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The Greek verb “apoluo” (to send away) is used in a positive sense in Acts 13:3 when the church at Antioch sent Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey. This blog is designed to help churches select, train, and send missionaries to the harvest fields of souls.


apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #016: DRIVE-BY DEPUTATION

apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #016: DRIVE-BY DEPUTATION

#16 in a series devoted to sending churches.  The content of this post is adapted from BMW’s 6-hour apoLuo workshop. Numbered articles are intended to be read sequentially for maximum benefit. “Ooo—there’s a church. I wonder if they’ll support us. And check out the parking lot—Audi, Lexus, Hummer, Jag, Escalade, Land Rover. Wow—there’s even an…

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apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #015: THE MODEL GETS A CONCUSSION

#15 in a series devoted to sending churches.  The content of this post is adapted from BMW’s 6-hour apoLuo Workshop. Numbered articles are intended to be read sequentially for maximum benefit. You may have a mental image of a beautiful girl sprawled on the floor, out cold. A reasonable guess, given the title of this…

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apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #014: WHEW—LET ME CATCH MY BREATH, WILL YA?

#14 in a series devoted to sending churches.  The content of this post is adapted from BMW’s 6-hour apoLuo workshop. Numbered articles are intended to be read sequentially for maximum benefit. In early Septmeber, 2001, my wife and I were in the jungle of Suriname, far removed from civilization and from the grief and chaos…

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The Arabica Principle

When you hear the word, “coffee,” what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of a sun-bronzed hombre in a Panama hat posing with his burro in a mountain pass. You might imagine an elegant cup of espresso next to a slice of chocolate cheesecake. It could be you yearn for one of those obscenely over-priced…

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apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #013: YA GETS WUTCHA PAYS FER

#13 in a series devoted to sending churches. The content of this post is adapted from BMW’s 6-hour apoLuo workshop. Numbered articles are intended to be read sequentially for maximum benefit. A few years ago, a missionary appointee reported that he was contacting about five pastors every month to arrange meetings in their churches, and thought…

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Internships Gotta Be Done

Any father of a teenager learning to drive knows the struggle, particularly if the family car is worth anything! Despite their reading of the state driver’s safety book, and a dutiful dad’s repeated and detailed instructions about site lines, brake distances, turning indicators, radio volume, windshield wiper speeds, and accelerator sensitivity … the kid will…

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Training Leaders by Planting Churches!

Steve has always wanted to be an accountant.  He is just wired that way, and through his teen years he dreamed of mixing it up with the white-collar crowd and crunching the numbers in some downtown firm.  The problem is that when he went to college Steve majored in journalism, and since then, he has…

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Getting Up Stairs

Jim was an owner of a large construction company.  His local community was going to build a new hospital and Jim wanted the challenge of building it.   He was frustrated with the old hospital building because his father was confined to a wheel chair and found it was most difficult to getting into and around…

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Mentoring….or Discipling?

IF I ONLY HAD A MENTOR[1] Let me take you back in time.  Remember when you were twenty-one years old (if you aren’t 21 yet, go back five years).  Remember how you felt: shy, arrogant, brash, insecure, over-confident, unsure, questioning.  Remember where you were. Now remember the three adults in your life whom you respected…

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