This year Brenda and I have passed both the 40 years of marriage as well as the 40 years in ministry markers. We came to Spain empty nested 39 years ago and the Lord blessed us with 3 children who in turn have blessed us with 6 grandchildren. They blessed us with a special … Continue reading Two 40 years mile markers
It is great to be able to talk about Church Planting with other church planters, but it is even better when you can mix both experienced church planters with seminary students. This past weekend the IBSTE seminary in Barcelona hosted the two day church planting forum at which several of us church planters presented several … Continue reading Church Planting Forum in Barcelona
The Church Planters Forum that we held at the Faculty of Theology of the Assemblies of God in La Carlota, Córdoba was a great success. Pastor and evangelist, Juan Carlos Expósito emphasized the importance of evangelism in the process of church planting. Being known as a person who listens and has something to give to … Continue reading Church Planting Forum in Southern Spain
We took the concept of La Plaza and applied it to church planting. As church planters meet one another from many different denominations and missions they build relationships that create unity and propel effective church planting. Within the scope of La Plaza we have sub-groups that promote relationships around the ministries of: coaching, training, member … Continue reading La Plaza del Plantador
On the 19th of May Emanuel Santos, Stephen Bell, Karla Lima and Eric Maroney organized a meeting of 38 of the most influencial Evangelical leaders in Croatia. They invited Ron Anderson to lead a one day Church Planting Consultation. Emanuel Santos said about the meeting. “We took the first step towards the creating of a … Continue reading Beginnings of a national Movement in Croatia
ECM has grown in a big way during the past couple of years. We used to talk about a group of 150 missionaries. We are now 339 active missionaries growing in income, ministry impact and vision for the future. Click on the link to download the full report. It is exciting. 2016 ECMI-USA newsletter spring … Continue reading ECMI-USA 2016 Annual Report
I recognized him but I Could not remember who he was. His face had the features of an eastern European and he spoke English with a strong accent. At least I had narrowed my search to the right Continent, I thought to myself. I was glad that he broke the ice with a hearty hand-shake … Continue reading Asking a key question in Saint Peters square.