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Love Serves

Love Serves

“Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.” – John 12:3 (NIV) Mary was a prostitute who experienced the love of Jesus. When...

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A Prayerful Response

A Prayerful Response

Prayer is the key for us as believers. We need to be more diligent now than ever to pray for our family, community, nation, and planet. As we pray through the crisis, I believe God will use the situation to bring us closer to Him as well as touch the hearts of those...

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Quick Thought on Galatians 2:20

Quick Thought on Galatians 2:20

Many are familiar with Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; News Flash: Some of us didn't die; we only fainted. Now we're waking up, and afraid to truly die. 🙂 "Dead" men and women don't live in...

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Short Term Missions – Alive and Well

Short Term Missions – Alive and Well

It has been a while since I surfed the net looking for articles on short term missions. Why? I have no idea and no excuse really. If I had to give an excuse - it would be due to the silo effect of my personal ministry. I can get so focused on what's in front of me, I...

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Dying to Self in Selfie World

Dying to Self in Selfie World

Many who are reading this are familiar with the following passage of scripture: Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; It sounds to me like we should have died to "self". News Flash: Some of us didn't...

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Praying In Faith or Praying In Doubt?

Praying In Faith or Praying In Doubt?

Hebrews 11:6 reads: “And without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” When you pray for your family, church, ministry or business, you must believe that...

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Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground

In order to be effective in missions, one of the first things you must do is seek common ground. The days of "turn or burn" outreach is over - in my opinion. One of the things we have done in the Philippines is to intentionally be a part of the community. Soccer has...

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Planting a church?

Planting a church?

Planting a church is just plain tough! The last I checked, the odds are against us! Almost 1/2 of all church starts do not exist after 5 years. By all natural inclinations, we should quit! I mean come on - it's time-consuming, (and with little or no pay), then you...

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Church Model Debate?

Church Model Debate?

The question I get asked a lot is; What church model is the best? House church, Community church, or mega-church? Let’s take a quick peek at each one and see which is truly ‘the best” church model.   House Church   Should we be going back to house churches?...

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From Knowing to Doing

From Knowing to Doing

I have always heard that knowledge is power. I disagree! I believe that applied knowledge is power. The majority of you who are reading this know they should tithe to their local church. They know this, but they don’t.  The worse part is – they wonder why they are...

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Quotes To Get You Motivated!

Quotes To Get You Motivated!

I find a lot of inspiration from quotes. Some of the better ones can stir me up and motivate me to take action. Here are seven quotes to get you inspired:   Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones that...

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3 Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt

3 Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt

Do you ever feel like an imposter? More than likely, what you are feeling is a form of self-doubt. In my years of pastoring, coaching and counseling, I have come to realize that self-doubt can sabotage one’s future. Fear and self-doubt can be downright crippling. If...

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4 Takeaway Lessons From 2018

4 Takeaway Lessons From 2018

Reflecting on 2018 has taken more time than previous years. To put it simply – a lot has happened. Some great things and there were also some low points. I want to share 4 big takeaways (lessons learned) from 2018. Be intentional but flexible. Be vigilant and alert to...

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Revitalization – We Can Do This!!

Revitalization – We Can Do This!!

Revitalization often starts with a single ministry area within the church rather than the whole church. When we think of revitalization in regards to church, we tend to picture an older congregation being infused with young couples. Many think this is merely a process...

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Quotes from a Mentor

Quotes from a Mentor

John Maxwell was a mentor to me before he was actually my mentor.  That may sound crazy but its true. I gleaned so much from his books that I felt I knew his heart before meeting him for the very first time. As part of the John Maxwell Team, I have the pleasure of...

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Stats and Expectations

Stats and Expectations

We all know that 78.6% of all stats are made up on the spot. For all my nerdy stat friends - that is called a joke.(Choose not to be offended)  Anyways, I just read an interesting statistic, and of course, I assume it's true, after all its on the internet 🙂 Ready?...

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We love church planters!

We love church planters!

As fellow church planters, we know what you are going through! We have been there, done that... and still doing it 🙂 If we can help you, please connect with us. We are here to help and not make a quick buck. It's a passion, not just a paycheck.

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New Website for OAIM

New Website for OAIM

We are working on our new website and are super excited to share opportunities for coaching, missions and other resources. We are here to help the body of Christ to fulfill the great commission.

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