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A Story of New Life at Christmas

This is an excerpt from “We are the Beloved,” by Ken Blanchard. In 1985 I’d met Bob Buford at some events where Margie (Ken’s wife) and I had been asked to speak, so I knew of his commitment to a personal ministry to help the ministers of large churches and be a special coach for many business leaders. On the way to a conference in Mexico City we saw the Bufords between flights, and on the plane, Bob’s seat was across the aisle from mine.

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A Foot in Both Worlds

You can’t get the best of both worlds by living with a foot in the world and a foot in the church. If you are living with the flow of the downward current of the world with its values it isn’t too hard to go with the flow. You may feel a twinge of guilt now and then and accumulate some regrets along the way.

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What People are Thinking when they Invite you to Church

Author Angela Jamene writes: In the new era of “The Pope Francis Effect”, and people of all walks coming out for the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini, a lot of previously shy Christians are feeling more confident stepping up and out, and inviting you to church. Which can be really annoying when you have zero interest in going to church, maybe that’s why you’re reading this. You may even be reading this thinking some version of “Anyone who would believe in some all-po…

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If the World were 100 people

Todd Rhodes shared this: If the world were 100 people, 50 are female, 50 are male. 26 of these are children and only 8 people are aged 65 and older. 60 people are Asian, 15 African, 14 people are from the Americas and 11 individuals come from Europe. 5 of us speak English and 5 speak Spanish. Arabic, Hindi, Bengali and Portuguese all have 3 fluent speakers each. 12 speak Chinese, whilst 62 speak other languages.

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Good News

Last Sunday, at the Olathe Campus, I shared a message entitled: Good News. I told a couple of recent stories where people turned to Jesus. I talked about how others could share their faith.

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NY City on the verge of Revival

I get encouraged about what could happen in Kansas City if we work together as the big “C” Church and remain faithful through the years by reading this article about New York City being on the verge of revival.  Here is the link

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Let me Serve You

This Thursday night First Watch is dedicating their profits to the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund and I’m one of the celebrity servers. I’d love to serve you! The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund prioritizes children in the Olathe area by supporting a number of good causes–check out the details and come see me at the Olathe (Black Bob) location: First Watch Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fundraiser

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Why Mission Partnerships?

Regularly I’m asked why I put so much value in missional partnerships, after all, people say, just give the money to overseas missions. They can make better use of it. For starters most of the money to travel is raised and it is given by friends and family who don’t plan to send it over anyway but that’s not the point I want to make.

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Learning from our Partners

I heard some stories I have to pass on. I went to lunch with four of our partners. We discussed some potential camps and/or clinics they have in mind that need our support—preferably by sending high school or college age students.

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