Ministry Conflict and How to Work Through It

Team is a wonderful idea….so good when it works, so awful when it doesn’t! have you been a part of a ministry team that lived and worked in harmony and healthy communication? Such a blessing. No wonder that the Psalmist in the Bible says, “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people dwell together […]

Growing Apostolic Leaders

Well, that’s a good title, but how do we do that? And what do we mean by this term? To clarify, in my writing an apostolic leader is visionary and entrepreneurial, able to discern the giftings of others and set them in motion. And by the way, people love to follow them (and feel released and not used). They are architects who […]

How to master self-leadership through regular reflective prayer

Imagine you’ve been invited to attend an event at your local Youth With A Mission campus. While it’s important for you to be there, you know of a couple of people attending with whom you’ve recently experienced some conflict. You’ve tried your best to reconcile with them yet feel anxious about seeing them. Your stomach […]

Creation Care, what can I do!

Once we start to see that caring for all creation is something that is very important to God, our next step is taking actions which express this. This can sometimes feel very overwhelming and bring up questions such as “Where do I start? Can I really make a difference?” I was talking to my 6 […]

What does God think of His creation?

The beginning of lockdown, March 2020. I’m sitting in the kitchen reading the news on my phone trying to relax. The news item? Another environmental problem – a familiar and sad theme but still strangely interesting. But this time I notice the Spirit is trying to get my attention to not just understand but pray about the […]

We don’t have a problem with women in leadership! …do we?

Gender-inequity in Youth with a Mission (YWAM)? No, we don’t have this problem! We do have women in leadership roles! Of course we do! I mean, if our founder even wrote a book with the title Why Not Women?, then there cannot be a problem! …or can it?  But let’s be honest. Are we daring to […]

What is an Eldership Team? How does its authority and responsibility function?

When I was first asked to join the Area Eldership team for Youth with a Mission (YWAM) Central Europe, I did not know all that it would entail. It was back in 2015 when our mission was transitioning from having a hierarchical structure with Regions and Directors to having a more flattened structure with Areas […]

Do’s and Don’ts on Social Media

Have you ever been on a mission trip? As Christians, we are called to make God known in all corners of the world. No country is too far, no climate too cold or too hot. We go because we want the world to know Jesus. If you ever went on a mission trip, you most likely made a […]

Keys to Dynamic Written Communication

As I sit down to write this piece, I am aware of the wealth of material available in print and online about this very subject. If you want to learn how to communicate well in writing, there is no shortage of excellent resources to help you learn. (Two worthwhile places to start would be to […]