Rocky ground

Rocky ground

When people feel called to a difficult mission field, make sure they have a history of fruitfulness where the ground is fertile. They need to have demonstrated the capacity for effective ministry. Otherwise, how would you expect any different results where the ground...
Funding proven people

Funding proven people

We need to start thinking about funding missional activity in new ways. I’ve already talked about how bivocational missions activity is going to be come more and more the future of the church, in part because the way we’ve traditionally funded church...

The value of provenness

One man in his late 20s entered a new church eager for leadership. He was particularly interested in high-profile ministry positions that carried a good deal of responsibility. Instead he was asked to start with more humble ministry assignments, which he refused....