Offers advice on how to be an armorbearer, a person who supports a church leader and his vision, while working for a church.Publishers Description
Each born-again believer has something unique to offer the Body of Christ. The success of the Church depends on all of its parts. Everyone in the Local Church should carry the spirit of an Armorbearer. It is the heart of a servant. To be the greatest in the Kingdom is to be servant to all. In these best-selling books, God's Armorbearer & God's Armorbearer II, Terry Nance gives you the keys to stand with your leader to help fulfill God's vision.
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Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher FOCUS ON THE HARVEST #874
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|Protectors Feb 16, 2007|
|These books are actually very insightful. The problem I ran into when teaching this course was that there are denominations that actually have the position of "Amorbearer" built into their structure. That makes it difficult for them to see the importance of this work. |
This is coupled with the preface which leads you into the frame of reference that people are raised up to protect the pastor. Friends, look at the TITLE of the book; it reads GOD'S ARMORBEARER. If you'll recognize that God has chosen YOU and honored YOU to carry HIS armor (not the pastor's) this book takes on a whole different meaning. Does God need armor? Of course not, but it is HIS armor that we are to wear (Eph. 6:11-18) and in doing so become His armorbearers. The one thing that should be coupled with this teaching is that of putting others above yourself. Actually, I think it IS in there. Phil. 2:1-11 talks about taking on the mind of Christ, and in doing so, making ourselves lower than our brothers and sisters in Christ. Placing their needs above our own. When you put these 2 thoughts together you have one awesome message. One that must be met. It gets the children of God off the pews and into God's service. And as we enter His service we find ourselves sheltered under His wing...in that secret place.
|Do you want to be a good armor bearer? Jan 4, 2007|
|This book is really well written and has some invaluable information. If you want to be a true servant of any kind or you are an assistant to any leader this is the book for you. It is short brief and to the point but it has a ton of useful information.|
|Excellent Books. Jul 8, 2006|
|God's Armor Bearer:|
How to Serve God's Leaders
This is a great little book! It will help all Christians to see their role to support their leaders. It is written by an associate pastor who discovered these truths about his role in regards to his head pastor. Yet anyone who serves in a church can learn from these short lessons. Weather you're a small group leader, a eucharistic minister, worship leader - if you serve the body of Christ in any kind of role, this book will help you serve better.
Often people take one role in serving the church and see it as a stepping tone to advancement to a `higher' or `better' role. That is not he case. We are to serve our leaders and serve them well. `We have got to start seeing our position as one called and instituted by God. We must be willing to stay in it for the rest of our lives, if that is what God wants.' p.46
Through serving the leaders in the church we are fulfilling part of our vocational call and helping to build up the whole body of Christ.
Nance has some great insights that he shares with us: "We can see that the most important part of the Armorbearing is a ministry of prayer, watchfulness, and intercession. The Armorbearer is to prove his sincerity, loyalty, and courage in the spirit realm through prayer and intercession." p.52 and he emphatically states: "Every child of God, from leaders on down, needs to develop the character of an armorbearer. I believe that, right now in the Body of Christ, we need teaching on the development of the character of Christ. We have learned a lot about faith, prosperity and intercession, but I feel we have got to place more emphasis on character development." p.61 Nothing could be closer to the truth. Much of Josemaria Escriva's writings on the Christian life have that same emphasis. His books, The Way, Furrow and The Forge, each have sections dedicated to character.
The role of the Armorbearer is also for the whole body, "We are God's armorbearers. We are to carry the shield for one another, joining our faith together. If we will do that, we will truly become God's Great Army. We will go forth to conquer in the power of the Holy Spirit." p.63 But being an armorbearer also takes perseverance, and fortitude. We are told: "Discover what your course is, and then stay with it and never give up until you have reached your God-ordained destination and goal." p.74.
Finally I would like to leave you with two more quotes from the book. First: "It is time for us to re-evaluate our lives, and our ministries, to make sure that we are where we need to be and doing what we need to be doing." p.79 And second: "The spirit of the armorbearer is the Spirit of Christ. This is the day we see that God's children should take up the shields of others and be willing to carry them forth into battle." p.79.
This book will definitely challenge your faith and how you live it out.
Book two is just as good as Book I in this series. Also as I mentioned in my reviews of Book I there is also now available a combined book I & II as well as a newer Book III.
Nance Starts off with his reason for writing this second volume "I feel such an urgency about each member of the Body of Christ finding his place and remaining faithful, so we can be productive in God's Kingdom." p.11. This is the main premise of this second book, that each Christian has a role and responsibility to serve the body based upon gifts and calling. Each of us as Christians, if we have been called also have a job to do, Nance States: "God has a purpose in life for you to fulfill. You are not here by accident. You have a destiny in God to fulfill. You must find out your purpose by seeking God." p.21 Yet the journey to the God given goals and dreams in our lives will not be easy.
Nance tell us that "If you do not exercise faith in life to reach a goal or vision, you will never achieve it. You are going to have to get up and work toward your goal." p.27 Growing in the spiritual life is work and much like getting the body into shape, the spiritual life requires a workout plan, moderation of intake (books, TV, Movies...) and discipline. If we are faithful and diligent in the small things God may call us to greater things or reveal more gifts in us. "You also have talents in your life that will come forward as you trust God's grace n the small things. We are what we are by His Grace. If you always obey His Original Instructions, you will see things begin to work." p. 32 and "God wants to develop His character in you before He Exalts your ministry." p. 33. God cares about who we are on the inside far far more than what we present to others on the outside. Our whole live in Christ comes down to Character and obedience. Without those two it is all for naught. Nance later States: "I believe God is challenging us to take steps of faith that we have never taken before. God wants to move us out of our comfort zones." p.34 The Christian life will not often be the easy path or the past of least resistance, and much more so for those who try to serve Christ as a leader. To become a leader your must serve your leaders faithfully and with a pure heart.
If we look at the parable of the sower, we as Christians are not all one type of seed. "God determined the type of seed you are and where you were to be planted." p.19 Therefore like Nance stated in the subtitle of this book we should `Bloom Where You Are Planted' We each have specific fruits we are to bring to the Body and serve the body by using our fruits well for the Glory of God!
Also Available in this series:
God's Armor Bearer Book II:
Bloom Where Your Planted
God's Armor Bearer Book I & II
Destiny Image Publishers
God's Armor Bearer Book III
Running With Your Pastor's Vision
Destiny Image Publishers
Books I & II have also been translated into 4 different languages all available at this site.com.
|For anyone who wants to be a better help to his or her leader. Mar 18, 2006|
|This book will help you gain an understanding of how to come along side your leader and how being a good servant of that leader can bring success to your own life. The principles in this book can be applied both in the secular workplace and in churches. As they are applied, unity and success are inevitable.|
|Best book yet for ministry leaders Mar 5, 2006|
|I found this the best written, most practical, and most encouraging book yet for associate pastors or anyone in christian ministry. I think it would form the basis of a great leadership training class for churches. I plan on using it in teaching the leadership of our church. Great read! |
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