July 18, 2013

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Leaders Fail to Lead If They Fail to Serve

I’ve done a lot of reading on leadership the past ten years. You probably have too. Much of the leadership content tends to feed the ego of leaders: “stick to your vision and share it passionately” “stay out in front of your people and they will follow” “don’t pay any attention to your detractors” I’ve […]

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July 5, 2013

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PART TWO: 7 Guidelines for Partnership – Supporting a National or Indigenous Ministry

see Part ONE Determine Who Provides Care and Accountability for the Leader No leader should be a lone ranger. Before building a partnership, determine who is around the leader that holds him or her accountable. It might be a group of local colleagues, a board, foreign missionaries or a government council. If it doesn’t exist, […]

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July 4, 2013

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Fireworks or Church Planting? 12 Questions for the Missional Church Planter

Happy 237 to America. As we celebrate our nation’s birthday, we can’t deny the integral nature that faith in God has played in our nation’s history. It is a history that is being revitalized every day in the resurgence of church planting. I am, however, troubled by the nature of some of the church planting […]

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July 2, 2013

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PART ONE: 7 Guidelines for Partnership – Supporting a National or Indigenous Ministry

A church missions committee leader asked me recently for guidelines for supporting a national worker. I gave a few thoughts and said that I would get back to her. Later I looked on the Internet and didn’t find much so I thought I would create a post. Churches in North America no longer need mission […]

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April 18, 2013

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Calling All Christians for One Christian Calling: Siblings for Christ

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Christians talk about hearing the call of God on their lives. There is the missionary call, the call to ministry, a call to stay at home, a call to a profession. The longer I live and the more I read Scripture the clearer it is to me that God gives every Christian one call – […]

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