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Transformation thru prayer 1

  1. 1. Our VISION TRANSFORMING LIVES  EXPANDING HIS KINGDOM 
  2. 2. Count Zinzendorf
  3. 3. “The Moravian Pentecost” (August 13, 1727) 13,
  4. 4. August 26, 1727 Twenty four men andtwenty four woman covenanted to prayfor one hour day and night....
  5. 5. This small group of 300 Moravians over a15 year period sent out 70 missionaries
  6. 6. the SimmondsJanuary 25, 1736
  7. 7. May 24, 1738 in ... visitiedAldersgate Street Herrnhut for 3attended a months in 1738..Moravian meeting … “I am with a Church whose conversation is in Heaven; in whom is the mind that was in Christ, and who so walk as He walked…”
  8. 8. “See what the Moravianshave done! Cannot wefollow their example and inobedience to our HeavenlyMaster go out into theworld, and preach theGospel to the heathen?”
  9. 9. This 24/7 Prayer Meeting started onAugust 27, 1727 by Twenty four men andtwenty four woman covenanting to prayfor one hour day and night....
  10. 10. SSMC 2012 Theme : TRANSFORMATION THRU’PRAYERCol 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Our VISION TRANSFORMING LIVES  EXPANDING HIS KINGDOM 
  11. 11. Examples from the Bible
  12. 12. Transformation Thru’ Prayer from the life of Jesus• What is Prayer ? – Conversation with God“Talking to the Father, throughthe Son by the Holy Spirit”• Why Pray ? –Jesus assumes it Matt 6:5,6,7 & Lk 11:2 “When you pray…”
  13. 13. Praying Like Jesus : When ?At the beginning of His Ministry – His Baptism Lk 3:21At the end of His Ministry – Gethsemane Matt 26:36-42Praying at all times …Prayer was CENTRAL….
  14. 14. Praying Like Jesus : When ?Major ‘Happening’ eg.  Choosing Disciples: Lk 6:12  Raising Lazarus : John 11:41-42  Feeding of 5,000: Mk 6:41Prayed on all occasions …
  15. 15. Praying Like Jesus : When ?Mark 1:35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.Matt 14:23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,Luke 6:12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. (Long Prayers)Short Prayers (Matt 6:9-13)
  16. 16. Praying Like Jesus : Where ?Praying ….  Alone Matt 14:23  With Disciples Lk 9:28-29  With the crowds Matt 14:19
  17. 17. Praying Like Jesus : For ?Prayed for ….Himself John 17:1-5His Disciples John 17:6-19All Believers John 17:20-26Children Matt 19:13Enemies Matt 5:44
  18. 18. “For it is a great honor to speakto men on behalf of God,but an even greater honor tospeak to God on behalf ofmen”E.M. Bounds
  19. 19. Praying Like Jesus : How ?The disciples did not ask Jesus to teachthem about• Healing and Miracles• Teaching and Preaching• Praise and Worship but …Luke 11:1 One day Jesus was praying in acertain place. When he finished, one of hisdisciples said to him, "Lord, TEACH US TOPRAY, just as John taught his disciples.“Luke 18 Two Parables on Prayer
  20. 20. Praying Like Jesus : How ?Pray in Faith Matt 21:22
  21. 21. Praying Like Jesus : How ?Pray in Faith Matt 21:22Pray Clearly Matt 6:7-8Pray “Righteous” Prayers John 16:23Pray Humbly Luke 18:10-14Pray Fervently Luke 18:1-8
  22. 22. “In these many “It appears that days of prayer atyour prayers havebeen answered.” Joy’s bedside, I have learned that my prayers do not change God; God changes me.” C. S. Lewis
  23. 23. Jesus lived a life of Prayer ….If Jesus, the Son of God needed to Pray, how much more you and I ! “No man is greater than his prayer life… Praying men stop sinning & sinning men stop praying.” Leonard Ravenhill Praying Like Jesus
  24. 24. Praying Like JesusIn addition …Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us – John 14:26No one should then say : “I do not know how to pray”If we are willing, the Holy Spirit will lead and guide us as we pray..
