Den matek Karafiát prozradí o Janie Sjögrenův

mothersdayNěkteří lidé zapomínají, nebo počkat, až na poslední chvíli, aby si máma květinu nebo kartu. Květy mohou být drahé, když koupil v obchodě samostatně, ale je možné zakoupit za méně než padesát centů za květinu ve velkém. Your group can probably explain to a local supermarket florist what you are trying to do with your outreach. Given enough advance notice, he or she can order a quantity of carnations and pass the discounted price on to you.

Attach to each flower an outreach connect card and a ribbon. As with a soft-drink or water giveaway, if your’e doing this at a grocery store (where we usually locate), situate yourself by the entrance, not the exit. You’ll want 5+ people per team.

Another version of this is the Secretaries Day or Sweetest Day flower giveaway with a blank card for the giver to write his or her sentients on as a greeting.

Samozřejmě, don’t give away flowers near a flower vendor.

Where To Go:

  • Campuses
  • Parks
  • Neighborhoods
  • Sporting Events
  • Downtown
  • Commuters
  • Shopping Centers

Co budete potřebovat

  • Carnations
  • Ribbons
  • Outreach Connect Cards like those below

Mother's Day Connect Card

Mother's Day Connect Card

Mother's Day Connect Card

Bůh, Ježíš, Duch svatý a kuře Man Randy Bohlender

Již v šedesátých letech, tam byla rozhlasová hra spoof představovat zločin bojovník v obleku kuře. Ano, Zdá se hloupě ... no, poctivě, to bylo hloupé pak příliš.

Zvuk podpisu označil konec každé epizody: Voice over by prohlásil, "kuře .... 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. Ano, 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.

Ano, 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 Velké projekty v oblasti informování na jaře od Janie Sjögren

Jaro je tady, a v této sezoně je to skvělá příležitost oslovit své komunitě a ukázat jim Boží lásku praktickým způsobem.

Zde jsou tři velké projekty v oblasti informování, které jsou ideální na jaro:

1. Free Car Wash

Toto je účinný, praktické služby. Nabízíme myčku každý týden v létě. Mají profesionálně vyrobený banner nebo nápis „Zcela zdarma Car Wash!“ nebo „Zdarma – Bez legrace – Car Wash!“ Mít několik lidí, kteří nejsou plaché, vesele křičet na automobilů přijíždějících do – „Free Car Wash!“ Bývalí roztleskávačky jsou skvělé pro tuto roli! Tento dosah potřebuje dobrý projektový manažer organizovat dobrovolníky, průtok auto a zajistit kvalitní práci.

Kupte si vysoce kvalitní mycí mýdlo a udělat důkladnou práci – drhnout pneumatiky a vysušte automobil. Vaše tvrdá práce vypovídají o Boží lásce!

Materiály:

  • Připojení karty
  • Free Car Wash Signs
  • Hadice a proudnice
  • Vodní zdroje (důležité!)
  • Vědra
  • Car Wash Soap
  • Stěrka
  • Pneumatika kartáče
  • Ručníky / Chamois Cloth

Team Velikost: 8+

Terénní nákladů: Levná

Vhodné pro děti: Ano, to je skvělá zábava pro děti, ale musí být dobře pod dohledem

 

2. Obecné Yard Cleanup

Po zimní počasí je u konce, všechny druhy nečistot stává zřejmé,. Jdi ode dveří ke dveřím s rukavicemi, hrábě, a odpadkové pytle.

Materiály:

Team Velikost: 2+

Terénní nákladů: Zdarma / levná

Vhodné pro děti: Ne

 

3. Balená voda prozradí

Mnoho lidí dává přednost vodu nealkoholických nápojů. Led se lahví vody v chladiči Igloo alternativu na koks dárky. Pomocí připojení karty stejné nápojů. Nedoporučujeme kombinovat s sody prozradí, protože nabízí příliš mnoho možností a komplikuje. Můžete to udělat všude, kde je hodně lidí, kteří se shromáždili.

Materiály:

Team Velikost: 3+

Terénní nákladů: Střední

Vhodné pro děti: Ne

 

Nezapomeňte rozdávat dosah připojení karty během svých jarních haličských. Pokud potřebujete kvalitní terénní karty, můžete kliknout na některý z odkazů uvedených vidět velký výběr designů nabízíme, nebo prostě jít na tento odkaz níže:

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

Chůzi držet na odtoku!

St. Patrick - patrona Servant Evangelizace Steve Sjögrenův

St. Patrick Patrick žil život tragédie stala vítězství. To je prý důvod, proč slavíme 17.března jíst speciální potraviny a irské pití zeleného piva. Ty mají být oslavy vykoupeného života.

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.

