WHAT IF? OR WHAT IS!

WHAT IF? OR WHAT IS!

This post is contributed by a former B4T worker in Turkey. Master, we are perishing… And Jesus said to them, “Where is your faith?” (Luke 8:24–25). When I read the account of Jesus calming the sea in Luke 8, I was struck by his response to the disciples.  They express...
HARD PRESSED

HARD PRESSED

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9   Have you ever felt like Paul in this passage? Disappointments, obstacles, failures, conflicts,...
RELATIONSHIPS – A FAMILY REMINDER

RELATIONSHIPS – A FAMILY REMINDER

In the book If It Ain’t Broke…Break It!, Robert Kriegel shares a story I’ve never forgotten. I knew all about focusing on strengths and not emphasizing weaknesses, I had read the research, I had even written about it. Yet it slipped my mind when dealing with...
HOW ARE YOU DOING?

HOW ARE YOU DOING?

God says to us “I remember the devotion of your youth…” (Jeremiah 2:2, NIV). How are you doing with that? Do we remember the devotion we had as a new believer? How does it rate with our zeal for God today? Are we full of the little things that bless God, or are we...
THE TRANSFORMATIONAL PLAN (Building a Business Plan, Part 5)

THE TRANSFORMATIONAL PLAN (Building a Business Plan, Part 5)

This is the last part in a series of 5 on writing business plans. Integrating your business plan with your ministry plan is a non-negotiable. You may write them as one proposal or as two separate plans, but when presented to Christian investors and churches they need...
LAUNCHING A BUSINESS (Building a Business Plan, Part 4)

LAUNCHING A BUSINESS (Building a Business Plan, Part 4)

This is the fourth in a series of 5 on writing business plans. Journeys do not always go as planned. It is about taking one step at a time. Solomon speaks to this when he wrote, “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps” (Proverbs 16:9, NLT)....