Mātes diena Carnation Giveaway ar Janie Sjögren

mothersdayDaži cilvēki aizmirst, vai gaidīt līdz pēdējam brīdim, lai iegūtu Mamma ziedu vai kartes. Ziedi var būt dārgi, ja pērk veikalā individuāli, bet tos var iegādāties par mazāk nekā piecdesmit centi par ziedu vairumā. Jūsu grupa var droši izskaidrot uz vietējo lielveikalu florists, ko jūs mēģināt darīt ar savu saņēmēju lokā. Ņemot vērā pietiekami daudz iepriekšēja brīdinājuma, viņš vai viņa var pasūtīt daudzumu neļķēm un nodot diskontētās cenas uz jums.

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Keep It Simple Steve Sjögren

outreachPat ja mums ir ducis punkti šeit par sākuma būtiska vērienu pamatideja laipnība Outreach ir pavisam vienkāršs.

Mans tendence ir lēkt uz kaut ko es atrast aizraujošu un maisīt lietas uz augšu, cik vien iespējams. Dažreiz maisot lietas pat rada sarežģījumus. Dzīve vienkārši plūsmu šajā virzienā. As others catch the vision of the new thing, before long, the idea can become fairly complicated.

Is there a way to keep things easier? Absolutely!

Outreach is all about one thing – seeing people come to relationship with Christ. The word “outreach” is a more general word than “evangelism.” The first is about the entire spectrum of things we can do that lead up to someone coming to Christ. The term Evangelism is a more concise term that relates strictly to seeing someone cross the line and come into a saving relationship with Jesus.

To keep all of this simple, we need to remember what we are about. We aren’t about 1,000 good things that might better peoples’ lives but don’t include seeing them come to know Christ. If the ultimate outcome isn’t to see them converted then we are losing track of what we are about. We are lost in complexity.

People who stay simple, who are focused like a laser, can be almost rude at times. They tend to be so focused they repel nice people who come with nice ideas about nice things that will bless people. There’s nothing wrong with any of that. There are plenty of places for that in fact. In the area of outreach, however, we must walk out the balance of smiling and at the same time walk in gritty determination to do whatever it takes to venture on.

Dievs, Jēzus, Svētais Gars un vistas Man Randy Bohlender

Atpakaļ sešdesmitie, tur bija radio drāma mānīšanās attēloti nozieguma cīnītājs vistas uzvalks. Jā, tas šķiet muļķīgi tagad ... labi, godīgi, tas bija muļķīgi, tad arī.

Paraksts skaņa iezīmēja beigas katru epizodi: Balss būtu sludināt "vistas .... Maaaaaaan!, and a manic crowd in the background would emphatically shout “He’s everywhere, he’s everywhere!”

If you’re completely lost, listen to the original episode here.

So I was in the shower this morning – really, this is where these thoughts come to me – and I began to think about how God’s omnipresence was explained to us in Bible college.

Our professors handed us the mantra “There is no place where God is not,”, which, though technically true, sounds about as compelling as the Chicken Man’s signature shriek. Combine the two for fun.

There is no place where God is not.

He’s everywhere, He’s everywhere!

I can’t help but think the omnipresence of God means something far more immediate than the ubiquitous whereabouts of Chicken Man.

Interestingly, I can handle thinking about an all powerful, all knowing God being in Chicago, Calcutta, and Catan, because in thinking about Him in those places, I don’t think much about Him beinghere.

With me.

Glancing at what I’m writing.

Taking a sip of tea from my cup as we talk about me taking a sip from His.

I desperately want to live with a greater awareness of the immediate presence of God. Jā, He is everywhere, but He is also near. He sees everything, but He also sees me. I want my decision making, my ethics, how I treat my children and how I treat a stranger to reflect what I know about the presence of God – specifically, that I am in it, as I sit at my table or walk the aisle of a big box store.

We’ve mystified the presence of God to refer to those times when we feel His presence in a tangible way. Whether it’s a powerful sermon or (more likely) that great key change on the song you like, there are times when you feel Him near, but they’re rarely the times when you need to be aware of Him the most. You need Him most when you feel Him least – in a hundred different decisions made daily.

