8 Uongozi Dhambi ya kuepuka… Na Jinsi ya kutafuta njia yako mbele na Steve Sjogren

Viongozi wote kwenda kupitia gyrations akili na hisia kwamba unaweza kusababisha messiness akili. Baadhi ya dhambi hizi ni kubwa zaidi kuliko wengine. Baadhi ni rahisi kupona kutokana na zaidi ya wengine. mwanzo ya kutembea katika uhuru ni kutambua wewe kweli ni kukwama. 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, kwa kweli, 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 Mambo Kanisa wako anahitaji kujua ... na Steve Sjogren

... Na wakati ni 12 months old

 

1. Don’t take yourselves too seriously
You are important to God. Je, si ni wa kutosha kujua kwamba bila ya haja ya kuthibitisha hilo wakati wote? Kutembea kwa unyenyekevu. Kutii. Kuendelea katika hatua kwa Roho.

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. Of course, 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 akaonekana 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.”

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

5 Njia ya kuimarisha Outreach Momentum na Steve Sjogren

Kasi ni jambo takatifu. Ni inaweza kuwa heri kuongeza au inaweza kuwa messed pamoja na kupunguza kama sisi kuchukua ni kwa nafasi. Wakati kinatokea sisi wote tabasamu, sisi kusherehekea na kuangalia pretty smart. Kama sisi ni busara sisi kujifunza kutembea katika tune na Roho Mungu, licha ya milele-kubadilisha mambo ya nje.

Ni mapenzi ya Mungu kwamba kanisa lake kuwa daima alama na uwepo wa Roho wake, ambayo ni nguvu ya kuwafikia kasi. Hapa ni baadhi ya vikwazo kwa kasi yetu.

Momentum ni kuharibika wakati sisi kuruhusu scaredy paka kuongea.

Unaweza kuepuka hili kwa kwenda nje baada ya kuwafikia na kutumia muda kufanya wakati kushusha.

Momentum ni kuharibika wakati kuna majadiliano sana kuhusu fedha.

roho ya woga kuua shauku kwa ajili ya kuwafikia. Uongozi wa Kanisa wanaweza kuanza kufikiri wao hawawezi kuwafikia.

Momentum ni kuharibika tunapozungumza au mpango incessantly.

Momentum ni kuharibika wakati sisi mfano kuwafikia na watu tu ambao ni yenye vipawa.

Kuweka mbele ya watu ambao ni yenye vipawa na wewe kuwatisha wengi wa mkutano wako.

Momentum ni kuharibika wakati sisi kufanya kuwafikia kwamba ni gharama kubwa sana.

Kama kile sisi kufanya ni nje ya kufikia ya watu wetu sisi ni kwenda kuendeleza mfano kwamba tu inasukuma watu mbali manufaa.

Kubadili Hebu gia kidogo. Jinsi gani tunaweza kuelekea chanya na uzinduzi nje katika kile kuhamasisha kasi?

1. Hebu kuonyesha nini kinatokea kupitia njia ya kuwafikia.

  • Video
  • Website
  • Picha

2. Hebu uvumi nini kinatokea kupitia njia ya kuwafikia.

  • Kufikisha hadithi katika kanisa.

3. Hebu kufikisha doable-ness ya wema kuwafikia kama ubunifu kama unaweza.

4. Hebu kucheza na maneno.

  • "E" neno linatishia wengi. Fikiria kutumia neno "Wema Outreach."

5. Hebu kutoa ushahidi kuhusu waoga wa zamani ambaye alihatarisha na kufikia nje na kupatikana kuwafikia kushangaza fun.

  • Hadithi ni nguvu, hasa wakati iliyopokewa na watu wengine inajulikana kuwa timid.

Kwa toleo kamili ya makala hii kuangalia nje ServeCoach.com.

