8:30 worship and devotional led by Cecil was an important start to our day! He offered a great explanation behind Judges 17, Lev 6:2-5, and Exodus 20
The first “P” for the day was “Process”, taught by Bernard a local Indian Rēp consultant. The basic foundational principles of processes, various pros (God’s processes and ways) and cons (relying on process and not on God, process is king, customer is king) were discussed. It’s where we hear the concept of “Structure without stricture”. Processes are described in various verses in the Bible. The structure is needed, but not legalistic restriction! Clients were asked to identify the top four processes their respective companies follow. Interesting responses followed, depending upon the owner’s own perspective. These ranged from how to do payroll, to how to do hiring, to how to start and run a machine
This was followed by LEMON Leadership, taught by Thomas, another local Indian Rēp consultant. Thomas is also the local Rēp team leader. LEMON, to those unfamiliar with Rēp, is an acrostic, “L” is Luminary, “E” is Entrepreneur, “M” is Manager, “O” is Organizer, and “N” is Networker. These are five basic leadership styles that Brett Johnson has recognized in his years of experience, consulting with many companies around the world. He’s identified characteristics of each leadership type that leaders exhibit in strength (good days) and in weakness (bad days).
After a break for lunch, Errol gave a presentation called “BELTS”. I first heard this in May 2010, at the Global Day of Prayer in Cape Town, South Africa. The acrostic standards for “B” – Bless, “E” – Eat that which is set before you, “L” – Listen, ask questions, show interest, “T” – Tell them, be ready to give account, and “S” – Signs and wonders, this is the place to pray (and heal the sick)! It’s a very interesting teaching, based mainly on Luke 10. This is an important concept; all are commanded to go and make disciples.
At this point, one of the clients asked a question; is it ok to accept food that you know came from a Hindu temple? A range of viewpoints arose. All of 1 Corinthians 8 was read. What impact does accepting this food have on the weaker believer? In most cases, these are children that observe their parents accepting the food, yet are taught not to eat food dedicated to idols. In the Indian culture, it’s almost impossible to not come across food that has not been touch or handled by a Hindu.
The rest of the afternoon, clients spent working on their scorecards, and two of them started their intercessor and visioning times. The intercessor time is where the client gets private one-on-one time with them, discussing and praying into what ever the Lord brings to heart. The visioning time, is where the client is “stretched”, meaning what is your current scope of the number of households you will reach with your current company plans. Then this is taken to the next level, by discussing what God would have happen if all of the households touched by the company were aware of the Lord’s work and presence through the owner and his/her company. It’s amazing how many people a small, simple company can reach if you simply add up all those who come into contact with the company directly (and indirectly in that the person working for you has a family, so you are impacting the whole family).
That’s all for today! Thank you Lord!