Jā, He’s everywhere, He’s everywhere.

But He’s also right hear. Listening. Speaking. Wanting.

In your pursuit of the God of the Universe, don’t ignore the God in the room.

3 Great ietekmes Projekti pavasarī Janie Šegrena

Pavasaris ir klāt, un šajā sezonā ir lieliska iespēja panākt, lai jūsu sabiedrībā un parādīt viņiem Dieva mīlestību praktiskā veidā.

Šeit ir trīs lielas informēšanas projekti, kas ir ideāli piemērots pavasarī:

1. Bezmaksas Car Wash

Tas ir efektīvs, praktiska pakalpojums. Mēs piedāvājam automazgātava katru nedēļu vasarā. Ir profesionāli veikts banner vai zīme, ka saka “Totally Free Car Wash!” vai “Bezmaksas – Nē Kidding – Automazgātava!” Ir daži cilvēki, kas nav kautrīgi, mundri bļaut automašīnas braukšanas pa – “Bezmaksas Car Wash!” Bijušie karsējmeitenes ir liels šai lomai! Tas ielu nepieciešams labs projekta vadītājs organizēt brīvprātīgos, auto plūsmu un nodrošināt kvalitatīvu darbu.

Iegādāties augstas kvalitātes auto mazgāšanas ziepes un darīt rūpīgu darbu – skrubis riepas un nosusiniet auto. Jūsu smags darbs runā apjomi par Dieva mīlestību!

Materiāli:

  • Savienojuma Cards
  • Bezmaksas Auto Wash Signs
  • Šļūtenes un sprauslas
  • Ūdens Source (svarīgs!)
  • Spaiņi
  • Car Wash Ziepes
  • Rakelis
  • Riepu birstes
  • Dvieļi / Zamšāda Audums

Team Size: 8+

Outreach izmaksas: Lēts

Bērnu draudzīgu: Jā, tas ir ļoti jautri bērniem, bet tie ir arī jāuzrauga

 

2. General Yard Cleanup

Pēc tam, kad ziema ir beigusies, visādas atlūzām kļuvis skaidrs. Iet no durvīm līdz durvīm ar cimdiem, grābekļi, un trash somas.

Materiāli:

Team Size: 2+

Outreach izmaksas: Bezmaksas / lēts

Bērnu draudzīgu: Do Not

 

3. Minerālūdens Giveaway

Daudzi cilvēki dod priekšroku ūdens bezalkoholiskajiem dzērieniem. Ledus uz leju ūdens pudeles, kas Igloo dzesētāji par alternatīvu koksa giveaways. Izmantojiet pašu dzērienu savienojuma kartes. Mēs neiesakām apvienojot to ar sodas giveaway, jo tas piedāvā pārāk daudz iespējas, un kļūst sarežģīta. To var izdarīt, visur ir daudz cilvēku pulcējās.

Materiāli:

Team Size: 3+

Outreach izmaksas: Mērens

Bērnu draudzīgu: Do Not

 

Neaizmirstiet, lai sniegtu no ārējas savienot kārtis laikā jūsu pavasara outreaches. Ja Jums ir nepieciešama augstas kvalitātes informatīvos kartes, Jūs varat noklikšķināt uz kādu no iepriekš minētajām saitēm, lai redzētu lieliska izvēle dizainu mēs piedāvājam, vai vienkārši doties uz šo saiti zemāk:

http://www.kindnessresources.com/Outreach-Cards-C10.aspx

Uzglabāt staigājot aizplūšana!

St. Patrick - patrons kalps Evangelism Steve Sjögren

St. Patrick Patrick dzīvoja dzīvi traģēdija pārvērst uzvarā. Tas ir it kāpēc mēs svinam 17 marts, ēdot īpašas īru pārtiku un dzeramo zaļā alus. Tie ir vajadzēja būt svinības ir atpestījis dzīvi.

This time of year there is a lot of hoopla around a lot of silliness that has little to do with the origins of St. Patrick’s Day. Somehow I don’t think the real St. Patrick was all that excited about the color green. I’m pretty positive he wouldn’t pinch someone who wasn’t wearing green. I doubt he ever ate corned beef and cabbage. I’m not sure where those nutty traditions got started. They’re fun to do once a year but they have absolutely nothing to do with good ‘ol Patrick.

