We are honored to have the senior pastor John Hunn, talk at the GPS Life Journey Global Leadership Summit. He talks about the importance of GPS Life Journey and the impact that it has on his church, First Baptist Church of Lenoir City, Tennessee. Below are some highlights from the video with scripture.
GPS Life Journey is all about equipping and mobilizing. 2023 is the year of mobilizing at First Baptist Church of Lenoir City, Tennessee. Every quarter we have GPS Life Journey classes.
How GPS Life Journey helps with discipling people and doesn't mean spending more money! Spending more time with people and helping them discover God's purpose for their next season of life matters.
His approach is to do what the bible says and he appreciates how biblical GPS Life Journey. God's work for the church to equip the saints for the ministry.
Ephesians 4:11-12 New International Version
11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
Theological - God's logic - do it His way, stick with the word and GPS Life Journey process is based on this.
It's very personal to John and GPS Life Journey is helping him to build a new testament church.
Matthew 16:18 New International Version
18 And I tell you that you are Peter,[a] and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades[b] will not overcome it.
He enjoyed GPS Life Journey so much, he took his staff through it and they did a two days retreat.
Identities that GPS speaks life into: Son of God, Servant of God, Slave of God, Soldier, Shepherd.
GPS Life Journey helps you understand why you work for God,
Galatians 2:20 New International Version
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
GPS Life Journey helps you win the war and do the hard work.
Purpose. Passion. Priority. All identified by GPS Life Journey and helps churches fill their ministry with people who have discovered their gifts.
Foundation - takes a long time to build this, hear the word of God and acts on it.
John 1:14 New International Version14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Ultimate goal to be Christ like and act like Jesus. Serve and love one another.
Ephesians 4:11-16 New International Version11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
Have higher goals
1 Timothy 4:7 New International Version7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.
Satan hates this but he can't stop us!
We need discipline - train - exercise to reach these higher goals.
It's important to take care of our spiritual gifts because we are all aging.
2 Corinthians 4:16 New International Version
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
It's not a coincidence that discipline sounds like discipleship.
God is saying to leaders to tell your people to get to the gym and work out on their spiritual muscles. GPS Life Journey is the starting point. People know where to serve and it removes the frustration of wanting to serve but not knowing where you belong!
Once you do GPS Life Journey no longer is it ignorance but apathy if someone is not serving.
Pastor John has embraced GPS Life Journey because after years of frustration and the need is so great, this solves the problem. It does it the right way and allows God to do his business.
He believes in it because it helps to expand God's kingdom. Nolen Rollins has been a blessing by coming back to First Baptist Church in Lenoir City, TN. If you have any questions about GPS Life Journey then please get in touch via our Contact page.
Nolen Rollins, Founder & President of GPS Life Journey