obvious one. This mechanism determines who’s ‘in’ and who’s ‘out’.

CENTERED SET: This type of set is dynamic — it’s all about MOVEMENT in a particular direction. Christians are those moving toward Jesus, rather than away from Him. The missional-incarnational church is a centered set. This means that rather than drawing a border to determine who belongs and who doesn’t, a centered set is defined by it’s core values, and people are not seen as ‘in’ or ‘out’, but as closer or further away from the center. In that sense, there is no ‘in’ or ‘out’ because there is no ‘circle’. Though some people are close to the center and others far from it, everyone is potentially part of the community in it’s broadest sense.

Put our focus less on whether someone is inside or outside of faith in Jesus; and more on whether someone is moving toward or away from Jesus. On where someone’s arrow is pointing, as it were. Approaching faith in Jesus this way opens us up to the prospect of profound connection with just about anyone.

Jesus said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”
— Mark 16:15-16

In the West — Time is money; in the Kingdom of God — Time is souls.

The Lord does not delight in the death of any man, but desires for all to come to repentance and for all to willingly love and worship Him. But the fact is that more than one non-Christian per second passes into a Christ-less eternity.

[Right where you are, begin snapping your fingers every second. Keep going.]

This pace does not slow down when we are sleeping, when we are at our respective jobs, in the classrooms, or while we are on vacation. One soul. Every second. Dying. And living forever in torment apart from Jesus Christ. More than one person dies every second apart from Christ, and God is robbed of his glory. That’s the pace of multiplication. That’s the reason why a disciple making multiplication strategy is so essential. Every disciple needs a place to learn, a place to lead, and the passion and urgency to help complete the Great Commission.

PACE matters. URGENCY matters.

Elephants
Only fertile four times a year
Only one baby per pregnancy
22-month gestation period
Sexual maturity: 18 years
Maximum growth potential in 3 years: from 2 to 3
Rabbits
Almost continually fertile
Average of seven babies per pregnancy
1-month gestation period
Sexual maturity: 4 months
Maximum growth potential in 3 years: from 2 to 476 million

A Church Planting Movement by definition requires rapid multiplication. Rapid multiplication can be illustrated by rabbits; slow multiplication can be illustrated by elephants.

Reproduction Rate

10 Years 60 Months 18 Months 12 Months 6 Months 4 Months
Churches 4 64 1,024 1 Million 1 Billion

The point of this illustration is to show that reproduction rate matters. It matters in churches too. If you have a reproduction rate of five years, which is sixty months, over a period of ten years you will end up with only four churches. However, if you could knock this down to a twelve month reproduction rate for a period of ten years, starting with one church, in ten years you would have one thousand twenty-four churches. If you could knock the rate down to a four-month reproduction rate and maintain that for a period of ten years, you would have one billion churches.

As in rabbits, so with churches. Very high rates of reproduction cannot be sustained over a long period of time because of the decreasing number of lost people who are accessible and many other factors. However, high reproduction rates can be maintained for a period of time. A reproduction rate of under nine months was maintained in the endvisioning case study for five years; and, since they started with three churches, they ended up with five hundred fifty churches after only five years. So fairly high reproduction rates can be maintained for a period of time.

We need to build into the DNA of every local church around the world the DNA of disciple making multiplication strategy. If we will follow the disciple making multiplication principles by putting them into practice, we can reach the whole world in one generation, around ten years.

MODERN DISCIPLESHIP STRATEGY
JESUS' DISCIPLESHIP STRATEGY

One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. When morning came, He called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom He also designated apostles.
— Luke 6:12-13

Today — we see lead pastors/ministers who are part of a church service movement that emphasizes Sunday or weekend gatherings. These gatherings do not create the outcome (at the end of the funnel) of disciple making movements. Jesus-style disciple making model — we see Jesus created a disciple making movement that, over time, witnessed many disciples who went out and made disciples.

Jesus had thousands of followers. — Matthew 5:1-2,John 6:1-2
He had dozens of disciples. — Luke 10:1
He picked twelve to train more deeply and send out. — Matthew 10:1, Mark 6:7, Luke 9:1-2
And He had three that were with him even more often. — Matthew 17:1, Mark 5:37, 14:33, Luke 8:51

Octopus
Multiple legs to reach out in different directions
Ability to regrow lost leg but old leg is lost
Complex and specialized
Central nervous system with brain
Delicate and very sensitive to its environment
Starfish
Multiple legs to reach out in different directions
Ability to regrow lost leg and old leg will grow into a new body
Simple and non-specialized
Decentralized nervous system with no brain
Not picky to its environment

Simple church gatherings are very different from a regular small group or a cell group. Simple church is not just a Bible study—a supplement to a Sunday service—nor is it centered on a set teaching. Simple church is a real church that empowers all its members to take responsibility, support one another and share life together.

