mission

21st CENTURY CHALLENGES

(August 11, 2017) Missionary statesman George Forbes issues a relevant challenge…

Last century a group of sixty one Charismatic /Pentecostal leaders met in the United States to seek the face of God for the future. At the conclusion of this time in prayer, repentance and seeking the face of God, they made a statement about eight things they felt God was calling them to do.

I have chosen five for this article – believing they are even more relevant today in this 21st century!

1. God is calling us to transform society
I will attempt here to open the challenge they placed last on their list.

They agreed that western culture was becoming increasingly hostile to the Christian faith. That they must not run from their calling to transform culture but engage in a kingdom mission to effect change. They agreed that Christians for too long have viewed politics, education and the financial realm as evil, when we must see those arenas as mountains to claim for Christ. (more…)

TIME TO TAKE POSSESSION!

(July 21, 2017) Missionary statesman George Forbes challenges the church:

‘If the Lord delights in us, then he will bring us into this land and give it to us’ (Num.14:8).

These words of Caleb and Joshua, spoken on their return from spying out the Promised Land, are powerful and true. When ten of the twelve men chosen to investigate Canaan returned with a negative report, Caleb and Joshua demonstrated a different heart and mind.

Well able!
They did not allow the difficulties in the land to cause them to despair, as the ten other spies did.

Another of Caleb’s God honouring statements was ‘Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it‘ (Numbers 13:30). (more…)

CHRISTMAS – THE PERFECT RESCUE MISSION

Ed DelphEd Delph shares a seasonal thought-provoker…

Christmas is the greatest most perfectly complete rescue mission of all time in any time!

This week I met a pastor from Glendale, Arizona who really believes this. Stuart Smith started a church three years ago called Higher Praise that has grown considerably.

Let me quote a card that Pastor Stuart gives out inviting people in Glendale to Higher Praise below.

The language is direct but that is what is needed for the people the church wants to connect with. (more…)

THE CHURCH – NOT A BUILDING, BUT A BODY OF BELIEVERS!

Mike ShreveMike Shreve, evangelist, pastor and author, reminds believers of the reality of the church of Jesus Christ…

Firstly, Acts 2:47 explains, ‘The Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.’ So from the start, ‘the church’ was a work of God, not a work of man.

Actually the word ‘church’ is translated from the Greek word ecclesia (pronounced ek-klay-see’-ah) meaning ‘called out ones.’ So all who are in the church have been ‘called out of darkness into his marvelous light’ (1 Peter 2:9, emphasis mine).
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WHERE ARE THE MENTORS?

George Forbes 2010Missionary statesman Dr George Forbes declares that the emerging indigenous church needs mentors!

It has been my joy over many years to work with as well as observe the ministry of mentors. They have worked behind the scenes encouraging, helping, guiding and sharing with emerging national leaders of churches around the world. These unsung heroes have made a contribution to the growth of the church in a significant way. (more…)