Outside Catalyst: Thessalonica

Paul started the work when he entered Thessalonica, but he exited quickly and continued the work from Athens and Corinth as an outside catalyst.

He kept his same ministry pattern when he was on location or working as an outside catalyst.

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Shadow Pastor

When you lead through your influence not your presence.


Sword Method

3 Thirds pattern

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House Church

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Quiet Time

A quiet time is part of your devotional life and your walk with the Lord.

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Apostle Paul’s Partners

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Damascus   Acts 9: 19-25, Acts 22:12-17


Arabia   Galatians 1:17

No mention

Damascus   Acts 9: 19-25

Disciples of Damascus, his followers

Syria and Cilicia   Galatians 1:21

Caesarea and Tarsas Acts 9: 26-28

No mention

Antioch   Acts 11:19- 30, 13: 1-4

Barnabas, Saul

Some prophets, Agabus,

Simeon, Lucius, Manaen

Paul, Barnabas    Acts 14:26- 15:

Peter   Galatians 2:11

Barnabas Galatians 2:13

Judea   Acts 11:27- 30

Barnabas, Saul

Cyprus Acts 13:4-13

Saul, Barnabas, John-Mark

Pisidian Antioch Acts 13:13-50

Paul, Barnabas

Local: many Jews and devout converts to Judaism, gentiles

Iconium Acts 13:51-14:5

Paul, Barnabas

Local: great number of Jews and gentiles

Lystra and Derbe Acts 14:5-19

Paul, Barnabas

Local: won large number of disciples,

Appointed elders in all the churches

Pisidia, Pamphylia, Perga, Attalia  Acts 14:19-25

Paul, Barnabas

Antioch to Jerusalem   Acts 15:1-4

Paul, Barnabas

Local: And some other Antioch believers


  Acts 9: 26-28,

Barnabas, Peter, James Galatians 1:17-21

Apostles, the brothers Galatians 1:17-21

Barnabus, Titus  Galatians 2:1-5

Paul, Barnabas Acts 15:4-21

Local: James, Peter, Apostles, elders and whole church

Paul, the rest of us (Luke, Aristarchus, Trophimus) Acts 21: 17-18

Brothers received us

James, and all the elders

Four men with purified, shaved heads

They had seen Trophimus the Ephesian in Jerusalem with Paul  Acts 21:29

The son of Paul’s sister Acts 22:16-22

Jerusalem to Antioch   Acts 15:22-35

Paul, Barnabas

Local: Some of their own from Jerusalem, Silas, Judas.

Syria, Cilicia Acts 15: 35-41

Paul, Silas

Derbe and Lystra Acts 16: 1-5

Paul, Silas

Local: Timothy, brothers of Lystra and Iconium

Phyrigia and Galatia, Troas Acts 16: 6-10

Paul, Silas


Philippi Acts 16: 11-40

Paul, Silas


Local: Lydia, brothers at Lydia’s house

The rest of us (Luke)

Local: Jailer

hope to send Timothy to you soon           Philippians 2:19

Eudia and Sytche to agree with each other Philippians 4:2

Clement and rest of fellow workers Philippians 4:3

Epaphroditus   Philippians 2:25-30, 4:18

Thessalonica Acts 17: 1-9

Paul, Silas


Local: Some Jews, large number of God-fearing Greeks, prominent women

Jason, some brothers,

Philippian church sending gifts to him there Philippians 4:16

Berea Acts 17:9- 15

Paul, Silas


Local: Jews and Greeks men and women

Athens Acts 17:14-34


Local: Dionysius, and few men, Damaris a woman and others

Corinth Acts 18:1-18


Aquila & Priscilla Acts 18, Aquila & Priscilla 1 Cor 16:19. 2 Timothy


Timothy came in from Macedonia Acts 18:5, Timothy, and brothers, 1 Cor 16:10-12, Romans 16:21

Apollos 1 Cor 16:10-12, Romans 16:21

Apollos Acts 19:1, 1 Cor 1:12 , Apollos 1 Cor 16:10-12

Phoebe Romans 16:1

Lucius, Romans 16:21

Jason and Sospater my relatives Romans 16:21

Gaius, Romans 16:23 Gaius 1 Cor 1:14

Titus Justus, Acts 18:7 (some think could be same as Gaius 1 Cor 1:14)

Erastus, Romans 16:23

Quartus Romans 16:23

Tertius – Paul’s scribe to write Romans epistle Romans 16:22

Stephanas , Paul baptized the household of Stephanas 1 Cor 1:16, Stephanas, 1 Cor 16:15-18

Fortunatus and Achaicus, 1 Cor 16:16-18

Crispus and household, many Corinthians believed baptized, the brothers Acts18:17

Paul baptized Crispus 1 Cor 1:14

Sosthenes the synagogue ruler was beaten, Acts18:17

became a partner later 1 Cor 1:1


Ephesus Acts 18:18

Paul, Acts 19:1 Aquila & Priscilla

Apollos Acts 18:24-

Timothy and Erastus Acts 19:22

Johns disciples received Holy Spirit about 12 men, Acts 19:7

Gaius and Aristarchus Acts 19:29

Sent for his disciples Acts 20:1

Tychicus – Ephesians 6:21-22

Caesarea, Antioch Acts 18:19-22


Troas Acts 20:1-4


Sopater, Aristarchus, Secundus, Gaius, Timothy, Tychicus, Trophimus

We sailed to Philippi (Luke,)

