Peter Cheyne is employed quarter-time as the AFFIRM Ambassador.
His role is to:
- visit and provide encouragement and support
- speak or preach
- run training events
- make people aware of the resources and support that AFFIRM offer
- link churches and ministers with resource people who might be able to help them.
Peter is available to teach on a range of issues. His primary focus is disciple-making, the implementation of the Great Commission. There are many resources on disciple-making on his website www.followers.org.nz.
Do feel free to get in touch with Peter (Peter@followers.org.nz). He is here to help.
What he can offer
The Mission of the Church
- What is the Mission of the Church?
What are we meant to be doing?
- The Mission Sequences.
Is there are pattern that we can see in Jesus and the early church – a sequence of steps that leads to effective mission?
- What if our mission is not what we think?
(An amalgam of several other workshops.) What is our mission? What are the key components? One model that ticks a lot of the boxes.
What is Success?
- Measuring What Matters.
What is success in a church? How can we know if we are succeeding? How can we measure spiritual things?
- We loved you so much.
Learning from Paul’s disciple-making practices in Thessalonica.
- Evangelism Through Stories.
Using story-telling to introduce people to Jesus.
- Developing A Culture of Evangelism.
How can churches be more evangelistic? (Based on “The Mission Sequence”)
- What is the gospel?
There is great confusion about what the gospel actually is. That then means that Christians are less confident about sharing it. What does the Bible say?
- Not Ashamed of the Gospel
A study of 2 Timothy. When we feel that society will no longer accept the gospel, we are tempted to either modify it or remain silent. Learn how Paul approached this as he encouraged Timothy.
- How To Grow People.
Disciple-making using the principles modelled by Jesus.
- How can churches make disciples?
- How to be part of a movement
What are the characteristics of movements that spread rapidly?
- Various modules available
Topics such as:
- What is leadership?
- What are the key functions of leaders?
- The leader’s character
- Leadership styles
- Leading change
- Developing leaders
- Time management
- A Simple Planning Process
Knowing where you want to go and how you plan to get there can make all the difference when the alternative is drifting.
Communication and Preaching
- Communication for Christians
Applying a simple model of communication to the life of the church – newsletters, preaching, evangelism etc.
Various modules. How to preach God’s Word so as to make a difference.
- Truth In Love.
In the midst of the current controversy, what are Christians to believe about homosexuality and about relating to homosexuals?
Please remember also that there are lots of other people within AFFIRM who have their own areas of expertise and are available to help. Peter can coordinate this. Please contact him.