FAR WEST REGION

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How Much Do You Trust Your Lay-Leaders?

How much do you trust your lay-leaders? Or how about, how much do you entrust to them? In Acts 20:28, Paul places the mantle of pastoral leadership squarely on the Ephesian church’s elders when he says, “Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy...

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East Africa Partnership & Leaders of Leaders Training

Leaders of Leaders Training I have just returned from another two weeks in Kenya with EAP.  I have been serving there for about 10 years.  My primary role is Equipping Leaders / Building Teams.  The ministry has been growing and expanding, and for the past two years,...

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Purposeful Direction

Prior to becoming a pastor, I worked for nearly two decades in sales, marketing, and training. In these arenas, having a clear understanding of the desired outcomes is understood as vitally important. While the language of Mission, Vision, and Values is not new in the...

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From Good to God / God-Directed Pruning

If you are a pastor or serve on a church staff, you undoubtedly receive an endless stream of ideas and suggestions of good things to do. The question is - how you determine the difference between the good things and the God things? Said another way, how do you prune...

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Where am I in my Journey?

In the development of disciple-making culture and writing Small Church on a Big Mission: Cultivating Missional Discipleship in smaller churches, there were countless occasions of reflection and discussion when I took the time to stop and assess where I was in my...

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Soul Cultivation: Ten Weeks Prayer

Soul Cultivation: Ten Weeks Of Healthy Missional Prayer from Far West Region Church Health Team Starting Jan 14, 2019 Prepare the soil of your congregation for transformation with a season of ground-breaking prayer. This new field-tested devotional, created by FWR...

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Being a Disciple-Making Barnabas

In January 2016, I was invited to be with a group of disciple-making leaders from around the country for a four-day summit. This gathering occurred in a place I had never been, with countless people I had never met before. On the first day of the gathering, I was...

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Making Disciples in a Smaller Church

While we often read and hear stories of the big companies and larger churches in our communities, statistics reflect that the significant majority of businesses (99 percent in fact) and churches are small. Blessing of being Small Perhaps there is something to be said...

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Creating a Culture That Heals

I was recently invited to a country club for lunch. When I arrived, I couldn’t help but notice the placard prominently placed on the front door: ​“Dress code strictly enforced.”​ Good thing I was dressed for the occasion! This reminded me of story my friend shared....

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