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The Power of Circles
Friday, 11 July 2014 00:50

Circles are powerful. They shape identity, instill and reinforce values, and provide a variety of emotional, physical and spiritual support.
My question for you is this:

Do you experience the power of circles as an obstacle or an opportunity as you disciple the lost?

Your answer to this question reflects a small handful of factors, one of which is your disciple making strategy.
If your strategy is to disciple individuals, the power of their existing circle will often feel like a barrier to you. This is because discipling an individual places you in competition with their primary circle.
If your strategy is to disciple a whole circle, the power of the circle will typically feel like an opportunity to you. This is because discipling a circle makes you their advocate and champion.

 
The Importance of Circles
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 00:23

When I look at a city, I don’t focus on neighborhoods or individuals or even centers of power.

Instead, I look for circles.

Each circle I find is unique.
Sometimes a circle is a family, sometimes it is a group of friends, sometimes it is a group that works together, and other times it is a group that plays together.
Here is why these circles are important: with one exception, circles are just like a local church.

  • Circles have a leadership structure and a decision making process
  • Circles have a sense of history, identity, purpose and future
  • Circles have members who care for one another

The only thing that circles are missing is Christ.

 
Всегда говори "ДА" - Майкл Фрост
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 11:10
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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.

 
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