The Bible doesn’t tell us to Plant Churches, the Bible tells us to Make Disciples – The Church is the Byproduct
When we say the word “church”, what comes to our mind? What conversations come into play when we think about the word “church”? Most will think about where they meet. According to George Barna, $1.3 million is spent per baptized believer. Previously, the late Bob Jones shared of a vision he received regarding a billion souls coming into the Kingdom of God. Based on this present model, is this possible? The meaning of the word “church” has been changed from the people to the building up the street. Relationship has been replaced with organization. There is nothing wrong with organization, but we cannot become focused on organization and neglect people. If everyone, who is the church, gathered, we would have to build more buildings. We are not to build buildings but multiply disciples. Allow your mindsets to be shaken and your faith stirred as you hear the encouraging words of God’s original intent for His Church and so much more. Also shared in this segment: land property, cutting grass, discipleship, relationship, Multiply Movement, David Platt, Francis Chan, repentance, Bob Jones, billion souls, billboards, Original Intent, business plans, fishing and love. Greg, Pat and John shared in this segment.
2.5 Million Children Homeless in America
There are many travesties and hardships that affect so many in today’s culture. Often times, we don’t consider the children that are impacted in life’s situations. According to the Christian Post, there are 2.5 million homeless children in America. The mindset that we can have initially is homeless people are simply dirty. This is not the whole story. Being a single parent is an overwhelming responsibility for many. Some who have jobs go home at the end of the day to a shelter, a car, or to a temporary couch. When we look with the Eyes of the Lord to the people to our left and right, we may be surprised at the great need within their lives that we never knew about. Allow your heart to be stirred, your prayers to bring about change, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: children, divorce, single parents, Nevada, Promise Keepers, and prayer. John, Greg, and Pat shared in this segment.