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The Genesis of Sixteen:Fifteen

In 1993, shortly after Jesus saved me, I found myself in Ghana, West Africa on a short-term mission trip. I won't go into detail, but simply put, God ruined me that summer. He ruined me for anything less than a life lived to His glory. The thing that ruined me was His...

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The Enormity of the Unfinished Task Demands Less of Us

How Do We REDUCE The Number of Peoples Sitting In Darkness? Recently, Sixteen:Fifteen rolled out a one day missions conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico called "REDUCe".  The conference was born out of a realization that many churches have replaced vision for...

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Unleashed newsletter July 2014

Download the latest installment of the Unleashed Newsletter:  July 2014 In this issue:  Opportunity Knocks Growth Potential New Coach: Asher Sarjent Featured Resource: Book Review of Mission Drift – The Unspoken Crises Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches by Peter...

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Dying Was Not Death For My Grandma

My grandmother, Frances Hubbard, flew to Jesus on Sunday morning July 13, 2014 – she was 102 years old. In October she would have been 103. She did not fear death, but welcomed it’s REWARD.  In fact, for the last 2 years she regularly requested that I pray that Jesus...

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Interview with Brian Roberts, iDonate CRO

Sixteen:Fifteen's Matthew Ellison asks Brian Roberts from iDonate a few questions about how churches and missions organizations can accept noncash donations. 1. Stuff…people have lots of stuff. Brian, give us an idea of just how much stuff the average American...

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Guest Blog Post | Greg Murtha from iDonate

Investments that Matter The story of Ray Gary and iDonate Three years ago Ray Gary entered the Halftime Institute in Dallas and introduced himself with a simple statement: "Hello, my name is Ray Gary. I spent the last 26 years of my life making a lot of money while...

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An Interview with Catalyst’s Ellen Livingood

1. The first church missions strategy on your list is having no strategy at all. The majority of churches in the past just left strategy to others. Why should church leaders wrestle with trying to determine a missions strategy specific to their congregation?  Click...

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