Archive for July 22, 2011


Defeating the 20/80 Rule with Be the Body
• Does your church have enough people to get everything done?
• Does your church have a small group of people who do most of the work?
• Does your church have a large group of people on the fringes and barely connected?
When you call upon your congregation to do the kinds of service Jesus commanded do they look back at you with a look that says, “Isn’t that what we pay you for?”
There’s a rule in most human organizations including, unfortunately, the church, which states that on average about 20 percent of the people do 80% of the work. This leaves your most faithful servants doing many things for which they are neither called nor gifted and nearing burnout while the rest of the congregation is only slightly invested in the work of the Kingdom. This is not the church that God intended.
I was in danger of becoming one of those 80 percent people and then something amazing happened. I went from struggling new believer who could barely read scripture aloud with a profound fear of public speaking to ordained minister, pastor and speaker. It wasn’t all a smooth ride and it didn’t happen overnight but it happened and I can trace it all back to one event. My pastor found a Kingdom use for my unusual gift and it changed my life. I’m convinced that there are thousands (maybe millions) of people in the church of Jesus Christ who are in the same boat. They have tremendous, God-given potential to do great things—things that will tremendously expand the Kingdom and they’re just waiting for someone to find their gift, ignite their passion and show them how to be what they were created to be to the glory of God. We are all “God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do!”
That’s what my new presentation “Be the Body” is all about. Through the use of my story, artistic gifts, interactive projects and preaching the Word of God, I will challenge the “many parts” in your congregation to become fully invested members of the “one body” of Christ. Topics covered include:
• What it means to be the body of Christ? 

• How to do and be your part.

• What to lay down and what to take up.

• Maintaining unity and more.

This can be anywhere from a single message, a series of revival/Spiritual renewal services even a weekend retreat. I really feel a strong leading to go out into the church and call people into their God given calling. The guiding verse of this ministry is 1 Peter 4:10, Each one should use WHATEVER GIFTS he has received to serve others. I would love to come to your church or event and share with your congregation. Contact me, Dave Weiss at AMOKArts@aol.com
God bless,
Dave Weiss

www.amokarts.com


Phil Hansen from philinthecircle.com has done it again. He asked people to share their shocking stories and turned them into a portrait of VanGogh. This is great stuff. I share it to fire your creativity. How could you use your gift to do something stunning and amazing?


Who Do You Say That I Am#3 Risen Lord

Who Do You Say That I Am#3 Risen Lord


We talk a lot in the church about Jesus dying on the cross for our sins and that is hugely important but there is something more important. Oh certainly the sinless Jesus died in our place to save us from our sins but the greater hope came three days later when He rose from the grave. He rose from the grave. He laid down His life and He had the power to take it up again. He is risen and that is incredibly good news, because just as He rose, so will all who place their faith in Him. He is risen, so the question for each of us becomes, on that day, when you breathe your last, will you rise to be with Him? If you’re not sure place your faith in Him today. If you’re not sure how, contact me, Dave Weiss at amokarts@aol.com