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Movement Day Charlotte

March 16, 2018

The inaugural Movement Day (MD) Charlotte (held Feb. 3 at the Sheraton Meridien) was an “overnight success” several years in the making, selling over 900 tickets in the final weeks leading up to the gathering. Its success wasn’t a foregone conclusion, however. Just over a month before the event, the organizers feared for its success;…

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Reflections on Rev. Billy Graham’s Funeral

March 16, 2018

My wife Marya and I joined 2,300 colleagues to attend the funeral of Rev. Billy Graham on Friday, March 2, 2018. It was a global Hebrews 11 collection of faith leaders.

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Reflections on Billy Graham and Martin Luther King Jr.

March 1, 2018

It somehow seems especially appropriate that we remember Dr. Billy Graham’s passing the week of February 18th. It is in the beginning of the 2018 Lenten Season. The theme for last week was the Promise of God. This Sunday’s readings included Genesis 12 and Romans 4, the great promise to Abraham and the great exposition…

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Dallas Pastors DC Trip

February 27, 2018

On Tuesday, January 30 – Thursday, February 1, 2018 forty leaders from Dallas were hosted in Washington, D.C. by the Movement Day Greater Dallas (MDGD) leadership team. The purpose of the trip was to deepen relationships between multi-racial pastoral communities. Pastors have been journeying together in Dallas with MDGD for five years. This multi-racial coalition…

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Movement Day Charlotte Launches!

February 8, 2018

On Saturday, February 3rd, Movement Day Charlotte launched as a catalyst for action by the unified church of greater Charlotte, North Carolina. Movement Day Charlotte is more than a day! It’s a movement of Christian leaders impacting the Queen City together through the Gospel. 900 leaders from 200 churches gathered for a day of worship,…

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Oslo Movement Day Report

January 18, 2018

I was privileged to participate in the Pray for Oslo gatherings January 11-12th along with my wife Marya. Marya’s family emigrated from Norway. This week of prayer is now in its 18th year. More than 2,000 leaders gathered from 23 churches across the city. The Saturday portion of the week will include neighborhood prayer walks.

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Fall of Apartheid Served as Opportunity to Unify a City

December 11, 2017

For church leaders looking for inspirational role models, South African Alan Platt has offered a model of determination and fortitude in the face of Apartheid, widespread apathy and other steep challenges for over three decades. Through his role in Pretoria-based Doxa Deo East, Platt took a bold approach to ministry during one of the most…

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Russia Conference on Mission & Evangelism

December 5, 2017

Five hundred leaders gathered in Moscow on Wednesday, November 29 – Saturday, December 2 to catalyze the next generation of evangelism across Russia and the former Soviet states. Moscow is the second largest city in Europe at 15 million with 35,000 Protestants. St. Petersburg is the 4th largest European city.

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Russia Conference on Mission & Evangelism

December 5, 2017

Five hundred leaders gathered in Moscow on Wednesday, November 29 – Saturday, December 2 to catalyze the next generation of evangelism across Russia and the former Soviet states. Moscow is the second largest city in Europe at 15 million with 35,000 Protestants. St. Petersburg is the 4th largest European city.

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Movement Day Gatherings Report

October 26, 2017

1. Phoenix, Arizona Movement Day Arizona was attended by 100 churches wrestling with a range of issues including foster care, underperforming schools, and church planting. President Brian Mueller of Grand Canyon University described the impact they are having on their Hispanic neighborhood — incubating businesses, educating students, and neighborhood tutoring in a local high school.…

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