October 25, 2010

Making a Splash – then & now

Posted in Cannonball, servant-leader at 11:40 PM by alexlozada

Monday’s Cannonball daily reading from Mark 9:33-35 (parallel in Luke 22:24-27) asked,” What is your strategy for making an impact in the world? For ten years at East Northport Chr Ch my primary answer was primarily “communicating God’s word through preaching and teaching.” At the time, I probably considered my individual discipleship time with a few different men, members and interns, important but secondary. The previous four years working at Cincinnati Chr University, my strategy order was reversed: individual or small group discipleship (“servant of all”), with occasional opportunities to preach & teach. I ministered by shepherding the Resident Assistants in the men’s dorm, who in turn shepherded a generation of young men, many of whom are being used by the Spirit to spread God’s word.

These days, my answer to the Cannonball question on strategy for making an impact in the world has cycled  back to “servant of all,” especially MCC small group leaders & coaches who are shepherding others. My Sunday PM short-term Cannonball group read from 2 Timothy 2:2 (NLT) “You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.”

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