The Fire of the Holy Spirit
Like fire prepares the soil of the ground in a forest for new growth, the fire of the Holy Spirit prepares the hearts of people for the seed of gospel to grow.
I. Hold an info + prayer gathering in your city
(if you are the first in the region)
All of these steps can still be used for a “multiplied” church as well. Choose what works best in each situation.
- Share info to RSVP on Salt Website + Social Media
- Run Facebook / Instagram ads targeting your city
- Choose a central location that’s easily accessible
At the initial gatherings:
Provide meal or snack based on resources (delegate “potluck” style as soon as possible)
Cast vision for your church and why you are starting
Share the mission of Salt and pray for the city
Invite people to the next gathering
Choose a location as a group to host the weekly gatherings (home, apartment, park, co-working space, etc)
II. Start Gathering weekly to Pray
Weeks 1-5 of officially gathering as “SALT”
Gather weekly to pray and get to know eachother
Send an email with location and time, also ask those attending to bring something for the meal “potluck style”
Take communion at every gathering together
Gather + Pray + Listen to the Holy Spirit
These gatherings are as much about getting to know each other and gel as a group as it is prayer. Leave time for people to get to know each other over the meal.
All weeks are available in the “Launch Section” of the app under “Gather”.
Week 1 Gather and Pray- Short teaching/discussion on “Jesus is Alive”-
Week 2 - Watch the bible project video on YouTube “Bible Project”. Short teaching and discussion on “The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand”
Week 3 Short teaching/discussion on “God has a plan and Purpose for Your Life”
Week 4- Short Teaching/discussion on “God desires all men to be saved” .
III. Week 4 - Pray and fast as a church for 7 days
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest parts of the earth.”
Throughout this week begin praying and fasting as a church for 7 days
Pray about who to nominate as the leaders of the church (if leaders haven’t already been chosen in multiplication process)
Nominate leaders with this link
Pray for your city
Set dates on the calendar for prayer walks, street evangelism, or whatever the Holy Spirit asks you to do in prayer
Every week in your church: When people repent and follow Jesus, baptize them, and pray for the Holy Spirit to baptize and fill them
WEEK 5: Hub leaders will pray over and commission new leaders.
Activate discipleship in SALT Church in your location mid-week
Discipleship begins with the hub leader discipling the church leader
Hub leaders will cast vision for SALT in the mtg with time left for Q + A
Finish with entire church group praying over new leaders