A PLEA FOR RELATIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY

As we talk about recalibrating mission, last month we looked at the need for relationships in all we do.  This month, the focus is on real accountability. Many mission agencies I’ve worked with tell me that they place a priority on accountability.  But when I question...

REAL ACCOUNTABILITY

I was in a Central Asian city meeting with a group of nearly thirty mission workers.  As I spoke, the workers were sitting in a U shape around me. There were two couples who were sitting on my right partially behind me, both older, retired business leaders. They had...

RELATIONSHIPS–A FAMILY REMINDER

In the book “If It Ain’t Broke…Break It!” Robert Kriegel shares a story I’ve never forgotten. I knew all about focusing on strengths and not emphasizing weaknesses, I had read the research, I had even written about it.  Yet it slipped my mind when dealing with...

MISSIONS 2020

“What does a 21stcentury mission organization look like?” Or “What will missions look like in the future?” are two questions I am often asked. The next 2 months I wish to answer these questions as the answers greatly impact your business and your...

JOY TO THE WORLD!!!

JOY = Jesus Others You One of my priorities for 2015, has been to grow in “JOY”. I’ve read on the subject, memorized verses, and studied the Word. As I read the Biblical accounts of the Christmas story, I am impressed with the frequent mentions of JOY. The shepherds...