Holistic shepherding

Recently I started studying about the dynamics and significance of Holistic shepherding from the scriptures. It means looking after and caring for someone’s physical, emotional & spiritual condition. It’s only possibly done by a one-on-one shepherding, where one builds trust, chemistry, and comfort level. Relationally built to a level where you are accountable to someone in the group, and also to the leader above you.

I believe this shepherding system is highly attractive because too often, church is  only a big place for people to gather wihtout knowing the dynamics of the inner life from Monday to Saturday. We see small groups or cell groups during mid week meeting to supplmenet that and we have plenty of that examples in Acts 2. However, to exactly execute the shepherding that the bible talks about is one on one because people will open up more in one on one situation.  And this is very attractive to many folks in the city where people live in an individualistic world and community sense is fast disappearing. People feel lonely. People are under peer pressure to follow the trend and they are usually counter biblical.

Let’s arise and build a righteous shepherding church or community.

Super Abundance 2011

Dear everyone,

Happy New Year!
We are approaching the 1st church weekend of 2011 and snow has come down today, it’s beautiful.
We will be resuming our Sunday Church service this Sunday 1/9 at 11am.
Address: 144, E 44th St, New York, NY (Level 7).
www.hopenewyork.org
We are looking forward to meeting everyone and also we have a special team from Canada joining us all the way from Montreal led by our brother Eric Herbert who will also be leading worship. I am excited to resume our 1st service for 2011! Yay! 🙂
On Saturday 1/8, we will host our biweekly prayer meeting in my house at 1 Ava Dr, Syosset, NY 11791. It will be at 7:45pm. For those of you who can, please come and seek the Lord together! Our Canadian friends (7 of them) will be joining us. We encourage as many to fast one meal a week preparing for the weekend service to be with signs and wonders in our midst! He is our mighty God! He did it 2000 years ago, and He can do it again. He changed water into wine at the last minute in the wedding feast when requested to help! God can meet your needs and not only that, He can change you into a better person and more Christ like for 2011!
This Sunday our sermon will be:
SUPER ABUNDANCE
John 2:1-11
2:1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” 4 “Dear woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.”  5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.   7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. 8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.” 11 This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.

A Blessed & Prosperous New Year,

Message of faith & power

We are planning to visit AR Bernard’s 33,000 members church in Brooklyn this Sunday. This is the biggest church in NY and it’s Spirit filled.

They are big on Cultural Mandate with Kong Hee. I have been listening lately to Kong Hee and Joesph Prince ministry and indeed it’s faith and power kind of sermons, highly uplifting. What we need is the power of faith & Word of God to unleash the power of God to lift people up from the darkness and/or depression or economic downturn in New York. Just to prove that this is not only happening in Asia (Singapore) but also in America, I hope to see that power of God and glory of God in NY itself! I think Tim Keller touches a sector of intellectuals in NY, but the vast majority in NY are not into that intellectual philosophical sermons except the some from Columbia. Vast majority of New Yorkers & Americans need a cultural mandate and faith filled empowering messages. In Hope we have been taught on the 7 pillars of cultural civilization that we are to touch like commerce, law, education, entertainment, family, etc.

Keep you posted after the visit! 🙂 Check out my blog.