THE DIVINE EXPEDITION: WHERE IT STARTED In 2013, Phil Graf and I traveled to the southernmost part of Brazil to the state of Rio Grande do Sul to launch our Divine Expedition training. Some 160 people from Hope Chapel Brazil sat through our three-day workshop in the town of Bom Retiro do Sul. Pastor Samir … More Beginning of a Movement… Brazil and Beyond
ROMANS: WE DO IT ISLAND STYLE Sharon and I made it up to Washington State where I led a two day seminar and spoke Sunday morning at Islands Community Church in Friday Harbor. We were hosted by my Junior High and High School friend Dale and wife Patty Pratt, and the seminar was organized by … More 12 Practical Ministry Tools from Romans
LAST SIX MONTH FOCUS For the past six months, my primary focus has been to walk Sharon through her recovery, as she regains the use and strength of her left side. She spent six days in a regular hospital (ER, ICU, and normal hospital room) and more than two weeks in a rehabilitation hospital. In … More Turning Up the Heat … in Terms of Schedule
THE GREAT COMMISSION In Matthew 28:19, Jesus charged his disciples to “go and make disciples of all nations….” Of course, the key to that is what comes before and after his command. The “before” is that all authority in heaven and earth belongs to Jesus (vs. 18). To make disciples we must go in the … More What Happened to Australia and Antarctica?
MULTIPLICATION IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL As noted in our last several ministry updates, I was unable to travel to Brazil for our scheduled training, in order to care for Sharon. Phil (Graf) had a prior commitment so the trainings in the Brazilian states of Rio Grande do Sul and Pernambuco were in the hands of our Brazil … More When the Cat’s Away, the Mice Will… (actually Churches will) Multiply!
CONVERSION, DISCIPLESHIP, AND LIGHTING UP THE DARKNESS Global Training Network just concluded its annual Leadership Gathering. One of the books we chewed on was Bill Hull’s “Conversion and Discipleship: You Can’t Have One Without the Other.” It was a challenging read, pointing to Christ’s Great Commission to “make disciples of all people.” Among other things, … More Light up the darkness!