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February 19th, 2011

Summer 2010:  a vision.

It was like watching a movie, bronchi like Lord of the Rings, and the first bit was slowed down. Out of the darkness came a rider in silver armour on a white horse coming in flying leaps toward me, I was overwhelmed by a sense of power that went in a wave right through my core, and realised it was Jesus, he was dressed in silver armour and had a huge sword with a giant ruby set in the pommel. His helmet was above his glowing white hair and it had the words victor and triumphant inscribed on it, with intricate designs etched all over the metal. I saw his sword also had many words of truth etched on it, and he took his sword to a field of ripe wheat and began to harvest it all, bending from the horse as it galloped down the side of the hill. I asked if there was more to see and I looked up at the moon which began to wax from a quarter full to completely full.

In context, this came at the end of a meeting I had to discuss church planting among the spiritual seeker community. The moon is a symbol of the church as a body that reflects the light of the Son, and the desire of my heart is to partner with heaven to see His bride come to shining fullness…

I had asked for a name for this ministry, and felt it on the tip of my tongue and spirit as I tried to search it out, for a while I was going ‘oh… o… I know it has an ‘o’ in it!’ But Jesus is the source of life and everything was created by and through Him, He is the centre (John 1). And so it fitted perfectly.

So I will be using this blog to post my progress in this journey.

What is Source?

The aims of Source as a missional discipleship ministry are:

  • to fill an existing gap in what is currently available for spiritual seekers to connect to the Trinity
  • to help remove barriers between seekers and this connection though experiential encounters and practical teaching
  • to provide another set of options for Christians trying to follow up those who come to faith or come near to faith
  • to redeem the spiritual and creative forms of worship that are less readily available today
  • to bring in the spiritual seeker Bride
  • to use language that is easily accessible and explain jargon clearly
  • to release a fresh expression of church in church planting

‘Listening to the Spirit of Jesus’ is a course produced by the Source ministry which is planned to help achieve these aims.
What is Source?

The aims of Source as a missional discipleship ministry are:

  • to fill an existing gap in what is currently available for spiritual seekers to connect to the Trinity
  • to help remove barriers between seekers and this connection though experiential encounters and practical teaching
  • to provide another set of options for Christians trying to follow up those who come to faith or come near to faith
  • to redeem the spiritual and creative forms of worship that are less readily available today
  • to bring in the spiritual seeker Bride
  • to use language that is easily accessible and explain jargon clearly
  • to release a fresh expression of church in church planting

‘Listening to the Spirit of Jesus’ is a course produced by the Source ministry which is planned to help achieve these aims.

Not all will use this course to church plant but the opportunity to develop fresh styles of meeting and community is encouraged.

Website: http://sourcelife.net

Contact: heather@sourcelife.net

Foundations:

Love                                                               Honour

–                        Creativity

Truth                                                              Freedom

Summer 2010:  a vision.

It was like watching a movie, order like Lord of the Rings, cost
and the first bit was slowed down. Out of the darkness came a rider in silver armour on a white horse coming in flying leaps toward me, I was overwhelmed by a sense of power that went in a wave right through my core, and realised it was Jesus, he was dressed in silver armour and had a huge sword with a giant ruby set in the pommel. His helmet was above his glowing white hair and it had the words victor and triumphant inscribed on it, with intricate designs etched all over the metal. I saw his sword also had many words of truth etched on it, and he took his sword to a field of ripe wheat and began to harvest it all, bending from the horse as it galloped down the side of the hill. I asked if there was more to see and I looked up at the moon which began to wax from a quarter full to completely full.

In context, this came at the end of a meeting I had to discuss church planting among the spiritual seeker community. The moon is a symbol of the church as a body that reflects the light of the Son, and the desire of my heart is to partner with heaven to see His bride come to shining fullness…

‘Listening to the Spirit of Jesus’ is both a harvesting tool and a gathering in tool – both bait and net, and allows the cleansing and equipping process to begin.

The course is a combination of different tools that release the kingdom in a powerful package of radical love. We don’t realise how odd church appears to those who have no understanding of our traditions and practices. No longer should we expect all to fit through our Sunday service hurdles, to behave and believe before they belong, rather we want to build relational times with ourselves and the One who will release their destiny.

