Lessons from Oupa (perhaps a final post on this story)
I haven’t written much on Oupa and the coffee shop… whatever you call this thing. I’ve been observing and processing as it goes along, trying to condense some lessons that would be helpful for other aspects of our work with CRM. I hope these short nuggets will be helpful for you in your ministry settings, whether that be your workplace, church or non-profit spaces.
- Multiplication happens when you empower people. Empowerment happens when you trust people while holding them accountable.
- Retreat to Advance. With the holiday season behind the Pretoria crowd, Oupa now gets the chance to take a break himself. He is being given a week to go back to his home town with his wife and daughter to rest and enjoy time with the family.
- Listen, Reflect, & Obey. Oupa goes hard after the scripture. He wants to get his head and heart around it. If the scripture was a pool of water that guy would be diving in head first no questions asked. But what he teaches me is that moving from understanding to obedience is where life (more abundant) really takes off.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be talk with a few folks around Pretoria about this process we’ve been playing around with here at the Mugg. I’m not sure what God might stir up here, but I would definitely love to see more people start to follow Jesus as a result of this! Thanks for praying with Oupa and the other leaders God is stirring together here!