Turning our Church Inside Out by ewghwehws

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									Turning our
   Church
 Inside Out
   Part One
What is the Purpose of the Church?
 What is the Purpose of the Church?
1. Our church’s purpose is to conduct worship
   services to help our people experience God.
 What is the Purpose of the Church?
1. Our church’s purpose is to conduct worship
   services to help our people experience God.
2. Our church’s purpose is to teach and take
   care of our members.
 What is the Purpose of the Church?
1. Our church’s purpose is to conduct worship
   services to help our people experience God.
2. Our church’s purpose is to teach and take
   care of our members.
3. Our church’s purpose is to attract the lost so
   they can get saved and become active
   members in our church.
 What is the Purpose of the Church?
1. Our church’s purpose is to conduct worship
   services to help our people experience God.
2. Our church’s purpose is to teach and take
   care of our members.
3. Our church’s purpose is to attract the lost so
   they can get saved and become active
   members in our church.
4. Our church’s purpose is to make a difference
   in our community.
              Is It Worth It?
• Over the past 15 years the church in America
  has spent 500 billion dollars on
  programming, buildings, salaries and
  ministries without any statistical influence
  upon church attendance or conversions.
              Is It Worth It?
• Over the past 15 years the church in America
  has spent 500 billion dollars on programming,
  buildings, salaries and ministries without any
  statistical influence upon church attendance
  or conversions.
• In America it takes the combined effort of 85
  Christians working one year to produce one
  believer for Christ.
               Is It Worth It?
• Over the past 15 years the church in America has
  spent 500 billion dollars on programming,
  buildings, salaries and ministries without any
  statistical influence upon church attendance or
  conversions.
• In America it takes the combined effort of 85
  Christians working one year to produce one
  believer for Christ.
• Over the next year in the USA, 1300 churches
  will be started and 3750 churches will close.
The Defining Question
The Defining Question
  If our church vanished
  tomorrow, would our
  community notice or
  even care?
For it is by grace you have been saved through
faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of
God; not as a result of works, so that no one
may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus for good works, which
God prepared beforehand so that we would
walk in them.




                         Ephesians 2:8-10
For it is by grace you have been saved through
faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of
God; not as a result of works, so that no one
may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus for good works, which
God prepared beforehand so that we would
walk in them.




                         Ephesians 2:8-10
Two Ways to Do Church
•Attractional Model –
Most of the emphasis in the
“attractional” church is
upon acts of serving the
church itself.
Two Ways to Do Church
The Attractional Model
 – Cares about what works
 for us and does what
 benefits us.
 Two Ways to Do Church
• Attractional Model - Cares about
  what works for us and does what
  benefits us.

•Missional Model –
 Cares about what God cares
 about and does what God is
 doing.
"For the Son of Man has
come to seek and to save
that which was lost."


                    Luke 9:10
We have the ultimate goal of
seeing people led to Christ, but
it is not our ulterior motive.
“And He sent them out to
proclaim the kingdom of God
and to perform healing.”


                      Luke 9:2
“He began speaking to them
about the kingdom of God and
curing those who had need of
healing.”


                       Luke 9:11

								
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