In Acts 19, we learn that Paul trained disciples daily at the Hall of Tyrannus. And within two years' time, "all the residents of Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks." The linchpin of our vision is the leadership training school: Jump School. This is where a group of qualified teachers teach essential courses on disciple-making, community-building, missional practice, leadership, and theology.
As Paul did, we want to become a leadership factory offering courses year-round with cohorts of disciples moving forward to make more disciples and plant more Villages!
While Jump School is vital for leadership training in Adullam, it is open to ALL - wherever you are in spiritual maturity, whether you don't even believe in Jesus but are curious, or perhaps you aren't a member of our community simply want to grow and learn more.
Interested in learning more about how you can participate in Jump School? Contact us.
APRIL 2016: HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS SERIES
Rather, they are sickly, dysfunctional and teetering on the edge of yet another explosion of drama. Sitting in church, reading the Bible, or listening to sermons has not helped us in the way of loving others any better!
Why is this so?
Relationships. Life is all about relationships, Jesus taught. Cultivating and enjoying a relationship with God and relationships with people. It’s such a simple, yet compelling way to live. It’s just too bad that for something as important and as simple as this, our relationships with people are far from healthy or beautiful!
Introducing to you the The 3 C’s of a True Community.
Any healthy relationship or community stands on the three legs of commitment, communication, and conflict management. If we lack any of these three components, it is only a matter of time before our relationship will capsize and self-destruct! Without the 3 C’s firmly in place, our marriages are bound to fail, our friendships won’t last, and our church communities will suffer.
Conversely, the one who knows how to commit, communicate, and resolve conflicts well is the one who loves well. He or she will experience the kind of flourishing in their relationships that Jesus often spoke of but is seldom the reality for the majority of us, Christian or not.
No amount of churchgoing or religious activities necessarily makes us better at committing, communicating, or resolving conflicts. We need to be trained in Jesus’ ways in order to experience the peace and richness of relationships that Jesus promised!
Become a better friend, a better spouse, a better leader and follower, a better liver of the one life that God has given you by learning from the Master the art of loving communication.