Classis Georgetown - The Network

Classis Georgetown - The Network

Classis Georgetown Equipped 2 Equip Living our Ephesians 4 Calling Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communitie The Outline

Classis Georgetown Transforming Lives and Communities - Classis Georgetown: Vision, Values, Beliefs - Your Congregation & a Leadership Shift - Step 1 of a leadership Shift: Urgency

- Step 2 of a leadership Shift: Culture - Step 3 of a leadership Shift: Vision - Step 4 of a leadership Shift: Elders People of the Book Equipped 2 Equip Classis Georgetown Vision

Classis Georgetown is a community of Christian Reformed Churches in Eastern Ottawa County who live and minister together, in Christ, to transform lives and communities Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Classis Georgetown What we Value Healthy Leaders

Collaborative Relationships Empowering Worship Daring Hospitality Risky CompassionEquipped 2 Equip

Transforming Lives and Communities Classis Georgetown What we Believe Nicene Creed https://vimeo.com/63241868 From Classis Georgetown to your congregation Reflection & Table Talk

- What are the three things that take most of your elders time? -What are the the three things that take most of your deacons time? Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities From Classis Georgetown to your congregation

Reflection & Table Talk - What would your elders like to do more of? Why? - What would your deacons like to do more of? Why? Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Leadership Shift

Rethinking our Roles & Priorities as office bearers Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Biblical Pattern Ephesians 4:11-16 (see Ephesians 2.8-10) And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the

shepherds and teachers,to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4 esv) The Christian Reformed Church, confessing its complete subjection to the Word of God and the Reformed creeds as a true interpretation of this Word, acknowledging Christ as the only head of his church, and desiring to honor the apostolic injunction that office bearers are to prepare Gods people for works of

service, so that the body of Christ may be built up (Eph. 4:12), and to do so in a fitting and orderly way Leadership/Pastor Centric Model (care) Leadership/Pastor Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 (see Ephesians 2.8-10) Community Justice

Mercy Care Evangelism build up body church members equip the body Justice Mercy Care Evangelism leadership-pastor

Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 (see Ephesians 2.8-10) And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ

Each church shall minister to its adult members so as to increase their knowledge of the Lord Jesus, to nurture a mature faith in Christ, to encourage and sustain them in the fellowship of believers, and to equip them to fulfill their calling in the church and in the world. Article 64 a Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Thinking and Reflecting on this Leadership Shift

Reflection & Table Talk - What are three urgent needs in your congregation? - What are three urgent needs in your churchs neighborhood? - What are three urgent needs in the world? Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Thinking and Reflecting on this Leadership Shift Reflection & Table Talk - How much time does your council have to deal with these needs so that lives and communities are transformed?

- What are the limitations that your council would face in taking on these needs so lives and communities are transformed? -What can you pull off on your own (as a council) in meeting these needs? Transforming Lives and Communities Leadership Shift Step 1 - A Sense of Urgency Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 Transforming Lives and Communities LeadershipWhy Urgency is First

the first step in change is to create urgency urgency |rjns| noun 1. importance requiring swift action: the discovery of the ozone hole gave urgency to the issue of CFCs. 2. an earnest and persistent quality; insistence: Emilia heard the urgency in his voice. Leading Change LeadershipWhy Urgency is First Transforming Lives and Communities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yfrj2Y9IlI

Urgency Urgent behavior is not driven by a belief that all is is well or that everything is a mess, instead, that the world contains great opportunities and great hazards. Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Leadership Shift Step 2 - Know your Culture Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 Transforming Lives and Communities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m01IoWVO5I Equipped 2 Equip Leadership Shift Step 3 Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 The council shall be responsible to develop a vision and provide training and leadership to equip the church to fulfill her unique evangelistic and diaconal calling. Churches are encouraged to work with neighboring churches, appropriate community resources, classical and denominational resources, and other gifts the Lord has provided to help accomplish her task. Article 74 b

Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Leadership Shift Step 3 Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 - Develop a vision - Provide training - Provide leadership

to equip the church to fulfill her unique - evangelistic & - diaconal calling. - Article 74 b Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities

