Monday, March 3, 2008

2Love DNA

a Biblical thought...
"Don't waste your energy striving for perishable food like that. Work for the food that sticks with you, food that nourishes your lasting life, food the Son of Man provides. He and what he does are guaranteed by God the Father to last." (John 6:27)

a Book thought...
Acts Christianity is normal Christianity. Because normal Christianity is extreme. (p104 Munn)
a Dave thought...
On Saturday we ran a 2Love workshop which involved 24 youth leaders from the Eastern Victoria Divison. We discussed many topics throughout the day including the 2Love DNA, those distinctives from the Salvos that we need to take with us into our future youth ministry.

  1. Commitment not Comfort

  2. Worst not Best

  3. Going not Staying

  4. Innovation not Imitation

As we taught each concept as a distinction of our movement we then had to self-assess where our youth ministries were on a scale from 10 to 0 on each of these values. Some were surprised to find themselves down the easier end on each, but I believe if God is going to use our movement in the future our DNA will be about commitment, the worst, going, and innovation. I encourage you to give yourself a score out of 10 on each, and if you get 40 then you are either Jesus or lying.

Just a thought.

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