Wakati Mtumishi Uinjilisti Huwa mara kwa mara na Marty Boller

outreachMimi nina uhakika wakati neno 'mtumishi uinjilisti' kwanza kufika katika mchezo. Katika siku za mwanzo wa harakati Vineyard, Steve Sjogren ilikuwa ni sauti ya kwanza mimi kusikia kuzungumza juu ya kulenga kanisa jamii nzima ya kuzunguka wazo la kuwahudumia nje kupitia vitendo, vitendo husika ya wema. Vineyard My kanisa katika Cedar Rapids, Iowa has been actively involved with servant evangelism for much of our thirteen years of our existence. Katika 1998, when we started our church, it was common for our small church planting team to be involved in SE events nearly every weekend.

We did free car washes, free water bottle giveaways, free neighborhood leaf-raking, free carnations to moms on Mother’s Day, free snow shoveling, etc. etc. It was common back then that when a new person started coming to our church, we knew they were staying when we saw them at our next giveaway! And while I can’t deny that we did these servant evangelism events in our earliest days because we were trying to plant a new church, over time I believe some of us actually caught the SE bug and decided it was a good thing to do even when it wasn’t all about building a new church. In truth, as I see it, servant evangelism should never be about planting or building a church, but about simply loving people we don’t know. And as Steve Sjogren has so often taught us over the years, words just can’t express how thrilling it is to give something away with no strings attached.

But isn’t it interesting that over time, we Christians can take something that is at its’ core something new and fresh and make it into a routine, or worse yet, a church project? And so it becomes with many churches as we grow and get into facilities of our own. As I look back, I see how my church went from having a ‘freely-received-freely-given’ attitude about servant evangelism to a programming mode that can make SE all about growing our church and measuring for results. Sadly, as we grow larger, the concept of random acts of kindness tend to evolve into highly-developed, well-planned-out programs of servant evangelism. And somehow, someway, the true joy of doing SE for the right reasons is nearly lost.

Today, as I write these words, I’m praying about what it might take in our well-established church to once again return to the carefree, light-hearted spontaneous SE giveaways we once enjoyed when we were smaller. I’m guessing there might be other pastors out there who share that same dream. In recent weeks, I’ve been blogging about what type of changes might need to happen in my thirteen-year-old church in order to get back to the joys of doing simple Kingdom outreach ministry just because Jesus loves it that way. Join me at my blog and chime in on some of your ideas as well. Together with God’s help, I believe we might just see a fresh wave of SE, for His Name’s sake!

4 Hatua hiyo Guard dhidi ya burnout na Steve Sjogren

Burnout mara kwa mara ni tatizo na mtu yeyote ambaye fika nje. Yesu alikuwa katika hali ya karibu daima uhamasishaji katika huduma yake ya miaka mitatu ili aweze kupatikana ni muhimu kuchukua juu ya idadi ya mawazo ili kuishi na ubinafsi wa kiroho. Hapa ni wachache pointi ya Yesu ya maoni unaweza kupata kutia moyo.

Define for your assignment.
Invite God to clarify the specifics of your calling. Listen in. Take notes. God tends to speak the most clearly to me in two settings – as I wake up and as I drive. A friend suggested someone drive me around and I take short naps throughout the day in order to hear from the Lord a lot. Maybe we can try that sometime. Figure out what your primo setting is and reproduce that as often as you can. God is more interested in speaking to you than you are in hearing from him.

Focus on the outcome.
It’s easy to grow frustrated with the burdens and details of the present. We frequently hear encouragement as to the importance of aiming on the immediate only. When it comes to outreach it’s not that way. There are times when it is best to look ahead. Scripture says that Jesus endured hardship for the joy that was set before him. We are wise to follow his lead.

Flow…Give Up On Struggling
One of the most frustrating assignments in the world is the sense that we are responsible to create a spiritual result. We are incapable of making something happen in the spiritual realm – that is the work of the Holy Spirit. Our role, like Paul’s, is to plant and water what God has already begun in others’ lives. Walk in sensitivity to what God is up to. It’s usually not all that difficult to see what he’s up to. Go where the joy, the passion, the energy is. It is exciting to be in the midst of where the Spirit is at work. Find that sweet spot and live there.

Be unique.
Look for the specifics God has for you whether you’ve seen anyone else walk there or not. Perhaps there are new approaches to ministry God has in mind for you to carry out that no one else is doing. Be bold! You may think you need permission to step out. In many cases that’s not the case. You’d be surprised how often those you think you need to clear things with will be overjoyed when you simply try something new then show them the results afterwards. Nearly always you’ll receive a standing ovation!