Wala kustaafu… Regards! na Dk. Gary sweeten

Kila Jumanne kundi la geezers sisi kucheza gofu pamoja. Tuna mengi ya furaha ya ushindani na sisi baadhi ya kushiriki kuhusu kile Mungu anachofanya katika na kupitia kwetu. Unaweza kuona, geezers katika dunia ya leo si kama wao walikuwa hata kizazi iliyopita. Kwa kweli, moja ya vitabu favorite ni haki ya, "Kugeuza Silver katika Gold: Jinsi ya Faida katika New Boomer Marketplace "na Mary Furlong. Ingawa mwandishi inalenga katika fedha, mawazo yake ni juu ya kupunguza makali ya zeitgeist mpya ambayo ni kuchukua dunia ya magharibi na dhoruba na wale kuelewa zinafaidisha mkubwa sana.

Kwa bahati mbaya, tu hata Wakristo wachache wanaonekana kuwa na ufahamu wa nini kinaendelea kiutamaduni, kiroho na relationally na bado inaweza kuwa harakati muhimu zaidi ya kiroho tangu Luther aliimba, "Kama mimi alikuwa nyundo" akaenda Wittenberg Castle. Kwa mfano, jinsi wengi yako "Outreach Oriented" watu amesikia "Kusudi Tuzo"? Hivi karibuni watu ubunifu mitano na wanawake walipokea $100,000.00 Tuzo kusudi Tuzo ya zao "Social Innovation" na ushiriki katika "Encore Ajira"! Mimi ni matumaini ya kuwa moja ya wapokeaji ya.

Watu hawa wote ni juu ya 55 na wamekataa kustaafu. Badala waliamua inahusu to kutumia muda wao, hekima, uzoefu na fedha ya kufanya jambo kubwa kwa ajili ya dunia.

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Kulinganisha kwamba kwa nini mara nyingi hufanyika katika makanisa karibu USA. Mimi mara moja ameketi karibu na kustaafu Makamu wa Rais wa mashirika ya kimataifa wakati flying kwa Singapore. Wakati aligundua nia yangu mmisionari yeye kushiriki kwamba alikuwa muumini ambaye alikuwa akifundisha shule ya Jumapili kila wiki. Alikuwa na safari yake kwa kuzungumza katika mkutano kuhusu kutumia video teleconferencing kutoa mafunzo kwa wasimamizi wa duniani kote. Mimi aliuliza nini alikuwa anaenda kufanya wakati alistaafu. "Kucheza golf,"Alisema.

Mimi wito yake kwa kuzingatia kazi na shirika Christian kuanzisha mikutano kwa ajili ya watu kama mimi. Mimi naweza kukaa nyumbani na bado kufundisha duniani kote. Alisema, "Sidhani Mchungaji wangu ingekuwa naomba kufanya hivyo. Mimi si kwa seminari au kitu chochote. I am just layman. Mimi nina uhakika pretty yeye basi mimi kuendelea kufundisha shule ya Jumapili ingawa. "Yikes" Nilidhani! "Na kufundisha shule ya Jumapili wakati ulimwengu wa Kikristo desperately mahitaji viongozi kimataifa mafunzo; na fedha?"

Cincinnati ina zaidi elfu ishirini wanaume na wanawake alistaafu kutoka P&G, PATIA, Kroger, nk ambao wana rasilimali fedha, wakati, uzoefu mpana, akili ya ubunifu na kina kiroho. Jinsi wengi Wachungaji lakini ni vifaa wao kutumia vipaji vyao, vipaji na mawazo kufikia dunia? Moja ya majira yangu Kuamini marafiki ina zaidi 200 ruhusu lakini kanisa lake hana wazo jinsi unleash ubunifu wake. Mwingine ni mwanzilishi wa $100 dola milioni kampuni hiyo kila kanisa, huduma na ujumbe katika Amerika inaweza kutumia. muda tu yeye ni akakaribia na mawaziri wake ni kuchangia katika kujenga mwingine. Mwanamume mmoja mara kwa mara kuulizwa mafunzo faida zisizo kuhusu maadili lakini si aliuliza kufundisha katika kanisa lake nyumbani.

