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Jan/Feb 2012 Revival Begins with Shepherds-Not Sheep

Friday, March 02, 2012
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Revival starts at a local church-a local church under oversight of a pastor. In Baby Boomerang, Doug Mur-reen said, "Revival begins with shepherds, not sheep." A church cannot sustain revival without the good work of a pastor/shepherd.

 

Nov/Dec 2011 Revival in a Plain Brown Wrapper - Investing in God's Adventure

Thursday, November 10, 2011
Carlton L.Coon Sr.
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Revival in a Plain Brown Wrapper always includes seeing the kingdom as His. A recent survey said younger preachers are more committed to growing His kingdom rather than growing the church at their address. Obviously, local churches need to grow. It is part of expanding His kingdom. Revival in a Plain Brown Wrapper churches are keen to invest themselves and funds into opportunities with a great return on the investment.

 

Sept/Oct 2011 Revival in a Plain Brown Wrapper - You Gotta Get 'Em In The House

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Carlton L.Coon, Sr.
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Revival in a Plain Brown Wrapper can happen with a two-talent man just as it can with a ten-talent man.

 

Jul/Aug 2011 Revival in a Plain Brown Wrapper - Beyond Praise to Worship

Friday, July 01, 2011
Carlton L.Coon, Sr.
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Revival in a Plain Brown Wrapper churches are not content with praise they pursue worship.

 

May/Jun 2011 Revival in a Plain Brown Wrapper - Lifestyle Evangelism

Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Carlton L.Coon Sr.
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An inaccurate perception of what a revival feels like can mean we are having a revival and not even know it.

 

Mar/Apr 2011 Revival in a Plain Brown Wrapper - Practical Steps in Praise

Monday, May 02, 2011
Carlton L.Coon Sr.
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Consistent revival is the result of many things. A single item with not accomplish it.

 

Jan/Feb 2011 Tornado Warning-A Praise Atmosphere

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Carlton L.Coon Sr.
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Nov/Dec 2010 - Revival in a Plain Brown Wrapper - Have Good Church

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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This issue focuses on five specific areas that seem to stop the flow of a service and what can be done to adjust them: • A Service Plan • Announcements • Offerings • Prayer Requests • Testimonies

 

Sept/Oct 2010 - Revival in a Plain Brown Wrapper "Good Church-Whether Small or Large"

Thursday, August 19, 2010
CarltonCoon
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Think about it like this: What we do positions a service to give God a chance to do what He does.

 

July/Aug 2010 - Revival in a Plain Brown Wrapper "Have Good Church"

Tuesday, July 06, 2010
CarltonCoon
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Good church in a church plant is considerably different than church with several hundred attendees. Good church can have different approaches and different components.

 

May/June 2010 - "Revival In A Plain Brown Wrapper"

Thursday, April 29, 2010
CarltonCoon, Sr.
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Some gifts are wrapped with gaudy paper, the paper more attractive than the gift. I’ve lived some revivals that were gaudier than substantive. As a child, observing G.A. Mangun as he led the Pentecostals of Alexandria, one thing stood out: the impact and growth was a product of consistency.

 

Mar/Apr 2010 - "And God Gave Some..."

Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Carlton L. Coon Sr.
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A few days back, I heard about one of our preachers who is being treated in a somewhat interesting way. After having faithfully served his church for several years, the following was taking place:

 

Jan/Feb 2010 - "Answering The "How" Question..."

Friday, January 08, 2010
Carlton L. Coon Sr.
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Mentoring relationships are desperately needed in ministry – as in other areas of work. My observations are certainly not definitive on the topic – but may provide a bit of enlightenment. Mentoring answers the “how” question. It is not restricted to those of us who are preachers. Local church workers, Sunday school teachers, youth staff, etc. benefit from a mentor-protégé relationship. Developing such a rapport is not as simple as providing a resource.

 

Nov/Dec 2009 - "Call Me Coach!"

Sunday, November 01, 2009
CarltonCoon
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A few days back, I heard about one of our preachers who is being treated in a somewhat interesting way. After having faithfully served his church for several years, the following was taking place:

 

Sep/Oct 2009 - "Full Employment"

Tuesday, September 01, 2009
CarltonCoon
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How many of your new converts, or mature believers are actively involved in a defined role of ministry? If you are not satisfied with the answer, perhaps you can put some of these strategies to work for the benefits to your saints and your church.

 

Communique Extra - "David's Estate Plan"

Monday, July 27, 2009
CarltonCoon
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The Director’s Communiqué is consistently focused on providing a resource to benefit the local church. This Communiqué Extra is no different. What is discussed here has significant possibilities for your church and God’s kingdom in the earth. At first glance, this may not seem relevant to you. I’m asking you to read it all anyway. There may be some hidden nuggets of truth you can apply.

 

Jul/Aug 2009 - "Volunteers Or Servants: What's The Difference?"

Thursday, July 16, 2009
CarltonCoon
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The past Director’s Communiqué have focused on helping people fulfill their God-intended role. On occasion, something so fits a course of thought that it demands inclusion. Such is the case for this Communiqué. One’s perception of how they are to participate in the body of Christ affects them.