See ‘Listening to the Spirit of Jesus’ handout for more information.

If you are interested in supporting ‘Listening to the Spirit of Jesus’ in prayer, please email, or leave your details with Heather Thorp.
What is Source?

The aims of Source as a missional discipleship ministry are:

  • to fill an existing gap in what is currently available for spiritual seekers to connect to the Trinity
  • to help remove barriers between seekers and this connection though experiential encounters and practical teaching
  • to provide another set of options for Christians trying to follow up those who come to faith or come near to faith
  • to redeem the spiritual and creative forms of worship that are less readily available today
  • to bring in the spiritual seeker Bride
  • to use language that is easily accessible and explain jargon clearly
  • to release a fresh expression of church in church planting

‘Listening to the Spirit of Jesus’ is a course produced by the Source ministry which is planned to help achieve these aims.

Not all will use this course to church plant but the opportunity to develop fresh styles of meeting and community is encouraged.

Website: http://sourcelife.net

Contact: heather@sourcelife.net

Foundations:

Love                                                               Honour

Creativity

Truth                                                              Freedom

Summer 2010:  a vision.

It was like watching a movie, click like Lord of the Rings, and the first bit was slowed down. Out of the darkness came a rider in silver armour on a white horse coming in flying leaps toward me, I was overwhelmed by a sense of power that went in a wave right through my core, and realised it was Jesus, he was dressed in silver armour and had a huge sword with a giant ruby set in the pommel. His helmet was above his glowing white hair and it had the words victor and triumphant inscribed on it, with intricate designs etched all over the metal. I saw his sword also had many words of truth etched on it, and he took his sword to a field of ripe wheat and began to harvest it all, bending from the horse as it galloped down the side of the hill. I asked if there was more to see and I looked up at the moon which began to wax from a quarter full to completely full.

In context, this came at the end of a meeting I had to discuss church planting among the spiritual seeker community. The moon is a symbol of the church as a body that reflects the light of the Son, and the desire of my heart is to partner with heaven to see His bride come to shining fullness…

‘Listening to the Spirit of Jesus’ is both a harvesting tool and a gathering in tool – both bait and net, and allows the cleansing and equipping process to begin.

The course is a combination of different tools that release the kingdom in a powerful package of radical love. We don’t realise how odd church appears to those who have no understanding of our traditions and practices. No longer should we expect all to fit through our Sunday service hurdles, to behave and believe before they belong, rather we want to build relational times with ourselves and the One who will release their destiny.

See ‘Listening to the Spirit of Jesus’ handout for more information.

If you are interested in supporting ‘Listening to the Spirit of Jesus’ in prayer, please email, or leave your details with Heather Thorp.
What is Source?

The aims of Source as a missional discipleship ministry are:

  • to fill an existing gap in what is currently available for spiritual seekers to connect to the Trinity
  • to help remove barriers between seekers and this connection though experiential encounters and practical teaching
  • to provide another set of options for Christians trying to follow up those who come to faith or come near to faith
  • to redeem the spiritual and creative forms of worship that are less readily available today
  • to bring in the spiritual seeker Bride
  • to use language that is easily accessible and explain jargon clearly
  • to release a fresh expression of church in church planting

‘Listening to the Spirit of Jesus’ is a course produced by the Source ministry which is planned to help achieve these aims.

Not all will use this course to church plant but the opportunity to develop fresh styles of meeting and community is encouraged.

Website: http://sourcelife.net

Contact: heather@sourcelife.net

Foundations:

Love                                                               Honour

Creativity

Truth                                                              Freedom

Summer 2010:  a vision.

It was like watching a movie, generic
like Lord of the Rings, and the first bit was slowed down. Out of the darkness came a rider in silver armour on a white horse coming in flying leaps toward me, I was overwhelmed by a sense of power that went in a wave right through my core, and realised it was Jesus, he was dressed in silver armour and had a huge sword with a giant ruby set in the pommel. His helmet was above his glowing white hair and it had the words victor and triumphant inscribed on it, with intricate designs etched all over the metal. I saw his sword also had many words of truth etched on it, and he took his sword to a field of ripe wheat and began to harvest it all, bending from the horse as it galloped down the side of the hill. I asked if there was more to see and I looked up at the moon which began to wax from a quarter full to completely full.

