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.

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.

12 Lietas Jūsu Baznīca jāzina ... Steve Šegrena

... Ar laiku tas ir 12 mēnešus vecs

 

1. Don’t take yourselves too seriously
You are important to God. Vai tas nav pietiekami, lai zinātu, ka bez vajadzības pierādīt to visu laiku? Staigāt pazemībā. Paklausīt. Iet kopsolī ar Garu.

2. Outreach is your lifeblood
It’s tempting to settle in on the point of problem centeredness, especially if you’ve had a modicum of success. People will ask that you “pastor” them instead of persevering instead of living out your roles as Evangelists. Pastoring at that point is a trap! Don’t fall for it. Tell people to go to counseling who need help. Pray for them while you stand up after a gathering. Don’t you dare see them more than once in the name of ministering to them.

3. There’s always a process to what you’re doing
God is at work with your people and those you seek to reach. God is continually doing something though we are sometimes frustrated with his timetable. Our desire is for details to work out quickly. None of us are naturally patient, but then again God’s work is more stable than ours.

4. As you serve a powerful spiritual atmosphere is created inside and outside your church
As you consistently love, serve and show generosity to outsiders you build an almost tactile reality around your church that impacts others that has a profound spiritual effect on others at dimensions that are difficult to easily see or measure on the surface of things but is real just the same.

As people nearby experience this they will change their perceptions about God and recognize that he is positive – not negative, loving – not necessarily judgmental.

As you serve you are also going to shape the spiritual atmosphere inside your church community as you walk out the heart of God. Your people will see that serving is part and parcel of the normal Christian life.

5. Others are more important than your venture
Don’t worry about your success. As you serve, God will show up in your midst. His presence is the greatest guarantee of success.

6. It’s vital to teach on living generously if vision is to succeed
People will tell you they like your church because you don’t talk about money “all the time like other churches.” It’s tempting to fall into the trap of under emphasizing this vital topic. Protams, your people need to be challenged. Deep down they crave this instruction for their growth’s sake.

7. A vision for church planting
Set a goal from the beginning of your launch as to how many and how fast you will produce your first of several plants. Talk about that frequently from the front…with a smile of faith!

8. See the city as your mission field
World missions are great but God is first interested in capturing the hearts of your church with the immediate. The “ends of the earth” is safe because all it requires is a check and an occasional prayer. God has in mind that your “Jerusalem” will come before the ends of the earth. Serve them. Care for the poor down the street in practical ways. Pray for them door to door in ten-second segments.

9. Worship stirs the presence of the Spirit
One of the top couple of necessities for success is Spirit-inspired worship. If your worship doesn’t bring the presence of the Spirit then change it until it until it does. You won’t succeed in much else till you do.

10. Ministry to the poor is basic to a discipleship
We are all – 100% of us – are called to care for the Poor in some way. Ministry to the Poor is part of any outreach emphasis. I highly recommend you make this a vital part of your initial foray into the community. No matter where you live in the world there are people in need within a 15-minute drive, if not next door.

11. If you don’t make outreach the focus it won’t be any of focus
That’s just the way it works. Outreach will be relegated to a program side by side with ushering, working in the parking lot and making coffee with about as much passion as the other ones mentioned above. It will be an utterly ineffective token effort that is in place for members to point as something that says their church cares about the Lost even though everyone knows there’s nothing effective being accomplished.

12. The way your senior leader(s) live and model ministry (and life!) is the greatest determiner as to how the local church will approach discipleship
Your church is like a flock of geese flying in formation on a journey. At the tip of the flock is a lead goose directing the rest toward in a certain direction. Where that leader goes, the rest of the formation follows. It’s a simple principle. Like it or not, the leader is carefully followed whether the rest of the flock understands the principle or not. It’s intuitive.

Regardless of that leader’s natural inclination, it’s vital that they become the person the flock needs in order to grow. Any person – any leader – can change by merely determining to change. It’s a matter of making a decision then leaning into the empowering of the Spirit for change to happen. God will show up and empower that decision. It is easy for a leader to cop out by thinking they don’t possess the needed gifts in the area where help is needed. As that leader merely shows up with an available attitude God will provide the needed gifts, energy and physical resources. As St. John of the Cross said, “Where there is no love, bring love, and there will be love.”

Kāpēc Laipnība? Tas ir dabiski Supernatural Steve Šegrena

Ir daudz runāt šajās dienās par vārdu “Veida.” Tur ir tik daudz pļāpāt šajās dienās, patiesībā, varētu pat domāt labestība ir cilvēka atribūts. Daudz, piemēram, mīlestība. Gan ar idejām / vārdi, ir dymensions no idejas. Gan ar, koncepcija ir tik mīkstināti, it is becoming difficult to nail down what is meant when people use the word in conversation.

