Hansons Retire From World Partners

Mark and Carla Hanson retired from World Partners on July 31, 2019. They have been part of World Partners for twenty years, since November 1998. In 2001, they began their ministry in Quito, Ecuador, serving as house parents in the dorms at Alliance Academy. Carla taught a few classes at the academy over the course […]

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PLI Fall Semester

Registration deadline is Sunday, August 11, 2019. Whether pursuing MC credentials or seeking spiritual development, meeting prescribed educational requirements or selectively cherry-picking, PLI courses could provide just what you’re looking for! All courses meet weekly in an online classroom and include required reading, assigned writing, and hands-on projects. ENROLL >       APPLY >   […]

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The Church and the Ox-Cart // II Samuel 6:1-15

Note from the President: May God bless you today. Many have asked for a copy of my message from Shift in which I challenge the Missionary Church to explore a path toward wider participation by the body of Christ, rather than just having our pastors shoulder the entire load.   In II Samuel 6, a […]

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Recap of World Partners Meetings, SHIFT Conference, and Retreat

The World Partners Regional Strategy Coordinators from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East/North Africa (MENA), and North America gathered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, from July 1-5. The discussions at the meeting revolved around discipleship and how disciples are being made in their areas. During discussions it was discovered that nine areas of the world […]

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PRAY FOR YOUR PASTORS

According to a study by Lifeway Research, 13% of pastors that were interviewed in 2005 had left ministry within 10 years of their study. The study identified several factors leading to pastor attrition. More common factors include: conflict, family, burnout, moral lapse, and poor fit. Over the course of nearly 50 years of ministry I […]

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BECOMING A HOUSE OF PRAYER

Corporate mid-week prayer meetings and Sunday morning pastoral prayers have gone the way of hymnals and pews. It isn’t that we are opposed to corporate prayer or pastoral prayer as a part of worship; it seems that we have just “moved on” from some old traditions.  There are likely numerous reasons for the demise of […]

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