Church Leadership Training
The aims at providing guidelines that wouldsuccessfully improve evangelism. The outlined virtues includeCommitment, Organize, Rooted, and Evangelizing normally referred toas CORE. All form a basis for best preaching skills for all thetheology learners. The training will be organized efficiently perweek for the entire seven weeks period of the training, as follows
Weekone to week three
Itis considered the new practice in the religious set-up, and it refersto the decisions to do something that has to be done, at whatever thecost of action. In the common typical example, Christian commitmentis outlined in John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that Hegave his only Son, that whoever believes should not perish but haveeternal life." God opted to save the world by offering Jesus todie for our sins. However, the cost was cruel. Similarly, Jesus`assertion to Peter to feed His lambs and sheep was his mission andlove inspired him to fulfill it, He grew in love and became among thefounders of the Christian Church., a commitment that later on costhim his life. Love inspires commitment, accompanied by faith.(Hebrews 11:1), which gives assurance and the conviction that we hopefor, and the invisible become facts. Enock, on the other hand, couldnot touch nor see God but he believed in Him. He pleased God, "Andwithout faith, it is impossible to please Him. For whoever would drawnear God must believe that He exists" (Hebrews 11:6).Paul alsoforms an epitome of faith as a reality in the life of Abraham, thathe would become the father of many nations (Romans 4). Noah was alsocommitted to God`s message. He built a massive ark for saving hishousehold (Hebrews 11:7). He fully believed in God, despite thechallenges he faced during the exercise, including ridiculed anddespised.
Weekthree to week four
Thisaspect of religion outlines the various manners in which religionwould be arranged, in which the largest religious group formallyestablishes beliefs and systematically organized. Genesis 11describes the instance of organized religion, whereby Noah`sdescendants organized themselves to build the tower of Babel andignoring God`s commands to fill the earth. They believed in theirunity and ignoring God. The actions of organized religion are muchcontrary to Christianity expectations and beliefs. Jesus had foreseenthe conflict between the two. He asserts that "They shall putyou out of the synagogue. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoeverkills you will think he is offering service to God" (John 16:2).
Organizedreligion is much irrelevant, and breeds hypocrisy and intolerance. Itis a structured form of worship and should be avoided. However, thereare also some benefits of organized religion, such as cohesiveaspects of unity that would inspire others to live righteous lives (2Corinthians 2:5-8). It only gets wrong when it diverts from God`sdoctrines and panders to human effect. Similarly, God gave Moseshundreds of specifics and ways of worshiping significantly for theIsraelites. In the New Testament, a church was organized initially,whereby the early disciples chose a replacement for Judas (Acts 1)and later on shared their possessions after Pentecost (Acts 2)
Weekfour to week six
Thisaspect of religion considers having complete faith, being rooted infaith. It entails organizing of action work that would be shaped andwell managed in every way by teaching principles and practices.Faith-rooted clause is emphasized by the Reverend Alexia Salvatierraand Peter Heltzel who outline the beliefs that many manners of faith,including faith practice, faith traditions, and the virtue ofspirituality would contribute to the efficient establishment ofcommunities (Weems, 2010). The major features attributed by the twoinclude
There is less point in winning the battle, and more about being in the right fight.
The perceptiveness of the poor should be put in priority for the sake of universal benefit.
Commitments aim at changing people at an intrapersonal level, as they relate to the society, and also addressing the social context that develops them.
Politicians and other leaders are also children of God and should be treated with love and respect.
Weeksix to week seven
Itaims at reaching as many individuals, as possible with the gospel ofGod. Despite the significant challenges including different beliefsand races. In the Gospels, major news about the second coming ofJesus is emphasized. Evangelizing promotes a communion with God(Weems, 2010). God sacrificed Jesus Christ for man`s sins. However,there are no plans to reach God, and He has reached out to us (Romans5:8). Christ is the head of the world, and we must all follow Hisdoctrines and rules during the evangelism exercise. (Galatians 3:28)It is important also to outline the replications of ignoring thegospel of God. According to the book of Revelation, undesiredevangelism would have a significant impact on the world as theAntichrist set up a one-world religion.
Thekey principles for an effective evangelism include
Hang with the sinners, do not avoid them
Accept that nominal Christians are still Christians
Respect other religions
Avoid unsolicited judgments
Don’t force others into the Christian participation
Ask more questions and do less preaching while talking about religious matters.
WeemsJr, L. H. (2010). Churchleadership: vision, team, culture, integrity.Abingdon Press.
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