Category Archives: OPW5 — Spiritual Foundations

OPW#5. III. How can I grow as a disciple through becoming a Harvest Worker?

QUOTE Matthew 9:36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; … Continue reading

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OPW#5. III. How can I grow as a disciple through my Service?

QUOTE SERVICE/Questions Questions keep us on track and focused. What questions are you asking yourself? Where do you volunteer within the United Methodist connection? (2 weeks) [1] NOTE (my response) DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS RESOURCES Footnotes: [1] All Scripture quotations are from … Continue reading

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OPW#5. III. How can I grow as a disciple through using a Rite of Passage?

QUOTE Ephesians 4:12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 1 Cor 12:7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. S.H.A.P.E. (Saddleback): Spiritual Gift, Heart, … Continue reading

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OPW#5. III. How can I grow as a disciple through using my Interest (Study)

QUOTE John 8:31 Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” Matthew … Continue reading

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OPW#5. III. How can I grow as a disciple through using Fellowship?

QUOTE John 15:12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Romans 12:9 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; 10 love one another with brotherly affection; … Continue reading

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OPW#5. III. How can I grow as a disciple through Worship?

QUOTE Where, when and how do YOU worship? [1] NOTE (my response) DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS RESOURCES Footnotes: [1] All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches … Continue reading

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OPW#5. III. How can I grow as a disciple through using Discipleship Pathways?

QUOTE III. THE PASTOR’S GROWTH AS A DISCIPLE: Two Options for Equipping Tracks, Discipleship Systems, Discipleship Pathways: The “4 Cornered Room” Discipleship Pathway – Rick Warren Purpose Driven Life or The J.U.M.P. Group – Neil Cole LTG (Life Transformation Group) … Continue reading

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How can I use OPW#5. Work Life Balance?

QUOTE DAY WEEK TIME ALLOTMENT: PA.S.TO.R. 2 hours a day for pastoral care and attention, 10 hours per week. 2 hours a day for sermon writing and delivery, teaching and professional reading. 2 hours a day for administration as your … Continue reading

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OPW#5. II. THE PASTOR’S SABBATH

QUOTE II. THE PASTOR’S SABBATH: Exodus 16:29 See! The LORD has given you the sabbath, therefore on the sixth day he gives you bread for two days; remain every man of you in his place, let no man go out of … Continue reading

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OPW#5. Evening Prayer Repentance

QUOTE 4. Scribe – make a written record. (Journaling) What did I hear from God as I pray? What do I hear from God through the Scripture? What do I hear when I become quiet enough to listen? What do … Continue reading

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