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http://austingardner.net/NewEnglishPodcast/Reasons_a_Church_Becomes_too_Dependent_on_a_Missonary.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:12 — 27.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS Pastor Austin Gardner and VBM Director Jeff Bush discuss the indigenous principle of church planting. In light of the indigenous principle, they discuss ways that a church becomes too dependent on a missionary as well as how to avoid...
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This is the second part of Training National Leadership. The first can be found here. The PREACHING of Paul and other Bible writers is interesting and obviously shows us how we can do this work of discipleship. Paul uses the word follow and followers frequently in his letters. He unashamedly tells folks to follow him....
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The indigenous church depends on its leadership. It has been said, “everything rises and falls on leadership.” If we win people, baptize them and help them get a building, what will happen when we leave? Think of what would happen in America if the church were to lose its pastor and were unable to get...
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Training the indigenous leader for the indigenous church As you prepare to train leaders you will need to consider the example of Jesus Christ. I believe that a secondary purpose for His ministry here on earth was to show us how to serve. He is the prime example of all that we ought to be...
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Many churches here in the United States have not truly reached the point of even doing this (becoming truly indigenous.) However, we must consider that if we are ever to reach a country with the gospel the nationals will have to do it and to do so they will have to have the tools to...
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  We must teach and train our people to the point that they can make decisions, follow the leadership of the Holy Spirit and call their own pastors. They will not be able to do so until they really learn the basic principles from the word of God and how to apply them. Train up...
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More notes from 1991! The PROBLEM in starting a new church is that it will not be indigenous in the beginning. You must understand that no church is truly indigenous as long as a missionary is in the church. If a missionary is there they are depending on him to provide the message and give...
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How to Plant an Indigenous Church I wrote the following in 1991 but still think that there are things you can glean from! How do we plant an indigenous church? What will be the PLAN to use in starting your first church? Obviously, each country will have its own peculiarities and each missionary will do...
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    Place Nationals in Places of Leadership Place nationals in places of leadership from day one and let them fail. Now how is that for a contradiction of what we said before. The point of this chapter is to help you realize how important it is to immediately put the nationals into leadership. You...
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You need to get this book and read it.  Click on the book and go to Amazon to get you a copy. You can get it in the Kindle version or on paper.     Start Right if you want to Finish Right!  A church that hasn’t learned to fulfill its responsibility was almost certainly...
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