Virginia Annual Conference<br />June 15 & 16, 2010<br />John Briggs, Marc Brown, Kathy Merry<br />
Transformation<br />A movement of hope<br />into a future<br />that is different from the past.<br />
Matthew 4:18-22<br />Mark 1:16-20<br />Luke 5:1-11<br />
Jesus’ Call has Two Parts<br />“Come follow me . . .”<br />an invitation to be personally transformed in Jesus<br />“. . ....
Christian Transformational Leaders<br />Shape present & future condition in alignment with<br />Jesus’ Call to Follow Him<...
What are the current challenges that face your church?<br />
What are the strengths within your congregation that can help your church overcome the issues it faces?<br />
Christian Transformational Leaders<br />
Faithful Remembering<br />After a long time, the king of Egypt died.  The Israelites groaned under their slavery and cried...
Faithful Remembering<br />Remembering that God remembers us<br /> Accepting Jesus’ invitation to follow<br />Participating...
Means of Grace<br />Personal Holiness<br />Social<br />Holiness<br />Faithful RememberingPersonal Application<br />
Faithful Remembering is Knowing Where You are Going<br />Faithful RememberingLeadership Application<br />
Does a common vision that glorifies God unite your church?<br />Faithful RememberingLeadership Application<br />
Faithful Remembering . . .following Jesus byleaving the boats behind<br />
Christian Transformational Leaders<br />
Faithful Equipping<br />On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, <br ...
Community Response<br />Sing to the Lord, all the earth.<br />Tell of God’s mercy each day.<br />Declare his works to the ...
Faithful Equipping<br />Flowing with living water<br />Aligning ourselves with Jesus’ call for our lives<br />Living in re...
Faithful Equipping<br />They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were...
Right Questions . . .<br />Invite dialogue<br />Promote understanding<br />Strengthen community<br />Foster relationships<...
Asking the Right Questions<br />“Can this person drive a car?”<br />“How can this person drive a car?”<br />Faithful Equip...
What does your church discuss most?<br />
Asking the Right Questions<br />“Why do I have to do<br />it all?”<br />“What can we do differently to make it easy for ot...
Asking the Right Questions<br />“Why don’t people give?”<br />“How can our giving reflect our faith in Jesus?”<br />“Don’t...
Margaret WheatleyManagement Consultant / Organizational Behaviorist<br />“In organizations, real power and energy is gener...
Getting the Order Right<br />TRANSFORMATION<br />Faithful EncouragingLeadership Application<br />
Getting the Order Right<br />TEMPORARY<br />TRANSFORMATION<br />Faithful EncouragingLeadership Application<br />
Getting the Order Right<br />TRANSFORMATION<br />Faithful EncouragingLeadership Application<br />
TRANSFORMATION<br />Getting the Order Right<br />WANDERING<br />Faithful EncouragingLeadership Application<br />
Getting the Order Right<br />IRRELEVANT<br />TRANSFORMATION<br />Faithful EncouragingLeadership Application<br />
Getting the Order Right<br />TRANSFORMATION<br />Faithful EncouragingLeadership Application<br />
Disagreements at our church are usually . . .<br />
Finding Agreement<br />WHY<br />Call<br />Mission<br />WHAT<br />Goals<br />Current Reality<br />HOW<br />Faithful Encoura...
Faithful Remembering . . .following Jesus byleaving the boats behind<br />Faithful Equipping. . .following Jesus by<br />f...
Christian Transformational Leaders<br />
First Follower<br />A Unique Kind of Leader<br />
Faithful Encouraging<br />Embracing chaos for transformation<br />Living into a future that is different from the past req...
Faithful Encouraging<br />He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, <br />“If any want to become my follow...
Beyond & Within<br />BEYOND<br />WITHIN<br />Faithful EquippingPersonal Application<br />
`<br />BEYOND<br />Within & Beyond<br />WITHIN<br />WITHIN<br />Faithful EquippingPersonal Application<br />
BEYOND<br />BEYOND<br />Beyond & Within<br />WITHIN<br />WITHIN<br />Faithful EquippingPersonal Application<br />
Most of our church ministries focus on . . .<br />
CHAOS<br />In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered...