Výborný Mistake - Dělat Outreach Alone Steve Sjögrenův

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.
Dosah (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 Vedení Sins se vyhnout… A jak najít svou cestu vpřed Steve Sjögren

Všichni lídři procházejí mentální a emocionální výkyvy, které mohou způsobit mentální nepořádek. Některé z těchto hříchů jsou větší, než ostatní. Některé z nich jsou snadněji dostat z než ostatní. Začátek chůze ve svobodě, je poznat opravdu jsou přilepená. Jakmile uvidíte problémy můžete snadněji chůze od vaši výzvu.

Není mentoring ostatní
Musíme neustále pracovat plán pro rozvoj ostatní. Snadno plán je najmout ostatní, zejména pokud vaše církev roste. Stejně jako mnoho věcí v životě, snadný způsob, jak se je házet peníze na problémy, ale to pravé, biblický věc, je obvykle vzít pomalou cestu vpřed, která vyžaduje osobní pozornost a trpělivost.

Které spadají do více než opatrnosti
Jako vedoucí budete litovat rizika jste nejednali. Dnes jsem si přečetl anonymní vysílání o Boomer věku matky, která se odráží na jejím životě jako matka teď, že její děti jsou ve svých dvacátých a vypnutí na vlastní pěst. Když se podělila o své vyjadřuje politování nad tím znovu a znovu napsala, že si přála, aby si vzal další rizika finančně, bylo méně bojí, že nemá dostatek financí, všichni který ji odvezl trávit příliš mnoho času mimo domov, a příliš málo času se svými dětmi, jak oni vyrostli. Teď, když už je příliš pozdě si uvědomí, že i když byly finančně postaráno jí nepodařilo dostatečně riskovat ona byla odvážnější.

Vzdát se o pokoře
Když jste mladí, že je to poněkud přirozené chodit s pokorným, učenlivý srdce. Nemusíte vědět nic a budete více rádi uznat, že skutečnost,. Budete mít veškerou pomoc, kterou můžete dostat od starších, více zkušení lidé, vlastně, můžete prakticky prosit o pomoc.

Je snadné začít žít podle rčení - "Odborníci nepotřebují poradit -. Se poradit" Bez ohledu na to, kde stojíte ve své odbornosti, kterou nikdy přerůst vaše potřeba chodit v pokoře.

Nemít rádce
Bez ohledu na váš věk nebo úroveň zkušeností, je nutné, aby jste si rádce. Už nikdy se nebudete přiblížit k dosažení toho, co jste byl vyzván, aby na rozdíl od učitele.

Rozhodněte se, aby ponížil sebe a hledat mentora. Najít ten, který je vhodný pro vás. Setkal jsem se ctěný obchodní guru Peter Drucker rok nebo tak předtím, než zemřel v pozdní 1990. Byl s pár kluků, kteří se s ním visel dobrou část každého měsíce, ale překvapivě, bylo zřejmé, že se učí od nich stejně. Díky Peter Drucker vztah šel oběma způsoby - se k nim a mezi nimi se k němu ale mladší kluci byli mnoho desítek let mladší než pan. Tiskárna.

Jaké bude vaše mentorů vypadat, jak se dostanete do svých 90. let?

Nemít dostatek zábavu čas
Lídři jsou často příliš intenzivní jak pro jejich vlastní dobro a pro dobro lidí kolem nich. Je to snadné přejít od mít lásku k lidem stává posedlý ministerstvo. Některé z nich jsou úspěšní částečně proto, že jsou poháněny. Oni jsou odměňováni za svou skvělou jízdu. Jejich kostely či pracuje v resortu mají tendenci prosperovat, ale bohužel to, co způsobuje jejich růst je destruktivní pro ně osobně a jejich rodiny.

Boj proti této tendenci tím, že pracuje baví každý týden.
Zpívat.
Dance trochu.
Chůze naboso v trávě.
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.

Přestat říkat "Unchurched"? Stephen Gray

Měl jsem velmi zajímavý rozhovor s kolegou nedávno (Darrell MacLearn) o použití termín "unchurched" popisovat osobu. Je to oblíbený termín u většiny z nás v kostele světě. Ale, bychom měli používat termín, aby popisoval ty venku?

První, pojďme nastavit terminologie. Když většina z nás odkazují ke kostelu, Teoreticky máme na mysli "Boží lid,"Nicméně v naší praxi jsme se často odkazují na" Unchurched "odkazovat se na ty, kteří nemají vstoupil do dveří naší poloze, Místem setkání nebo alespoň něčí místo setkání. Obvykle termín "unchurched" se zaměřuje na běžných modelech "církve" a staví případ pro dělání to jinak. Přitom, dokonce i ty, kteří hledají na jiném způsobu "církve" snížili použití termínu unchurched k programu nebo způsobu provozu. Dává to smysl?

