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Institutional versus Missional Ministry- Key Paradigm Shifts
« on: Sat Jan 24, 2009 - 17:49:02 »
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Institutional versus Missional Ministry
- Key Paradigm Shifts


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Institutional Mode of Ministy

-Church as a place you go, a destination point

-Church produces programs for people to consume

-Worship as event: It all happens inside

-Corporate worship as image management (Public worship becomes a carefully presented persona)

-Received spirituality: We believe because we were raised in a certain faith


-Organization as a machine with interchangeable, disposable parts


-Top-down structure; vision by edict


-Closed Source—vision, ideas, resources, strategy come from CEO, leader, and staff


-Micro-managed process

-Excellence = quality of performance




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Missional Mode of Ministry

-Church as body of Christ released into the waiting world



-People of God live out the gospel for people to see and experience



-Worship as whole life: Romans 12:1,2



-Corporate worship as reflection of reality (Public worship is an overflow of who we are the rest of the week)



-Reflexive spirituality: We believe because we have encountered, wrestled with, and tested revealed truth



-Organization as an organism: a living system where every member is vital. There is no superfluous membership.



-Flattened structure; leadership as influence, not power and authority



-Open Source—the priesthood of all believers in action: vision collaboratively owned; grassroots innovation the norm



-People-releasing process



-Excellence = level of engagement and transformation
Sally Morgenthaler; Worship As Evangelism


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Re: Institutional versus Missional Ministry- Key Paradigm Shifts
« Reply #1 on: Sun Jan 25, 2009 - 07:52:18 »
Hello Volkmar, I really appreciate your posting this because it shows the differences between  modern day "institutional"  worship and that which is being called "missional ministry."  I downloaded the .pdf of  "Worship as Evangelism" but don't have time to read it right now, but from what I saw skimming over it there was some good stuff in there.

Thanks again for posting this....

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Re: Institutional versus Missional Ministry- Key Paradigm Shifts
« Reply #2 on: Mon Jan 26, 2009 - 09:24:52 »
 ::smile::

saved PDF; plan to read more carefully tonight!

does this help?


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Re: Institutional versus Missional Ministry- Key Paradigm Shifts
« Reply #3 on: Sat Feb 07, 2009 - 13:01:06 »
Thanks Jerry.

Looks like you saved the page as an image, saved the image at a site like photbucket, then linked to it.

Did I get that right?


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Re: Institutional versus Missional Ministry- Key Paradigm Shifts
« Reply #4 on: Sat Feb 07, 2009 - 13:34:17 »
yeah, basically.
I have tried the site's menu above for aligning, but unsuccessively.

busy with new twin grandkids last few days.



later.
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Re: Institutional versus Missional Ministry- Key Paradigm Shifts
« Reply #5 on: Sat Feb 07, 2009 - 18:15:44 »
Cool, man!! 

I think they look just like you ;o)


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Re: Institutional versus Missional Ministry- Key Paradigm Shifts
« Reply #6 on: Mon Oct 12, 2009 - 20:53:22 »
KEY PARADIGM SHIFTS:

This means that a new foundation of faith must be laid for the Church. History teaches us that restoration never comes by a general council of leaders, but by a 'called' one.

God has always, by biblical pattern, selected an individual to communicate to and through to give direction to the believers.

 JOHN 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have CHOSEN YOU, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

And again in the book of Judges;

JUDGES 2:16 Nevertheless the LORD RAISED UP judges, which delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them.

God calls and selects a "Branch" and a "Rod" to oversee the faith of the church, as the Prophet Isaiah says;

ISAIAH 11:1 And there shall come forth a ROD out of the stem of Jesse, and a BRANCH shall grow out of his roots:

This also shows that people cannot lead themselves by study only, but by observing the Godhead through His government.

ISAIAH 9 :6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the GOVERNMENT shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

That Jesus would direct His church by callings and not just by the letter. We see this in the list of callings in Ephesians.

EPHESIANS 4:11 And he gave some, APOSTLES; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

So the shift will be from pastoral leadership to the apostolic government.

