ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF PORT ELIZABETHANGLICAN DIOCESE OF PORT ELIZABETHSYNOD1 TO 4 NOVEMBER 2017
THEME: MAKING DISCIPLES – HEAR MY STORY
Download THE NEHEMIAH PROJECT document to learn more about the below.
NM Bay Nehemiah Project(Execution Strategy).
Quotes from three Bishops:
Bishop Bethlehem Nopece: “We need to reconnect with our communities”.
Bishop Lunga ka Siboto: “We need to go to where our people are suffering”.
Bishop Zipho Siwa: “We need to come out of our Church buildings”.
1.1 WHAT are we trying to do?
We are committed to being obedient to a vision of rebuilding our city, to reach as many people as possible and saturate our city with the gospel.
1.2 WHY are we doing this?
We believe that only the gospel of Jesus Christ will bring meaning and hope to the people of our city. Only the gospel can put SA on a different trajectory.
1.3 WHERE do we want to reach the people?
We want to reach all the people of the city, wherever they live ie every person in every Municipal ward(60). We want to “place” the gospel like a management grid over our city.
1.4 WHEN should we meet to ensure that we execute this vision effectively?
We should encourage church leaders, especially experienced leaders, to commit 2% of their time to promote John 17:21. We need to review our understanding of servant leadership. I believe it is time the leaders of the larger resourced church reached out to the leaders of smaller, less resourced congregations. Larger church leaders should visit their colleagues where they are and motivate them and give them a feeling of belonging to a mighty army. We need to change the paradigm – big should now go to small and not the other way round.
1.5 WHO do we want to reach or who is our target market?
We want to reach every person in every Ward and encourage them to participate in the rebuilding of their Ward.
1.6 HOW do we aim to execute and implement this vision?
We will utilize our Nehemiah Scorecard to encourage each other.
- Nelson Mandela Bay Nehemiah “VISION”.
- Five Steps to Success Modeled by Nehemiah(Project Manager).
3.1 Prayer assessment.
3.2 A compelling vision.
3.3 Find the right leaders for leverage.
3.4 Build collaborative teams.
3.5 Encourage commitment and accountability
- Nehemiah Ward Project: Contact Details of key Ward/community structures.
- Nehemiah Scoreboard.
- Building Partnerships in NM Bay.
- Overall role of Prayer Networks in NM Bay.