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?
Life is made up of different seasons. In some areas of our country, we have winter, spring, summer and fall (although in some regions, I hear it’s more like really hot summer and not-as-hot summer). But it’s more than just the weather. There are seasons of abundance and scarcity. There are seasons of refreshment and… Continue reading Living in the Wilderness
Last month I had the opportunity to travel to Kenya to get a sense of how God is at work through ministry of the CGGC there. Pastor Nancy Boyer (interim pastor at Mt. Joy Church of God in Mt. Joy, PA) headed up a team of 13 from the Eastern Region Conference and they were… Continue reading Kenya Ministry Update
This past Saturday I was informed that Dr. DeBow Freed, President Emeritus of the University of Findlay, had passed away at the age of 94. I know that some of you will recognize his name and are familiar with his tremendous work at the University of Findlay. Dr. Freed was a strong supporter of the… Continue reading Honoring the Late DeBow Freed, President Emeritus of The University of Findlay
I wanted to share a brief update and some good news regarding our ministry in Haiti, Project Help. Early this week our Project Help missionaries returned to Haiti after a long break home (due to the social unrest in Haiti for much of 2019). This is a huge praise. Our Project Help directors Mike and… Continue reading Some Good News About Project Help Haiti
I look at my calendar this morning and realize that we’re just a few days away from the beginning of February. This tells me a couple of things. First, it means that we’re rolling along through the early days of 2020 at what seems like a blistering pace. Second, it means that the already heated… Continue reading Will We Let Humility Be Our Guide?
We know that that Jesus calls His followers to the ends of the earth in order to carry His Good News to people everywhere. Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the… Continue reading Going Where Few Will Go
by Lance Finley, Executive Director “We live in strange and uncertain times.” While that sentiment certainly rings true, there’s also the adage that there is nothing new under the sun. Every generation must face their unique challenges and their own uncertainties. Every generation must navigate the sense of never-ending and ever-quickening change. We find ourselves… Continue reading Where Are We Now?