REDEFINING REPENTANCE

I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. (Luke 15:7, ESV) Our definition of repentance is a little outdated. For so long, we’ve used John the Baptist’s example when...
THE CALL OF PETER

THE CALL OF PETER

The spiritually minded person does not differ from the materially minded person chiefly in thinking about different things, but in thinking about the same things differently. It is possible to think materially about God, and spiritually about food.-William Temple,...
THE KIND YOKE OF JESUS

THE KIND YOKE OF JESUS

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 ESV) There is...
OPEN NETWORK: GREG’S GROWTH PROJECTIONS

OPEN NETWORK: GREG’S GROWTH PROJECTIONS

Venture Capital Firms When Ben Horowitz sent a text message to Marc Andreessen about starting a new kind of venture capital firm, Andreessen replied that he had been thinking about the same thing. Andreessen Horowitz, affectionately known as “A16Z,” decided to take a...
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...
FIZA IS FOLLOWING JESUS

FIZA IS FOLLOWING JESUS

I received this encouraging update from an OPEN worker in the Middle East. Fiza is a long-term employee who became a believer 3 years ago. All names have been changed. “How are you doing?” I asked, feeling a bit guilty because I didn’t know the...