  25. 25. Preaching on Prayer …can be taken as one of threethings: an encouragement, a challenge, or an offense.
  26. 26. 2012 Theme : TRANSFORMATION THRU’PRAYERCol 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Our VISION
  27. 27. There has never been aspiritual awakening in anycountry or localitythat did not begin in unitedprayer.“Dr A. T. Pierson
  28. 28. INVITATION:Those who truly and earnestly want to see REVIVAL IN SSMC, I invite you to contact any of the Leadership Team - phone call, email or sms just a to indicate your desire….Just to remind all who so desire that there is a COST & COMMITMENT to pay…. Please count the cost before deciding.
  29. 29. VISION MISSION FAITH GOALSSungai Way–Subang Methodist Church Way–
  30. 30. Our VISION TRANSFORMING LIVES  EXPANDING HIS KINGDOM 
  31. 31. Our Mission
  32. 32. TRANSFORMING LIVES EXPANDING HIS KINGDOM John 7:38DISCIPLINGDISCIPLING A MISSIONAL CHURCH
  33. 33. PastorLeadership Team (LT)Discipleship Gp Shepherds (DGSs)Discipleship Group Leader (DGLs) (DGLs) Trish & David
  34. 34. PastorLeadership Team (LT)Discipleship Gp Shepherds (DGSs)Discipleship Group Leader (DGLs)Ministry Heads : Kevin Soo / Caryn TanChinese : Henry ChongKBM : Roy LeeCambodian : Bayen LokTamil : NhanamSoc. Concern : KL LamWorship : Su KimMissions : Alan YongMem & Evan: Chock Seang Wong ShihPrayer : Heather Liew Shu / Allison Oon-Ee / Shu YiVisitation : John ECounseling : Kwee Heong Trish & DavidDGC : Ah SingChristian Ed: RobinChild Church: Kok Moi
  35. 35. 25thMarch 19838.30pm ….
  36. 36. TRANSFORMING LIVES EXPANDING HIS KINGDOM John 7:38 GIFTED GIFTEDDISCIPLINGDISCIPLING A MISSIONAL CHURCH
  37. 37. INCOME TREND (RM ‘000) 1,200 1,100 1,000 900RM000 800 700 600 500 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Pledges 699 688 660 668 688 841 891 Offering 684 578 660 552 580 674 702 Gift Day 1,022 1,047 1,185 875 1,007 1,116 1,150 Note for 2011: Full year projection based on 9 months actual
  38. 38. 2012 BUDGET PROPOSAL Sungai Way-Subang Methodist Church
  39. 39. Financials of SSMC - 2011 Budgeted a deficit of RM478,000 due to increased staff costs, replacing AV equipment & on-going building maintenance. However with prudent spending & increased offering/pledges (19%) we hope to close the year with a small surplus. (Accts not yet finalised) Gift Day target was RM1,010,000. Final Gift Day collection was RM1,115,619.
  40. 40. Financials of SSMC – Budget 2012 Total budgeted expenditure is RM2,800,800. Major expenditures are staffing costs, AV equipment (2 yr budget program), church maintenance & New item – a church development fund RM150K. Gift Day target is RM1,150,000.Conclusion : Need to increase income (offering/pledges) by at least 5% to meet expenditure.
