[Proverbs 16:1 (MSG)]
In light of Solomon’s wisdom quoted above, I proceed - with a little trepidation - to set goals for 2018. Psychologists argue the merits of sharing your goals. There is a theory that the mere act of sharing removes the incentive to achieve. It is enough to merely speak it out. Nevertheless, I want to share the vision God has given us for Aslan Ministries, Inc. for the coming year and let you know where we are today.
For the last two years our goals have been modest. Serious health issues and our move to Oklahoma got in the way of accomplishing all that we desired. In December of this year, we completed treatment for the Staph infection which resulted in discitis and osteomyelitus. Getting off the antibiotics - I continue to get stronger, but the back remains weak.
We did publish our latest book, “Pray Like Jesus,” which has received excellent reviews and was in Amazon’s top 10 in its niche, and have improved our website, adding some audio messages and offering free books.
2018, holds some exciting opportunities. We anticipate it being a year that will bear much fruit. In keeping with that positive attitude and improved health, we have set forth an extremely aggressive set of goals. While this may seem ambitious, it is keeping with the scripture the Lord gave me;
Psalm 71:17-18 (NKJV) O God, You have taught me from my youth; And to this day I declare Your wondrous works. 18 Now also when I am old and gray-headed, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.
Our purpose for founding Aslan Ministries was and still is to “Encourage and equip churches and their leaders to fulfill their God-Given Purpose. It began with conducting “in-person,” classes with us and members of our board leading. We will continue to offer this as it is important to personally be in contact with churches and their leadership to best aid them. But we then limit our impact based upon our size and schedules. We can service a wider audience and have a bigger impact on leaders, ministries and churches by resourcing the church. Few leaders have the time or patience to sit through a three to five day workshop, but they will read a book, watch a video, listen to an MP3, or take a course on line where they can proceed at their own speed.
This is the direction we are heading; to provide resources; books, video, audios, and on-line courses to declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.
The following items are our goals for 2018.
Our next book which will be out in April will be the second in the series of the ministry of Jesus - it will be on healing. A third book in that series will be out in August, and the fourth will be out in time for Christmas.
All seven of our books are now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. We are currently considering making all of them available for I-Pad, I-Phone, Nook, E-Book as well as Kindle, but
The major advance we will be making this year is to provide on-line courses. The first course - which is the one we hope to get all of the kinks out - will be on spiritual gifts and should be available on line in March. This will be followed by on-line versions of existing classes on Realizing Your God-given Purpose, Developing an Ear for God, Healing, and church renewal.
We are in the process of developing video which will be on our website and our YouTube channel: Aslan Ministries on YouTube
Our website, currently has a monthly audio available.
We thank you all for your love and support and pray that your lives in 2018 will be blessed and fruitful.
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