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ARC All-Access Day Three // Larry Stockstill

My friend and Growth Track Coordinator at Freedom Church, Mark Klim, took some great notes from All-Access last week that I am going to share on the blog this week.

 

Larry Stockstill

  • Ephesians 4:11
  • Apostle – Spirtual father – fellowship with all, partner with some, build with sons
  • Prophet – correctes in the body of Christ -
    • When people don’t feel consequences they never know how to obey God
    • Accountability
  • Evangelist – passion for the world
  • Pastor/teacher – pastor leads, teacher feeds – gives direction – psalm 23
    • Real Pastor can see frustration
  • Deacon -

ARC All-Access Day Three // Randy Bezet

 

My friend and Growth Track Coordinator at Freedom Church, Mark Klim, took some great notes from All-Access last week that I am going to share on the blog this week.

 

Randy Bezet 

Bradenton and Sarasota

Bayside Church

 

  • Church started growing after I learned to be faithful to what I had
  • Portable church 7 years
  • Economy crashed bank said couldn’t finance
  • Mark 5 –  you got to have faith to walk not a situation that’s dead – last verse 42 – I want to live in amazement of what God does
  1. Have the right people around you
    1. They will rally you too
    2. Develop other leaders to help carry the vision
    3. Empower other people
    4. Don’t do this alone
  2. God uses difficult days to help stretch you
    1. Don’t get comfortable to much… You get Lazy
    2. Stretch and grow – in every area of your life
    3. Blessing of God comes in the stretching and stepping out
    4. Stretch for something new
    5. It starts with you saying I’m willing to step out

ARC All-Access Day Three // Herbert Cooper

My friend and Growth Track Coordinator at Freedom Church, Mark Klim, took some great notes from All-Access last week that I am going to share on the blog this week.

Herbert Cooper

Started church 26 years old

 

Dreams and difficult days

  • Genesis 37
  1. Get a dream from God
  2. Details rarely accompany dreams
    1. Psalms  37:33
    2. God works in steps – jus take the next step – don’t focus to Far on future
  3. Adversity stands between you and your dream
    1. Genesis 4
    2. Joseph had dream at 17 and 13 years came about before saw it one about
    3. You just have to keep being obedient .  Just step one foot at a time
  4. Be ware of dream killers
    1. Enemy or in-a-me
    2. Genesis 37:14-22
      1. Reuben kept the dreamer alive

ARC All-Access Day Three // Matt Fry

My friend and Growth Track Coordinator at Freedom Church, Mark Klim, took some great notes from All-Access last week that I am going to share on the blog this week.

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Matt Fry (C3 church) 

 

  • Lost 60 percent of those that started ministry 10 years ago
  1. Mistakes we make
    1. Not being myself – we started to see life. Being. Changed when realized this
    2. Didnt preach on stewardship – people don’t mind you talking about money just talking in right way
    3. Hiring too fast – hired a lot of friends – look at character, competentcy, etc
    4. Too much to fast – launche campus too soon – make sure you have margin and take time to rest
    5. Putting ministry first – your only healthy leader if you have a healthy marriage
      1. I’m only a good husband if my wife says I am
      2. Weekly date nights
      3. You have a vision for church but not marriage
      4. Leading out of a healthy marriage is so great
  2. Sometimes people will hurt you
    1. Do not do life alone
    2. You need Jesus but you need Friends too
    3. Pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up
    4. Invest in others / next Generation

ARC All-Access Day Three // Rick Bezet

My friend and Growth Track Coordinator at Freedom Church, Mark Klim, took some great notes from All-Access last week that I am going to share on the blog this week.

Rick Bezet

 

  • Kings II chapter 6 – lost his edge – you can never quit, stay in the game
  • Romans 11:29
  • Always love the person that nobody believes in – Billy Hornsby
  • Don’t mess with the tribe, when you see a friend falling pick them up – Billy Hornsby
  • Romans 12:15
  • It’s hard for me to hear the voice of God, and I heard it for you
  • Matthew 16:18
  • Two things
    • You have to be ready to quit
      • Acts 18:5
      • John 4:35 right now…times you need to know this is not worth it
      • We are afraid to make a mistake so we don’t quit
      • You are not remember by the way we start but the way we end
      • Right where you are afraid is usually where you ave the most anointing
    • You can not quit
      • Some are leading still but you know you have quit

ARC All-Access Day Three // John Seibling

My friend and Growth Track Coordinator at Freedom Church, Mark Klim, took some great notes from All-Access last week that I am going to share on the blog this week.

