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Dismantling Walls of Separation

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Leading More Like Jesus

In this 25th anniversary article, Sami DiPasquale draws on his experience in cross-cultural relationships and sees how Jesus has modeled the way in loving our neighbors well.

How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria? John 4:9 (NRSV)

When Jesus interacted with the Samaritan woman at the well, he was choosing to enter into a social situation fraught with tension. Jews and Samaritans shared a long history of hostility and distrust. They harbored religious disagreements and contempt, political differences, distinctive cultures and social norms, and divided ethnic heritage. Jews despised Samaritans. It was a polarized world. What’s more, according to Jewish custom men were expected to avoid speaking with women in public. Not only did Jesus speak to a woman, he spoke with a woman of loose sexual ethics. His disciples were scandalized. Continue Reading

New Resource: Who Am I? Devotional

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Who Am I?: A Devotional Journey for You to Soar in Your Identity in Christ

From Arrow Leadership

Author: Sharon Simmonds, Foreword: Steve A. Brown

Being anchored in our identity in Christ is meant for all Jesus-followers and especially critical for Christian leaders. Knowing this need, Arrow Leadership has produced a devotional book to help you live, relate and serve from the unshakeable foundation of God’s truth about who you are in Christ – and to assist you as you lead and develop others. Continue Reading

The Stewardship of Power

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In this 25th anniversary article, Dave Lee accentuates that our use of power has a tremendous impact on how we live, love, lead and serve. Think about ways you could incorporate these concepts and reflection questions for transformation in your church and community.  

A couple I know was part of a larger group of friends who had planned an international cruise together. The wife had reminded her husband numerous times to double-check the passports. Annoyed, he’d assured her he had it under control. On the day of their departure, as they waited in line to board the ship, he was horrified to discover that he had brought their old expired passports. They were unable to join their party and had a very tense flight back home. Continue Reading

Dwayne Toews – Arrow Story

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Arrow’s Vision is to see: Christian Leaders equipped to influence every sphere of society, impact every nation, and reach every person for Jesus. In celebrating Arrow Leadership’s 25th year, we’ve asked Arrow Leaders – from class 1 to present – to share their insights on “being led more by, leading more like and leading more to Jesus.”

In this 25th Anniversary video, Dwayne Toews (Arrow Class 32) describes how his understanding of leadership was turned upside down in a profound way through his involvement with the Arrow Leadership Program. He also discovered that he didn’t need to do ministry alone! Dwayne is a Lead Pastor at Yarrow Alliance Church in British Columbia.

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A Dose of Humility

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Led More By Jesus

In this 25th anniversary article, Tim McCarthy shares about a discovery that is helping him to be led more by Jesus in all aspects of his life. Can you relate?

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.”

1 Peter 5:6

It was the ‘last straw’! One of my kids had made another foolish and inconsiderate decision. Why would anyone want to do that? What was this child thinking! Tempers flared; I made my frustration abundantly clear. I expected this terrible thing to never happen again. After some huffing and puffing, my chastised child grudgingly acknowledged that it shouldn’t have happened. Satisfied, I returned to my own corner of the mat in victory. Continue Reading

Gossip the Gospel

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Lead more to Jesus

In this 25th anniversary article, Bill Hogg (Arrow Class 11) gives us a charge to do the work of an evangelist and he provides practical suggestions for all of us to be engaged in proclaiming good news amongst pre-Christians, skeptics and explorers. Share this article with people in your leadership sphere and use it as a conversation-starter to define your own discipleship training and equipping game plan.

Many leaders become conversant with profiles like 16PF, Birkman and Myers-Briggs. Some savvy leaders can identify what their APEST (apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd, teacher) is. As a leader, you might self-describe as extroverted or introverted or discover that you land on one side of the intuitive-analytical spectrum.

The apostle Paul has timeless words that trump your personality profile or your self-description. This fearless, faithful gospel sage had an exhortation for a protégé, which is true for every Christian leader under the sun. Paul challenged Timothy, who methinks might have been a shepherd-teacher, with an enduring exhortation: Do the work of an evangelist (2 Tim. 4:5). Just do it! Continue Reading

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