Leadership Responses to Chaos<br />Avoid<br />Control<br />Destroy<br />Embrace<br />
When your church encounters chaotic situations, has its history been to. . .<br />
Leadership and the New Science<br />“. . . chaos is a necessary force that creates order.”<br />
The Chaos Model<br />for Christian leadership<br />Focus<br />BEYOND<br />forming<br />aligning<br />F O C U S<br />C H A ...
Faithful Remembering . . .following Jesus byleaving the boats behind<br />Faithful Equipping. . .following Jesus by<br />f...
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Faithful Remembering, Equipping &amp; Encouraging Key Slides

  1. 1. Virginia Annual Conference<br />June 15 & 16, 2010<br />John Briggs, Marc Brown, Kathy Merry<br />
  2. 2. Transformation<br />A movement of hope<br />into a future<br />that is different from the past.<br />
  3. 3.
  4. 4. Matthew 4:18-22<br />Mark 1:16-20<br />Luke 5:1-11<br />
  5. 5. Jesus’ Call has Two Parts<br />“Come follow me . . .”<br />an invitation to be personally transformed in Jesus<br />“. . . and I will make you fishers of people.”<br />an invitation to be a transformational leader for Jesus<br />
  6. 6. Christian Transformational Leaders<br />Shape present & future condition in alignment with<br />Jesus’ Call to Follow Him<br />Transformational Leaders<br />Shape present & future condition in alignment with a desired outcome<br />Leaders<br />Respond to present condition<br />
  7. 7. What are the current challenges that face your church?<br />
  8. 8. What are the strengths within your congregation that can help your church overcome the issues it faces?<br />
  9. 9. Christian Transformational Leaders<br />
  10. 10. Faithful Remembering<br />After a long time, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned under their slavery and cried out. Out of the slavery, their cry for help rose up to God. God heard their groaning, and God remembered God’s covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.<br />Exodus 2:23-24<br /> He has helped his servant Israel, inremembrance of his mercy, according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.<br /> Luke 1:54<br />
  11. 11. Faithful Remembering<br />Remembering that God remembers us<br /> Accepting Jesus’ invitation to follow<br />Participating in God’s faithful remembering through the means of grace <br /> Living and leading toward the vision that God has already cast through Jesus <br />
  12. 12. Means of Grace<br />Personal Holiness<br />Social<br />Holiness<br />Faithful RememberingPersonal Application<br />
  13. 13. Faithful Remembering is Knowing Where You are Going<br />Faithful RememberingLeadership Application<br />
  14. 14. Does a common vision that glorifies God unite your church?<br />Faithful RememberingLeadership Application<br />
  15. 15. Faithful Remembering . . .following Jesus byleaving the boats behind<br />
  16. 16. Christian Transformational Leaders<br />
  17. 17. Faithful Equipping<br />On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, <br />“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, ‘Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.’”<br />Now he said this about the Spirit, which believers in him were to receive. . . <br />- John 7:37-39a<br />
  18. 18. Community Response<br />Sing to the Lord, all the earth.<br />Tell of God’s mercy each day.<br />Declare his works to the nations,<br />his glory among all people.<br />All praise to you, Eternal Father,<br />through your Son Jesus Christ,<br />who with you and the Holy Spirit<br />lives and reigns forever.<br />
  19. 19. Faithful Equipping<br />Flowing with living water<br />Aligning ourselves with Jesus’ call for our lives<br />Living in relationship with Jesus<br />Leading through relationship with Jesus<br />
  20. 20. Faithful Equipping<br />They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were, because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise."<br />But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it. They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, <br />"What were you discussing on the way?“ But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest. <br />Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.”<br />- Mark 9:30-35<br />
