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Table Of Contents

Te Challenge
Te Reason for/and the Limitations of this Book
Te Method
UNDERSTANDING SECULARIZATION
Definition
Te Postmodern era
Various Definitions of Secularization
A Personal Definition
Defining the Secular Mind
Secular Mind Grouping
Summary
SECULARIZATION IN AMERICA
Is America the Exception?
“Secularization of the Academy”11
Religious Experience
Church Attendance
Belief in God
Te Importance of the Bible in Religious Experience
Other Observations
Te Missio Dei
Christ’s Ministry
Logos
Hekate, Rev.1:17,18 and Koine Greek
Hekate, Rev 1:17, 18
Koine Greek
Dan 2 and 7
Paul’s Ministry
Ellen White
Gospel Invitation to All the World
Every Soul to Be Reached
Highways and Hedges
Jew and Gentile
Different Methods
Christ’s Method
Bill Hybels—Willow Creek Community Church
Kind of Church
Basic Strategy
Profiling Unchurched Harry and Mary11
Marital status
Education
Jobs
Harry’s felt needs
Harry and Mary’s attitude toward religion
Seven-Step Strategy
Seeker Services
Blueprint
Critical Analysis
Willow Creek
Positives/strengths
Creative persuasion
Te assimilation process
Communicating through understanding
Community Service
Weaknesses
Mission Focus
Rick Warren–Saddleback Community Church
Target
Te Seeker Sensitive Service
Discipling process
Preaching on purpose
Weakness
Te comfort zone—Reaching those to whom you relate
Te Intentional Church
Planting the Intentional Church
Initiating a Vision
Values Discovery and Development
Mission Development
Do an Environmental Scan
Developing a Vision for the Ministry
Small to Medium Church
Plateauing effect
Culturally diverse church
Continual church planting
Strategic intent
Develop Core Strategy
Begin with Mission
Focus on Target Audience
Consider the Process
Develop Specific Working Strategy
Te Church Services
Sabbath Service - An Inspirational Believers’Service
Develop a Bible Class
Develop Small Groups
Felt needs
Listening
Develop Other Programs
Seminars
Social events
Have Social and Community Outreach
Getting Started
Teach Relational Evangelism
Commitment to Grow in Christ
Intermediate Bible Class
Sabbath Service and Special Classes
Commitment to Service
Spiritual Gifts Seminar
Develop a support team
Continue to communicate
Implementation and reassessment
Up-close and relational—
For such a time as this—
A call to prayer—
A SAMPLE SEEKER SERVICE
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY/RESOURCES
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A Strategy For Reaching Secular People

A Strategy For Reaching Secular People

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