  41. 41. What does it mean to me at a personal level ?To meet expenditure of the church in 2012,Collections 2012 RM 1,590,800Collections 2011 (RM 1,515,000)*Increase Required RM 75,800 Percentage = 5% increase
  42. 42. 2012 BUDGET PROPOSALSungai Way-Subang Methodist Church
  43. 43. TRANSFORMING LIVES EXPANDING HIS KINGDOM John 7:38 SENDING SENDINGDISCIPLINGDISCIPLING GIFTED GIFTED A MISSIONAL CHURCH
  44. 44. Hui Earn YWAM - Yeow Mooi CHINA & Geoff GT - PenangHenry CheahSIM - Bolivia Well & MichelleFAITH GOALS : IndonesiaTWO MORE FULL-TIME MISSIONARIES FULL-
  45. 45. STM & O.M. Wawasan Penabur Penabur PPKSKAMalaysianMalaysian Ministry Care Rumah Petros Migrant
  46. 46.  Requested by TRAC to assist the Ibans … Working with : SCAC & SIAC
  47. 47. TRANSFORMING LIVES EXPANDING HIS KINGDOM John 7:38DISCIPLINGDISCIPLING SENDING SENDING GIFTED GIFTEDPRAYER & WORSHIP A MISSIONAL CHURCH
  48. 48. Our Faith Goals 2011..12..13To fulfil our vision and mission, we are trusting the Lord for the following faith goals:1. TRANSFORMING LIVES- A Church Whose Congregational Members ...• 75% Have A Regular Devotional Time• 85% Are In Discipleship Groups• 80% Share Their Faith With Others• 90% Exercise Responsible Stewardship• 75% Are Involved In Some Church-based Or Christian Ministry
  49. 49. 2. EXPANDING HIS KINGDOMA Church That ...• Grows by 150 new members over this period…• Impacts 100 families/households with God’s Love.• Continues to be actively involved in missions, locally and globally through strategic partnerships.• Sends at least 2 more members into full- full- time missions. Our Faith Goals 2011..12..13
  50. 50. SUNGAI WAY-SUBANG METHODIST CHURCH FOLLOW-UP SURVEY JAN 2012
  51. 51. SSMC Follow-Up Survey Totally Anonymous – PLEASE DO NOT WRITE YOUR NAMEBasic Information (All Info Needed) :Sex: M( ) F( )Age Group : <20yrs ( ) 20-30yrs ( ) 31-40yrs ( ) 41-50yrs ( ) 51-60yrs ( ) >60yrs ( )SSMC Member : Yes ( ) No ( )
  52. 52. 1. Do you have a regular devotional time ? Yes ( ) No ( ) If YES, your regularity will be : Daily ( ) 5-6 times/wk ( )3-4 times/wk ( ) 1-2 times/wk ( )
  53. 53. 2. Are you attached to a DiscipleshipGroup ? Yes ( ) No ( ) If YES : My DG attendance is - >3 times/mth ( ) 2-3 times/mth ( ) 1 time/mth ( ) Rarely ( )
  54. 54. If NO : My reason(s) is/are -( ) Do not see the importance of DG( ) Time constraint due to work commitments( ) Time constraint due to family commitments( ) No DG near my house( ) Want to attend but do not know which DG to attend( ) ___________________________ (other reasons)
  55. 55. 3. In the past 1 year, have you shared yourfaith with anyone ? Yes ( ) No ( )If NO : My reason(s) is/are -( ) Do not know how( ) Shy / Afraid( ) No urgency( ) No opportunity( ) ____________________________ (other reasons)
  56. 56. 4. Is exercising responsibleChristian stewardship (time,talents or finances) a part ofyour lifestyle ? Yes ( ) No ( )
  57. 57. 5. Are you involved in at least ONE Churchbased or Christian Ministry ? Yes ( ) No ( )If NO : My reason(s) is/are- is/are-( ) Do not see the need to be get involved( ) Time constraint( ) Not “gifted” or “talented”( ) Want to be involved but do not know where or how( ) _____________________________ (other reasons)
  58. 58. 2012 Theme : TRANSFORMATION THRU’PRAYERCol 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Our VISION
  59. 59. INVITATION:Those who truly and earnestly want to see REVIVAL IN SSMC, I invite you to contact any of the Leadership Team - phone call, email or sms just a to indicate your desire….Just to remind all who so desire that there is a COST & COMMITMENT to pay…. Please count the cost before deciding.

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