We look forward to completing the Intentional Living Course in December, and we’re grateful to have the flexibility to do so! Because it’s been a good and busy month of moving out of our home, holiday gatherings, partnership development, and every day life.
But, Dave and I both love learning and love sharing what we’re learning! So we wanted to take just a little time to share about what we’ve learned in the Intentional Living Course so far, as promised in our October newsletter, by sharing our favorite quotes from each session.
Session 1 – GOSPEL FOUNDATIONS
“To be a gospel-driven (person) means to be on the lookout to do good for others to the glory of G, in all areas of life, and to do this with creativity and competence.” [Perman, Matt. What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done.]
“‘Eternal productivity’ does not take us off into some spiritual never-land, but actually underscores the importance of the things we do everyday and knowing how to navigate our lives in this world, because it is in the things we do every day that we serve G and others. [Perman, Matt. What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done.]
Session 2 – GUARD YOUR HEART
“We need to develop a culture of accountability, integrity and honor where trust is evident, people are valued, and the fruit of the Spirit is as important in someone’s life as their ministry effectiveness. In short, I am committed to see a culture of Christ-like servant leadership consistently lived out among us.” -Kevin Kompelien, EFCA president
“‘It is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent…’ Wisdom and love, that is, character, are at the root of how we make good decisions.” [Perman, Matt. What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done.]
Session 3 – IMPACT OF CULTURE
The Core Principle of Productivity: Know what’s important and put it first. [Perman, Matt. What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done.]
“Contextualization matters because we are not eternal, timeless, and a-cultural. Some of the ways we worship, how we present eternal truths, and how we live in and relate to society all must be considered. We live in a culture. How we see things, understand them, and present them to others must take culture into account.” [http://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2014/october/what-is-contextualization.html]
Life-long learning together, Sarah Lynn