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Developing A Kingdom Culture

Risk and Faith

“A True Life of Faith Involves Risk”


AS LEADERS WE WANT TO PUSH THE ENVELOPE OF OUR OWN COMFORT ZONES SO THAT OTHERS STEP OUT IN FAITH AND TAKE RISKS IN MINISTRY TO EXPAND THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Reading Foundations of Faith   by Steve Backlund

This article contains excerpts from Steve’s book Cracks in the Foundation that will ignite powerful faith in your journey of risk-taking.

Listening
CD or mp-3
"Today is a Great Day for a Miracle" by Chris Gore.
See, Hear, Remember by Bill Johnson

Monthly MeetingWe will schedule a gathering at the end of each month. The next transitional gathering will be on June 27. We will review to see if we are growing and developing and taking risks by exercising faith. We will introduce the theme of Honor.
Peer Encouragement

Continue to make contact every week in person or by telephone to make sure everyone has personal contact and encouragement. .   Let's encourage one another to take risks that demonstrate faith and create a solid foundation of living stones.

Pastoral Encouragement More people are coming to us and saying they want to be members of The Gate and meeting with their church leaders to tell them they are leaving. We want to make certain that these people feel welcome and quickly feel a part of the family. Let’s all continue to reach out to the new people and welcome them in.
Personal & Ministry Assessment

A true life of faith involves risk. John Wimber used to say that "Faith is spelled R-I-S-K".   This month we are asking you to fill out a personal and ministry assessment on Risk and Faith. We need to be personally stretched and stretch our ministry at The Gate.

Personal Action Plan This month focus on just one or two action steps. Fill our your Personal Action Plan with something that you intend to do that stretches you by causing you to risk something as you act in faith. Then write out the “faith assignment” Holy Spirit tells you to do.
The Gate Action Plan Fill out The Gate Action Plan by listing something we can do corporately as or at The Gate, based upon our understanding of risk and faith that we have never done before.   Then listen to Holy Spirit and write out the “faith assignment” for The Gate that you hear him describe.
DeclarationsNothing happens in the kingdom without a declaration.
  1. My life of RISK matches my life of FAITH
  2. I run at my Goliaths becaue I have a big God in me.
  3. I consistently bring God encounters to others.
  4. I am a God-pleaser, not a man-pleaser.
  5. My risks do not result from an impulsive personality, but from a revelation of how big my God is.
  6. I do everything in faith. I do not withdraw my faith after ministry or prayer.
  7. I take a risk in Jesus' name every day.
  8. I lead my people on an adventure of risk and faith.
Your Created DeclarationAs you move through the month taking risks and exercising faith, begin to write out your own created declarations.
Culture Reinforcing Activity Treasure Hunts: We already have some of our family going out on Treasure Hunts and others have expressed an interest.
Prophetic Activations: We can have a time of teaching in hearing from God and prophesying or giving words of knowledge.
Additional Reading The Ultimate Treasure Hunt   by Kevin Dedmon

To view and print the above table, click here.

As we continue to change our world view and create a new Kingdom world view and mindset these values will be formed in us. As they are more fully formed in us they can be released to the world.

David at The Gate


The next Kingdom value is Honor.

(The previous Kingdom value was the Joy and Hope.)

Surely the Lord is in this place...
this is the gate of heaven.



“If God will help and protect me on this journey….this shall become a place for worship, and
I will give you back a tenth of everything you give me.”

Genesis 28:20-22




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