Yes he killed a few snakes as you have perhaps read, but that’s not what he was about. He was a champion of the underdog. He was all about liberating people who were stuck in sin, who were put down by an oppressive system. I relate to Patrick especially because he was someone who had been in slavery, he had gotten free, and now he was dedicated to liberating others from their captivity. Isn’t that what we are doing in evangelism? If we are up to anything it’s that we recognize in all humility that we are fairly messed up people who are in need of an intervention. We need saving. We don’t need a little bit of help or some reform. Like Patrick, if God doesn’t save us we will remain stuck in captivity. The good news it God has set us free just as he has done for Patrick.

Now that we are set free let’s do as Patrick—let’s make it our lifestyle that we will liberate others. For Patrick life took on greater momentum as he walked further on. The older he got the greater his impact. I believe God wills that sort of Umph for you and me as well. Let’s walk out our calling with zest, with passion and the enthusiasm of God himself. His provision rests upon us as we dedicate ourselves to losing our lives. We have nothing to lose other than our lives—and he will give us great joy in giving those up as well.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Snakes or no snakes, whether you are wearing green or not, it’s about setting people free. Let’s do it together! Thanks for being a part of the Servant Evangelism tribe.

Lieliska Kļūda - Doing Outreach Alone Steve Sjögren

mistake(From time to time in Serve I am going to post Excellent Mistakes I have made in outreach over the years. These are “excellent” mistakes because I have learned from them and our typical step of progression is “Two steps forward, one step backward.” Thus, we are making progress in dropping the ball!) Of course we are able to do outreach on our own. We ought to be willing to do significant acts of outreach apart from our need for a team. There is plenty we can do that is accomplished just by ourselves. However in the long run that policy is going to lead to burnout. We will quit if we seek to be a one-person outreach team. We just aren’t wired to do this stuff apart from connecting with others who are similarly wired to us, with both our weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

Fire left alone has a tendency to go out rather quickly. This is just as true in the spiritual world as it is in a physical realm. We need others who are going the same direction as us in outreach. It is vital that we team up with others who have a similar heart. You can’t go it alone in outreach. You need at least a couple of others to team up with you in order to do this for the long haul. The question is How can we move forward to make it for the distance? How can we proceed in a way that is going to endure? Sprinting down the path for a short bit is simple enough. Many can do that. To make it for a marathon distance takes some careful strategy. Jesus calls us to give our entire lives to his cause, for the rest of our lives. This is a matter of the lordship of Jesus.

Pray. Ask God to supply a sidekick or two. Jesus said, “The fields are white unto harvest. …Pray the Lord of the Harvest to send out workers.” The beginning point is simply to ask God to show up. Jesus also said, “Wherever two or more are gathered in my name there am I in their midst.” There is something unfathomably powerful about having our focus on the Lord Jesus. He delights in showing up in our midst when we aim at lifting him up. “If you agree on anything…I will do it.” Amazing power is unleashed when we pray.

Look. Don’t forget to look for the supply of God. He might be in your midst right now doing something great even as you complain and are depressed. A key to progress is having the wherewithal to notice the move of God in both the obvious and the obscure. Pray for truth-tellers to come alongside you to speak words of obviousness to you. Sometimes childlike people will come as a gift to you with the ability to speak plain truth to you. Receive such people with enthusiasm. Take their words to heart.

Start. In the film Forest Gump, Forest begins to jog full-time for reasons not even he understands. He just feels it is important to go for a run, a long run! He runs across the entire United States. When he arrives at one coast he decides to run back the opposite direction again. He doesn’t stop this routine for several years. Forest runs alone for a while, but people start to hear about his run and believe there is something innately spiritual about his trek and slowly other joggers join him. Before long a cadre of fellow runners surround him wherever he runs.
Outreach (and much of leadership!) follows this pattern. Momentum begets momentum. We may not fully understand what we are doing. That’s just fine. Don’t wait until that ethereal point happens. It never will! Just start. Momentum is what life is all about. Without momentum you are either dead or quickly on your way to being dead. Progress happens as you proceed in a willingness to take a stab at the future. Ready, FIRE, Aim.

