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Elisha’s Double Portion & God-Centered Ambition

New sermon up from 2 Kings 2.

We’re in the midst of a transitional period at the Lake Merced Church of Christ, and just happened to be dealing with Elisha in our sermon series this past week.

Last Sunday I preached the story of Elijah’s passing the torch to Elisha, and the relevance this story has in our lives and in the life of the Lake Merced Church today.

Listen here:

To listen to more preaching, visit the WCW Sermon Archive.

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Want to Listen to Some Great Lessons Online? 2009 Campus Ministry United Workshop Audio Posted!

Into Christian ministry?

Want to listen to some great lessons for free?

Bookmark this page, and yes – I said *free*?

That’s right – Campus Ministry United does NOT charge 6 or 7 bucks a pop for lessons from our workshops. We release them for free, and, Lord willing, always will.

Of course we understand workshop overhead must be covered, but we prefer to take care of that in ways other than charging people for listening to the lessons.

We want these lessons to help as many people as possible, and believe charging for them hinders that.

I wish those in charge of other workshops and seminars would follow CMU’s lead in this!

Anyway, let me step off my soapbox for a moment and share these links with you:

  1. Wes Woodell – “2009 Workshop Kickoff & Planter Interviews” (31:09) (Scriptures & Interview PowerPoint)
  2. Anthony Wood“How Evangelism to the Poor Can Equal Evangelism to Your Campus pt. 1” (59:42)
  3. Anthony Wood – “How Evangelism to the Poor Can Equal Evangelism to Your Campus pt. 2” (36:16)
  4. Kerry Cox “Curriculum Planning Mini-Workshop pt. 1” (51:18)
  5. Kerry Cox – “Curriculum Planning Mini-Workshop pt. 2” (32:33)
  6. Buddy Bell“Displaying Strange Behavior: The Value of a Holy Life” (55:12)
  7. David Weidner “Men’s Session: Real Sexual Purity in Campus Ministry pt. 1” (63:44) ( David’s Purity pt. 1-4 PowerPoint)
  8. David Weidner – “Men’s Session: Real Sexual Purity in Campus Ministry pt. 2” (61:29)
  9. David Weidner – “Men’s Session: Real Sexual Purity in Campus Ministry pt. 3” (61:33)
  10. David Weidner – “Men’s Session: Real Sexual Purity in Campus Ministry pt. 4” (68:06)
  11. Robin Weidner – “Women’s Session: Staying Secure & Sexually Pure In Your Campus Ministry pt. 1” (41:07) (Robin’s Purity pt. 1-3 PowerPoint; Full Class Notes )
  12. Robin Weidner – “Women’s Session: Staying Secure & Sexually Pure In Your Campus Ministry pt. 2” (41:47)
  13. Robin Weidner “Women’s Session: Staying Secure & Sexually Pure In Your Campus Ministry pt. 3” (24:15)
  14. Buddy Bell“Effective Small Groups In Campus Ministries pt. 1” (56:07) (Effective Small Groups Class Notes )
  15. Buddy Bell“Effective Small Groups In Campus Ministries pt. 2” (46:14)
  16. Wes Woodell & Marvin Crowson – “Fundraising: Seven Principles Behind Effective Fundraising for Ministry Planters” (36:41) (Fundraising Class Notes Outling 7 Principles; Example Fundraising DVD; Example Fundraising PowerPoint; Sample Fundraising Info Packet )
  17. Wes Woodell & Marvin Crowson “Fundraising: Group Discussion on Fundraising for Smaller Events” (34:00)
  18. Kerry Cox – “Communicating a Strange Idea: Sharing the Gospel with Strangers” (52:19)
  19. Rita Cox – “Women’s Session: Ladies Leading In Campus Ministry pt. 1” (48:16)
  20. Hannah Cox “Women’s Session: Ladies Leading In Campus Ministry pt. 2” (51:53)
  21. Seth Simmons – “Strange Behavior: Spiritual Disciplines pt. 1” (67:13) (Spiritual Disciplines PowerPoint )
  22. Seth Simmons – “Strange Behavior: Spiritual Disciplines pt. 2” (69:43)
  23. Gary Lambrecht & Lynn Stringfellow – “Healthy Elder/Campus Minister Relationships pt. 1” (71:51) (Connection PowerPoint )
  24. Gary Lambrecht & Lynn Stringfellow – “Healthy Elder/Campus Minister Relationships pt. 2” (57:13)
  25. Lynn Stringfellow – “Strange Criticism: Responding to Criticism & Persecution” (47:57)
  26. Robert Cox – “Avoid Strange Teaching: Clear Doctrine in an Unclear World” (39:57)

To easily access these lessons anytime, visit the Campus Ministry United Audio/Video Page. There you can download all of the lessons from the 2009 Workshop as well as all available audio from previous CMU years (that’s four years worth of great content at no cost to you).

CMU Workshop in blogs and Facebook notes:

(If you’ve written a blog post or Facebook note about the CMU workshop, leave a comment with the link and I’ll add you to the list)

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You’re Moving to San Francisco to Do Ministry Work? Why Bother?

[ CLICK HERE TO LISTEN – WES WOODELL: “CHRIST IN THE CITY” ]

I’ve been asked questions like those that make up the title of this blog post more than a couple of times in the past few years.

This morning, I had the privilege of walking the Downtown Church of Christ in Searcy, AR, through a lesson in which I tell a couple of stories about experiences I’ve had since moving to San Francisco. I also share the thought process and convictions behind mine and Airiel’s decision to live and minister on the west coast.

There are two goals I had for this lesson:

  1. I wanted people to grasp the deep level of love God has for all mankind, and His desire to use the church to reach all mankind (I posted several Scriptures that highlight this about God here).
  2. I wanted the members of the Downtown Church to think of missions, not just as work overseas or work in far-off corners of the globe, but also as work right here in the United States. We desperately need to see more evangelistic activity taking place in our major cities. I did my best to highlight the importance and practical benefits of evangelistic ministry therein, and also built a case as to why domestic missions in major U.S. cities should be a leading priority for our churches.

I’ve posted for you the lesson from the second service. I was more relaxed in my delivery, and left quite a bit more pleased with how it went than the sermon delivered in the first service.

Anyway, if you have a few minutes and want to listen to a couple of stories about my work in San Francisco, or if you’re interested in domestic missions in the United States, please check this lesson out.

Have a great day!

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