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Notes From the Pepperdine Lectures – Tim Spivey

Notes from Tim Spivey’s class – “The Word Made Flesh” – Friday, 8:30AM

  • A lot of church consultants and resource people talk about “closing the back door of your church,” but if your church is functioning properly it will always have people who leave.
  • Spiritually healthy people tend to leave unhealthy churches, spiritually unhealthy people tend to leave healthy churches.
  • “The body is made to pass waste” (lol)
  • The body has an immune system – when the immune system erodes, the body gets sick.
  • “Nobody says cancer deserves a place in the body!”
  • If a core person leaves – a person who helps form the spiritual backbone of your church – then something may be wrong with the health of your church. But if someone leaves who is uninvolved or is a constant complainer/troublemaker, then the body is simply functioning as it should.
  • Moral: your church may need more fiber.

I only caught the tail end of this class (I actually showed up early for the class that was to be in that room next), but enjoyed what I heard. I’m not sure if those bullet points were part of his main lecture on “The Word Made Flesh,” or if he was saying those things in response to a question (I think he may have been answering a question).

Check out Tim’s review of the Pepperdine lectures. He’s right, the Pepperdine Lectures have no rival.

More notes from other classes coming in future posts.

Happy Monday!

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