The $10.00 “Making Church Theory A Reality” Seminar


Now with white board teaching.

Available in South and Central Florida

Reserve one for church, business, or home.

Those who host do not pay

Best taught on Saturdays.

Time: 10 am to 4 pm

$10.00/ person/ session.

Checks or cash payable to “Jose Alvarez”

Brown bag or “fast food restaurant” lunch.

Phone: 305.299.0633

Email: citvnet@gmail.com

Web site: http://www.emergingusa.com/

 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  •  The Church Is Engineered to Manifest God’s Glory.
  • The Church is the Reproducer of Heaven’s Blueprints
  • The Church is the Fullness of God.
  • The Church Gives Evidence to God.
  • The Church is The Container of all That God Is.
  • The Church is the Body of Christ
  • The Church is Fitly Framed Together
  • The Church is Knit Together
  • The Church Allows People to Grow Into Christ.
  • The Church is A Man
  • Spiritual Gifts
  • The Cross is the Instrument of Revelation and Unity.
  • How Is Abundance Released?
  • The Church is the Fellowship of the Mystery
  • How Does The Church Function in a Nutshell?

THE CHURCH IS ENGINEERED TO MANIFEST GOD’S GLORY

  Eph 3:21  to Him be glory in the church in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

The church is the main universal institution that can manifest the glory of God.

THE CHURCH IS THE REPRODUCER OF HEAVEN’S BLUEPRINTS

  Heb 8:5  who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, just as Moses had been warned when he was about to complete the tabernacle, for He says, “See, you shall make all things according to the pattern shown to you on the mountain.”

 The church is created to reproduce the copies of the realities of heaven upon the earth.

 THE CHURCH IS THE FULLNESS OF GOD

 Eph 1:22  And He subjected all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church,

23  which is His body, the fullness of Him filling all things in all.

The fullness of God is the essence, the reality, and the evidence of who God is.  It’s every attribute which is required, to make God, God.

THE CHURCH GIVES EVIDENCE TO WHO GOD IS

Exo 25:22  And I will meet with you there, and I will talk with you from above the mercy-seat, from between the two cherubs on the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give you in commandment to the sons of Israel.

The church can declare Christ Jesus with sufficient evidence so that world’s jury can accept or reject Him.

THE CHURCH IS THE BODY OF CHRIST

Eph 1:22  And He subjected all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church,

23  which is His body, the fullness of Him filling all things in all.

In the human body every member knows what their functions are, and hold themselves accountable to accomplish them.  They do not take glory and work at peak performance. Every member is active, and it is correspondingly offensive and defensive in their roles.

THE CHURCH IS THE CONTAINER OF ALL THAT GOD IS, HAS, AND WANTS TO DO.

Eph 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ,

“Hath blessed us”, is in the Greek accusative mood.

The accusative mood becomes the final goal or the recipient of an action.

THE CHURCH IS FITLY FRAMED TOGETHER

Eph 2:21  in whom every building having been fitly framed together, grows into a holy sanctuary in the Lord;

“Fitly framed together” relates to the building of the church through spiritual gifts.

Each person supplies her part to the building up of the church according to her gifting.

Each person works  at a peak level of Spirit led performance.

Every joint of supply is each person effectively supplying the revelation of  Jesus Christ.

The revelation of Christ is limited to the energy put forth by the quantity and quality of the “measure of supply” through each person’s spiritual gifts.

This revelation allows for the church to grow up into Jesus Christ in all things.

Growing up into the revealed Christ allows the people within church to achieve the same maturity that Christ has in the very thing that they grow fully into Him in.

THE CHURCH IS KNIT TOGETHER

Col 2:2  That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement (full and precise knowledge) of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ.

The knitting together comes as the members of the church are “fitly framed together” into a proper building through their giftings.

This will bring the church into the spiritual riches that are created by the confidence of fully understanding the accurate revelation of Christ. This is the full assurance of understanding.

THE CHURCH ALLOWS PEOPLE TO GROW INTO CHRIST

Eph 4:15  but speaking the truth in love, we may grow up in all things into Him who is the head–Christ;

The church allows for people to grow in to Christ in all things.

