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Andrew BW Authentic Team Coaching

"Certain skill sets are needed to develop a team of coaches. This might mean the first step is to evaluate yourself and work on the principles needed to do this. Developing a team is developing people, and people get hurt if we are not adequately prepared to invest time with them. So let’s look at some principles."

Andrew BW The Courage to Make Mistakes

"Helping people to navigate and maneuver through mistakes, to adapt and overcome, might be more time consuming and challenging to us as leaders, but it sets others up for success in the long term. Releasing people is challenging as we stand back and watch them make mistakes, but people learn from them. Our responsibility is to help people know how to respond to their mistakes, in humility and grace. We must learn how to make mid-course corrections, stay focused, and not be defeated."

Daphne B/W The Jesus Way

"Jesus is our great Leader in “Developing and Deploying.” He was consistent in His strategy, never faltering in His vision and always obeying the Father."

Andrew BW Stir Up Passion

"Passion is key to inspiration, incentive, pushing forward, and navigating the highs and the lows. It builds momentum, energy, and stamina for perseverance. Passion is like a fire that quickly gains momentum. It is caught, not taught. Passion must be owned in a person’s heart, so that it becomes part of who they are."

Daphne B/W Is there a “BUT”?

"Where has your relationship with Jesus been during these times? How much time have you spent in HIS presence, in prayer?  He is still our Bridegroom Lover, and still the one Who feeds our souls. He is the One Who fights the battles and gives the commands. He is the Source of power through His Holy Spirit … and prayer is our communication with Him. If Jesus needed time with His Father – don’t we?"

Andrew BW
Hope during "hopeless" situations.

"These people were in “hopeless” situations, yet they kept the vision, and their faith rose. What was their hope? Where was it directed?'"

Della BW Help And Hope In Thailand '20
Christmas Celebrations.

A night filled with fun, games, and gifts (many girls have never received anything for free before), and Foundation members share with them the love of Jesus and the opportunities the Beginnings Foundation offers to help them leave the sex slave trade.

Andrew BW The Wilderness Romance
God's invitation.

"Why the wilderness? God says, 'She will respond there,' v17. I truly believe that during this worldwide experience God is saying, 'My Body, My Church, will you respond there? Will you respond in this wilderness?'"

Andrew BW For This Matter Is Of Me
How can we know if something is of God or not?

"It is increasingly important for us as leaders – even more so in the years ahead – to understand what is going on around us, when to oppose something, and when to recognize it is from the hand of God and to run with it."

Daphne B/W What Is God Saying?
Raising serious questions from God's Word about hidden agendas as we confront the present crisis.

"As leaders we have a huge responsibility. We need to guide God’s people to live in confidence and victory during these difficult days. In the Old Testament, God’s judgment was on kings who led 'His people Israel' astray. We must be alert, sound the alarm, and prepare our people for the next birth pain."

Andrew BW Building An Ark
(Coronavirus And Global Economies)

How are we preparing for the days ahead?

"How are we preparing to help people in these situations? I encourage all of you to think about what it means for you to build an 'ark', bringing hope while our communities and nations are being shaken."

Daphne B/W Coronavirus... An Opportunity!
How can we be effective during times of shaking?

"Moses stood between the people and God. He led them through the plagues, and they were protected. God led them to the land He had promised. Now is the time for you to be 'Moses' and hear what God is saying for your community groups, for individuals, and for your neighborhoods."

Daphne B/W It Takes You!
What does it take to coach others?

"Wow! Coaching is about me! It starts with my being conformed into the image of Christ, and that Christ-likeness creating the environment for coaching: before skills, before achievements, before goals, before anything!"

Andrew BW Who Is Your Shadow?
One fantastic example of how to raise up other leaders.

"Are we acting on our preconceived ideas of what we want in a leader, or are we seeking after what God wants in the leaders we are raising?"

Daphne B/W Therefore The Nations Will Praise You Forever And Ever
The importance of reaching the next generation.

"To turn a nation you must take the next generation. The command for every believer to disciple the generation coming after them is so serious there is an eternal impact."

Andrew BW But Some Doubted
Our doubts don't disqualify us from doing God's will.

"It is important to remember that while we are reinforcing disciple-making, we also need to acknowledge the doubts and insecurities that come to the surface and remind people that The Great Commission command was given though some doubted..."

Andrew BW Live In The Mess
We must be willing to engage with the lost.

"Community groups were never meant to be kept clean. Rather, they are intended to be messy. The reality is that reaching the lost is 'messy.' We will have to get our hands dirty to enjoy the abundant harvest. Engaging in the 'messy' lives of the lost and allowing them to engage in ours brings joy - not only to our hearts but also to the Father’s."

