Posts by Renita


Every quarter, our implementing partners send us reports of the work that has gone on relating to Discipling Marketplace Leaders in their specific region or country.  Some of those numbers tell us that in the first half of 2019, more than 1100 pastors in eight countries were taken through the DML workshop and more than 500 businesses were trained to do their work as an act of worship, as well as other basic business skills. Included...

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August 9 would have been the 65th birthday of my late husband, Bob Reed.  It’s been almost ten years since his death, and it’s difficult to not wonder what life would have been like for me, for Hannah, for Noah, and for many others, had he not left so soon.  But lately, I’ve been thinking about his death in light of the life of Jesus and the death of his own earthly father. Mark 6:3 says, “He’s just a...

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In Discipling Marketplace Leaders, we teach that every Christian should have a quadruple bottom line:  social, economic, environmental, and missional. All four are important.  But the one that is often the most difficult for people to understand is the environmental bottom line. Thomas Aquinas said, “Any error about creation also leads to an error about God.” We forget how intimate the relationship between God and the...

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Extreme Poverty in Nigeria


Posted By on Jul 8, 2019

We are currently in Nigeria, where we have finished workshops in both Ilorian and in Igbaja. In one part of our workshops, we ask the participants to answer the following questions:  Which institution do we look to primarily for alleviating poverty?  What about for promoting peace? In most places, the two most common answers we hear are government and church.  Usually in that order. Except, sadly, in Nigeria.  Government doesn’t...

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Work as Worship Retreats


Posted By on Jun 11, 2019

I am back home after what felt like a very long month in East and West Africa.  I am thankful for safe travel and for the many events that took place.  One such event is the one I describe here: Discipling Marketplace Leaders has partnered with RightNow Media, who produces the Work as Worship Retreat, in order to bring this opportunity to Africa.  These are hosted like the Global Leadership Summit (GLS), if you are familiar with...

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