Handling your emotions (Leadership)

Photo Credit: remember (145/365)" by Tim Pierce (licensed CC-BY-2.0)

Normally I write out my blogs, this time I make an exception and record an audio track, so imagine we are having coffee together and I am rambling on...

 

A typical Sunday for a missionary pastor

Photocredit: Andi Eiring

What does a missionary pastor do on a typical Sunday? This blog is an effort to describe my Sunday today - Sunday, May 29th, 2016.

We had an outdoor baptism scheduled and at 5:30 AM there were severe thunder storms and strikes within 2 miles of our location. Yesterday an official at a youth soccor match was struck by lightning and 30 children were sent to the hospital.

The Miracle Worker (1962) and missional mandate

The recent passing of actress Patty Duke led me to want to revisit a movie from my childhood: The miracle worker from 1962. It depicts the impact of the teacher Anne Sullivan on the young deaf and blind Helen Keller. As I watched the movie, where both actresses, Duke and Anne Bancroft, won Academy Awards for their on-screen portrayal I repeatedly thought of the parallels to missional mandate.

Keith Gandy - GermanyKeith Gandy - Germany

Keith, originally from the desert of Phoenix, Arizona, has been planting a church in Aschaffenburg, Germany for over thirty years. Daughter churches have also been started and missionaries have been sent out of the congregation. Annually, he participates in encouraging other European church-planters and frequently travels to visit them in their respective field of service.

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