The more revelation of the Christ, the more that the church can grow up into Him.

When Christ is not being revealed, the church grows up  into things.

THE CHURCH IS A MAN

Eph 4:13  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:

The church is the man, Christ Jesus, which internally the church grows into, and externally in the world draws all people unto the man, Christ Jesus.

SPIRITUAL GIFTS

Spiritual gifts propel His riches outside of the church.

The saints are the element in which God’s invisible riches are deposited through His mysteries, energized by His Spirit, and made known as visible riches by glory to the world.

Praise is produced through people back to God as the glory is manifested through the saints by  spiritual gifts.

THE CROSS IS THE INSTRUMENT OF REVELATION AND UNITY.

As the cross kills off  the old nature, the Lord Jesus is revealed in the Christian. Unity among believers, is really unity into the revelation of the same Person of Jesus Christ dwelling in each of them.

HOW IS ABUNDANCE RELEASED?

Eph 1:7  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins,( according to the riches of his grace;

8  Wherein he hath abounded toward us ( INTO US) in all wisdom and prudence;)

God’s mode of dealing with the church is abundance.

This abundance comes within the limitations of wisdom and prudence.

THE CHURCH IS THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE MYSTERY?

Eph 3:9  And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Church leaders must not only reveal the mystery of Christ, its dispositions and arrangements, but also teaches others how to participate in it. This is the fellowship of the mystery

I have been approached by people whom have presented our family with an offer to become part of a company that sells a host of different services to the community, all from on location.  In other words I could become a person who could sell life insurance, mortgages, stocks, mutual funds, and bonds with proper training and licensing.  The folks who visited us gave Mary and me an elaborate presentation of what their company offers, as well as the levels of participation in which we could get involved with them.  We could simply purchase one or several of their services, or participate as a company partner in progressive levels of involvement, by selling the different products that would be offered to others.  This is precisely what the fellowship of the mystery means.  A mystery is what is unknown to us.  In this case we knew nothing about the company.  When these friends taught us the company presentation, the mystery was revealed and we understood what the company was all about.  The fellowship of the mystery is our understanding of what our participation and levels of involvement could now be with the company.

HOW THE CHURCH FUNCTIONS IN A NUTSHELL?

  1. God funnels all that He has, into the church by means of His riches.
  2. The riches are in a mystery form inside of Christ.
  3. Mysteries are the doctrines of God’s patterns of His kingdom, and counsels.
  4. As Christ is revealed, these riches are revealed alongside with Him.
  5. The fullness of God is the revealed Christ.
  6. The revealed Christ becomes the object of the church.
  7. The revealed Christ becomes the foundation of the church where it builds.
  8. The church grows into the revealed Christ in all things.
  9. The external growth of the church is to thrust or propel this revealed Christ in His invisible riches outside of the church via spiritual gifts.
  10. The church then becomes a center of revival in the community where it is placed.
  11. Praise is produced through mankind back to God as His glory manifested through the church.

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The $10.00 Church and Entrepreneurial Shortcuts Seminar: Part 2


Now with white board teaching.

Available in South and Central Florida

Reserve one for church, business, or home.

Those who host do not pay

Best taught on Saturdays.

Time: 10 am to 4 pm

$10.00/ person/ session.

Checks or cash payable to “Jose Alvarez”

Brown bag or “fast food restaurant” lunch.

Phone: 305.299.0633

Email: citvnet@gmail.com

Web site: http://www.emergingusa.com/

 

 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ?

THE MIND SPIRIT SHORTCUT

BUSINESS OR CHURCH SHORTCUTS

EVANGELISM SHORTCUTS

 

The Mind / Spirit Shortcut: (HOW DOES GOD THINK?)

  •  X10 Times Thinking: Astro Teller: Google Moonshots
  • Hyper thinking vs Box Thinking: God type of thinking
  • Prototypical and Archetypical Thinking : Jesus Christ?
  • Lateral Jumping, Thinking, and Hacking Success
  • Novel Thinking: The Holy Spirit
  • Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: Dr. Joe Dispenza: Neuroscientist.

