Monthly Archives: December 2014

Movements need the people skills of introverts

Just because you’re an “introvert” doesn’t mean you’re off the hook or unimportant to God’s work in the world. Introverts have critical skills needed to expand the Kingdom. I max the Myers-Briggs introversion scale. I’m an introvert. Being an introvert isn’t the … Continue reading

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The Hardest of the Hard

Here are my “hardest of the hard clusters” – the least evangelized people clusters, based on data from the World Christian Encyclopedia/World Christian Database. Be sure to follow the Center for the Study of Global Christianity (@CSGC) for great stats … Continue reading

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We need you to be a problem-solver

The fact is, our world is far too complex for us to ever completely understand it. Moreover, what our world is today is not what it was yesterday, or last year, or a decade ago – and what it will … Continue reading

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Make a prayer guide for a UPG: 1 way to make a difference in the world

Once you have picked an Affinity Block and a Cluster, how do you know if that’s the one for you? Is there a cheap, easy way to confirm your desire? One simple way to begin researching a Cluster is to … Continue reading

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4 easy steps to decide where to go

It’s called the “Paralysis of Analysis”–when we spend all of our time in research, making lists, and considering what needs to be done, and never actually do anything. You already have the authority to go make a difference in the … Continue reading

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7 important metrics for progress

1. Did I say I would do anything? 2. Why am I doing this? What is the overarching thing-I-want-to-see-done? 3. Did I do what I said I would do? 4. Did I do it well, or were there problems in … Continue reading

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Salty, brilliant offerings to the community

As followers of Christ we are given gifts to build up others – art, tools and technologies. Art: things that inspire, entertain, edify, teach, remind, etc. Art is a broad category: the written word, the life lived out, the spoken word. Tools: things we build which … Continue reading

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Matthew 28 is sufficient authority; lack of a calling is not a reason or an excuse

“I went to _x_ because I was called by God.” In this kind of conversation, the calling was an additional push or reason to go. “Why am I not in missions? Because I’m not called.” This is really a false line of … Continue reading

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A simple way to measure up/down trends in day-to-day life

Evaluation requires measurement. Personal evaluation requires personal measurement. I keep a journal using the “Bullet Journal” method. To this I have added an addition for personal measurement. The Bullet Journal has you put an index for the days of the month … Continue reading

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Movement thinking revolves around the idea of finding the “person of peace” who can open the way into a particular social circle. In business terms, these are “early adopters.” I’ve written about before. Finding People of Peace is the equivalent … Continue reading

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