1. Update from Spiritual Leadership Conference Asia

    February 3, 2016 by Paul Chappell

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    It would be hard to describe the level of prayer, planning, and preparation that preceded Spiritual Leadership Conference Asia.

    And it would also be hard to describe the level of blessing God is placing on it. It’s overwhelming to see what God is doing.

    I plan to write more later, but I wanted to post a quick update now to share what the Lord is doing and thank partners who have been interceding with us for the conference this week in Manila. (For snapshots moments of what the Lord has been doing, see the pictures I’ve been posting to Twitter and Facebook.)

    Several months before the conference, we chose the theme “striving together for Asia and beyond.” I have been so encouraged by the real striving together that has taken place leading up to and during this conference. This hasn’t been “striving together” in name only, but in Spirit-filled reality. (more…)


  2. 7 Prayer Requests for Spiritual Leadership Conference Asia

    January 25, 2016 by Paul Chappell

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    Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:—2 Thessalonians 3:1

    That’s what we are praying for Spiritual Leadership Conference Asia February 1–3, 2016—that God’s Word would have freedom and work in lives.

    This conference is an undertaking of incredible magnitude, and we’re praying that it results in abundant fruit in one of the most needy areas of the world—the 10/40 window. This area contains over four billion people, and 95 percent of these are unreached with the gospel.

    The great need of the 10/40 window makes this area one of the most potentially influential in the spread of the gospel—the cutting edge region in worldwide missions harvest.

    Will you pray with us for this conference? And will you pray specifically for the following needs? (more…)


  3. Spiritual Leadership—The Choice Is Yours

    January 6, 2016 by Paul Chappell

    There are many styles of leadership—some biblical and some unbiblical. But there is no question that the world needs spiritual leaders today as never before—men and women of God who are Spirit-filled and reaching the world with the gospel.

    We’re asking the Lord to use these three conferences in 2016 to encourage, equip, and edify the hearts of leaders around the world. Please pray for us as we prepare for these needful meetings.

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    January 17-20, 2016 | Spanish Leadership Conference, Lancaster, California
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    Paul Chappell Carlos Navarrete Alejandro Cordova David Cortes Ezekiel Salazar
    www.conferenciadeliderazgoespiritual.org

     

    February 1-3, 2016 | Spiritual Leadership Conference, Asia, Manila, Philippines
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    Paull Chappell Tom Farrell Rick Martin David Gibbs Jr. Don Sisk R.B. Ouellette
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    June 12-15, 2016 | Spiritual Leadership Conference, Lancaster, California
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    Paul Chappell John Goetsch R.B. Ouellette Doug Fisher Kurt Skelly David Gibbs, Jr.
    www.slconference.com


  4. Spiritual Leadership Conference Asia Coming in February

    December 11, 2015 by Paul Chappell

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    You’ve heard of the 10/40 window—the relatively small section of the Eastern Hemisphere between 10 degrees south and 40 degrees north of the equator.

    You’ve probably prayed for people in the 10/40 window—over four billion, 95 percent of which are unreached with the gospel.

    You’ve certainly prayed for missionaries in and around the 10/40 window.

    I have as well. And over the past several months I’ve been working on a project with missionaries, national pastors, and businessmen which we’re praying will have a profound impact on the 10/40 window and even beyond: Spiritual Leadership Conference Asia. (more…)


  5. Transitions, Ethics, and Saying Goodbye to Staff

    November 16, 2015 by Paul Chappell

    We don’t have formal commitment contracts for staff at Lancaster Baptist Church. I’ve always felt like I wanted the people who serve on our staff to be here because they want to be, not because they signed a commitment to be.

    That said, before someone comes on staff, we do have conversations about intent. If someone is joining our pastoral staff or leading a team, I would prefer that their intention at least is to stay long enough that I can invest in and train them and that they can become a real asset to our church family.

    Just over eighteen years ago, Tim Christoson and I had this kind of a conversation. At the time, he was in his last year of Bible college, engaged to Nicole, and looking to serve as an assistant pastor. When I interviewed him, I could see that he had a heart for the Lord and a desire to be used of God. I asked him if he were to come to Lancaster Baptist Church, if he would commit to stay at least ten years. (more…)