Into Russia

Recent news reports on Russia remind me of days of the Cold War and Soviet domination.   People often ask how we “got in” there during the time of the Soviet Empire—when many were being imprisoned for simply owning a copy of God’s Word. My Dad had a vision of Satan’s attack on the children […]

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The 5 most powerful prayers at our ministry

A friend sent me a blog on prayer and said, “hey, you should read this!” So I did. A few paragraphs in, I realized it was more about prayerlessness than prayer; antipodal to a post I was currently working on. I view prayer quite differently than the article describes. I grew up in a home […]

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The endemic spirit of generosity

As I woke to the news that Chik-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy passed away today, I couldn’t help but think of a good friend of OneHope who recently passed as well, Reverend Belvy C. White. His generosity in giving to OneHope was as faithful in death as he was in life, leaving a financial gift as his […]

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5 secrets to build a GREAT Missions Strategy

I speak with a first-time lead pastor almost every week. And one question that consistently comes up in those conversations is this: How do I develop an engaging missions program at the church? Many people who come into their new role as a lead pastor are hesitant to change too much about the way the […]

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Trusting leaders in ministry—even to say “no”

Prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, we had the great idea of using the upcoming games as an opportunity for sports-loving countries like Brazil to develop outreaches based around the World Cup. We know this type of program has been effective in other parts of the world, and imagined the same […]

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