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What are the 7 points of Radical Biblical Leadership?
1. Pay the price for intimacy with Christ
2. Model servanthood and submission
3. Admit needs and shortcomings
4. Make disciplines
5. Live in grace
7. Stand for justice
Cover Letter/Resume Preparation Outline
1. Introduction: who you are, what you are applying for?
2. Main: why you want to work at this particular church. How does your passion overlap with this church? Include briefest sense of your skills
3. Closing: include email, phone number, etc. make it easy for them to contact you. Say you will follow up in a couple. Show interest, but don't be pushy. Churches are notoriously bad at communication, instigate.
Your cover letter/resume is to get you _______________, not the _____.
an interview; job
Instead of work experience, it's ____________ experience.
You are ____________ in the ministry if you receive a religion department scholarship.
Spiritual Formation definition:
an intentional process that has as its goal the development of spiritual maturity that leads to Christ-likeness.
3 Stages of Salvation Process in a Believer's Life
We are in the stage of _________________ as long as we have life on Earth.
- Spiritual disciplines are our way of partnering with the Holy Spirit on the journey towards sanctification.
- All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable.
- Spiritual disciplines do not impact grace to you.
Big 4 Disciplines
1. Prayer: aligning our desires with his.
2. Engaging God's Word: reading the Bible with awareness of Holy Spirit
3. Silence/Solitude: be still and know that I am God.
4. Fasting: doing without something to focus on God. It helps to disrupt our unconscious rhythm so we can focus on God.
The world is not desperate for more ______________ people; but more ___________ people.
Spiritual disciplines are best exercised in the midst of our ______________.
We cannot change through ____________. Will is tilling the soil, not fundamentally changing it. It does not put nutrients back into the soil. We must seek _____________ ____________.
willpower, inner transformation
There is a need for the believer to go off the ______, seek ______________ sometimes.
- The root of ordination is the early church laying hands on people before sending them out.
- But ordination it was not limited to vocational ministers, and non-ordained people could lay hands on others.
- The modern concept of ordination does not appear in the Bible.
- Ordination has become a benchmark of success.
- Ordination should be a call to the ministry, not specifically to pastoring or preaching.
a member of the clergy attached to a branch of the military, an institution, a business/hospital, etc, who is responsible fo the spiritual needs of the group.
Chaplains are the bravest ___________ out there. They are God's representatives in some of the toughest places.
3 Dimensions of a Chaplain's Work
1. Pastoral: standing with people in need and walk alongside. Letting the grace flow form you to that person.
2. Prophetic: teaching/preaching religious services
3. Priestly: praying for the person.
Chaplains are required to be ____________ (from a convention); some institutions require them to be _______________.
____________ ___________ ______________ offers endorsements for chaplains.
Texas Baptist Convention
the study of the principles of Biblical interpretation
7 Main Principles of Hermeneutics
1. interpreter must acknowledge their bias.
2. interpreter must use all relevant Scripture when seeking the Biblical view; what does the Spirit of scripture tell you?
3. interpreter must pay close attention to the historical context.
4. interpreter must distinguish theological principles (which are universal and enduring) from those which are contextualized (practical injunctions). Some statements are descriptive (how things are), some are prescriptive (how things ought to be).
5. Jesus is the hermeneutical key (Jesus trumps everything).
6. interpreter must acknowledge and depend on the role of the Holy Spirit in hermeneutics.
7. Pay attention to the trajectory of Scripture (the direction Scripture is going, progressive revelation).
3 Views of Decision Making/Spiritual Discernment
- Specific-will view: God's sovereign will is over all things, and the Bible itself indicates God has specific plans for each of us.
- Wisdom view: God has no preference between opinions and non-commanded decisions. We must make wise decisions within God's moral will.
- Relationship view: God's will for your life is that He be in the absolute center. We must invest in this relationship not in formulas or principles to know His will.
Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Seven defined types of intelligence: linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, visual-spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal
5 Things the Teacher can do to help Students Encounter God in Bible Study
1. Share Stories from Heroes of the Faith
2. Impart Your Personal History with God
3. Invite the Holy Spirit
4. Set Expectations of Encounter
5. Use Tools That Spark Encounters
Tools for Sparking Encounters
4. Speaking in Tongues
5. Meditation on Scripture
Pastoral care defintion
relational ministry to persons to help them understand themselves and discover Christian solutions to their problems through all resources available.
3 "H" guidelines for crisis ministry
1. Hang Out
5 Stages of Grief (Kugler-Ross)
5. Acceptance and Hope
Guidelines for Ministering to the Grieving Person
- You don't need counseling skills, just willingness and time.
- Always take the initiative, don't wait to be asked.
- Permit the person to be dependent on you for a period of time.
- Encourage the person to talk about the deceased and used their name often.
- Avoid growing weary about hearing the same stories/grievances.
- Encourage grieving people to let their faith work for them.
- Be yourself.
loss, the result of any loss to one's self concept, health, wealth, or valued interpersonal relationships.
Things NOT to say vs. what to say INSTEAD
- Things will get better / Things will never be the same, but you will not always feel this way
- I know exactly how you feel / I can only imagine what you are going through
- It was God's will for this to happen / God hurts along with you, you are never abandoned
- You will get to see him again some day / Even with the promise of heaven, it hurts
- You shouldn't be angry with God / God understands even when we are upset and angry
- You've got to be strong / You've suffered a great loss, I'm so sorry
- Don't talk about it, it only makes you sad / I'm always hear to listen to you
4 Principles from John Claypool, Tracks of a Fellow Struggler
1. We don't need to understand to live.
2. Beware of superficiality, quick labeling, and jumping to the wrong conclusion. Life is deep, complex, and mysterious.
3. Be careful about defining something as good, bad, evil, or hopeless.
4. Despair is presumption. We can never know what God knows. To despair is to believe we know, to assume His omnipotence.
5. God takes the pain and gathers it up into his purpose.
We don't _______________ losing a loved one, but we find ways to ___________ the loss.
"get over"; accommodate
On dealing w/ grief description
When someone invites you into their grief and shares, they are inviting you into a sacred place. As an ambassador of Christ, you will be invited into sacred spaces you have not earned the right (by relationship) to enter.
grace is free, but not cheap. What cost God everything cannot be cheap. If we want revival in the church, we must draw a circle around ourselves and pray for revival within the circle.
Dallas Willard quote
"We have reduced the gospel to sin management."
C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity quote
"Our wishes and hope for the day rush at us like wild animals."
FULL QUOTE: "It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in. And so on, all day. Standing back from all your natural fussings and frettings; coming in out of the wind."
Melville in Moby Dick quote
"We are harpooners of the world, we are to spring to action! We ought to go about our day poised, not toiling."
9 Common Crisis:
1. Death of a Loved One
2. Sexual Misbehavior
3. Financial Issues
4. Forced Termination
5. Domestic Violence
7. Alcohol and Drug Issues
8. Major Illnesses or Injuries
9. Gender Identity Issues
List of Symptom Griefs
- Lack of Energy
- Sensitivity to Noise
- Preoccupation/Obsessive Thoughts
- Sleep Disturbances
- Absent Mindedness
- Dreams and Nightmares
- Hollowness in the Stomach
- Tightness in the Chest or Throat
- Shortness of Breath and Sighing
- Confusing and Difficulty in Concentration
- Yearning for Lost One or Thing
- Changes in Apetite
- Social Withdrawal
- Avoiding Reminders About the Loss
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