Sunday, March 9, 2014

Built To Last! ("Enfrastructure")

Enfrastructure

Infrastructure According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word infrastructure has been used in English since at least 1927, originally meaning "The installations that form the basis for any operation or system".

The term typically refers to the technical structures that support a society, such as roads, bridges, water supply, sewers, electrical grids, telecommunications, and so forth, and can be defined as "the physical components of interrelated systems providing commodities and services essential to enable, sustain, or enhance societal living conditions."

Viewed functionally, infrastructure facilitates the production of goods and services, and also the distribution of finished products to markets, as well as basic social services such as schools and hospitals; for example, roads enable the transport of raw materials to a factory...


*Infrastructure for us:
  • Spiritual Vibrancy (prayer for sensitivity to Spirit, study of scripture, living out faith in community, sharing faith & service)
Generosity---------> Sharing the wealth of God
Hospitality----------> Sharing the heart of God
Administration-----> Facilitating the strength of God
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They all undergird the Plan of God


The role of structure is sustainability!
Leaving a legacy for the generation requires sustainability


Enfrastructure~

Admin: Mo. Lola/Carolyn/Judy/Brian W./ Gloria/Denise Boss/ Renee Daniels...
  • Communications (Powerpoint, graphic design, newsletter, video editing)
  • Grounds (Flowers/Fruit trees/ Gardening) & Maintenance


When properly laid, enables quick expansion e.g. 2nd service, Service for Spanish Speakers

Needs: Phone coverage/Volunteer Coordination/Benevloence/Communication 


What changes and impoverished mindset into a resourced mindset? (Answer: A person’s giving)

Challenge: Pray for a spirit of generosity to erupt in our hearts and midst!



1 comment:

Louisa Vendela said...

the landscape involved creating new settlements for farmers and their families and labourers needed to work the land. It also involved greatly enlarging and improving existing villages.