April 29 2013
shep·herd (shep'- erd)
n. - One who cares for and guides a group of people, as a minister or teacher.
v. - To guard, tend, or guide as or in the manner of a shepherd.
Today starts the Shepherd and CMF (Church Multiplication Facilitator) seminar at OMS Headquarters. This week we will come together to share stories, struggles and fellowship. We will hear about how to more effectively tell God's story and practice teaching other about training methods that are reproducible.
The people in this group serve in several countries around the world including (but not limited to) Romania and Bulgaria, Mexico and Caribbean, Colombia, India and others. A shepherd is concerned about the spiritual well-being of the flock - the people groups and/or people of the country in which they serve.
The CMF helps to guide by identifying training needs and participating the development and implementation of training. To read more about the roles of an ECC Shepherd and an ECC Church Multiplication Facilitator, click on the ECC Logo in the "Ministries" tab above.
We trust the Lord for a great week and pray for His guidance in our time together.
April 2 2013
From Tree to Tree
Life is changing for the Pannabeckers. David and I are in the partnership-raising phase of a new ministry with One Mission Society based in Greenwood, Indiana. When we are fully funded, active ministry can begin. At this point, we are praying and sharing our story with anyone who will listen.
David is stepping into the newly created position of international worship consultant for Every Community for Christ, the church-planting branch of One Mission Society. I use my administrative and organizational skills to assist David and look forward to working with the Dynamic Women in Missions team of OMS.
You may be thinking, “Why in the world are you doing this, especially at this stage in your lives?” Read on, and I’ll attempt to shed some light on a good question.
As millions of new believers are coming into God’s kingdom at an astounding rate, Every Community for Christ leaders have identified an urgent need for training material to guide these new Christians into a solid understanding of biblical worship.
What should happen when believers gather to worship in the name of Jesus? Many international worshipping communities meet in homes and have virtually no resources, so this is a discussion about substance, not style! Go to their blog to Read More.