Whether they apply the method or not there is very applicable knowledge to be taken away from this book. This applies to those who need to close their back door and retain their people coming and going in their church. Even those that need to reconstruct or repurpose their small groups Now looking into the future ministry and church planting this book is riveting to get an understanding of how to successfully engage, evangelize, establish, and equip not only the church but the unchurches. Getting people involved in ministry. This book brings about many simple and effective ideas to make the church growth and spiritual growth flow in a much smoother and proper
311.9 Formulate clear and specific goals for continuing pastoral formation with reference to personal strengths and weaknesses. With the help of my CPE peers and supervisors, I am now able to use pastoral authority more effectively, although it is still a struggle. I am still not certain how people can make statements like “God has made me a pastor,” when I believe that a church system made them a minister. While I do well when visiting parishioners in hospitals and praying for them, I am still hesitant to use pastoral authority while answering parishioners ' theological questions about issues on which the Biblical texts are either silent or ambiguous. The simplest example is: Will my loved one go to heaven without a belief in Jesus Christ?
Of all the traditional and contemporary approaches to leadership that have been introduced this week, I think coaching and mentoring are the most relevant. Coaching allows one to grow by empowering his decision-making and mentoring gives personal accounts of successes and failures. Although Jesus never failed at anything, He gave us great examples of both mentoring and coaching the disciples. Jesus pointed out the disciple’s failures in love, but was always there to encourage and build character. Coaching and mentoring from my pastor and leadership at my church has been essential for my spiritual growth.
There are many more examples of how I always try to do my best. I have mentioned over and over the big priesthood encampment and while it was an amazing experience and I felt like I was able to help as one of the stake leaders one of the most important parts to me was our morning scripture study. We were partnered up and one of my two was a not a member of the church. I taught him how to read the scriptures then after even went and got him is own copy. I know that to some one person doesn 't matter that much, but I know that I can change this kids life.
God was teaching me things about himself during this time but I believe God sent me to Southeastern to mature me in my faith and grow me as a follower of Jesus Christ. Even though this all sounds great, my time at Southeastern has not always been easy but I think God teaches us a lot in the difficult times. This essay will briefly describe my faith journey at Southeastern thought the learning of new things and the challenging of old things. The wonderful professors at Southeastern have taught me a lot of new things that I did not know or understand before I came. Some of these things where simple like the history of the church and where mine and other denominations came from.
It is significant to us today, particularly if we are feeling lost, misplaced or astray. It shows us that we are always welcome in the Church to learn and love. Especially if we need to take some time away from friends, family and our busy social lives occasionally to reconnect with our God. Luke positions us in the passage as a sort of overseer of the events that unfold. It helps us to understand the position of both Jesus and his parents.
By not including anything that might be offensive to a reader of a different religion, Hughes expanded his audience to a wide array of readers. Incorporating this religious experience to your own life experiences can be beneficial when relating to similar situations that you might have faced, or will face in the future. This story of a young man realizing that things may not always be as easy as others make it seem, and that at some points in life you must rethink everything you thought you once knew, is an important life lesson to all readers. Forming your own opinion on controversial subjects, such as religion, is something that one must do several times throughout their lives. This reason itself is what makes this story by Hughes interesting and unique in the way that it can relate to so many subjects not regarding
Kahlib Fischer (2012) it was stated that a covenant protects its member’s rights through “mutual accountability and affirmation” (slide 9 notes). I live by this rule firmly and can see how being an INFJ would complement it: I take care of everyone (NF) and have goals and a clear vision for the business built on intuitive processes, (N and J) (Kroeger, Rutledge, & Thuesen, 2002). As a result, I count on both the business and employees to care for me in return, fulfilling Covenant. I have learned that my personality is very unique and comes with a few weaknesses: I become very discouraged or depressed when things fall through; I over-personalize situations, making every problem my responsibility; and I tend to make small things complicated (Kroeger, Rutledge, & Thuesen, 2002). I now realize that I should vocalize my needs, especially when I become overwhelmed or need to get away.
As a student, I work hard to exceed expectations in order to achieve the life that God has for me. I try to set myself apart from other students by being a model student. I strive to be a student leader, one who teachers enjoy having in their class because I am hard working, exhibit positive behavior and am always respectful. My freshman
Most importantly, this includes pointing everything back to Christ, letting Christ work through the leadership, and letting the Gospel influence every decision. A main part of this includes being open to God’s agenda for this ministry and not my own. Mike Woodruff once said “Nothing characterizes successful organizations more than their willingness to abandon what made them successful.” I strongly believe that Christ-centered leaders will be open and flexible to changing how the ministry operates if it is what Christ is calling the ministry to