As a word smith, I move we take the time to clarify this powerful word, AND we honor term that is of such enduring significance, it nearly belongs on the Periodic Chart of elements – on the bottom part of that chart if you are familiar with that from a chemistry class. That part of the chart deals with elements that endure for such long time frames we refer to them as having “Half Lives.” When humans touch such elements, there is no missing that one has been touched. Life will never be the same when anything with a half-life has touched our lives. Such is the power of kindness.

Kindness is everlasting. It is! A touch of kindness goes on eternally. When one has experienced an act of kindness – you have been served or you have served others – that touch, that expression will echo all hearts involved for the rest of earthly life. How is this possible? As Jesus said, “With man, this is cannot be done, but with God all things all things are possible.” Kindness is from God. Human effort cannot produce kindness. True kindness never has originated from man apart from God and it never will. Only as God’s kindness flows through available people can anyone experience true kindness.

Kindness is Naturally Supernatural

What humans often confuse with with true kindness is actually ‘Niceness.’ Niceness is great. Hurrah for niceeness! There are far worse things for one to be caught up with than niceness. Make no mistake however – human niceness is utterly different than the kindness of God.

The Apostle Paul clarifies the untangled way of kindness in this verse:

“God’s kindness leads to a radical life change…” Romans 2:4, The Message Version

“God’s kindness”

If you have lived more than a decade, you hopefully have discovered that those things that last originate from God. The temporal is apart from God’s eternal strength.

“Radical life change”

When God changes a life, that life changes for real and for the endurance. That change occurs from the inside out. This is no self-imposed attempt at self-betterment. This is no resolution. This is no ‘I’ll never again’ try harder self-help. God has mercy on us by doing what we could not accomplish in a thousand lifetimes of a grand effort.

Kindness is contageous

The kindness of God Paul refers to flows from one human to another. God is by nature kind among other aspects of his diverse character. The scriptures clarify when God changes a person’s life, a new normal way of living begins. Our bodies look the same, but spiritually we are transformed. We are converted. We are turned inside out. Entirely new ways of living and seeing occur. One of the primary overflows of that life is kindness. The kindness of God himself. (Galatians 5:22, 23)

God invites us to jump onboard!

Once we click into the kindness of God, at whatever point in our journey in life – time of following Jesus, it is as though blinders fall from our eyes. In my life, though I had followed ‘Hard after God’ I had never picked up on the many verses that illustrate the concepts shared in this article alone. I hear this story each day several times via emails and texts – “I can’t believe I never got it before now! How could I have not seen those verses? I’m onboard now. I want to move forward – I want to serve, I want to live in the power of God’s kindness!”

There is a universal light bulb beginning to blink over hundreds of leaders worldwide. The conclusion being discovered is: “We need to show our culture the reality of God. Information without first providing credibility does not work.” This credibility building sequence is the way life has worked for all people of all time of all cultures. This simple request is reasonable. Jesus operated from this perspective.

Let’s begin to live from this new normal way of life as well!

4 Pārceļas, ka aizsargs pret Burnout Steve Šegrena

Burnout ir regulāra problēma ar visiem, kas sniedzas. Jēzus bija gandrīz nepārtraukti ielu režīmā viņa trīs gadu kalpošanai, viņš konstatēja, ka ir nepieciešams veikt par vairākiem domāšanas veids, lai dzīvotu ar garīgo orientētu. Šeit ir daži no Jēzus viedokļiem jūs varētu atrast uzmundrinoši.

Definēt jūsu piešķiršanai.
Uzaicināt Dievu noskaidrot specifiku savā aicinājumā. Klausieties. Veikt piezīmes. Dievs mēdz runāt visskaidrāk man divās uzstādījumi - kā es mosties, un, kā es braucu. Draugs ieteica kāds braukt man apkārt, un es īsus snaudu visu dienu, lai dzirdētu no Kunga daudz. Varbūt mēs varam mēģināt, ka dažkārt. Skaitlis, ko jūsu primo iestatījums ir un pavairot, ka tik bieži, kā jūs varat. Dievs ir vairāk ieinteresēti runāt ar jums, nekā jums ir dzirdēt no viņa.

Koncentrējieties uz rezultātiem.
Tas ir viegli augt neapmierināti ar apgrūtinājumiem un informāciju par tagadni. Mēs bieži dzirdam pamudinājumu, kā to, cik svarīgi ir mērķis par tūlītēju vienīgais. Kad runa ies tas nav, ka veids, kā. Ir reizes, kad tas ir labākais, lai skatīties uz priekšu. Raksti saka, ka Jēzus pārcietusi grūtības paredzētā prieka dēļ tika noteikta pirms viņa. Mēs esam gudri sekot viņa svina.

Plūsmas ... Give Up On Cīnās
Viens no visvairāk nomākta uzdevumiem pasaulē ir sajūta, ka mēs esam atbildīgi, lai radītu garīgo rezultātu. Mēs esam spējīgi padarīt kaut kas notiek garīgajā valstība - tas ir darbs Svētā Gara. Mūsu uzdevums, piemēram Pāvila, ir augu un ūdeni, ko Dievs jau ir sākusies citu cilvēku dzīvē. Staigāt jutība, ko Dievs ir līdz. Tas parasti nav tik grūti, lai redzētu, ko viņš līdz. Iet, kur prieks, kaislība, enerģija ir. Tas ir aizraujošs būt vidū, kur Gars ir darbā. Atrast šo sweet spot un dzīvot tur.

