Araw ng Ina Carnation Giveaway sa pamamagitan ng Janie Sjogren

mothersdayAng ilang mga tao kalimutan o maghintay hanggang sa huling sandali upang makakuha ng Nanay isang bulaklak o card. Bulaklak ay maaaring maging mahal kapag binili sa tindahan isa-isa, ngunit maaari sila ay binili para sa mas mababa sa limampung cents kada bulaklak nang maramihan. 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.

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

Where To Go:

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

What You’ll Need

  • Carnations
  • Ribbons
  • Outreach Connect Cards like those below

Mother's Day Connect Card

Mother's Day Connect Card

Mother's Day Connect Card

Diyos, Hesus, Ang Banal na Espiritu at Chicken Man sa pamamagitan ng Randy Bohlender

Bumalik sa mga ikaanimnapung taon, nagkaroon ng radyo panggagaya drama na nagtatampok ng isang krimen manlalaban sa isang suit manok. Oo, parang walang isip ngayon ... well, matapat, ito ay ulok pagkatapos Masyadong.

Ang lagda tunog minarkahan sa pagtatapos ng bawat episode: Ang isang boses sa paglipas nais ipahayag "Chicken .... Maaaaaaan!, at ng isang buhok karamihan ng tao sa background gusto mariin shout "Siya ay lahat ng dako, siya sa lahat ng dako!"

Kung ganap na ikaw ay mawawala, makinig sa orihinal na episode dito.

Kaya ako ay nasa shower ito umaga - talaga, ito ay kung saan ang mga saloobin dumating sa akin - at ako ay nagsimulang mag-isip tungkol sa kung paano Diyos pagkawalang-di-kinaroroonan ay ipinaliwanag sa amin sa Bibliya kolehiyo.

Ang aming professors ipinasa sa amin ang Mantra "Walang lugar na kung saan ang Diyos ay hindi,", alin, bagaman technically totoo, tunog tungkol sa nakaka-hikayat sa signature tumili ang Chicken tao. Pagsamahin ang dalawa para masaya.

Walang lugar na kung saan ang Diyos ay hindi.

Siya ay lahat ng dako, Siya ay lahat ng dako!

Hindi ko maaaring makatulong ngunit sa tingin ang pagkawalang-di-kinaroroonan ng Diyos ay nangangahulugan ng isang bagay na mas malayo kaysa sa agarang mga nasa lahat ng pook kinaroroonan ng Chicken Man.

Nang kawili-wili, Maaari ko bang pangasiwaan ang pag-iisip tungkol sa isang lahat ng mga makapangyarihang, lahat ng pag-alam ng Diyos sa pagiging Chicago, Kalkuta, at Catan, dahil sa pag-iisip tungkol sa Kanya sa mga lugar, Hindi sa tingin ko magkano ang tungkol sa Kanya pagigingdito.

May sa akin.

Glancing sa kung ano Sumulat ako.

Pagkuha ng isang tumikim ng tsaa mula sa aking tasa bilang makipag-usap namin tungkol sa pagkuha sa akin ng isang tumikim mula sa kanyang.

Ako desperately nais na manirahan sa isang mas malawak na kamalayan ng agarang presensya ng Diyos. Oo, Siya ang lahat ng dako, ngunit siya ay malapit din. Siya nakikita ng lahat ng bagay, ngunit din siya nakikita sa akin. Gusto ko ang aking paggawa ng desisyon, aking etika, paano tinatrato ko ang aking mga anak at kung paano tinatrato akong isang estranghero upang sumalamin sa kung ano ang alam ko tungkol sa presensiya ng Diyos - partikular, na ako sa loob nito, bilang umupo ako sa aking mga talahanayan o maglakad sa pasilyo ng isang malaking tindahan box.

