Spirit-Led or Purpose-Driven?Part 2
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
Reviewed by Berit Kjos, November 2003
CMS: "At CMS, we view it as our mission to help our clients grow their businesses. We do this by working with each client identifying opportunities and developing innovative, creative and profitable services which assist them in the execution of effective marketing, sales and communications program.... We are best able to serve clients when they allow us to act as partners, building a long-term relationship on the principles of honesty, integrity and trust ...CMS is made up of a team of talented individuals whose dedication and expertise have earned them a solid reputation for creating results.
Who We Are: "CMS is a full-service custom marketing and communications agency head-quartered in Covina, California..... we are active in a network of independent companies that specialize in creative development and production...
Clients: "Authentic Specialty Foods Boyd Coffee... C.S. Lewis Foundation, City of West Covina... Isuzu Motors America... Purpose Driven Ministries, Quaker, Saddleback Valley Community Church... Smalley Relationship Center, Specialty Brands, Sugar Foods Corporation.... The InJoy Group, Today's Family - Gary Smalley, Tone’s UniPro Foodservice, Walk Thru the Bible...
General POS & Collecteral Fulfillment: "Our CMS Intelligent Information System achieves three key objectives: 1) It obtains, identifies and utilizes all general POS and fulfillment information, thereby offering complete management and tracking of your data. 2) The information is housed in a relational database.... 3) Each database remains independent but the master database can record all activity under each operator's unique, protected access number....
"Our Intelligent Response System ensures quick auditing of your customers' requests. Based on the redemption criteria you set, we can isolate and process an extraordinary amount of useful information.... Our CMS Intelligent Selling System utilizes customer profiling to maximize the effectiveness of your sales force. The profiles reflect all operator activity and expressed areas of interest. The information (intelligence) gathered is available online in a Web-based environment to your sales staff to assist them in staying focused on their business goals....
"Data is available demographically and/or geographically by segment, and offers you options for designating target audiences (i.e. national or key accounts, specific industry segments). ....At CMS, we consider it essential to work closely with our clients' marketing departments and key resources.
Lead Fulfillment: "Our CMS Fulfillment Center specializes in direct mail projects, new product introductions, and promotion launches. Additionally, we can handle an array of client specified and approved requests for broker sales materials, distributor meetings and sales force needs targeted for specific industry events - all on a daily basis....
"Our CMS Intelligent Response System not only receives and qualifies leads, it is a valuable information gathering resource.... CMS maintains all information received on a continuous basis in a protected, proprietary database for each client. As a client, you will receive updates on all data as it develops as you have requested....
"Direct Mail campaigns are all-inclusive, 'turn-key' responses to clients' needs and/or requests. Our aim is to help you create and implement successful campaigns by working closely with your marketing staff to seamlessly integrate your needs with our technology. Our extensive experience in direct mail ensures accurate targeting, expeditious development and successful execution...."
Promotional Execution: "...collecting, organizing and managing data is essential to understanding, evaluating and planning of any successful promotion. That is why we developed our CMS Intelligent Redemption System. It is sophisticated proprietary software that allows us to program and initialize data in ways that specifically address and safeguard our client's interests....
"CMS inputs coupon redemption data and instantly checks the information against established criteria.... With over 100 years of collective fulfillment experience, the CMS staff has developed and maintained an unparalleled network of reliable, cost-effective premium sources.... CMS Fulfillment Center specializes in direct mail projects, new product introductions, and promotion launches." http://www.christian-ministry.com/services_promo.htm
Custom Presentations: "Differentiating CMS from others in our field, is our ability to develop formal, in-depth electronic presentations. We have created presentations using Power Point, video streaming and animation, downloadable presentations for the Internet and CD-ROM’s. ...Planning, managing and creating specific materials for custom presentations is one of the ways CMS can ensure their flawless execution." http://www.christian-ministry.com/services_presentations.htm
Inbound/Outbound Telecommunication: "...we understand that new product launches, promotions and other telecommunication programs require special planning. We work with our clients to develop a specific plan, and assemble appropriate team to execute the plan and the means of tracking the results. This preparation greatly enhances the reliability of a successful product launch or promotion."
