Blogging things we learn and stories from the field

in Central & Eastern Europe

Measurements or counting what counts?

We are a team of 9 – 4 couples, serving together as leaders in the church planting ministry in Moldova. As we abbreviated it LGCM. Maybe somebody would quickly reply: A little correction, the number is wrong. No, there is no mistake. This is a team of spiritual...

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The Story of Iwona- Is multiplication possible today?

I met Iwona a few years ago thanks to Beata our common friend. Beata wanted her friends to read and get to know the Word of God.  She asked me to lead a Bible study group for her friends from her fellowship and not only.  Iwona started to attend.  She...

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From Moldova to ‘Moravia’ a faith adventure

This summer two of our Moldovan staff families decided to take an expedition trip to Czech Republic. The idea was birthed several months before. "When we were told that 5 countries in our region did not have a GCM ministry, our hearts were deeply moved by the need and...

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How About Church Practices Instead of Church Programs?

OK, let’s say you want to change something about the culture of your church.You want to help people move from a consumeristic mindset to a discipleship mindset. You want disciples who live on mission to make more disciples who live on mission to be the norm for your...

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No risk no… multiplication

We are talking much about the idea of multiplication and we hear much from all over. There is no doubt that it is important; needed and that was the strategy of Jesus. Many times and on different ways, we teach others what is the difference between adding and...

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No Greater Joy

We were soaked! It had been pouring rain for 3 days! It was my first youth camp and I had been a believer for two years. Our guests from the US brought their tents but they were not made for this mountain rain. They were flooded. Some of us decided that we would crowd...

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Home, A Place of Service

We 21st century Christians rarely connect our homes with a place of service. Most of the time when we talk about church service we connect it with a building called a church. But when we take a closer look at the New Testament we discover that homes were the usual...

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My bitter-sweet relationship with statistics

I grew up under Communist Albania, where children believed they were the happiest in the world, but had never seen the world. To be honest, I was happy. Even though we did not have many toys or clothes, we had a lot of friends as we played most of the times outdoors,...

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Cultivating The Soil Of Your Life

“You have to clean the vase from these Rudina, the soil needs to breath” my friend explained to me, while visiting with us. She was a student of environment engineering and as an expert I needed her opinion on how to take care for some of the plants in our terrace,...

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The № 1 Leadership Development tool

When people ask what I think the best leadership tool is today, they’re expecting me to respond with a particular book, program or course. While all those are helpful none of them rank at the top of my list. The one thing that produces the greatest leadership...

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