NORGE, Virginia – More than 550 Christian leaders in 28 nations across the Middle East and North Africa have received crucial ministry training through the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Training Center since its launch in 2020. “This ministry was birthed out of a desire to help fill gaps within existing ministries so they…

Most leaders, regardless of how talented, will eventually face an issue that challenges them to their core. It’s inevitable. Being courted by organizations can be delightful. The “honeymoon” period after obtaining a new position may stoke leaders’ egos. Hosting Christmas parties and conducting routine staff meetings might enhance a leader’s self-esteem. But dealing with problems…

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SALT LAKE CITY – After growing up in Idaho and moving to Salt Lake City as adults, Shane and Dixie Wise thought they had their lives neatly planned out. “We are both sixth-generation Mormons, and we both have pioneer ancestor heritage,” Dixie Wise said. “We just wanted to do everything right. Shane served on an…

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CHOWCHILLA, Calif. – Diane Mercado said she doesn’t see herself as fitting the typical ministry mold. She refers to herself as “clunky.” She claims that had it not been for her dramatic conversion to Christianity when she was 22, she may have ended up in prison. So, not surprisingly, rather than ministering at women’s teas…

ST. GEORGE, UTAH – Dr. Robert and Janice Adams’ familiarity with Experiencing God’s teachings began earlier than most. In 1976, the couple spent time in Saskatoon, Canada, while Robert Adams was on sabbatical from Colorado State University. For three months, they attended Faith Baptist Church where Henry Blackaby was serving as pastor. “God used that…

An explosion sounded and then bullets started whizzing through the air as 10 armed members of Boko Haram entered the small church in northern Nigeria where Bob Payne was preaching. People had told him he was crazy for ministering in such a notoriously dangerous region. But Payne said that when God tells him to do…

While an inheritance consists of things (houses, land, money, possessions) we leave for loved ones, a legacy is what we instill in them.

PLYMOUTH, Indiana – On the surface, Plymouth Baptist Church in Plymouth, Indiana (population approximately 10,000), is not an obvious vessel for world missions. Though the congregation once averaged more than 300 attendees at weekly services, the Great Recession hit Plymouth’s economy hard and left the church with roughly 35 people and the 1.5-million-dollar mortgage incurred…

“It’s so life-changing and up to date,” Estes said. “It’s an old study, but God reveals Himself in a new way every time.”

Clay and Lois

Blackaby Ministries International is sad to announce the recent passing of Clay Quattlebaum at his daughter’s home in Burleson, Texas. Clay was a long-time friend of the Blackaby family and a faithful and steadfast supporter of Blackaby Ministries International. “He was like a big brother to me when I was in college,” Marilyn remembers. “When…

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