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25 MAY 2014

Westlake, 10am Speaker: Pastor Nelson Worship leader: Jeaneth Announcements: Jim

My Dinh, 10:30am Speaker: Pastor Jacob Worship leader: Gracia Announcements: Jimmy

Finance May Month-to-date USD

Effective Christian Nomads are Disciples Bob Roberts has visited Vietnam many times. He and the church he pastors in Texas have served Vietnam in many ways. Bob has had a great influence on our Lead Pastor, Jacob Bloemberg. In one of Bob’s book, “Real Time Connections” he lists seven characteristics of a disciple of Jesus: one who is truly “transformational”. Here is a brief summary of what he lists. A True Disciple is Broken. This kind of Christian has learned through difficulties and failures that we must depend fully on God. We need to get over our self- centeredness and allow God to do what He wants to do with us. A True Disciple Obeys. Disciples do what God wants them to do. They go when Jesus says “go” and they believe God will supply what they need when they need it. A True Disciple is a learner. This kind of Christian studies the Bible to hear the voice of God but also lis-

tens to others and learns from them. A True Disciple Engages. The transformed disciple engages God regularly in prayer and engages people regularly by serving them and building relationships. A True Disciple Discerns. With God’s help the disciple grows in sensitivity to God’s direction, to people and to situations – and responds accordingly. A True Disciple Has Faith. Transformed disciples have an active faith that causes them to take risks and keeps them following Jesus when things become difficult. A True Disciple Loves. The disciple who is transformed by God keeps growing in love with Jesus and in love for others. This love is best shown through obedience to Jesus and serving others. Are you becoming this kind of transformed disciple?

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Pastor Jacob Pastor Nelson Pastor Jinggoy Eldership Team Office & admin (Marian) Media & IT (Tomi) KidzQuest WL KidzQuest MD AfterShock Youth Host Team CityPartnerships “If we are going to live as disciples of Jesus, we have to remember that all noble things are difficult. The Christian life is gloriously difficult, but the difficulty of it does not make us faint and cave in, it rouses us up to overcome. Do we so appreciate the marvellous salvation of Jesus Christ.” (Oswald Chambers)

17th Floor Detech Tower, 8 Ton That Thuyet, Tu Liem 04-32006666

2 more Workshops with Ptr. Chan May 28 (W ednesday), 7:00-9:00pm— Power to be the Person, Power to be the Servant (workshop about ministry gifts); May 31 (Saturday), 3:00-5:00pm— Raising the Next Generation (Parenting).

COACHING VIETNAM Meeting Monday May 26, 7PM @ HIF Center, Detech As usual we'll be gathering again this Monday evening to discuss how to be salt and light by bringing coaching skills and values into the 7 domains of society. This is for both expats and Vietnamese who are learning about coaching. There will be discussion groups of testimonials and a chance to learn a new coaching tool. Looking forward to see you again!

-Dennis & Linda McAuliffe.

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Use of the HIF Facility We want to share the HIF Facility because we believe it’s a great way to steward the resources that God has blessed us with. We are extending the use of this resource to HIF’ers, their families and friends or for “membership” needs of the church facility, to non-profit groups supported by HIF, and to non-profit groups outside of the HIF community and to profit groups if possible. In so doing, we have come up with a facility use policy, which comprise of rules or guidelines that will help us maintain our facility. It will likewise serve as reference document for better communication between the requesting party and HIF. Basically requests for the use of the HIF facility will follow the process below: 1. Representative of the requesting organization will fill out the “HIF Facility Rental Application” form. The forms are available in the office and can be requested by emailing We are still in the process of creating a facility to accommodate the facility use request online. 2. It will be HIF’s discretion if it will allow bookings 3-months in advance. This will be determined after the Facility Usage Application form is submitted. In any case that the 3-month advance booking is not feasible, HIF will revert back to the requesting party to confirm. 3. Confirmation for the use of the facility for religious purposes by and for locals is subject to: Availability of the facility on the requested schedule Approval or go-ahead received from the district police 4. If the event/activity is confirmed for reservation or booking of the HIF facility, a meeting with the HIF Admin office will be scheduled with the requesting party to discuss the “Facility Use Policy”. 5. The HIF office reserves the right to allow profit organizations to use the HIF Auditorium only. In this regard, profit organizations will be charged reasonably following prevailing rates in the market. More about the “HIF Facility Use Policy” will be published in future bulletin issues.

PRAYER Join us for pre-service prayer every Sunday, 30 minutes before the start of service at both service locations. You can also get prayer request cards at the information table and, after filling it out, drop it in the offering bag or hand it to an usher. Prayer requests can also be emailed to

HIF Calendar 25 May Vision Sunday at My Dinh 28 May Workshop with Pastor Bernard—Power to be the Person, Power to be the Servant 31 May Workshop with Pastor Bernard— Raising the Next Generation 1 Jun Vision Sunday at Westlake; Senior Graduates Recognition @ Westlake 1 Jun KQ graduation, Volunteer Recognition @ My Dinh 8 Jun KQ Graduation; Volunteer Recognition Sunday @ Westlake 8 Jun Senior Graduates Recognition @ My Dinh

The Alpha Course is for everyone who wants to explore life’s big questions. On the 13th and 14th of June, Alpha trainers will be coming to HIF to introduce the Alpha course and to train those who would be interested to run an effective Alpha small group. Sessions will include training for skills for ministry on Alpha practicalities, planning for your upcoming alpha group, facilitation skills training, and praying for one another. Please take note of the dates and plan on attending the training course.

13-14 Jun Alpha Course Training 29 Jun Combined service at HIF Center, Detech

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