5 Vikwazo Uinjilisti na Doug Murren

Kila kitu kwamba ina nini na mawasiliano anaendesha katika baadhi ya vikwazo. Kuleta ujumbe wa matumaini unaweza hata kuwa na vikwazo ni lazima uso. Wakati akijaribu kuwashawishi mtu katika mikono ya Yesu kuna vikwazo tano kwa uinjilisti unapaswa kuwa na ufahamu wa.

Moja: Nini chaguzi nitawapa up?

People are smart they know in reality nothing is free. And following Christ does have some requisites and we all know it. The gift of faith via prevenient grace is one. The willingness to repent is another. And the beginning of the experience of total surrender is another. Turning salvation into a quick prayer just isn’t honest.

You need to be honest and make part of your message a clear indicator of what options you give up when you receive Christ. And what new options you gain.

If you can get your friends beyond this consideration you have gone along way toward doing some real nudging.

Two: Am I making a mistake?

Believe it or not one of the chief fears of people is that they may be making a mistake. People have an aversion to being wrong. People have to be convinced that they are making a credible step or they will resist your message.

Do you know enough to thwart this great fear the enemy uses? Let’s face it a personal experience of your own can be very authoritative and genuine. Be ready to help a friend know that they are not making a mistake. Show that the greater mistake is to not receive the message.

Three: Peer Pressure

The next question you need to work through is, what will this cost me relationally?

This is a big one. In our community we have a strong Mormon presence. And we have many converts from Mormonism in our church. Their step toward the Gospel was a costly one for most.

People do decide to change or not change partly based on how will their friends think about there choice. It helps to address this hurdle when nudging. How you go about that will depend upon the person and their circumstances. I like to reference this issue when I am speaking publicly about the need for Christ in my friend’s lives.

Four: Am I going to look foolish?

I think this fear is a predominate one in people’s lives. No one wants to look like a nut case. It is essential that we uphold the wisdom of a decision for Christ. I like to recount great leaders who have been Christians when I present the Gospel to a friend.

I like supporting deal with the foolishness of not deciding for Christ when I have someone’s ear. Churches should have an environment that makes sense for this reason. People are already afraid of looking foolish and if we confirm it to them we lose.

Five: Is it going to cost me too much?

Everyone has a threshold as to what life currency he or she is willing to spend. I like to make people aware of that fact that God was not cost adverse when He gave His only Son for us.

We shouldn’t try and make it too easy for people or we will have faulty conversions. A quick easy careful prayer just isn’t receiving Christ. I must pause and surrender fully to Him and His vision for me not my own. It cost everything to be a true follower of Christ and we should address this.

3 Things To Address Before Starting A New Church by Doug Murren

Starting churches is sometimes gone into with insufficient preparation. I know I have made several mistakes that were costly in starting churches by not having an adequate preparation period. I believe failure can garner greater insights more than success. I want to talk about three major areas of concern that need to be addressed before getting started on any church venture.

Pre-Mortem Assessment

Post-mortem assessment is very common. We usually think of reviewing our success or failure after the event or venture has wound down. I like to do what I call pre-mortem assessment. It works just like post-mortem with the exception that it precedes the start date.

I now do pre-mortems on my messages. I also like to preview and consider upcoming events. It can be fun. Basically it means drawing your team together to ask how this thing fail. It means looking at what will bring us down. Obviously once you have done this exercise you will find ways to improve even before you start and likely avoid painful post-mortems.

Here are some questions that might help your pre-mortem:

  • What will stop people from returning?
  • What could go wrong with our message presentation?
  • What will make it difficult for people to hear about us and show up?
  • How could we waste our money?
  • What parts of our presentation are week or substandard?
  • What could make our worship terrible?


Recruiting Leaders

Choosing your first leaders properly is a vital effort. Sometimes we recognize people just because we need some help. It is true that you will likely within the first three years see a complete turn over of your initial leaders. But nonetheless your chances of succeeding can be greatly increased by calling the right partners.

This is an area where I have been weak. I have often not taken the time to recruit and deploy the right people. I have invested money in the ill prepared and under qualified leader and have not only wasted resources but cost myself a great deal of pain.

Where do you find leaders? Almost always the best leaders are going to come via referrals. It is true you may need to recruit leaders from places they are already being productive. I have come to believe that you shouldn’t start if you can’t convince some friends to join you in the venture.

The following are six traits of leaders you will need to be successful:

  • They are willing to invest money.
  • They are influencers and bring other people into the journey with you.
  • Are willing to put in time on the extras.
  • Do they evangelize?
  • Are they optimists?
  • Are they there when its time to pray?

