Using Interns Effectively in Your Ministry

Let’s face it, no matter how talented, skilled or organized we are, we all need help to lead our people […]

by John Gilman Aug 7
Anticipating Through Prayer Instead of Our Planner

If you have ever researched purchasing a planner you would find that there are many, many choices. We all seem […]

by Marvin Owen Aug 6
Creating Opportunities to Connect This Fall

With fall approaching and the beginning of a new school year just a couple of weeks away, many families are […]

by Rachel Ankers Aug 3
Gifts Leaders Have to Give: Time, Attention, and Respect

A good leader is powerful.  That word “powerful” can be misleading, though, and is often misunderstood.  When used properly, the […]

by Jennifer Byrd Aug 2
Keys to Success in Cross-Cultural Work: Ambiguity

In this, the last post in the multi-part Keys to Success in Cross-Cultural Work series, we tackle perhaps the most […]

by John Gilman Aug 1
Building Your Ministry Team: Finding the Right Fit

I spent 20 years serving overseas in a developing country.  Arriving in country at age 24, it was there that […]

by Rachel Ankers Jul 30
4 Simple Ways to Support Your Local Teachers

For most people, as wonderful as their summer may have been, it is hard to ignore that the long days […]

by John Gilman Jul 27
Keys to Success in Cross-Cultural Work – Flexibility

Entering a cross-cultural setting for life, work, and ministry is never easy.  Whether the new culture is overseas or right […]

by Jennifer Byrd Jul 25
Even Church Leaders Need a Little Help Sometimes

Sitting on the cold tile floor of my bathroom, tears streaming down my face, I cried out to God for […]

by Rachel Ankers Jul 24
Keys to Success in Cross-Cultural Work – Expectations

Crucial to any cross-cultural experience is the task of managing expectations. We all expect something: for ourselves, for others and […]

by Jennifer Byrd Jul 19
Keys to Success in Cross-Cultural Work – Understanding Your Role

Role clarity is important in many aspects of life.  Whether in our vocation, in our community, or in our families, […]

by Rachel Ankers Jul 17
Availability: The Ultimate Gift

There are scores of leadership models, styles, and philosophies in practice around the world today.  A seemingly endless array of […]

by John Gilman Jul 16