Phil Cooke has written the following post on why Christians should go see the NOAH film.
READ it here:
Be a good communicator! If you want to be a good leader, AN INTERESTING FRIEND and effective church planter, learn how to be a good storyteller.
"...the best leaders, the best marketers, are the best storytellers"
In the northwest, you will not start a new church because you are just a good communicator from the pulpit. But....you can grow a new church by learning to be a good storyteller in the marketplace of ideas, in the neighborhood, and in the "backyard" of your home with friends.
So, learn to be a better storyteller in your everyday, going about life as a follower of Jesus. Study how Jesus told stories and parables. Practice writing your own modern day parable. Read this article and others like it:
And, read books like this and others like it on public storytelling:
TALK LIKE TED
#1. Tell a Story the World Can Get Behind & Make It Resonate
A. Realize it is not about YOU, but about everyone else.
B. Start with the WHY - "People don't buy what you DO. They buy what you BELIEVE."
#2. Be Contagious & Make Your Audience Feel Your Emotion
#3. Move Around and Get a Little Crazy!
By Scott Dinsmore
Read more of Scott's post here and watch the Tedx videos....
Download the free Resonate interactive book here...
Hey all, two weeks ago I handed over the reigns of Adullam so that I can commit full time with Missio to help churches teach and guide their people into incarnational living and community. Having just released a book called FLESH a few days ago, I am going to be free on the weekends to speak at churches on this subject. Besides inspiring people toward this, I will be helping churches do what we call "21 Days of FLESH Campaign" which leads to a 22nd day where we move individual people into incarnational communities. I am happy to help kickoff the first week of the campaign but we also have 4 FLESH sermons you can use to kick it off yourself. Within the month the FLESH Campaign will have everything you need on our Missio site at www.missio.us. Just look for FLESH. If you are interested in this in your context just shoot me an email to my personal email at email@example.com and feel free to pass this along to church leaders who might benefit from this. I think if we can re-insert the word Incarnation back into our basic discipleship paradigm, everything church leaders struggle with will be helped and pure evangelism may come alive in our contexts.
For now, enjoy this video. This is the short version you can just forward to friends
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May 13-14, 2004
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Start the journey for catching a vision for Portland!
Let your light shine before men in such a way they may see your good works and glorify our father in heaven.and....
I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand--shine!