kanisa la zamani dhana ya juu chini ya shirika urasimu na majengo kubwa ni kumaliza. Viongozi wengi bado ni kujaribu kujenga kwa vizazi zamani wa pew sitters. Hebu fikiria, wangeweza kuwa sadaka zawadi kwa wajasiriamali ubunifu ambao mabadiliko Jumatatu dunia kwa njia ya Jumamosi. "Majira Waumini" hawana walionao katika mtu yeyote mpango mkakati isipokuwa ni kwa ajili ya kusaidia bajeti au kukodisha waziri mstaafu kuchukua basi ziara ya Makumbusho Creation.

magazeti uongozi majadiliano juu ya kuajiri vijana ambao ni wazi kwa mawazo mapya. Kwa kweli vijana wengi ni kukwama katika urafiki wao wenyewe myopic. Sisi ambao wamekuwa wabunifu katika maisha yetu yote ni tayari kuongoza ubia mpya kwa ajili ya Utawala. Kutibu yetu na heshima na ufahamu na kuuliza sisi kujenga njia zetu wenyewe wa kufikia nje kwa wale walio karibu nasi. Malipo yetu kwa ufahamu kwamba sisi kujua nini kinaendelea na fedha katika nywele zetu wanaweza kuwa dhahabu kwa Mchungaji yoyote na guts ututenge huru.

Hapa ni siri kuhusu Steve Sjogren. Kama Mchungaji hakuwa na hofu ya kuwaajiri wakubwa, hekima ndevu kijivu uzoefu zaidi kuliko yeye. Steve walitaka nje watu wenye nguvu na wanawake basi kukuzwa na anashikilia yao. Matokeo yake inaonekana kama shujaa. Kuwa na fikra. Kuwaajiri rundo la Majira Waumini lakini si kushikilia mikono yao au kupendekeza basi umesimama kutembelea makumbusho!

PS. Tangu awali kuandika makala hii katika 2009, Mungu alitoa wengine Waumini Majira katika SLS nafasi ya kufikia nje kwa familia na watoto walemavu. makanisa na kupuuzwa yao lakini wao desperately wanataka kujifunza jinsi ya kuwa na uhusiano na Mungu ili kuwasaidia kupitia jitihada zao za.

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Nini Katika Jina? na Randy Bohlender

Historia haina kutuambia kama Earnest Shackleton alikuwa mtu wa dini hasa, lakini hakika alikuwa unabii wakati yeye christened meli yake Uvumilivu. Ingawa yeye kueleweka changamoto kubwa sana yeye uso katika kujaribu maandamano ya kwanza katika Antartica, sana kilichotokea kwamba hakuweza uwezekano kutarajia.

How would he have known…

  • That the ice would be early in the fall of 1914, leaving them trapped in the ice, far from their goal by January of 1915?
  • That the spring melt of 1915 would not free their ship, but that it would remain fast until October?
  • That once the ice did begin to shift, rather than breaking free, his ship would be crushed, leaving his men to abandon the craft, only to stand on the ice staring down through the hole where the ship used to be?

How would he have known…

  • That he and his men would spend 497 days either on the ship or on ice floes before they set foot on land once again?
  • That once they found their way to land, it would be Elephant Island, one of the most inhospitable places on earth.
  • That he would be forced to split the party, and a portion of them would have to once again take to their open boats for a fifteen day sail through a storm that sunk a 500 ton steamer?
  • That his portion of the party would include McNish, a carpenter that he threatened to shoot for insubordination, but recognized that he would need his skills later.

How would he have known…

  • That on their second landing, they would put ashore on an island that was inhabited, but find themselves on the opposite side of the whaling camp, separated by a glacier never before crossed by man?
  • That after climbing the glacier with little or no climbing equipment, they would need to slide down the other side through thick fog, sitting in shovels for sleds? When his men objected, Shackleton is credited with saying “Well, we very well can’t go back…”.

In the end, Shackleton worked to collect each of his men and returned to England having not lost a life in the journey. How could he possibly have known that when he named his ship The Endurance?

As leaders, we chart the course for our initiatives early with a hundred finite decisions that work together to establish the culture for our ministry.

  • Do you cancel an outreach because it rains? You’ll cancel it for other reasons.
  • Do you boldly approach strangers or hang back, waiting for them to make the first move? You’ll hang back your entire life.
  • Do you lead by example, knowing it’s going to be harder – and more rewarding – than you expected?