Aming mystified ang presensya ng Diyos na mag-refer sa mga oras na iyon kapag sa tingin namin ang kanyang presensya sa isang nasasalat na paraan. Isa man itong isang malakas na sermon o (mas malamang) ang mahusay na key pagbabago sa mga kanta na gusto mo, Mayroon bang mga oras na kapag sa tingin mo na malapit sa Kanya, ngunit ang mga ito ay bihira ang mga oras kung kailangan mong magkaroon ng kamalayan ng Siya ang pinaka-. Kailangan mong Kanya pinaka kapag nararamdaman mong hindi bababa sa Kanya - sa isang daang iba't ibang mga pagpapasya na ginawa araw-araw.

Oo, Siya ay lahat ng dako, Siya ay lahat ng dako.

Ngunit din Siya'y karapatan marinig. Pagpapakinig. Nagsasalita. Kinakapos.

Sa iyong pagtugis ng Diyos ng Universe, huwag pansinin ang Diyos sa kuwarto.

3 Mahusay Outreach Proyekto Para sa Spring sa pamamagitan ng Janie Sjogren

Spring ay dito at panahon na ito ay isang mahusay na pagkakataon upang maabot ang out sa iyong komunidad at ipakita sa kanila ng Diyos pag-ibig sa mga praktikal na paraan.

Narito ang tatlong mga mahusay na outreach proyekto na ay perpekto para sa spring:

1. Free Car Wash

This is an effective, praktikal na serbisyo. Nag-aalok kami ng isang car wash bawat linggo sa tag-init. Have a professionally made banner or sign that says “Totally Free Car Wash!” o “Free – No Kidding – Pagpapaligo sa kotse!” Have a few people who are not shy, cheerfully yell at cars driving by – “Free Car Wash!” Former cheerleaders are great for this role! This outreach needs a good project manager to organize volunteers, car flow and ensure a quality job.

Purchase high quality car wash soap and do a thorough job – scrub the tires and dry the car. Your hard work will speak volumes about God’s love!

Materials:

  • Connection Cards
  • Free Car Wash Signs
  • Hoses and nozzles
  • Water Source (important!)
  • Buckets
  • Car Wash Soap
  • Squeegee
  • Tire brushes
  • Towels/Chamois Cloth

Team Size: 8+

Outreach Cost: Inexpensive

Child-friendly: Oo, it’s great fun for kids, but they must be well supervised

 

2. General Yard Cleanup

After the winter weather is over, all sorts of debris become obvious. Go door to door with gloves, rakes, and trash bags.

Materials:

Team Size: 2+

Outreach Cost: Free / inexpensive

Child-friendly: No

 

3. Bottled Water Giveaway

Many people prefer water to soft drinks. Ice down bottles of water in Igloo coolers for an alternative to Coke giveaways. Use the same drink connection cards. We don’t recommend combining this with a soda giveaway because it offers too many options and gets complicated. You can do this anywhere there are a lot of people gathered.

Materials:

Team Size: 3+

Outreach Cost: Moderate

Child-friendly: No

 

Huwag kalimutan upang bigyan out outreach cards Connect sa panahon ng iyong outreaches tagsibol. Kung kailangan mo ng mataas na kalidad na mga card outreach, Maaari kang mag-click sa anumang ng mga link sa itaas upang makita ang mga mahusay na seleksyon ng mga disenyo ng nag-aalok kami, o pumunta lamang sa link na ito sa ibaba:

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

Keep walking in the outflow!

St. Patrick - patron Saint ng lingkod magbahagi ng Ebanghelyo sa pamamagitan ng Steve Sjogren

St. Patrick Patrick nanirahan sa isang buhay ng trahedya na naging mga tagumpay. Iyon ay kung bakit parang ipagdiwang namin Marso 17 sa pamamagitan ng pagkain ng mga espesyal na Irish pagkain at pag-inom berdeng beer. Ang mga ito ay dapat na maging pagdiriwang ng isang buhay natubos na.

Ang oras ng taon ay may maraming mga kaguluhan sa paligid ng maraming kalokohan na mayroong maliit na gawin sa mga pinagmulan ng St. Patrick ng Araw. Sa paanuman Hindi sa tingin ko ang tunay St. Patrick ay lahat na ay nasasabik tungkol sa kulay berde. Ako ay medyo positibo siya ay hindi sandampot isang tao na hindi suot berde. Pagdudahan ko siya kailanman kinain atsara karne ng baka at repolyo. Hindi ako sigurado kung saan ang mga nagkakaroon ng lasang nuwes tradisyon Kaka makapagsimula. Ang mga ito ay masaya na gawin isang beses sa isang taon ngunit ang mga ito ay ganap na walang kinalaman sa magandang 'ol Patrick.

