Can you imagine a group of Adventist farmers arguing over which is most important- harvesting vs. planting, growing food vs. feeding people, praying for a good crop vs. getting out in the field to pick some produce? And all the while fields are waiting to be planted, cultivated, reaped and brought to market.
Can you imagine a group of Adventist believers arguing over which is most important- public evangelism vs. friendship evangelism, doctrines vs. Jesus, the need for more prayer vs. the need for more outreach, etc.
I’ve discovered in my ministry that all of these are false dichotomies. They are not either/or but both/and. We need it all! Farming takes an entire harvest cycle, and soul winning does too.
What does it take to integrate two harvest cycles a year into our churches, schools and Adventist institutions? Much more than a flashy program, new buzz word or packaged strategy. It takes inspiration and perspiration. It takes integrating key Biblical principles into our own lives as leaders and then into the thinking and lifestyles of those we lead.
Our new MOMENTUM! website lays out eight Biblical principles that are critical in cooperating with the Holy Spirit as we lead our part of the church in its God-given mission. These powerful principles along with supporting resources are found on the new MOMENTUM! website. Take a few minutes to check it out at http://npucmomentum.wordpress.com/.
Here are links you will find on the Home page–
Eight Principles for Building Soul Winning MOMENTUM–
- Frequently invite every believer to be involved
- Intercessory prayer for souls
- Missionary partners for prayer and outreach
- Small Group Bible Studies and Outreach
- Local and Satellite Reaping
- Discipling New Members
- Two Harvest Cycles a year for five years (2007-2011)
- Special efforts for Top Ten Metro Areas
July-December 2008 Harvest Cycle-
Next time you you stumble onto one of those false dichotomy debates simply smile then move on out to the fields where the harvest is plentiful. Invite others to join you there, because the workers are few… (See Luke 10:1-3).
Blessings to you,