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OIKOS MINISTRIES

our virtual equipping centre is a compilation of ministry resources for starting and mulitplying missional communities.

commanded

Mark 12:30-31: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. (NIV)

Jesus taught us two simple commands: Love God and love the person next to you. These two practices, if lived out in passionate obedience, will lead us to a new way of life. We have outlined this new way of life into ten basic guideposts that help us measure and adjust our lives to become radical Jesus-followers.

Ten guideposts for Jesus' family are:

  • Passionate: Living a dynamic prayer life of daily communion with God
  • Grounded: Growing in my knowledge of the scriptures
  • Empowered: Constantly being filled with the Holy Spirit
  • Growing: Growing in strength of character and godliness
  • Serving: Serving others through my unique gifts and talents
  • Influencing: Creating a spiritual thirst in people by being salt and light in society
  • Conversing: Regularly engaging with people on spiritual issues, seeking to interest not-yet-Jesus-lovers and encouraging Jesus-lovers in their faith
  • Giving: Living a life of radical, joy-filled giving
  • Investing: Investing some of my life in others to see them grow and mature in the Lord, as well as investing my life in the downtrodden of society
  • Multiplying: Reproducing these values in the lives of others

commissioned

Matthew 28:19-20: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (NIV)

We live out our values as individuals before God, within our families, within our small groups, in our communities and in the marketplace. We strongly support the new surge of small community-based groups as one of the strongest transforming moves of God's Spirit in the church worldwide.