Do you know the ‘Jesus at the Door‘ training?
We’re just back from an excellent week at Lee Abbey with Simon Guillebaud. He ended his session taking the group through highlights from the training. When we tried it here (many years ago), we had almost immediate fruit. The idea is that you give people a chance to respond to a picture of Jesus knocking at the door, but don’t worry at all if they don’t want to (approx 75%).
Simon had some great stories to tell…
Took me back beyond the Jesus at the Door training to times in my life where I was bolder and more passionate about being out there looking for ‘low lying fruit’ Leading street pastors, outreach on streets, university missions, one-to-one work.
This led me to Romans 1:16-17 ‘I am not ashamed…’ That’s the title of our New Wine Leaders Retreat at Lee Abbey next year. Nicola and I are hosting a leaders retreat with New Wine at Lee Abbey 31 January – 4 February. Featuring teaching from Nicola and I on Romans 1-8, chance to share practice, struggles and passions, amazing countryside, good company, extended praise and prayer ministry and nightly ‘soaking worship’ from our Christ Church W4 worship pastors…
Be great to have you there if you’re a church leader / spouse who know’s you’ll need a revamp in the New Year.
I am not ashamed… are you?
To book for 31 January – 4 Feb contact leeabbeydevon.org.uk/contact Full programme for 2021 out soon.
Some quotes from Simon Guillebaud to finish:
Oswald Chambers: Is God going to help himself to me, or am I so taken up of my conception of what I want to make of my life?
CS Lewis: “Anything which isn’t eternal is eternally out of date”
My friend wrote this to me: “I long to preach and dispel the myth that is so readily received that ‘it doesn’t matter what you do as long as you’re successful, have fun, and have Jesus’. What a total lie of the evil one! It’s making our generation inept for the gospel.”
The young Zimbabwean martyr: “I am part of the ‘Fellowship of the Unashamed.’ I have the Holy Spirit. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ… I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I must go until Heaven returns, give until I drop, preach until all know, and work until He comes. And when He comes to get His own, He will have no problem recognizing me. My banner will be clear.”
What’s your answer to Jesus’ question – who do you say I am?