August 22, 2016.Reading time 3 minutes.
I heard the most awesome story recently. You can read it in detail here from my friends Peter Haas and Carolyn Haas. At age 10, their daughter prayed, “God would you reveal yourself to me and speak to me about our church’s facilities?” God gave her a specific vision of a building that Substance Church, Minnesota […] Read More
July 4, 2016.Reading time 3 minutes.
In a recent podcast, virtual mentor Michael Hyatt revealed that as he became increasingly successful, he discovered more and more layers isolating and detaching him from the people he was trying to help. This is a scary reality that no effective leader wants to discover in his or her life. How can leaders keep the […] Read More
November 8, 2015.Reading time 5 minutes.
[Tweet “Why dig a well when it would be most helpful to have running water instead?”] If you drive through rural communities of El Salvador, and many other countries around the world, you are bound to see what I call a Development Monument. Sadly, however, the projects are no longer being used for what they […] Read More
November 2, 2015.Reading time 3 minutes.
“Men at ease have contempt for those who are suffering misfortune” Job 12:5 American evangelicals are quick to serve the poor. But in our hurry to help, are we doing the right things to help alleviate poverty? We are conditioned to respond to crisis quickly, or to use popular methods that appear to be “the […] Read More
June 5, 2014.Reading time 7 minutes.
So often in ministry there is a gap between knowing and doing. We might know there are children struggling with hunger both in our own community and halfway across the globe. But we don’t know what we are supposed to do about it. These 3 D’s—Discover, Design, Do—will help you take the steps necessary to […] Read More