Friends of the Start

I have heard for years planters complain about little or no support from their denominations or sending church. It sounds to me like the people who join your church and want you to hand them some friends. You have to take responsibility for building your own support network.

I think finding a coach and being willing to pay them is a great step. Yes they may be a paid friend but they are still a friend. You may have to go outside your particular organization to find connections.

It is well worth the effort to make some appointments with church leaders that have been successful and ask to share your dream. Don’t ask for money. If they are impressed with you and your plan they will offer on their own. What you need are friends. Often these friends will connect you with resources you need.

I think a network of ten key mentors and friends is essential. Be a listener and learner. Offer to take them to lunch or meet whatever fits their schedule best. Be certain to ask for future meetings after your first meeting. I have had many church planters ask me to mentor them or hire me as a coach. I am always flattered. Often I will work to help them find resources.

Come prepared when you seek to collect friends. Have a list of four or five questions you would like to ask them. They can be anywhere in the country, they don’t have to be in your backyard.. But don’t be vague. Describe your concerns. Ask them to pray for and with you. Send them a note of appreciation after your meeting.

Some of my best friends in the ministry were made this way. I often asked them to speak at my fledgling churches and I was amazed how many were takers. And when you have them speak prepare an honorarium no matter how poor you are. They may give it back but it shows you value their input.

These are the areas that should get a great deal of your attention. This is why I think a church plant or new plan for a church should be preceded by six months of hard preparation time. Happy preparing!

Kuwahamasisha Start-Up na Doug Murren

Moja ya njia bora ya kujenga ari katika kazi mapema ni kurekodi milstenarna. Hii inaweza kufanyika kabla ya muda au baada ya. Lakini kila kanisa ina milstenarna wanaweza kuona mbele au aliongeza kuwa kwa mafanikio yao. Nadhani kuna makundi kadhaa ambayo inaweza liangaliwe: fedha, Utumishi, locations, athari kwa maisha ya watu na mabadiliko ya kipimo, na maendeleo ya utume.

Moja ya hatua inaweza kuwa zawadi kubwa ambayo ilianza katika ngazi mpya ya huduma. Au hatua inaweza kuwa mtu wa kwanza kwamba inapata Kristo. Au ubatizo wako kwanza. Kuadhimisha hatua hizi za maendeleo hujenga ari. Na ari ni mali yenye thamani ya zaidi ya kanisa lo lote. Hivyo kujenga hivyo hatua kwa hatua.

Vyama ni kubwa kusherehekea milstenarna njia kama vizuri. Kuwa na baadhi ya keki na kahawa baada ya huduma kuadhimisha hatua. Kuweka rekodi ya matukio na mafanikio na ripoti na tathmini ya mara kwa mara katika fomu jarida.

Moja Jumanne mchana Mimi aliuliza Mungu kwa African American keyboardist, kwa mmiliki wa mengi karibu na sisi kuuza hata ingawa yeye alikuwa jeuri alikataa mara nyingi na kwa ajili ya mtu kichwa juu ya ujenzi wa Aidha sisi walikuwa mipango.

Mimi aliiambia mpenzi wangu katika huduma Mungu alikuwa anaenda kujibu siku hiyo. Alasiri kwamba vipaji American keyboardist Afrika alikuja katika ofisi yetu na alisema waliona yeye ilitakiwa kuona kama sisi zinahitajika keyboardist. Na jirani yetu iitwayo me juu ya majadiliano chini ya mwerezi yake kubwa. Alisema alikuwa tayari kuuza. Na juu siku off wajenzi, mpya ya kanisa, ambaye alikuwa tu wastaafu, kuulizwa kama angeweza kusaidia katika kuongeza mradi wetu. Ilikuwa ni siku kubwa. Mimi kuongelea kuhusu milstenarna wale kwa miaka na bado kufanya.

Hadithi ni uti wa mgongo wa kila kanisa kubwa. Kuacha na kutengeneza orodha ya milstenarna kwamba utakuwa kupita kwa imani. Kushiriki nao kwa viongozi wenu na kuangalia yao kukua kutoka mbegu katika moyo wako.

Kuangalia mbele na pia kwa milstenarna kwamba wakisubiri wewe. Ni inaweza kuwa kukodisha wafanyakazi wako mtu wa kwanza au kupata mkutano wako nafasi ya kwanza. Au kuanzisha bodi yako kwanza. Au labda yako mkutano wa kwanza wa umma. Chochote ni alama ni, kusherehekea, rekodi yake, na kuwasiliana ni.