Now it has been a while since we saw each other and so we would like to give a brief insight into our lives. In July 2016, my mother, 95 years old, went to Jesus. At the grave I was able to be glad for her passing happily over the finish line, but on the other hand I miss my parents. It is also startling to think that now we are the next generation to say goodbye to this earth. Yes, I have my parents in soothing memory. I am also happy when I look at the fruits of their devotion to Jesus. Together they have led hundreds, if not more than a thousand people (mostly indirectly) to Jesus. My mother had started with her husband. Pastors and missionaries came forth from 9 children, 34 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. For example, in 1992, I led a young man to Christ. Today, he is serving in prison ministry. Beside many others one of his converts was a South American. He has been deported and now leads a church of over 200 souls in his country. The kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, when it reaches good soil, it will bring forth fruits and become great. I am proud of great people like my parents, may our children experience the same with us. I would like to tell you about our life in the family and the church. Our Lord Jesus is very good to us and we can be grateful to him with all our heart.
As with you, not only are we getting older, but also our children. Nathanja lives with her family in Hagenbrunn and expects our third grandchild. In the picture on the right you can see Samuel and Hanni. Emanuel lives with his Ramona in Wichtrach and is studying in Bern International Studies – he wants to become a diplomat. Gabriel is a social worker in Schwäbisch Hall D and is also a member of “Passion” in Gailenkirchen. Yes, he is in love with a pretty German lady, Janina.
Well, our David is a faithful soul and helps us as youth and worship leader valiantly in the CGWN. In Vienna he is a part-time kindergartener. In addition, he studies for a bachelor’s degree in music production.
Now, to our two boys remaining at home: Robbie has grown eleven years old on 11.12, a tough guy – and still wild, but has a loving heart. At school he shows, according to the teacher, a pronounced social competence. He is a Son of God! In the autumn, he will probably go to the middle school in Strasshof. He does not like to study, but he plays nicely the clarinet and piano. His best friends are our two chickens. Eric has become a friendly boy, nice and smart. The teacher loves him, he too is a child of God, a great joy. He loves to play with perseverance his flute. We are very grateful to God for his physical and cognitive development. From his origins, he carries only a certain disorder of sight.
To our church life. After the evangelical congregation in Strasshof (the city we live) closed down in 2013, now in October 2016 we started the association Christengemeinde Marchfeld. As long as there was a church here, I did not feel compelled to be spiritually active. I was fully covered with my job, the churches and family life, and I did not want to add anything else. However, I had no peace to live in an area with 50’000 people without the possibility to attend a local evangelical church. Now I am very happy that we worship the Lord every Friday in our living room with folks of all the neighboring towns. This is a great beginning of church planting. In these suburbs of Vienna we have mostly families with children. Brigitte’s heart is moved seeing the suffering that often occur in these families, because the parents no longer know how to deal with their children, or divorces cause major catastrophes. Now we are planning for the first time a children’s camp in July 2017. The CGM is supposed to grow and I ask God for a couple to take over the leadership of this community.
Our mission continues to bear fruit in Vienna. The CGWN has become a fairly stable community. Our membership grew to about 50 people. The Bulgarian BCGWN with about 120 members has emerged from it. Because of the Bulgarians, we are currently intensively looking for a bigger building. For about a year they had church services like the “sardines.” But they are “beautifully oiled from heaven.” This work makes a lot of fun.
On Sunday afternoon the Turkish TCGWN meets. Vienna has about 200,000 inhabitants of Turkish descent and I would like to reach them. God loves the Turks! We are currently experiencing a headwind in this group, as an American missionary couple, who has accompanied, has to return to the US in June for seven months because of the visa. Mustafa, the leader died last week because of stomach cancer. There is no church offered in Vienna in Turkish language and with a commitment to reach the Turks. Dear God help us with another leader and give us a breakthrough in reaching Turk Muslim.
Our youngest child is the Kurdish KCGWN, which meets on Saturday afternoon. When a Turkish conflict against Kurds took place in Vienna, my thoughts came to my heart: “Dear Jesus, the Kurds need a church.” This people always comes under the wheels of history. A great nation without land, always strangers in a foreign country. I moved these thoughts further before God. One day a Jordanian from Graz called me and said, “I know Nashat Smo, he is a Kurd and wants to start a church.” We met the family and got to know their precious hearts. They have already built up a community in Syria. They told us a very moving story of how they were saved by Jesus and came to Austria. Here they have now obtained asylum. He told me that to his knowledge this was the first Kurdish community in Europe. The first Kurdish meeting took place two months ago. Praise to the Lord. Nashat the pastor was a book keeper in Syria, now he is making Pizzas, mostly over the weekends, – Lord God he need another job.