The primary difference between cell church and simple church network is in regard to structure. A cell church is hierarchical in structure, and teaching and authority flow from the top down. A simple church network is a network of autonomous simple churches which voluntarily cooperate together and submit to one another in mutual accountability. There are advantages and disadvantages to each form. The difference may perhaps best be illustrated by the difference between starfish and octopus.

Starfish represent simple churches. If you cut off the leg of a starfish, you get two starfish, and nothing is lost. With an octopus, if you cut off the leg, you get a new leg, and the old leg is lost. With a cell church the leadership level that develops in each cell is not nearly as mature as that which develops in an autonomous simple church because the cell group depend upon the hierarchy to provide regular teaching and structure and authority instead of learning to feed on scripture for themselves. So if, because of persecution or severed relationships or some other problem, the cell group breaks off from a cell church, it will typically die.

Similarly, with a starfish, if the head is destroyed, you get as many starfish as there are pieces of starfish. But, with an octopus, if the head is destroyed, the octopus is dead. In the cell church, if the senior leadership of this church is imprisoned or dies or falls into sin or some other problem, typically the church is seriously damaged or even killed. Whereas there is no problem like that with simple churches, because each unit is not reliant on the organization but is self-sufficient for feeding and growth.

Starfish are simple and non-specialized, whereas octopi are complex and specialized. This is true of cell churches and simple churches. A cell church that is complex and specialized can provide a myriad of services and opportunities which can never be offered by the simple churches because the simple churches are simple and non-specialized. They simply meet the simple, basic, straightforward needs, not the highly specialized needs. The authoritative structure in the cell church enables it to act with greater coordination than is possible with a simple church network.

One other advantage of starfish is that you can’t eliminate them even if you try. You can try chemicals or biological warfare against them, but they are very tough to eliminate. Whereas, octopi are an endangered species in areas where they come under environmental stress. This points out a fact that is true about cell churches. They are appropriate for only certain settings. They tend to be appropriate for urban settings but not rural settings and for authoritative societies but not consultative societies. Simple churches can thrive in both urban and rural settings in consultative and authoritative societies. They are much more versatile and adaptable than cell churches pattern.

ADDITION

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33,000
34,000

YEAR

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MULTIPLICATION

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4
8
16
32
64
128
256
512
1,024
2,048
4,096
8,192
16,384
32,768
65,536
131,072
262,144
524,288
1,048,576
2,097,152
4,194,304
8,388,608
16,777,216
33,554,432
67,108,864
134,217,728
268,435,456
536,870,912
1,073,741,824
2,147,483,648
4,294,967,296
8,589,934,592

Imagine we try to get 10 people and each starts a church of 100 people every year — which is already impossible to do. That is 1,000 people a year. In ten years, that would be 10,000 people. In thirty four years, that would be 34,000 people — which is still less than the Bay Area population 7,000,000.

If we started with just one Christian and that person made one disciple and then the following year they each went out to make one disciple and continued that pattern. That the whole world would have access to the gospel in just thirty four years! Each line is a year, and the number is the number of disciples in the scenario we described.

8,589,934,592 is greater than the world’s population 7,700,000,000 (2019). That is the power ofEXPONENTIAL growth. God’s plan for discipleship in His kingdom is not by addition, but by multiplication — new disciples make more disciples. The multiplication of disciples will result in exponential growth of God’s Kingdom.

马太福音 13:31-33

Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.
— Romans 10:1

PRAYER FOR THE LOST

List two or three individuals who need the Lord’s salvation. Write down the names of all those identified on the card so that all of you pray for each of the lost souls weekly. Keep this card in your Bible as a bookmark for your daily reading so that each time you open your Bible you are reminded to pray for these people.

