From time to time people come to us as Pastors/leaders for help with achieving their goals. They are desperate to read their Bible more or to pray more. Sometimes they are desperate to stop an old habit that it halting their spiritual formation. In these sessions Psychologist Laura Edwards teaches us how to recognise ‘change talk’ and help people on their journey of discipleship.
In these sessions Darren teaches everything from connecting to organisations and Churches who can help you with your mission, to closing the deal and leading someone into baptism.
In these sessions Darren teaches us how to communicate effectively, and issues three challenges: Paperclip Challenge (2 mins), Testimony Challenge (5 mins), and a Ten Minute Preach Challenge.
OUR PROCESS FOR STARTING NEW CHURCHES
Begin by promoting the plan to start a new Elim Church in the community. This might look like delivering flyers, letters, or engaging in social action projects. You may find a person of peace who is for your vision and will introduce you to their network.
Begin to meet together regularly in order to discuss our launch plan and strategy to reaching the community. The plan being to reach the unchurched, the Gospel will need to be shared and responded to during this time too. Some times of prayer are required during this time too.
This is a process of getting a venue, testing your kit, and running through our attractive service. We can worship together during this time whilst also working out the kinks in our setup. We also look to connect with local authorities and other Churches & charities.
We launch with several outreach events and a Sunday evening service. Once we have a setup team in place we can move to a Sunday morning service which may be streamed in via Youtube live until we have a Pastor in place. In the meantime the Church joins in live from homes.