outflow update









good conference in cincy...always a challenge when i go there, spiritual warfare last night... dreams of failing, not being good enough, smart enough, fill in the blank enough,________________ enough bla bla bla etc.etc. etc. ...usually happens just before encouraging 50
+ leaders in workshop setting encouraging outwardness...hummm wonder why?... part of the cost i reckon

...learning once again pretty good church is a good place i find myself to be...

great to be able to speak on the 3 main issues confronting outward focusedness...and the leadership response...seasoned with story and video clips...

issue 1. no outward vision
...epidemic in the usa church...more of a receiving than a giving attitude...
response is inspiration...bringing clear outward focused vision and why the church exists...to know God and make him known...when we focus on anything less than the main thing the main thing gets lost...inspiration is the leadership quality that causes a spark that creates what could be...an outward focused church...when we lose sight of the great commission we lose sight of our great prophetic purpose in life virgo...

inspiration is communicated through a vibrant, passionate, clear life using story, word pictures, and clear forward looking lifestyle... i showed http://www.mosaic.org/ chasing the light promo from erwin mcmanus...a must see for creative setting up a new series at mosaic church in la series available on podcast.

issue 2. not taught how to care. most people don't have eyes to see...most people think caring for the least, the lost, and the lonely only comes through prayer...

the leadership response is information
...by creating outward focused opportunities planned and available to help people position themselves to see, and do outward focused service...our information is created on a yearly running track...to allow people to run in the game


3. time...beware of the busyness of a barren life...don't waste your life away one day at a time...don't drift on the river of routine...time waits for no man...we live on a terminal planet...we are all destined for the grave...

leadership response is using influence
...helping people focus on the things that matter see
tim mcgraws video live like you were dying...he in song
see http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2644715 for the song and video...

my mom died at 59 my dad at 62 i'm 54 look at the odds...we don't know when or where we will meet our maker...one thing is for sure...many people in my sphere of life need my influence...my family, my church, the people i connect with everyday...i also plan intentional outward focused field trips for myself and my church...tomorrow get on the bus will take us out there...we will touch 50 families and offer prayer...a connection to the life that is within us...this outflow brings positive influence and opportunity...if we don't intentionally plan and go ... many missed opportunities is the reality...a sad thought...


in the end i told true unembellished stories that illustrated the ideas above...good 2 workshops cd available on www.servantevangelism.com
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