1. Bring ________ to recognize and understand his/her emptiness and purposelessness in life. Bring ________ to the end of himself/herself so that ________ will turn to You.
2. Cause ________ to hunger and thirst for more in life.
3. Bring ________ to understand the truth of his/her condition without Christ and to understand what Christ has done for his/her salvation.
4. Bring conviction of sin. Allow the consequences of his/her sin to cause ________ to desire a different life. Let ________ become fed up with his/her life as it is.
5. Jesus, reveal the Father to ________.
6. Father, exalt Jesus in ________ eyes.
7. Father, draw ________ to Yourself and Your Son Jesus.
8. Guide and create circumstances that create a need, then show Your love through meeting needs through me or others of Your people.
9. Bring godly people into his/her life that will influence ________ for Christ.
10. Prepare circumstances in his/her relationships where a Christian (me if You choose) will have the opportunity to forgive ________ and thus reveal something of Your mercy.
11. Open ________ ears to hear Your call.
12. Allow ________ to see the unity and love of Your people in a way that ________ is convinced that Jesus must be sent from You. Convince ________ that Jesus is indeed the Savior of the world.
13. Protect ________ life to receive the planting of Your Word.
14. Protect ________ from Satan’s attempts to blind ________ and steal away the Word that has been sown.
15. Reduce the cares of the world around ________ that could choke the seed planted.
16. Raise up intercessors in behalf of ________. Guide my praying for ________.
17. Reveal to me the time and the way for me to share a witness about You and tell ________ about the good news of salvation.
18. Bring ________ under the hearing and influence of Your Word through teaching or preaching. Create in ________ and openness to listen.
19. Create opportunities for ________ to hear a witness for Christ from several different trusted sources. Use the timing and diversity of these witnesses to convince ________ that You are the Author behind them all.
20. Cause ________ to recognize his need for a Savior.
21. Lord, do whatever it takes to cause ________ to seek after You. Break the hardness of his/her heart toward You.

1. Lord, I pray that You draw ________ to Yourself. — John 6:44
2. I pray that ________ hear and believe the Word of God for what it really is. — 1 Thessalonians 2:13
3. I pray that ________ seek to know You. — Acts 17:27
4. I ask you, Lord, to prevent Satan from blinding ________ to the truth. — 2 Corinthians 4:4, 2 Timothy 2:25-26
5. Holy Spirit, I ask You to convict ________ of his/her sin and need for Christ’s redemption. — John 16:7-14
6. I ask that You send someone who will share the gospel with ________. — Matthew 9:37-38
7. I also ask that You give me or ________ the opportunity, the courage and the right words to share with ________. — Colossians 4:3-6
8. Lord, I pray that ________ turn from his/her sin and follow Christ. — Acts 17:30-31, 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10
9. Lord, I pray that ________ would put all of his/her trust in Christ. — John 1:12, 5:24
10. Lord, I pray that ________ confess Christ as Lord, take root and grow in faith and bear fruit for Your glory. — Romans 10:9-10, Colossians 2:6-7, Luke 8:15

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
— Proverbs 27:17

IRON ON IRON — Peer Mentoring

PURPOSE: Learning from other practitioners while addressing barriers and clarifying action steps that address barriers.
RULES: Be humble. Be patient. Be kind. Be serious. Attack the plan, not the person.
FOCUS: Do this with the lostness of your community in mind. Focus only on the barriers, not your opinions.
SCHEDULE: 60 minutes

1. REPORT (30 min):
[Assign a Facilitator and a Time Keeper to keep things on track]
PRAY
ABIDING (2 min):
Are you personally abiding in Jesus regularly?
CONFLICT (2 min):
Is there any unforgiveness in your heart or unresolved conflict on your team?
VISION (2 min):
What is the local vision you are laboring towards?
CONTEXT (2 min):
Describe your context (city, people groups, etc).
TOOLS (2 min):
Briefly share what tools you are using in each field of 4 Fields.
TIME (2 min):
Briefly share your weekly ministry rhythm/schedule of how you’re investing your time to advance the Kingdom (pray, share, disciple, church, coach).
TRAIN # (2 min):
Estimated number trained by your team/network (if applicable).
SHARE # (2 min):
Estimated daily sustained gospel shares in your city.
UPDATE # (4 min):
Share the update/story of what God is doing using generational map focusing on your most fruitful streams.
BARRIERS (10 min):
Share the barriers/obstacles you are facing on the path to multiplication of healthy, sustained disciples and churches (focus on your most fruitful streams or use Four Fields diagram to diagnose).

2. REVIEW (30 min):
[Facilitator reviews the barriers to focus solutions on. Other Participants give encouragement and suggestions]
ENCOURAGEMENT (5 min):
Give encouragement to the person who is sharing.
QUESTIONS (5 min):
Ask clarifying questions about what has been shared.
SOLUTIONS (10 min):
Discuss solutions that address barriers (scripture, stories, suggestions).
TAKEAWAYS (5 min):
Share 1-2 key takeaways/things that you think will help you moving forward.
ACTIONS (5 min):
Share your action items for the next 30 days and your accountability plan.
PRAY:
Pray over the actions.