Oo siya namatay ang ilang mga ahas bilang marahil mo na basahin, ngunit iyan ay hindi kung ano siya ay tungkol sa. Siya ay isang kampeon ng talunan. Siya ay ang lahat tungkol sa liberating tao ang natigil sa kasalanan, sino ay ilagay down na sa pamamagitan ng isang mapang-api sistema. Umuugnay kong Patrick lalo na dahil siya ay isang tao na naging sa pang-aalipin, siya ay nakuha ng libreng, at ngayon siya ay nakatuon sa liberating iba mula sa kanilang pagkabihag. Ay hindi na kung ano ang ginagawa namin sa magbahagi ng Ebanghelyo? Kung hindi namin up sa anumang bagay ito na makilala namin sa lahat ng pagpapakumbaba na medyo kami ay messed up ang mga tao na nangangailangan ng isang interbensyon. Kailangan namin ang pag-save. Hindi namin kailangan ng kaunting tulong o ilang mga reporma. Tulad ng Patrick, kung Diyos ay hindi i-save sa amin ay namin mananatiling natigil sa pagkabihag. Ang magandang balita ng Diyos ay nagtakda kami ng libreng tulad ng kanyang ginawa para sa Patrick.

Ngayong naka-set namin ang libreng ng gawin gumawa ng ito sa aming pamumuhay na namin pakawalan iba bilang Patrick-ipaalam ipaalam. Para Patrick buhay kinuha sa mas malaking momentum bilang siya lumakad pa sa. Ang mas lumang nakuha niya ang kanyang mas mataas na epekto. Naniniwala ako Wills Diyos na uri ng Umph para sa iyo at sa akin pati na rin. Ng maglakad ang aming pagtawag ng may lubos na kasiyahan Hayaan, may matinding galit at ang sigasig ng Diyos ang kanyang sarili. Ang kanyang tadhana rests sa amin bilang mag-alay namin ang aming sarili upang mawala ang ating buhay. Mayroon kaming wala sa mawala maliban sa ating mga buhay-at siya ay magbibigay sa amin ng mahusay na kagalakan sa pagbibigay ng mga up pati na rin.

Maligayang St. Patrick ng Araw! Snake o walang ahas, kung ikaw ay may suot berde o hindi, ito ay tungkol sa pagtatakda ng mga tao libreng. Gawin natin ito nang magkasama Hayaan! Salamat para sa pagiging isang bahagi ng lingkod magbahagi ng Ebanghelyo tribo.

Magaling pagkakamali - Ang paggawa Outreach mag-isa sa pamamagitan ng Steve Sjogren

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.

Manalangin. 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 Kasalanan ng pamumuno Upang Iwasan… At Paano Upang Hanapin ang Iyong Way Unahan sa pamamagitan ng Steve Sjogren

Ang lahat ng mga lider ng pumunta sa pamamagitan ng kaisipan at emosyonal na gyrations na maaaring maging sanhi ng sakit sa messiness. Ang ilan sa mga kasalanan ay mas malaki kaysa sa iba. Ang ilang mga mas madali upang mabawi mula kaysa sa iba. Ang simula ng paglalakad sa kalayaan ay upang makilala mo ba talagang ay natigil. 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, sa katunayan, 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.

Itigil ang nagsasabing "Unchurched"? ni Stephen Gray

Ako ay isang napaka-kagiliw-giliw na pag-uusap sa isang kasamahan kamakailan (Darrell MacLearn) tungkol sa paggamit ng term na "unchurched" upang ilarawan ang isang tao. Ito ay isang napaboran termino sa karamihan sa atin sa mundo simbahan. Pero, dapat naming gamitin ang termino upang ilarawan ang mga labas ng simbahan?

Muna, itakda natin ang hanay ng mga terminolohiya. 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.” Pa, 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?

