Category Archives: Bible

A New Equation for Collaboration in Mission


This article by Phil Miglioratti asks what “Great Collaborations” might look like in light of the other “Greats” in the bible. “Could it be that The Great Commission plus the Great Commandment added to a Great Commitment, multiplied by Great Collaborations results in Great Communities (GC + GC + GC) X GC = GC)?…

The Need for Partnerships for Effective Ministry

ministry partnership

This article explores the “Fishers of Men” Bible story found in Luke 5:1-7. It highlights the vital role partnerships play in effective ministry and suggests lessons we can apply. The hope is that you will be inspired to seek out both new partners and strengthen existing partnerships so that your ministries will be effective….  

Reconciliation and Peacebuilding in Network Leadership


It’s uncanny how the Gospels and the Epistles take on new relevance as we apply them to different situations in life — such as facing conflict as a network leader! In this Bible devotion we reflect on the Apostle Paul’s admonitions in Philippians 4:1-9 and examine their relevance for reconciliation and peacebuilding in network leadership…  

Partnership in Mission: A Biblical and Theological Perspective (Revised)

Biblical Partnership

Dr. Atul Aghamkar PhD from the Partnership Institute in India presented this paper at the 2016 Interdev conference in Bangalore, India. In it, he challenges both the global and Indian church to engage in ministry partnerships with renewed seriousness. After establishing a strong foundation for partnership in scripture, he explores the Apostle Paul’s model of church and family-based ministry partnership. Dr. Aghamkar proposes that this would be an effective model for the Indian church to use. This article is an excellent resource for network leaders and church planters looking for models of partnership and ministry in Southeast Asia.