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5. Jesus demonstrated the way of the cross before His leaders.

webber.jpgSuffering is a vital part of the Christian life. For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him, (Phil. 1:29)
If we suffer, we shall also reign with him… (2 Tim. 2:12)

…now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials [not only persecution, but “all kinds” of suffering]. These have come so that your faith…may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. (1 Pet. 1:6-7)

…those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good. (1 Pet. 4:19)

Published in Dr. Webber
Thursday, 06 September 2007 22:00

5 - He Taught the Word of God to His Leaders

6. The teaching of the Word of God was central in Jesus' method.

webber.jpgJesus was a teacher. Of course, His teaching was not only by words; He also demonstrated he truths He taught to His disciples. His personal example illustrated and authenticated what He taught. Moreover, He led His disciples into their own personal experiences of the truth. Yet, at the heart of it all - and surrounding it all - was His teaching of the Word of God.

The teaching of the Word was central in Jesus' ministry. Many times in the gospels we read that Jesus “began to teach….” He taught in public, He taught in large groups, He taught in small groups, He taught individuals privately, He taught the lost, He taught His followers, He taught His emerging leaders. The Word of God was central in His life, His ministry and His method.

Published in Dr. Webber
Friday, 31 August 2007 21:00

1 - He Focused on a Few & He Did It in Prayer

The Lord Jesus Christ was the greatest Builder of leaders.

webber.jpg1. Jesus focused on a few. His vision was huge (Matt. 13:31-32). His vision was a church that would eventually number in the hundreds of millions! His vision was the taking of the gospel of the Kingdom of God to all nations! Yet He focused on a few men - 12 to be exact. Twelve men to change the world. Twelve men to whom He would commit the monumental task of building His church. And one of them failed, leaving Him only 11 in the end! With these few men He spent His time; into these few men He poured His life; to these few men He committed His entire future agenda for the world.

From this we can learn that when it comes to building leaders it is better to do a lot with a few than to do a little with many.

Published in Dr. Webber
Monday, 10 September 2007 22:00

2 - He Taught His Leaders To Pray

3. Jesus taught His leaders to pray.

webber.jpgOne day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say…” (Luke 11:1-2)
Jesus not only prayed Himself but He taught His disciples to pray also. Jesus not only knew God Himself but He led His disciples to know the Father also.

John the Baptist also built his leaders the same way: he taught them to pray. This is one of the first responsibilities of a leader who is building another: he must lead him to know God.

Published in Dr. Webber

Did you know the best way to attract Christians and others to your ministry at the Internet as well as the traditional world? Not? That is writing articles? Write articles just about anything in your life and ministry.

 

Another thing is to write testimonies about what God is doing through your ministry.

 

I_love_him_small.gif Please understand, it is vital to make Christians confident in your testimony and your ministry. There are so much scam at the Internet, so I don`t blame people that are sceptic. Publish more articles, and not less. This is an important part of serving God. When this is done the right way, it will Glorify God! 

How should you write articles and testimonies?

church.gif Most Christians don`t even know how to tell others what God has done for them. And why is it so? The reason for this, is that nobody have taken the time and effort to teach them. I am sure you remember the most cited Bible scripture in {bible}Matt 28:19-20{/bible}:

"Go therefore[fn3] and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, "teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

What does that mean for the Church and the Church growth, when most of the members don`t know how to share the Good News with others? The result will be and is, that very seldom or never, there will be new people coming to the Church meetings.

What should you write about?

Just about anything. But make it personal! Share anything you would share with your most trusted brother. If it does not fit to our website, I will just edit it and arrange it so it will. The important thing is that you share your life and ministry. (That is the testimony of what God is doing in your life)

What does the Church teach?

The normal teaching is:

  1. How we become a Christian
  2. How do I live a Christian life
  3. What we have in Christ
  4. Theological teaching

Very seldom we hear teaching on:

  • How to make disciples?
  • How to tell others about what God is doing in your life?

