Tools & Trainings  for  Organic Church Movements  
Issue No. 18                                                                                          11.07.08 
Quite a few years ago the Lord impressed upon me to get physically ready for the coming years.  I was a bit surprised by this since I have always been a person who values physical fitness and I make the time in my life for regular exercise.

I have this thing about pushing myself farther, harder and raising my endurance level.  I feel a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when I push beyond my limits and overcome the desire to quit or slow down.  So why was I feeling the Lord emphasize even more physical discipline and stamina when I had a good measure of it already?

The Apostle Paul tells us in 1 Tim 4:8; that "bodily discipline is only of little profit" so why pursue something that gives me little profit?  Sure there are health reasons to stay fit but are there any other benefits to gaining physical stamina?

Our lives are busy, hectic and pressure filled, and that is BEFORE we add the ministry opportunities that God offers each of us.  I often find myself physically exhausted by the end of a busy week of simple/missional/organic encounters and opportunities. There is a physical strain in running hard after the Lord and His call upon our lives.  We need to keep our bodies ready and able to run the race of endurance and not have to drop out early from physical exhaustion and injury.

So now when I work out, I work out for more than just being "fit", I work out so that I can "run with endurance the race that is set before us". Heb 12:1.

Running with you,


Katie Driver
St. Paul, MN

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A Refresher Course in Basic Math:
The Unstoppable Power of Multiplication

By Neil Cole (an excerpt from Search & Rescue)
Paul wrote Second Timothy at the end of his life. His primary concern was that the special power and transformation of the Good News be passed on through the generations and not end with his death.
He wrote: "You therefore my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also" (2 Timothy 2:1-2). How many generations are in this verse? Paul...Timothy...faithful men...others also-there are four generations in this verse.
Multiplication is a popular topic in missions and church today. Unfortunately, much of what people call multiplying is really just addition. When a small group is added, it is often called multiplying, but it is really addition. When another worship service is added on Sunday morning, it is often called church multiplication, but it is merely addition. Adding a venue for worship in your church is not multiplying a church, it is merely adding. I am not against addition, but let's not call addition multiplication.

So what is multiplication?....