Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fuel for Your Fire - DISCIPLINE

Here are the Bones from the August 2011 Meeting

Empowerment Time – Fuel for your Fire

If you research the etymology of the word “discipline” you will discovers it is much related to the word “disciple”.

The Latin word forlearner’ was discipulus, a derivative of the verb discerelearn’ (which was related to docēreteach’, source of English doctor, doctrine, and document). English acquired the word in Anglo-Saxon times, as discipul, and it was subsequently reformulated as disciple on the model of Old French deciple. Derived from discipulus was the noun disciplīna ‘instruction, knowledge’. Its meaning developed gradually into ‘maintenance of order (necessary for giving instruction)’, the sense in which the word first entered English (via Old French discipline).    Source:

1) Training to act in accordance with rules.  2) A regimen that develops or improves a skill; training.  3) Behavior and order maintained by training and control.

A  DISCIPLE embraces DISCIPLINE and looks for ways to improve and make attempts to improve their behavior, orderliness, ministry service, lifestyle, etc., by mind reconditioning, training, and/or guidelines.

SCRIPTURE IN THE SPOTLIGHT - 1 Corinthians 14:40

KJV - Let all things be done decently and in order.
NIV - But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.
MSG -Be courteous and considerate in everything.

This Month’s Precious Jewel
To walk worthy of the calling and achieve excellence in ministry,
 a DISCIPLE (learner) needs to have DISCIPLINE
 in every area of their life and being.

Next meeting we will look at DISCIPLINE in the following areas:

PRAYER – Relationship with God

PURPOSE – Life’s Assignment

PURITY – Living Holy



Here is the 'bones" from our August meeting

I have observed a LEADERSHIP call in each one of you. As a leader you will be required to speak to a group of people. Whether informal or formal, large or small audience, you will have an audience. Why? God has called you to LEAD, therefore, he has an AUDIENCE for you.

1)      Avoid apologies….be confident. Things to avoid 1) saying I’m nervous 2) Avoid giving the “in case I mess up excuse”, i.e., Pray for me I haven’t been feeling well, my throat is hurting, I wasn’t scheduled to be up here today,
2)      Be yourself – Have personality
3)      Use testimonies when appropriate to enhance lessons, sermon points, and singing. – Make sure your testimony fits the theme of the occasion and message.
4)      Be open to learn from others what works and what does not.
5)      Speak directly into the microphone to be heard. Even if you have a loud voice, don’t assume everyone in the room can hear you without the use of a mic. The people in the back are usually straining to hear.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Better Life Ministries (1151-A Markham Road, Conway AR) Women's Conference will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. 9a.m. VERNICE WEBB is one of their guest speaker among other powerful women. The conference will conclude Sunday, Aug, 7 at 3p.m. You don't want to miss these powerful services! For more information: