Reaching the Generations Together,
Multiplying Transformational Churches Among All People
April News & Resources
Youth BLITZ Conference - April 25-27, Duluth
Family & Children's Ministry Network - May 8, (date correction) Albert Lea, MN, Julie Andersen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Loving Our Neighbors
Pastoral Care Encouragement
Value, Boundaries and Sabbath Rest
Sabbath Rest Retreat - Aug 24-26, Timber Bay Camp
Faith Community Nursing Newsletter,
Zipline Newsletter - April 2014
The Main Business and Other Business
By Dave Linde
Our annual district conference on April 7–8 featured Aaron Couch as the main speaker. True to the mentoring culture of the church where he pastors, he brought an associate pastor along, a mentoree of his, Josh Gray, who also did some of the teaching. The theme was disciplemaking. Insights that I found helpful included these:
- –Luke 10, in the context of the whole book, shows that Satan’s power is defeated as we bless people and proclaim the Kingdom.
- –According to Matt. 4:19, a disciple is one who is following Jesus, is being changed by Jesus, and is on mission with Jesus.
- –Disciplemaking cannot happen in a classroom. Is your church structured so that it can happen?
- –Leadership is making people uncomfortable at a rate they can tolerate.
- –Find your leaders in the reclaimed folks in your pews. In most churches they are not noticed or not given a second chance.
- –If the pastor wants the church to make disciples, he must start with his own practice: he must be discipling several guys himself, preferably at least one new believer.
- –Stop trying to be the best church in your community; be the best church for your community.
- –We will find Jesus in the brokenness around us and in the brokenness inside us.Audio recordings of the teaching sessions can be found on our website.