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Maximizing What God Has Given Us

December 30, 2013 |

“I wish I could do more,” a friend said, handing me a contribution to Global Disciples. I responded quickly, “Thank you so much for your generosity, prayers and partnership! But I want you to know that: • Year by year we increase the impact of every dollar you give. • God sees your heart for…

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Seeing the Harvest

December 13, 2013 |

A seed is only a small beginning, a little thing filled with potential life. Seed Funds are also small beginnings yet with the potential to effect great change. Through Global Disciples, Seed Funds for discipleship-mission programs provide resources for the Body of Christ to multiply new life in new places. What grows out of our…

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A Good Return

October 24, 2013 |

We appreciate a high return on our investments. Whether we invest time, skills or money, getting the maximum return brings satisfaction. However, how can you expect a return of any type if you believe you have nothing to invest? We frequently hear this from local churches who have the vision to develop and send out disciple-making…

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The Power and Danger of Unity

October 4, 2013 |

The Power and Danger of Unity God understands the power of unity. And so does the enemy of our souls. In Genesis 11, God saw the tower of Babel being built and said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible…

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Recognizing the Goal

September 2, 2013 |

    When I think of cooperation, I usually picture rain-drenched people passing sandbags along a make-shift line to reinforce a bulging levee. It’s a concrete example of how we’re willing to work together to achieve a goal. But do we recognize a goal if it’s not as easily defined as a bulging levee? Personally,…

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Authentic Cooperation

August 16, 2013 |

Two billion people in our world have yet to hear the Good News of Jesus in a way they can respond to. It will take more than one denomination or Christians from any one region to change that. We need to cooperate—to pray and work together as one Body to finish the task Jesus gave…

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It’s Theirs from Day One

August 5, 2013 |

Local sustainability takes discipline, hard work and a clear strategy. It also requires local ownership. As Global Disciples, our commitment is to see all discipleship-mission or leadership training, or small business development we help launch be owned locally from day one. Many of the groups of churches we serve had never imagined they could afford to…

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A Heart for Generosity

July 4, 2013 |

I remember vividly that day over thirty years ago when my personal net worth had dwindled to the loose change in my pocket. I needed to make a phone call as I finished up a home inspection so I asked the homeowner if I could use her phone and save the quarter. “Save the quarter?”…

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Following the Model

June 20, 2013 |

    In Acts 18, the Apostle Paul arrived in Corinth and went to work, making tents side-by-side with new friends Aquila and Priscilla. The business supported him while he preached the Gospel to the Jews and Greeks of the city. This model—using business to give access and support ministry—is one that Global Disciples uses…

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The Beauty of Local Sustainability

June 6, 2013 |

In simple terms, local sustainability refers to a venture funded or supported by local means and not dependent on external sources. For example, a restaurant generates income from its customers or it closes. At your church, the annual budget is supplied by those who attend. Global Disciples believes local sustainability means indigenous churches around the…

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A Call for Generous Leaders

May 24, 2013 |

Around the world we need generous, Christ-like leaders. We’ve all seen the brokenness and dysfunction caused by self-centered leaders in families, churches, businesses, governments and throughout society. What a contrast to Jesus, the ultimate example of a generous leader. Secure in His identity and unencumbered by personal ambition, He delighted in time with His Father…

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Leading from the Kitchen

May 2, 2013 |

As told to the Global Disciples ACCESS Specialist for Africa Serving others sets a Christ-like leader apart from those who lead by the model of the world. It’s not easy; our natural bent is to say “I’m in charge,” not to ask “How may I serve you?” Anne is a Global Disciples Facilitator in Uganda…

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