Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Monday, 27 April 2009

Do you want to be in my gang? Thinking about team..

Choosing the right people around you is crucial. So take your time and make sure you get it right or you will invite a huge amount of grief into your life.

Red Auerbach, said "How you select people is more important than how you manage them once they are on the job. If you start with the right people, you wont have problems later on".

You have to have people who:

1. Will want to know your heart as a leader. This may take some time but I believe you should look out for those who want to serve with you.

2. Show loyalty. These become an extension of you as a leaders and the vision you have.

3. Are trustworthy. These are people who will not abuse authority, power or confidences that are entrusted to them.

4. Exercise wisdom. This is important as decisions will have to be made by them as your ministry grows.

5. Have a servants heart. They carry the spirit of Christ. They are not involved to be recognised or to become great, but only want to make Jesus name great. They are prepared to do whatever it takes to serve Jesus and fulfill the vision.

6. Think. Our two heads are better than one!!

7. Will carry things through. The take authority and CARRY OUT the vision.

8. Have a heart after God. I believe that my heart for God is the driving force of my life. If that is true for me, then it must be true in those who serve with me.

Together we can make a HUGE difference for God and his kingdom and we choose to run together in this life and serve God's purposes.

Do you want to be in my gang? READ THROUGH THE LIST ABOVE AGAIN!

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Just love this and thought it was good to share..

Despite our best efforts to keep him out, God intrudes. The life of Jesus is bracketed by two impossibilities; a virgin's birth and an empty tomb. Jesus entered out world through a door marked "no entrance and left through a door marked "no exit".

Totally awesome!!

Think on this for the day and know that this is our God and with him all things are possible.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Welcome home

When I saw this and thought about the fathers embrace of love of the prodigal son as he returned home and the overwhelming happiness the son felt. God loves you!

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

NEWS from IBTI regarding John Wildrianne

News from IBTI

Hi everybody,

As you have already heard we are very sad to announce the sudden death of John Wildrianne. He went to be with the Lord in a most peaceful way, going to bed on the night of Friday 3rd April and did not wake up again. His heart failed. We are very thankful to God for this wonderful end to a wonderful life. John didn’t have to stop his activities, become frustrated at not being able to travel the world or be impaired by illness and old age. He was 77 years old. Doreen, Peter, and Diane know that you are praying for us and sending your love.

The funeral arrangements are as follow:

The Service will be on Wednesday 15th April, at 2pm.

At All Saints’ Parish Church, Lindfield, West Sussex

Followed by the burial at Cuckfield cemetery

Then refreshments at the IBTI for everyone who wants to come back with us.

Doreen and family have requested family flowers only but any donations in John’s memory to be sent for the IBTI building fund please.

Most of you reading this will be friends of the great IBTI family, past and present students, ministerial colleagues etc. So I can also tell you that we would appreciate extra prayer to cope with this time because it is also the wedding of our daughter Clara, John’s grand-daughter, on Saturday 18th April. Our emotions will be doing somersaults!
All God's best.

Michel, Diane and the IBTI family