Getting people to the “next level”

Read part 1 Is Salvational Transactional? Read part 2 Unpacking the Story No one is born with a fully-developed set of values. We’ve seen—through the story of Nicodemus—that as values develop, so does a depth of faith. We use a value development scale to delineate the 5-stage series an individual moves through as they strengthen […]

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Nicodemus : Unpacking the Story

Read part 1 Is Salvational Transactional? I’ve been scrutinizing my epistemology through the lens of Nicodemus and his question of, “what does it mean to be born again?” This is one of the best definitions of born again: When translator Des Oatridge, working in Papua New Guinea, came to the words “born again” in John’s […]

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Nicodemus: Is Salvation transactional?

John 3 is a very familiar passage, but recently it got me thinking about salvation through the character Nicodemus. Nicodemus is best known for being the first to brazenly ask Jesus, “What does it mean to be born again?” A question we ought to be asking ourselves anew today. The phrase born again has devolved […]

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Tips to build a Leadership Dream Team

At a Global Congress of worldwide ministry leaders, we held a panel discussion (above) featuring 6 missions and ministry veterans representing well over 200 years of experience. I marveled as they freely shared their expertise and wisdom with the current up-and-coming generation of leaders in attendance. But I was also struck by the longevity of their […]

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3 Steps to Build a Strong Missions Program

Now that you have identified your purpose it’s time to be proactive about partnering with the right people. Being proactive allows you to: Choose “best in class” ministries/people to work with Choose partners with similar core values and beliefs Establish measurable outcomes together Proactivity in establishing your strategy and planning your partnerships also prevents reactivity. Quite […]

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Are You Driven or Led?

“A market-driven organization is driven by what the market wants, regardless of what the marketing department feels like doing.” – Seth Godin This Godin quote caught my attention. Reading through a ministry lens, I tried to translate the concept to fit a missions organization, or any charitable organization or NPO. Here’s what I came up with: […]

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