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  • 1. EMPOWERED FOR SERVICE
    YOUTH AND CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
  • 2. TYPES OF EMPOWERMENT(7)
    TEACHERS
    PROPHETS
    EVANGELISTS
    PASTORS
    MIRACLE WORKING
    FAITH
    DISCERNERS OF TIMES AND SPIRITS
  • 3. DEFINITION OF INFLUENCE
    “the power to have an effect on people or things…to affect or change how someone or something develops, behaves or thinks” C.A.L.D.(2003)
    “emanation from the stars affecting one’s fate or destiny” (Wiktionary)
    “power exerted on the minds or behaviour of others…an emanation of spiritual or moral force…the act or power of producing an effect without apparent application of force or direct exercise of command…the power or capacity to have an effect in indirect or intangible ways” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
    “the power to affect, control or manipulate something…the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decision…to affect, modify, sway, persuade or induce change by gentle action…a person or thing that exerts influence” (Wiktionary)
  • 4. QUALITIES OF INFLUENCE CARRIERS(10)
    KNOWS
    BELIEVES
    UNDERSTANDS
    AN EXAMPLE ( a light and a seasoning)
    ATTRACTS
    HAS FORESIGHT (sees a problem before it arises)
    INVOLVED IN DECISION MAKING (as a person, and because of his personality)
    A MENTOR
    A PILLAR (economic, social, emotional, spiritual ,etc
    REPUTABLE
  • 5. DIMENSION OF INFLUENCE
    • SECULAR (careers, education, entertainment, sports, socials, governance, etc)
    • 6. SPIRITUAL (salvation, growth, stability, sanctification, edification, ministry, etc)
    You can have secular influence without spiritual influence; but with spiritual influence, you have secular influence.
    Consider Ahab and Elijah.
  • 7. INFLUENCE TERMINATORS(11)
    • Unrighteousness (a young helping a young woman in math.
    • 8. Repeated failure to provide solution to problems
    • 9. Loss or lack of reputation
    • 10. Lowering the bar of excellence
    • 11. Aggressive and repulsive approach to life
    • 12. Loss or lack of charisma
    • 13. Lack of managerial skills (reaction to issues, complains, people
    • 14. Over-confidence (believing you are indispensible
    • 15. Reliance on material and pecuniary means (as opposed to building friendship
    • 16. Detached-association (it does not concern me attitude, unconcerned, less concerned
    • 17. Appeal to force (whether physical or psychological
  • SPHERES OF SPIRITUAL INFLUENCE(7)
    • POLITICAL
    • 18. RELIGIOUS MATTERS
    • 19. WORKPLACE
    • 20. RESIDENCE
    • 21. ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT (excellence without cutting corners)
    • 22. EMOTION (chaste but not reclusive)
    • 23. SOCIAL (dressing, language, doing business, official duties, etc)
    People should take their time to say/do things when you are around them, such that they change to your way.
  • 24. MEN OF GREAT INFLUENCE
  • 25. IMPORTANCE OF INFLUENCE(7)
    Reformation: Martin Luther
    Leadership: David
    Preservation of the Faith: Daniel
    Enlightenment: Paul
    Custodian of Divine Mystery: Peter
    Discovery of Protégé: Timothy
    Mentoring: The Holy Spirit (a combination of all the above: we are disciples of Jesus because the Holy Spirit mentored us)
  • 26. KEY TO SPIRITUAL INFLUENCE
    It is not by power or might, but by The Spirit of God.
    The Greatest Teacher is the Holy Spirit.
    You can not have Him and not know or understand The Bible.
    You can not have the Holy Spirit and not know Jesus is.
    In the later days, men will have a form of righteousness but lacking the power thereof.
    The power of righteousness is The Holy Spirit.
  • 27. THE PURPOSE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (7)
    To teach
    To guide
    To lead
    To explain
    To rebuke
    To release the power of God
    To help in witnessing Jesus Christ (the testimony of Jesus Christ is the Spirit of prophesy)