Last week I did my first webinar. I discussed my book Leadership Explosion (webinar was sponsored by Leadership Network). If you’re new to the concept of webinars, join the crowd. I knew nothing about webinars until one month ago. A webinar is basically a Web-based seminar, that combines conference calling (everyone on the phone at the same time) and web conferencing (everyone on the same website at the same time). A webinar allows for polling and question asking of the participants.
I had the chance to reread my book Leadership Explosion in prepration for the webinar. LE highlights the fact that the heart of the cell church movement is raising up an army of leaders who will reap the harvest. The thesis of the book is that making disciples who make disciples is the heartbeat of cell ministry (i.e.g, leaders who make other leaders). I repeatedly say in the book that the cell church movement is not about the cell. It’s about how leaders (disciple-makers) are developed in cell ministry to serve Christ’s body and evangelize the world.
LE was published in 2000, and I’ve had seven years to reflect on the contents. Granted, I would rewrite some parts of it today. Yet, other sections encouraged me to press on to view leadership deveopment at the heart of cell ministry.
In these next few blogs I’d like to present some quotes that radiate the heart of the book.
Unlike my own quotes, I’ll start with one that is without error. Matthew 9:35-38 says, “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. ï»¿When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. ï»¿Then he said to his disciples, â€œThe harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. ï»¿Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.â€ (Matthew 9:35-38)
Jesus is still looking for those who are willing to reap the harvest today. The first place to start when looking for harvest workers is PRAYER.