Beyond Tradition

  They met with a dream: to equip the Church in Egypt to reach the lost by going beyond cultural norms of big, traditional church services. It was 2016. The 21 pastors planned to start with the Global Church Movements training, MC2 (Multiplying Churches and faith Communities). MC2 is designed to help establish biblical,...

“I Have but One Passion”

  A 27-year-old nobleman from Saxony (in present-day Germany), Nicholaus von Zinzendorf was the key figure in a spiritual revival in 1727. Early in life he chose as his motto: “I have but one passion – it is Jesus, Jesus only.” At age 16 he had formed seven praying societies at college. Count Zinzendorf’s...

Sold Out

  “What do you want to be sold out to?” The theme question of Destiny 2018, an Easter conference in Abuja, Nigeria, seemed to touch the hearts of many of the 647 students and young professionals attending. They responded with faith and commitment. 37 persons stated their calling to full-time ministry 89 became Great...

How to Avoid Being Poor in Spirit

  “The poor in spirit . . . have made peace with their flawed existence.” I remember reading this quote from Brennan Manning when I was barely out of college. I felt uncomfortable. Poor in spirit? Doesn’t sound fun. Flawed existence? Eesh. But he spent a lot of time talking about being poor in...

Every Member, a Church Planter

    When Olin Galan came to know Jesus through the Four Spiritual Laws booklet at Bicol University, Philippines, he could not have predicted the dramatic way God would change the course of his life–and the lives of many others. He began winning and building other students in their new faith in Christ, and...

Movements Prayer Journal: June-August 2018

In one Midwest town, a few pastors have banded together to make a difference. Their common ground is Christ’s Great Commission. Their plan is built around prayer and making a difference – together. These pastors have crossed denominational lines in the common cause of reaching their city with the gospel. In the past few...

The Answer was Online

    Norah is from a closed country in the Arabian Gulf. With problems at home, she had a deep need for love. She found no love in Islam. After a failed suicide attempt, Norah searched online, trying to discover who God is and if Christianity could bring her love. She found a Cru...

What to Put On and Off

    When I was a child growing up in New Zealand, my mother knit colorful sweaters for me. She used brightly-colored wool to create warm sweaters, which we call jumpers. Perhaps not the greatest fashion statement as I got older, but in many photos, I’m wearing one! I believe there are three main...