1. REPORT (30 min):
[Assign a Facilitator and a Time Keeper to keep things on track]
PRAY
RELATIONSHIPS (10 min):
How is your time reading and praying?
Is there any conflict with a believer that you need to resolve?
STATUS (10 min):
What is happening in your work that is exciting to you?
What successes do you feel like you are seeing?
BARRIERS (10 min):
What barriers are you facing in your field?
What barriers are preventing further multiplication of disciples and churches?

2. REVIEW (30 min):
[Facilitator reviews the barriers to focus solutions on. Other Participants give encouragement and suggestions]
ENCOURAGEMENT (5 min):
Give encouragement to the person who is sharing.
QUESTIONS (5 min):
Ask clarifying questions about what has been shared.
SOLUTIONS (10 min):
Discuss solutions that address barriers (scripture, stories, suggestions).
TAKEAWAYS (5 min):
Share 1-2 key takeaways/things that you think will help you moving forward.
ACTIONS (5 min):
Share your action items for the next 30 days and your accountability plan.
PRAY:
Pray over the actions.



WHY
Why should I share the gospel?
— John 3:16
— Matthew 22:37-39
— Matthew 28:18-20

• Are you willing to give Jesus all authority in your life?
• Are you willing to go tell others about Jesus?
• Are you willing to make disciples?
• Are you will to go to all nations?
• Are you willing to baptize others?
• Are you willing to teach others to obey the commands of Christ?
• Do you believe that Jesus is with you?


WHO
Who should I share the gospel with?
• Make a List of 20 people in your relational network (family, friends, co-workers/classmates, neighbors, acquittance, …etc.).


WHAT
What should I share with others?
My Story
God’s Story


WHEN
When should I share the gospel?
Pray: Set a time to pray for the people on your list.
Share: Set a time to share the gospel on your list.
Train: Set a time to train a fellow believer.

4 • 1 • 1 Gospel Conversation Training is a simple way to train others to share the gospel. This can be a training for existing believers or a training use to help start brand new disciples of Jesus to start sharing their faith right away. 411 — Four Questions on One Paper in One Hour.

The Parable of the Growing Seed:
Jesus said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”
— Mark 4:26-29

FOUR FIELDS Diagnostic Diagram:
EMPTY FIELD: Entry Plan — Where or with whom (what people groups) are you planning to extend the Kingdom?
SEEDING FIELD: Gospel Plan — Where or with whom are you sharing the good news of the Kingdom? How are you doing that?
GROWING FIELD: Discipleship Plan — How are you equipping people and growing them spiritually, individually and in their natural networks?
HARVESTING FIELD: Church Formation Plan — How are new spiritual families (simple churches) being formed?
MULTIPLYING: With whom, how and when are you filtering for faithful people, equipping and holding them accountable for reproduction?

马可福音 4:1-20

GenMapper is an app for mapping generations of simple churches.

CHURCH CIRCLES MAPFOUR FIELDS MAPCHURCH ASSESSMENT

DISCIPLE
[INSTRUCTIONS]

  • UNAWARE
    • You’re unfamiliar or don’t understand the Tool.
    • Coach has not modeled the Tool to me.
  • UNSKILLED
    • You’re somewhat familiar but still not sure about the Tool.
    • Coach is assisting me to model the Tool to my disciples.
  • COMPETENT
    • You understand and can train the basics on the Tool.
    • Coach is watching me to assist my disciples to model the Tool.
  • SKILLED
    • You feel confident and can effectively train the Tool.
    • Coach can leave me to watch my disciples to assist theirs.

COACH
[ROLES]

  • MODEL
    • Model and make sure of understanding.
    • Coach gives direction and information.
  • ASSIST
    • Assist them until they have the basics.
    • Coach gives direction and support.
  • WATCH
    • Watch out for consistent competence.
    • Coach gives support and encouragement.
  • LEAVE
    • Leave them and find others to develop.
    • Coach receives updates.

COACHING CHECKLIST is a powerful tool you can use to quickly assess your own strengths and vulnerabilities when it comes to making disciples who multiply. It’s also a powerful tool you can use to help others – and others can use to help you. Use the following steps to take this quick self-assessment.

STEP 1: Read through the Disciple Training Tools in the far left column of the Checklist.

STEP 2: Mark each one of the Training Tools, using the following method:
• If you’re unfamiliar or don’t understand the Tool — check the BLACK column.
• If you’re somewhat familiar but still not sure about the Tool — check the RED column.
• If you understand and can train the basics on the Tool — check the YELLOW column.
• If you feel confident and can effectively train the Tool — check the GREEN column.

COACHING CHECKLIST
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