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Pastor Disaster?

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If you know me and Cadre Missionaries, you already know we love and encourage pastors everywhere we go.  We're passionate about equipping congregations to love, support, and encourage their pastors ! I'm happy to say that almost all the pastors I know and love are not just good preachers—but they are also beautiful people. Almost every pastor I know aspires to study, live, and share God's Word.  That's why I'm wondering about this recent research on pastors. Here's an interesting claim below from the Barna Research Group... Only 37% of Pastors Have Biblical Worldview ! If this is true, I'd love to hear from you on HOW and WHY. Pithy Pertinent Posts to Ponder... * When denominations drift * When our theology drifts * When we make ministry about us * When we drift away from the person and work of Jesus * When the church is the object of her own affections * When we're fuzzy about the mission of the church * When we embrace a lesser mission * When we overes

Just for Smiles: When Moses wrote about himself...

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It's funny, amusing, and in the Bible . If you can't laugh at yourself, please do not click this link ! Let me encourage you every Monday !

What's the Difference Between DiscipleSHIP and DiscipleMAKING?

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Our dear friend, Anna Paulson (on the far left side above), from our favorite church in Laredo, TX, is investing her life in the ministry leaders at Cedar Lake Ministries in Indiana this summer! She's equipping them to study , live , and share the disciplemaking genius of Jesus . You might be wondering... What's the difference between disciple SHIP and disciple MAKING ? Explore that question here . If you're wondering what our favorite church in Laredo, TX, is, go here . Let me encourage you every Monday !

What God Is Doing—Summer Ministry Fun 2022

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"Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness."  —Psalms 115:1  At  Lifest in Oshkosh, WI . We did   this interactive disciplemaking training experience  at Lifest. Hanging out with the legendary Bob Lenz at Lifest. When your longtime friends from NE spend the night at the Allison Hotel. Preaching in the morning services at The Encounter in East Peoria, IL—with Pastor Tracey Pfeiffer. Join us for this training experience ! Some of our disciplemaking friends, their families, and some of our neighbors gathered for TIME TOGETHER for brats, root beer floats, and  disciplemaking friendships . Pastor Dan Johnston of CrossPoint Church preaches through The Disciplemaking Genius of Jesus on Sunday mornings. You're invited to join us for disciplemaking training on Saturday morning, September 17 in Morton, IL, or on Saturday morning, October 1 in Gifford, IL. Contact me and I'll let you know details. Our friend, C

Peace if possible, truth at all costs...

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I'm all for peace, but not at the expense of truth. I prefer both. Sadly, truth has fallen on hard times these days . This picture says it all.  These are the days of Isaiah: "Truth stumbles in the streets, and honesty has been outlawed" (Isaiah 59:14). Yet, in a culture that demands compromise and deconstruction, some brave souls in Africa have the guts to stand on God's unchanging truth. Check out the link below and be inspired. " It is better to be divided by truth than to be united in error ." —Pastor Rudolf Merab, Libera " Dear friends, although I was eager to write you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord." —Jude1:3

Summer 2022: What God Is Doing...

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[Note: We are disciplemaking missionaries with   Cadre Missionaries . As such, we give a brief ministry update here at   Cup O' Joe with Bill   once every three months—especially for those who love, pray, and support us.] Can You Help Us? In this crazy world, we find great comfort in Jesus— and friends like you —who pray for us and partner with us financially. THANK YOU! As you can see from our ministry update letter below, we are busier than ever making disciple makers  everywhere we travel. However, like you, we’re feeling the impact of high gas prices and inflation. I want to be clear:  We need your prayers and $ partnership for our disciplemaking ministry this summer.  Can you help us this summer?   If so, go here . No gift is too small—and each gift would be deeply appreciated. Either way, we thank God for you. Look at What God is Doing! Double click any image to enlarge for reading, viewing, and praying.   Can you help us  continue  multiplying disciple makers ? Here's ho

Before you go on your next mission trip, read this...

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Donʼt head out for that mission trip without first having each person in your group read, Ten Mission Trip Land Mines ! Itʼs a FREE 17-page PDF download especially for Cup O' Joe readers like you. Inside this FREE download, youʼll find: Ten mission trip land mines and how you and your team can avoid them. A Checklist Covenant that each person can sign. A FREE mission trip training session—great for an orientation meeting. Recommended training and devotional guide for mission trips. To download the FREE 17-page PDF of Ten Mission Trip Land Mines, GO HERE . BONUS Resource: The ultimate mission trip devotional guide ! Let me encourage you every Monday !