There are also changes personally. I felt last year that I was cut up too much with diverse tasks and that I would need more of Jesus. In order to meet the requirements, I absolutely need a new intimacy with God. Our marriage must have its priority, Robbie and Eric, the grandchildren and our older children need my attention, I really love the work at the Salvation Army, but it needs a lot of psychic strength and in addition the care for the churches gets me to the edge of my capacities. For all of us it is always a challenge balancing between the activeness and the resting at His feet. In addition, our physical resources seem to decrease as well. After careful consideration and prayer, I decided to end my work as a social worker at the Salvation Army on February 1, 2017 after 27 years. This was a big step for us, because we never drew money from the churches we founded and this job meant our existence. I continue just as a pastoral counselor in this men’s home for eight hours a week.
I am already looking forward to realize some projects – maybe writing a book. But above all, we want to use time for more communion in worship before God. Our dream is still that we do less and God more, – I think that would be more successful and also healthier.
Be hugged from us and His presence
Erich und Brigitte
(this article was translated from German.)
Dr. Harold and Linda Eberle from Worldcast Ministries sharing from the heart. Click above to hear more.
A biblically-based optimistic view of the future. Along with a historical perspective, Harold R. Eberle and Martin Trench present a clear understanding of Matthew 24, the book of Revelation, and other key passages about the events to precede the return of Jesus Christ. Satan is not going to take over this world. Jesus Christ is Lord and He will reign until every enemy is put under His feet! (See how you can get a discount off this book below.)
Worldcast Ministries & Publishing was founded by Harold and Linda Eberle in 2000. They began their ministry by pastoring a church for six years in the Northwest US, beginning in 1980. After a fruitful season pastoring, Harold felt a call to travel and minister to the larger Body of Christ. Since that time, Harold has become known in churches around the world. He is a popular conference speaker and visiting instructor at numerous Bible Colleges. In 2015, Linda joined Harold on the road full-time, after she retired from 15 years of teaching second and third graders.
About 1/3 of Harold’s energies are invested in foreign nations, while the rest is invested in the USA. He has ministered in dozens of countries, with special focus on three regions. In 1990, he began working in the Philippines helping Pastor Eddie Deita establish a Bible College, facilitating strong leaders on the island of Mindanao. Then in 1996, Harold began spending extensive time in central Africa, where he worked with Dr. Weston Gitonga to establish 11 Bible Colleges in seven countries.
Since 2010, Harold has focused his ministry in the Middle East, where he is working and investing time ministering in the Muslim-dominated areas of the world. Harold and Linda helped build two Bible Schools in the Middle East and have a third one planned to open this year. They are involved with several other projects in other nations as well.
Since 2013, Harold has been recording a 30-minute television program for Isaac TV and Eternal Life Ministries. Linda has been his co-host since 2015. They are having the time of their lives, reading and teaching through the New Testament together.
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Harold and Linda Eberle in Pakistan 2016
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A Pastors Plight
I was reading an article the other day based upon research done by David Kinnamon of The Barna Group. He provided some interesting statistics on the state of modern pastoring. They include:
*1/3 of Pastors were at moderate to high risk of total burnout (and a lot of my friends have also stated they were worn to a frazzle).
*Happy Pastors see themselves as Leaders and entrepreneurs, not managers and administrators. In fact, most pastors will state that the two things they feel least equipped to do is counseling and administration, and they feel woefully inadequate in terms of leadership and creative project development.
*Only 10% prefer leadership over-preaching/teaching. Perhaps to add insult to injury, when surveyed the reason someone attends a church, preaching was far down the list after worship or music, the children’s or youth ministry, and convenience of service times.
*The average age of a pastor is now in his mid-50’s.
In many ways, the church world in the West is in the midst of a massive transition. Present leadership needs resilience, that is, the ability to withstand the pressures of ministry (real or perceived) and recover quickly from difficult conditions.
