Monday, June 8, 2015

A Proverbs 24:32 Moment

The story I'm about to share with you saddens my soul. I'm certainly NOT pointing any fingers at anyone or any ministry. I'm sharing this story simply because I'm hoping you'll hear the Holy Spirit whisper into your soul as you read it.

I know I did.

The book of Proverbs admonishes us to "observe" what's going on around us and to "learn a lesson" from what we see:

"I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw:"
—Proverbs 24:32

It's in the spirit of Proverbs 24:32 that I share this story.

After you finish reading, I dare you to answer to this question:
What lessons do you see in this story for your life?

Better yet, gather a few of your closest friends and dare to share with each other how this story speaks to your life.

Bonus Thought Here.

"Watch your life and doctrine closely."
—Paul to Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:16

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Summit on Sexual Purity

Our very own Doug Rumbold will be leading this PALCO Summit on Sexual Purity.


When?
Thursday, May 14, 2015
9 AM to 12 NOON
(Continental goodies will be available at 8:30 AM. Training starts immediately at 9 AM.)


Where?
The Cabin
Tremont, IL


What?
Part One:
  • What does God’s word say about porn? Looking at OT and NT references to sexual immorality and seeing what trends they reveal.
  • History of pornography, especially from a Western perspective.
  • Statistics
  • Consequences 
Part Two:
  • Getting to the heart (a practical strategy ANYONE can use to get to the sin beneath the sin.
  • Brief look at resources
  • Relevant Q & A time to close 

Cost?
$5 per person for love gift to Doug and training materials. For those so inclined, we can go out to lunch together afterward as well.


RSVP?
Please RSVP online ASAP right now by clicking here.

Survey?
Doug wants each person attending to take this ANONYMOUS survey. The survey is completely anonymous and only Doug will be able to see results—but he won't be able to tell who submitted it.


Here's a purity FREEBIE you can download right now and share with others!

Monday, March 9, 2015

This Generation Wants to Change the Word. Here's How YOU Can Help Them Do It Like Jesus!

You, the volunteers who serve with you, the staff at your church, your family members, and the key students in your youth ministry are invited to participate Cadre's Evangelism Is Relationships training experience.

When?
Saturday, March 28, 2015
8 :30 AM to 12:30 PM
(Continental goodies will be available at 8 AM. Training starts immediately at 8:30 AM.)

Where?
Grace Presbyterian Church
Peoria, IL

Cost?
$15 per person for training materials.

RSVP?
Please RSVP your group ASAP with Bill.

Training Content?
Read below for complete details...
God wants to use YOU and your friends to make a difference in your world.

But where do you start?

You start right where you are.




In Cadre's Evangelism Is Relationships training experience, you will learn to live a biblical process for impacting your world like Jesus.

Session 1 iNTERCEDE 
Love the Lord. Making a difference in your world requires the power of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, you must learn to connect with the heart of God via prayer for those He has placed in your relational sphere of influence.

Session 2 iNVEST
Be a Friend. The natural result of connecting with God's heart is a desire to love people with God's love. We will explore how Jesus intentionally befriended those in his relational sphere of influence—and how we can follow His example.

Session 3 iNTERSECT
Truth and Grace. We'll explore how Jesus brought God's truth and grace to people in His relational sphere of influence. Then, taking our cues from Jesus, we'll explore how to bring God's truth and grace to those in our relational sphere of influence.

Session 4 iNVITE
Share God's Story. God uses ordinary people like you and me to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others. We'll explore how to clearly share God's story, our own God story, and how invite others into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
    To get a feel for this training experience, you can download a FREE two page PDF here.


    Each person gets a 28-page training manual AND a 25 day follow-through John 3:16  Factor Living Guide that is good for personal use and great for small group use. 

    Friday, March 6, 2015

    Save the Dates!

    Saturday, March 28, 2015
    8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    This Generation Wants to Change the World. Here's How YOU Can Help Them Do It Like Jesus! Stay tuned for complete details.

