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Churches fail to thrive when the priority of the Great Commission
is not present or is not central.

Note the fivefold purpose of the Elim Church of El Salvador memorized by
every member:

1. I have a purpose.
2. My purpose is winning souls.
3. I fulfill my purpose best in a group.
4. I will never be satisfied until I fulfill my purpose.
5. I have no promise of tomorrow.

Thriving churches do not believe in limits to growth, but rather believe, as
Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore
the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
(Luke 10:2)  The
harvest is ready; what is lacking are the laborers willing and ready to labor.

Members of the Elim Church who are experiencing dissatisfaction in their
church life are referred to line #2 and #4: I will never be satisfied until I fulfill my
purpose.  Neither will we in America.

Contact Information:
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disciplewalk (dot) com
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I’LL STAY WITH YOU July 1996 by Dave Kueker

I’LL STAY WITH YOU July 1996 by Dave Kueker
A Song for Weddings – (tune for verses: Abide with Me)

Walk down the aisle, and you will find me there.
Whenever you smile My heart’s as light as air.
With all the world’s sad sorrow, it doesn’t seem quite fair
That today, and every tomorrow,
We will always care.

As the preacher asks the question, I hear you say “I will”
Two little words that give me such a thrill.
They bring a warmth into life’s cold lonely chill.
I love you today,
Just as I always will.

Chorus
I’ll love you still — “I will!”
No matter what the years bring.
I’ll stay with you — “I do!”
My heart will always sing.
Through the laughter and tears,
Our love will last for years…
I’ll love you still.

Then comes the ring, and the words “I thee wed”
I swear by my life I will love you till I’m dead.
And then by the mercy of a God who’s always fair,
If I live in heaven, I will love you there.

Chorus

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Resources from ALS Preaching Class, 6/26/2021

As promised, here are links to resources from our ALS Preaching Class, 6/26/2021, at Effingham Centenary.

Participant’s text: From Pew to Pulpit by Clifton F. Guthrie ISBN 978-0-88177-375-0 • (Cokesbury) https://www.cokesbury.com/From-Pew-to-Pulpit?refq=guthrie

Teacher’s Book/Leader’s text: Called to Preach! by Dawn Chesser DRPDF876 • (PDF only)

Monroe’s Mountain – Slides from class presentation
Part 1: Presenting the message –
Part 2: Preparing the message –
Part 3: Using Powerpoint slides in the message – (you did not see this)

Blank worksheet to prepare the message (yellow handout): http://disciplewalk.com/files/Monroe_Mountain2.pdf

A handout on the original Monroe’s Motivated Sequence, courtesy of Ron St John, University of Hawaii, describing the goals for each step: http://disciplewalk.com/files/Ron_St._John_monroe_sequence_Handout.pdf

OPW = Orientation to Pastoral Work – PRACTICAL TIPS FOR PREACHING
https://ambidextrouschurch.com/2019/10/02/orientation-to-pastoral-work-session-3-september-15-2019/

Pink paper handout – Staying in touch with points on how Dawn Chesser would teach this class – based on her book Called to Preach! by Dawn Chesser:

Embarras River District Advanced Lay Servants Class – June 26, 2021 – Effingham Centenary
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TjWKrbz6nXTH3BoZS38qP0dFvJmC_IkD/view?usp=sharing

Video by Barbara Sher about how, just as others have solution to your problem, others will have the ideas and illustrations to round out your message. She calls this an “Idea Party” …
Isolation is the dream-killer, not your attitude | Barbara Sher | TEDxPrague
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2rG4Dg6xyI

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What is the mental model of the GTD/NPM: Church-TO?

Focus:
GTD/NPM Focus: CHURCH – Orientation to Pastoral Work,
TO: Mark Forster + GTD Sorting = Flywheel

GTD – the Natural Planning Model
BORING: phoning it in.
EXCITING: I am on top of my work and GTD clear. I express my CliftonStrengths; I learn, see patterns and understand what to do.
HOPE:

Step 1: Defining Purpose and Principles
This was a fun one. I got out a blank sheet of paper and wrote at the top: “If I were to feel thrilled about my life each day, what would it look like?” I know this list could go on and on, but I tried to keep it simple, basically entailing things like having a healthy, clean environment, building strong relationships, spending my time on meaningful projects (that can only be done by me–delegating everything else), nurturing my mind, body, and spirit, and living a life filled with purpose.

Step 2: Outcome Visioning
As I looked over the list from Step 1, I started envisioning how this “new life” would be (and how it would not be) … Really seeing these things is empowering.

Step 3: Brainstorming
With this vision fresh on my mind, I started seven small mind maps–encapsulating all the actions and characteristics I want to translate into habits.

Step 4: Organizing
Here’s where I took all those principles, dreams, and brainstorms and translated them into a very doable list.

Step 5: Identifying Next Actions
Before placing these four items onto my “Current Projects” List, I identified my Next Actions and put them on my context-based list.

