leadership development

Creating Courageous Leaders

Courage is an essential characteristic of leaders. Through a recent study of Joshua’s leadership, I was again convicted that, for godly leadership, courage is absolutely essential. After all, God told...

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The New J

A Dying Wish Leads to Hundreds Coming to Christ

Lingling knew more than those who loved her that she was soon to see Jesus face to face. As we visited her in the hospital, she challenged us to accept the TV show her husband’s family offered us. “Right now you influence a few hundred people. On...

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bible translation

Teresa's Remote Challenge: Creating Alphabets to Reach the Unreached

Teresa* grew up in Southeast Asia, as her parents were planting churches in extremely rugged terrain in the Himalayan foothills. Her parents began working there when there were 20 churches. Today, largely because of their efforts, there are...

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Northwest Church Planting

Out of Tragedy, God Brings Hope

If we could jump back in time to exactly one year ago, you’d see me a little after midnight in my garage. I was alone with a jigsaw, cutting out pieces to fit onto the stage of my church, my first project since returning to work after the death...

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Missions Trips

Beans, Rice and Jesus Christ

Photos: Patrick Fore, Creative Director of Ocean View Church, San Diego

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Charlotte and Tulsa Shootings

Converge Responds: Charlotte and Tulsa Shootings

Once again our eyes are focused on difficulty in our nation. Last week the tragic loss of life in Charlotte and Tulsa again brought protests against racial inequality. We grieve with those who lost loved ones and pray for our nation to get onto...

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Converge Missions

New Frontiers: The Spice Islands Initiative

Leaders of the massive mosque eagerly directed us into their hour of prayer. Our shoes, so different from any others in this religious city, were carefully set aside by a gracious host for safekeeping, so they wouldn’t be swiped while we observed...

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Prayer as Asking

Prayer as Asking

Bible knowledge quiz: Where does Jesus say, "You have not because you ask not"? Answer: nowhere. This is not a quote from Jesus but part of a commentary and interpretation written somewhat later by the apostle James (James 4:2-3).

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church strengthening

Avoid Being a Rescuer

One of my friends asked my opinion about how to handle a person he was mentoring in the faith. It seems this person is beginning to have success in his work. He is becoming known in his field. People are calling him, recruiting him to speak to...

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Leadership Coaching

15 Key Traits of an Effective Coach

The significance of coaching is consistent throughout the Bible. From the beginning of Creation, God designed us to be in relationship and coaching flows out of relationships. Good coaches pull out the best behaviors and characteristics that...

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