Along with resilience (which is not entrenchment), Pastors need to be realistic in regards to the present and future. On the one hand, though our physical strengthen and endurance may wane as we advance in age, we are still vital, often preaching as well or better than ever, certainly more patient, gracious…or at least the potential is there (along with becoming crotchety control freaks!). On the other hand, as spiritual leaders we should have a continuous goal of preparing leaders for the next generation. Thus, when dealing with millennials, this sometimes feels like herding cats, but again we must persevere…keep fighting the good fight of faith, trusting the Lord that he certainly knows what he is doing, and using wisdom as we choose and work with the next generation of leaders.
Of course, Pastors are but (at best) 1/5 of the team members required to equip God’s people for mature Christian living, and probably more than the 5-fold are needed to impart the requisite skills for the next generation of leaders/pastors. So, just food for thought. May God continue to give us grace as we persevere!
In this month’s, update….” High Hopes” by Dr. Ken Chant, Special Report from Dr. Steve Mills, and book of the month from Vision Publishing… “Effective Pastoral Care Ministry In the Local Church”…
When John F. Kennedy began campaigning for the USA presidency in 1959, he adapted the lyrics of a popular song and made it his campaign theme. He rode to victory in 1960 on the wings of that song and became the youngest person and the first Roman Catholic to be elected president. That song was High Hopes, which first appeared in the 1959 film A Hole in the Head.
In the film, it was sung by Frank Sinatra with a group of children, and it won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Its key phrase was, “He’s got high hopes!”
The second most beautiful word in scripture, after “love”, is “hope”.
As Paul said, there are three things that will endure forever, “faith, hope, and love, and the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13). But the second greatest is “hope”, and like the characters in the song, we are a people with
There is a kind of uncertain “low” hope that is fixed upon material things – a better job, swankier car, overseas holiday, more luxurious home, fashionable clothing, and the like.
Such secular hopes have their proper place, but they are never more than a shadow of the real hope that should enthrall our hearts in Christ.
Christian hope is fixed upon sure goals, things that we are certain to attain – victory, wholeness, triumph over death, heaven, the glory of God.
But note: we “hope” for those promised riches only in the sense that they are not yet fully ours ─ although undeniably they will be ours in Christ!
Thus, there is a vast hiatus between secular hope and Christian hope.
The former is threaded with uncertainty; the latter is anchored in the unbreakable promise of God.
Furthermore, this high hope is the very reason for our salvation – “for hope you have been saved” (Romans 8:24).
Most translations are uncomfortable with that rendering, and prefer either “in hope” or “by hope”. But Paul clearly wrote, “for hope.”
We cannot be saved “by” hope, for scripture strongly affirms that we are saved rather by “faith”. Nor can we be saved “in” hope, for this implies some doubt about our salvation, which in fact is utterly secure in Christ.
But we CAN be saved “for” hope ─ that is, God has saved us so that we might become a people filled with hope, high hope, the very highest of hopes, replete with unquenchable optimism!
WE HOPE IN CHRIST
“Hope” is “an expectation that something good will happen”. In our case, that expectation is based upon the irrefragable promise of God.
Hope arises also from our union with Christ and our knowledge that “Christ is in us, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27) − and who can tear Christ out of our hearts?
Christian hopes are rooted in many of the hopes given to ancient Israel, yet strangely, although the ancient Jews were indeed rich in hope, based upon their expectation of the Messiah, their language lacked any exact word for it.
By contrast, the New Testament has more than 80 occurrences of “elpis” – for it is only in the gospel that we have any true hope.
Indeed, as we contemplate the Cross, we realize that even our own sins cannot disappoint us of this hope! So, we live “in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised us before the world began” (Titus 1:2).
WE HOPE IN HEAVEN
All true Christians can be described as “looking for that blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13).
We cannot doubt that Christ will come again, and that every promise associated with his glorious return will be fully ours!
Our assurance of that is bound up with the church, which is his Bride, destined to be raptured spotless and beautiful forever. We not only wait for that prize, but we wait in hope; that is, never doubting that it will indeed be ours on that day!
Nor even in heaven will hope vanish. For in Paradise there will be unlimited opportunities for growth and achievement. And at each level of attainment the next will be confidently anticipated through hope.
