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The Billion Soul Story: Finding Your Role In God’s Goal

December 11, 2015

I am fortunate to release The Billion Soul Story: Finding Your Role In God’s Goal in December, 2015. The Billion Soul Story is comprised of visionary leaders and history makers, from every world region, who have chosen to double the size of the Global Church in this generation. When you read this powerful book, you will be encouraged in your heart, enlarged in your mind and empowered in your spirit. By the time you finish reading this exciting story, you will see the hand of God at work in our world from a new powerful vantage point like never before!

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The Seven Steps To Networking With Friends For Success

December 10, 2015

There are basically two kinds of people in life. There are those who make deposits and those who make withdrawals. We need the kind of friends in our life who make deposits. I realize that there are exceptions to this statement. There are instances where our friends cannot make a deposit into us due to what they may be going through for a period of time. What kind of friends do you have? What kind of friend are you? We attract who we are; not what we want in life. Have you ever seen someone walking toward you and you prayed, “Lord, please come and take us to heaven!” Have you have ever left the presence of another person feeling refreshed? We are to be a refreshing Christian, an inspirational friend. Here is an acronym to help find great friends and keep them: F ind Them– If you will show yourself friendly you will have more friends than you have ever imagined. Take the time to seek out new relationships, even if it means traveling great distances. R espect Them– Treat your friends the way you want to be treated. Also, be sure to treat someone else’s friends with the…

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700 Million Souls Saved And Counting!

December 9, 2015

The Global Church continues to make enormous strides toward the planting of five million new churches for a Billion Soul harvest by the year 2020. The Billion Soul Initiative began in September, 2015, Dallas, Texas. At this global launch were 500 key leaders from 80 nations. All of us were focused on synergizing our efforts together to help double the size of the global Church in our generation. As of last weekend, the global Church has collectively passed 3.3 million new church plants and 700 million coming to Christ. With this pace of growth, it is anticipated that the goal of 5 million new churches for a Billion Soul harvest will be reached ahead of schedule. The Body of Christ is growing faster today than ever before! Here are few stats: China: 45,000 per day India: 20,000 per day Africa: 20,000 per day Latin America: 30,000 per day Muslims: At least 20,000 per day   Even though Europe and North America have slowed down in evangelistic growth, there are strong remerging signs that another Spirit Awakening is on the horizon. When you survey as to who the Lord is raising up, you will come to the conclusion that God is…

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Marking Ten Years Since Dr. Bill Bright Passed Away

July 19, 2013

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Ten years ago today, Dr. Bill Bright graduated for his eternal reward.  It is hard for me to comprehend that a decade has now passed before our eyes.  I use to often say, “I find it very hard to keep with him.”  We served together in the twilight years of his life.  Here are some networking principles that have passed the test of time that I learned from Dr. Bright: 1.  The Relationship Principle: It is a complement to ask people to do great things.  You are saying that they are big people and are capable of achieving it. 2.  The Vision Principle: Small dreams never inflame the hearts of great people.  Dream big! 3.  The Growth Principle: I learn this following principle through a personal experience.  It is better to serve with people who know there is more of the Lord for them and hungry for Him, than to serve with people who believe that they have all there is and no longer hungry for more. 4.  The Connection Principle:  When the Lord is placing a big idea  in your mind, He is also placing the same idea in the minds of others.  The Holy Spirit knows how to pull the right people together to achieve…

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The Seven Steps To Tying Relational Knots

April 26, 2013

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In the business world, some have articulated that it is all about respect and revenue. Yet, in the ministry world, respect and revenue are obviously important; but relationships are paramount. I cannot think of anything significant that does not flow out of relationships. While I as preparing, “How To Make Your Net Work,” considerable amount of time was given to thinking about “the tying of relational knots.” Here are the steps to tying relational knots: 1.  Enable A Conversation With A Leader 2.  Examine The Calendar To Meet With The Leader 3.  Enjoy Commonness Between Leaders 4.  Establish The Cause With The Leader 5.  Exemplify Your Commitment Before The Leader •   Know When To: •   Wash The Nets •   Mend The Nets •   Cast The Nets 6.  Enhance Your Compassion For The Leader 7.  Expand Your Circle With Other Leaders

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How To Make Your Net Work – Global Release