Young man Eutychus and the people

Miletus Acts 20: 15-37


Brought in Ephesian elders, overseers, shepherds

Trophimus I left in Miletus because he was sick 2 Timothy 4:20

Tyre Acts 21: 3-7


Disciples there

Ptolemais Acts 21: 7

Paul, we (Luke, Aristarchus)

Brothers there

Caesarea Acts 21: 7-16

Paul, we (Luke, Aristarchus)

Phillip the evangelist, his 4 unmarried daughters

Agabus came from Judea

Disciples from Cesarea accompanied,

Home of Mnason from Cyprus

His local friends take care of him for two years Acts 24:23-27

Boarded ship for Rome Acts 27:2


Aristarchus, with us (Luke)

Angel of the Lord Acts 27:23

 Malta Acts 28:1-10


Aristarchus, with us (Luke)

Malta Islanders

Publius chief official

Puteoli Acts 28:13-14


Aristarchus, with us (Luke)

Brothers there


All of you loved by God called to be saints Romans 1:7

Priscilla and Aquila and church at their house  Romans 16:5-6

Epenetus, first convert in Asia  Romans 16:5

Mary Romans 16:6

Andronicus and Junias my relatives fellow prisoners Romans 16:7

Ampliatus Romans 16:8

Urbanus and Stachys Romans 16:9

Apelles Romans 16:10

Household of Aristobulus Romans 16:10

Herodian my relative Romans 16:11

Household of Narissus  Romans 16:11

Tryphena and Tryphosa women Romans 16:12

Persis another woman works hard Romans 16:12

Rufus and his mother, like a mother to Paul Romans 16:13

Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and brothers Romans 16:14

Philolgus, Julia, Nerus, his sister, Olympus all saints with them Romans 16:15

Paul, Acts 28:11-31

Aristarchus, with us (Luke)

Brothers there as far as Appius and Three Taverns

Some Jews convinced of what Paul preached

Welcomed all who came to him Acts 28:30

Aristarchus, John Mark  Colossians 4:10

Colossae, Laodicea, Hierapolis Col 4:13

Epaphras Colossians 1:7

Tychicus  Colossians 4:7

Aristarchus, John Mark  Colossians 4:10

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3 Thirds house Church worship pattern

Looking back, looking up, looking forward the 3 thirds worship pattern explained

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Virtual Prayer Walking

The apostle Paul prayed remotely from the locations for which he prayed. He constantly (Colossians 1:3) prayed for new believers and their faith to abound.

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ASAP prayer APP get the APP

No Place Left Prayer APP get the NPL APP

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Vine and the Branches

Vine and the Branches

Read John 15:1-8
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

We are the branches, Jesus is the vine. God’s purpose is for us to bear fruit. When you became a Christian there was a living union between you and God. Just as the branch gets life from the vine so the believer gets his life from Jesus.

Bearing Spiritual Fruit

A branch does not bear fruit for itself but for others. God’s purpose for the apple is to produce a tree that produces more fruit with seeds to produce much more fruit. It is the principle of spiritual multiplication. “I tell you open your eyes and look to the fields! They are ripe for harvest…for the crop of eternal life. (John 4:34-35) The parable of the fig tree reminds us that it is not acceptable to not bear fruit. (Luke 13:1-9)

Bearing the Fruit of Christ like Character..
John 15:8 says, “Bear much fruit.” How do we bring about this increase of fruit, more fruit and Vs 5 much fruit? First as we establish a deeper relationship with Christ the hindrances affecting fruit-bearing are removed.

For fruit bearing there must be abiding. Repeatedly in John chapter 15 Jesus uses calls us to abide in him. He says this because abiding is the key to fruit-bearing. When you trusted Christ to save you, the Holy Spirit united you to him in a living relationship, a union was formed and you became a branch in the vine. Where there is fruit there is life, where there is life there is seed for more fruit. Be willing to yield yourself to Christ for the purpose of bearing fruit.

Divine Pruning. The Fathers relationship to the branch is the gardener. He prunes, cuts away the excess. Purging gets rid of the bitterness. Your pruning is for your good and his glory. If you want your fruit tree to produce you have to get rid of the sucker branches. These unnecessary branches sap up the flow that should go to the fruit. Pruning often means cutting back drastically. It may be painful when God prunes something out of our life, but the goal is always more fruit.

Pruning isn’t pretty. The vine looks all butchered, but just wait until harvest time. The vines that have been pruned are filled abundantly with fruit.

Abiding is an outflow of love. We abide in Christ because of our love for him. We abide not as a slave fears his master as a close friend. He gave his love as he laid down his life at the cross.

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Master Strategy Plan

This is a 4 minute overview of the Master Strategy Plan (MSP) and a download link to MSP below.

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Raising up Leaders for the harvest

Finding your Timothy leaders

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GenMapper for church health assessment

Here is a tool to help assess church health.

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