An awesome encounter in Krakow!

A week ago I was in Krakow Poland on the final day of our annual Every Nation Europe Leadership Summit, with 268 leaders from all across Europe and beyond attending. Wow, what a highlight! The spirit faith and hope was incredible and I came away super encouraged. God has done so much, and He can do it again!

Pastor Jim Laffoon encouraged us to “see what is (what God is doing) and not what was.” and I certainly see a change of the tide coming on the campuses and in the nations of Europe.

I did this Facebook live stream on the final evening here, and here are a few pictures to tell the story… GO EUROPE! (By the way, current plans are for the 2018 Europe conference to be in London, 13-15 April 2018! – save the date and be there!Continue reading “An awesome encounter in Krakow!”

When in Japan… some pics

Last week Ali and I went further east that we’ve ever been – to Japan! It’s my 37th nation visited, and we were there for our annual Every nation International Apostolic Team summit. I also had the privilege of speaking at our EN Tokyo church, and the Japan Leaders conference in Yokohama. I’ll let the pictures tell the story…

Some Food for Thought…on fasting!

This is a BIG week as our Every Nation family around the world joins together for our first ever annual global fast!#ENfast2017 Bottle-of-water-007

To help you get focused and inspired, I’ve compiled a collection of my thoughts about fasting from previous blog posts that I have done over the years. Hope they help!

  • Also, be sure of course to download Pastor Jim Laffoon’s Devotional Guide for the week on “Knowing God” here
  • Follow your Every Nation spiritual family around the world via #ENfast2017

So here are 15 helpings of food for thought for you as you fast!

(You can view or download the whole collection via the contents links below)

  1. When you fast… 

  2. The mystery of fasting… 

  3. Fasting as an act of consecration.

  4. Getting Practical about Fasting 

  5. Clear your diary, not just your plate

  6. Fasting: Desire or Denial?

  7. Don’t forget to eat when you are fasting!

  8. Why do Disciples fast?

  9. When should we fast?

  10. I fast because I’m hungry!

  11. Fasting: Expect the Power… 

  12. Fasting to lose weight… 

  13. Fasting to Give them something to eat. 

  14. The Reward of Fasting 

 

January @ Every Nation London

Here’s what on at Every Nation London this January for you…

“GET SET” – a preaching Series to help you position yourself for God’s GO for you in 2017

Every Nation Worldwide week of prayer & fasting – Mon 9- Fri 13th
As is our custom, we will again start this year with a week of prayer and fasting to commit ourselves to Christ and His cause. This year, however, our International Apostolic Team has led a new initiative whereby all our Every Nation churches from over 70 nations around the world will be fasting and praying together in the same week! #ENfast2017

Three actions for all of us:

  1. Choose your fast: When? From What?
  2. Download the Devotional Prayer Guide for the week here.
  3. Try to attend the church prayer meetings at The Hub that week as follows:
    • For Women only – On Thursday 12th, 19.30 – 21.00
    • For Men only – On Friday 13th, 19.30 – 21.00
    • (Stratford & Slough on different dates)

2017 All Leaders Day, Sat 21st – Leaders, have you registered for this annual highlight event yet? Register here. (If you are unsure whether this applies to you, please speak to any of our staff to see if this is for you).

The Follow Course: Your opportunity to grow in knowing God and to strengthen your faith. Note the start of the next courses: (For Slough and Stratford congregations see here)

Connect Groups – these launch from Sunday 15th – Find one near you here.

Vision Focus Sunday – 29th – God’s got some great plans for us in 2017!

SOME OTHER KEY DATES FOR YOU IN 2017

34 flights and more in 2016! A quick review…

Dear friends and readers, wishing you the very best over this Christmas season and as your prepare for the new year!

On our side, we have much to be thankful for in 2016, with a few highlights including: (I’ve added a collage of photos at the end of this post)

On a personal front,

  • Ali & I celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary (In Mauritius!)
  • Amy & Abby both thriving at university, with Amy now in her final year!
  • In 2016 I took 34 flights and travelled to 12 different nations – most for ministry, some for adventure!
    • New nations visited this year: Albania, The Netherlands, The Vatican & Mauritius.
    • Other nations revisited: Italy, 3x to Austria, 2x to France, Germany, Ukraine, Turkey, Ireland, South Africa. (+Nothern Ireland & 2x to Scotland)
  • And of course, I had a few important (snow) board and (paddle)board meetings too…

And on a ministry front… Continue reading “34 flights and more in 2016! A quick review…”

Follow the Every Nation World Conference here!

I am currently in Cape Town South Africa for our 2016 Every Nation World Conference which happens somewhere in the world every 3 years. Below is a one minute video recap of the awesome opening night, and you can follow the messages and daily updates this week online here at http://www.en2016.org/conference-recap/

Every nation. Every Campus! 

Our Europe Pastors Boot Camp in pictures…

Our Europe Pastors Boot Camp in Ukraine last week was a huge success, with nearly 40 leaders from across Europe experiencing rich training from a great team of equippers. Our Lviv hosts were fantastic, and as always we worked hard and allowed a little time for playing hard as well 🙂

Thank you to all who serve, give and lead in all of our Europe churches to make these kind of events possible – Here are a few picture to share our event with you…