Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Humble Pie, Anyone?

I’m not sure if this happens to you, but I find that I pick up life’s menu daily to find that the dessert listing always contains the option, Humble Pie. I have learned that voluntary selection of this option is a rather wise choice that keeps me in harmony with God and also with others. However, there seem to be seasons where I pick up life’s menu and find that all the entrées have been scratched through and someone has scribbled humble pie in the place of many much more desirable options. Unfortunately, I occasionally recognize that handwriting as my own. In other seasons, I feel that God is asking me to consume more humble pie than I feel any one person should be required to eat – as if I am being force-fed humble pie for the purpose of transforming me into the image of the One who was perfect in humility. But I typically find that the further I stretch myself and the busier my calendar becomes – I seem to eat the dreaded stuff more frequently and in larger quantities than I can stand.

Such was the case this week. If you received the apparently unedited version of the GCPN Communiqué that was sent out from the GCPN office a few days ago, I hope that you did not find wading through the swamp of misspellings and poor use of punctuation a total loss. Perhaps you could print this version of the Communiqué and take it with you on your next international flight as a replacement for your Sudoku puzzle book. However, if you are maintaining a tally sheet of errors – you may want to take plenty of paper along.

The truth is – buried in all of the grammatical disaster of that Communiqué were three great opportunities you will want to consider. Please click on the links below to explore these training options:

I pray that your summer has been full of Kingdom success. Enjoy the watermelon and ice cream... and if you’ve never tried it you might want to sample a small taste of the Humble Pie.

Together in the Kingdom.

Cindy Wiles

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Gospel for Muslims

2008 Muslim Background Believers Conference
September 26-27, Dallas, TX

Let Us Love One Another
Equipping Christian Leaders
for Ministry to the Muslim World.

"Dear Friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love." 1 John 4:7-8

God's Amazing Church Planting Movements Conference

We would like to invite you to be part of what could be a life-changing
and eternity-changing training and implementation process
to see a CPM among the people you serve!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Training Within Your Church For Cross-Cultural Service

GCPN will in August 2008 release a web-based training that can be utilized by churches to train their own people for cross-cultural service. Panorama: A Broad View of the World and Your Place in It consists of 42 lessons to equip the cross-cultural servant for life, mission and ministry among a second culture.

This training is intended to be led by trained facilitators in a local church context. We will begin with 10 pilot churches which are currently sending or are preparing to send in the near future. These pilot churches will serve the network in the following ways:

· As the learning experience is designed to be wiki-mized in nature, these 10 pilot churches will play a major role in shaping the usefulness and adding additional content to the learning sessions.

· These 10 churches will serve as models for other churches which are called by God to enter the training process.

· As pilot churches, we ask that these churches be willing to serve as regional training sites for cross-cultural trainees in their area.

· These 10 churches will provide laboratories of learning that will allow learning in group context and practice in the areas of team development, ministry and mission.

The first Panorama Facilitator Workshop and Certification will be hosted by First Baptist Church of Arlington on August 14-15, 2008. Dr. Mike Stroope, Associate Professor of Christian Missions, Truett Seminary will lead this training session. Dr. Stroope has been instrumental in the content and design of the curriculum. See details below:

August 14-15, 2008
Sponsored by
Global Connection Partnership Network
First Baptist Church of Arlington, Texas
301 S. Center Street
Second Floor Conference Center
Arlington, Texas
Registration fee: $150

We recommend that each attending church send two facilitators. View the profile of a facilitator.

Register here for the Facilitator Training.

For further information on the Panorama
training series contact
or Cindy Wiles at 817.276.6494 or at 817.437.2514.

Together in Christ,