WE HOPE IN THE THRONE
“When God wanted to prove for certain that his promise to his people could not be broken, he made a vow. Now we know that God cannot tell lies, so … those promises should greatly encourage us to take hold of the hope that is right in front of us. This hope is like a firm and steady anchor for our souls. In fact, hope reaches behind the curtain and into the most holy place, where Jesus has gone ahead of us.” (Hebrews 6:17-20)
Scripture says that we are already God’s new creation and already enthroned with Christ in the heavenlies at the Father’s right hand.
This is one of those promises that are both wholly true and not yet realized.
Our task is twofold ─ believe fiercely in the truth; and yet never stop reaching out for its actualization in our daily lives (cp. Exodus 23:29-30; Deuteronomy 7:22).
We should never lose hope that we will keep on grasping more and more the reality of who, and what, and where we are in Christ in the heavenlies!
Let us fall a thousand times, still we will cry, “Rejoice not against me my enemy, for though I fall I will stand up again!” (Micah 7:8)
And if at the end of life, we are still face down in the dust, then the resurrection will carry us out of death and defeat and into the perfection of God!
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23)
Newsletter of Lighthouse Outreaches, Inc. Steve and Kath Mills
Life In Kuwait
Kath and I have now been living in Kuwait for a little over 18 months and it feels like home. Recently we moved into a nice quiet neighborhood, so we are no longer bothered by all the construction that surrounded our old place. The church is continuing in a slow steady growth. For our Easter Sunday service we had 132 in attendance. Please be praying for continued growth.
From the 1st through the 4th of May I will be in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the Missional International Church Network (MICN) conference. This will be a great time to interact with leaders of international churches from around the world. It will be good to see some good friends that I have not seen in over a year.
On the 17th of June I will be heading to India to work with Pastor Baskaran who is doing church planting in villages in the Alangulam area of Tamil Nadu. I will also have the privilege of attending their daughter’s wedding. This trip will cost about $900.
Construction continues on the Bible School and Vocational School in Saclepea, Liberia. Please be in prayer with us as we still need about $5,000 to complete this phase of the project. This school is strategically placed between the border of Guinea and Ivory Coast in Northeast Liberia.
Please stand with us in prayer for:
* Continued good health
* Open hearts to the gospel message
* Stability in the Arabian Gulf region
* Safe travel for my upcoming trips.
* An increase in monthly support.
We are in the process of helping one of our church planters in Uganda to
start a pig project that will help support his family and produce income for
future church plants. The project will cost $1000. Stand with us in prayer
for his need to be met.
We are only able to do what we do because of your faithful financial support. Please ask God how you can help us continue to share the gospel across Africa, the Arabia Gulf and beyond. Let me thank you in advance for your generous help. Our offering address is at the bottom of this newsletter.
Be blessed and keep your eyes on Jesus.
Great Commission Fellowship
3600 Manhattan Blvd
Harvey, LA 70085
For: Steve and Kath Mills
The objective of this book is to paint a picture of effective pastoral care; using your mind as the canvas and revelation as the brush, to impart the vision. Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) states: “Without a vision the people perish.” The NASB states, “Where there is no vision (revelation) the people go unrestrained.” Without vision, people have no direction, like a river with no shore, left to wander aimlessly without guidance or parameters. How can one prepare, strategize, and enact a plan that will take you to the finish line if you have no vision to guide you? Habakkuk said, write the vision. Why? So that he who reads it may run with it. We want you to run with it, so the impartation is imminent.
We wish to impress upon your own personal canvas, a vision for effective pastoral care. It is then your responsibility to act on the vision, pick up the baton and run the race. Now is the time to make it happen; as we endeavor to do the work of the Lord. See you at the finish line! God Speed! Why is Pastoral Care Important? To Avoid Losing People in the Cracks This is what the people in the community could be saying about your church………. – “I wish my church was as supportive and caring as your church!” – “That church knows how to love on its congregation! What a fantastic group of people. ” – “Your church is the best cared for flock in the region! ” A good quality Pastoral Care Ministry can decrease the incidence of people going MIA inside the four walls of your local church. What is a MIA you might ask? MIAs are the people of your body that are Missing in Action. You know, those people that come to visit once, twice, or maybe even three times; and then they are never seen again. Or perhaps they have been attending for some time and have become involved in some ministry projects within the body. Then one day they are simply not there anymore. The pew where they sat is empty, their place in the ministry unfilled. We have all seen them. Where do these people go? Did anyone take the time to inquire? Did they move? Get a new job? Have a family crisis that keeps them away? Was something said or done that hurt or offended them?
