Recently I was praying with some MB Mission staff members for some of our colleagues who had traveled to a country where the choice to follow Jesus can cost you your life.
Our team was going to teach, equip and facilitate a retreat for church leaders. Continue reading
Everyone knows salmon swim upstream. Attracted by the sound of rushing white water, they point themselves against the current leaping any obstacle in their way.
Every now and then we need to go to our bookshelf, dust off an old classic and give it a reread. I recently gave that honour to Charles Finney’s Lectures on Revival. This book made me think and pray as I roll on my bicycle over pavement enjoying health, wind, and the occasional bug in the teeth.
Some time ago, I sat with a friend of mine in his new car. It still had that new car smell. I think it was a BMW, I could be wrong. I remember the rain running down the windows in cold wet contrast to the warm super comfortable leather interior. I could feel the envy seeping into my soul.
Repentance is a regular day at office for the humble leader. Granted it’s not an easy day. It’s downright hard for leaders (especially me) to admit they are wrong.
It’s even harder for them (especially me, again) to ask for forgiveness. Continue reading
Today I am off to Africa to spend time with fellow leaders committed to equipping this generation to be disciples who make disciples. As I prepare to go, I am reminded of how important it is to have a ‘life on life’ mentoring relationship with someone else.
We do not disciple the masses; neither did Jesus. Continue reading
We’ve all been to that convention. You know the one where you absolutely knew your life would forever be changed.
Then you went home. Continue reading