Ministry – as much as Shackleton’s odyssey – requires an uncommon endurance. The same goes for those of you on the adoption journey. Going in, you know there’s a lot to it.

You can’t pre-imagine every struggle that will materialize. At the end of the journey, you innately know it was worth it all, even if it required every bit of your endurance.

You might as well get used to the idea and call it what it is.

Wachache Je, kugusa wengi na Steve Sjogren

Haina kuchukua wafanyakazi kubwa kwa kufanya kuondoka footprint kubwa.

Ushindi katika ufalme wa Mungu daima wamekwenda underdogs. Mungu daima karibu mafuta, kundi miniscule kufanya amri yake. Mimi kupata hii ya kutia moyo tangu wote kwamba mimi wameanza imekuwa ndogo - kwa kawaida kwa muda mrefu kama si milele. What God builds usually starts (and typically stays) on the smallish side.

I used to say that it started small but then would grow large, but now I see that often numbers usually only grow fat. I now see that it is almost always the case that a radical but small fringe gets the Kingdom lifestyle and message. Why does it stay small? It’s all about the offensive cost of mercy. Jesus said “Many are called but few are chosen” (Matt. 18). The context of that verse could well be restated, “Many are called but few choose” the Kingdom. The Kingdom, as God defines it, is always something that is set up according to his parameters, not ours. Most don’t like that much, so they protest, they decide it’s not for them, and vote themselves out of it like the religious people in Matthew chapter 18 (yes, it was the religious people who decided not to participate in the Kingdom once they figured out how the mercy of God works as in this story).

This Jesus story is fresh with me today. A few of us went out mixing it up with dozens of lost people who, like those in Nineveh, didn’t know their left hand from their right. We did a $1 carwash. We washed people’s cars and paid them a dollar for the privilege of serving them. We stunned many. Numbers teared up. We teared up! I’m always amazed what can happen when a few, enthused, dedicated people move in a common direction and pour their hearts into something. Do something great with God. It only takes a few.

Ahadi za Biblia inadai Uhalisia wa Utamaduni na Paulo Alexander

Mengi yamesemwa na kuandikwa katika miaka ya hivi karibuni, sadaka ya kila aina ya upinzani wa Makanisa ya kisasa ya siku kwa ajili ya biashara ya mbali kufuata Injili ya Yesu Kristo kwa njia ya kisasa ya mawasiliano ni. Cha kuvutia wengi mno wa upinzani hii inakuja kwa njia ya Makanisa mengine. Kawaida inatokana na Makanisa ambayo si kuongezeka kwa Makanisa ya kukosoa kwamba ni kuongezeka. Baada ya yote, kama Kanisa ni kuongezeka, wao nimepata kuwa kufanya kitu kibaya wala wao?

Mimi kuwa na tabia ya kwenda njia nyingine juu ya hii moja. Kwa kweli, Ningependa kwenda mbali kama kusema kama Kanisa si kazi kwa bidii na kuwa utamaduni husika, si kufanya kazi kwa bidii ni wakweli kwa maandiko! Huwezi kikubwa nia ya maandiko bila kikubwa nia ya mawasiliano kwa njia ya maandiko kiutamaduni husika.

Ni kauli rahisi kufanya kwa sababu Mungu daima aliwasiliana ujumbe wake kwa watu katika hali ya kiutamaduni husika. Lugha, wakati, mahali, ukabila, jinsia, jamii, utawala, na zaidi siku zote zimezingatiwa kama ujumbe wa Mungu aliwasiliana na watazamaji hasa.

Mtume Paulo, bwana kimisionari, alijua hii kuhusu moyo wa Mungu na kuelewa kwamba Injili lazima contextualized na utamaduni kila maalum:

#1 Kuchukua muda wa kuelewa utamaduni wa watazamaji wako.

"…kwa vile mimi nilikuwa kutembea pamoja nikaona yako madhabahu mingi ... " Matendo 17:23

#2 Kuwa mazuri, si hasi, juu ya utamaduni wa watazamaji wako.

"Hivyo, Paulo, wamesimama mbele ya Baraza, kushughulikiwa yao kama ifuatavyo: 'Wananchi wa Athene, Mimi niliona kuwa wewe ni wa dini sana ... " Matendo 17:22

#3 Kutumia utamaduni wa watazamaji wako kuungana na moyo wa watazamaji wako.

"Kusudi lake katika yote haya ni kwamba mataifa lazima kumtafuta Mungu na pengine wanaona njia yao kuelekea kwake na kumpata-ingawa yeye si mbali na kila mmoja wetu. Maana kwa njia yake sisi kuishi na hoja na kuwepo. Kama mmoja wa washairi yako mwenyewe anasema, 'Sisi ni watoto wake. " Matendo 17:27-28

#4 Relationally kusema ukweli na watazamaji wako.

"Kwa maana ameweka siku ya kutathmini walimwengu kwa haki kwa mtu huyo amemteua, na yeye imeonekana kwa kila mtu ambaye hii ni kwa kumfufua kutoka wafu. " Matendo 17:31


Kuhusu Author

Paulo Alexander ni Mchungaji, Kiongozi, na Kanisa strategist. Alitumia miaka kumi ya mwisho ya huduma kuwahudumia katika mazingira ya tatu mega-kanisa kama Mchungaji wa Vijana, Mtendaji Mchungaji, Kiongozi na Mchungaji. Amekuwa ndoa na mke wake Lisa kwa ajili ya 14 miaka. Pamoja wana watoto watatu Kennedy, Yangu, na Lincoln. Unaweza kufuata Paulo juu ya Twitter au wake blog.

Bora-ukubwa Usharika? Jaribu 500! na Steve Sjogren

congregationMakanisa kubwa kuja katika ukubwa mbalimbali, ndio kubwa sana, ukubwa wa kati ya wale na wale ndogo.

Some are frustrated with the mega church scene in our day for a variety of reasons. It is a mistake to discount the vital role mega churches play in God’s strategy for reaching the world. God has in mind to use mega churches in great ways in our day. Above all else he wants to redeem these churches to do great works of evangelism across America. Done rightly such churches can serve as catalysts for the greater community they find themselves in so that churches of all sizes can gain confidence for evangelism.

I believe the most efficient church size is…500.
I stated this conclusion several years ago in a book based on the numerous observations made in that book (Making A Good Church Great, Regal, 2010). I am more convinced now than ever that my original hunch was correct.

Ponder this: it would be more productive to produce 10 life-giving churches of 500 in weekend attendance than in building one mega church of 5,000. I believe there is abundant evidence to make the point that the per capita level of spiritual vitality is usually greater at a medium-sized church versus a single mega one. The individual Believer will likely evidence greater fruit of discipleship in medium sized churches than in mega ones.

Mega church pastors are called by God to accomplish great things.
I don’t wish anything ominous upon the shoulders of my mega church brethren, yet it is a fact that to whom much is given much is required. Those who lead very large congregations will stand before God in the not too distant future to give an account of the way they acted as stewards of the provision of God in their time as the leader of an immense congregation with immense resources.

How did I do as a teacher? Did I boldly and lovingly present to my people the uncompromising truth of the Gospel?
How did I do as a model? Did I show my people the life of Jesus through my life?
Did we do the work of evangelism? Did we consistently, profoundly seek to bring our city to Jesus?
Were the poor shown an abundance of the mercy of God?

Such questions put the fear of the Lord in me. With this burden of responsibility in mind I don’t miss a day of my time of leading a mega church. I pray mercy upon you if you are a pastor in a congregation of this sort.

If you are a pastor in another size congregation you have it easier in many ways. Pray for mega church pastors near you. I hope you will mutually stir up the “love and good deeds” Scripture calls us to walk in.


Steve Sjogren is a veteran church planter and pastor of five churches in he US and Europe, several of which have grown to mega church status. He is currently operating in his ideal role by leading an outward-focused congregation of 500 in the Greater Portland area. He is the author of several best-selling books and many free PDF booklets. The Steve Sjogren Blog is published daily as a focus on evangelism, outreach and the power of the Spirit to accomplish this.