Evanđelisti nevjere Rice Broocks

Ja sam duboko je izazvao neumornim naporima muškaraca i žena koji unaprijed uzrok “Novi ateizam” u prazne srcima postmoderne zapadnjake.

Priroda grozi vakuum pa u nedostatku vjere, nevjera ili ateizam postaje anti-uzrok. Misija ove ateist križara je osloboditi svijet (especially the young) of religious faith and “superstition.” They carry their message with zeal and with the confrontational style that rivals any fundamentalist preacher. Ukratko, they seek converts – people who will “repent” of religion and follow the secular path to freedom.

Caricatures of the worst aspects of religion make it easy to gain people’s attention. Lumping all religions together, it becomes one monstrous “straw man” that can easily scare the average listener more than hell itself. Tragically, they are gaining momentum, especially in the arena of the university campus and the media.

If this were a boxing match, the Church would be sitting on a stool in the corner of the ring, dazed and confused and doubting whether we were really “called” to this fight. What can we learn from their efforts?

Talking to Ourselves

First and foremost: We must start engaging our culture with the Gospel beyond the church walls and stop just talking to ourselves. The majority of the effort we exert as Believers is talking to fellow Christians about being better Christians.

“Missional Church” is a term we debate vs a real mission we do. We have deceived ourselves by not obeying the Word ( James1:22).

Most of the people in our churches have heard enough to be teachers themselves, but are defenseless against the basic arguments and accusations of the opposition.

The Gospel is the answer to the cries of the human heart, but the lack of zeal to proclaim it demonstrates our lack of faith in its power.

We can also see that if we don’t step up and speak a clear message, the enemies of the Gospel will gladly take our place.

History has shown that God will allow a Goliath to taunt His people, knowing that someone like David will be provoked into action.

May we be shaken out of our stupor, get off the stool and get back into the fight for this generation.

Foto lewishamdreamer.

Gerila Ljubav koju Vince Antonucci

Elizabeth Morris je žena iz malog grada koji Kentucky, dva dana prije Božića u 1982, je sjedio do jedne noći čeka njezin sin Ted doći kući s posla u trgovačkom centru. He was in college but was home and working a temporary job over Christmas break to make some extra money for school. And he was late. Na 10:40 p.m., Elizabeth got the telephone call that all parents fear. “Mrs. Morris, this is the hospital. Your son has been killed in an accident.”

A 24-year-old man named Tommy Pigage had been driving drunk – his blood alcohol level was 3 times the legal limit – and had crossed the highway’s center line & smashed head-on into Ted’s car. The drunk driver was only slightly injured, but 18-year-old Ted Morris was dead.

Elizabeth and her husband, Frank, were devastated. Ted was their only child. And their anger only escalated when, at the trial, their son’s killer, Tommy Pigage, was only given probation. Elizabeth says that day after day she would replay her mental videotape of that night like a horror movie. She wanted revenge. She would fantasize about driving down the road, seeing Tommy walking, and driving him into a tree, then watching him die slowly in agony. She actually spent a lot of her time tracking Tommy, hoping she could catch him violating his probation so he could be sent to prison.

There was only one problem. Elizabeth was a Christian. And as she brought her feelings to God, and prayed about all of it, she came to the realization that her heavenly Father had also lost His only Son. But on the cross Jesus had said, “Father, forgive them” about the soldiers who had tortured and crucified Him. And that in a very real sense she had put Jesus on the cross, her sins had, and yet God had forgiven her. And she realized that she had to forgive Tommy. She decided to and then offered forgiveness to the man who killed her only son.

But … check this out. She didn’t just forgive him. She and her husband actually began to build a relationship with their son’s killer. And after some time they led Tommy Pigage to Christ. Because of their influence, in part because of their compassion, because of their forgiveness, because of their guerrilla love, he decided to follow Jesus and become a Christian.

That’s what I like to call guerrilla love. People have misconceptions of Christians – that we’re judgmental, holier-than-thou, isolated, homophobic, hate-filled, and too political. And we need to tell those people about Jesus. But why would they listen to someone they feel that way about? And why would they want to become like someone they feel that way about? And so we have to destroy their stereotypes. And we do it by ambushing people with the love of God. Compassionate connection must come first.

We need to tell people about Jesus, but compassionate connection comes first. We lead with love. We ambush people with the grace of God. We attack the misconceptions people have of Christians – that we’re judgmental, holier-than-thou, isolated, homophobic, hate-filled, and too political. No one who believes that about us will listen to what we have to say, so we destroy those stereotypes, and we do it with love.

A guerrilla love ambush could be buying someone’s dinner, giving your garbage man cookies, throwing a block party, inviting the unpopular person at work to lunch, doing yard-work for your neighbor, or … forgiving your son’s killer.

