One of the interesting things about being in Singapore is that I live my day and prepare for bed about the time most of you are waking up to start yours. Singapore is 12 hours ahead of Orlando time, 13 hours ahead of Dallas time.
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We’ve just completed day 2 of the Global Measurements project beta launch meeting. This project is to replace our current measurements tool with a much more robust and flexible system that better reflects the continued growth of our organizational structure.
Why do we measure ministry activity? Why do we document results? I can think of several reasons.
- Psalm 105:1 says: O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people. We cannot make known what we do not know.
- John 15:8 says: This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. We bring glory to God by bearing much fruit.
Today, a friend shared a devotional message that really excited me. Speaking from Exodus 35:30-36:1, he called this the first operational team. That is, this is the first team called together to build something that supported the activities of the entire community.
Remember that Israel was probably more than 1 million people at this time. God called just a few to do this work as a blessing to the rest of the community. Their job was to build a tabernacle.
God called Bezalel and Oholiab and a few others to be the skilled professionals to design and build his tabernacle. It only takes a few who are
- gifted by God
- filled with the Holy Spirit
- motivated by God’s call
These professionals were also required to equip (teach) others. This would release the gifting of others to participate in blessing the community.
That’s what we’ve worked on. We’re a bunch of professionals, using our gifting, skills, and calling in the power of the Holy Spirit to capture the breadth of what God is doing through only one movement, Campus Crusade for Christ. To him be the glory.