MATUL CDL 6 March 2013

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Bridging Privilege & Poverty:

Bridging Privilege & Poverty Luke 4:18-19 (NIV) 18 “ The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord ’ s favor. ” View a Video of Manila Slums Viv Grigg, Ph.D. , slumdweller, author, activist, movement former, follower of Jesus Rebecca Pratt , creative, Program Coordinator Chiraphone Khamphouvong , master mobilizer MA in Transformational Urban Leadership


Plan Intro: Why are we here? Phil 2:5-8 as the basis for cross-cultural mission The Need: 1.3 Billion doubly Dispossessed, non-existent citizens of nowhere, living in nothing. The Response: Luke 4:18 Proclamation, Mercy, Liberation 3 groups discussion 3 minute debate MATUL as a global and APU response Video, Explanation Q & A / Comments Prayer

Jesus…Humbled & Exalted :

Jesus…Humbled & Exalted Philippians 2:5-8 (NKJV) 5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

The Humility of Christ:

The Humility of Christ Cross-cultural Practitioners & Mission Mindset...Start here and now. Character of Christ: Relationships, Friendship Seeking Bridge the space of downward mobility, simple living to lesson the disparity of differences: food, clothing, material items, opportunities, etc. The Fruit of the Spirit “ But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. ” Galatians 5.22-23 Be a Life-Long Learner, Renewing of the Mind The “ old has gone, the new has come… ” II Corinthians 5.17

In the Name of Jesus Henri Nouwen:

In the Name of Jesus Henri Nouwen I. From Relevance to Prayer The Temptation: To Be Relevant II. From Popularity to Ministry The Temptation: To Be Spectacular III. From Leading to Being Led The Temptation: To Be Powerful (1.24.1932 – 9.21.1996)

His Purposes Begin in Proclamation Among the Poor:

His Purposes Begin in Proclamation Among the Poor The Spirit of the Lord Is upon me Because the Lord Has anointed me To preach good news Among the poor Some of the first believers in Tatalon, Manila

Good News of Liberty and Justice:

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me… Empowered Chosen - Behold my chosen one … Because the Lord has anointed me Anointed - the Spirit can freely flow through each one . Good News of Liberty and Justice A centrality of preaching – from before time he speaks and what greater identity with his purposes than that he speaks through each of us To whom? To the responsive poor The godly poor who cry out to God in their oppressions

Results in… A Transformation of Love:

Results in… A Transformation of Love A kingdom of love demonstrated across the city; A city filled with love Churches are communities of love. When we began it was one of the first churches in Manila ’ s slums. There are now over 2,500 churches.


Carrying the depths of the pain The drunkards who went back To bind up the brokenhearted Exploring the ecstasies of worship Bringing joy into places of despair, hope into places of hopelessness

To proclaim the year of Jubilee a transformation of economics…:

To proclaim the year of Jubilee a transformation of economics… Kingdom Economics Cooperative Economics Redistribution between rich & poor Creativity of God Productivity of God Management From the gospel, and the formation of the church came micro-enterprise among the poor in Manila and 54 other development projects

…and a Transformation of Justice:

… and a Transformation of Justice Set at liberty the oppressed, preach good news of Jubilee Slaves are set free Prostitution abolished Ownership of land/ house for every family Enter into the struggles of the poor for justice In many communities we have to struggle alongside the people to get land rights for the piece of land on which they live.

3 Group Discussion:

3 Group Discussion Spiritual : How does the gospel, discipleship, the Holy Spirit and the bringing the community of faith (church planting) meet the needs of the urban poor? Economic: How do cooperative savings groups, microfinances work? How does the church be an economic community? Social Development: What is the role of Westerners in facilitating church-based development? How do you best transfer resources? Integration: In 1 minute convince us that the your approach is the best.

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Global Collaboration:

Global Collaboration

Global Collaboration:

Global Collaboration

New Cohort Sites – additions??? :

New Cohort Sites – additions ???

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DELIVERY PROCESS Each course 1/3 action, 1/3 theology, 1/3 social analysis

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Q & A / Comments

Prayer For The Poor By Mother Theresa:

Prayer For The Poor By Mother Theresa Make us worthy, Lord, to serve those people throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger. Give them through our hands, this day, their daily bread, and by our understanding love, give them peace and Joy. Amen