Without good follow-up care many of these people simply fall through the cracks. We are losing too many people to the cracks! Isn’t it time we show these people we really do care? People can say that they care all they want, but when the community sees that your church lives what they believe, they will stand up and take notice. What better testimony can one give? The widows are cared for, the sick are visited, the people in the hospitals are tended to and their families are given the loving support they deserve. The staff at the hospital will begin to notice. The staff in the nursing homes will begin to notice. The family members of those being cared for will begin to notice. Even the funeral home directors will begin to talk when they see what wonderful care your people are being given. Pretty soon everyone in the community will have heard about your church. With a reputation like this, what is to stop your church from growing?
Dear Friends of Vision;
One of the messages I have preaching lately has been on the need for true fellowship (Koinonia) . Sadly, for many believers, our fellowship consists of saying hello or perhaps giving a high five to people we see at Sunday service, one row ahead, one behind and a few on the sides. As leaders we know that this is not nearly sufficient, and many pastors I have talked with feel a bit guilty and perplexed in terms of how this “big four” (Apostles Doctrine, Prayer, Fellowship and Breaking of Bread) foundational activity can be increased. Further, with the trend towards more streamlined services to meet the needs of the Millennials and GenXers (get in, sing three songs, jazzy announcements, quick offering, sermonette and gone, hour and fifteen max). When do we have time for real fellowship, let alone a weekly celebration of the Eucharist, which is the centerpiece of all true worship. Well, from my semi humble perspective, the key is in repentance…not weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth, but changing our thinking, and returning to a more New Testament view of worship. For true fellowship, Koinonia, is desperately needed and the antidote for the social anomie of our day.
In light of my concerns, I was delighted to see the article (to follow) by our graduate and partner in ministry, Dr. Stan Newton. His article, based upon his excellent book Kingdom Communion is relevant to my concerns, and addresses in great detail one of the ways we can return to New Testament patterns, and may I suggest New Testament power. I hope you enjoy the article, and even better, invest in his book, and also enjoy the rest of our Network News…blessings.
Reformation in the church is a continuous process, at least it should be. Understanding and putting into practice Scripture is a life time pursuit for Christians and for the church. For several decades we have seen reformation in the areas of eschatology, grace, the covenants, church order, worship and other areas of importance. As I have surveyed the church’s landscape over the years I have been waiting for another reformation; a reformation of The Lord’s Table. For traditional denominational churches communion has found a comfortable place in the schedule of the church. Yet, within Pentecostal/charismatic churches communion has fallen on hard times, if not disregarded entirely.
The fresh waves of worship with emphasis upon freedom, spontaneity and worship bands is a true reformation in how we conduct our church services. With our sound systems, lights, even fog machines, church is exciting and filled with emotion. Yet, there is a cost to this ‘overly subjective’ form of worship. When we get used to a certain level of emotion, we want increasingly more. Then, the pastor announces, “Next week will be communion,” and people roll their eyes and make sarcastic remarks about ‘being religious.’ What is a Pastor to do? What many have done is postpone the communion service while cranking up the emotion to another level, while hoping to satisfy the congregation, at least for a while.
A reformation is needed as to how we understand and receive communion. If we see the Lord’s Table as a celebration of the King and his kingdom, maybe we will do it more often. When we see communion as the joy of experiencing the distinct presence of Jesus, churches may restore it to its proper place as a vital part of our worship service. Sadly, we have fallen into a religious trap. We maintain our communion services to be ‘sin focused,’ rather than a celebration of our new covenant life. We hold tight to these traditions even though most are no longer interested in them. Therefore, leaders skip a month or two, maybe five or six months before holding the congregation hostage to endure another communion service. There has been a slow demise in many Pentecostal/charismatic churches in coming to the Table of the Lord with any regularity.
I wrote Kingdom Communion to direct our attention back to basics and to look forward to the opportunities that receiving from the Lord’s Table offers. It is basic to our Christian faith. It helps the saints to mature. It brings churches closer together. The people of God experience his presence in a unique way. We experience a renewing of the covenant. Yet, it also has a rich kingdom dimension of reaching forward into possibilities not yet seen. Communion is more than remembering, it reaches into our future with Jesus and by faith brings heaven to earth. Remember, Jesus said he would wait until the kingdom came before he once again drank the cup with us (Mark 14:25). We are not waiting. The kingdom is here! Lift your cup to the Lord and proclaim, “Hail to the King.”
