I don’t know about you, but the month of April seemed like it was at least 60 days long! Welcome to May! I know that many of us are still living with a lot of unknowns right now. In Ohio, we have some glimpses of hope – the General Conference office will be open again… Continue reading Do You See the Opportunities?
Over the course of this pandemic experience, I’ve noticed the wide range of reactions people have to the sense of forced change that we’re all walking through. I’ve even sensed the tug of war within myself. On one hand, there are those who seem to be desperate, longing, or even aching to “get back to… Continue reading If God is Doing a New Thing, Let’s Not Miss It!
I can’t help but think about the parallels between our present crisis and what the first disciples experienced walking through the death and resurrection of Jesus. Over the years, I’ve always been drawn to the silence and hopelessness of the Saturday between Good Friday and Resurrection Day. How bleak that day must have been for… Continue reading Turning to the Lord During this Crisis
We all understand that the COVID-19 crisis reaches well beyond the United States. Earlier this week, our Global Reach staff held a Zoom call meeting to get a sense of how this current crisis is impacting our work around the globe. I thought it would be good to give you an update to help guide… Continue reading COVID-19 and Global Reach Ministry Update
There are a lot of things I could attempt to write about today. We have no lack of helpful articles, blogs and podcasts about the times we’re living through right now. We are blessed with an abundance of resources, articles, webinars and other tools to help followers of Jesus navigate these uncharted times. I don’t… Continue reading What is Jesus Doing in You Through COVID-19?
My mind has been carried to Ecclesiastes 3 several times this week: “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” It’s certainly a time to grieve. In this uncharted territory, we’re being required to use adaptive leadership whether we want to or not. We’ve never been in a… Continue reading A Time to Grieve and Prepare
Please click the image below for a video message from Lance Finley: CGGC eNews—Vol. 14, No. 13
If you didn’t believe the wisdom of James 4:13-17 before this past week, you have plenty of reasons to believe it now. I would venture to say that all of us have had our plans significantly changed over the course of the past week. I’ve had multiple conversations over this week where I’ve acknowledged the… Continue reading Living and Serving Well into the Unknown
If you didn’t know it by now, we’re living in a VUCA world. VUCA stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. The concept was developed in the U.S. War College several years ago and is used increasingly today to help explain the context of our present world and its challenges. These are certainly volatile and… Continue reading How Do We Respond to Coronavirus?
I was in a meeting with some other leaders recently when someone asked the following question: “Can someone define discipleship for me?” There was a mix of different reactions in the room. For some, it was a silly question. I mean, we all know that Jesus calls us to make disciples, right? What do you… Continue reading What is Discipleship?