Breaking the Spirit of Poverty
Poverty is an attitude of the heart. Poverty of heart occurs because we close our hearts to faith in God and its outworking in our lives. Breaking the “spirit of poverty”
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God as Creator
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Biblical references for the condition of the soul.
Becoming an Open System Church
Open and closed systems relate primarily to the relational development and interaction within an organisation or church and its relationship with its environment. Internally, it has to do with how we get on with one another and how we are able to challenge one another in a positive way.
Proverbs 27:17 notes:
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another (NIV).
Externally, it has to do with how we engage the world around us without losing our own identity and purpose in the process. We need to engage that world and meet the challenges it poses to us, without losing our identity and core meaning as Christians and as a Christian Church…
Giving is a necessity of heart, lest we become cynical and bitter people who are caustic in relationships, anxious in activities and fearful of life and its potential pitfalls.