Building a Strategy toward a Sustained Saturating CPM

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Building a Strategy toward a Sustained & Saturating CPM Cooperating with God based on

Building a Strategy toward a Sustained & Saturating CPM Cooperating with God based on what we learn from a Pauline Case Study Steve Smith Much indebted to Roland Allen Missionary Methods and Spontaneous Expansion

Exercise ► Paul was fallible and probably learned as he went along! Read your

Exercise ► Paul was fallible and probably learned as he went along! Read your passage ► Answer ► 1. Where did he work? 2. How long was he there? 3. How many churches and believers resulted? 4. Any other results (e. g. “joy”, “miracles”)? 5. What did Paul DO that led to these good results? 6. Why did Paul leave? 1. Acts 2. Acts 3. Acts 4. Acts 5. Acts 6. Acts 7. Acts 13: 4 -52 14: 1 -25 15: 39 -16: 40 17: 1 -34 18: 1 -21 18: 23 -20: 1 -38

Journey #1 (12 months) ► CYPRUS – whole island receives gospel in 2 months

Journey #1 (12 months) ► CYPRUS – whole island receives gospel in 2 months via gospel & signs ► PHRYGIA – less than 1 month ► GALATIA – 3 -4 months § Paul targets capital city – PISIDIAN ANTIOCH § Movement results through whole region § Joy & H. S. filled disciples § Paul run out by persecution Phrygia § ICONIUM – large number believe via bold witness & signs; run out by persecution. § LYSTRA – non-Jewish background believers via sign and witness. Run out by persecution. § DERBE – Many disciples ► Returned & strengthened believers (sev months? ) § Solidified churches (appoint elders) Galatia Cyprus

Journey #2 (3 -4 years) ► CYPRUS – Barnabas & Mark visit believers ►ACHAIA

Journey #2 (3 -4 years) ► CYPRUS – Barnabas & Mark visit believers ►ACHAIA § ATHENS – few disciples, poor response § CORINTH – great harvest; Priscilla & Aquila. Protected by authorities; stay 1. 5 years. Weekly training. Reach most of Achaia ► GALATIA & PHRYGIA – revisit believers (2 -4 mos) ► ASIA, MYSIA, BITHYNIA prevented by Holy Spirit ►MACEDONIA – 3 -4 ► Touches Ephesus briefly; leaves P&A Macedonia months § PHILIPPI – witness via 2 POPs, miracle. Sent away by authorities § THESSALONICA – large number of disciples. Run out by Jews § BEREA – large number of disciples. Run out by Jews but Paul & Silas stay longer – 1. 5 years Phrygia Paul & Silas Galatia Achaia Barnabas & Mark Cyprus

Journey #3 – (4 -6 years) ► GALATIA & PHRYGIA – NO PLACE LEFT

Journey #3 – (4 -6 years) ► GALATIA & PHRYGIA – NO PLACE LEFT revisit believers – several weeks - months ►ASIA – Illyricum reached 3 years § EPHESUS – daily witness & training by Paul; great signs; radical commitment & life transformation § ALL ASIA hears gospel § Ephesus as a BASE Macedonia ASIA § ILLYRICUM reached ► EPHESUS (Miletus) - visit believers – 1 week Galatia Achaia ► MACEDONIA/ ACHAIA revisit believers – 4 -5 mos Phrygia Cyprus Romans 15 – From Jerusalem to Illyicum. . . no place left for me in these regions.

Lesson ► In your small groups list 2 important lessons you have learned from

Lesson ► In your small groups list 2 important lessons you have learned from this ► What kind of plan did Paul have? ? ? (construct it together)

Lessons from Paul’s situation? ► ► § ACCESS CRITICAL: He worked with his disciples

Lessons from Paul’s situation? ► ► § ACCESS CRITICAL: He worked with his disciples in a weekly or daily process then moved on 6 CPM streams in 8 years § Once there were sustained CPMs he moved on ► ► Example - Imparted his LIFE to them - Phil 3: 17 ► Pattern (Rom 6: 17, 2 Tim 2: 2) He tackled regional centers § Helped the locals expand to the area ► § Encourage an ethos of boldness in the face of persecution § Church planting by witnessing Christians along the way He had 2 priorities § Work night and day to win devoted followers ► Persons of peace to persons of relationship ► Thru witness, signs, life transformation ► Started in the trade language & transfer to local language § Help them begin multiplying their witness & training He planted the DNA of multiplying disciples ► Raise up & train emerging leaders/trainers § Often new believers -Acts 14: 23 § He had key trainers / helpers in each region ► He returned whenever he could to help the movement continue END

What do you need to do as a result? ► Take time to write

What do you need to do as a result? ► Take time to write down key things that need to be in your master plan strategy