Why not invest some more time and effort to teach the members how to make disciples them self, and not leave all to the professionals!

The Church will experience a stream of new converts coming to the meetings. We will experience real Church growth and renewal of the Christians, and only transfer of Christians from one Church to another. It might not be so many new peoples that make the actually conversion in the Church meetings, but so what? People are getting saved and brought to the Church, and that is what counts in the end of the day.

According to statistic most of the Christians don`t become converts in a meetings, but rather at other places, like in the home, or with some friends.

This teaching needs increased focus, and be intensified. What will the result be? The result will be growing Churches, and God will be glorified.

PS! One of the effects of this teaching will be Church growth, and Christians that feel satisfied and valued. (What can be more satisfaction than leading a person to salvation in Christ)

Writing a testimony and writing and articles is pretty much done according to the same guidelines.
Read on, and you will find out how to write a testimony and an article.

Published in How To
Friday, 07 September 2007 22:00

Making Failure Your Friend

You find all of Dr. John C. Maxwell teaching under the menu "Leadership"

Failure is either your friend or your enemy - and you choose which it is.

johnmaxwell2.jpgIf you play a dirge every time you fail, then failure will remain your enemy. But if you determine to learn from your failures, you actually benefit from them - and that makes failure your friend.

William Bolitho said, "The most important thing in life is not to capitalize on our gains. Any fool can do that.

The really important thing is to profit from your losses.

That requires intelligence; and makes the difference between a man of sense and a fool."

Anyone can make failure their friend by maintaining a teachable attitude and using a strategy for learning from their mistakes. To turn your losses into profits, ask the following questions every time you face adversity:

Published in Dr. John C. Maxwell
Thursday, 06 September 2007 22:00

3 - He Formed His Leaders Personally

Jesus formed His leaders personally. He called them first to be “with Him.”

webber.jpgHe appointed twelve - designating them apostles - that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons. {bible}Mark 3:14-15{/bible}

Leaders build leaders, and Jesus took personal responsibility for each of the leaders He built. He did not delegate this to a “leadership development department” within His ministry. 

Published in Dr. Webber
Monday, 03 September 2007 21:00

Failing Forward

You find all of Dr. John C. Maxwell teaching under the menu "Leadership"

What are you afraid of as a leader?  On the top of many people's list is failure.  Is it on your list too?

johnmaxwell2.jpgJ.M. Barrie said, "We are all failures--at least, all the best of us are."  In my 30-plus years of leadership experience, I've come to the conclusion that one of the most valuable but underestimated abilities that leaders can posses is the ability to do what I call "failing forward."  It's more than having a good attitude about your mistakes, and it's a step beyond simply taking risks.  Failing forward is the ability to get back up after you've been knocked down, learn from your mistake, and move
forward in a better direction.

You see, everybody makes mistakes.  But the real difference between average people and achieving people is their PERCEPTION OF and RESPONSE TO failure.  Nothing else has the same kind of impact on people's ability to accomplish their dreams.

What do you dream of accomplishing?  Unfortunately, no matter how gifted or knowledgeable you are, you will make mistakes along the way to your dream.  Failure is the price you must pay on the road to success.  That's just how it works.  But the good news is that the better you are at failing forward, the sooner you can accomplish your dreams.

Before you put away your list of resolutions for the new year, look at the following misconceptions about failure.  Take an honest inventory to determine if your perception of failure is what it should be.  If you share any of these misconceptions, add to your list the resolution to change the way you think about failure.

1.  PEOPLE THINK FAILURE IS AVOIDABLE.  IT'S NOT.

You've probably heard the saying, "To err is human, to forgive divine."  That was written by Alexander Pope more than 250 years ago.  And he was only paraphrasing a saying that was common 2,000
years ago, during the time of the Romans.  Things today are the same as they were then:  People make mistakes.

Published in Dr. John C. Maxwell
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