  21. 21. Right Questions . . .<br />Invite dialogue<br />Promote understanding<br />Strengthen community<br />Foster relationships<br />Intent resides in the questions that are asked.<br />Faithful EquippingPersonal Application<br />
  22. 22. Asking the Right Questions<br />“Can this person drive a car?”<br />“How can this person drive a car?”<br />Faithful EquippingPersonal Application<br />
  23. 23. What does your church discuss most?<br />
  24. 24. Asking the Right Questions<br />“Why do I have to do<br />it all?”<br />“What can we do differently to make it easy for others to serve Jesus?”<br />“What’s wrong with these people?”<br />Faithful EquippingPersonal Application<br />
  25. 25. Asking the Right Questions<br />“Why don’t people give?”<br />“How can our giving reflect our faith in Jesus?”<br />“Don’t our members know the importance of giving?”<br />Faithful EquippingPersonal Application<br />
  26. 26. Margaret WheatleyManagement Consultant / Organizational Behaviorist<br />“In organizations, real power and energy is generated through relationships. The patterns of the relationships and the capacities to form them are more important than tasks, functions, roles and positions.”<br />Faithful EncouragingLeadership Application<br />
  27. 27. Getting the Order Right<br />TRANSFORMATION<br />Faithful EncouragingLeadership Application<br />
  28. 28. Getting the Order Right<br />TEMPORARY<br />TRANSFORMATION<br />Faithful EncouragingLeadership Application<br />
  29. 29. Getting the Order Right<br />TRANSFORMATION<br />Faithful EncouragingLeadership Application<br />
  30. 30. TRANSFORMATION<br />Getting the Order Right<br />WANDERING<br />Faithful EncouragingLeadership Application<br />
  31. 31. Getting the Order Right<br />IRRELEVANT<br />TRANSFORMATION<br />Faithful EncouragingLeadership Application<br />
  32. 32. Getting the Order Right<br />TRANSFORMATION<br />Faithful EncouragingLeadership Application<br />
  33. 33. Disagreements at our church are usually . . .<br />
  34. 34. Finding Agreement<br />WHY<br />Call<br />Mission<br />WHAT<br />Goals<br />Current Reality<br />HOW<br />Faithful EncouragingLeadership Application<br />Actions<br />
  35. 35. Faithful Remembering . . .following Jesus byleaving the boats behind<br />Faithful Equipping. . .following Jesus by<br />flowing with living water<br />
  36. 36. Christian Transformational Leaders<br />
  37. 37. First Follower<br />A Unique Kind of Leader<br />
  38. 38. Faithful Encouraging<br />Embracing chaos for transformation<br />Living into a future that is different from the past requires change<br />Transforming self is first step toward leading transformation<br />Leading transformation requires the ordering of chaos<br />
  39. 39. Faithful Encouraging<br />He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, <br />“If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.”<br />- Mark 8:34-35<br />
  40. 40. Beyond & Within<br />BEYOND<br />WITHIN<br />Faithful EquippingPersonal Application<br />
  41. 41. `<br />BEYOND<br />Within & Beyond<br />WITHIN<br />WITHIN<br />Faithful EquippingPersonal Application<br />
  42. 42. BEYOND<br />BEYOND<br />Beyond & Within<br />WITHIN<br />WITHIN<br />Faithful EquippingPersonal Application<br />
  43. 43. Most of our church ministries focus on . . .<br />
  44. 44. CHAOS<br />In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind of God swept over the face of the waters.<br />- Genesis 1:1-2<br />
  45. 45. Leadership Responses to Chaos<br />Avoid<br />Control<br />Destroy<br />Embrace<br />
  46. 46. When your church encounters chaotic situations, has its history been to. . .<br />
  47. 47. Leadership and the New Science<br />“. . . chaos is a necessary force that creates order.”<br />
  48. 48. The Chaos Model<br />for Christian leadership<br />Focus<br />BEYOND<br />forming<br />aligning<br />F O C U S<br />C H A O S<br />Non-Ordered<br />CHAOS<br />Ordered<br />CHAOS<br />wandering<br />forgetting<br />Faithful EncouragingLeadership Application<br />Focus<br />WITHIN<br />
  49. 49. Faithful Remembering . . .following Jesus byleaving the boats behind<br />Faithful Equipping. . .following Jesus by<br />flowing with living water<br />Jesus calls ALL of us<br />to be leaders in a movement of hope.<br />Faithful Encouraging. . .following Jesus by<br />embracing the cross<br />
  50. 50. Join the conversation!<br />Facebook.com/FaithfullJourney<br />

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