Thinking and Reflecting on this Leadership Shift - Gods Colossians Vision http://www.sermonspice.com/product/48737/colossians Equipped 2 Equip Leadership Shift Step 3 Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 - her unique - evangelistic &

- diaconal calling. Given the skills, talents, & calling God has given our congregation & his desire to see all things reconciled to him how can we best serve Christ and his kingdom? Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Leadership Shift Step 3 Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16

Notice: A Shared Journey Churches are encouraged to work with neighboring churches, appropriate community resources, classical and denominational resources, and other gifts the Lord has provided to help accomplish her task. Article 74 b Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Leadership Shift Step 4 Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 Charge to the Elders I charge you, elders, as shepherds of the flock, to hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught,

so that [you] can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it (Titus 1:9). Be a friend and Christlike example to children. Give clear and cheerful guidance to young people. By word and example, bear up Gods people in their pain and weakness, and celebrate their joys with them. Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Leadership Shift Step 4 Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 Charge to the Elders Hold in trust all sensitive matters confided to you. Encourage the aged to persevere in Gods promises. Be wise counselors who support and strengthen the pastor. Be compassionate, yet firm

and consistent in rebuke and discipline. Know the Scriptures, which are useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16). Pray continually for the church. Remember at all times that if you would truly give spiritual leadership in the household of faith, you must be completely Equipped 2 Equip mastered by your Lord (1 Tim. 3:2-7). Leadership Shift Step 4 Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 Charge to the Elders I charge you, elders, as shepherds of the flock, to hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that [you] can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it (Titus 1:9).

The place of equipping: A People of the Book Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Leadership Shift Step 4 Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 Charge to the Elders The place of equipping: A People of the Book Know the text, love the text, live the text, speak the text Those who are able to give the scriptural/doctrinal reasons for the vision & mission of the church. Those who are able to speak with a wise scriptural voice about the issues of the day.

Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Leadership Shift Step 4 Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 Charge to the Elders Transforming Lives and Communities The place of equipping: A People of the Book Know the text, love the text, live the text, speak the text Those who are able to engage with the deacons in scriptural conversations around the work of the deacons

especially Gods concern for the least, the last, and the lost. Those who live Gods picture of reconciling the world in our work, neighborhood, homes, & the world Equipped 2 Equip Leadership Shift Step 4 Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 Transforming Lives and Communities Charge to the Elders The place of equipping: A People of the Book An Example: The Big Story The Basis for our Classical Vision and Values

Elders can tell the Big Story Equipped 2 Equip Leadership Shift Step 4 Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 Why is it critical for Elders to be People of the Book? Psalm 1, Psalm 19.7-14, 119.1-8, 9-16 Ecclesiastes 12.13-14 Matthew 7.24-27 2 Timothy 3.14-17 2 Peter 3.14-16 Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and

Communities Leadership Shift Step 4 Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 Transforming Lives and Communities What will be different in how you invest your time and energy as a council and elders if elders see being People of the Book as central to their calling? Equipped 2 Equip

Leadership Shift Step 5 Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 Charge to the Deacons Transforming Lives and Communities I charge you, deacons, to inspire faithful ministries of service to one another, to the larger community, and to the world. Remind us that the Lord requires us to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with [our] God (Mic. 6:8). Prompt us to seize new opportunities to love God, our neighbors, and the creation with acts of generous sharing, joyful hospitality, thoughtful care for the poor, and wise stewardship of all of Gods gifts. Weigh our opportunities for giving and service, that we might use the

churchs resources discerningly. Equipped 2 Equip Leadership Shift Step 5 Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 Transforming Lives and Communities Charge to the Deacons Offer wise care to victims of injustice, and teach us holistic responses that respect their dignity and mend the broken relationships and exploitative structures and systems that contribute to poverty. With respectful compassion for the needy and awareness of the often hidden needs of the wealthy, teach

us to minister to rich and poor alike, both within and outside the church. Equipped 2 Equip Leadership Shift Step 5 Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 Transforming Lives and Communities Charge to the Deacons Encourage all with words that bring hope to their hearts and with deeds that bring joy into their lives. Show us by your example how to be prophetic critics of the waste, injustice, and selfishness in our society, and to be sensitive counselors to the

victims of such evils. Let your lives be above reproach, and live as examples of Christ Jesus, looking to the interests of others. And in all your ministries help us anticipate and participate in the renewal of all things when Gods kingdom comes. Equipped 2 Equip Leadership Shift Step 5 Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 Deacons Equip by Teach Inspire