Pokud tomu tak je,, pak říkáme, "Pokud se dostanou do mého uzlu, způsob a styl "církve", pak jste dobří.“ Yet, všichni víme, že existuje mnoho lidí v dnešní církvi (Konvenční způsob mluvení) kteří nejsou křesťané. Použitím výrazu, jsme dovodit, že pokud někdo není "unchurched", pak oni jsou v pořádku? Mohl by někdo, kdo navštěvuje naši církev stala churched a přesto nekřesťanské? Rychlá odpověď je "Samozřejmě,!" (Pokud používáte termín kostel nesprávně). Darrell měl pravdu!

Za druhé, jako můj kolega sdílené, mluvit s někým o tom, že unchurched je jako říct, že jsou "un-bingoed,"A naším cílem je, aby se jim Bingo hráči, a proto bingoed. Cílem má málo co do činění s jejich duší. Dokud Jsou bingoed, že jsou v pořádku. Takže cílem se stává, aby si lidé "churched" a menší důraz je kladen na životní transformace.

Ben Sigman, pastor Timberlake Church a dobrý kamarád řekl:, "Měli bychom přestat používat nebiblické pojmy pro definici kostel, jako attractional a missional, které fidn žádnou kde se v Písmu, a místo toho mluvit o transformačních kostelů. "Byl to dobrý bod a jeden bychom měli všichni věnovat pozornost příliš.

Možná bychom měli být opatrní, jakož i použití výrazů jako "unchurched" a najít způsob, jak mluvit, pokud jde o ty, které dosud transformována Ježíšem. Že úrovních hřiště viď? Co myslíš?

Zápas s Murphym v Outreach Jon Allis

Měl jsem to potěšení setkat se Stevem Sjögren na konferenci se sponzorována na Kings Island Inn v 1989. Měl jsem vědět, že se něco děje, když jsem ztratil jeden z mých 2 přední zuby nastavení zvukové zařízení (příběh na jindy, 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 před lety) 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.

Evangelizace klíč: Zahájení konverzace! od rýže Broocks

V mém předchozím článku „Evangelizace není jen vztah“ Odeslal jsem, že nesmíme váhat sdílení evangelia, i když nemáme vztah s osobou,. Doufám, aby si lidé mluví o evangeliu. Ano, preaching the Gospel to those we come in contact with.

If we try to build a genuine relationship with someone and fail to mention our faith either one of two things is true. Either that relationship is not very deep or our faith isn’t .

Yet, great soul-winners are also relationally intelligent. They are good at starting conversations that eventually lead to God and the Gospel. It is also critical to remember that evangelism involves listening, not just talking.

The principle I would like to introduce is called S.A.L.T.: Start a conversation, Ask questions, Listen, and then Tell the story.

In many cases, when looking for ways to engage unbelievers, it is critical to ask them questions and then genuinely listen before presenting the Gospel. The more you listen to others’ beliefs or lack thereof, the more they will listen when you tell the story of the Gospel and how it has impacted you.

As far as starting a conversation goes – I have never seen people more open to discussing God and spiritual things as they are now. Just remember to respect the person you are talking to by listening carefully to what they say. You’ll be amazed at how they return the favor.

We’ve developed a tool to help you engage those around you in this way. It’s called The God Test. For more information go to GodTest.Org nebo RiceBroocks.Com

Mít srdce pro chudé znamená mít srdce pro Boha Martin Buehlmann

Není to tak dávno moje žena a já jsme seděli v naší kuchyni, připravuje příjemnou rodinnou večeři. Najednou zazvonil zvonek u dveří naší. Chystáte se do dveří jsme viděli Ghebremariam, a 38 letá žena z Eritreje, který pracuje pro Mariam. Ghebremariam je uprchlíkem z Eritreje, sousední země v Etiopii. She had to leave three children behind and has now been in Europe for four years.

We have known Ghebremariam for quite a while, since Christmas when she came to our home for a party for the lonely and enjoyed it immensely. As she sat with us in the kitchen, she began to share more of her heartbreaking story. When she came to Europe four years ago she hoped to find a place of peace, a home, a hiding place from all the abuses, all the arbitrariness and unrighteousness she had to live under. But now, as she was sharing her story, crying aloud, she told us she was just refused as a refugee, being left without any rights and without support. Our dinner changed from a leisure time to a wonderful expression of care, love, acceptance. We listened, cried with her, hugged her, prayed for her and finally blessed her with some money. After two hours her countenance lifted and she smiled slightly. When she left we knew that we had expressed the kindness of Jesus to this dear woman.

Suddenly it dawned on me. It is Good Friday and Jesus has visited our home. We were able to console Him, for Jesus says in the Gospel of Matthew chapter 25, that whatever we have done to one of the least, we have done to Him.

Serving others means meeting Jesus in the lives of others, sharing their pain and helplessness. As we are faithfully doing this as an expression of our lifestyle, it becomes a continuous prayer and invitation for Christ to come.