Thursday, August 23, 2007

Growth


I love having teams out here, they really add an extra dimension to what we do, watching them at work and seeing them grow through the experiences they have is such a blessing.

My mind is already starting to turn to next year: where do we go from here?

Oliver Wendall Holmes said “The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”

I have a number of things that are starting to form.

1. We need more people to join us permanently, people who can come specifically to give their time to the work, ideally that would mean people who had managed to raise some support to help them live, I am thinking 2 or 3 single people and another couple. It would be good if they had language skills or some were Spanish nationals, although a willingness to learn the language would be good enough. People who could give 3 years (you've got set the bar high)

2. Next summer a team of maybe 4 - 6 people who could come from May to September, just to help out and serve, this could enable us to get out on the streets 7 nights a week instead of 4.

3. Larger premises, with a separate prayer room, 4 computers instead of 2, space for a pool table and table tennis table, xbox 360 with plasma screen, chill out space to sit and chat, a place to have some decks.

4. Larger welcome packs, containing more info and advice, and more cool christian goodies.

5. I would also like a 24-7ibiza gospel of Mark.

6. A 24-7ibiza chilled CD.

I also have the feeling that larger premises could lead to us really developing our weekly gathering, it would give us a place to run summer alpha courses, DJ classes and stuff like that.

We've got to keep building, keep going, keep developing, this is what God wants us to do.


“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”
Mark V Hansen

6 comments:

Nick Ashman said...

So love this vision mate!! I had such a great time this year! Keep going and I know things will come. I'm making a cd for the guys on team and will send you a copy to. see what you think. I'd love to come out for longer but jobs get in the way and I really hope to be doing something similar in London in the next 3 years! stay in touch and say hi to all the guys (does becca remember me from transmission last year??)

God Bless!

Kirk Bartha said...

Supernovaes happen for two reasons. The star dies and gives up its gravitational field. Or, a young star has a catalytic come into it's path... like pouring lighter fluid on a lit and burning propane barbeque. WHOOFF!

So I'm praying for a WHOOFF for you. Not that your place burns down... I'd better stop now. Could be a lightning strike though :)Don't quote me on that one... I'm not liable or insured for that.

Kirk Bartha said...

overemphasis on soaking... and the cigar seguay. hee hee hee. now when you podcast, as I have never done it... are you looking in a mirror and talking to yourself... are you staring out over the ocean... is there a puppy sitting at your feet listening... or are you just walking around in your underwear with shaving cream on your face... all that to say you're quite relaxed and have a great radio voice, quite expressive, good metre, totally disney meets broadway.

bill heasley said...

so true brian its great to have a vision

Tanya Heasley said...

"If you build it, they will come."(Field of dreams)
You are building something, and it is great and I feel God is already working on people to come. They might already know who they are but could be waiting for a sign, word, finances...etc. before they take the plunge and go.

I love the quote by Mark V Hanson, maybe that's the sort of thing they need to hear.

Nick Ashman said...

Kirk, funny you should talk about fire on the island. there was something happening at one end of san ann of the day I left. Not sure how bad it was but there was a fire! HAHA