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Ian Green Brings the Faith!

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What would a gathering of missionaries without the faith factor be?

A gathering without Ian Green!

Paul Gibbs, founder and Global Director of the Pais Movement, circumvented this issue by inviting Ian Green to be a keynote speaker for the Pais Global Summit 2019. As Pais National Directors from 6 continents/13 countries gathered in Arlington, Texas, Ian Green was scheduled to deliver a keynote on faith.

Ian is especially qualified to deliver this message because of the way he and his family have lived their lives in faith. His entire career in ministry has been about unconditional faith. Ian is also a sought after speaker who travels around the globe delivering his message and teaching the tenants of living a life of faith. An author, Ian testifies in his book, Checking Into Faith, about the numerous times faith has impacted his life and the life of his family.

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A Weekend with Emmanuel Church, London. May 2019


What a weekend!

 Ian & Judith joined us for a full weekend of ministry and our people were blessed at every level that he ministered into.

Our weekend commenced with an informal meal on the Friday evening with our Senior Leadership Team. He related well to our small team of Leaders and their spouses and challenged us to be culture setters, culture connectors, culture carriers and culture confronters. All of the team commented on how equipping the teaching was and we talked long into the night anchoring the thoughts and ideas that Ian had presented.

On Saturday morning, Ian spent a morning with our Department Leaders and some of our emerging leaders. He encouraged them to start moving unnecessary things off the table to make room for greater things. You can start with small things and grow them to larger levels. And once again, people were helped by the very practical nature of the teaching.

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Genesis Church, Indiana, USA – April 2019

At the end of April, Ian had the pleasure of spending the weekend speaking at Genesis Church in Bloomington, Indiana. Speaking with the church leaders on the Saturday and the whole congregation during their Sunday services.

Lead Pastor Timothy Woodcock, gives a summary of the weekend:

What an incredible weekend at Genesis Church with Ian Green!

Several Big Takeaways for Me:

1. Keep the end game at the forefront of our minds – That is the command to Disciple Nations. Yes start with discipling individuals, but how do we transition into discipling communities, cities, spheres of influence that ultimately shape culture.

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Transformation through job creation

 A church in the UK that has embraced the transformation message and is making a significant impact in its community is King’s Church, Bolton led by Derek Smith.

It’s mandate is love people, be outward focussed and not church centric, Pastor the community and not just the church. Bolton is a city with a high percentage of low income families and unemployment. With this in mind King’s church has an emphasis of building businesses in order to bring transformation to the city. Job creation is seen as the responsibility of the church and not just the business community. If a person has access to a job, this will increase the ability of the family to be stable and to thrive. For many the journey to employment begins with the person having access to learning new skills. At King’s church they are committed to delivering this training. As Pastor Derek says we are committed to giving people a ‘leg up’ rather than a ‘hand out’.

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City Solutions

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There are very few people that I have met around the globe who have not only adopted the belief that we are called to Transform Communities but are living it out with commitment and passion. Brian Beatie is the lead Pastor of Freedom House in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. What is happening in that City is nothing short of phenomenal. This article written by Brian will inspire you to believe that this can happen in your community.

‘City transformation wasn’t something that I had always cared about. In fact, I was trying to get out of the largest city in Canada when God called me to commit the rest of my life to the transformation of cities. And… the city that God called us to, was a place where my wife and I had agreed that we would never live. We knew when God called us here, however, that it would be to see transformation that would be a template for other cities around the world.

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Praying for Politicians

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In my travels I have the tremendous opportunity to meet people who are not only embracing the transformation message but are practically out working it in both the business and political arena. One such man is Tim Schindel. Please read this article by him and be inspired!

Have you ever had God give you a word that was so big, so intimidating, and so audacious you wondered if you were truly hearing things right? I did, and it’s led me on a journey I could have never imagined, praying for, and with, our political leaders and their staff right across Canada. This is only something our God could do, and 15 years ago when I got the call, I was stunned.

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