We’re taught in 1 Peter 3:15-16 that we’re to live in such a way that it forces people to ask questions. Questions like “Why are you like this?” “What’s so different about you?” “Why do you have the hope you do?” “Why do you love the way you love?” Repeated love ambushes destroy misconceptions, and force people to ask questions and, when they do, we get to tell them about the reason we love, about the one who inspires and gives us the power to love, we get to tell them about Jesus. And the grace we’ve shown will have already overcome their resistance. They’ll want to listen to us, and they’ll be open to becoming like us.

And that, well, that’s guerrilla.

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Vince Antonucci became a Christian out of a completely non-Christian background and ever since his passion has been reaching the “lostest of the lost.” He was the founding Pastor of Forefront Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia, a church where 72% of the people who attend were previously unchurched non-Christians. Vince recently moved to Las Vegas where he started a new church, Verve, in the heart of Sin City, just off the Vegas Strip. Vince is the author of I Became a Christian and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt (2008), i Guerrilla Lovers (2010).

Tko radi na evangelizacijsko? Steve Sjogren

Ne želim zvučati heretički, ali imam jednu primjedbu da bi. Moj prijatelj Fred bio plodan na vodećim ljudima s Kristom u prvih nekoliko godina svog kršćanskog života kao što je on izašao iz glazbene scene u Los Angelesu i pokazala nešto mi se da sam mislila da je zanimljiva. He noticed that the vast majority of people who come to Jesus weren’t so much led to the Lord by someone or by a church that was doing a bang up job of evangelism. He said his role was mostly to befriend folks, to share what God had done in his life then to invite them to church where they could sense the presence of God, pray a simple salvation prayer and the “Deal would be sealed” as he put it. You might call it Presence evangelism more than Informational based evangelism.

Hundreds of books have been written from the perspective that it’s the church’s responsibility to do the working of evangelism – and to a degree that’s right. It’s of course clear from Scripture that Believers play an important part in leading people to the Lord. Let’s not entirely change that equation. At the same time we need to recognize what God is doing as well – that a big percentage of people worldwide are being directly engaged by the Holy Spirit directly by various means other than linear means of evangelism.

If this is true what does it imply regarding our evangelism approaches? We need to be doing a lot of seed planting. We need to find some measure of satisfaction in the ministry of nudging many toward Christ whether they actually come to know Christ through us or not. As Paul wrote in 1 Cor. 3:6, it’s about planting, watering as well as harvesting. Before there is a harvest it’s necessary to diligently plant and water. Sometimes there is a lot of repeated planting and watering before a harvest comes about. My professor friend George Hunter agrees with me – on average in our day it takes a person about 12-20 revelatory connections for a person to be converted. In his words, “Steve, that’s a lot of toilets that need to be cleaned.”

I’m going to continue to proclaim the Gospel as clearly as possible to as many as possible. At the same time I recognize God is quietly, persistently up to something dynamic in the hearts of many we will perhaps never engage in conversation.

Motiviranje start-up Doug Mürren

Jedan od najboljih načina za izgradnju moral u ranoj rada snima prekretnice. To se može obaviti prije ili nakon. Ali svaka crkva ima prekretnice oni mogu vidjeti ispred ili su dodani njihova uspjeha. Mislim da postoji nekoliko kategorija koje bi mogle biti pogledao: Financijski, osoblja, mjestima, impact on people’s lives measured by conversions, and missional progress.

One milestone may be a major gift that started you in a new level of ministry. Or a milestone may be the first person that receives Christ. Or your first baptism. Celebrating these steps of progress builds morale. And morale is the most valued asset of any church. So build it step by step.

Parties are great to celebrate milestones through as well. Have some cake and coffee after a service celebrating a milestone. Keep a record of successful events and report and review them regularly in newsletter form.

One Tuesday afternoon I asked God for an African American keyboardist, for the owner of the lot next to us to sell even though he had obstinately refused many times and for someone to head up the construction of an addition we were planning.

I told my partner in the ministry God was going to answer that day. That afternoon a talented African American keyboardist came into our offices and said she felt she was supposed to see if we needed a keyboardist. And our neighbor called me over to talk under his large cedar tree. He said he was ready to sell. And to top the day off a builder, new to the church, who had just retired, asked if he could help on our addition project. It was a great day. I talked about those milestones for years and still do.

Stories are the backbone of every great church. Stop and make a list of milestones that you will pass by faith. Share them with your leaders and watch them grow from seeds in your heart.

Look forward as well to milestones that await you. It could be hiring your first staff person or getting your first meeting place. Or setting up your first board. Or maybe your first public meeting. Whatever it is mark it, celebrate it, record it, and communicate it.

3 Zabavne jednostavan i jeftin odmor Outreaches by Steve sjogren

1. Kruh podijela

Svatko voli kruh! Pogotovo od onih high-end kruha prodavaonicama pretežno Bread Company negdje u nazivu ... Jeste li znali da možete organizirati primanje dan-stari kruh iz krušne specijaliziranim trgovinama za BESPLATNO? Također možete provjeriti s nacionalnim trgovinama lanca trgovine koje imaju in-house pekare. Razgovor na store manager i objasniti svoj koncept outreach. Recite nekoliko priče od ljudi koji pomažu i vjerojatno će uspostaviti svoje “kruh svagdašnji” veza. To će trajati samo jedan ili dva od tih veza za početak znatan službu u zajednici.

