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ELDER’S LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATION LEVEL - 1. Revival, Reformation, and Evangelism. Revival and Reformation. Revival is the absolute in the church growth process. A church must constantly call upon the Lord for His leadership, direction, insight, and power. Revival and Reformation.

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Elder s leadership certification level 1

ELDER’S LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATION

LEVEL - 1


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Revival, Reformation, and Evangelism


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Revival and Reformation

Revival is the absolute in the church

growth process. A church must

constantly call upon the Lord for His

leadership, direction, insight, and power.


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Revival and Reformation

“A revival and a reformation must

take place, under the ministration

of the Holy Spirit. Revival and

reformation are two different things.


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Revival and Reformation

Revival signifies a renewal of spiritual life, a quickening of the

powers of mind and heart, a resurrection from spiritual death.

Reformation signifies a reorganization, a change in ideas and

theories, habits and practices. Reformation will not bring forth

the good fruit of righteousness unless it is connected with the

revival of the Spirit. Revival and reformation are to do their

appointed work, and in doing this work they must blend.”

(E. G. White, Last Days Events, 189)


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Revival and Reformation

“A revival need be expected

only in answer to prayer.”

(Selected Messages, 121)


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Revival and Reformation

“God calls for a revival and a reformation.

The words of the Bible, and the Bible

alone, should be echoed from the pulpits

of our land. In the sermons of many

pulpits of today there is not that divine

manifestation which awakens the

conscience and brings life to the soul.”

(RH, February 27, 1908 par. 5)


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Revival and Reformation

“We all need the Holy Spirit. Our ministers need

it. Our medical and educational institutions and

our churches need it. We need a thorough, living

experience in the work of the Lord.”

(Sermons and Talks, Vol.1, p. 392)


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Revival and Reformation Steps

First Step: Pastors and church workers.

Second Step: Local church leaders and members.

Third Step: Everyone involved in evangelism to proclaim Jesus’ Second Coming.


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Revival and Reformation Steps

1. Pastors and Church Workers

  • “A revival of true godliness among us is the greatest and most urgent of all our needs. To seek this should be our first work.”

    (Last Days Events, p. 189)

  • “I tell you that there must be a thorough revival among us. There must be a converted ministry. There must be confessions, repentance, and conversions. Many who are preaching the Word need the transforming grace of Christ in their hearts.” (Ibid.)


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Revival and Reformation Steps

1. Pastors and Church Workers

“The ministers must be converted before

they can strengthen their brethren. . . . A

reformation is needed among the people,

but it should first begin its purifying work

with the ministers.” (1T.,p. 469)


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Revival and Reformation Steps

1. Pastors and Church Workers

“The time has come for a thorough reformation to take place.

When this reformation begins, the spirit of prayer will actuate

every believer, and will banish from the church the spirit of

discord and strife” (Testimonies, vol. 8, p. 251).


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Revival and Reformation Steps

2. Local church leaders and members

  • Love One Another

    “True conversion is a change from selfishness to

    sanctified affection for God and for one another. . . .

    The strongest argument in favor of the gospel is a

    loving and lovable Christian” (LDE 191).


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Revival and Reformation Steps

2. Local Church Leaders and members

“The heart must be emptied of every defilement and

cleansed for the indwelling of the Spirit. It was by the

confession and forsaking of sin, by earnest prayer and

consecration of themselves to God, that the early disciples

prepared for the outpouring” (Prayer, p. 118).


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Revival and Reformation Steps

2. Local church leaders and members

“Pray without ceasing, and watch by working in accordance with

your prayers. As you pray, believe, trust in God. It is the time of the

latter rain, when the Lord will give largely of His Spirit. Be fervent in

prayer, and watch in the Spirit” (Testimonies to Ministers, p. 512).


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Revival and Reformation Steps

2. Local church leaders and members

  • Total Surrender Required

“We should pray as earnestly for the descent of the Holy Spirit as the disciples prayed on the day of Pentecost. If they needed it at that time, we need it more today” (Prayer, p. 119).


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Revival and Reformation Steps

2. Local Church Leaders and members

  • Clearing the Way for the Latter Rain

“There is nothing that Satan fears so much as that the people of God shall clear the way by removing every hindrance, so that the Lord can pour out His Spirit upon a languishing church and an impenitent congregation” (Prayer, p. 120).


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Revival and Reformation Steps

3. Evangelism and Proclamation

“The spiritual life of the church

can only be kept alive as the

members make personal efforts

to win souls to Christ. . .”

(6MR, p. 199).


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Revival and Reformation Steps

3. Evangelism and Proclamation

“When the churches become living, working

churches, the Holy Spirit will be given in

answer to their sincere request. . . . Then

the windows of heaven will be open for the

showers of the latter rain” (LDE, p. 193).


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Revival and Reformation Steps

3. Evangelism and Proclamation

  • "Keep the Vessel Clean and Right Side Up"

    “We need not worry about the latter rain. All we have to do is to

    keep the vessel clean and right side up and prepared for the

    reception of the heavenly rain, and keep praying. Let the latter

    rain come into my vessel. Let the light of the glorious angel

    which unites with the third angel shine upon me; give me a part

    in the work; let me sound the proclamation; let me be a

    collaborer with Jesus Christ” (LDE, p. 194).


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Revival and Reformation Steps

3. Evangelism and Proclamation

  • Prayer without earnest activity for others leads to formalism.

    “God does not mean that any of us shall become hermits or

    monks, and retire from the world to devote ourselves to acts of

    worship. The life must be like Christ’s life—between the

    mountain and the multitude. He who does nothing but pray will

    soon cease to pray, or his prayers will become a formal

    routine” (Steps to Christ, p. 101).


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Strategy for Implementation

  • Pastors and church workers – Step 1

  • Promoting prayer meetings.

  • Providing study materials.

  • Challenging a healthy lifestyle reformation.

  • Claiming the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Strategy for Implementation

  • Local church leaders and members – Step 2

  • Living a life of prayer.

  • Promoting Week-of-Prayers and vigils.

  • Emphasizing the need for home worship.

  • Challenging a healthy lifestyle reformation.

  • Claiming the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Strategy for Implementation

  • Evangelism and Proclamation – Final Goal

  • Revival and Reformation emphasis.

  • Training, equipping, and motivating.

  • Studying the book “Christian Service.”

  • Establishing small groups.

  • Sharing missionary literature.


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Good News and Bad News

“Had Adventists after the great disappointment in 1844

held fast their faith and followed on unitedly in the

opening providence of God, receiving the message of

the third angel and in the power of the Holy Spirit

proclaiming it to the world, they would have seen the

salvation of God, the Lord would have wrought mightily

with their efforts, the work would have been

completed, and Christ would have come ere this to

receive His people to their reward. . . . It was not the

will of God that the coming of Christ should be thus

delayed. . . .” (Last Days Events, p. 37)


Elder s leadership certification level 1

Good News and Bad News

“For forty years did unbelief, murmuring, and rebellion

shut out ancient Israel from the land of Canaan. The

same sins have delayed the entrance of modern Israel

into the heavenly Canaan. In neither case were the

promises of God at fault. It is the unbelief, the

worldliness, unconsecration, and strife among the Lord's

professed people that have kept us in this world of sin

and sorrow so many years. Had the church of Christ

done her appointed work as the Lord ordained, the

whole world would before this have been warned and

the Lord Jesus would have come to our earth in power and great glory.” (Last Days Events, p. 38)


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