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18-Sep-2020 • Rod Denton

18-Sep-2020 • Rod Denton • blog: A2 Community Blog

18-Sep-2020 • Rod Denton • blog: A2 Community Blog

My favourite place in my house is in our lounge room looking out of a bay window into our garden. One...

My favourite place in my house is in our lounge room looking out of a bay window into our garden. One day, I felt a strange prompt; this garden needs a bird bath. So I purchased a bird bath and placed...

My favourite place in my house is in our lounge room looking out of a bay window into our garden. One day, I felt a strange prompt; this garden needs a bird bath. So I purchased a bird bath and placed it in the garden. To my surprise, it wasn’t long before...

A Leadership Review with Jesus

16-Sep-2020 • Rod Denton

16-Sep-2020 • Rod Denton • blog: A2 Community Blog

16-Sep-2020 • Rod Denton • blog: A2 Community Blog

You are probably familiar with a leadership review. But there was one that caught my attention recently...

You are probably familiar with a leadership review. But there was one that caught my attention recently as I was reading of the life of Jesus in Matthew 23. Interestingly, Jesus had been reviewing the...

You are probably familiar with a leadership review. But there was one that caught my attention recently as I was reading of the life of Jesus in Matthew 23. Interestingly, Jesus had been reviewing the religious leaders of His day, unbeknown to them. And...

When God does something new

10-Sep-2020 •

10-Sep-2020 • • blog: A2 Community Blog

10-Sep-2020 • • blog: A2 Community Blog

"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs...

"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." — Isaiah...

"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." — Isaiah 43:18-19, NIV
It has been six months since...

Your gift—DOUBLED—could help reduce the jail time of pastors in Asia

09-Sep-2020 • Joe Handley

09-Sep-2020 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

09-Sep-2020 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

$200,000 matching gift will help Asian Access provide secure online tools for persecuted leaders
"We...

$200,000 matching gift will help Asian Access provide secure online tools for persecuted leaders
"We are facing shutdowns and jail time almost daily here. We are reluctant to share with the news because...

$200,000 matching gift will help Asian Access provide secure online tools for persecuted leaders
"We are facing shutdowns and jail time almost daily here. We are reluctant to share with the news because of the repercussions it may entail. Please pray...

Mission? Really?

08-Sep-2020 • Joe Handley

08-Sep-2020 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

08-Sep-2020 • Joe Handley • blog: From the President

Devotional for Day 20            
“I am the true vine, and my Father...

Devotional for Day 20            
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that...

Devotional for Day 20            
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that...

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birdbath mark timberlake GvZnX8p4HF8 unsplashMy favourite place in my house is in our lounge room looking out of a bay window into our garden. One day, I felt a strange prompt; this garden needs a bird bath. So I purchased a bird bath and placed it in the garden. To my surprise, it wasn’t long before the local birds discovered this newly installed bird bath. News travelled fast. Around dawn and at dusk, a number of birds would appear at our bird bath to splash and enjoy a cool drink...

review drew beamer Se7vVKzYxTI unsplashYou are probably familiar with a leadership review. But there was one that caught my attention recently as I was reading of the life of Jesus in Matthew 23. Interestingly, Jesus had been reviewing the religious leaders of His day, unbeknown to them. And it seems that they failed the review badly. I must admit that I had an uncomfortable moment as I reviewed my life in light of comments Jesus made about these leaders....

"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." — Isaiah 43:18-19, NIV

It has been six months since the lockdown began in Manila and to this day churches have not been allowed to operate fully. Restrictions on mass gatherings have severely crippled what we call “corporate churches” or churches that manages the ministry like a corporation, with paid pastors, board of elders, and facilities (rented or owned).  For months we cried out to God to intervene so that we can go back to the way we used to do worship, but what if God has a new agenda for his church?...

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"We are facing shutdowns and jail time almost daily here. We are reluctant to share with the news because of the repercussions it may entail. Please pray for us."

That quote is from an Asian Access national director in one of A2’s most dynamic country movements.  Please do pray for them as...

Great Commission DevotionDevotional for Day 20            

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch...

A scene from Inner Mongolia; image by marywenstrom from PixabayChina (MNN) — Students and parents from Inner Mongolia gathered to protest a new Chinese policy that would require students to use Mandarin textbooks, rather than learn in Mongolian. Joe Handley of Asian Access describes Inner Mongolia (not to be confused with the independent country of Mongolia to the north) and its relation to China. “Imagine that China was like the United States. Inner Mongolia would be something like the state of Montana. It’s a region within...

weddinghands drew coffman llWjwo200fo unsplash 640pxAll of life is a learning experience. Throughout the course of my life, I have participated in learning experiences that have been of a formal, non-formal, and informal nature. Some of my best learning opportunities have occurred in the less intentional informal moments in the school of life. In these experiences, learning has taken place through observing people who unexpectedly created a teachable moment for me in the high calling of married life...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe; photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.Japan (MNN) — Friday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned, citing chronic health concerns. Last year, he became Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, serving his current period in office since 2012. This isn’t the first time Mr. Abe has resigned as Japan’s prime minister for health reasons. He left a previous term in 2007 for similar chronic health reasons...

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I was interviewed recently by Asia Leadership Development Network’s Baolerhu Ligden for their Unleash Podcast series. The interview dove into my doctoral thesis about "Polycentric Leadership," overviewing key attributes of this new approach to leading in our global world...

photo by Somchai Kongkamsri from PexelsPhilippines (MNN) — Twin terror attacks struck the southern Philippines this week, killing at least 15 and injuring more than 75. The attacks are believed to have been suicide bombings. Joe Handley of Asian Access explains the situation. “In the southern parts of the Philippines, there are these terrorist groups, influenced by what is now the Islamic State. [They] have been influencing that part of the country, really with a kind of Islamic front, attacking the southern islands.”

Jay KumarStory about Jay Kumar—graduate of Asian Access leader programme in South India—highlighted by City to City - Asia Pacific

Greetings! We’re excited to gear up for the upcoming Faith & Work Roundtable on the topic of Financial Struggles in the Pandemic. To paint a backdrop for it today, here’s the story of Jay Kumar—a pastor, entrepreneur, and strategic leadership trainer from Chennai, India. Jay attended the City to City Asia Intensive 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan...

Outcomes Conference Global Digital ExperienceThe Outcomes Conference: Global Digital Experience 2020

I wanted to let you know of a tremendous opportunity from Christian Leadership Alliance! Asian Access has been a member of Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) for a long time. CLA is using my A2.business interview with Terry Looper for a Special Event Presentation of their Outcomes Global Digital Experience. And they're offering a great deal of $25 to attend their online conference. This is from Tami Heim, who is President & CEO of Christian Leadership Alliance...

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I have heard it said that the greatest buried treasure in any city is to be found in its cemetery. For this is the place where the accumulated unfulfilled potential of a large number of people forever lies. I compare this with the life of Jesus who said just before His death on a cross at the age of 33, “Father….I have brought you glory on earth by FINISHING THE WORK YOU GAVE ME TO DO.” John 17:4 He was born with a destiny and He gave His life to fulfill this destiny. I was challenged by the words of John Maxwell in his message on How To Build A Legacy...

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A2 Community blog with posts from a variety of contributors around Asian Access

Stories about Asian Access published by Mission Network News, a mission news service dedicated to keeping Christians informed on evangelical mission activity around the world. In doing so we hope to educate and motivate Christians to prayer, participation, and support of missionary work to help further the Great Commission.

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