#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

How do we build relationships?

  • we need the presence of God in order to have healthy relationships.
  • we need to be radical chrisitians going back to the core of scripture
  • Are you contending for the presence of God or for the absence of God in what you do?  In other words are you relying more on what you can do or what God can do?
  • every miracle started with a problem
  • if you want to succeed more quickly then double your rate of failure
  • John Wesley, “I now value everything by the price it will gain in eternity”

Now ask the question whose cage are you tapping?  How do you gain and develop leaders?

1. Believe in them early on.

  • Love the potential that lies within people. Don’t just love people.

2. Disciple them Daily

  • How do you do this? Live authentically
  • you will shape tomorrows church. How it’s shaped depends on you. Tomorrows leaders will become just like you. Ultimately you will reproduce who you are.
  • what habits are people observing in you?
  • if you want to leave Jesus footprints behind you then you can’t be wearing a costume you have to have Jesus all the way to the core.
  • Discipleship begins with me.
  • Discipling doesn’t just mean encouraging it means correcting as well

3. Challenge and invite them into ministry

#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!