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Cabramatta Vineyard Church
1. Worship and intimacy
We are invited into the kind of relationship Jesus had with daddy.
2. Learning to hear God’s voice
Two-step discipleship process:
Hear God’s voice see
Do what he says do
3. CRAVE groups
a. Neil Cole argues in his excellent book Organic Church that church is the wrong place to focus. Rather, we should focus on multiplying disciples. To do this we need to:
i. Raise the bar of discipleship.
ii. Lower the bar on church.
b. Multiplication requires a process that is
i. Easily reproducible.
ii. Powerful enough to change a life.
c. Our foundational shared practice is the CRAVE group (our variation on Life Transformation Groups). 2-3 people meet weekly or fortnightly. Multiply when the groups grows to 4.
Confess your sins.
Read the Bible (25-30 chapters).
Ask God for lost friends to meet Jesus.
1. Joining God in his work.
2. Your Kingdom Come.
3. Speaking and acting for justice.
1. The First Place – Home and Neighbourhood.
a. Choosing to live among the poor.
b. Recovering neighbourhood in the suburbs.
i. Being a good neighbour
ii. Living in the front yard
iii. Hospitality – Giving and receiving
c. Availability – Being home
2. The Second Place – Kingdom in the Workplace.
a. Bearing the imago dei.
i. Reflect: Honouring God in your work.
being a faithful employee; partnering with God in creation.
ii. Represent: Joining God in his work in your workplace.
e.g. schools, students, teachers
iii. Rule: Strategic influence
3. The Third Place – Connecting in Social Spaces.
a. Follow the ant trails – clubs, pubs and cafes.
b. Practicing presence.
c. Planting the good news seed in existing places of community
e.g. Jeff, John at the El Cortez
1. Plant, don’t transplant.
2. Apostolic gifting – sending/releasing
3. Display communities of God’s generous rule.