Teach Remind Encourage Prompt Show Weight Help Offer Equipped 2 Equip

Transforming Lives and Communities Leadership Shift Step 5 Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 Transforming Lives and Communities Deacons Equip by Demonstrating what it looks like to be a Micah 6.8 people Reminding us of Gods call to be a Micah 6.8 people He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk

humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8 ESV) Equipped 2 Equip Justice One Element of the Calling & Equipping Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Justice Biblical Rootedness (a humble walk takes us into a powerful call)

Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Biblical Rootedness Telling the Big Story Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Justice Touches All Justice is the vision of what ought to be Justice is the vision of what ought to be in every area of life: poverty, marriage, creation etc. Justice is integral to our vision of the godly life, it is not an aside

Justice: render to each person their due. It involves harmony, flourishing, and fairnessit is based on the image of God in Genesis 1.26ff. Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Psalm 146 Video: No Link Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Justice or Evangelism

Transforming Lives and Communities What are we aiming for? The Big Story a desire for people to live as image bearers now more than heaven, fully alive for God (Genesis 1.26-28) The Glory of God is a Person Fully Alive Injustice keeps a person from being fully alive Equipped 2 Equip Justice or Evangelism? What are we aiming for? Ultimately the reason for both the work of evangelism and the

work of justice is not simply the relief of suffering, whether present or eternal. It is the restoration of Gods true image in the world, made known in the one true Image, Jesus Christ, [this imagine shines into the world though his] image bearers set free by his death and resurrection to reclaim their true calling. Andy Crouch Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Equipping from Scripture A Few Passages for Diaconal Study & Reflection Psalm 146 Psalm 10 Isaiah 6 (5.16) Isaiah 24-26

Matthew 23.23 Mark 8.1-9 Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities Justice Biblical Rootedness A Place to Start The Deacons Prayer Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities

The Deacons Prayer Matthew 6.7-14 A Pattern for Prayer A first note: the prayer is plural: our Father, give us this day our daily bread, it is not my prayer, but the pray of the community, it is not only about my needs but the needs of the community and world. Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities The Deacons Prayer Matthew 6.7-14 Hallowed by Your Name Help us to truly know you,

to honor, glorify, and praise you for all your works and for all that shines forth from them: your almighty power, wisdom, kindness, justice, mercy, and truth. Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities The Deacons Prayer Matthew 6.7-14 Transforming Lives and Communities Your Kingdom Come

Revelation 21.1-7 We are praying for the redemption of the world, that evil is defeated, pulled up and out of this world never to make its way back in, we are praying for a world where love of each other and love of God is the way of things, where the poor are lifted up, where the hungry are fed, where there is no more pain, sorrow, suffering or death The Deacons Prayer Matthew 6.7-14 Transforming Lives and Communities Give us this Day For all to get daily bread, there must be a thriving economy, good

employment, and a just society. Therefore, to pray give us all the people of our land daily bread is to pray against wanton exploitation in business, trade, and labor, which crushes the poor and deprives them of their daily bread. Those who do injustice will face the power of this petition. Let them beware of . . . the intercession of the church, and let them take care that this petition of the Lords Prayer does not turn against them. Martin Luther The Deacons Prayer Transforming Lives and Communities Forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors The early church saw this prayer as the literal forgiving of debts.

