CMA LogoTools & Trainings E-Newsletter
Issue 28                                            June 22, 2009
George Patterson writes on spontaneous multiplication "Every time we eat, we eat the fruit of God's tremendous reproduction power given to plants and animals. Look around out of doors; it's everywhere-grass, trees, birds, bees, babies and flowers. All creation is shouting it! This is the way God works!

Reproduction is His style. Pray for it! God in His infinite wisdom acts a bit lazy when we don't ask Him to move; He limits His absolute power to our weak faith! We ourselves don't make the church grow or reproduce, any more than pulling on a stalk of corn would make it grow.

Paul plants, Apollos waters, God gives the growth. We sow, water, weed, fertilize and fence the crop, but rely on the Church's own God-given potential to reproduce. An obedient, Spirit-filled church has to reproduce at home or abroad. It's her very nature; she is the Body of the risen, life-giving Son of God."

Upcoming Trainings- Organic Greenhouse


Greenhouse Story 1Dayton, OH //  Story 1 and an Organic Leadership Workshop
The two trainings will run concurrently
August 21-22
@ Apex Community
Check out the Schedule and more here

Dallas, TX // Story 1
September 4-6
@ Grand Hyatt DFW
Workshop Track during the National House Church Conference
Check out details here

Greenhouse Story 2
Atlanta, GA // Story 1
October 9-11
@ Dunwoody Baptist Church


Trainings in the planning stages for 2009:
 
Detroit, Michigan // Story 1
Alberta, Canada
// Story 1
Chicago, IL // Story 1 & 2
Westwood, CA (UCLA) // Story 1

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Other Organic Church Learning Opportunities

Student CPXStudent Church Planting ExperienceOCM-08med
July 19-31, 2009
Lawrence, Kansas
More info HERE- http://campuschurch.net/
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Student Church Planting Experience
August 10-20, 2009
Austin, Texas
More info HERE- www.campuschurch.net


2009 National House Church Conference
The Rabbit and The Elephant - Kingdom Impact by networking the streams!
September 4-6, 2009
Dallas, Texas
Organic Greenhouse Story 1 Training Track by Neil Cole
Full Details Here


CMA Logo2010 CMA Conference

January 28-30, 2010
> Save The Date
@ The Grand

Long Beach, California
Featured Resources

The Rabbit & The Elephant: Why Small is the New Big for Today's Church
Rabbit & ElephantBy Tony & Felicity Dale, George Barna

Micro church planters Tony and Felicity Dale use the "rabbit" illustration to show the pace at which the Christian faith can (and should) be growing-through evangelism that is explosive and transformational.              
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Search & Rescue Search & Rescue: Becoming a Disciple that Makes A Difference
by Neil Cole

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House That Change The WorldHouses That Change World: The Return of House Churches
by Wolfgang Simson

The primer on simple/house church...

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OCM-08med Check out the Organic Church Movements Facebook Group
Featured Article


The Most Ignored Words of Jesus
by J. Guy Muse


I think some of the most ignored words of Jesus are to be found in Matthew 23:1-11, especially verses 6-11:

"They love the place of honor at banquets and the chief seats in the synagogues, and respectful greetings in the market places, and being called Rabbi by men. "But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers. "Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. "Do not be called leaders; for One is your Leader, that is, Christ. "But the greatest among you shall be your servant." (NASB)

I'll mail anyone reading this a s/.100 bill (not to be confused with US $100 it's an old extinct Ecuadorian bill worth about $0.004) if they can show me anywhere in the New Testament where servants of God are referred to by a title before their name, rather than by description of their giftings or functions.

For example, Paul never refers to himself as the 'Apostle Paul', it is always something like:
    Paul, a bond-servant of Jesus Christ (Rom.1:1)
    Paul, called as an apostle (I Cor.1:1)
    Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus (II Cor.1:1)
    Paul, an apostle (not sent from men...) (Gal.1:1)

You can look up the rest of Paul's epistles for yourselves. In every case he describes his calling, gifting, function within the Body of Christ--AFTER his name, not as a title proclaiming his accomplishments or importance.