February 17, 2013

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Last week, we were fortunate to have key leaders join us for the Global Church Listening Forum at the Foursquare Headquarters in Los Angeles, CA.  On the opening evening, we launched How To Make Your Net Work book worldwide. From reading How To Make Your Net Work, you will learn: How to turn your personal mission into a powerful movement. How to begin with the end in mind and build a network to achieve it. How to network with busy leaders and gain their favor for a higher cause. How to tie relationship knots together for impact in your personal and professional life. How to find your personal role in God’s eternal goal. How to apply the five encouraging secrets to staying focused and motivated until your mission is accomplished. How to select and invite people to join your cause. How to set goals and to measure the level of their networking effectiveness. How to communicate, both privately and publicly, with the appropriate messaging to motivate people to follow you. How to create a powerful inner circle and add com pounding value to each member. Be sure to get your copy today!  The eleven proven steps will help you to make your net…

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How To Make Your Net Work – Book

January 6, 2013

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I am fortunate to be releasing this month, How To Make Your Net  Work.  This networking resource contains eleven strategic steps to tying relational knots for global impact.  Over the last 15 years, I have studied and applied networking throughout the body of Christ.  After developing and deploying the Billion Soul Network, I believed it was time to outline carefully the eleven steps required to tying relational knots for global impact.  Once you have read this book, your worldview will never be the same! From reading How to Make Your Net Work, you will learn: How to turn your personal mission into a powerful movement. How to begin with the end in mind and build a network to achieve it. How to network with busy leaders and gain their favor for a higher cause. How to tie relationships knots together for impact in your personal and professional life. How to find your personal role in God’s eternal goal. How to apply the five encouraging secrets to staying focused and motivated until your mission is accomplished. How to select and invite people to join your cause. How to set goals and to measure the level of their networking effectiveness. How to communicate, both privately and publicly, with the appropriate messaging to…

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Building A Network

September 8, 2012

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When building a network, it is important to have a balanced approach between management and leadership. It is not that one is exclusive to the other. Both dimensions are required to birth, build and broaden a vital, sustainable network. The following is for your consideration: The manager administers; the leader innovates. · The manager is a copy; the leader is an original. · The manager maintains; the leader develops. · The manager focuses on systems and structures; the leader focuses on people. · The manager relies on control; the leader inspires trust. · The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range view. · The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why. · The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon. · The manager imitates; the leader originates. · The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges and changes it. · The manager is the classic good soldier; the leader is his own person. · The manager does things right; the leader does the right things.

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Create Relationship Opportunities

May 28, 2012

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Here are two principles to ponder and practice for networking in the global Church.  First, we have to mend out nets.  From time to time, we have to make time to renew ourselves and to reconnect with key people in our lives.  Second, we have to measure our nets.  In other words, we need to examine the motives of our hearts.  The best measurement I have found is made up two rails on the same track of live.  While one rail is measured according to the fulfillment of the Great Commission, the other rail is measured according to giving account of our lives before the Lord. Peter Mortlock often inspires me to believe the Lord for miracles in my life, family and ministry.  Five years ago this coming August, Pastor Mortlock, his lovely wife, Bev, and I visited Sir Edmund Hillary in his home.  Sir Edmund Hillary was the first leader to stand upon the roof of the world, Mount Everest!  As we walk through life, let’s create opportunities for us to grow as fellow leaders and make memories that will last us forever!  Have you mended your net today?

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Take Time To Think

May 17, 2012

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“I believe networkers are some of the most creative people on the planet.  They see ahead of time what kind of net they are tying together.  Even though it may not make sense to other around them; they know exactly what they are doing and the relational ropes come together to form powerful partnership knots.  Be sure to learn how to tie as many different kinds of knots as possible so you can maximize more situations than you have ever imagined so far. From time to time, I sit quietly reflecting over the friends and colleagues the Lord has placed in my life.  Then, I earnestly pray that the Lord will give me wisdom and discernment as to how I can add compounding value to as many leaders as possible.  I challenge you to take some time soon and make a list of the people that are in the circumference of your life.  You will be surprised as to how many this will be!  Then, take some time to think what it would mean if a good number of these fellow leaders could be tied together for a greater cause; especially the Great Commission.”

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  • From the first time I met James Davis, I was raptured with the vision of more than one billion souls coming to Christ in my lifetime. We are honored to partner with him and his excellent team.

    Lee Powell
  • It a thrill to serve with James Davis on this global team, believing the Lord to plant churches where there have never been any churches before and to see souls saved where no souls have been saved before.

    Leon Fontaine
  • I have been a part of this global network since it was first announced by James Davis to more than 5,000 leaders. I am thrilled to know now that pastors in more than 140 nations are partnering together.

    David Sobrepena
  • We are committed to the Second Billion Network and to seeing untold millions come to Christ in our lifetime. I deeply appreciate James Davis’ servant leadership and his vision for the Body of Christ.

    Alex Mitala
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