- EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT EMAIL ENCRYPTION
- CHRISTIAN MICROENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT HANDBOOK
- COURSES ON ISLAM OFFERED IN THE SUMMER OF 2001
- TEACH YOUR AUDIENCE TO LOVE MUSLIMS
- EASY-ENGLISH NEW TESTAMENT
- BIBLE BASED ESL CURRICULA
- EMERGING LEADERS SUMMIT
- COMICS WITH AN ATTITUDE
- WHAT’S GONE WRONG WITH THE HARVEST?
- WEB-WATCH: CONTEXTUALIZED WORSHIP
- HOUSE CHURCH NETWORK: GET CONNECTED
- DON’T FORGET FEBRUARY’S FULANI PRAYER EMPHASIS
- TESOL COURSE IN CHINA!
- NEED A TOSHIBA COMPUTER?
- DO YOU KNOW A GOOD, SIMPLE LIBRARY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM?
- THE BACKPAGE: HOW GOOD TEAMS BECOME GREAT TEAMS
- CLOSING STUFF
EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT EMAIL ENCRYPTION
CHRISTIAN MICROENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT HANDBOOK
COURSES ON ISLAM OFFERED IN THE SUMMER OF 2001
- June 11-15: Muslim Evangelism, Phil Parshall
- June 18-29, Women in Islam, Evelyne Reisacher
- July 2-6: (no class on the 4th), Islam in North America, Steve Johnson
- July 9-13: Church Planting in Muslim Contexts, Greg Livingstone.
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TEACH YOUR AUDIENCE TO LOVE MUSLIMS
EASY-ENGLISH NEW TESTAMENT
BIBLE BASED ESL CURRICULA
EMERGING LEADERS SUMMIT
COMICS WITH AN ATTITUDE
WHAT’S GONE WRONG WITH THE HARVEST?
WEB-WATCH: CONTEXTUALIZED WORSHIP
Another Canadian site, the Ethnic Worship & Arts Focus, can be found at: http://www.skyfamily.com/gracew/index62.html
While you’re at it, check out the International Worship & Arts Network at: http://www.worship-arts-network.com
HOUSE CHURCH NETWORK: GET CONNECTED
DON’T FORGET FEBRUARY’S FULANI PRAYER EMPHASIS
TESOL COURSE IN CHINA!
NEED A TOSHIBA COMPUTER?
DO YOU KNOW A GOOD, SIMPLE LIBRARY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM?
THE BACKPAGE: HOW GOOD TEAMS BECOME GREAT TEAMS
Great teams have…
A clear sense of purpose — Nothing can ‘deep six’ a team faster than floundering in the swamp of wondering why they exist. Write your purpose down. Frame it. Talk about it. Re-read it regularly. Make sure new team members understand it before they even seek membership.
Motivated team members — Okay. This one’s obvious. But think about the difference it makes to just put a basketball great like Michael Jordan onto a court. I’ve been reading a book about Jordan (“For the Love of the Game” — highly recommended for sports fans) and it’s impossible to miss his passion for the sport. Apparently most professional b’ball players in the NBA have provisions which restrict their play during the off-season. Team owners don’t want their prize players getting injured and hurting their winnings the following season. When Jordan came to the Chicago Bulls in 1984, he evidently lobbied long and hard until he achieved what few other players have negotiated: a “Love Of The Game Clause”. Basically Jordan said he loved basketball so much that he couldn’t imagine walking through a summer without it. Bravo for him. It’s about time we respect people because they have a passion for something rather than because they got rich off of it. Likewise, we need missionaries who can’t wait to get up in the morning. They might not really enjoy language learning drills, but their passion for Christ and their devotion to the Lord compel them to study. In short, they need “Love of the Lord Clauses”. … and maybe “Love of the People Clauses” too!
Determination — My 14-year-old son loves soccer. So do dozens of other boys his age. But, if I may say so, something seems to separate him from other boys, especially in the final half of a match. While other players seem to grow more and more weary, especially if they’re behind on the scoreboard, Chris seems to almost play harder as each minute passes. He just won’t quit. He can be 3 goals down… but he just won’t stop trying to come out on top.
These last few days I’ve been meeting with our two full-time teams in Taiwan. The team leader I’m with on this particular day readily admits that he and his wife worked here for 7 years without a single response. Talk about 7 years of famine. Imagine… 7 years without a single success story to write home about. But they didn’t give up. By the 10th year there were a handful . . . and now in the 15 year a church is rising up. Over 100 believers celebrate on Sunday mornings… and cell groups are being birthed all over this bustling city. It’s harvest time.
Good teams rarely become great teams… but when they do, they seldom reach greatness without a clear sense of purpose, motivated team members, and determination. My challenge to all of us is to seek after those attributes in the teams upon which we labor. [more next week]
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