Minnie Scott: "Minnie founded CMS in 1986, initially to provide database management services to the foodservice industry.... While the initial client base and focus of the foodservice industry still remains the core of CMS, business expansion into other industries over the years has been extensive and include clients from the computer, automotive, financial, non-profit and Christian communities.
Brett Schrock: "A dynamic change agent, he is a proven leader in the development of marketing and sales organizations. His critical thinking ability has lead each of the companies he has been associated with to double-digit sales growth.... In addition to a strong understanding of manufacturing, Brett's experience also includes International Market Development ...Prior to joining CMS, Brett was most recently Senior Vice-President of Sales & Marketing at a ConAgra operating company.
Our Structure: "Our strength lies in our ability to take an assignment from concept to completion. CMS clients represent companies with broad product lines as well as specialty niche products."Page 119 Rick Warren wrote "Here on earth we are given "the riches...of his grace...kindness..patience..glory..wisdom..power..and mercy. #10. On this one, he failed to list which "Bible version" he used, but listed 6 verses. Searching the scriptures, I found he had used scriptures necessary to salvation, but removed everything necessary for salvation.1) Eph. 1:7 In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace.( What happened to redemption, blood and forgiveness of sins?)2) Rom. 2:4 Or despiseth thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentence. (His attributes lead us to repentence.)3) Rom. 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory. (The Father was not taken by surprise, leaving the cross as plan B, as some churches are teaching).4) Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and his ways past finding out. (Wisdom and knowledge refer to his judgments.)5) Eph.3:16 That he would grant you according to the riches of his glory to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in; the inner man. (It is the Holy Spirit that gives us power).6) But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love where with he loved us. (It is by his mercy and love we can be saved).Using the Message, Warren has used the salvation verses to appeal to the flesh.
Walk Thru the Bible HIstory : How are we to teach a written Word in a visual age? How are we to present sixty-six books to a world that would rather watch sixty-six channels? .../For a difficult challenge, God raised up an ingenious answer. And placed it in the hearts of six full-time teachers in 1976. Drawing from a concept developed in his Master's thesis, a young seminary student named Bruce Wilkinson had created the "Walk Thru the Bible Seminar." Where in just one day, just about anyone can learn the geography, characters, and key concepts of every book of the Old Testament in chronological order. /Today the ministry has grown from the original six teachers to thousands. And it has expanded from seminars to include monthly devotionals, video series, and more. In fact, Walk Thru the Bible is now the largest conductor of live seminars on earth, religious or secular. And through our international outreach, we have created the largest faculty of Bible teachers ever assembled.
7 Laws of the Learner Video : Taught by Dr. Bruce Wilkinson. Helps teachers uncover student's real learning needs. Reveals how to motivate low achievers and problem students. Helps teachers create the best environment for learning. Guides instructors in cooperating with the Holy Spirit.
The 7 Laws of the Learner Seminar : , effective, and memorable ways. It's called The 7 Laws of the Learner. /The 7 Laws of the Learner may be the most accepted and acclaimed teacher-training course available today. It is not just about having better teaching skills. Rather, this event is about the heart, soul, and mind of the teacher and the student. ...The 7 Laws of the Learner will show teachers how to bring out the best in their students. It will give them practical principles for motivating students to personalize Biblical concepts, instruct them how to simplify, rearrange, and package material so that it slips almost effortlessly into student's long term memories, and so much more. An obvious difference exists between merely speaking information and communicating information. The Seven Laws of the Learner presents the principles that will allow teachers, leaders, parents - absolutely anyone - to communicate in such a way that lasting life change takes place in the minds and hearts of those they are speaking to.
