Nurturing Spirituality

stanleyandy5 01If I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith,

I am glad and rejoice with you all. —Philippians 2:17

Andy Stanley talks about continually pouring ourselves into the lives of those in our teams, whether they be church, business, or small groups. We are called to not fill ourselves up so we can be full, but so we can continually share what Jesus pours into our life. 

What does it mean to "pour into" the lives of your team members?


Our responsibility as "beyond you" leaders is not to teach everything, but to share what we do know with those coming along behind us.

Discuss these questions with your team or answer them yourself:

1) Who in your life has this attitude? Who in your life do you wish had this attitude, because you'd love to learn from them?

2) Why do you think it is hard to practice "emptying your cup" on a daily basis? What things hold you back?

3) How important is having something to show for your leadership to you? How do you think you find the balance between pursuing accumulation and emptying your cup on behalf of others?

 

Nurturing Audio & Video

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Reflections to Consider

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Publications

  • Worry

    Do we trust God to take care of each and every one of our troubles, or do we act like Read More
  • The Beauty of God

    Apocalyptic and the Beauty of God Isaiah 65. 17-25; Revelation 21.9-27 a sermon at Harvard Memorial Church, October 22 2006 Read More
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Nurturing Music

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Music

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Nurturing Reflection

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • Healing Words From A Dialogue With God by Sylvia Gunter +

    ... Because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to Read More
  • Fast Of Words - A Different Kind Of Fast by Sylvia Gunter +

    Isaiah 58:10b-12 Time and again God brings me to my knees over my heart attitude expressed out of my mouth. Read More
  • The power of words +

    Our words have the power to bless or curse, to influence for good or for bad. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Paul’s Word to Police: Protect the Weak (an excerpt) +

    Below is an excerpt of an article from Christianity Today, by Esau McCaulley, Read More
  • Easter: transforming how we relate to others +

    As we prepare for Easter, let’s prayerfully consider some questions regarding John 17. Read More
  • Jesus as the cultivator of our heart +

    Day after day our heart experiences dozens and hundreds of interactions: with others, with news stories,  with our thoughts, or Read More
  • Sing to the Lord: Thinking about to praise God each day with songs from our hearts +

    One of the overriding themes throughout scripture is praising God regardless of our circumstances. Read More
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