Friday, March 14, 2008

Unleash 1

I had the awesome privilege of attending Unleash yesterday. A one day conference at Newspring Church. It was unbelievable experience. The volunteers were extraordinary. Arriving on site at 7am we were greeted with football game like screams and cheers. There even was one crazy lady with a megaphone impersonating the guy off extreme makeover home edition.

Perry took the first session after the Newspring band and Lee McDerment rocked the house. I have never been in a church with the music so loud.

• We (Newspring) have not got everything sorted out. When you figure it all out God says you don’t need me any more.
• God is looking down from heaven and says if you are not going to use the church for His mission then I’ll have it back.

Perry asked 3 Questions from Luke 15.

1. What is it that God wants to do in your church?

• The elder son was so busy working he didn’t realise what was in the heart of the father.
• We can not catch God’s vision and heart if we do not spend time with Him.
• It is possible that God is doing something all around us and we can still miss it.
• God is not a vegetarian!?! (Fatted calf)
• Vision does not come from a conference or a book it comes from spending time with the father.
• Sometimes we can have inspiration and not revelation.
• If God does not tell you what to do, do not do it, you will screw it up.
• You have GOT to do what God tells you to do.
• God talks to every church different and individually.
• If Newspring is the watermark for your church then you are screwed (in deep water for the English people out there.)
• What is it that God wants to do in your church and when he tells you quit telling Him it CANNOT happen.
• Some people have got the mercy gift, I haven’t. I call it a weakness.
• Take something ordinary, give it your best, then God steps in and blesses it.
• If you are going to reach the world for Jesus you are going to have to spend some money.

Questions 2 and 3 later

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