August 19 Reboot:

Tiny Habits:
Anchor: When I …
Behavior: I will …
Celebrate: And celebrate by …

1 Thing options for this area:

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What is the mental model of the GTD/NPM: CHURCH-Disciple Making?

GTD/NPM: CHURCH-Disciple Making

Focus:
GTD/NPM Focus: CHURCH – Orientation to Pastoral Work: Disciple Making
DM: Circles (Prayer Tool) + Discipleship System (FISH) = Ambidextrous Church.

GTD – the Natural Planning Model
BORING:
EXCITING: I express my CliftonStrengths; I learn, see patterns and understand how to help my people grow into the next stage of their spiritual growth.
HOPE:

Step 1: Defining Purpose and Principles
This was a fun one. I got out a blank sheet of paper and wrote at the top: “If I were to feel thrilled about my life each day, what would it look like?” I know this list could go on and on, but I tried to keep it simple, basically entailing things like having a healthy, clean environment, building strong relationships, spending my time on meaningful projects (that can only be done by me–delegating everything else), nurturing my mind, body, and spirit, and living a life filled with purpose.

Step 2: Outcome Visioning
As I looked over the list from Step 1, I started envisioning how this “new life” would be (and how it would not be) … Really seeing these things is empowering.

Step 3: Brainstorming
With this vision fresh on my mind, I started seven small mind maps–encapsulating all the actions and characteristics I want to translate into habits.

Step 4: Organizing
Here’s where I took all those principles, dreams, and brainstorms and translated them into a very doable list.

Step 5: Identifying Next Actions
Before placing these four items onto my “Current Projects” List, I identified my Next Actions and put them on my context-based list.

August 19 Reboot:

Tiny Habits:
Anchor: When I …
Behavior: I will …
Celebrate: And celebrate by …

1 Thing options for this area:


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What is the mental model of the GTD/NPM: S..R: Sermon + Blog =?

GTD/NPM: S..R: Sermon + Blog =

Focus: GTD/NPM Focus: CHURCH – Orientation to Pastoral Work, S..R: Sermon + Blog =


GTD – the Natural Planning Model
BORING:
EXCITING: I express my CliftonStrengths; I learn, see patterns and needs, and understand what to say to enlighten, enlist and equip my people as their leader.
HOPE:

Step 1: Defining Purpose and Principles
This was a fun one. I got out a blank sheet of paper and wrote at the top: “If I were to feel thrilled about my life each day, what would it look like?” I know this list could go on and on, but I tried to keep it simple, basically entailing things like having a healthy, clean environment, building strong relationships, spending my time on meaningful projects (that can only be done by me–delegating everything else), nurturing my mind, body, and spirit, and living a life filled with purpose.

Step 2: Outcome Visioning
As I looked over the list from Step 1, I started envisioning how this “new life” would be (and how it would not be) … Really seeing these things is empowering.

Step 3: Brainstorming
With this vision fresh on my mind, I started seven small mind maps–encapsulating all the actions and characteristics I want to translate into habits.

Step 4: Organizing
Here’s where I took all those principles, dreams, and brainstorms and translated them into a very doable list.

Step 5: Identifying Next Actions
Before placing these four items onto my “Current Projects” List, I identified my Next Actions and put them on my context-based list.

August 19 Reboot:

Tiny Habits:
Anchor: When I …
Behavior: I will …
Celebrate: And celebrate by …

1 Thing options for this area:

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What are your Brave Dreams for your Church?

Brave Dreams: Church

What would I choose to do if I was not afraid and anything was possible?

CHURCH
Conversions cascade and disciple making
… quality system built on my DM research
(Stewardship of what I’ve already done.)
… quality PA.S.TO.R System
… new system build on sales research.
“Laity are excited about what is happening in their church.”
AmChurch blog = commonplace notebook
KwChurch blog = commonplace notebook

BHAG 175 avg attendance. Then G12BC.
… commands of Jesus followed.
– I am more committed to God’s will being done than achieving my image of perfection … I yield to God. If God is satisfied, I am satisfied. It’s not about me.
– If the growth of the church became overwhelming (a possible source of fear), I would use cell principles and farm the work out to the body of Christ as my partners in ministry. If churches multiplied beyond a dozen, I would function connectionally, more like a District Superintendent. If growth was beyond thousands, I would function as a large cell church senior pastor with cells linked in districts, prayer services, Prayer Mountain retreat center, and G12, G12-BC or 5×5 networks of rising leaders. I believe that I am ready to do God’s will without fear.


HEALTH … Physical
Excellent physical health … BHAG
… BS<150, Weight <250, diabetes reversed
… manufacturing my own testosterone
… physical strength, muscle, flexibility
… pain free and infection free
… able to walk 4 miles in an hour w/o trouble
… all the sleep I need each night
… REM & deep sleep in normal benchmarks
RD blog = commonplace notebook. How.
– I am committed to feeling younger.
– If I am overwhelmed, I am able to hire medical professionals and a personal trainer(s) to help me achieve these goals.

