EPISODE #66 - DIEHARD, HANS GRUBER AND CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS
In this Christmas edition of the Bootcamp the boys answer the age old question of Die Hard being Christmas movie or not, then they get down to serious business of considering the implications of Jesus being born into the world.
Merry Christmas to you from the Boot Camp boys!
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Don’t let COVID crash your Christmas plans! Today the guys break down some ways they are considering busting through the COVID19 Blues and making the best of what can be done for outreach at Christmas time. Check this one out for some hope, help and encouragement and of course a few laughs!
How can you make the best of the Covid regulations?
Take your context into account-do what you can do, don’t get depressed by what others can do
Get creative – but know your limitations
Do something rather than doing nothing
Consider singing/caroling for those who are homebound
You might try a Christmas “Adam” service (the day before Christmas Eve)
But what if you can’t do anything at all? Like no public gathering, no public events etc.
Make phone calls to people who are part of your church family
Write notes-hand written cards mean a lot. Check out the felt app
Consider helping or serving at shelters
You might just have to dust off something that seems like it won’t work, something from the past. We encourage you to try something. Take your five loaves and two fish and give it to God and see what he will make of it.
Encouragement is a differentiator that makes you want to follow a leader!
The warmth and love that is experienced through encouragement creates a response to the one who exhibits it from an authentic life.
Best Hallock Quote of the Show:
“Many of us have encouraging thoughts, but we don’t let those translate into encouraging words. Until encouragement flows from my tongue to your ear it’s not encouragement. It’s just a nice thought that you had that no one is blessed by.” -Mark Hallock
What keeps us from encouraging others?
Lack of intentionality
Pride (especially in leaders)
Being an effective leader in a small dying church is different than serving in a large church, this is why warmth, hugs, encouragement and healthy touch are important to bring about a new culture.
In the early days of a Replant-just about everyone is discouraged! It so important to be an encourager!
Notable Quotes from Mark:
“What you bleed as a leader, is what your people will bleed in time.”
“The culture of a dying church is changed by the encouragement and love of the leader.”
“You can’t fake being a loving encouraging person for long! You need to beg God to make you an encouraging person.”
“The lack of encouragement is robbing you and others of joy!”