Mnogi od tih dućana nemaju pouzdan izvor za distribuciju njihov stari kruh. Ključ je biti dosljedan i pouzdan u branje gore svoj kruh. Morat ćete imati tim i kao raspored, tako da ne razočarati menadžera kruh trgovina. Kao dobre odnose s javnošću gesta, napisati pismo zahvale na store manager za njegove tvrtke darežljivosti prema zajednici (, a ne biti iznenađeni da vidite što uokviren i objavljena na zidu trgovine).

Ministarstvo je jednostavna i ravno naprijed. Kucanje na vratima kuća i stanova. Reći, “Bok, mi smo davanje daleko svježi, besplatni kvalitetan kruh. Možete li koristiti neke, ili znate nekoga u susjedstvu tko bi mogao koristiti neke?” Daj primaoca outreach karticu, a nude se moli za njih, kao što iz ruke kruh.

Kako pronaći ljude da daju kruh?

Hladno zovete (Samo kucati na vrata) u nižim prihodima susjedstvu i apartmana kompleksa utvrde prekid s ovim projektom. Ostanite daleko od najbližih naselja za doniranje trgovine.

Što vam je potrebno

2. Big Božićni domjenak

Ljudi u potrebi uvijek ne slave Božić ispravno, jer ne postoji Krist u središtu proslave mogućnosti. Možete sponzorirati događaj koji će biti zabavno i uzrokovati svi usredotočiti na Isusa.

Elementi ove proslave su igranje igara i pjevanje pjesama. Kao što pjeva božićne pjesme, pobrinite riječi su dostupni. Također je zabavno imati neke jeftine instrumente ritam igrati zajedno s.

Netko može dijeliti ono što je Božić o u vrlo pozitivnom i optimističnom način – jednostavno objašnjavajući, “Božić je važno za mene, jer…”

Dekoracije i osvježenje i ručak može biti jednostavni ili profinjeni, ovisno o sklonosti svoje grupe.

Za oko $1 po fotografiji, možete uzeti Polaroid slike djece s Djedom Božićnjakom etnički ispravan. Osmislite jednostavnu pozadinu i dobiti izbliza s kamerom. Postavite fotografiju na crvene ili zelene gradnje papira i dodati ime djeteta i godinu sa zlatnim ili srebrnim obilježavanja olovke.

Na kraju partije, dati male darove kao ljudi polaze – Možda Biblija ili predano knjiga. Razmislite daruju dekoracije, kao i.

Kako pronaći ljude koji će uživati ​​Christmas Party?

Pozovite one koji su već povezani s ministarstvom onima u potrebi. Daj letke ili pozivnica na prethodne događaje u susjedstvu, ili jednostavno prošetati po susjedstvu i distribuirati letke.

Što vam je potrebno:

  • objekt za domaćina stranku
  • Polaroid kamera i film
  • Izgradnja radu
  • ljepila u sticku
  • zlatne i srebrne obilježavanja olovke
  • osvježenje
  • outreach kartice

3. Zimski Survival Kits

Zima može biti teško na tijelu i duši. Opstanak kit je veliko ohrabrenje svima koji dobiva jedan.

Komplet sadrži paket od lica tkiva, Balzam za usne, grlo pastile, i outreach kartice.

U akciji

Naše crkve su imali veliki uspjeh s ovim projektom, kao što smo ga usmjerene na roditelje i poslovnih profesionalaca. Idemo u parkovima da roditelji često sa svojom djecom i nogostupa u centru grada kao poslovni profesionalci učiniti svoj put van na ručak. Kad one koje susrećemo primjetiti kako je lijepo kit, oni su jako zahvalni i obično završiti uspostavljanje razgovor s nama.

Gdje Idi

  • kampusa
  • Parkovi
  • susjedstvu
  • sportski događaji
  • u centru grada
  • Putnike
  • šoping centri

Što vam je potrebno

  • zip lock plastične vrećice
  • Balzam za usne
  • grlo pastile
  • pojedinačni paketi lica tkiva
  • outreach kartice

Zašto Outreach kartice

Kada se radi projekt, važno je imati sredstva za povezivanje s onima koje služe. Outreach kartica je posao veličine kartice možete ostaviti s onima koje su djelovali tako da oni mogu dobiti natrag u vas dirati ako oni žele. Ideja je ne ostvariti prodajni posao u kojem možete promovirati svoje crkve. Radije, je jednostavan način da napuste svoje ime Crkve, adresa, broj telefona i servis puta, tako da kada buduće treba ustati, one koje ste služili će imati način Ponovno s vama. Ideja je da bude dostupan bez davanja iz osobne adrese.

Ako trebate outreach kartice za odmor projekte, preporučamo onima na našim stranicama sestre, na KindnessResources.com.

Christmas Outreach Card