We are living in the day of the kingdom. Communion in the kingdom is our present experience. The problem many churches have is the lack of kingdom understanding of the Lord’s Table. We have separated the communion table from our normal worship. We pray every Sunday, we sing every Sunday, we preach every Sunday and we take an offering every Sunday. What we fail miserably at is regularly celebrating the kingdom by coming to the Lord’s Table.
Have we downgraded our communion service? Yes, I believe we have. Here is a partial list of how our communion service has suffered and suggestions for a remedy.
*We misread 1 Corinthians 11. We concentrate on ‘personal sin’ and judgment if an unworthy person partakes. The main issue was the church’s profound selfishness which brought about division in the church.
*We think communion is only about the death of Jesus. It is not. It is a comprehensive service rejoicing in all aspects of Christ’s ministry, including his kingship and kingdom.
*We maintain an atmosphere of a funeral. How about a communion service which is a celebration? Think of a wedding.
*We keep our children far from the Lord’s Table. How about allowing covenant children to partake and experience the presence of Jesus in the communion.
*We hold to the doctrine of ‘memorialism’ which reduces communion to mere remembering. There is a real presence of Jesus at his table.
When taken in combination, it is no wonder that church leaders keep postponing the communion service. Reforming the Lord’s Table will balance our ‘subjective’ approach to worship and add a dose ‘objectivity’ to it. What is lacking in many worship services is any sense of intellectual or objective worship.
We are in days of Reformation. God is restoring fresh understanding of the kingdom and new covenant living. Let’s continue to see the church reformed. It is time to make changes, it is time to include communion as a regular part of our worship service. It was in the New Testament church and it can be now.
Churches that serve communion every Sunday find that people respond to it. In our hearts, we know it is right. A Sunday service which concludes with communion sends the church out with a fresh encounter of the presence of Jesus and a renewed sense of God’s covenant. Let’s celebrate the King! Come to the Table of the Lord.
When you come together, it is not the Lord’s supper that you eat (1 Corinthians 11:20).
This book will be released in April 2017 by Vision Publishing.
Do you remember elementary school and the playground rumor mill? Kids love to share secrets! The unfortunate truth, or perhaps the fortunate one is that we are no longer children. Many times in the past seven years I have heard that Vision is a well-kept secret; I have heard this stated far too many times! It is time for us to let this cat out of the bag, so to speak, and more openly declare the goodness of God, and the great programs of Vision…Vision International University, Vision International Training and Education Network, and Vision Publishing, all of which are viable ministries for the expansion of the Kingdom of God, and are making a huge impact around the world.
The many friends of Vision are aware of our programs and services. However, there are many people, churches, pastors, and even church schools outside of our network that are unware of the valuable resources we have available in our virtual warehouse. Courses, certificate programs, books, organizations such as the IACCP and the Ministerial Association, and did I mention books? (Grin) Yes, we have a multitude of resources to help Christian leaders train and equip themselves and their congregations. Unfortunately, it has been our well-kept secret. The people who need us the most do not know we exist, let alone are they aware of what we have to offer them in the way of tools and resources to equip and educate servant leaders.
So, our dedicated staff has been brainstorming to determine what is the best way to let this CAT out of the bag and reveal our well-kept secret. While high dollar ads in Charisma and other big name magazines may help, we lack the dollars to buy the advertisement space. Instead, we have developed a marketing plan that includes the use of the free space on our website to create content that you as a Christian leader can use and share with others…and did I mention it is free! Yes, regular blog and Facebook posts filled with valuable information for you and your friends. Dr. Stan’s blog, which can be found at www.drstandekoven.com offers two written posts and one video post each week, and our IACCP website at http://www.vision.edu/iaccp/ has one blog article per week. Of course, just offering these resources, that lead to our certificates, diplomas, degree, books, and certifications, will not expand us much. We really need your help to make a significant impact. So, if you would, please sign up for these posts at the website provided and share it with your friends, neighbors, and enemies. Help us release the treasure of God in our virtual warehouse and equip Christian leaders around the world. Will you help us get the word out? Isn’t it time to take this cat out of the bag?