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Global Realities & Mission Strategy

July 12, 2014 |
Leadership: A multiplying church needs leaders who can develop and mentor a new generation of leaders.

A church in Africa or Asia can have a distinct advantage in sending out its own missionaries, as Galen explains the new reality in missions…

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From Small Beginnings

July 10, 2014 |

“Mighty things from small beginnings grow.” —John Dryden Two bags of salt. Just a few ounces of very ordinary stuff. A tiny offering which, like five loaves and two fish in the hands of Jesus, has led to something much bigger. Two small bags of salt. When a cluster of churches in Nepal were praying…

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The Great Commission is for Everyone

July 5, 2014 |

The Great Commission of Jesus is more than a calling, it’s our responsibility as disciples. Galen Burkholder takes a closer look with our inaugural Global Story…

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Meet Raj

June 26, 2014 |

Have you met Raj? Raj is our new friend who helps tell the Global Disciples story. Raj represents the hundreds of men and women being trained and sent out with the Good News of Jesus to plant churches, especially among least-reached peoples. Through Raj, we catch a glimpse of how God is using Global Disciples.…

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Keeping It Simple – and Tangible

June 3, 2014 |

The easiest way to ‘help’ people is usually tangible—we clean a house, rake leaves, repair a roof, wash windows, or build a house, maybe even a church. We see the results and it feels good, even if it takes hard work and sacrifice. Global Disciples offers tangible help to the Body of Christ, even though…

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Overcoming the Obstacles

June 3, 2014 |

Overcoming obstacles is part of daily life for the men and women who direct discipleship-mission and leadership training programs. Participating in a regional Annual Equipping Event (AEE ) often adds a few more. As one director put it, these events are a “spiritual garage”—a time for “tune up, maintenance and repair.” But lack of funds…

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A Time of Refreshing

June 3, 2014 |

As I sat down from teaching a morning devotional, I noticed my light blue shirt had deepened to dark blue from the sweat rolling off me. It was 95 degrees outside, with what felt like 100% humidity, and no air conditioning in our meeting room. Yet, as I looked around and saw sweat rolling off…

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The Power of the Disciple

April 28, 2014 |

When Jesus sent His disciples out on their first assignment, He gave them power and authority like His own (Luke 9:1-6). He still does, as we see so often in testimonies from the discipleship-mission training programs. A director in West Bengal, India, reported, “We had 18 who took the training and we were filled with…

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An Intimate Connection

April 2, 2014 |

“I have been searching for meaning all my life,” related Chesy, a director in training from Cameroon. “I went to seminary searching; I have been pastoring for years, still searching. God spoke to me during my time with Him after the teaching of intimacy with God. I am now connected where I had been disconnected.”…

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Standing Up for Others’ Rights

March 10, 2014 |

“As followers of Jesus Christ, we have no rights,” the teacher forcefully declared. “When we give our lives to Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we surrender our rights and entrust our lives fully to Him…” Hearing that, as a young man, I gained a deeper understanding of what it means to follow Jesus, no…

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Knowing Creator God

January 23, 2014 |

He went to the north, to a least-reached people group that is home to the Gule Wamkulu. Their energetic, masked ritual dance, the secret cultic society itself, and the spiritual leader are all called by the same name: Gule Wamkulu. The group worships the world of the spirits and the dead, and performs initiation rights…

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The Right to Know…Jesus

January 7, 2014 |

Our Vision…to see every person have an opportunity to choose and follow Jesus. We describe this vision statement as every person having the right to know about Jesus. Human rights are a major issue around the globe. A Google search on the word ‘right’ identified 884 million results! The term ‘human right’ by definition is…

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