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Growing Healthy Churches

Healthy Churches, Led by Healthy Leaders, Changing the World

hoyt0916-2Dr. Bill Hoyt
Regional Consultant & Coach
February 2017

Reading the title, you might be thinking, “Here we go again. Another successful leader being lifted up, leaving the rest of us to feel like ineffective failures.” Well, maybe. But then again, maybe not. Caleb doesn’t get “star billing” in the Biblical story. He is mentioned briefly in four Old Testament books and never mentioned in the New.

 

Caleb’s Story

If he had not been chosen as one of the twelve to spy out the Land of Canaan we might not have known anything about him. The spies spent forty days scouting out Canaan. Upon their return a spokesman for the twelve reported that the land was indeed “flowing with milk and honey,”[1] but recommended they stay out of Canaan because it was populated by strong, hostile tribes and even giants.[2] This advice elicited a groundswell of approval from the people. Read more!

Rev. Gilbert Foster
Director of Recruitment
February 2017

It’s the strangest thing.

As I began to write my February GHC article on my second book of 2017 – David Fitch’s book called Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church for Mission my mind drifted to, of all things, Al-Qaeda.

For the past few years we have heard a lot of ISIL, often known as Daesh. We have watched news reports of them in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, Libya, and Yemen to name a few countries they are involved in and have territory. Closer to home we have witnessed terrorist attacks in Paris, Belgium, Florida, Nice, San Bernardino and Turkey – and many more. Beheadings, suicide bombings, driving trucks into crowds, creating mayhem and fear.  They are ruthless and violent.

But what about Al-Qaeda?  Read more!

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