Kumsikiliza Mungu ... Kweli? na Jason Taylor

Ilionekana mimi alijaribu yote! Kutoka kuacha maelfu ya mayai kutoka helikopta kwa kutuma kile ilionekana kama mamilioni ya postcards, lakini kanisa letu wala hakuwa na kupata "matokeo" kwamba kila mtu mwingine alikuwa na kujipatia. Mimi walioajiriwa makocha na washauri ambaye aliniambia "jinsi gani" kupanda kanisa. I did everything by the book, but the results were minimal in comparison to what everyone else was “getting”. Was there something wrong with me? Was I really called? Is this really what God wanted me to do, start a church from scratch?

I still remember the day that I just came to a realization that I needed to stop listening to coaches, books, and blogs first and start listening to what God was saying through the Holy Spirit for our church in our town. That’s when everything changed! I remember praying and asking God, “What’s next?” As I stopped and listened, He spoke and we started becoming who God wanted us to be as a church in our town.

Kwa mfano, God said…

  • Move your location 9 miles across town to another school, when you do not have the money to do so- we did, and we started growing and God provided!
  • Set a goal to touch 5,000 people with random acts of Kindness in six months, when we had no dollars for this outreach- we did, and people’s lives were changed forever and God provided!
  • Move again to another location that you cannot afford- we did, and God provided and since that time over 260 people have given their lives to Jesus in our services!

My point is this: There is nothing wrong with coaching, mentors, and blogs, but please LISTEN TO GOD FIRST, and God will use the other voices to implement the vision that He gives you.

5 Uzinduzi wa masomo kutoka Johnny Appleseed na Steve Sjogren

Yohana Chapman, aka hadithi "Johnny Appleseed" alikuwa mmisionari ambao kufikiwa nje ya Wamarekani ya asili katika Bonde la Ohio katika miaka ya 1800 mapema.

Alikuwa yeye Vyombo Wikipedia

Upandaji wake chombo msingi ilikuwa fimbo! Je, una fimbo? Wakati fimbo yake ya sasa walivaa nje alikuta fimbo mpya. Nikasikia hivi karibuni kwa njia ya mzabibu kwamba vijiti bado ni rahisi kupata!

zaidi kufafanua sisi kufanya mipango yetu ya zaidi ya uwezekano ni kwamba tutashindwa.

Yeye Heard Mwaliko

Yeye ilichukua juu ya mwaliko wa Baba kukamilisha kazi yake wa muda mrefu, Basi wakati wa kwenda got mgumu alikuwa na uwezo wa kurudi mwanzo wa yote kwa wakati Mungu bila kosa alizungumza naye kwenda nje katika nafasi ya kwanza.

Yeye Je Majadiliano Kuhusu Outreach, Yeye Je Outreach

Johnny kueleweka ni kuhusu uanaharakati, si tu majadiliano, wala daima maandalizi utafiti, wala yanayotokana ya madaftari zaidi ya baridi mkutano. Alikuwa wote kuhusu kuchukua hatari na kupata huko nje. Kama yeye angekuwa hai katika 2012 kauli mbiu yake itakuwa, "Utume schmissional! Kuacha majadiliano incessant, kuacha kuwa na kuku tu kufanya hivyo kwa ajili Pete ya!"

Je yeye Mambo Small

Haina kuchukua mengi ya mabadiliko ya dunia. vidogo apple mbegu kukua katika ukubwa mti kuzaa matunda katika dunia kupanda kwamba atachukua maelfu ya apples.

Alikuwa mwaminifu

Alikuwa wote katika! Akaiteketeza madaraja yake. Kulikuwa hakuna kurudi.

Yeye Saw Uwezo katika Ulimwengu wa Imani

Baadhi ingekuwa ni vigumu, kama siyo haiwezekani, kufanya huduma ya Johnny kwa sababu ilikuwa ni ya muda mrefu na si mara moja kutimiza. Naye aliitwa na Mungu kufanya jambo kubwa lakini kitu ambacho si ingekuwa kikamilifu kuzaa matunda katika maisha yake.

Kila mbegu ilikuwa mwisho wa kuzalisha mti wa ajabu kwamba ingekuwa kuzalisha maelfu ya apples kwa utukufu wa Mungu. Inachukua aina ya imani Mungu tu anaweza kutoa kuishi kwa mtazamo kwamba. Hatuwezi kufanya kazi kuwa hadi. "Mungu kuwapa yetu uwezo wa kusikia wito wako, bila kujali majira. "

Na mtumishi wa huduma ya uinjilisti matunda inachukua muda kuja juu, lakini uhakika, lakini wakati wa kupanda kanisa hubaki mwaminifu kwa dhati kuwatumikia na kuonyesha ukarimu kwa jamii yao yanayozunguka, matokeo ya ajabu atakuja kuhusu.

Mtu yeyote anaweza kuhesabu idadi ya mbegu katika apple,
Lakini Mungu tu anaweza kuhesabu idadi ya apples katika mbegu.

Robert H. Schuller