That’s your mantra from now forward.We need one another in order to do outreach for the long haul. God is going to provide our coworkers. Look for them, but thank him in advance for the amazing team he is sending.

8 Leadership Grēki Lai izvairītos… Un kā atrast savu ceļu uz priekšu ar Steve Šegrena

Visi līderi iet cauri garīgās un emocionālās gyrations kas var izraisīt garīgo messiness. Daži no šiem grēkiem ir lielāki nekā citi. Daži no tiem ir vieglāk atgūties no nekā citiem. Gaitas brīvības sākums ir atzīt jums patiešām ir iestrēdzis. Once you see the problems you can more easily walk away from your challenge.

Not mentoring others
We need to perpetually work a plan for developing others. The easy plan is to hire others, especially as your church grows. Like many things in life, the easy way out is to throw money at problems, but the right thing, the biblical thing, is usually to take the slow route forward that requires personal attention and patience.

Falling into over cautiousness
As a leader you will regret the risks you didn’t act on. Today I read an anonymous posting by a Boomer-aged mother who reflected on her life as a mother now that her kids are in their twenties and off on their own. As she shared her regrets time and time again she wrote that she wished she’d taken more risks financially, been less fearful of not having enough finances, all of which drove her to spend far too much time away from the home and far too little time with her kids as they grew up. Now that it’s too late she realizes that though they were financially cared for she failed to adequately risk had she been more courageous.

Giving up on humility
When you’re young it’s somewhat natural to walk with a humble, teachable heart. You don’t know much and you will more gladly admit that fact. You’ll take all the help you can get from older, more experienced people, patiesībā, you practically beg for help.

It’s easy to begin to live by the adage – “Experts don’t need advice – they give advice.” No matter where you stand in your expertise you will never outgrow your need to walk in humility.

Not having a mentor
No matter your age or level of experience, it’s imperative that you have a mentor. You will never come close to achieving what you’ve been called to apart from a mentor.

Make a decision to humble yourself and seek out a mentor. Find one that is suited for you. I met revered business guru Peter Drucker a year or so before he passed away in the late 1990s. He was with a couple of guys who hung out with him a good part of the each month, but surprisingly, it seemed obvious he was learning from them as well. With Peter Drucker the relationship went both ways – he toward them and them toward him though the younger guys were many decades younger than Mr. Drucker.

What will your mentors look like as you get into your 90s?

Not having enough fun time
Leaders are often too intense for both their own good and for the sake of those around them. It’s easy to move from having a love for people to becoming obsessive about ministry. Some are successful partially because they are driven. They are rewarded for their great drive. Their churches or works in ministry tend to prosper, but unfortunately what causes them to grow is destructive to them personally and to their families.

Fight against this tendency by working at having fun each week.
Sing songs.
Dance a little.
Walk barefoot in the grass.
Ride a bike.
Watch the sorts of movies that relax you.
Take a walk at the mall with your spouse with a big cup of something hot just to enjoy the puttering of it.
Read the kinds of books that help you take a mental vacation – not something on leadership or ministry!

Not accurately reading leaders
Being overly impressed with “leaders” those who aren’t really spiritual leaders but merely possess the outward trappings of success. This is a common mistake made by top-shelf church leaders as they build increasingly larger churches. A CEO, or COO or C-Whatever may look good on paper, but I’ve seen time and again that people who fit that category don’t necessarily walk in the Spirit. They can easily make decisions based on outward, business-like, “worldly wisdom” as Paul wrote. Sadly because these folks are often poorly taught the Scriptures their decisions are not necessarily well girded in biblical principles.

Not trusting your team enough
No matter how much you may have been hurt by others in the past, your level of success is tied to your ability to team with others. You personal skills and gifting will take you only so far. You will top out sooner than later. The so-called Peter Principle will kick in – the position of getting into a role that is beyond your ability to adequately perform, then being so stuck in fear of being honest enough to admit your failure you stay stuck indefinitely. The way out of that scenario is to build a great team.

