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Vineyard Planting – Leadership Development, survivability

Blessed Day to You,

Not sure what I will entitle this nuggets from heaven to vineyard/church planters.  Yet, by the end of this post, I should have something of a title that will link as a series for this manna nuggets.

Just wanted to share from time to time in this season restructuring a ministry.  As you may know, I have been with this ministry since 2005 and became an adviser in 2009.  In 2012 appointed as Chief Advisor to this ministry.  In July of 2013, asked and appointed as Moderator and in August of the same year an additional title added as COO.  Once moved to Tennessee shall be appointed as CEO.

Basically,  yes, basically back to basics is what this ministry will have to endure.  Going straight to the “Root” of planting.  It has been fallow ground and thus in this season will begin plowing the soil to plant.  We expect that by next year during the season of Sukkot,  have an abundant harvest with future harvests to grow productively.  So from time to time, I will share these thoughts, accomplishments, challenges, failures, strategies and the research.  Will be formulating all of this knowledge and learning experience into a training program.  For now, I am in sharing mode.  So let’s continue with this:

If the church planter provides leadership development training for new church members, the odds of survivability increase by over 250 percent. Of those church planters who provided leadership training to church members, 79 percent of their churches survived compared to only 59 percent of church plants survived among those who did not give leadership training.



Another Year, Another “Life” Harvest

2012_0521_peony_flowers_by_adam_bavier_1024x680Spring has sprung with new life, re-blooming flowers, birds singing seems earlier and earlier these days.  As time for younger people seem to drag and in a hurry to grow up, those of us who are older wants time to slow down even if it is just for a tad bit.  The second-hand on watches and clocks seems louder, yet at times we wonder how much have we gotten accomplished in the past years including this year.  Before we know it…another year will be upon us.

Gracefully, sometimes impatient, I have learned to sit calmer now than I did before during my early ministry years.  Since we are in the season of Counting the Omer, a harvest season, I look at my life with not only great anticipation my personal harvest; it goes deeper than this developmental stage or I should say dimensional upgrading continuing into completing my divine destiny.

There has been much change in my life, yet it has been a necessity.  I wanted to start this blog with a positive entry as we have been sprung into Spring.  Summer is around the corner with its heat, sunglasses, some lazy days, picnics, days at the water park and my special place…days at the beach.

I look forward to more growth in my personal life, ministry life, entrepreneurial, physical, and of

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course, spiritual. My prayer for you is that as you continue your journey, that it shall be fruitful, favor-full and prosperity in all areas of your life for you and your family.

Looking forward to sharing from His [G-d’s] heart to you and things in between.  Be it prophetic words, Scripture discussions and just a thought or two.

I hope you will visit me here from time to time at my cottage by the sea, there is always a kettle on the stove for tea, muffins, bagels and biscuits; and of course plenty of joy and good conversation.

Respectfully yours,

Shaliach Brown