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Transformational Church

SESSION 1
Listening Guide

Hope and a New Scorecard


A Transformational Church is a congregation that is joining God on His ___________, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and making disciples. These disciples become more like Jesus, and begin transforming their ____________ and the world for the ____________
____ ________.

The Transformational Loop

Discern

Principles of the Transformational Loop:

Engage

Embrace

__________________ __________________ __________________

Continuing the Discussion


What were the marks of the old scorecard?

What are the marks of the new scorecard?

Framework Principles of Transformation

Connection: Catharsis: Convergence:


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Transformational Church
SESSION 2
Listening Guide

Missionary Mentality
Transformational churches discern their contexts.

DISCERN

Our leadership senses a call to our local city or community and not just our church. ____% agree messages.____ % agree (in our location to serve those around us). ____% agree Our pastor(s) often refers to aspects of the local city or community in

Engage

Embrace

Our church believes that God has strategically placed us in our cultural context

Modes of thinking to avoid


________________ ________________ ________________

= An angry leader who wants to tear it all down and start from scratch = A leader who believes their method is better and will therefore work = A leader obsessed with imitating a superstar pastor

Contextual ministry

Our church leadership understands the cultural context surrounding our church.

____ %

agree agree

Everything we do is in the language and culture of the people we are trying to reach.

____ %

Continuing the Discussion


The Scorecard of Missionary mentality

Old Scorecard

New Scorecard

Key Questions to Discern Your Context:

Describe your ___________ using only three words. Why do people move in and move out of your community? How is the community ____________ than it was 10 years ago? Describe the state of ___________ in your community. What are the opportunities your church could seize right now?
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Transformational Church
SESSION 3
Listening Guide

Vibrant Leadership
Transformational churches are churches of vibrant leadership.
Discern

Our church leadership makes sacrifices for the direction God has given our church. ____ % agree
____ %

When asked with a negative: I do not know the vision of our church,
Engage

EMBRACE

disagreed with the statement.

Transformational church leadership is ________________ in perspective and __________-oriented in decisions. A Shift in Leadership Thinking

When __________ do for _________ what they themselves should do, ___________ suffers and the mission of God is __________. Shift from ____ to _____ Shift from __________
________ to __________ ____________ ___ _______

Shift from ________ to ___________

Structural tendencies of transformational churches

Traditional committees give way to ___________-__________ Less structure as opposed to _______


___________

________

Membership encouraged to discover ___________, ________, and __________ Structures reflect confidence in _________ and ____________ Congregation does not ______ on every issue Small ____________
_________ and ___________

accountability groups work alongside pastor and staff

Continuing the Discussion


The Scorecard of Leadership

Old Scorecard

New Scorecard

Four Keys to Producing Leaders


________________ ________________ ________________ ________________

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Transformational Church
SESSION 4
Listening Guide

Relational Intentionality and Prayerful Dependence


Discern

Transformational churches are churches of relational intentionality and prayerful dependence. Relational Intentionality

Engage

Transformational Churches are _______________

______________ because

EMBRACE

relationships are the platform through which people _____ and _______ Jesus.
Prayerful Dependence

Spontaneous prayer is ____________ in Transformational Churches.


Transformational Prayer Practices

Transformational Church leaders _______ in prayer by example. Transformational Churches give ____________ to answered prayer. Transformational Churches pray for their ________________.

Continuing the Discussion


Developing Relationships Outside the Church

Start in your own _______________. Get _____________ in the community. Coach a sports team.
______________ within

the community.

Become a corporate chaplain. Teach English as a second language.

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Transformational Church
SESSION 5
Listening Guide

Worship and Community


Discern

worship
Three Characteristics of Worship in Transformational Churches

1. Sense of ____________ in the people 2. Lives __________ in times of worship

ENGAGE

Embrace

3. Active ________________

community
Transformational churches recognize that ____________ _______________ are the most effective _______________ _______________ for life change through the local church Five Obstacles Facing Small Groups

1. Value information over _______________ 2. Value teaching over learning 3. Become a reflection of _____
__________

4. Segmentation of the mission of God 5. Lack of __________

Five Elements of a Transformational Small-Group Environment

1. __________-orientation 2. Word-driven mentality 3. _______________ mind-set

4. Stranger welcoming 5. ____________ focus

Continuing the Discussion


The Scorecard of Worship

Old Scorecard

New Scorecard

Addressing Issues of Community

How many groups in your church are really _________ ? What new community groups have been started in the last year? What new community groups are ___________ for this year?
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Transformational Church
SESSION 6
Listening Guide

Mission and Whats Next


Transformational churches are fully engaged in mission.

Discern
In our church, we believe that relationships with unchurched people are critical to the mission of advancing the gospel. ____ % agree

Engage

Embrace
Five Steps to Engaging in Gods Mission

1. Define _____________ 2. Prepare 3. Provide personal ________________ to believers 4. Reinforce proper ________________ 5. Move into the _______________

Continuing the Discussion


The Scorecard of Mission

Old Scorecard

New Scorecard

Mission of Transformational Churches

Serving ___________ Planting churches ______________ Adopting an ____________


__________ _________ internationally

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