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The Call

We have just purchased a new cordless phone for home. It has over 60+ possible ringtones from which we can choose one that will alert us to a phone call. Wouldn’t it be good if we had a way of identifying the call of God in our lives? The problem is that God has different calling patterns. For […]

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Invitational Excuses

When God speaks to Moses about his mission to free the children of Israel from Egypt, Moses resists no less than 5 times and his resistance is instructive. He has the same anxieties we all experience when confronted with the God’s prompting to expand beyond our present experiences and capability. First he says Who am I to […]

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Invitational Security System

I always think the insecurity is going to go away, but it’s always there. I approach each key invitation with trepidation. My vulnerability of being hurt comes to the surface. The Psalmist has it right saying “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take […]

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Roll with the Punches!

To roll with the punches is be able to deal well with criticism or difficulties. It is a term that comes from boxing describing when boxers absorb the force of the blows. In invitation there will be the punches of rejection. We can absorb them through self-compassion.  How do you treat yourself when things go […]

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Invitational Grace

Psychologists tell us that we behave, think, and react because of some previous experience. They suggest that growth or paralysis takes place during the downs. This backs up the saying that “adversity introduces a man or a woman to themselves”. I think all of us are self-made but only the successful will admit it! So have […]

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Creation versus Evolution in Serial Inviters

I believe that serial inviters are not created they develop. We evolve through practice, study, and watching others. We grow through being challenged and educate ourselves through learning and through this we change. You have a God-given ability if you choose to grow and become a serial inviter. Invite someone today to take a closer look at […]

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Radical Simplicity

Looking at churches that grow around the world they seem to me to be very focused. They don’t let people  bogged down in confusion or bogged down into trying to figure out what the church leadership wanted them to do. So for your church in the area of mission, what if there were only three things that […]

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