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Ministry Project Topic Statement Matthew W. Gamble Teaching Pastor 24-SEVEN Ministry Center 1. Define the problem or ministry opportunity to be addressed. It is clear that as the Western world develops, God seems to be pushed further and further away from the center of society. While many churches are shutting their doors being forced to close due to lack of attendance, there is an emergence of churches that are being started from scratch by young, innovative pastors. Their aim? To show that Jesus is still alive and well and relevant to the world around them. The problem is that within the framework of Christianity, the Church and Clergy have taken a bad wrap due to many of the moral and social failures that have occurred over the years. As a result how does a pastor/preacher/teacher/disciple of Jesus share the Gospel (Good News) with an seeker/unbeliever in a way that is compelling enough to at least earn their respect? In the Seventh-day Adventist faith-base a new church has been planted in Bellevue, WA. Located in one of the most unchurched regions of this nation, 24-SEVEN Ministry Center seeks to be a place where people can come explore the teachings ...read more.


3. Describe the desired outcome. The goal is to take a comprehensive look at 5-10 of the most effective orators of the Gospel in a postmodern context to see if there is any identifying element's of their delivery that is making them effective in reaching postmoderns/unchurched. The desired outcome is to take an objective look to see if some of the ingredients of effectiveness are transferable in a Seventh-day Adventist churchplant in Bellevue, WA. The hope is to clearly identify what those principles are and have them implemented during the sermon time at 24-SEVEN Ministry Center. 4. Discuss how the Ministry Project will integrate and demonstrate various dimensions of transformational, incarnational leadership, including: a) relevant personal, congregational, community and global issues; b) theological and missiological basis for the project; c) description of how the project will help to transform, revitalize, enlarge, extend or multiple a particular aspect of Christian ministry. a) On a personal level, my passion is preaching/evangelism. That being said, I am really interested in learning from some of the great preachers of our day. Additionally I have just planted a church just outside of Seattle that is attracting predominately postmoderns. ...read more.


Rob Bell - Mars Hill, Grand Rapids, MI iii. Erwin McManus - Mosaic, Los Angeles, CA iv. Craig Groeschel - Life Church, Okalahoma, OK v. Brian Buhler - North Shore Alliance Church, Vancouver BC * A survey of the use of various preaching styles at 24-SEVEN Ministry Center in Bellevue, WA, comparing the effectiveness of the identified style. 6. Identify any specific studies necessary to make the project viable, such as demographic studies, theological research, contextual analysis, observations on new ministry practices, leadership assessments, and evaluation of missional church approaches. * Theological Research - What is the Biblical premise for preaching? * Contextual Analysis - What constitutes a postmodern/emerging church? Are there variations of what this looks like in the Western world? Are there similarities in LA, Vancouver, and Okalahoma City? What about in the context of Seventh-day Adventism? * Observations and New Ministry Practices - What methodologies are these preachers practicing that are old, tried and true techniques verses techniques that are new, innovative and cutting edge. Are these principles transferable in a Seventh-day Adventist church plant setting? * Evaluation of Missional Church Approaches - How effective are these models of communicating the Gospel to postmoderns? How effective are these approaches in a Seventh-day Adventist church plant in Bellevue, WA? 7. ...read more.

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