Thursday, July 19, 2007
I'm accompanying Dr. Wayne Schmidt and members of their missions team on a site visit to the Wesleyan Bible college in Cambodia. From Cambodia, Pastor Wayne and I will travel on to Auckland, New Zealand. I'll be returning on August 5 after our team invests in training an NZ Wesleyan team in their first church planter assessment center.
So...there is unlikely to be another post until after August 5.
Thank you for all you do to extend God's Kingdom!
Your servant in Christ,
Monday, July 16, 2007
"With memories of the Holocaust still fresh at the end of World War II, the UN passed the Genocide Convention in 1948. It was a pledge that the evil of destroying a national, racial or religious group would never be repeated in history. The U.S. Senate failed to endorse the treaty. In 1967, Senator William Proxmire became convinced that disregarding the treaty was an act of moral cowardice. So Proxmire pledged to speak on behalf of the Genocide Convention every day that Congress was in session until it was ratified. He followed through on this promise for 3211 consecutive speeches over nearly twenty years. The endorsement was finally passed and signed into law in 1988."
As a church leader, what is the "one thing" that you feel strongly enough about that you'd be willing to give 3211 talks on the same subject?
Friday, July 13, 2007
H.B. London's "The Pastor's Weekly Briefing" contained this short article:
"A small clay tablet, that was unearthed near
"Dr. Michael Jursa of the
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
I strongly encourage you to check out Outreach Magazine's current issue
"...A glance at America’s Top 25 Multiplying Churches list reveals teams of pastors, leaders and church members spurred by vision and determination to follow the mission Christ mandates in Acts 1:8—to multiply beyond
As Dave Ferguson, lead pastor for Community Christian Church (communitychristian.org; No. 7 on the list), explains, the motivation for reproducing leaders, artists, sites, churches and networks comes from the Acts 1:8 mission.
“For us to accomplish Christ’s directive, we have come to value the edge over the center, the new over the established, and the lost more than the found,” says