Majadiliano Up Injili na Steve Sjogren

Nimesikia mengi ya uvumi kuhusu kufariki mkubwa wa mazungumzo ya hiari kama vile uinjilisti verbalizing Injili kwa wageni. Naelewa uchunguzi wa prognosticators hizi lakini Sikubaliani na wao. Ni kweli kwamba watu ni zaidi ya pekee kuliko milele kama wao kishimo zaidi na zaidi kwa undani ndani ya self-made walimwengu yao digital, but there’s another side to this digital coin. It’s also true that an emotional vacuum is created when people cut themselves off from significant people contact and a greater openness is created for connections with others – yes, even strangers. As people around you venture further into their digital rabbit holes at the same time they grow increasingly open to people contact.

Here’s what I think: people are lonelier now than they were just a few years ago before the digital world made the advances it has. They are now open to conversations with strangers as they once were. A familiar cycle has been created. What was true a few decades ago – people acting friendly to total strangers and being open to conversation about the Gospel – is true once again. This is not just good news – it groundbreaking for all who love Jesus and are seeking to extend the Kingdom of God. This is an amazing time to be alive in this world. This will be a lasting trend worldwide. Baada ya yote, cell phones are everywhere – so is the isolation and influence that goes with it.

Let’s be wise in these ways and move on the opportunities before us.

Power Of Msimamo na Steve Bowen


The steadfast adherence to the same principles, au kuweka kozi, kukaa siku shaka katika siku na nje, wiki ndani na nje wiki na mwaka baada ya mwaka.

Mimi nina kumbushwa jitihada Galaxy movie. Nahodha ambaye alikuwa kawaida katika shida alisema, “Kamwe kujisalimisha, kamwe kuacha.”

For a decade a simple sign was on my desk which declared,”Never give up. It’s aways too soon to give up.”

Consistency doesn’t give up. It sets it’s course and stays true to it’s principles.

Consistency is the common thread woven into the life of those who are called to change their world for Jesus.

David Wilkerson living in NY was always there…going out into the community, talking with people, encouraging seekers, and taking risks.

Floyd McClung living in Amsterdam and Afghanistan was out day by day, having conversations with people along the Hippy Trail, breaking down barriers, building bridges and loving people into a relationship with Jesus.

Billy Graham really didn’t ever change… His message was simple, direct to the point month by month year by year. “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.”

Loren Cunningham mobilized the youth of many generations into their world encouraging young people to pray, to go, to believe, to serve, and to care.

Steve Sjogren learned the art of serving his community by going, doing and serving. He lives out his values by serving others with small acts of kindness consistently.

Mike Pilivochi and Soul Survivor in the U.K. serve, worship and share the good news, impacting thousands in Manchester, and London with Soul in the City.

How do you know when serving is beginning to impact a community?

1. People you serve begin to define your church in a positive manner.

Hint: we are all already defined by our community, both positively and negatively.

The good news, we have a major part to play in creating a positive image.

If you want to know how your community defines your church go out into your community and ask.

A sample question: When you hear the name of our church (say name of church) what comes to your mind?

A few years ago living in Florida I went out into our community. I asked. I found out we were known as the church that no longer existed. We were the church that had a nasty in-house disagreement and had split and died.

Slowly, but surely the tide turned. The church is now know as a major caring force and is respected in the community with 6 satellite locations. How did they change? They began to identify who they were and who they were call to be. They also discovered their mission and began pursue their mission and to serve others.

Oh, you’re that pretty good church that serves the community!

A couple of years ago I lost my phone. I went to my phone provider with an old phone to activate. When I went to the desk I was asked, “What business name is your phone under?” I said, “the Dayton Vineyard.” The lady standing next to me exclaimed: “Oh you’re that pretty good church that serves the community! I’ve heard about what you guys do.” I asked, “What have your heard?’ she then related examples of the positive things she and others have heard and seen us do. Humbly, but joyfully I replied, “Yep that’s us, we’re just pretty good.” I walked away encouraged. I thought, it really does work. What you sow is you reap.

How does happen? It’s simple, hard work. Sixteen years of hard work sowing, caring, praying, going, being out there in season and out of season.

We are consistent. Our consistency has given us favor and redefined ‘church’ to much of our community. Often people come to see what a pretty good church looks and feels like. Many become Christ followers as they hear our message and and observe our lifestyle.

2. You will discover you have favor with your community.

We know we need God’s favor to be upon our lives and upon what we do. So we seek to humble ourselves and ask Jesus to place His favor upon us as a church. He is the one who builds His Church. He is the only one who can bring the increase. He is the only one who opens doors and gives us favor with the people in our community. He is the one who gives us favor with mayors, school systems, park departments, and people of influence.

