Mission Drift: The New Book about Solving the Old Crisis

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Mission drift is inevitable. Your church, your non-profit, your business, your family -- even you as an individual can't avoid it.Drift happens.Such is the conclusion reached by Peter Greer and Chris Horst of HOPE International in their new book Mission Drift: The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches, published by Bethany House Publishers.But rather than simply diagnose the illness as inevitable and declare your organization's case to be terminal, the two veteran … [Read more...]

Raising Hands in Church a Distraction? One Pastor’s Perspective

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My post Why I Don't Raise My Hands in Your Church may have had some readers doubting that any Christians could possibly have a problem with a practice that has become standard worship procedure in worship -- raising hands.Let me stress, I don't have a problem -- provided our focus is on worshipping God sincerely in Spirit and truth and not on conforming to external pressures.I thought one pastor's perspective on this issue was worth discussing as it represents a significant corner of … [Read more...]

Catalyst 2013: Doing Bad by Doing Good with Peter Greer, Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, and Bethany Hoang

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Just enjoyed another Catalyst 2013 Lab session in Atlanta, this one with Bethany Hoang, Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, and Peter Greer. [See my recent interview with Peter here.] Their session was cleverly titled “Fad, Fatigue, or Fidelity? Doing Good and Living our Calling for the Long Haul.”It’s topic I’ve written a bit about as I’ve uncovered my own identity as someone called to equip Christians to think, live, and lead with abundant faith. [See my Interview with Brad Lomenick on The Catalyst Leade … [Read more...]

The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good: Interview with Peter Greer (Part 2)

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My recent interview continues with Peter Greer. Peter is president and CEO of HOPE International, a global nonprofit focused on Christ-centered job creation, savings mobilization, and financial training.  He is also the author of the new book The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good. You can hear Peter speaking in a lab session at the Catalyst conference in Atlanta October 2-4, 2013.  Bill: Your chapter on Jesus as that 3 AM friend and your own candid sharing of shortcomings in that area of accoun … [Read more...]

The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good: Interview with Peter Greer of HOPE International

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Privileged to feature a recent interview with Peter Greer. Peter is president and CEO of HOPE International, a global nonprofit focused on Christ-centered job creation, savings mobilization, and financial training.  He is also the author of the new book The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good. You can hear Peter speaking in a lab session at the Catalyst conference in Atlanta October 2-4, 2013.  Bill:  Can you tell me a little bit about HOPE International, a brief version about what you do for those w … [Read more...]

Book Review: “The Catalyst Leader” by Brad Lomenick

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Essential.The Catalyst Leader: 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker by Brad Lomenick, CEO of Catalyst, releases this coming Tuesday, April 16, 2013, from Thomas Nelson Publishers. And I can think of no better word to describe it than what it claims to be.Essential. Here’s Why In The Catalyst Leader, Brad pulls back the curtain on the inner working of Catalyst to reveal the eight essentials that have made Catalyst the premier leadership conference provider for young leaders today. Bu … [Read more...]

Interview with Brad Lomenick, Catalyst CEO: The Catalyst Leader & Calling (Part 2)

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Our FaithWalkers journey continues today with Part 2 of my interview with Brad Lomenick, CEO of Catalyst on the topic of calling. If you missed Part 1, click here to start at the beginning.Our discussion stems from his new book The Catalyst Leader: 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker, releasing this coming Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from Thomas Nelson Publishers. Look for my review of the book here tomorrow.And now, on to Part 2 of my interview with Brad Lomenick on c … [Read more...]

Interview with Brad Lomenick, Catalyst CEO: The Catalyst Leader & Calling

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I recently had the privilege to talk with Brad Lomenick, CEO of Catalyst. His new book  The Catalyst Leader: 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker is, in itself, a change maker. My review will follow in the coming days.If you haven't yet attended one of the Catalyst conferences, you simply must do whatever it takes to get there.Given my own faith journey and interest in helping people find their calling, the subject of his first chapter, we drilled down into that topic during our time … [Read more...]


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