Kingly Small Group Dynamics
June 08, 2009
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Kingly Small Group Dynamics
Ministry to Kings – Last weekend we met with six Kings. We’ve met about quarterly in the past and all our meetings have been a huge blessing. I want to share the simple recipe in this newsletter so that you can experience the same thing.
The Setting – We met in a home (our house) and shared dinner Friday night and breakfast Saturday morning. The sole purpose of this meeting was to fellowship over the meals and share our dreams and pray for one another. Beyond that, structure is minimal. Several who were invited couldn’t make it. Andy brought his wife Deborah who is a great addition. She is a manager in an industrial plant, who happens to be very prophetic and really adds a great perspective as a woman. It’s been mostly men in the past – for better or for worse.
It’s been good to have people who have read Releasing Kings and share the vision. We’re all on the same page of multiplying resources for ministry. Howard and Duane have gone to the Philippines and Pakistan multiple times and have seen hundreds to thousands of Muslims saved and healed – Howard is a civil engineer and Duane is a realtor. Everyone has a job or business; none are in church ministry, although they all attend church.
The Ministry – All the guys are comfortable praying for one another and most have a pretty good prophetic sense of where to go with the prayer. There are more details about the specific approach to the ministry time at Start Your Own Group. Basically we just ask each person to share their dream and ask how we can help through prayer or some practical aspect. We try to find a good balance between sharing wisdom among peers and prophetic prayer. We ask the Father’s blessing on all these great sons. We even got miraculous results on some physical healing issues. We prayed for John’s hearing and he noticed improvement. John’s college-age daughter dropped by at on Saturday for prayer. Howard lengthened one leg that had previously been broken… to Amanda’s wide-eyed amazement!
The Theme – We found our small group challenged with a common issue that represents something very relevant to others in this marketplace move. “Our dreams are all bigger than our present finances can support right now.” We can allow that to frustrate us, but I want to suggest it’s normal for your dream to be bigger than your present bank account. Your dream should always be ahead of your resources. God shows us future possibilities so we know where to go and have time to prepare for it.
As Kings, we also can’t fall back on offerings from others. Although others may help at times, it’s our responsibility and privilege to see financial breakthroughs (it’s part of our message). We are stewards and recipients of both an anointing for ministry and an anointing to multiply finances.
The Full Gospel – Several decades ago we used the term “full gospel” to indicate that we don’t just preach salvation but we include the Holy Spirit in our disciple making package. We are historically at a similar juncture in this marketplace move to reach the seven mountains. It’s time to train new disciples to multiply finances! It’s time we learned how to do it ourselves so that the truth we seek to impart is operating in our own lives. Of course, everyone is running into a little resistance and for good reason. This is a huge spiritual battle front that has to go right through the traditions of men to reach the level of blessing Jesus has made available to us as Kings. We’ll have to use terms like “wealth” and “riches” and talk about the real meaning of a cup that overflows to bless the nations.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Ps 23:5
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. 2 Cor 8:9 NIV
Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits — 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, 5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Ps 103:2-5 NIV
What if it was commonplace for all Kings to experience a level of abundance that would enable their dreams for ministry to occur now? The Kingdom would probably come on earth as it is in Heaven! People like Howard and Duane would be turning the Philippines upside down… even faster.
“‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Matt 6:10 NIV
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10 KJV
John and Sue www.Releasing-kings.com
PS: I want to recommend some follow-up reading.
Who is God by Harold Eberle provides the best explanation of a more relational view of God. It’s must reading that connects our perception of God with everyday life.
Releasing Kings for Ministry in the Marketplace takes that foundation into marketplace ministry and the entrepreneurial nature of Kings. Fruit in the marketplace naturally springs out of sound doctrine.
Desire to Destiny – Takes the foundation and marketplace ministry and puts them in the context of seven practical keys or stages of growth you can apply in your own life.
You’re invited into the vision to release Kings; communicate the message, make the money, and do the mission.
- The Message – Our first goal is to get the Releasing Kings message into the hands of the messengers that will carry it… do it, preach it, teach it, example it.
- The Money – The second goal is to help Kings break out of poverty by networking them with practical opportunities to prosper. We want to introduce them to the right people, the right opportunity, and the right financial approach.
- The Mission – Network Kings with opportunities to mix business and missions. Accomplish the great commission through the marketplace.
You can get your copy of Releasing Kings for Ministry in the Marketplace or Desire to Destiny at