6 – How Much Training do we Really Need?

Do we Grasp the Nature of Working in the Harvest Field? Early in my ministry, I talked to an orthopedic surgeon and told him I couldn’t imagine how daunting it would be to surgery on someone. I was stunned by his reply. He stately flatly that what he does is not nearly so great aContinue reading “6 – How Much Training do we Really Need?”

5 – How to Equip Workers

WDJD? In a previous post in the Empowering Subjects Category, we noticed that Jesus was teaching in their synagogues (spiritual formation), proclaiming the good news of the kingdom (evangelism), and healing every disease and sickness (serving). This is what it means to be a worker. Jesus not only did these things, however, he also equippedContinue reading “5 – How to Equip Workers”

4 – Where do Workers Come From?

The Answer May Surprise You. Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few” (Matthew 9:37). Other posts have discussed whether there is still a harvest and what a worker is. The question here is, where do workers come from? How do we come to have the additional workers Jesus said are needed? TheContinue reading “4 – Where do Workers Come From?”

3 – What is a Worker?

Someone who S.H.A.R.E.s. Jesus said the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few (Matthew 9:37). I believe both halves of his statement are true where I live today. We need more workers. Before we rush into how to get them, we need to pause long enough to ask, Just what is a worker? InContinue reading “3 – What is a Worker?”

2 – Jesus Said the Harvest is Plentiful.

Is it Still? Jesus said the harvest is plentiful (Matthew 9:37).  Have you ever wondered if it still is? I have. In the eighties, a group of us moved to Philadelphia to start a church. In spite of our training, enthusiasm, and work, we only reached a few people. Plentiful harvest never entered my mindContinue reading “2 – Jesus Said the Harvest is Plentiful.”

1 – Turbulence in the World

And How to Address it. The easiest thing to do about it, of course, is to complain. Everyone seems to be doing that. Sometimes we’re also anxious or even afraid. Surprisingly, some are even apathetic, perhaps due to fatigue. Yet clearly none of these responses make matters any better. If we recognize that and wantContinue reading “1 – Turbulence in the World”