BHAG … I am reversing my aging process, gaining the health of a man half my age.


ARCHITECT OF IDEAS- Creative Writing
Strengthsfinder Learner/Input indulged =
… all blogs are commonplace notebooks
… only write what is pull goals … QNQS
… develop into project/products only in response to viral interest or commercial editorial interest … i.e. in entrepreneurial response to clear market demand. My own personal creative needs are sufficiently met by posting.
Online availability meets Matthew 25 goals.

BHAG … $100,000+ income flow for charity.
– I am committed to responding productively to the Marketplace, but not overdoing it.
– If the market demand is bigger than I can fulfill (a possible source of fear), I can hire writers and editors to assume the workload and bless the economy of my neighbors and neighborhood.

MARRIAGE- MRS, Emotional Wellness
Hot Monogamy: happening in real life
… better than anything I can read. (BHAG)
My ancient emotional deficits filled & whole.
… infatuation, mother’s love adoration
… learn about fun, play, friendship
RD blog = commonplace notebook
– I am committed to my wife and increasing our satisfaction with life … more love, joy and peace for us both. More romance & sex.
– I live a balanced life free from drama.
– I am committed to Sabbath (but need to learn how to implement it in my life.)

BHAG – ?


PRODUCTIVITY
RD blog = commonplace notebook
Quality SHALOM System. Flywheel life.
– I am committed to increasing my productivity to run smoothly, being effortlessly effective and efficient. Flywheel.
– I am committed to more and better results at less personal cost. Smooth running.
– I am committed to reducing crisis, stress and drama in my daily life.
– I am committed to reducing codependency, rescuing and overfunctioning in my daily life.

BHAG
– I am committed to reducing my personal work by working through others whom I supervise.
– I love the idea of providing jobs and salaries for many people. As cash flow increased (a possible source of fear), I would start a foundation to bless my neighbors. As cash flow increased, I would buy a bank and help fund new businesses. No amount of money would overwhelm my life, even billions of dollars, as it would immediately flow from me into other productive and profitable endeavors to bless my community.



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What is the mental model of the Morning Clean Routine?

Morning Clean Routine

Simple Daily Rules
Daily and Weekly Recipes

Morning Clean Routine
Make coffee or tea or not.
Record weight, BS, sleep
Copy Daily Examen to Journey
Select Creative Project for day

Watch by meds.
Shave
Shower, head to toe
Comb hair
Clean teeth, mouthwash
Take meds, put on watch
Underwear
Deodorant
Shirt, Pants, Shoes
Jump Drive
Kisses


Natural planning model:
Defining purpose and principles

Outcome visioning

Brainstorming

Organizing

Identifying next actions


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What is the mental model of the GREAT QUESTIONS – SHALOM?

GREAT QUESTIONS – SHALOM
“What’s the ONE Thing I can do / such that by doing it / everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”

Solve problems
– Diabetes
– ED
(Methods: Sleep, lose weight, exercise, fasting)

Harvest opportunities

Achieve goals
– Growing church


Love those who love me
– MRS with Kim

Organize my life with questions
– What is the purpose of blogs and writing?


Manage my life with systems
– Morning Clean Routine
– Evening Clean Routine
– Morning Prep Office Routine

– OTHER RECIPES
– Investment Review Routine
– Tech Backup Routine

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What is the mental model of the GTD/NPM: PA: Circles + Listening =?

GTD/NPM: PA: Circles + Listening =

Focus: GTD/NPM Focus: CHURCH – Orientation to Pastoral Work, PA: Circles + Listening =


GTD – the Natural Planning Model
BORING: to be disinterested in my people. To be a hireling.
EXCITING: I emotionally respond to the joys and sorrows of my flock. I differentiate while remaining in touch. I know the condition of my flocks. I express my CliftonStrengths; I learn, see patterns, discern individuality and understand how to support and lead my people.
HOPE:

Step 1: Defining Purpose and Principles
This was a fun one. I got out a blank sheet of paper and wrote at the top: “If I were to feel thrilled about my life each day, what would it look like?” I know this list could go on and on, but I tried to keep it simple, basically entailing things like having a healthy, clean environment, building strong relationships, spending my time on meaningful projects (that can only be done by me–delegating everything else), nurturing my mind, body, and spirit, and living a life filled with purpose.

Step 2: Outcome Visioning
As I looked over the list from Step 1, I started envisioning how this “new life” would be (and how it would not be) … Really seeing these things is empowering.

Step 3: Brainstorming
With this vision fresh on my mind, I started seven small mind maps–encapsulating all the actions and characteristics I want to translate into habits.

Step 4: Organizing
Here’s where I took all those principles, dreams, and brainstorms and translated them into a very doable list.

Step 5: Identifying Next Actions
Before placing these four items onto my “Current Projects” List, I identified my Next Actions and put them on my context-based list.

August 19 Reboot:

Tiny Habits:
Anchor: When I …
Behavior: I will …
Celebrate: And celebrate by …

1 Thing options for this area:

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