Trusting some too much
Between these two sins, I’m not sure which side of the boat is the riskier one to go overboard with. I’ve committed both errors and lived to regret them greatly.

When you trust some too much you will end up removing at least a measure of your trust in God. There is only so much weight of trust in your heart to go around.

When you “overtrust” people, it will be difficult to adequately put your trust in God.

Stop Sakot "Unchurched"? Stephen Gray

Man bija ļoti interesanta saruna ar kolēģi nesen (Darrell MacLearn) par izmantojot terminu "unchurched", lai raksturotu personu. Tas ir privileģēts termins vidū lielākā daļa no mums baznīcas pasaulē. Bet, mums vajadzētu izmantot šo terminu, lai raksturotu tos ārpus baznīcas?

Pirmais, pieņemsim, kas terminoloģiju. When most of us refer to the church, in theory we mean “the people of God,” however in our practice we often refer to the “Unchurched” to refer to those who have not entered into the doors of our location, place of meeting or at least someone’s place of meeting. Usually the term “unchurched” focuses in on conventional models of “church” and builds a case for doing it another way. In doing so, even those who look to another mode of “church” have reduced the use of the term unchurched to a program or method of operations. Does that make sense?

If that is the case, then we are saying, “If you fall into my node, method and style of “church” then you are good.” Vēl, we all know that there are many in today’s church (conventional way of speaking) who are not Christians. By using the term, are we inferring that if someone is no longer “unchurched” then they are ok? Could someone who attends our church become churched and yet unchristian? The quick answer is “Of course!” (if you are using the term church incorrectly). Darrell was right!

Secondly, as my colleague shared, speaking to someone about being unchurched is like saying they are “un-bingoed,” and our goal is to make them Bingo players and therefore bingoed. The goal has little to do with their soul. As long as they are bingoed, they are ok. So the goal becomes to get people “churched” and less focus is placed on life-transformation.

Ben Sigman, pastor of Timberlake Church and a good friend of mine said, “We should stop using unbiblical terms to define the church, like attractional and missional, which you fidn no where in scripture, and instead talk about transformational churches.” It was a good point and one we should all pay attention too.

Maybe we should be careful as well using terms like “unchurched” and find a way to talk in terms of those not yet transformed by Jesus. That levels the playing field doesn’t it? What do you think?

Cīkstēšanās ar Murphy In Outreach Ar Jon Allis

Man bija prieks sapulces Steve Šegrena konferencē viņš sponsorē pie Kings Island Inn jo 1989. Man vajadzēja zināt, kaut kas bija, kad es pazaudēju viens no maniem 2 priekšējie zobi izveido skaņu iekārtas (stāsts citai reizei, but feel free to insert your favorite hillbilly joke here. That began a decade’s long friendship. The coffee we shared spurred great conversations and stories from Steve. His passion helped me both recognize where God had already been developing a servant’s heart in me and inspired me to begin intentionally leading others to love those around us. Here is one of the lessons I have learned that keeps me in the game 25 years later.

This was something I first heard from Steve, but it has played out in one way or another in every project I have participated in. “When you move into servant evangelism you will bump into Murphy’s Law…no, you will move into Murphy’s country!”

It seems that loving your neighbor as yourself is actually difficult – that all that can go wrong tends to go wrong. It’s weird – it didn’t seem so hard when Jesus talked about loving our neighbors.

I actually thought I was getting off easy! Every time we choose to trust Jesus and operate in the gift of the Spirit, LOVE (yes singular, because absolutely every follower of Jesus gets this one!) the Enemy is right there to make sure we don’t like it. If we did like it, we might recognize God’s power is revealed in love, and we might start to share it like it made a difference and actually change the world. To prevent this, our enemy makes sure that Murphy’s Law is powerfully at work through various circumstances, ordinances, personalities and attitudes from the get go so we are frustrated from the get go.