 

May/Jun 2009 - "Appreciating The Lord's Body"

Tuesday, June 09, 2009
CarltonCoon
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For continuity, let’s begin with review. 1. “The Body of Christ Has No Appendix” stirred interest. The basic premise: each person is intended of God to do something meaningful. To inspire greater ministry involvement, Fitly Framed was made available. Get this resource by emailing ccoon@upci.org. 2. Many saints are not involved in their local church. Why? In general: (A) Not affirming many of the roles of service. (B) A consumer mentality. (C) No paths are provided to discover gifts or put them

 

Mar/Apr 2009 - "The Body Of Christ Has No Appendix"

Sunday, March 01, 2009
CarltonCoon, Sr.
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Email from Mike Martling, Outreach Director in Longwood, Florida (Home Missionary Bill Hobson): "We recently had our first Newcomers Dinner. Fifty-one attended. It was awesome! Department heads were mingling with new people and meeting people at a personal level. Because of the great success, we plan to do one each quarter." Disciple-makers, give this a try . . . whether in Home Missions or a "mature" church. A regular "newcomers social" works to connect people.

 

Jan/Feb 2009 - "... And In Fellowship"

Thursday, January 01, 2009
CarltonCoon, Sr.
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Disciple-making at work: Pastor Tom Dibble of Waterbury, Connecticut writes, "I am teaching a group of six converts and three established saints. The established saints are being trained to teach Take Root and Bear Fruit. It has been tremendous. It is a great feeling when someone is saved but it is even more so when I am seeing spiritual growth and maturity developing in our new babies. Thanks for the efforts on discipleship."

 

Nov/Dec 2008 - "Disciple-Making - You Won't Keep Them All"

Saturday, November 01, 2008
CarltonCoon, Sr.
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In Building High Commitment in a Low Commitment World, Bill Hull wrote, "My experience has shown that where high commitment is taught as normal, as many as 50 to 65 percent will achieve it." If Hull is correct: What happens where low commitment is the norm?

 

Sep/Oct 2008 - "Disciple-Making - Build A Hothouse"

Friday, August 01, 2008
CarltonCoon, Sr.
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Did you know you can start tomato plants in the dead of winter–if you build a “hothouse.” The hothouse is not the tomato plant’s final destination, but it’s the environment in which they start. Plants grown in a hothouse are eventually “handed off,” but they get their start in a controlled environment.

 

Jul/Aug 2008 - "Disciple-Making - It's Time To Pick Up The Baby"

Tuesday, July 01, 2008
CarltonCoon, Sr.
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What was the goal of what you did at church last week? Was it to develop mature believers—people who live right, are dedicated to the Lord Jesus, and witness? In other words, to grow “established” saints. Jesus said His disciples would be known by three traits...

 

May/Jun 2008 - "Disciple-Making - Get 'em Started Right"

Friday, May 16, 2008
CarltonCoon, Sr.
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With this Communiqué we begin moving into some “nuts and bolts” of disciple-making.

 

Mar/Apr 2008 - "Disciples - An Intentional Product"

Sunday, March 16, 2008
CarltonCoon, Sr.
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We must awaken to the crisis in discipleship. Some call it, “Closing the back door.” Bill Hull wrote, “Discipleship making is not one of the things a church does. It is what a church does.” Counting the number baptized or how many received the Holy Ghost should not satisfy. It cannot . . . it must not. Disciple-making is the program – the only program of the church.

 

Jan/Feb 2008 - "You Wouldn't Want An Ostrich For Your Mama!"

Friday, February 15, 2008
CarltonCoon, Sr.
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Strange title . . . "You wouldn't want an ostrich for your mama!" Trust me – you really wouldn't! The Bible actually discusses it... [.pdf format]

 

Nov/Dec 2007 - "The Bottom Line: Make Disciples!"

Thursday, November 01, 2007
CarltonCoon, Sr.
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Disciple-making is not an option – it is the end-product of the church. New birth and church attendance are essential processes in the creation of the endproduct, however, a church can have large Sunday attendance, make many converts, and not be developing disciples for Jesus Christ.

 

Sep/Oct 2007 - "Have You Seen Your Field . . . Lately?"

Saturday, September 01, 2007
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Does our vision ever need a revision? We get a bit set and assume our way of seeing things is also God's vantage point. Peter, James, John, and their peers learned that their take on life was not necessarily that of Jesus Christ.

 

Jul/Aug 2007 - "The Power Of Sown Seed"

Sunday, July 01, 2007
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Unrealized potential is a tragic indictment: the legacy of "what might have been." The power of a seed is only realized by being sown. A farmer is helpless to grow grain God gives the increase, but by investing the kernel into the soil, the farmer is positioning it for natural forces to take over.

 

May/Jun 2007 - "Getting 'Out There'"

Tuesday, May 01, 2007
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Effective athletic teams learn to win on the opposing team's home court. Going into enemy territory and bringing home a victory is one requirement of a champion. Jesus spent much time on Satan's home court. His example teaches us how to be effective outside the walls of the church.

 

Mar/Apr 2007 - "The Ministry Of The Normal

Thursday, March 01, 2007
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Do we limit ourselves by waiting for someone superb to step to the forefront? Where is the ministry of the normal? Was it normal bread and fish Jesus used to feed a multitude? Was it not a normal colt on which He made triumphant entry into Jerusalem? Were James and John not normal fishermen?

 



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