Apr 7, 2011

Radical Mission (Rick Warren)

Here are some thoughts from Pastor Josh Reichthe about Pastor Rick Warren's (who wrote the iconic amazing-life changing book "The Purpose Driven Life) session:
  • There is nothing wrong with a small church, there is a problem with a small minded church
  • The size of our vision is what God cares about, not the size of our church
  • Every church must have a local and global vision (Glocal)
  • Prominence and significance are not the same thing
  • God needs YOU to be YOU, not someone else
  • The reason leaders get discouraged because their vision isn’t big enough
  • Global giant #1: Spiritual emptiness
  • This means people don’t know who Jesus is, they don’t know that their lives are to last forever, that Jesus can forgive your past, give you a purpose and a home in heaven
  • Spiritual emptiness causes conflict
  • Global giant #2: Corrupt leadership
  • This means leaders don’t understand what being a leader means, you are either selfish or humble
  • The purpose of influence is to speak up for those who have no influence
  • Global giant #3: Poverty
  • Global giant #4: Pandemic diseases
  • We need leaders who say, “enough is enough” when it comes to diseases
  • Global giant #5: Illiteracy and lack of education
  • The only group that can answer these 5 giants is the church
  • Jesus preached reconciliation and he planted a church
  • What kingdom leadership looks like (Matthew 20:25 – 26)
  • Jesus assisted the poor
  • Jesus cared for the sick
  • Jesus educated the next generation
  • Study Luke 10, Mark 9 and Matthew 10 is the P.E.A.C.E. Plan
  • Plan
  • The PEACE plan is ordinary people empowered by God, doing what Jesus did, together, wherever they are

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