-Buno Sa Murphy Sa Outreach Sa pamamagitan ng Jon Allis

Nagkaroon ako ng kasiyahan ng pulong Steve Sjogren sa isang pagpupulong na inisponsor siya sa ang Kings Island Inn sa 1989. Dapat ko pa kilala ng isang bagay ay up kapag Nawala ko ang isa sa aking mga 2 front ngipin pagse-set up ang sound equipment (isang kuwento para sa isa pang oras, ngunit huwag mag-atubiling upang ipasok ang iyong mga paboritong probinsyano magtawa dito. Iyon ay nagsimulang mahaba ang pagkakaibigan isang dekada ni. Ang coffee namin ibinabahagi spurred mahusay na pag-uusap at mga kuwento mula sa Steve. Ang kanyang pagkahilig nakatulong sa akin parehong makilala kung saan ang Diyos ay na-develop ng puso ng isang lingkod sa akin at inspirasyon sa akin upang simulan sinasadya nangungunang iba na pag-ibig doon sa paligid sa amin. Narito ang isa sa mga lessons ko natutunan na nagpapanatili sa akin sa laro 25 taon na ang lumipas.

Ito ay isang bagay ko unang narinig mula sa Steve, ngunit ito ay nilalaro out sa isang paraan o ibang sa bawat proyekto ko na lumahok sa. "Kapag ililipat sa lingkod magbahagi ng Ebanghelyo ikaw mauntog sa Murphy ang Batas ... walang, ikaw ay ilipat sa Murphy ng bansa!"

Mukhang na mapagmahal ang iyong kapwa bilang iyong sarili ay talagang mahirap - na ang lahat na maaaring magkamali ay may gawi na magkamali. Ito ay kakaiba - hindi ito mukhang mahirap kaya kapag si Jesus uusapang tungkol sa mapagmahal ang aming mga kapitbahay.

Ako talaga naisip ko ay pagkuha off madaling! Sa bawat oras na pinili naming pinagkakatiwalaan ni Jesus at nagpapatakbo sa mga kaloob ng Espiritu, Mahal (yes isahan, dahil walang pasubali bawat tagasunod ni Jesus ay nakakakuha ng isang ito!) ang kaaway ay doon upang matiyak na hindi namin nais na ito. Kung ginawa namin tulad nito, maaari naming kilalanin ng Diyos kapangyarihan ay nagsiwalat sa pag-ibig, at maaari naming simulan upang ibahagi ito tulad nito na ginawa ng isang pagkakaiba at talagang baguhin ang mundo. Upang maiwasan ito, aming mga kaaway tinitiyak na Murphy ang Batas ay powerfully sa trabaho sa pamamagitan ng iba't-ibang mga pangyayari, ordinansa, 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 taon na ang nakalipas) 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, ordinansa, 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.

Magbahagi ng Ebanghelyo Key: Simulan ang pag-uusap! sa pamamagitan ng Rice Broocks

Sa aking nakaraang artikulo “Magbahagi ng Ebanghelyo ay hindi lamang relasyon” Isinumite ko na hindi kami dapat mag-atubiling upang ibahagi ang Ebanghelyo kahit na hindi kami magkaroon ng isang relasyon sa mga tao. Aking pag-asa ay upang makapag-tao ng pakikipag-usap tungkol sa Ebanghelyo. Oo, 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 .

Pa, 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 o RiceBroocks.Com

Ang pagkakaroon Ang Puso Para sa mga Ang Mahina ay nangangahulugan na ang pagkakaroon ng Isang Puso Para sa Diyos sa pamamagitan ng Martin Buehlmann

Hindi na matagal na ang nakalipas aking asawa at ako ay upo sa aming kusina, paghahanda ng isang magandang pamilya ng hapunan. Bigla aming doorbell Rang. Pagpunta sa pinto nakita natin Ghebremariam, isang 38 taong gulang na babae mula sa Eritrea taong gumagawa para Mariam. Ghebremariam ay isang refugee mula sa Eritrea, isang kalapit na bansa sa Etyopya. 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.