:::The biggest story in development - child mortality rates fall in African countries
16 of the 20 African countries which have had detailed surveys of living conditions since 2005 reported falls in their child-mortality rates (this rate is the number of deaths of children under five per 1,000 live births). Twelve had falls of over 4.4% a year... Three countries—Senegal, Rwanda and Kenya—have seen falls of more than 8% a year, almost twice the MDG rate and enough to halve child mortality in about a decade.
::: Buy in vs Weigh In
::: Open Seattle - a grassroots youth conference from the Youth Cartel
::: Leadership classes don’t harm leaders, they just don’t produce leaders
So here’s my plea to church leaders; let’s stop pouring time and resources into leadership training classes. Let’s pull the plug; stop the madness. The more time we waste herding people into class rooms and force feeding them leadership platitudes the less time we have to actually discover and develop and deploy leaders.
[Someone I worked with wanted to emulate the Seacoast model]
::: Instead of how is your church the question is how is my city - @BrianHook1
::: More people have become followers of Jesus Christ in Iran in the last ten years than in the previous 1000 years combined.... - @TLubinus
::: "Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have of changing others." JM Braude - @sarahsmusic
Photo: Ember guides and spawn at Grace Leadership Collective, January 2012.