Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Can you help with my training?

Dear Blog Reader,
I'm learning that its all too easy to say "I need nothing" (Rev3:17) and that is rarely true.
I'm writing this because I have need and, in Christ, you might help. Please feel no obligation to be the answer to my prayer.

I'm half way through a two year leadership training course which has been very helpful for my development. The course covers training on leadership and preaching, doctrine and Biblical studies. Thus far I've raised about 66% of the course fees so far but that leaves a shortfall of about £800 (or £640 + giftaid).

If you'd like to help me towards that total please drop an email to dbish@uccf.org.uk and I'll let you know how you could give via my church.
Thank you. Dave.

Normal blogging will resume shortly and sink this post into the archives.

2 comments:

  1. Dave

    You say your taking a "leadership training course."

    Jesus always took and recommended the **low place.** Yes?
    The word “leader” seems like a “high place.” Yes?

    Seems Jesus has a unique take on “Leaders” for **His Body.** “ONE”

    As man - Jesus humbled Himself, made himself of NO reputation,
    and took on the form of a **Servant.** Php 2:7-8. ;-)

    How do “you” reconcile the use of the word “leadership”
    when “Jesus” told **His disciples** NOT to be called “leader?”

    Jesus, in Mat 23:10 KJV, told **His disciples** “NOT” to call themselves
    “Master / Leaders,” for you have “ONE” “Master / Leader” “The Christ.”

    King James Version -
    Neither be ye called masters:
    for “ONE” is your Master, even Christ.

    New American Standard Bible
    Do not be called leaders;
    for “ONE” is your Leader, that is, Christ.

    The Interlinear Bible -
    Nor be called leaders,
    for “ONE” is your leader the Christ.

    Phillips Modern English -
    you must not let people call you leaders,
    you have only “ONE” leader, Christ.

    Today's English Version -
    nor should you be called leader.
    your “ONE” and only leader is the Messiah.

    Jesus told **His disciples** NOT to be called **leaders** and NONE did.

    Rom 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ,
    Php 1:1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ,
    Col 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ,
    Tit 1:1 Paul, a servant of God,
    Jas 1:1 James, a servant of God
    2Pe 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant

    **His Disciples** all called themselves **Servants.**
    None called themselves “Leaders.” None? None.
    None called themselves “Servant-Leader.” None.

    If Jesus instructed **His Disciples** NOT to call themselves “leaders”
    and someone calls them self a “leader” or thinks they are a “leader;”

    Are they a "Disciple of Christ?"
    Or, are they NO LONGER a "Disciple of Christ?" Oy Vey!!! ;-)
    Or, are they just a **disobedient** "Disciple of Christ?" ;-)

    Why isn’t what Jesus said important? ;-)

    And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold:
    them also I must bring, and they shall **hear MY voice;**
    and there shall be “ONE” fold, and “ONE” shepherd.
    John 10:16

    One Fold - One Shepherd - One Voice - One Leader

    {{{{{{ Jesus }}}}}}

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  2. Thanks for engaging...

    Honestly, I think the word leader is fine so long as we let it be filled with biblical meaning. As we do with many other words the world like to corrupt. And that's the intention - the course is designed to equip us to be biblically defined leaders - i.e. servants.

    And actually the Bible does use the word leader.. such as in Hebrews 13.

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