Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Staff Stimulus

Every year in November we take a few days as a staff team to get away from our campus and church responsibilities to renew our vision and focus. We always invite someone to meet with us and help us see the big picture again in the midst of the daily grind. This is always an important time for each of us to recommit our selves to God, His kingdom, our team community and our mission together. This year we have the privilege of having Jim Petersen from the Navigators with us. Jim is on staff with The Navigators and helped pioneer the work of The Navigators in Brazil. He no longer lives in Brazil but will be able to relate directly to the issues that we face every day as we seek to take the life of Jesus into this culture. (and we won’t have to worry about translation because he speaks Portuguese) We’ve recently been reading a book that Jim wrote and much of what he will be speaking to us about will be rooted in ideas that he shares in the book. “The Insider” is a great book about experiencing the life of Jesus in our daily lives and taking the life of Jesus with us into our relationships. Check it out sometime. The book shares a lot of his personal experiences in Brazil so it would give you a unique glimpse into our life as missionaries here.

This is from the book cover. YOU ARE RIGHT WHERE GOD WANTS YOU. – As a citizen of God’s kingdom, you are already uniquely positioned to live out your kingdom citizenship among the people you relate to every day. God has called you to be an “insider” to your family, neighborhood, and workplace. As you adopt the winsome patterns of a kingdom lifestyle, people in your life will see that there is, indeed, a better way to live.

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Please pray specifically for our time together Nov. 8-12.

Pray that:
• God would use Jim encourage us to live out the Kingdom of God in a real way
• God would renew our hearts for Himself and the work here in Brazil
• God would give us greater unity and community through this time.


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