SADDLEBACK LIVE.headin home soon.final thougts and my interview
Hey all! Rick Warren is sharing the PEACE plan and I would be remiss to try to write all the notes from it. I will post the link to the session to listen to. IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
Skipped the beach last night for a special session with KAY WARREN on AIDS ministry. Simply amazing. Her book DANGEROUS SURRENDER is one that I will be reading. Great night. Flip-flop kind of day.
Well, here we go with a few key thoughts that hit me:
We have wiped out all kinds of diseases in American, but not around the world and NOBODY CARES. 250 thousand died in a tsunami, which is a drop compared to those with AIDS and malaria.
The Great Commission is not a suggestion, we are to go into ALL THE WORLD. Don't think you can make a difference? From Loudonville we put a well in Malawi, Africa, have a campus in China, are doing compassion things with AIDS education, AIDS orphans, etc. If we can do...so can YOU! We will also be training PASTOR around the WORLD to do church in a PURPOSE DRIVEN way, just like many of the things we do at NEW HOPE minus the technology of course in most countries.
But technology shouldn't drive your mission, only ENHANCE it. If it is the focus, it is an IDOL.
Back to the notes:
I encourage you to listen to the PEACE plan and see how you can be involved.
The local church has abdicated love, care, concern and compassion for the world to other organizations and the government.
Church is great at TALKING but not at changing people's lives. The church is known for what it's AGAINST more than what it is FOR.
God will use ordinary people empowered TOGETHER, by God's Spirit, doing what JESUS did, wherever they are!
We don't need more PROFESSIONALS to the work of the ministry, we need more AMATEURS in the LOCAL CHURCH where ministry is supposed to flow from.
THE SHIFT NEEDS TO BE BACK TO THE LOCAL CHURCH AREA here in AMERICA and around the WORLD.
Had to leave for interview on u-stream. Watch it BELOW...it was fun! Here about our re:SOURCE conference and about the place YOU all @ NEW HOPE make so special!
Great stuff alert: "The KINGDOM is ANYWHERE where JESUS is KING!"
We gotta roll to the airport...so goodbye and GOD BLESS! What an AMAZING time of connection, learning and moving my soul. I love getting out of my context to learn and grow.
May Blessings and Peace go with you.
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