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Our Own Recalibration

August 22, 2017

by David Godzwa Life lends itself to a certain routine. Nature has its seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. Communities come together at prescribed dates to celebrate, to worship, and to remember. Individuals search for balance and productivity through rituals and habits. When things function well, there’s benefit. For the community, it may be a […]

Dusty Bibles Lead to Dirty Lives and Other Consequences

July 21, 2017

by Roberta Roberts Biblical Illiteracy In the June-July issue of Influence magazine, the sub-title of an article caught my attention, “Biblical illiteracy is epidemic. Are we reclaiming our responsibility to rightly divide the Word of God?” This reminded me of a recent conversation that I had with one of the teachers from our home church […]

Supernatural Discipleship

June 21, 2017

by Tara Kenyon As ministers, educators, and leaders, we frequently utilize the terms “mentoring” and “discipleship” somewhat interchangeably to describe the activity of sharing spiritual wisdom or information gleaned through study and experience. In secular contexts, mentoring describes the exchange of practical life information and situational wisdom. Mentoring may or may not include a spiritual […]

2017 ACLAME Summit Report

May 29, 2017

  Thirty missionaries, representing 10 countries, gathered together at the Doubletree Airport Hotel in Orlando, Florida from May 10th through the 12th to celebrate the 2017 Association of Caribbean and Latin America Missionary Educators (ACLAME) Summit. This year’s theme was “Recalibrate” with the goal of reassessing the state of ministerial formation and realigning the organization for […]

Starting from Scratch: Confessions of a Freshman Missionary

April 13, 2017

Starting from Scratch: Confessions of a Freshman Missionary By Jeremiah Campbell Have you ever started a ministry from scratch only to see it fall on its face? Have you ever invested your heart and soul into a ministry only to see it fizzle into nearly nothing? I am sure you have, and know the frustrating […]

Paradigm Shift in Teaching

March 16, 2017

Paradigm Shift in Teaching by Murriell McCulley Rethinking our Teaching Teaching was an important activity of life throughout the Bible. If one makes a study of teaching in the Bible they easily discover that teaching was for living—it was to help the people know how they were to live. When the people heard the teaching, […]

A Tribute to Jim Billings

February 21, 2017

On January 16, 2017, our valued friend and mentor, Jim Billings, stepped into eternity.  His death came unexpectedly of a fatal heart attack at age 70.  It was a devastating blow to those who loved him and had the privilege of working with him down through the years. Jim, along with his wife Thelma, will […]

Passing on the Love of Learning

January 18, 2017

by Maria Morales Never in history has the need to pass on the love of learning been more important than now. We live in a postmodern world of technology where information is literally at our fingertips. Where our phones and tablets have replaced our books and even Bibles. I see this phenomenon in my own […]

Approved: 2 Timothy 2:15 and the Pastoral Epistles

December 30, 2016

By Rodney Boyd, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” —2 Tim. 2:15 (ESV)[1] Globalization with free trade has resulted in flooding the world market with goods that raise doubts about the authenticity of brands and […]

Training indigenous pastors from oral traditions

November 30, 2016

By Efrain Figueroa   Since the early days of modern missions, there has been a trend towards training national pastors who would be the leaders of the Assemblies of God in their home countries. The largest evangelical churches owe much of their global growth to the training of national pastors. Many pastors in the Assemblies […]