Eastbrook Leadership Forum presentation – October 28, 2013

Last night at Eastbrook Church, we gathered for our quarterly Leadership Forum. The Leadership Forum gives us the chance to share new ideas, learn together, and pray for the ministry of our church.

We looked at one of our six priorities last night that focuses on multiplying at every level: disciples, ministry leaders, and churches. I’m including the brief slide presentation that we utilized last night for those who were not able to join us. It will at least give you some idea of what we discussed.

I would love to interact further with the thoughts contained here.

4 thoughts on “Eastbrook Leadership Forum presentation – October 28, 2013

  1. The webpage needs a picture of the lovely Luna! (I don’t think I know Greg, but he’s probably lovely too, but probably not as lovely as Luna. 🙂 )

  2. Dear Church Family Planting,

    Ideas for:
    1. Eastbrook Church
    > each new members need one on one follower to guide and welcome them so they don’t stumble. They need a follower to befriend them and not just on a Sunday and forget about them. When we as followers are away from new members, we need to be constantly praying for them daily. Power of prayer works, we can’t forget to pray. We need to be in constant devotion with Him!
    > Can we pray for 15 passenger vans and cars to pick up seniors, widows, low income people that are having a difficult time coming to church on Sat service, and 1st service? Have a follower of Jesus transporting these children of God.
    > Have somewhere in Eastbrook Church on a wall of pictures Pastors, Faculty, consistent helpers, leaders of followers of Jesus. This way the congregation can see who is who and where their gifts are in ministries they are part of, and church planting. I know we can look on the website but some people need that extra push or encouragement to look for them in the church building.
    > Is there a place in Eastbrook Church where people(lost, weak, blind, deaf, the sick, the rich, the poor) can come into the church anytime during the week and pray. Why leave a church building empty and not welcome others in. The church is the people who come together to grow and follow Him. Can we leave the actual church building open 24/7. Have some followers rotate and pray for these people and visit with them. Welcome them and befriend them. Why do we have to close a church building all night. If Eastbrook church vision is to reach out to the city of Milwaukee also and these people who are lost, blind, sick, etc and Jesus is knocking on their door then we as a family of followers need to welcome them and share the good news.
    > Eastbrook church sign in parking lot should be bigger in print. I’ve met so many people here in Milwaukee for the past three years that don’t attend church and drive by our church and had no clue it was a church. Have a sign for the school also. We also need signs leading to restrooms through out the church.
    > Followers need to be more relational in sharing their testimony so congregation and believers, seekers can relate what they are going through…dig deeper on how Jesus was calling you. As followers we shouldn’t be fearful of telling how we came to know Him. Followers shouldn’t be afraid to stand up talk in each ministries. Be creative in sharing, it should be easy! Don’t forget that Satin and his demons know there is only one God and they tremble in fear about Him. James 2:9 says, You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that-and shudder. Mark 1:34 says, …and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.
    We as a church can’t be afraid as followers. Where is the Love then? Satin and his demons don’t want people to love one another. We as a church have to keep speaking the sword of truth so His light will make the demons flee away from the church. Philippians 3:20-21 says, But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

    2. All Nations Church
    Been praying for this church and this is my discernment on what’s going on.
    > followers helping with this church really need to move in action and give all you got, do not hinder under away. Step up and speak up in what this church needs. How is it that people can work so hard to take care of business, schools, building streets and side walks and putting gold on Capitol court houses through out the states but not give and share to this church planting, and other churches that are planting. Don’t you know a church without humility, love, giving mercifully will break. Be wise in how we give financially in the community. Pray for business and mayors, old and new governors to come together to help plant this church. It maybe a community of Milwaukee that is stumbling but is curious and willing to give but needs guidance in finding Him. Everyday our words should speak about Him in all our conversations. Pray that followers will seek these people out cause there are followers of Jesus in the professions too and they need our help. These followers are waiting in these professional business. Pray that they will step forward and not be afraid. Befriend them and welcome them as a church in Wisdom. This is no time to be quiet about it, use your voice so it can be heard.

    • Note to All Nations Church:
      2 Corinthians 9:1-15

      There is no need for me to write to you about this service to the Lord’s people.

      For I know your eagerness to help, and I have been boasting about it to the Macedonians, telling them that since last year you in Achaia were ready to give; and your enthusiasm has stirred most of them to action.

      But I am sending the brothers in order that our boasting about you in this matter should not prove hollow, but that you may be ready, as I said you would be.

      For if any Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we—not to say anything about you—would be ashamed of having been so confident.

      So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to visit you in advance and finish the arrangements for the generous gift you had promised. Then it will be ready as a generous gift, not as one grudgingly given.

      Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

      Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

      And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

      As it is written:“They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor;their righteousness endures forever.”

      Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.

      You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

      This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.

      Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.

      And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you.

      Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

      http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2corinthians9:1-15&version=NIV

      Thanks,
      Jaya Guy

      Contact: 414-559-0770

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