Monday, July 10, 2006
Sorry for the lack of blogging, I have been a little busy. Just got back from England a few hours ago. I had a great time a the 24-7missions gathering called transmission. As always with these things you wish you had more time to give everyone rather than just snippets. This is a price we pay for living abroad not a large price but a price. Well in 2 hours time I go and pick up our next 24-7 team and then we have 5 teams solidly until the beginning of September!
I met loads of the guys and in all honesty thought they were all great, it scares and humbles me that people would want to give up two weeks of there summer to be here.
I did a little talk at Transmission this morning on evangelism here are my headers.
1: We are all weak
(read this blog you'll understand)
2: Our stories are just highlights
(In a 30 min talk I will tell the best bits about the last 18 months! but a lot of my life is boring)
3: Models are myths
( the models we read about are normally the product of someones stumbling journey written in hindsight)
4: Live a responsive lifestyle
(the opposite to following a model, respond to the spirit)
5: Evangelism as Dance
(from the book "More ready than you realise, evangelism as dance in the post modern matrix" by Brian McLaren)
6: Relationship. relationship, relationship.
(enough said, relationship driven not results driven)
7: Sit at tables
(eat with anybody, when was the last time your reputation got called into account because of the company you keep? It happened to Jesus)
(all the time, especially when no one is looking)
9: Take time
(don't walk by, always have time for others)
10: Be prophetic
(prophecy is best practiced outside the walls of the church)
11: Always be present
(be present in culture, don't worry about being relevant, we aren't!)
12: Always pray
Don't worry I didn't spend 10 minutes on each point.
Anyway it's good to be back, 10.28pm 29 degrees! I love this place. Tracy and the boys met me at the airport they also brought my dog. We are now going to eat the weetabix, cheddar cheese, cadbury's chocolate and syrup pudding that I brought back with me.
If you want to unpack any of my points I will.
at 10:13 PM