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Fruit, fruitful, and fruitfulness

Fruit, fruitful, and fruitfulness. These words are familiar to Christian communities and in the Christian life. What are some Scriptures that come to your mind when you hear these words? The word “fruit” is used 210 times in Scriptures. Of those 210 uses, 43 are spoken by Jesus. “Fruitful” is […]

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It’s About the Heart Too

What do missionaries really need to learn? What are the barriers to missional fruitfulness that can be overcome through training and coaching? Take a look at this testimonial from a couple that recently completed 6 weeks of training at Center for Intercultural Training. Some of their deepest lessons learned as they […]

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Knowledge, Beliefs, Skills

If you could use only three words to guide you in conceptualizing the process of developing the whole person as a disciple of Christ to fulfill the Great Commission, what would those three words be? What does every disciple need to ____, ____, and _____  to fulfill the Great Commission? Grow2Serve’s mission […]

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The Impact of Equipping: Fruitful, Limited, Dangerous, or Irrelevant?

As Christians, what would be the implications of having low levels of character, but high levels of skill in our daily lives? What if we were perceived as being strong in character, but low in skill? Scripture is clear about the need for Christians growing from spiritual infants to mature […]

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What do you mean by… transformative learning?

We have shared with you way more than you’d probably ever want to know about Grow2Serve on this page.  I do realize that some of you, who are perfectionists and detail freaks (like me) will pour over every entry and possibly every word we’ve used explaining our vision, mission, values, […]

Meet Christina

Hi! My name is Christina Schott. I have multiple roles at Grow2Serve, but my title is Program Manager for Operations (PMO). As the PMO, I handle day-to-day operations and am currently the main person responding to  If you need technical support or want to inquire into Grow2Serve, I’m your […]

Meet Mark

I’m Mark Morgenstern, the senior director for Grow2Serve and I’d like to share with you a little about myself and what motivates me in ministry… I grew up in church and in ministry in a family that was very committed to making ourselves continually available to the Lord in any […]

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Feels like Christmas – Launch Day for

Welcome to the brand new Great Commission Learning Network website.  Today, our launch day for this project, is a big one for me.  Today feels like Christmas for me.  Lots of presents just waiting to be opened.  Lots of great things inside that simply need to be unwrapped.  Surprises.  […]

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Missionaries and ministers

Is every Christian a missionary? This question seems to cause some discomfort and disunity in the church. We should never use labels to detract from or remove biblical concepts. Linguistically, the term “missionary” means “sent one”. It is an extra-biblical word coined to label biblical concepts. I’ll briefly state the conventional and […]