Ir unikāls.
Meklējiet specifikas Dievs ir par jums, vai jūs esat redzējis kāds cits staigāt tur, vai ne. Varbūt ir jaunas pieejas kalpošanas Dievam ir prātā, lai jūs varētu veikt, ka neviens cits dara. Esiet drosmīgs! Iespējams, domāju, ka jums nepieciešama atļauja iziet. Daudzos gadījumos tas nav gadījums. Tu būsi pārsteigts, cik bieži tie, jūs domājat, ka jums ir nepieciešams, lai nodzēstu lietas ar būs sajūsmināts, kad jūs vienkārši izmēģināt kaut ko jaunu, tad parādīt viņiem rezultātus pēc tam. Gandrīz vienmēr saņemsiet ovācijām!

5 Uzsākot mācību no Johnny Appleseed Steve Šegrena

John Chapman, aka leģendāro "Johnny Appleseed" bija misionārs, kurš vērsās pie vietējiem amerikāņi Ohaio ielejā, kas ir agrīnā 1800.

Viņš bija vienkārši rīki

His primary planting tool was a stick! Vai jums ir stick? Kad viņa pašreizējais stick valkāja viņš atrada jaunu nūju. I heard recently through the grapevine that sticks are still easy to find!

The more elaborate we make our plans the more likely it is that we will fail.

He Heard the Invitation

He picked up on the invitation of the Father to accomplish his lifelong mission, therefore when the going got tough he was able to return to the beginning of it all to when God unmistakably spoke to him to go out in the first place.

He Didn’t Talk About Outreach, He Did Outreach

Johnny understood it’s about activism, not mere talk, nor continual preparation study, nor the accruing of more cool conference notebooks. He was all about taking risks and getting out there. If he were alive in 2012 his motto would be, “Missional schmissional! Stop the incessant talk, stop being a chicken and just do it for Pete’s sake!”

He Did Small Things

It doesn’t take much to change the world. A tiny apple seed grows into the largest fruit bearing tree in the plant world that will bear thousands of apples.

He Was Faithful

He was all in! He burned his bridges. There was no return.

He Saw Potential in the Faith Realm

Some would find it difficult, if not impossible, to do the ministry of Johnny because it was long-term and not immediately fulfilling. He was called by God to do something great but something that not would fully bear fruit in his lifetime.

Each seed was destined to produce an amazing tree that would produce thousands of apples to the glory of God. It takes the kind of faith only God can provide to live from that perspective. We can’t work that up. “God empower us the ability to hear your calling, regardless of the timing.”

With servant evangelism ministry the fruit takes a while to come about, but guaranteed, but when a church plant remains faithful to strongly serve and show generosity to their surrounding community, astounding results will come about.

Anyone can count the number of seeds in an apple,
But only God can count the number of apples in a seed.

Robert H. Schuller

5 Veidus, kā uzlabot informācijas sniegšanas pasākumi Momentum Steve Šegrena

Momentum ir svēta lieta. It can be blessed to increase or it can be messed with and diminish if we take it for granted. Kad tas notiek, mēs visi smaidu, mēs svinam un izskatās diezgan gudrs. If we are wise we will learn to walk in tune with God’s Spirit regardless of ever-changing external factors.

It is the will of God that his church be continually marked with the presence of his Spirit, which is the force of outreach momentum. Here are some barriers to our momentum.

Momentum is impaired when we allow scaredy cats to speak up.

You can avoid this by going out after an outreach and spending time doing a downloading time.

Momentum is impaired when there is too much talk about money.

A spirit of fear will kill enthusiasm for outreach. Church leadership can begin to think they can’t afford to reach out.

Momentum is impaired when we talk or plan incessantly.

Momentum is impaired when we model outreach with only people who are highly gifted.

Put forward people who are highly gifted and you will intimidate the majority of your congregation.

Momentum is impaired when we do outreach that is too costly.

If what we do is out of the reach of our people we are going to perpetuate a model that only pushes people away from usefulness.

Let’s switch gears a bit. How can we move toward the positive and launch out into what will stir up momentum?

1. Let’s show what’s happening through outreach.

  • Video
  • Mājas lapa
  • Pictures

2. Let’s gossip what’s happening through outreach.

  • Convey stories throughout the church.

3. Let’s convey the doable-ness of kindness outreach as creatively as you can.

4. Let’s play with words.

  • The “E” word intimidates many. Consider using the term “Kindness Outreach.”

5. Let’s give testimony about former fearful who risked by reaching out and found outreach surprisingly fun.

  • Stories are powerful, especially when conveyed by people others have known to be timid.

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