 THE BUSINESS OR CHURCH SHORTCUTS

  •  The Next Generation: The danger of replicating us.
  • The river of God. The key to success
  • Spotlighting potential leaders
  • Breaking the “church tribal mentality.”
  • The church: the super connector
  • The church: the super networker
  • The church: superior hospitality
  • The church: superior giver
  • The church: The super engager
  • On the job mentors and shadow ministry
  • God’s Blueprint Leverage: The Luke 5:5 Principle
  • The Spiritual Gifts Leverage: Philemon 6
  • The Will of God Leverage: Eph 1:8 -11
  • Shorten that prayer line!
  • The city vision vs church vision
  • Three Types of Teachings Most Needed in Church.
  • Open microphone day
  • Why does so many hinges on Sundays?
  • Those within must be you special speakers.
  • Age integration vs segregation
  • Don’t compromise the non-negotiable
  • Hold church at different locations: Starbucks
  • Get rid of the Christian lingo
  • Stop the boycott battles.
  • Breaking out of Christian cultures and clicks

THE EVANGELISM SHORTCUTS

  •  Why Dwell In The Land of Goshen? Todd Bentley
  • The Seven Cultural Mountains: Lance Wallnau
  • Get out of church and know what it is to be a connecting human
  • Praying for revival without doing anything is a waste.
  • Ministry to church folks: chronic boredom syndrome.
  • A ghetto: Christians ministering to other Christians.
  • God is doing more outside the church than inside.
  • it’s more boring inside the church than outside
  • The church needs “market place weatherization.
  • Two hours a week to non-church market place.
  • The greatest evangelism is the plate of food.

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The $10.00 Church and Entrepreneurial Shortcuts Seminar: Part 1


Now with white board teaching.
Available in South and Central Florida
Reserve one for church, business, or home.
Those who host do not pay
Best taught on Saturdays.
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
$10.00/ person/ session.
Checks or cash payable to “Jose Alvarez”
Brown bag or “fast food restaurant” lunch.
Phone: 305.299.0633
Email: citvnet@gmail.com
Web site: http://www.emergingusa.com/

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN?

THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SHORTCUTS
WHAT DO THE GREAT ONES SAY?
2015: THE YEAR OF THE ENTREPRENEUR
TODAY’S ENTREPRENEURS

WHAT DO THE GREAT ONES SAY?

1. The superhuman person: Graham Cooke: Prophet
2. The untold story: Maya Angelou: Poet
3. The future: Larry Page CEO: Google
4. Simplicity: Leonardo da Vinci: Painter
5. Break things: Mark Zuckerberg CEO: Facebook
6. Making a dent in the universe: Steve Jobs Apple
7. Failure is an option: Elon Musk: Tesla Motors
8. A Culture of failure: Jeff Bezos CEO: Amazon
9. Doing the most important thing? Mark Zuckerberg:

2015: THE YEAR OF THE ENTREPRENEUR 

1. People care about what you build.
2. Carve out thinking time.
3. Ask the important questions.
4. Throw things at the wall and see what sticks.
5. Be an expert at one thing.
6. Your niche market
7. Describe your start-up projects
8. Make usable products.
9. Set your money on autopilot
10. Defining a future and goal setting
11 Product engagement and market take over
12. Keeping lists

TODAY’S ENTREPRENEURS 

TIM FERRIS

1. Being busy; a form of laziness
2. Being overwhelmed by work.
3. Lack of time / lack of priorities.
4. Leveraging the most important commodity.
5. Bypassing knowledge for workable methods.
6. Deconstruct, Selection, Sequencing and Stakes
7. The Pareto Principle
8. Doing the opposite and doing it backwards.
9. Time consumers and time wasters
10. Produce stuff that people need, that no one else does.
11. Do the two or three most important things first.
12. Effectiveness vs Efficiency
13. The Law of the Thinning Air and Making Money

PETER THIEL

1. Creating a definite future.
2. The 10 X greater product and escape all competition.
3. Progress without planning is evolution.
4. Every start-up begins with a small market.
5. Are you starting with a big share of a small market?
5. Don’t disrupt, avoid competition.
6. Monopolization better than competition.
7. Globalizers vs Innovators
8. Start something brand new. Don’t improve the old.
9. Create breakthrough not incremental improvements?
10. Create what is of value decade later.
11 Is now the right time to start your business?
12. Do you have the right team?
13. Delivering your product.
14. Identifying opportunity that others don’t see

SHANE SNOW

1. Spotting the Forming Wave
2. Hacking, Jumping, Transferring Ladders of Success
3. Simplicity
4. Big causes attract big believers, investors and capital;
5. Creating the better not just the bigger product.

