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Discovering and Developing a Person of Peace
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 19:58

Person of Peace (sometimes called “a person of good will”)…this individual is someone

who is receptive, of reputation, and is a person of referral. By being receptive, he/she is

eager to have a relationship with you. Regarding reputation, it could be either good or

bad, but people know this person. He/she is also a person of referral in the sense that

there is an influence over others, either good or bad. Every community will have people

of peace. (Lydia - Acts 16:11-15; Philippian Jailer – Acts 16:29-34).


1. Finding a Person of Peace – Luke 10:2-11

A Person of Peace will:

• Welcome You

• Speak Kindly to You

• Be a Person of Hospitality (i.e. invite you into their surroundings/home)

• Have a heart of Compassion

• Share a Similar Vision

• Sense the Need for Change

• Note: you will find in this person an instant friend, who will open the door to

others. Make this your base of operation, and your first indigenous leader.

 
LEADERSHIP AND THE PEOPLE OF GOD
Saturday, 03 May 2014 23:25


LEADERSHIP AND THE PEOPLE OF GOD

Recently there has been a lot of dialogue on the role of leadership. What is this thing called leadership? Who leads? Who follows? What difference does it make? Who cares? The question of leadership always leads into a lively debate. The great urgency always comes down to-who the heck is in charge around here?

My intention here is to share some of my thoughts on the role of leadership.

The role of leadership will be communally oriented, meaning it will not stand outside the context of the community, but rather will be Spirit-led from within the community. The purpose of biblical leadership is to serve, nourish, sustain, shape, and equip a community of people who will routinely demonstrate, announce and embody the purpose and direction of God.

 
Restoring the Supremacy of Jesus Christ
Thursday, 03 April 2014 12:46

Restoring the Supremacy of Jesus Christ

Christians have made the gospel about so many things … things other than Christ.

Jesus Christ is the gravitational pull that brings everything together and gives them significance, reality, and meaning. Without him, all things lose their value. Without him, all things are but detached pieces floating around in space.

It is possible to emphasize a spiritual truth, value, virtue, or gift, yet miss Christ . . . who is the embodiment and incarnation of all spiritual truth, values, virtues, and gifts.

Seek a truth, a value, a virtue, or a spiritual gift, and you have obtained something dead.

Seek Christ, embrace Christ, know Christ, and you have touched him who is Life. And in him resides all Truth, Values, Virtues and Gifts in living color. Beauty has its meaning in the beauty of Christ, in whom is found all that makes us lovely and loveable.

 
Multiplication of Disciples and Simple Churches-Peter Farmer
Sunday, 09 March 2014 22:10

The video shows the process of transferring spiritual DNA from one disciple to another and from one church to another. Very intuitive explanation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD-Vm0BzDxE&list=UUX3nfRXmNTyYC90xq3sYWhg&feature=c4-overview

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Discussion about Disciple-Making
Thursday, 20 February 2014 23:33

The specific video clip of Francis Chan is not available in English, but you can watch the overall discussion from which it is taken at this link.

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