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Partnership: The Special Challenge of Cities

Core Idea The migration of world population into the cities is creating unprecedented challenges for planners, governments, educators, sociologists, and business -- not to mention the impact on individual lives, families, and communities of all sorts.  Cities are the...

Case Study: The Results of Partnership…..Joy!

The partnership had been born several years earlier.  It was focused on a previously unreached people group and was still working on initiatives together. In the midst of the partnership’s annual working meeting on a Sunday, we decided to go to one of the churches...

Case Study: The Mongolia Story

In 1986 Mikhail Gorbachev was instrumental in revolutionizing the trajectory in history of the Soviet Empire when he, along with others, engineered what became known as perestroika and glasnost. It was such a radical change, and in a sense the old empire...

Partnership: Mini Case Histories

Jesus’ Love To Professionals & The Young Sports is music’s twin universal language.  Committed to a partnership approach, in 1996 the International Sports Coalition was coordinating key outreach at Olympics, World Cup Soccer, and other high profile international...

Launching a Partnership: The Story of the Inogosi People

* For security reasons, names have been changed * Background: The Inogosi people group were the original tribal people in a country that was overrun centuries ago by foreign invaders.  The Inogosi people speak a distinctive language and have a strong sense of ethnic...

Drilling Wells Opens Doors

Imagine a parched, semi-desert country where for nearly a thousand years 99% of the population has been deeply committed Muslims.  Imagine these people grouped in villages where 3-4 hours every day is spent just carrying the water to stay alive. Imagine what might...

Case Study: The Shangba Partnership Story

Note: Names have been changed to address security.   The partnership initiative with which I worked was called the Shangba partnership.  The vision of the initiative was for the Body of Christ focused on the Shangba people group to learn together and collaborate...

The Challenge of a City: The Story of Jacozza

History/Context Jacozza is a city of about one million.  It has an industrial economy and a large immigrant population.  While there are over 30 churches in the city evangelical Christians are still a small minority.  Seven years ago 15-20 of the pastors began meeting...

Partnership Story: Transformation in Africa

I want to tell you a story. This is a story about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. This is a story about ordinary people doing extraordinary things over a long period of time. It is a story about people who started with very, very, small success, and seven...