Daphne B/W Don't Take Them To Church
Taking the Church into the community.

"So, we are not 'taking' them to church; Rather we are taking the church to them. And they will be the church!"

Andrew BW The Great 'Completion'
"Completing" The Great Commission.

"Previous generations have talked about ‘Doing’ the Great Commission, but today the talk is of this next generation ‘Completing’ The Great Commission."

Andrew BW Go Small To Thrive, Not Just Survive
The importance of community groups.

"Community groups are biblical and help us prepare for the end time. As the years roll on we will see an increase in 'nations shaking.' For the church to function as the Bride preparing for the Bridegroom, community groups will be key. No matter where you are or what your circumstances, they will only increase in their relevance and important."

Andrew BW Be Present
The importance of individual care.

"It is vital we care for each other, support our family, and church body by taking the time to ask how we are emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and even physically. We need to show up and enter into others' sufferings."

Daphne B/W The Family Priority
Family is a community group within the community group.

"When God ordered His people, Israel, He placed: The family within the tribe, the tribe within the nation. And in the same way, the family is within the community group, the community group within the congregation."

Andrew BW Attack The Gates
Light was created for darkness.

"Jesus was saying His Church is on the offensive, not in the defensive, which is how the church often acts. No, the gates of hell, the defenses of hell, shall not prevail against the attack of the church."

Andrew BW Bring Back The Celebration
Let the Celebration live up to its name... a celebration of the King.

"Over the years of traveling the world, working with Churches in all streams and denominations, I often wonder why fun and celebration seems to dissipate once we enter Church doors. We call ourselves a community, a family, but in all those things, fun, laughter, and celebrations take place."

Andrew BW Generational Vulnerability
Can generations be mutually vulnerable in Community Groups?

"Being naturally vulnerable, children can lead the way. They are our role models if we allow space for them. NEVER let anyone laugh when a child is being vulnerable. An adult would be upset so much if this happened to them, yet we think it is ok to laugh at children’s honest innocence."

Daphne B/W Such Is Encouragement
Ten implications of encouragement.

"Encouragement can even be an act of bravery."

Daphne B/W Start Young And Model It Well
What age do you learn submission?

"... you have the opportunity to learn something now that many adults never learn."

Andrew BW Submission Under Fire
What is a Biblical perspective to submission to those in authority over us?

"David’s refusal to attack Saul wasn’t based on strategic or even moral grounds, but because of respect for and fear of God, rebellion against Saul was tantamount to rebellion against the Lord who anointed Saul..."

Andrew BW Generational Myth And Truth
What is a generational myth and truth?

"When the norm is that we separate them in the basic community, it’s counter to the Biblical generational culture."

Daphne B/W Truths and Myths Surrounding the Emerging Generation
Here is a collection of myths and truths.

"Actions speak louder than words! I see these myths actively lived out through community groups, resulting in the emerging generation often feeling undervalued and not reaching their full potential."

Andrew BW
Watchman On The Walls
What can we learn from Habakkuk about listening?

"If we don’t pause to listen to those around us, we not only stunt our ability to learn and grow, we also stunt the growth of others. If Habakkuk didn’t pause to hear from God, he would not have God’s perspective regarding his surroundings – only His own."

Daphne B/W 6 Keys To Listen
Here are 6 keys to listening

"Without listening, we are disconnected. Listening connects heart to heart with Him and with each other."

Andrew BW A Response to New York and Iowa's stance on Abortion

"It’s all of our responsibilities to stand, not just against something, but for something. Let’s not just stand against abortion but raise our voices in support of fostering and adoption, for the unity of family and the strength of community."

Andrew BW
Head In The Clouds And Feet On The Ground
The importance of dreaming and casting vision.

"After dreaming Gods vision, we need to focus on effective strategy to move into them, discover what needs addressing and where we need to plough and sow to reap the fruits of dreams."

Andrew BW What Age to Climb A Mountain?
Raising and encouraging the emerging generation to take risks for the advancement of Gods Kingdom.

"Let them start young and see what God can and will do if we as adults trust Him and them – to “climb the mountains” we cannot climb!"

Andrew BW No Headless Chickens
The importance of lead pastors being actively involved in the small group life of the church.

"In the small group vision it’s virtually impossible to create a culture the lead pastor isn’t on-board with, actively involved in and leading the way. He sets the vision and establishes the culture."

Andrew BW While In Prison
How can lead pastors keep their DNA running through the small groups when they can't be everywhere?

"Pastors, unfortunately, cannot be everywhere and don’t have the time to visit all the small groups. They need to raise up coaches..."