The future of fundraising: a lesson from Kickstarter

A co-worker asked me to explain the secret behind the success of Kickstarter using only two words. I came up with“ideational giving,” which I immediately began processing through the lens of missions and the global Church giving patterns. The missionary with a vision I recently read about the Yoars family that felt called to leave at the […]

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Through Leaders

This summer we convened more than 180 leaders from 46 countries around the world for a week of learning and refreshment in our commitment to Christ and spreading the Gospel. Since our last convention nearly 6 years ago, attendance more than doubled requiring monumental outlay and logistics for this event. But the investment was critical […]

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Dare to dream big for Global Church expansion

Railroad Tracks

God’s Word. Every Child. Four small words made up of less than twenty letters, yet one behemoth undertaking. Impossible dream When I tried to put down on paper a plan that would take this to mission fulfillment, it was practically inconceivable. Like when you were a child and tried to think about heaven and imagine […]

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Which should you spend more on—ministry design or website design?

There’s no question that the world around us is changing at breakneck speeds. Even as I type this and you read it, Twitter’s popularity probably dropped a few percentage points and a new scientific study elongating the life of someone with a terminal illness is being released. At the same alarming rate that the world […]

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Legacy: celebrating my dad’s 70th year of ministry

As a seven-year-old boy, my dad—Bob Hoskins—received a vision from the Lord, and preached his first sermon just days later. This year marks Dad’s 70 amazing years doing God’s work. It’s a phenomenal story, really. His evangelistic outreaches as a boy brought thousands to Christ. His missionary journeys as a teenager launched new churches. Mom […]

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Why is it so hip for a kid to be an atheist?

The most recent Pew Research data clearly shows the number of religiously unaffiliated Americans—referred to as “nones” since they claim no religion—is growing with each passing generation. In his book, “God’s Not Dead: Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty”, Rice Brooks reveals that, “the term new atheists has been given to a group of skeptics who have […]

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