Taking the light of Jesus to “The Strip”…

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I creeped on my son’s facebook page… I confess! But, I just couldn’t  help myself.  Last night I got a text from him telling me that he and his friends from The Experience (KBM) were spending the night in Vegas.  They were there asking God to open their eyes to what He is doing there in the lives of people on the street and for wisdom about how they as God’s “Plan A” could bring Jesus “up close” to those people!
So, this morning at 4:30 AM Mountain Time (it was 7:30 for me out east), John posted a message to a new friend he had met and talked with on the street in the middle of the night:
 ”I’m sitting here in the hotel room super stoked dude…i think an epic friendship has been born my friend…I’m going to be praying about coming back! Everything you were sharing was EXACTLY on my heart dude…I have a feeling I’ll be back very soon” 
I can’t wait to hear what that is all about.  I pray that hundreds and thousands of young kingdom laborers will find themselves in the darkest places on the globe carrying with them “the hope of glory”!
God is fanning the flame in the hearts of young men and women all over the world to answer the call God extended to a young prophet named Jeremiah and then echoed in a letter from Jude.  It is a call to “jump over the edge” and go to the darkest places with the burning torch of the life of Jesus within us and the profound wisdom of the Holy Spirit coaching our every move.  This is the hope of the world!   
 “Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them. Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land—against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and the people of the land. They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD.  Jeremiah 1:17-19
But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh. Jude 1:20-23

Dance like Nobody is watching!!

As I start into my day, I’m sorting through the demands, the wants, the needs, the deadlines and the desire to be available and helpful to the people I care about.  Then I am thinking that probably most of them are doing the same.  As God’s “Plan A”, wouldn’t it be amazing if today we just “danced” our own dance for what really matters to each of us and watch the movements take shape?  Have fun!!  

Get “Launched”! Join our 2011 “Plan A” NYC Ministry Coaching Experience

Fall 2011 “Plan A” Ministry Coaching Experience, Sept 25-Dec 4, 2011
Get “launched” this Fall into a life of 24/7 ministry
as a God’s “Plan A” in changing the world in Jesus Name!
The ”Plan A” Ministry Coaching Experience is a ten week discipleship training program based in Quispamsis, NB Canada for young adults age 15 and older sponsored by Kingdom Building Ministries. KBM in Canada is based in Quispamsis, New Brunswick
Who can come?: This experience is designed for individuals 15 years of age and older.  Those who are younger than 17 years old need to be accompanied by an adult.
 
Phase 1: Sept 25 – Nov 6, 2011- The first phase of the experience will be a seven week small group discussion and training based on the book, “You Are God’s Plan A” by Dwight Robertson. The training will be facilitated by “Plan A” Coach Dan Lamos with input from KBM Itinerant Speakers  The group will also gain “hands on” ministry experience with local compassion ministries in the Saint John area in preparation for the NYC ministry weekend. 
Phase 2:  Nov 17-21 – The group led by KBM “Plan A” Coach, Dan Lamos will participate in the NYC Operation Drumstick Thanksgiving Outreach weekend hosted by NYSUM (New York School of Urban Ministries) you will be feeding the poor and homeless in NYC and joining with Christians from the USA and Canada on this life launching weekend of bringing God “up close” to people as you serve them in Jesus Name. 
Phase 3: Nov 27-Dec 4 – During this phase you will focus on living a life of ministry as a God’s “Plan A” kingdom laborer.  We will wrap up with a party on Dec 4 where you can celebrate and invite your friends and family to hear what about what God has done.  
What does it cost?:  The cost of the ten week experience is $400. This includes a copy of “You Are God’s Plan A”, all of your fees for the NYC Compassion weekend and all study materials.  It does not include your meal costs travelling to and returning from NYC.  A non-refundable pre-registration fee of $75 is due by Sept. 1, 2011.  The remainder of the fee is due on October 21, 2011.  Make cheques payable to Kingdom Building Ministries. For more information call 506-639-8961.
Application:  To apply, email Dan Lamos at dlamos@kbm.org or call 506-639-8961    
Kingdom Building Ministries in Canada Contact:
Dan’s Twitter: dan_planAcoach
Phone: 506-639-8961

Playing “small” does not serve the world!

Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate,
but that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.
And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
Nelson Mandela

When the prophet, Jeremiah was just a boy, God called him to be a prophet who would be used as God’s demolition & renovation team in His generation.  Read about it in Jeremiah chapter 1!  There is a command that God spoke to this child that has always grabbed my focus;   

“Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them.” Jer. 1:17

God was looking deep into Jeremiah’s heart and calling out courage & greatness.  He knew what He had woven into the fabric of this young man.

What about us?  Could it be that part of our nagging frustration, anger and depression as a generation is because we ignore God’s call to “Stand up and be His messengers with courage and a belief that we are His plan to release His kingdom wherever we go, bringing Him up close to every one we meet?”

Watch this challenging video featuring Leslie Nease from “Survivor: China”.  She recently spoke to the students at KBM’s Deep Camp www.deepcamp.com

 I challenge you to read 2 Peter 3-11.  Focus in on verse 3;”His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”   Through a relationship with Jesus Christ we are made sons and daughters of God able to take a stand in our generation. 

We are waiting for you to embrace the greatness of who you are as a child of God!

“The Experience” on to next stage of their Journey today!

The team has completed an amazing two and half weeeks in the DR and Haiti. They are heading back to the USA today.  Check out a great vid here: Haiti Experience Slideshow

Our son, John is having an amazing summer jumping into the first phase of “The Experience”… a year-long  
 (2 phase) discipleship program for young adults offered through Kingdom Building Ministries  The next stage of “The Experience” is The Deep Camp Stage where the team will be investing their lives in high school students and continue to learn from KBM mentors.  Deep Camp 2011

Developing mad skills in “Spiritual Multiplication”

 

 
BATON PASSING

 

More than ever before we need men and women who reach out to younger Jesus followers in order to coach & launch them into a 24/7 life of ministry in Jesus Name.  At KBM we call it, “baton passing”.  Check out KBM “baton passing” tips for user friendly help in making that critical connection.