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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 41

The Myth of Perpetual Progress

December 2016

Vietnam

10:42

President John Stumbo delivers a Christmas message from Vietnam.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 40

November 2016

Bangkok, Thailand

12:43

Enjoy the latest video blog from President John Stumbo, filmed at last month’s Quadrennial Convocation of the Alliance World Fellowship in Bangkok, Thailand.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 39

Intergenerational Communication

October 2016

Chapel

11:27

John engages a live audience at the C&MA National Office, encouraging the generations to understand each others’ differing values.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 38

“If Only We Knew. . .”

September 2016

United States

12:40

Recorded at Wheaton College after John spoke to 2,000 Hmong youth, this video blog recalls an emotionally low moment from John’s life in 2009 and a promise he made to God. If only he and his wife, Joanna, knew then what they know now, John says, “we would have lived with our heads a little higher and prayers a little bolder.”

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 37

August 2016

National Office

12:44

This month, John talks with Melissa (Mel) MacDonald, C&MA Children’s Disciplemaking consultant, about several key qualities of a great Christian leader. He also describes his respect for the influential prophet Jeremiah’s authenticity, and Mel introduces the C&MA Children’s Disciplemaking Leadership Certificate.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 36

July 2016

United States

12:03

John shares his excitement about the energy and passion witnessed at LIFE 2016 in Kansas City among the 5,000 students and volunteers attending. Hundreds made decisions to follow Christ. John challenges Alliance leaders to make a way for these young people to launch into ministry. The video concludes with a montage of scenes from LIFE.

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Missions Done Well, Missions Done Poorly

June 2016

National Office

17:16

John’s two-part message (see Video Blogs #32 and #33) is combined in this video post in which he shares six points to illustrate missions done well versus missions done poorly. Missions done poorly is about “us.” The Alliance is committed to doing missions well, which involves incarnational ministry that ensures the local, indigenous church’s sustained ownership and brings lasting fruit.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 35

More thoughts from Indonesia

June 2016

Indonesia

12:15

John shares two additional reflections from his time in Indonesia (see Video Blog No. 34). In the first, he engages the question: “How often has the form of our message of Jesus to the world become an obstacle?” John also shares an insight from John 13, which inspired him to perform an intimate act of service at the Indonesia National Church Conference.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 34

“It will cost tears and blood.”

May 2016

Indonesia

12:37

On site in Indonesia, John summarizes the rich, yet sacrificial 80-year history of God at work in this nation of more than 13,000 islands. It contains the largest population of Muslims in the world, despite having outgrown the U.S. Alliance in its number of churches. In reflecting on this legacy, John reminds us to see the fruit of our work as lasting and multi-generational.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 33

Missions Done Well: Part 2

April 2016

National Office

12:57

John Stumbo reminds us that missions isn’t about us getting to do something meaningful. The goal of missions is lasting fruit. “Missions done well” embraces a solid system of financial and strategic accountability; it establishes strong networks of reproducing local churches; and it is sustainable. The Alliance is committed to doing missions well until our King returns and our mission is complete.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 32

Missions Done Well: Part 1

March 2016

National Office

12:37

Missions done well is incarnational. It opposes dependence on Western resources and supports the sustained ownership of the local, indigenous church in its effort to be self-supporting, self-governing, self-reproducing, and self-theologizing.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 31

Choosing Love

February 2016

National Office

12:06

Every good work performed by the Church is rendered worthless if we fail to love. A loving church is a patient church. A loving church is a kind church. A loving church is a humble church.

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John Stumbo Video Blog No. 30

Is Fear Driving Our Decisions?

January 2016

National Office

12:56

Fear is a societal trend church leaders need to factor into their thinking, praying, leading, and preaching. Praise God we have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love, and self-control.

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