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My Reading List For 2014 and 2015


Well I spent my Amazon Christmas Gift Cards to buy 16 of the best business entrepreneur books out there.

Just in time for the New Year 2015.

Here it is!

The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Products that Win
Steven Gary Blank

 Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!
Robbins, Tony

So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
Newport, Cal

How to Win Friends & Influence People
Carnegie, Dale

Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success: The 17 Principles of Personal Achievement
Hill, Napoleon

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Covey, Stephen R.

 Rework
Fried, Jason
 
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It
Gerber, Michael E.

Think and Grow Rich
Napoleon Hill

The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary National Bestseller That Changed The Way We Do Business
Christensen, Clayton M.

 Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap,and Others Don’t
Jim Collins

As a Man Thinketh
Allen, James

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Malcolm Gladwell

MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
Robbins, Tony

 Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
Osterwalder, Alexander

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Duhigg, Charles

This year I’ve read.

1.    The Four Hour Work Week:  Tim Ferris (Excellent)
2.    Zero to One: Peter Thiel (Excellent)
3.    Smartcuts: Shane Snow (Average)
4.    Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: Joe Dizpensa (Excellent)

5     The Hidden Man: EW Kenyon ( Excellent)

Book I am currently reading

1.    The Lean Startup: Eric Ries (Excellent)

2     The Nature of Reality: Richard Morris

 Book I will read next:

1.    The Innovators: Walter Isaacson

2.    Prayer and Quantum Physics: Jim Berge

3.    Advance Bible Course: EW Kenyon

And of course my daily and most important book!!!

The Bible

I use four daily Bible programs

1.    The Online Bible
2.    The Interlinear Scripture Analyzer
3.    E Sword
4.    Libronix Logos

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The Church’s Niche Market


 Eph 4:12  for the perfecting of the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ,

13  until we all arrive to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;

The church is the revelation of THE MAN, Christ Jesus, upon the earth.

Eph 4:15  but speaking the truth in love, we may grow up in all things into Him who is the head–Christ;

The church grows up into THE MAN in all things.

This growth comes through the revelation of THE MAN within the church.

The function of church leadership is to facilitate and mediate the revelation of The Man so that the church can grow up into Him in all things.

Joh 12:32  32  And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.”

The church draws all people unto THE MAN, by propelling this internal revelation as external manifestation through spiritual gifts into the world.

Internal revelation and external manifestation.

This is the task of the church.

There is no other human entity that does this.

This is her global monopoly.

This is her 10 X better factor.

She needs to exploit this.

This is her niche market.

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The Church Shortcuts Seminar: Part One and Part Two


Please keep this on your January 2015 radar screen, when our seminars kick off in South Florida. Those who host them at their home or church do not pay.
They are best taught on Saturdays.
They are only available in the South Florida area, so far.
The cost is $10.00 per person per session.
Please make checks payable to “Jose Alvarez”.
Cash of course, is still king.
I have a PayPal account at citvnet@gmal.com for prepayments.  Please earmark your payment with “Florida Seminar.”
Churches or homes who host these seminars benefit from not paying.
The seminar is free for the pastor and wife and or for those who host the seminar at their church or home.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch or get a bite at a nearby fast food restaurant for lunch.
Seminars usually last from 10 am to 4 pm.
Phone 305.299.0633
Email citvnet@gmail.com
Web site: http://www.emergingusa.com
Thank you!

This seminar will be held on two consecutive Saturdays.

