Monthly Archives: April 2016

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Wrote this post about the journey away from being a control freak. 5. As a student, we want you above all else to be intimately acquainted with the voice of God. Christian men today need to hear the words of 1 Timothy 3:1 more than ever before: “This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.” (That verse refers specifically to the office of overseer, or ruling elder, but the principles in it apply to all forms of leadership that men can be involved in, in the church).

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This lost letter probably contained instructions from John that Diotrephes ignored. There’s nothing in the Bible to suggest that women are more virtuous or less sinful than men. Much can be learned from the Church Growth leadership patterns, though there are also some tension points between the Church Growth leadership theories and Mennonite Brethren leadership theology and practice. We have intimate fellowship with God the Father (Romans 8:15).

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Growing churches employ gifted workers to accomplish the most for God. He did the job not by preaching, not by giving orders, not by grandstanding. John’s, like the TV show Cheers, is a congregation where people freely share the hospitality of Christ. John and Brandy have been with The Crossing since the start and strive to impact this young generation in the Wiregrass area. The sick person would call for elders that he did not know, or were not his elders. Since elders are commanded to shepherd the flock of God (Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:2), part of their shepherding task is to see that the flock is fed God�s Word.

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If they have such gifts, they should exercise them for the benefit of the body of Christ (1 Peter 4:10). If you’re a dominant director, then you readily embrace challenges, gladly assume authority, and thrive on problem solving. The qualification “of blameless reputation” [22] comes first and emphasizes that the following moral and social qualifications focus on this issue. “An overseer must be a man against whom no criticism can be made.” [23] The abridged edition of Kittell translates the Greek word“anepilemptos”, Strong’s #423, as “unassailable” and “beyond reproach”. [24] The complete edition of Kittell adds “one who cannot be attacked”. [25] i.e. a person against whom no evil charge can be proved.

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Christ alone provided all they needed in order to be in full fellowship with God and one another. This movement is very active in the States, in Australia and also spreading to every corner of this world. There must be an atmosphere of freedom to speak one’s heart in love without fear of anyone (e.g. “senior” leadership) pulling rank. Salvation is God's free gift to us and we must accept it. M4 is currently working in ten European nations. Øivind has also initiated the NCPP (National Church Planting Process). Øivind is the founder and co-owner of Xpand Norway and Persolog Norway.

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In doing this, we delved into the elements of leadership as it relates to the practicality of managing a church or a ministry of the church. Used with the article, as here, it means "the whole number, the whole multitude, the assemblage" (Thayer) - i.e., the whole group under consideration, whoever that may be according to context. Can I see a sample of the final report? Every so often we take the latest information from the congregations using the Inventories and anonymously enter it into a database from which we run a comparison report.

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Help them to avoid the temptations of pride, immorality, and the abuse of power. I added it in last second and thanked God for redirecting my good intentions. Operate out of an attitude of abundance, not scarcity. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. I would say further that the Holy Spirit has a direct action involved in identifying elders.

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I will consult closely with them for the rest of my life.” The Spirit called them to shepherd the church and moved them to care for the flock. They are of no account in themselves because they are only what God has made them. Reaching Millenials and generational differences are among the greatest challenges the church faces, but the good news is that if we can improve our generational intelligence, we can overcome these challenges. This means the church must take seriously its responsibility to cultivate spiritual transformation that does not allow believers to remain as adolescents in their spiritual maturity.

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Thus the Lord Jesus, as the Head of the Church that is his body, relates not only to individual believers but also to believers in community. 6.3 The Called Out And Called Together People Of God. I have helped to train church planters that have successfully planted 2-3 new churches. In this passage, Paul again speaks about the importance of women learning in silence and all subjection. The sheep and elders are fellow sheep as well will follow a lead sheep only on the basis of the pattern of his life; not what an elder does so much, but the pattern of his life.

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Here it is: Always point people to your church’s website. In every task within the church, Christians should examine their motives rather than focus on the status and the respect they may think they deserve. “The disciples must not assume the authority and dominion implied in those names; they must not domineer over their brethren, or over God’s heritage, as if they had dominion over the faith of Christians.” [38] The word “rabbi” comes directly from the Hebrew into Greek and English.