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Issue 47                                            November 1, 2010
Where You Go, The King Goes

We have a saying in our movement: "Where you go, the King goes, and where the King goes people bow." The idea is that you bring the rule of Christ with you. Where Christ rules, things change. The gospel is not just a set of facts to believe, it is a change in allegiance and therefore a change in life.

Someone who accepts the gospel does not just accept a few facts about Christ, he or she accepts the rule of Christ as King-a King with all authority of heaven and earth (Matt. 28:18-20). Imagine what we could do with such authority filling our sails.

From our small-minded, and humanistic point of view there are resources lacking, closed doors, and insurmountable obstacles to fulfilling a global transformation movement. It is too much. But to the King, who has all authority of heaven and earth, there are no limits.

The kingdom of heaven is more powerful than any kingdom of the earth. There is not a government, a law, a criminal cartel, a cultural fad or religious movement that can withstand the rule of God's kingdom.

When instructing His disciples to go out and preach the gospel of the kingdom in the various cities and villages of Galilee, Jesus firmly told them that even when people reject your message and you are leaving town without any change left behind you are to announce, "Nevertheless, the kingdom of God has come." The kingdom of God is not subject to the whims of man. Acceptance or rejection does not affect God's kingdom, because it is above all of men's calculated methods or reactions.

Pressing On,

Neil Cole

Originally posted in Neil's blog here

Upcoming Trainings- Organic Greenhouse

Greenhouse Story 1Los Angeles, CA // Story 1
November 12-14

with Neil Cole
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November 19-21
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Other Organic Church Learning Opportunities

Nottingham, UK: Organic Leadership & Networks
Tuesday 23rd November 2010 (from 10:00-17:45) 
Trainer: Neil Cole
This day is really for people who are involved in planting simple/organic churches here in the UK and are looking to raise up leaders out of the harvest, multiply churches and form networks. The day is not simply to gain more info or head knowledge but to equip us for the work in our own contexts!
For more Details and to Register click HERE

Beginning the summer of 2010, Shapevine will be launching one of the most unique training opportunities yet. The Missional Quest series is a cohort based learning journey that will give you the opportunity to join in a small group of like-minded sojourners with Deb Hirsch, Alan Hirsch, Dan Kimball, Neil Cole, and others. More...
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Featured Resources

Upward, Outward, InwardUpward, Outward, Inward: Passing on the Baton of Discipleship 
by Mitsuo Fukuda
Brand New English Translation!
"This book by my friend Mitsuo Fukuda will surprise you - and, I promise, change some of your perceptions for good..." - Wolfgang Simson

"Upward, Outward, Inward describes an intensely biblical pattern of growth that mirrors our Lord's Great Commandment and Great Commission. Brother Mitsuo offers wise insights into how God desires to use spiritual disciplines in our lives to bring about kingdom growth and multiplication in the world today." -  Dr. David Garrison

TruthQuest: Facilitator's GuideTruthQuest: The Facilitator's Guide | Updated Version
By Neil Cole
Fresh off the presses, this updated resource contains all you need to facilitate a TruthQuest learning community.  TruthQuest is a system for training emerging leaders in systematic theology and to reproduce that learning amongst their disciples!

M2MMentoring 2 Multiply (M2M) - Mentoring Guides
Mentoring Guide Forms are a tool to be used by a leader or mentor to take notes on during a mentoring appointment with an apprentice. A key recording tool for the growth & multiplication of leaders, that is: Mentoring 2 Multiply - M2M.

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Free Resources

New Audio files posted:

Stories of "Going Organic" for Conventional Churches Part 1   &    Part 2
h Ken Eastburn, Phil Helfer, Bill Levin, Kevin Rains & Ed Waken. Stories of "Going Organic"

Also there are a host of audio files for you to listen to or download >> HERE or on iTunes

New Videos posted:

  1. Reaching Europe & Beyond- Interview with Neil Cole
  2. Church as a Living System by Neil Cole
  3. Make Disciples Like the Apostles Did by George Patterson
  4. The Deal - A Simple Video on Disciple Making by Ed Waken
  5. Game Changer - Inspirational Story from Jaeson Ma
  6. Disciple Making for Jesus Movements by Alan Hirsch
  7. Apostolic Environments for Jesus Movements by Alan Hirsch
  8. How Jesus Sees Lost People by Neil Cole
  9. Preparing Disciples to Make Disciples by Neil Cole
  10. How Jesus Sees the Church: Part 1 by Neil Cole
  11. Matthew 10, Luke 10 & the P.O.P.'s by Neil Cole
  12. Organic Leadership: Part 1 by Neil Cole
  13. Upgrades for the Future of the Church by Neil Cole

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Online Map of Organic Churches and Networks

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Featured Article 

Planting Rapidly Reproducing Churches
by Curtis Sergeant

The principles in this article are gleaned from experience in planting rapidly reproducing churches in China. They were then tested through training, coaching and mentoring church planters serving in over one hundred nations, mostly working among unreached people groups. Over the years I have concluded it is difficult to make generalizations about evangelism, but it is more appropriate to make generalizations about discipleship and church planting. Evangelism is quite context-specific because half of the process is determined by what an individual believes and understands truth to be. Once someone has given themselves fully to the Lord, the discipleship and church planting processes become almost entirely about what God is calling us to. That deals with the culture of the Kingdom of God rather than the cultures from which we come.

All Disciples Are Involved

The main purpose of life is to glorify the Lord. We can do this best when we know Him most intimately and serve Him most fervently. It is God's intention is for every disciple to be engaged in ministry. Those who are gifted with the five leadership gifts in Ephesians 4:11-12 are to equip those with other gifts to do the work of the ministry, which results in the building up of the Body of Christ. Though each believer has a different gifting and a unique calling, everyone is to be engaged in living out the Great Commandment (Matt. 22:37-40) and carrying out the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20).

If we are living out the Great Commandment then we will be making reproducing disciples because part of the disciple-making process is "teaching them to obey everything I [Christ] have commanded" and the Commission itself is one of those commands. Hence, every believer should by definition be involved in making reproducing disciples. It is a short step from this toward starting reproducing spiritual communities (churches) because several of the other commands demand a spiritual community to carry out. Reproducing disciples will result in reproducing churches as a matter of obedience.

God is concerned both with what He accomplishes in us in conforming us to the image of Christ, as well as what He accomplishes through us in bringing glory to His name by being a blessing to everyone. We are to bless unbelievers by being a testimony of his grace and mercy - and to bless fellow believers as an encourager, partner, and equipper.

Be Worth Reproducing

Our constant aspiration should be to grow in our character, faith, fruit of the Spirit, and obedience. Such growth in discipleship transforms us into something that is desirable to reproduce. God  is not interested in multiplying mediocrity....

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