Leadership

Leader Development and Orality

What does it take to train leaders when they cannot read and write? When most of the world’s Christian resources are made for the literate world, how do we equip the majority? How do we come alongside the vastly growing Church of the world and empower them ...

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What If We Could Tell the Great Story Like the Greatest Storyteller?

Imagine 1,000 emerging Christian leaders, ages 25-35, coming from four corners of the globe. It became a reality last week as they converged in Indonesia for seven days (August 3-10, 2016) for the Lausanne Younger Leaders Summit. They came to connect, pray,...

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A day in the Presence in the prayer room

Looking toward the beginning of the 6th month, pondering  the rest of 2016…. At the beginning of the year, the Lord gave us the word “REFRESH” for 2016. He began speaking this beginning in December as I looked into what the ION Prayer Focus might be g...

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Lions and Eagles and Estuaries: Oh My!

Leadership Lab provides another reminder of how valuable a multifaceted learning experience can be to facilitate participant engagement.

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Leader Development Laboratory: Japanese Oral Culture

We discover that a highly developed literate society in Japan is actually very much an orality based culture.

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Fruitful Labor: Leadership Development And Global Implications For Theological Education In Oral Contexts

Leaders development in highly oral contexts and in non-formal setting, how to empower and how to assess.

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Joe Handley

Joseph W Handley, Jr. (@jwhandley) is the president of Asian Access. Previously, he was the founding director of Azusa Pacific University’s Office of World Mission and lead mission pastor at Rolling Hills Covenant Church. He co-led one of the first multi-na...

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How Orality Helps Develop Leaders

Last month I had the wonderful opportunity to train 27 believers as prayer-walkers. Now, I’m sure that most of the group were highly literate. However, they were to be trainers when they went back home. It was important to size up the people present and the...

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Honor-Status Reversal—Dominant Motif of the Biblical Grand Narrative

A survey across both the Old and New Testament recognizing honor-shame within the Gospel message.

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Making the Best Use of our Time

As we entered 2015 a few weeks ago, I found it interesting that the Lord spoke into my life at least three different times, from three different sources unbeknownst to one another, and all saying essentially the same thing. The picture you see here was the ...

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