    Thursday, May 14, 2015
    9 AM to 12 noon
    The PALCO Summit on Sexual Purity with Doug Rumbold.

    Save these dates RIGHT NOW!

    Monday, February 2, 2015

    Save the Date! PALCO Lunch Gathering!

    SAVE THE DATE
    Thursday, February 26, 2015
    11:30 AM to 1 PM
    Pizza Ranch in Morton, IL

    PALCO Lunch Gathering—because disciplemaking friends matter!

    More details forthcoming.

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    A morning of encouragement and equipping for you, students, and volunteers

    How to Disciple People Without Them Knowing It
    * Does disciplemaking always have to start with a formal invitation by a leader?

    * What does it look like in real life to follow Jesus together as disciplemaking friends?

    * Is simply getting together and socializing enough—or is there more to disciplemaking friendships?

    * How can we know if our disciplemaking friendships are hitting God's bullseye?

    These are some of the the questions we'll explore in our How to Disciple People Without Them Knowing It training experience.

    When?
    Saturday, January 31, 2015
    9 AM to 12 noon
    (Note: For those so inclined: From 12 noon to 1-ish pm we'll head to Pizza Ranch in Morton, IL, and continue our discussion and application there. Each person will be buy their own lunch.)

    Where?
    Real Life Church
    106 Grant Rd
    Marquette Heights, IL 61554

    Who?
    For anyone interested in learning how to be a disciple of Jesus who makes more disciples of Jesus. You are encouraged to bring your spouse, teenagers, staff, ministry leaders, volunteers, student leaders, etc.




    Cost?
    $5 per person. 
    Each person will leave with the Disciplemaker's Journal: Twenty-Five Adventures in Disciplemaking with Your Friends.




    How Can You Register?
    Email me and with the names of those you will be bringing to the training and a phone number for contacting you.

    Optional Train-the-Trainer Opportunity!
    If after the training experience, you'd like to take this training back to your ministry, you'll have that opportunity. If you're interested in this option, please email me for complete details.

    Additional Resources for Disciplemaking!
    We'll have other resources available for sale at this training experience.

    Wednesday, December 31, 2014

    Get Training in January 2015

    1. Turning Pew Potatoes Into Passionate Participators
    A mere 20% of churchgoers volunteer their time and talents in a ministry. That means about 80% of the people in our churches are pew potatoes

    This is not only unhealthy, it's unbiblical. 

    Instead of whining, complaining and giving up on the idea of finding volunteers to serve in ministry with you, I'd like to encourage and equip you to cooperate with God in...
    Turning Pew Potatoes Into Passionate Participators

    Are you interested?

    Dream with me for a minute: What might God in and through your ministry for His glory if you doubled the number of volunteers serving with you?

    Now are you interested?

    What Will You Learn?
    * Why finding volunteers these days is particularly challenging.
    * What doesn't work when recruiting volunteers.
    * How to address the primary barriers keeping people from volunteering.
    * Five proactive steps you can take to cooperate with God in turning pew potatoes into passionate participators. 

    When?
    Thursday, January 22, 2015
    10 AM to 12 noon
    (Note: We will choose a place to lunch from 12 noon to 1-ish pm and continue our discussion and application there. Each person will be buy their own lunch.)

    Where?
    2910 E. Lincoln St
    Bloomington, IL 61704

    Who?
    For anyone serving in ministry—BOTH paid ministry leaders and volunteer ministry leaders.


    Cost?
    $15 per person. 
    Each person will leave with Recruiting, Motivating, and Retaining Volunteers—a handbook on finding, developing, and deploying volunteers for ministry. This book includes a bunch of great questions for team application and follow through.



    How Can You Register?
    Email me and with the names of those you will be bringing to the training and a phone number for contacting you.

    Optional Train-the-Trainer Opportunity!
    If after the training experience, you'd like to take this training back to your ministry, you'll have that opportunity. If you're interested in this option, please email me for complete details.

    Additional Resources for Disciplemaking with Volunteers!
    We'll have other resources available for sale at this training experience.