 The Entrepreneurial Shortcut

 What the Great Ones Say

  1. The Christian must get that superhuman person, Christ, out of him, at all costs. Express Christ out of you for the world to see. The Christian has this amazing, supernatural, transcendental person in him, Christ. Explode and release him out at all costs, Graham Cooke.
  2. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou
  3. Google CEO Larry Page believes the best way is to invent the future.
  4. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~Leonardo da Vinci
  5. Move Fast and Break Things ‘Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook
  6. “I am not here to get followers or likes, but to make a dent on the universe,” Steve Jobs Apple
  7. On risk: “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” Elon Musk. Tesla Motors
  8. Embrace a culture of failure so you never have to go all in: “What matters is companies that don’t continue to experiment or embrace failure eventually get in the position where the only thing they can do is make a Hail Mary bet at the end of their corporate existence. I don’t believe in bet-the-company bets.” Jeff Bezos CEO Amazon
  9.  “The question I ask myself like almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing? Unless I feel like I’m working on the most important problem that I can help with, then I’m not going to feel good about how I’m spending my time.” Mark Zuckerberg

The Shortcuts

  1. People care about what you build not about what you say.
  2. Carve out creative thinking time with God
  3. Learn to ask God the important questions.
  4. Throw things at the wall and see what sticks.
  5. Focus and exploit your strengths. Be an expert at something.
  6. What is your niche market?
  7. Define your startup projects
  8. Making usable products. Ninety percent of things on earth are non-usable.
  9. Look at things that other people are not. Lateral options
  10. Money in the kingdom of God is highly important. How to get money going on autopilot?

The Entrepreneurs

Tim Ferris: The Four Hour Work Week

  1. Being busy is a form of laziness
  2. Being overwhelmed by much work is often as unproductive as doing nothing.
  3. Lack of time is often a lack of priorities.
  4. Leveraging the most important commodity; Time!
  5. Bypassing knowledge on a matter in favor of a workable method.
  6. What is DSSS? Deconstruct, Selection, Sequencing and Stakes
  7. The Pareto Principle
  8. Productivity in favor of personal sacrifice
  9. Increase orders not size of customers
  10. What if I do the opposite?
  11. What if I do things backwards?
  12. Identifying your time consumers and time wasters?
  13. Hack the ladder of success by producing stuff that people need and that no one else is doing. Can you work less but focus on what is truly effective?
  14. Wake up and do the two or three most important things of your day first. Be finished by eleven o clock.
  15. Effectiveness vs Efficiency
  16. The Law of the Thinning Air

Peter Thiel: Zero To One

  1. “You can create the future into something definite. Indefinite attitudes about the future show why there is so much dysfunction in our world today.
  2. Create something that is 10 times and escape the competition.
  3. “Progress without planning is what we call evolution. Making small changes that exist may lead to a local maximum but only creating something brand new will allow you to find the global maximum.
  4. Every startup should begin with a very small market. This is your niche market.
  5. Don’t disrupt, avoid competition as much as possible.
  6. Globalization brings convergence, horizontal movement, and sameness. The future belongs to innovators and vertical climbers.
  7. Create something brand new and create a monopoly. Monopolization is better than competition.
  8. Trying to improve on something that is being worked upon takes huge amours of work and money. Much easier by starting with something brand new..
  9. Will what you do be of value a decade later?
  10. Be relentless in your dream

Shane Snow:  Smart Cuts

  1. Where is the Forming or Breaking Wave? Shane Snow
  2. Ladder hacking, ladder jumping, and ladder transference.
  3. Simplicity
  4. Big causes attract big believers, big investors, big capital; big name investors Rethink convention and hack the ladder of success. Not just bigger but better.

The Mind/ Spirit Shortcut

  1. X10 Times Thinking: Google Moonshots Astro Teller
  2. Hyper thinking vs Box Thinking: How God Thinks
  3. Prototypical and Archetypical Thinking – Who Is Jesus Christ?
  4. Lateral or Alternate Ladders Thinking
  5. Novel and Newness Thinking: The Walk In The Spirit
  6. Basic Principles of ‘Evolve Your Brain’ Dr. Joe Dispenza: The neuroscience study of the brain in light of the renewing of the mind.