John Seibling

  • When we pray we win. Exodus 17:8
  • 2nd Easter no one stepped frwd… 16th Easter 753 salvations
  • Difference in last five years and first five is momentum
  • One transferrable item that sustained momentum
    • Culture – predominating attitudes tat haram tried how church function
    • Culture could be more important than vision
    • Philippians 3:17. Pattern
    • 3 cultural items that possess success – great churches have them
      • Hospitality culture – fond of guests – embrace people different than you
      • Leadership culture – strong leadership moving church frwd
        • Church isn’t ashamed of calling people to commitment
        • Clear vision and direction
        • Pool of quality leaders that function a high levels
      • Spirtual culture – churches are so often lacking the passion
        • Only presence of God can change people
        • Lighting, music, etc i just a shell
    • As long as Moses was Praying the church was moving frwd
    • Exodus 17:1 – Moses was with te people, hands on – Moses went from hands on position to hands up position so he could Pray – as long as your praying the church will win
      • Moses had to develop and rely on other people
      • Let the Joshua’s fight in valley
      • Let your hands be lifted and remain steady till the sun goes down
      • Pray moves the hand that moves your world
      • Stay in the presence of God,  let his presence move us

ARC All-Access Day Two // Christine Caine

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My friend and Growth Track Coordinator at Freedom Church, Mark Klim, took some great notes from All-Access last week that I am going to share on the blog this week.

  • Church was birthed in change… Not stagnant
  • Don’t chase the trend , your church is doing the new thing now.
  • Freshness comes from the spirit of God, not from the  next thing
  • We don’t need the next one of anyone, we need the new thing God is wanting to do
  • If you keep looking at the next, your gonna miss the new
  • Don’t get too cool for school and keep the Holy Spirit out of church
  • Don’t pour new wine into old wine skin, seek God instead
  • Ensure your doing the same church we know but differently
  • If you wait upon Lord, he will give you your strength
  • Our job is to train and equip the saints to do the work of God
  • It is better to be marked by God than be marketed by Man
  • You can stay planted, you don’t have to do the next thing
  • God does not need your opinion but just your labor and obedience
  • Don’t discount one thing to embrace another

ARC All-Access Day Two // Greg Surratt

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My friend and Growth Track Coordinator at Freedom Church, Mark Klim, took some great notes from All-Access last week that I am going to share on the blog this week.
When reality doesn’t match a dream
Greg Suratt

4 lessons
  1. God wants to give birth to a miracle inside of each one of us
    1. Church planting is normal its what we do
    2. Church plants are 6 to 8 times more effective in avangelism
    3. Book Sinner Church Matt Keller
      1. City A churches no plants – mostly transfer growth
      2. City b. 10 church plants
      3. City c 25 church plants …. 50 percent more non believer growth
    4. 3 key mindsets in church planting
      1. Willing to give up money leaders
      2. If just campuses will be limited
      3. Territorial ism will kill
    5. Celebrate the win the other church did not the families you lost
  2. God has a dream for you and sometimes God allows your dream to Die
    1. First ARC church was CA and had to be closed due to a failure of Pastor
  3. Just because it doesn’t work the first time doesn’t mean you give up
    1. 2nd kings 4:32
    2. Shut the door and ask God for a fresh word
  4. When nothing is impossible Anything is impossible
Planting 1 ARC church every 4 days
65 churches last year

ARC All-Access Notes Day One // Stoval Weems

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My friend and Growth Track Coordinator at Freedom Church, Mark Klim, took some great notes from All-Access last week that I am going to share on the blog this week.
Session One: Stoval Weems 
  • Jesus saw himself as a servant who was given ability and honor to lead
  • Leadership is much more than best practices.
  • Book – Acres of diamonds by Russell Conwell
  • Goal – unbroken fellowship with God
  • Ephesians 2 : 6-7
  • Above all else John and James realized they have to. Be seated with Christ,
  • You are able to. Do way more with the power. Of Christ than you struggling away
  • 3 principles of Shabbat
    • Sabbath is Shabbat –  we need to get good at sitting – sabbath means cease or leave it
    • Pray like it all depends on God and be the best steward you can be
    • You may be able to build, preach minister well but you are not living well
    • Learn how to live well
    • Being seated with Christ is resting in his finished work
    • Jesus modeled rest in the storm when he rebuked the storm on the boat because he was asleep
    • Sabbath restores our emotional fuel
    • (1) unbroken fellowship w/ God, (2) learn to leave it, (3) learning to say it is Good
    • Get out of the Rat race and live well

He’s the God of the Town Too

I just came from lunch at Howards.

Howard’s is the kind of place you don’t have in most cities.  Think Cheer’s + Andy Grifith with a well natured and kind “Soup Nazi“.

When I walk in Wanda knows my name and tell’s the kitchen to start a “Wayne”.  It’s the off-menu omelet  I order named for the only other person allowed to order it.  I have not yet convinced her to let me call it the “Shawn”. Every man must have a dream.

While I was in Howard’s today I saw no less than 12 people who attend Freedom Church.  Some days it’s more.

Howard’s is a great example of why church in a “town” is different.  In a day when Church planting is often centered around a huge city with millions or at least hundred’s of thousands of people it’s good to know that God is using churches all over the country to share a life-giving story in towns.

So for all of you who have found God’s calling for your life in a town, in most cased that is a municipality of under 15k people, when you eat at your version of  Howard’s this week remember this truth.  God is not only the God of the city, he is the God of the Town too.

If you are a fellow ARC townie  I would love to connect with you at the ARC All-Access conference next week. In fact would you fill out this form and we will let you know when and where we will meet up. We are starting a tribe of townies, come and join in!  

Fill out my online form.

 

 

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