Tim Scheuer

Chuck Wood drops into Tim Scheuer's Iron on Iron via Google Hangouts

Australia is a vast continent. So getting practitioners together for encouragement and accountability can be difficult.

Tim Scheuer has been experimenting with holding his “Iron on Iron” gatherings via Google Hangouts.

Eight to ten practitioners report in on what God is doing, what they are learning, and where they are stuck. Then they talk about what they will do next.

Tim has someone who is further down the track provide input for about 30 minutes. In this session it’s Chuck Wood starting at the 35 minute mark. The whole process takes 90-120 minutes.

You can then publish the video record to YouTube.

Chuck Wood drops into Tim Scheuer's Iron on Iron via Google Hangouts

Australia is a vast continent. So getting practitioners together for encouragement and accountability can be difficult.

Tim Scheuer has been experimenting with holding his “Iron on Iron” gatherings via Google Hangouts.

Eight to ten practitioners report in on what God is doing, what they are learning, and where they are stuck. Then they talk about what they will do next.

Tim has someone who is further down the track provide input for about 30 minutes. In this session it’s Chuck Wood starting at the 35 minute mark. The whole process takes 90-120 minutes.

You can then publish the video record to YouTube.

Sharing Jesus Without Fear

One of the reasons why people in the West are not coming to faith in Christ is that nobody is sharing the gospel with them.

In these three videos Tim Scheuer addresses the issue by providing a simple way to share Jesus without fear.

Sharing Christ without fear. Talk 1: Tim Scheuer

Sharing Christ without fear. Talk 2: Tim Scheuer

Sharing Christ without fear. Talk 3: Tim Scheuer

UPDATE: Since the videos Tim has simplified his approach to make it easier for new believers to share their faith.

Sharing Jesus Without Fear

One of the reasons why people in the West are not coming to faith in Christ is that nobody is sharing the gospel with them.

In these three videos Tim Scheuer addresses the issue by providing a simple way to share Jesus without fear.

Sharing Christ without fear. Talk 1: Tim Scheuer

Sharing Christ without fear. Talk 2: Tim Scheuer

Sharing Christ without fear. Talk 3: Tim Scheuer

UPDATE: Since the videos Tim has simplified his approach to make it easier for new believers to share their faith.

Paying the price to make disciples

Here's a prayer letter just in from Tim Scheuer.  Tim has seen people come to faith in Jesus, disciples made, groups formed and the beginnings of church multiplication.

I share Tim's prayer letter for three reasons.

First, so you can learn about the price that has to be paid for each breakthrough and the battle that has to be won every day.

Second, because some of you need to hear the call to step into the mess of broken people who need Jesus.

Lastly, so you'll pray for Tim, his team and the work in Airds.

Dear Friends,

I am writing from Newcastle at the start of the 3rd day of a 5 day youth event called Soul in the City. There are 12 of us here from Airds joining about 450 other young Christians from all over NSW and the ACT. Our young people from Airds are having many new experiences of worship, bible teaching and prayer ministry in a big group. So far the kids have soaked up much with only a few hiccups.

Today will be a great test as I am leading about 30 young people in one of the practical 3 day projects. My group will be targeting the housing commission blocks in Cooks Hill with a simple door knocking strategy. My group consists of kids from a couple of churches on the north shore of Sydney along with my group from Airds.

Please pray that the young people will rise to the challenge of taking the peace of Jesus out into the streets; that we might find those that are spiritually receptive, and that we will experience the presence and power of Jesus as we go in His Name…

One of our boys has their 13th birthday today – Rylli. Please pray for him as he has had some struggles yesterday. I am mindful that all of our kids are carrying some pretty big stuff inside with what goes on in their streets and homes. Please pray that they will take this opportunity to draw near to God and receive from Him.

Over recent weeks we have had some good things happen and some very challenging things.

Three new groups have kicked off and we plan to kick off three other groups in the next two weeks. I have been very excited about those willing to host groups in their homes. However, it has been a little disappointing that several who indicated willingness to attend have not yet shown up. Please pray that we might have a breakthrough with this. I feel there is a very real battle out in the streets for the hearts and souls of these ones.

Last week we had one of our guys turn violent fuelled by alcohol. He did some damage to one of our single mothers home, threatened her repeatedly in front of her kids and then assaulted another one of our young guys who was trying to provide support for her. This unfolded over several days and was really ugly. The police were involved repeatedly. Sorry for no names but please pray for the perpetrator, who had started to follow Jesus, and for the victims, that somehow God would bring good from this situation.

Sorry this is short but I have to go and cook pancakes for about 300.

Thanks for prayers.

Blessings

Tim

Learning from an expert (2)

I can't believe I get paid to hang out with guys like Tim Scheuer and learn from what they do.

Here's what Tim taught me in our last coaching call (I'm supposed to be coaching him!).

Be up front about Jesus. There are many more people out there than we realise who are ready for someone to tell them about Jesus.

Keep moving. Most of the evangelism Jesus did was harvest evangelism. He went into town looking for responsive people who became a beachhead for the gospel. Paul did the same.

Stop planting churches. Start making disciples. Then help those disciples to form churches in their world.

Cast vision early for simple neighbourhood churches.

Stop trying to reach one person at a time. Look for the person of peace and then through them reach networks of relationships.

Don't focus on “mature” Christians. The newest believers are excited about knowing Jesus. They don’t know that they shouldn’t be sharing their joy with everyone they meet.

Begin with the end in mind. What is it going to take to give every person in Airds the opportunity to respond to Jesus and follow him together?

If you’ve got this far and now you’re saying to yourself, “That nice but door-knocking won’t work in my context.” I have a question:

What will you do in your context to find the .1% or 5% or 55% of people who ready now to respond to Jesus and follow him?

They are out there. Like the woman at the well (John 4), and Cornelius (Acts 10), they will become the first of many.