Leviticus 25.10ff Jubilee The problem of debt was very serious in Jesus' time. When the revolutionaries took over the Temple at the start of the Jewish war against the Romans, thirty years after Jesus' day, the first thing they did was to burn the records of debt. The early church certainly believed that Jesus was talking about actual debts. The Deacons Prayer Forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors The early church saw this prayer as the literal forgiving of debts. Leviticus 25.10ff Jubilee The Lord's Prayer makes sense, not just in terms of individual human beings quieting their own troubled consciences, (which is

very important), but also in terms of the new day when justice and peace will embrace, economically and socially for individuals and for societies. This is a prayer for the transformation of lives and communities in the economic realm. This Prayer is Always Bigger than we Have imaged! The Deacons Prayer Transforming Lives and Communities Matthew 6.7-14 The Lord's Prayer makes sense, not just in terms of individual human beings quieting their own troubled consciences, (which is very important), but also in terms of the new day when justice and peace will embrace, economically and socially for individuals and for

societies. This is a prayer for the transformation of lives and communities in the economic realm. This Prayer is Always Bigger than we Have imaged! Leadership Shift Step 5 Transforming Lives and Communities Pattern of Ephesians 4:11-16 What will be different in how you invest your time and energy as a council and deacons if deacons see being People of Micah 6.8 as central to their calling?

Equipped 2 Equip The Outline Classis Georgetown - Classis Georgetown: Vision, Values, Beliefs - Your Congregation & a Leadership Shift

- Step 1 of a leadership Shift: Urgency - Step 2 of a leadership Shift: Culture - Step 3 of a leadership Shift: Vision - Step 4 of a leadership Shift: Elders People of the Book

Equipped 2 Equip - Step 5 of a leadership Shift: Deacons- People of Micah Transforming Lives and Communities Equipped 2 Equip 3: What three things did you learn? 1: What is something that you agree with? 1: What is one thing that is still circling around in your mind about being equipped 2 equip?

Equipped 2 Equip Transforming Lives and Communities

Recently Viewed Presentations

  • 1 MATLAB  MATLAB  MATrix   LABoratory  20  Cleve Moler
  • SKIF-GRID SUPERCOMPUTING PROJECT OF THE UNION STATE OF

    SKIF-GRID SUPERCOMPUTING PROJECT OF THE UNION STATE OF

    Infiniband QDR) New approach to monitoring and management of the supercomputer Combining standard CPUs and accelerators in computational nodes of the supercomputer Spring'2008: SKIF Series 4 — How To? Summer'2008: SKIF Series 4 — Know How! ... Designed by the...
  • Optimizing Cost and Performance in Online Service Provider

    Optimizing Cost and Performance in Online Service Provider

    Default BGP route of p follows path(DC,E1 −N1) Given an IP address IP2 within p, to measure an alternative path . path (DC,E2−N2)we do the following: Inject IP2/32 with nexthop as E2 into all the core routers C1, C2, and...
  • Chapter 33 Nursing Care of Patients With Liver, Gallbladder ...

    Chapter 33 Nursing Care of Patients With Liver, Gallbladder ...

    Exposure to Hepatotoxins. Heavy alcohol use or smoking. Rarely begins in the liver but frequent site of metastasis . Cirrhosis is a predisposing factor . Signs/symptoms: liver enlargement, weight loss, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, dull pain in upper right quadrant of...
  • Title

    Title

    CycloPraxis Doug Johnson 'Building' Businesses [email protected] -- www.cyclopraxis.com Phases of a Business Unit Work Differences in the Marketing Function Categorization of Employees by Passion Workers Passions Mapping Kingdomality to the Business Lifecycle Mapping Meyers Briggs to the Business Lifecycle Mapping...
  • pch.patrick.k12.va.us

    pch.patrick.k12.va.us

    Your student will be given a registration worksheet for next year during their grade level meeting this week to use as a guide when they register online. Tuesday-Rising 12th. Wednesday-Rising 11th. Thursday-Rising 10th. Friday-Rising 9th. A course description guide is...
  • I

    I

    By ca. 200 BC/BCE: Jews accept a second group of books into the canon (Former and Latter Prophets). By ca. 150 BC/BCE: Jews accept a third group of books (Ketuvim, meaning "Writings"). The Bible as a canon of texts.
  • The Age of Rome in World History - Weebly

    The Age of Rome in World History - Weebly

    The Age of Rome in World History Ancient Rome - Roman social, cultural, and political history Geography Few natural harbors despite 2000 miles of coastline Romans were not avid sailors Most fertile land was on the west side of the...