In context, this came at the end of a meeting I had to discuss church planting among the spiritual seeker community. The moon is a symbol of the church as a body that reflects the light of the Son, and the desire of my heart is to partner with heaven to see His bride come to shining fullness…

‘Listening to the Spirit of Jesus’ is both a harvesting tool and a gathering in tool – both bait and net, and allows the cleansing and equipping process to begin.

The course is a combination of different tools that release the kingdom in a powerful package of radical love. We don’t realise how odd church appears to those who have no understanding of our traditions and practices. No longer should we expect all to fit through our Sunday service hurdles, to behave and believe before they belong, rather we want to build relational times with ourselves and the One who will release their destiny.

See ‘Listening to the Spirit of Jesus’ handout for more information.

If you are interested in supporting ‘Listening to the Spirit of Jesus’ in prayer, please email, or leave your details with Heather Thorp.
So you brought a friend to Light and Life, diabetes and Pregnancy
or ministered at the psychic fair, sovaldi or gave a word to your colleague… you know that what is out there already won’t necessarily fit with their particular tribe or culture, but want them to have a place where they can build relationship, ask questions, be free from jargon, encounter Jesus experientially and get more prophecy, healing and truth.

These are the questions that many have been asking, given the recent surge in evangelistic events to the spiritual seekers in Scotland. Since Light and Life started, over 400 people have come to faith and GPC have also seen significant numbers.

What is next for them when inviting them to church doesn’t fit with where they are? Here is an option currently in its second pilot in Glasgow:

Source is running a seven week course called ‘Listening to the Spirit of Jesus’. This course covers the following topics:

  • A variety of methods for connecting to the Spirit of Jesus including types of meditation and spiritual exercises
  • How to receive wisdom, guidance, healing and miracles from the Spirit of Jesus
  • Growing love, joy and peace in your world
  • Understanding of the spiritual realm and how to access it
  • Spiritual tools for vision and dream interpretation

Website: http://sourcelife.net

Course Outline

Week 1 – Intro to Jesus – getting rid of misconceptions

Week 2 – Jesus as Creator – we have a soul and a spirit, angelic/demonic

Week 3 – Jesus, Physical Healing and Miracles – healing activation

Week 4 – Jesus and Inner Healing – breaking lies, healing wounds

Week 5 – Jesus as Rescuer – what salvation means

Week 6 – Jesus as Guide – what Jesus as Lord means

Week 7 – Jesus and Your Future Journey – how to keep your faith and grow

Meeting Outline

7.30 to 7.50 Welcome slot – drinks, food, icebreaker.

7.50 to 8.10 Teaching slot – short, creative and non-religious.

8.10 to 8.30 Practical activation – exercises, meditation, journaling.

8.30 to 9.00 Group time – check up on their revelation, their week, answer questions, pray and prophesy over them. Ask for healing, miracles, transformation…

Run over seven week blocks, the course can be run by any team of individuals in Scotland or beyond, and could lead to a housegroup exploring new patterns of church. It could also lead to Alpha – it is intended to stir up hunger for more, as they taste and see that God is good! It would work as a one-to-one discipleship tool or for a much bigger group, provided you had enough leaders.

‘Listening to the Spirit of Jesus’ is both a harvesting tool and a gathering in tool – both bait and net, and allows the cleansing and equipping process to begin.

The course is designed for:

  • those who have recently invited Jesus into their lives.
  • those who have not yet taken that step but who have a hunger to find out more.
  • those who are recommitting after having fallen away and have no church currently.

I feel strongly that this course is not for the harvest already gathered in, therefore the course is not suitable for:

  • those who have been Christians more than two years – it is ‘baby basic’.
  • those under other pastoral authority – people from other churches who want to connect to Jesus more should be directed to other resources.