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BuildingBlocks Leadership Scripture 464502576 500px part4Qualities of a Great Leader, Part 4: Seventeen Essential Qualities

This is the final post of my 4-part series about great leaders that took me 36 years to write. Here is a summary of what I've shared: Six Foundational Qualities, Five Spiritual Qualities, Two Relational Qualities, and Seventeen Essential Leadership Qualities. Having studied leaders, it is clear to me that when God wants to get something done, He finds a person, but not just any person. He looks for a person with certain qualities.

MY THESIS: Great leaders who achieve great things are characterised by certain...

BuildingBlocks Leadership Scripture 464502576 500px part3Qualities of a Great Leader, Part 3: Two Relational Qualities

This is the third post in a 4-part series about great leaders that took me 36 years to write. Here are the categories of the 30 leadership qualities I will enumerate: Six Foundational Qualities, Five Spiritual Qualities, Two Relational Qualities, and Seventeen Essential Leadership Qualities. As I shared in Part 1, when God wants to get something done, He finds a person, but not just any person. He looks for a person with certain qualities.

Relational Leadership Qualities

12. Self-Leadership (relation to self)...

BuildingBlocks Leadership Scripture 464502576 500px part2Qualities of a Great Leader, Part 2: Five Spiritual Qualities

This is the second entry in a 4-part series about great leaders that took me 36 years to write. Here is the outline of the 30 leadership qualities I will cover: Six Foundational Qualities, Five Spiritual Qualities, Two Relational Qualities, and Seventeen Essential Leadership Qualities. As I shared in Part 1, when God wants to get something done, He finds a person, but not just any person. He looks for a person with certain qualities.

Spiritual Leadership Qualities

7. Doing what...

BuildingBlocks Leadership Scripture 464502576 500px part1Qualities of a Great Leader, Part 1: Six Foundational Qualities

This is the first installment of a 4-part series about great leaders that took 36 years to write. Here is the outline of the 30 leadership qualities I will cover: Six Foundational Qualities, Five Spiritual Qualities, Two Relational Qualities, and Seventeen Essential Leadership Qualities. When God wants to get something done, He finds a person, but not just any person. He looks for a person with certain qualities. Consider the following examples...

persecuted pastorsThe persecuted Church reflects on strength amidst trials

International (MNN) — Yesterday, we told you about some of the persecution the Church in Southeast Asia is up against, but what happens when those trials subside? Noel Becchetti of Asian Access might have an answer. For example, Becchetti says, “Nepal was going into… an era of relative peace and harmony after quite a bit of persecution, [and] the Church in Nepal has grown dramatically from a few hundred people 30 years ago to almost two million today.” When he asked local church leaders why their churches were experiencing such exponential growth, they informed him that “our church has grown because of persecution. It has made us strong and it has made us unified." However, just because...

(Photo courtesy SAT-7 via Facebook)The Church in Asia prepares for increased pressure

International (MNN) — As last year has come to an end, it’s easy to look ahead to the new year as a chance for resets and new beginnings. However, Noel Becchetti of Asian Access says for the Church in Asia, what might come is more intimidating than rejuvenating. He says there “is a rising intolerance and direct pressure against Christians and then sometimes others [who] may not be Christian but [are] people who are not part of the ruling group.” Take Bangladesh. “Up until a few years ago, Bangladesh, while a Muslim majority country, has really been known for its tolerance,” explains Becchetti. However, “About three years ago, ...

Greetings from Cambodia! Thank you very much! My name is Pastor Meng Aun from Cambodia. I'm the country director of Asian Access in Cambodia. I just want to take this special time to say thank you for your prayers, for your support, and for your partnership through Asian Access. Asian Access is really playing a very important role in Cambodia to train our pastors and equip our pastors. Through Asian Access, we are so blessed, and that's why we just want to take this time to say thank you for your support. Thank you for your...

2017 holds a lot of promise for us this next year. Asian Access is really thrilled with what’s in store, and I'm excited to just share with you a few of those ventures that are upcoming. First and foremost is our 50th anniversary—our Jubilee in Jakarta. I hope you'll join us for that. As a part of that celebration, we're showcasing a new series, and their first volume will come out in Jakarta called, "Eastern Voices". We’ll share more with you about that soon. We will be opening the country of the Philippines, and we're exploring several new countries. Many of them are unreached areas for the gospel; some of them are completely closed to the Gospel's advance...

elephant and rabbit“The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” - Matthew 13:31-32 Pastor T from a restricted access and persecuted country recently shared in Japan a concept behind a key principle of Asian Access: Small is Big! He shared that he learned in bible school and seminary (bachelors degree to doctorate) to have a huge megachurch from schools in India, Korea and America. However, his world was turned upside down when he attended Asian Access leader development...

(Capture of Sri Lanka courtesy Prayercast)

Militants set fire to a new church; believers undeterred

Sri Lanka (MNN) — Sri Lanka is known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”. The moniker describes a beautiful picture, but the struggles reveal something darker. It’s considered the third most religious country in the world. Although the constitution guarantees religious freedom while favoring Buddhism, minority Protestants have experienced violent persecution as well as discrimination. Although it is legal to convert to Christianity in Sri Lanka, Christians often face opposition from politically active Buddhist monks. The Voice of the Martyrs notes the persecution of Christians has escalated in recent years with the rise of militant Buddhist nationalist groups in Sri Lanka. In fact, more than 250 churches...

life 198350th Anniversary of Asian Access

This New Year 2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Asian Access mission founded in 1967 by K&J. Attracted by the creative, entrepreneurial, pioneering vision and commitment to close partnership with Japanese Christians, I joined the mission in 1975 and will be celebrating my forty-second year on the field in Japan. Reflecting the expansion of the mission, there were meaningful name changes from Language Institute for Evangelism to LIFE Ministries to Asian Access to Asian Access/SIM. I’ve followed the development of the mission in what has been a most rewarding and fruitful career filled with lots of....

Dear Friends!

To all our friends out there—supporters, family, those of you who walk beside us, we're grateful for you. And we want to wish you a very Happy New Year in 2017!

God bless you. We love you guys!

2016 17 cubes 500px2016 has been a fruitful year of ministry at Asian Access, as we gear up for our 50th anniversary in 2017. Before we look ahead, let's look back at some highlights from the past twelve months...

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