God’s favor is what empowered Daniel, Esther, Joseph and Jesus to impact the people within their sphere of influence. In fact the early church‘had the favor of all the people’ and Jesus ‘grew in favor with God and man.’

How do you gain favor with God and man?

You ask Jesus for His un-merited favor to increase upon you and your church.

You serve where you are, with what you have, while you can.

God honors faithfulness. As you faithfully serve others your heart will most probably lean toward loving what God loves. Having his heart for your community will also increase His favor upon your actions bringing you favor with the people you serve.

You learn to serve others with the attitude of Christ. (see Philippians Chapter 2.) The chapter defines true humility, embracing genuine love, developing a serving attitude, and serving others with a servant heart.

How do you learn to love like Jesus loves? By serving others.

In season and out of season…consistency is the key.

It’s consistently showering your community with good deeds done with the love Jesus gives. It’s living consistently with the favor and grace that God provides. It’s being out in the community in which we live, day in, day out. It’s being wise. It’s how you act toward every person who talks to you about the hope you have within you.

Paul sums it up this way…

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 NIV

No great secret why serving churches are energized, thriving, and growing. It’s simple: Someone is praying. Someone is serving. Someone is loving. Someone is caring. Someone is going out into the community and sharing Gods love… consistently.

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. )

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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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.

Kanisa Kuu Crystal - BTW, Vipi Ufafanuzi yako Going? na Steve Sjogren

Ni masomo gani tunaweza kuteka kutoka kufariki Kanisa Kuu Crystal?

Hakuna jambo gani unafikiri ya mkutano kwamba, kujua kwamba kwa wakati mmoja ilikuwa ni thriving mfano juu ya mazingira ya Kaskazini ya makanisa. Ilikuwa ni ajabu, mwenendo-kuweka mahali kwamba alikuwa super ubunifu.

Mambo polepole iliyopita hata hivyo. Zaidi Cathedral kusimamishwa kufafanua yenyewe kwa umma, wote wa ndani na kitaifa. Kwa sababu yoyote viongozi wake kudhani kuwa umma alijua yote kuhusu nafasi hii. Hiyo ilikuwa ni kawaida lakini maskini dhana. Walikuwa wamesahau.

Mimea Church kawaida kufanya kazi nzuri ya kufafanua wenyewe kwa jamii yao katika awamu yao ya awali. Ni muhimu kwamba kanisa jipya kufafanua kwa nini zipo na jinsi wao ni tofauti katika jamii yao. Mimi si pia wasiwasi kuhusu mimea mpya, lakini mimi na wasiwasi kabisa kuhusu awamu ya pili mimea wengi kwenda kwa njia ya. Ni rahisi kusahau masomo hayo ya awali kujifunza na kuanguka katika mfano wa ndani kulenga fedha, vifaa vya, wafanyakazi - na kusahau nini got sisi kwamba hatua ya kasi ya awali. Kisha BOOM! Sisi kuwa kukwama katika mzunguko wa irrelevancy.

Kama sisi kufanya si mara kwa mara, wazi wenyewe kufafanua kwa jamii yetu - kupitia matendo ya nguvu ya ukarimu, upendo na huduma - wale walio karibu nasi hawana wazo kwamba sisi hata kuwepo. Sisi hivi karibuni kuwa hakuna wasiwasi kuhusu vifaa vya wetu, fedha au wafanyakazi kwa sababu hakutakuwa na moja kuja!

kanisa mimi kuongoza katika Oregon imekuwa katika NEWBERG kwa zaidi ya 100 miaka (tu SW ya Portland). Ni maalumu kwa Wakristo wengine (18% ya mji) lakini karibu camouflaged kwa mapumziko ya watu ambao Mungu ili anapenda kuwa yeye alimtuma Yesu kuteseka na kufa.

Mambo ni mwanzo wa mabadiliko. Sisi wamechukua kwa kuwahudumia mji katika njia mbalimbali. Sisi ni kwenda mlango kwa mlango na hamburgers - squeegeeing windshields katika vituo vya gesi - vyoo kusafisha katika maeneo ya umma - na kutumia milango ya miradi hiyo kujenga kama uhusiano na kushirikisha Kristo katika kila ngazi inafaa.

Ili kupata nyuma ambapo sisi kuanza - kama sisi kufanya bang up kazi ya kufafanua wenyewe kwa kuwahudumia sisi hivi karibuni kuwa muhimu. Tunahitaji kufanya hisia ya kushangaza juu ya wale walio karibu nasi katika truckload ya njia. njia wewe kutumika wanaweza kutofautiana sana kulingana na mahitaji ya jamii yako. Mungu atazungumza na wewe ni kuomba maombi maarufu Biblia, "Hapa sisi ni. Tutumie!"Yeye kabisa anapenda kujibu maombi kwamba. Kuhesabu juu yake. Naye atazungumza na wewe. Huwezi kuwa wamesahau.

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