The story of Philip retold

A few years ago I visited King of Kings Community in Jerusalem (www.kkcj.org) during a trip to meet with international churches in Israel and Lebanon. At that church I met with Missions Pastor named Phil from New Zealand. This guy had some amazing stories to tell how God had used him in some real divine […]

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Parents: Don’t Give Up Your Parental Responsibilities

Some time ago, on a Saturday morning, I met with a friend for a work meeting over breakfast. As usual, we got together at a pleasant little restaurant that serves traditional cuisine. We had already started our discussion when a particular scene drew my attention. In a corner of this little country restaurant, comfortably settled […]

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Tribalism in the International Church:

With Four Leadership Priorities for Unity and Mission. Tribalism is a little too common across the evangelical church (and beyond) bringing particular challenges for leaders of International Churches and Fellowships (ICs). Many, both leaders and church members, have loyalties based on allegiance to particular positions on the issues of the day. We take sides, set […]

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FIVE COMMON SEARCH COMMITTEE MISTAKES

  In churches, universities and nonprofits across the country, search committees gather with high hopes and the intention to see a great leader chosen to lead their organization. None set out to fail, but in our experience, many make mistakes that prevent them from achieving the best results. MISUNDERSTANDING THE PERSON BEING HIRED A committee […]

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Spotlight English Clubs: A miraculous instrument for your church

“I believe Spotlight has been one of the most miraculous instruments in God’s hands to transform this church…and I believe, on a global scale, English has as much potential as any human instrument in His hands right now!” Len Kinzel of the English Fellowship Church in Quito, Ecuador knows how life-changing Spotlight English Clubs can […]

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Five things every new IC pastor should know

In October 2006, I moved my family, my wife and two elementary aged daughters to Bangkok, Thailand. We had taken an assignment with an international church to be their lead pastor. This would be our first overseas assignment; and while the initial agreement was three years, we completed five years. In this transition we left […]

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Success – Billy Graham at Ninety Six

By Leighton Ford, Brother in law of Billy Graham – used by permission At a recent dinner party our host posed a question to discuss over the meal: what are you hoping for? Most responses were predictable: peace in the world, health for our families. One younger guest said, “I hope that at the end […]

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