Murphy showed up at the very first outreach I did with Steve at the Cincinnati Vineyard. They were hosting a free carwash (that actually was free—back in the day when that was novel) at Jenny’s Sports Bar on Route 42. I jumped in with both feet and started working hard. I got hot enough that spring day to shed my t-shirt (not nearly as terrifying an image 25 gadiem) as I pressed into washing fenders, hoods and bumpers. As we began to clean up I started looking for my white t-shirt, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I finally wandered over to the rag pile and there it was. Someone had used it to polish brake dust from at least a dozen rims. I wrung it out and considered this reward for my labor. Later though 2 stories circulated that made me realize that I would gladly give my shirt every time we served to see God’s love revealed like that.

That experience helped me realize that to deal with Mr. Murphy and not give up we must be both hard and soft. We must be hard to keep serving for the long haul. Hard to the outreach realities of circumstances, ordinances, personalities and attitudes that Murphy employs. Dealing with Murphy requires that we develop a callous over the part of our heart that wants to be right, wants to be in control, wants to look good and most of all be successful. The bad news is that callous is developed the way all good callouses are – through repeatedly being pressed down, pushed on, rubbed and scraped. In a deep sense we need to become hard to the awkward feelings of being foolish, unappreciated and embarrassed. I believe this sacrifice is a pleasing fragrance to our God. If we can grow hard, develop this ability to embrace Murphy, we can enjoy a long season of loving our community into relationship with Jesus.

We must also stay soft. Soft to the voices of those we are serving and those we are serving with. The breath of fresh air for me in this discipline of reaching out in service is the stories that capture a moment in the transformation process. Make time to listen every time you are serving. Whether it is a debrief over food after an event with your co-laborers or stopping your “kindness” to listen to one of the people you are working so hard to reach. Their stories are the catalog of the Holy Spirit’s work in and through you, in a tangible way, the very coming of His kingdom. Don’t be distracted by your work and miss this sweet fruit. As these stories are shared, they create energy for us to continue to reach out.

Love Strong.

Evaņģelizācija atslēga: Sāktu saraksti! ar Rice Broocks

Manā iepriekšējā rakstā “Evaņģelizācija ir ne tikai attiecības” Man apgalvoja, ka mēs nedrīkstam vilcināties dalīties Evaņģēliju, pat tad, ja mums nav attiecības ar personu,. Mana cerība ir, lai cilvēki runā par Evaņģēlija. Jā, sprediķis Evaņģēlijs tiem mēs nonākt saskarē ar.

Ja mēs cenšamies veidot patiesu attiecības ar kādu, un nespēj minēt mūsu ticību vai nu vienu no divām lietām ir taisnība. Vai nu šīs attiecības nav ļoti dziļi vai mūsu ticība nav .

Vēl, dižena dvēsele-uzvarētāji ir arī relationally inteliģenti. Tie ir labi uzsākt sarunas, kas galu galā noved pie Dieva un Evaņģēlijs. Tāpat ir svarīgi atcerēties, ka evaņģelizācija ietver klausīšanās, ne tikai runā.

Princips, es gribētu iepazīstināt sauc SALT: Spīrāgu saruna, Ask jautājumi, Ldievs, un pēc tam TELL stāsts.

Daudzos gadījumos, kad meklē veidus, kā iesaistīties neticīgajiem, tas ir svarīgi uzdot viņiem jautājumus, un tad patiesi klausīties pirms uzrādīt Evaņģēliju. Jo vairāk jūs klausīties citu cilvēku uzskatiem vai tās trūkumu, vairāk viņi klausās, ja Jūs pastāstītu stāstu par Evaņģēlija un kā tas ir ietekmējis tevi.

Ciktāl sākot saruna iet - es nekad neesmu redzējis cilvēku vairāk atvērti apspriest Dievu un garīgām lietām, jo ​​tie ir tagad. Tikai atceraties, lai ievērotu personu, jūs runājat, lai, klausoties uzmanīgi, ko viņi saka. Jūs būsiet pārsteigti, cik viņi atgriezīsies labā.

Mēs esam izstrādājuši rīku, lai palīdzētu jums veikt tiem ap jums šādā veidā. To sauc Dievs Test. Lai iegūtu vairāk informācijas, apmeklējiet GodTest.Org vai RiceBroocks.Com