House Of Shame To Hall Of Fame
5 MILLION NEW CHURCHES – 1 BILLION SOULS
When the signs are conflicting, it’s time to dig in, believe your beliefs and doubt your doubts! www.BILLION.tv
Dear Visionary Leader,
Our Lord specializes in showing us a successful way when “experts” say there is no way out, through or over the circumstances of life. Do you feel like you have come to a pivotal intersection with seemingly no answers before you?
Our Lord specializes in using ordinary people to accomplish ordinary outcomes. Rahab is highlighted in Hebrews 11:30-31. Even though much is not said about her in Hebrews 11, she played a strategic role in defeating Jericho centuries ago. As you may recall, she is the person who welcomed the spies secretly inside the city of Jericho. In her day, she was known as “Rahab the Harlot.” I am sure that most did not believe that she would achieve much in her life.
Yet, when a divine opportunity came Rahab’s way, she did not fail to recognize the fingertips of God in the situation. Instead, she responded in faith before the Lord. In one single day, she moved her spiritual life from the house of shame to the hall of fame. When the walls of Jericho came tumbling down, the Lord spared her life because she was obedient while her generation was disobedient.
What has the Lord asked of you? We are to be faithful the little in order to be faithful in much. It may only be a minute; but eternity is in it! Indeed, we can see this world saved through the Gospel. It is the Gospel that is “power unto salvation.” Let’s believe our beliefs and doubt our doubts!
ADRIAN ROGERS PREACHING SYMPOSIUM
On April 12-14, 2011, the Adrian Rogers Preaching Symposium will convene to further raise the quality of expository preaching in this generation. Presenters include Danny Akin, President Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, North Carolina; Stan Toler, General Overseer, Church Of The Nazarene, Missouri; Leonard Sweet, Renowned Author, Washington; James Merritt, Founding Pastor of CrossPoint Church, Georgia; Jim Shaddix, Riverside Baptist Church, Colorado; James O. Davis, Cofounder of Billion Soul Network, Florida; Johnny Hunt, Woodstock Baptist Church, Georgia; Philip Davis, Nations Ford Community Church, Charlotte, North Carolina. Registration information is coming soon!
THE FINISH LINE, DELHI
On September 1-3, 2010, The Finish Line Summit will convene in New Delhi. Strategic key Christian leaders will be converging from between Pakistan and Nepal and north of Delhi. In the Northern India, there are more than 350 million people who have never heard the Gospel for the first time. In the years ahead, there will be synergistic effort to begin church planting movements in this world region. Please pray!
BILLION SOUL SUNDAY
On September 19, 2010, the fifth annual Billion Soul Sunday will take place worldwide. Be sure to encourage your congregation to pray:
- For the fulfillment of the Great Commission in our lifetime.
- For the global Church to double in size, getting head of population growth.
- For the Gospel to penetrate every unreached people group in the world.
- For the members of the Body of Christ to synergize their efforts for global effectiveness.
LIONS ROAR GLOBAL MEN’S CONFERENCE
Men’s ministry is alive and thriving worldwide! Hundreds of thousands of men are meeting in small groups and weekend meetings. Find out how you can have a successful, thriving men’s ministry in your local church by attending the Lions Roar Global Men’s Summit on November 1-3, 2010 in Dallas. www.LionsRoar2010.com
On several occasions, I have shared a personal story of moving from production to reproduction. During the Christmas holidays almost two years ago, I was praying for the Lord to make me productive the following year. The Lord whispered, “Do not ask Me to make you productive ever again; ask Me to make you reproductive and do not produce anything that is not worthy of reproduction.”
In his book, Good to Great, Jim Collins wrote about “Level 5 Leaders.” He said they:
- embody a paradoxical mix of personal humility and professional will
- display a compelling modesty, are self-effacing and understated attribute success to factors other than themselves
- display a workmanlike diligence–more plow horse than show horse
- attribute success to factors other than themselves
- set up their successors for even greater success
In his latest book, The Mentor Leader, Tony Dungy, provides a powerful process of moving from addition to multiplication. Here is the summary:
- The Mandate: Focus On Significance
- The Mind-set: Its not about Me.
- The Maturity: A Look Within.
- The Marks: Characteristics That Matter.
- The Moments: Influence and Impact
- The Model: Living The Message.
- The Means: Maximizing Team Performance.
- The Methods: The Seven E’s of Enhancing Potential
- The Measure: Building Other Lives of Impact.
The Lord is in the process of doubling the size of the global Church, from one billion to two billion in our generation. As one generation graduates for eternity, mentoring for multiplication is paramount to the passing of the leadership baton. What has the Lord asked you do? Are you being faithful? Blessings!
Until The Last Person Has Heard,
James O. Davis