 The Church Shortcut

  1. Raising Up the Next Generation Not To Replicate Our Mistakes
  2. What will endure and be relevant and usable, even when I die?
  3. God is moving most in the young, not only the young in age, but the young in heart. The church must exploit this move to the maximum or miss it.
  4. The river of God is flowing in every meeting. To discern and flow in it is the success of the meeting.
  5. Have your eyes opened to people whom God is spotlighting. Usually they are potential leaders. Pour yourself into them
  6. The “Church Tribal Mentality Syndrome” paralyses innovation, evangelism and super connecting of the church. God is not tribal but kingdom minded.
  7. The church must become a super connector
  8. The superior hospitality shortcut
  9. The superior giving shortcut
  10. The on the job mentoring and shadow ministry shortcut
  11. Running church by the blue prints of God shortcut. The Luke 5:5 Principle
  12. The Philemon Six Shortcut. Spiritual Gifts
  13. Kill that prayer line!
  14. The city vision shortcut
  15. The Three Types of Teachings Most Needed in Church
  16. Open Microphone Day
  17. Why Only Sundays?
  18. Raising up those within to be your special speakers.
  19. On the Spot Mentoring and Shadow Ministry
  20. Integration and Not Segregation of Age Groups
  21. Don’t Compromise The Non Negotiables
  22. Hold church in different locations: fast food places/ Starbucks
  23. Why must there be a barrier between Christian and non Christian? Do something that will benefit and transcend both.

 The Evangelism Shortcut

  1. Why Dwell In The Land of Goshen? Todd Bentley

Influencing the Seven Cultural Mountains: Lance Wallnau

  1. Spirituality and Church
  2. Family
  3. Education
  4. Government and Law
  5. Media and Communication
  6. Arts and Entertainment
  7. Business and Finance
  1. Get out of church and know what it is to be a human who connects with another human being. The Christian who does not connect in the market place and stays only on the church mountain lives a dysfunctional Christianity.
  2. Talking about revival and praying for revival without doing anything about revival is a waste of time.
  3. If your ministry is only to church folks you will develop (CBS); chronic boredom syndrome.
  4. What is a ghetto? It is the place that is created when Christians minister exclusively to other Christians without ever relocating to Goshen
  5. God is doing more outside the church than inside of her walls.
  6. It’s more boring inside the church than in the market place.
  7. Christians are bored with each other when they only fellowship among themselves and have little contact with their non-church neighbors.
  8. Christians relating only among themselves is an unreality.
  9. The church must become acclimated to the market place. We step into market place weather and can’t handle its bite. The church, need “market place weatherization. “
  10. There is only one difference between a Christian and a non-Christian. It is Jesus Christ. People are people.
  11. Start by committing two hours a week to non-church market place weather?
  1. Mt 7:12 Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, thus also you do to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
  2. How would you feel if someone tried to convert you to their religion in a Starbucks?
  3. How would you feel if someone who hardly knew you pointed out your sins?
  4. How would you feel if someone had zero interest in you except to sway you towards his beliefs?
  5. How would you feel when you see him again? Would you be excited or would you run the other way?
  6. Is this how your non church neighbor perceives you?
  7. The greatest evangelism is the listening ear over a plate of food. What about inviting your non church friend to lunch and listen to his story?

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What Wilt Thou Be, Efficient or Effective?


Effectiveness is doing the things that get you closer to your goals. Efficiency is performing a given task (whether important or not) in the most economical manner possible. Being efficient without regard for effectiveness is the default mode of the world. What you do is infinitely more important than how you do it. Efficiency will be useless unless it’s applied to the things that will cause you to attain to your goals.” Tim Ferris.
Being highly efficient without being effective is just a lot of empty hard work. If your busyness is making you effective at the cost of efficiency, it’s the Holy Spirit. If your busyness makes you efficient at the cost of effectiveness, it’s time to revisit what you are doing. The devil will make you highly efficient but poorly effective and burn you out. You can work in the flesh and be very efficient, but only working in the Spirit can make you very effective. The disciples efficiently fished the whole night. But only when Jesus told them where to cast their nets where they effective. So its not about working very hard but working by the voice of the Spirit. What the disciples try to affect in eight hours, Jesus did in one minute. We are living in times where the world belongs to the effective, not to the efficient. If our churches continue to major in efficiency and minor in effectiveness they will become bones of extinct dinosaurs.

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