#PAOCGENCONF2010 – Ed Stetzer

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series PAOC General Conference 2010

Sorry for the delay in making these posts folks.  Here’s my notes from the final session at the 2010 PAOC General Conference.  Ed Stetzer was the speaker and I was really looking forward to hearing him speak because I’ve been a reader of his blog for quite a while.  Sometime this week I’ll write the final post in this series where I’ll sum up my thoughts and observations from my experience at this years General Conference.  Remember the notes below may or may not be verbatim.

The title of Ed’s message was, “Mobilizing all God’s people on Mission” (1 Peter 4:10-11)

1. All have gifts…

  • Everyone should use it to serve others
  • we need to teach people that the gospel involves knowledge AND ACTION
  • church is more than a theatrical show it is a team sport
  • 1 Cor. 12:7 “7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.”
  • God gives gifts for the common good
  • we need to lead more differently so people can engage God’s mission more faithfully

What I tweeted the past week.

#PAOCGENCONF2010 – Wayne Cordeiro (Mini-Plenary)

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series PAOC General Conference 2010

I attended the breakout session with my lead pastor (Marshall Eizenga) to hear Wayne Cordeiro again.  Wayne expanded further on what he had talked about the previous evening in the general session.  Really. Good. Stuff.   Here are the notes I took:

Whose cage are you tapping and who is pacing you right now?

  • you will never have wholeness in a church with broken relationships.
  • if staff or volunteers come into your office and they don’t make your heart leap ask why!
  • make sure relationships are good and healthy.
  • if you don’t have healthy relationships no program will work because everyone will sabotage it.
  • if you are a repenting man you will be a healthy man
  • healthy churches still have problems but they deal with them quickly.
  • Luke 1 when you have healthy relationships the Holy Spirit can move. And He doesn’t need you!
  • healing requires health – if you tolerate brokenness forget about the healing!
  • God’s word says without knowledge my people perish.
  • We always want to make sure what we do is biblical

What I tweeted the past week.

#PAOCGENCONF2010 – Gordon Franklin

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series PAOC General Conference 2010

Here are the notes from the session with Gordon Franklin:

The text Romans 16:3-16, Philippians 1:3 (where Paul lists greetings to his peers)

  • For Paul this wasn’t just a list of names!
  • It is a mosaic of memories of people that changed Paul’s life, who impacted him.
  • We need to thank God for spiritual history before us.
  • When mailing “the list” Paul is exposing a foundational family in his life.

Personal application, who is your honour roll?

  • finish this “… I thank my God everytime I remember…”
  • Don’t just tell the people that they’re on your honour roll but also why they are there.

Remember that for this series I’m just posting the raw notes and then I’ll be posting a wrap up post with my reflection on all the messages I heard.  But for this post, do you have an “honour roll” in your life?  Who are some of the people who have had an impact in your life?  By the way, I’ve been reading this interesting series of posts on honour over on the LifeChurch.tv Swerve Blog, check it out! (each one of those links goes to a different post).

#PAOCGENCONF2010 – Wayne Cordeiro

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series PAOC General Conference 2010
Dr. Wayne Cordeiro is senior pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii.  I was really looking forward to hearing his message – and I was not disappointed!   Remember,  for the first few posts in this series I’m just posting the raw notes – in the last post of this series I will summarize my thoughts on everything I heard/experienced at the General Conference this year. Here are the notes I took from that night.

  • “There is something about vibrant Christians when they are brand new.”
  • 1500 ministers are leaving ministry every month.  What is being to replace those who leave?
  • the whole story of the Old Testament is passing the baton of faith contextually from one generation to the next.
  • remember God has chosen people and placed them in the times where they live.
  • races (relay) are won or lost in the passing of the baton.
  • when you are passing the baton – for a season you need to run together.
  • It just takes a moment to pass the baton but it takes 5 to 7 years to pass the heart of that baton

Helpful Clarification

Came across this pic today (via Oddly Specific)…

…apparently there is a place with this name! What were they thinking when they named this place? At least the sign creators wanted to be helpful with the correct pronunciation of the name.  Got me thinking though.  Kind of emphasizes the importance of thinking through what you name things and how that will effect the vehicles used to communicate that name choice.  If you have to explain a name that’s used, should you use it?

#PAOCGENCONF2010 – Ivan Satyavrata

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series PAOC General Conference 2010

Ivan Satatyavrata serves as the Senior Pastor of an Assembly of God church in  Kolkata (Calcutta), India.  Here are my notes from his message at the General Conference:

Christianity in general is more of a multicultural and global movement than ever before.

  • need for Christians all over the world to work TOGETHER.
  • John 17:18 (Jesus prayer)
  • John 20:21 (commission) – As the father sent Jesus, so he sends US!

“How of Missions”

  • it is the manner in which the Father sent the Son that determines the manner in which the church is sent by Jesus
  • it’s mission is governed by the manner of His (mission). (Newbigin, Missons in Christ’s way)
  • the importance of “as” in what Jesus said. (the father has sent me AS I send you)
  • missions is NOT about colonization.
  • missions must NOT be done alone!
  • missions is not marketing (corporatization)

What is Jesus way for missions?
John 14:21 (Jesus prayer) – one as you and I are one.

1. Intimacy

  • with God and with each other

#PAOCGENCONF2010 – George Wood

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series PAOC General Conference 2010

This past week (May 10-13) I had the privilege of attending the PAOC General Conference in Edmonton, Alberta.  The theme of this years conference was “Rooted in Relationship”.  This series of posts contains my notes from the speakers I heard at the conference.  Many thanks to my church for making it possible for my wife and I to attend!

I’ve never heard a message on Leah before (see Genesis 29 for the introduction to Leah).  That was the subject of the message by the Assembly of God’s General Superintendent, George O. Wood.  Here are some of the statements he made that I thought were important enough to record (note that although I tried to record the words of Rev. Wood verbatim, there may be instances where I just got the spirit of what he was saying):

  • circumstances in Leah’s life were out of her control
  • Leah is the one who is recorded as putting her faith in the Lord. Notice Rachel stole her father’s household idols.
  • Notice that Genesis 49:31 tells us that Jacob wanted to be buried not with Rachel but with Leah!