As we travel across the country, we have the opportunity to see God do some amazing things in connecting Compassion children with loving sponsors. It is beautiful and powerful to see how both the sponsors’ lives and the children’s lives are deeply and profoundly changed! Here are a few recent stories that demonstrate the […]
In the first post of this 3-part series, we discussed the vital importance of FOCUS in ministry success. Here, I describe the importance of having the correct STRATEGY… I’ve come to believe that one of the key components to a lack of ministry success is the absence of strategy. I’ve been told by some that we […]
I have served in various leadership roles over the past 40 years. I wish I could tell you that all of them were exciting and successful initiatives, but the truth is, I’ve made mistakes along the way. These mistakes, coupled with a healthy dose of wisdom from others and a heavy infusion of God’s grace […]
June 27, 2015
As a child I was always mesmerized by a spot near our home where two rivers came together- it was powerful and beautiful! This is a picture for me of what happens as people learn to incorporate the priorities of Jesus into their lives- each time they do so it is like a new stream […]
Sneak peak at REFUEL book cover!
This week I signed off on the final manuscript of “REFUEL: Strengthen Your Soul, Energize Your Mission”. I am excited about the many lives this book will impact! Click on the link below to get a sneak peak of the book cover!
REFUEL COVER- FINAL
More news about the release of REFUEL to come!
One of the key foundational principles upon which Compassion is built is our strong commitment to the local church. We are Christ-centered… Child-focused… Church-based with over 6,500 Compassion child development centers all in partnership with local churches. I’m often ask why we work exclusively with the church. My answer requires a bit of history and […]
Sometimes I can just be lazy. Not all the time. Not even a lot of the time. Just some time. Especially first thing in the morning. I just looked up the word “lazy” in dictionary.com and you know what I found? I found me at 5:30 a.m. Mind you, I wasn’t the first definition. I […]
Advertisers know it. Crazed dictators know it. But do we know it?!
The key to changing communities and nations is by focusing on children and young people.
Enter the 4/14 window movement, which recognizes the strategic importance of the young- those between the ages of 4 to 14- in Christian mission and ministry strategy. Luis Bush, who first gave us the strategic focus of the 10/40 window is now one of the people leading the church to focus on this growing people group that represents 1/3 of the world’s population. It is the most vulnerable- yet also the most responsive and potential-filled people group!
My prayer is that the church will increasingly recognize its call to protect, nurture, disciple and release children as partners in the mission of God on earth!
Feb. 20, 2015