LOREM HIGH SCHOOL / SPRING_SUMMER 2009 / VOLUME 01
Inflow, Overflow, Repeat...Huh? Living the simplicity of a Jesuslike disciplemaking way of life is all about loving God, loving people, and making disciplemakers (Mt. 22:37-39, Mt. 28:18-20, Acts 1:8). It’s being engaged in inflow, overflow, and repeat relationships. The Holy Spirit enables us to experience the inflow of being a disciple. Making disciples is allowing the overflow from our lives to become the inflow for others. Being disciplemakers is supporting inflow and overflow relationships so they repeat in your family, neighborhood, community and work. Inflow, overflow, repeat!
Stan Maggie Matthew
Internationals engage in Inflow & Overflow On March 2, over twenty internationals and Americans from Trinity Church gathered for their annual ministry planning retreat. They actively engaged in inflow and overflow as they dialogued in pairs. Jesus explained it this way in Matthew 18:20 (NLT), “For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am
there among them.” We call this mutual community. They cooperated with the Holy Spirit as they grappled with one another in identifying next year’s top ministry priorities. They’re learning that inflow and overflow aren’t ingredients of disciplemaking–it’s how we make disciples like Jesus.
CHURCH OF GREATER LANSING Over 40 pastors and city leaders dialogued in twos and threes during their Pastors’ Summit on February 26th.
SIX INT’L. DISCIPLEMAKERS grappling with one another in their ministry teams on March 2nd about how they’ll help international students be disciples and make disciplemakers.
MORE INT’L. DISCIPLEMAKERS grappling with one another about how they can help international students become new disciples through learning English as a Second Language (ESL).
WHERE ARE WE HEADING TO NOW?
Our New Disciplemaking Friends from Mayfair Bible Church in Flushing, Michigan
GRACE GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
WORKSHOP LEADERS GRAND RAPIDS, MI MARCH 19-21 GRACE BIBLE CHURCH DISCIPLEMAKING IS RELATIONSHIPS TRAINING
PHOENIX, ARIZONA APRIL 12-16 MAYFAIR BIBLE CHURCH DISCIPLEMAKING IS RELATIONSHIPS TRAINING FLUSHING, MICHIGAN APRIL 20 & MAY 11 SONROSE MEN’S GROUP MEN’S RETREAT SEARS, MICHIGAN AUGUST 23-25
WEST SIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH MEN’S RETREAT TRAVERSE CITY, MI SEPTEMBER 7
God brought us together with Dale and Robert after I reconnected with my former supervisor, Bob Kaiser, after 30 years. That’s a story in itself! Our new friendship with these pastors came as result of a prayer request shared by another pastor at their church who attended a meeting with Bob. After the meeting, Bob shared with me that there’s a church in Flushing that may be able use our help with disciplemaking. So, I called Pastor Jerry Beach and one thing led to the next, and here we are...disciplemaking friends. We’re also an answer to prayer! Sweet! We’re your MCMD missionaries! As Ephesians 4:11-12 missionaries of encouragement and equipping, we live by faith and trust God to financially provide for our families and ministry. We know we can't take any of this Jesus-like disciplemaking adventure without God and people who love us, pray for us, and give to MCMD. Those who partner with us make our ministry powerful and possible. Will you join our support team? For more information about how you can partner with us, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 517-230-3072. Ministry Coaching, Multiplying Disciples is a recognized 501(c)3 ministry.