DOVE Christian Fellowship International (DOVE International) is a worldwide family of believers in Christ involved in churches and ministries located in six continents. As an international family, we are diverse in culture and background but share a common God-given vision, values, mission, and commitment to start and nurture churches and ministries to transform communities throughout the nations.
Every time I get on an airplane I am glad that the pilot has been properly trained. The pilot has taken flight school and has logged thousands of hours of flying. I feel the same way when I visit a doctor. I know the doctor has been properly trained.
You are called by God to minister to others and to be an influencer. An influencer is a leader. And those who minister to others and influence others for Christ need to be trained.
The bible tells us that Paul the apostle “left the synagogue and took the believers with him. Then he held daily discussions at the school of Tyrannus” (Acts 19:9). Paul believed in training for ministry and leadership.
There are many good leadership and ministry training schools today, but personally, I highly recommend the DOVE Leadership and Ministry School. Starting the second weekend of September, this school is held one weekend each month for nine months. Students are taught practical Christian leadership and ministry by anointed leaders from around the world who minister from the scriptures and from their personal experiences.
It is a privilege for me personally to teach in this school. It is a true kingdom school, jointly sponsored by two Christian movements: DOVE International and the Hopewell Network. Pray about joining us this September. You can join us live here in Pennsylvania or from a remote campus location by streaming video somewhere in the world. Check out http://www.dcfi.org/training/ for more details. See you in September.
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Do not allow the past to steal your present, nor the uncertainty of the future to steal your joy. Every problem that you and I have is an opportunity for a miracle or new door to be opened. As you read through the Bible, you’ll find that every miracle was preceded by a problem. The Red Sea parted because the children of Israel had a problem—they had to flee the pursuing Egyptians. Jesus fed the five thousand because there was a problem—the people were hungry. The blind man was healed because he had a problem—he could not see. God desires to use you today as an instrument of His miraculous power.
God wants us to live to the fullest in the present and allow Him to reign in the midst of our problems. Matthew 6:33-34 tells us, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
I appreciate the words of John Newton when he said, “We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.”
Alexander Bell said, “When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” Let’s not miss today’s opportunity to experience a miracle because we are focusing too much on the past or on the future. It is time to open our eyes, see beyond the obvious, and expect a miracle.
To be honest, if I did not have these other responsibilities of “life”, I would just love to do it all over again. The 92 hours of Bible reading were totally amazing. Except for a few hours when the power was out or sound system not in place, it all went through outdoor loud speakers and into the surrounding community.
It was interesting that none of us thought of sitting down while reading (even though a bench was available just behind the podium). I personally read for close to 5 hours several different days . . . and always wished I could continue longer! Thank you for many who sponsored one, two, ten or even more hours!! The total amount raised for missionaries of DOVE Africa (DMA) was $1,490 and the door for donations is still open. We thank you and thank the Lord.
DMA missionaries serve in high-risk, ‘hardship’ areas in order to share God’s love and extend His Kingdom. We are proud of them.
Tremendous transformation has taken place in the communities as a result of their work. Schools, clinics, farms, youth projects, vocational training and churches are available where they did not exist before. Through the missionaries’ hard work and commitment, children have access to education, patients walk a shorter distance to get medical attention, and all these are offered with a heart of love. Local communities have been confident enough to allow DMA missionaries to become recognized leaders, even in Islamic communities!
DMA missionaries face harsh weather, unfamiliar and unappealing food, new cultures, loneliness, opposition and even danger, but continue to serve enthusiastically, trusting God not only for protection but also for daily provision. The Read-A-Thon was a “double win”; we are excited for the funds for DMA and the impact of God’s Word.
“Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching” (I Tim 4:13). Interesting… I never really ‘noticed’ that verse before. But in a semi-literate society where many do not have Bibles of their own, we sense that was just a beginning of public reading of the Word to be incorporated into our church life and also in the Africa Center for Transformation (Prayer Center).
Yes, the Word of God is alive, active and at work!
One Small StepAugust 27
Some of God’s people spend their lives in so much fear of making a mistake that they never do anything. There are times when it is much better to do something rather than continue to do nothing. Without faith it is impossible to please God (Heb. 11:6). Remember the movie What About Bob? In it... Read More >