The 7 Laws of the Learner : WorldTeach: Whether you're a pastor, Sunday school teacher, Bible study leader, school teacher, here is a course that will show you how to teach with lifechanging impact. Discover The 7 Laws of the Learner and unleash your effectiveness as a communicator of Biblical truth. You see, if your students have not learned, you have not taught. This 7-part series strengthens educational skills by placing teachers inside their students’ hearts and minds. Building every lesson from sound Scriptural principles, this module reveals how to uncover your students’ real needs, to motivate low achievers, to help students master twice the material in half the time. Session 1: The Law of the Learner Session 2: The Law of Expectation Session 3: The Law of Application Session 4: The Law of Retention Session 5: The Laws of Need Session 6: The Law of Equipping Session 7: The Law of Revival
WORLDTEACH - Teaching the world a better way : WORLDTEACH, in partnership with PURPOSE DRIVEN CHURCH MINISTRIES is organizing a video Seminar entitled: PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE by Dr. Rick Warren ...Copyright 1998 - 2003 by WorldTeach™. All rights reserved. Prayer of Jabez,Secrets of the Vine,A life God rewards 6 Billion People 120,000 Teachers One Mission
WorldTeach --about us : Dr. Bruce H Wilkinson, Founder and President of WorldTeach, giving a renewed challenge at Amsterdam 2000. ...With the goal of raising up one instructor for every 50,000 people on earth, WORLDTEACH™ may seem like an overwhelming goal. And yet, for the first time in our history, WORLDTEACH™ now has a strategic plan for systematically bringing these resources to targeted countries. We have a program for giving our teachers ongoing training and holding them accountable for specific results. Along with the support of our ministry partners, we have an attainable, practical plan for reaching the whole world with principled teaching.
The 7 Laws Of The Teacher : Reach your students’mind by touching their hearts. Using eye-catching graphics and realistic classroom dramas, the 7 Laws of the Teacher shows how teachers can draw on God’s Word to recharge their students’lives. Developed by Dr. Howard G. Hendricks - Christian educator, author, and master communicator - The 7 Laws of the Teacher is the perfect antidote for teacher burnout - a sure-fire way to help your teachers become as exciting about teaching as they were when they first began. Session 1: The Law of the Teacher Session 2: The Law of Education Session 3: The Law of Activity Session 4: The Law of Communication Session 5: The Law of the Heart Session 6: The Law of Encouragement Session 7: The Law of Readiness
WorldTeach: Team Building : Team Building - Discover how to better understand and motivate the men and women you work with according to their personality type and needs... and minimise workplace conflict in building a team that reaches its potential. Includes Personality Profile System. Session 1: Building an Effective Team Session 2: Building on Individual Strengths Session 3: Learning to Work Together Session 4: Practicing Open Communication Session 5: Meeting Interpersonal Needs Session 6: Providing Supportive Leadership
Personal Leadership Development : Personal Leadership Development - Discover the important principles and specific qualities behind the making of an effective leader - whether at home, at work or in church - in Personal Leadership Development. Includes Personality Profile System. Session 1: Selecting a Leader Session 2: Characteristics of a Leader Session 3: Maximising Yourself as a Leader Session 4: Understanding Yourself as a Leader Session 5: The Spiritual Development of a Leader
/Singapore : The Singapore office serves as the Regioanl hub and headquarters of the South East Asia / Pacific region. This region includes the following countries: Australia, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Vietnam and Pacific islands.
The 7 Laws of the Learner Seminar : Some people seem to have a natural gift for helping others learn. Whatever they teach, their students love to learn it and lasting life change takes place inside them. While some people have this natural gift for teaching, anyone can learn how to impart knowledge in fun, effective, and memorable ways. It's called The 7 Laws of the Learner. ...The 7 Laws of the Learner will show teachers how to bring out the best in their students. It will give them practical principles for motivating students to personalize Biblical concepts, instruct them how to simplify, rearrange, and package material so that it slips almost effortlessly into student's long term memories, and so much more. ...An obvious difference exists between merely speaking information and communicating information. The Seven Laws of the Learner presents the principles that will allow teachers, leaders, parents - absolutely anyone - to communicate in such a way that lasting life change takes place in the minds and hearts of those they are speaking to.