#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
  • In the end we take the victory lap together
  • What would it have been like if King Saul wasn’t intimidated by David?
  • God said to David your greatest ministry will be through the next generation.
  • Everyone has the dream of what they can be for God
  • What are you going to do with your dream?
  • Potential is everything you could do but haven’t done yet.
  • Wayne’s motto “die empty”
  • Wayne had said to him by a teacher “the Kingdom of God has been waiting for you”
  • Will you be a dream releaser? (that teacher was a dream releaser)
  • Dream releasers believe in others sometimes more than they believe in themselves.
  • God gave you authority to encourage others in their dreams and to “tap on the cages” (illustration of Wayne letting a bird go free out of a cage when young in Japan)
  • Don’t just love people, love the potential that lies within people.
  • 2 Corinthians 13:10 – authority has been given to build up not tear down.
  • Use your authority correctly to build up!

#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
  • must be nurtured in and flow out of our intimacy with God
  • need can be a motivation for philantrophy but can never be a motivation for mission
  • Mission must be rooted in an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ

2. Servanthood
John 13:1-5 – washing of feet

  • mission IS servanthood
  • “if you come to us in the spirit of your master we cannot resist you” (Ghandi writing to E. Stanley Jones – missonary to India)

3. Friendship
Jesus prayed that we may all be one.

  • such friendship is a non-negotiable if missions is to succeed.
  • this friendship is supernatural. Not just two people sharing the same values or in the same club etc.
  • friendship is put together by God.
  • it involves pain, love etc. (John 15:13-15)