Friday, August 17, 2007

Abiding Life Coaches

There are moments in our lives when dreams become reality. When they do they are often surprise us because they happen in ways that are different than we had expected. Our very first Abiding Life Coaches training was just such a pleasant surprise.

Abding Life Coaches training is a 20 hour spiritual retreat designed to equip local church leaders in what we call the "Abiding Dialog". Jesus discipled His first disciples by combining His perfect life with a day by day dialog about the Father's will. Jesus was the focus and the inspiration of the abdiing dialog and their day to day life with Him was the context and subject for the dialog. Abiding Life coaches learn to focus new disciples on Jesus' perfect daily presence as the True Vine until they learn that He still inspires us moment by moment to do the Father's will.

From August 12th-15th in Naples, Florida Pam and I met with 10 discipleship leaders from the International Bible Baptist Church of Miami, Florida for the first ever Abiding Life Coaches Training. In a spacious, rented home these leaders were preparing for an eight week churchwide focus on The Satisfying LIfe of Jesus.

The churchwide focus on the Satisfying Life of Jesus includes an Abide Brazil small group DVD curriculum desgined to initiate the abiding dialog throughout the church family. These leaders came together to begin the dialog which they will lead in the church. Pastor Russell Johnson of the Miami church will preach eight messages focusing on the perfect life and presence fo Jesus so everyone will have the opportunity to join the dailog.

When we focus on the perfect life and presence of Jesus in us, we discover that the inspiration to live the Christian life is in us 24/7 and moment by moment. Truly, he who has Jesus lacks nothing.

Bud and Pam

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