This is the warning that Peter said in 2 Peter;

2 PETER 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and DESPISE GOVERNMENT. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

These will despise government because they will study doctrine on their  own without understanding the direction of the Spirit and the 2nd Covenant priesthood. Those that are outside of covenant, Peter called them riotous.

2 TIMOTHY 3:7 EVER LEARNING, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2 PETER 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable WREST, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

The study of Christian doctrine will not save the soul, being outside of the House of God as Paul  points out in Hebrews.
Hebrews 10:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a CERTAIN FEARFUL looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.


The "HOUR OF TEMPTATION" for the Church is today, and the time is here for the Church to be without spot and blemish. The SIGNS were spoken of in Isaiah, as Israel returns to her land. see Isaiah chapter 11.

Be blessed ::amen!::

In His grace

Apostle Eric

ss: The Voice of the Lord teaches us to speak of His glory, as He divides the Flames of Fire.








 



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Re: Institutional versus Missional Ministry- Key Paradigm Shifts
« Reply #7 on: Mon Oct 12, 2009 - 21:26:57 »
yeah, basically.
I have tried the site's menu above for aligning, but unsuccessively.

busy with new twin grandkids last few days.



later.


Congratulations!  See, you had no problem getting them to appear side by side.

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Re: Institutional versus Missional Ministry- Key Paradigm Shifts
« Reply #8 on: Sat Dec 12, 2009 - 15:15:45 »
KEY PARADIGM SHIFTS:

This means that a new foundation of faith must be laid for the Church. History teaches us that restoration never comes by a general council of leaders, but by a 'called' one.

God has always, by biblical pattern, selected an individual to communicate to and through to give direction to the believers.

 JOHN 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have CHOSEN YOU, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

And again in the book of Judges;

JUDGES 2:16 Nevertheless the LORD RAISED UP judges, which delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them.

God calls and selects a "Branch" and a "Rod" to oversee the faith of the church, as the Prophet Isaiah says;

ISAIAH 11:1 And there shall come forth a ROD out of the stem of Jesse, and a BRANCH shall grow out of his roots:

This also shows that people cannot lead themselves by study only, but by observing the Godhead through His government.

ISAIAH 9 :6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the GOVERNMENT shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

That Jesus would direct His church by callings and not just by the letter. We see this in the list of callings in Ephesians.

EPHESIANS 4:11 And he gave some, APOSTLES; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

So the shift will be from pastoral leadership to the apostolic government.

This is the warning that Peter said in 2 Peter;

2 PETER 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and DESPISE GOVERNMENT. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

These will despise government because they will study doctrine on their  own without understanding the direction of the Spirit and the 2nd Covenant priesthood. Those that are outside of covenant, Peter called them riotous.

2 TIMOTHY 3:7 EVER LEARNING, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2 PETER 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable WREST, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

The study of Christian doctrine will not save the soul, being outside of the House of God as Paul  points out in Hebrews.
Hebrews 10:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a CERTAIN FEARFUL looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.


The "HOUR OF TEMPTATION" for the Church is today, and the time is here for the Church to be without spot and blemish. The SIGNS were spoken of in Isaiah, as Israel returns to her land. see Isaiah chapter 11.

Be blessed ::amen!::

In His grace

Apostle Eric

ss: The Voice of the Lord teaches us to speak of His glory, as He divides the Flames of Fire.








 





Bible 101;  Jesus is the Root/Rod/Shoot out of Jesse...none others were ever prophesied or required.


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Re: Institutional versus Missional Ministry- Key Paradigm Shifts
« Reply #9 on: Fri May 07, 2010 - 15:23:42 »
volkmar - very nice post!  Laid side by side it nicely expresses my frustrations and my hopes too.

I'm going to cut/past the missional-mode as a daily affirmation...  Thanks for sharing... ::smile::

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Re: Institutional versus Missional Ministry- Key Paradigm Shifts
« Reply #10 on: Sun Aug 01, 2010 - 08:13:43 »
volkmar - very nice post!  Laid side by side it nicely expresses my frustrations and my hopes too.

I'm going to cut/past the missional-mode as a daily affirmation...  Thanks for sharing... ::smile::


Beck,

I'm glad that it's helpful.


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