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Community Development

November 20, 2012

How did God take a group of refugees and build them into the strongest nation on earth? Can we learn things from this that can help us in developing nations to see community development established?

God begins this journey with the nation of Israel after they have left slavery in Egypt. As they are in the wilderness, they have nothing! No government, no infrastructure, no religious system, nothing!

As you read the books of Moses, it is interesting to see that God deals with their spiritual lives but also the “secular” parts of life. He deals with government in Exodus and Deuteronomy, health care in Leviticus, and legal issues in Numbers to name a few.


By: US Army Africa

Growing Your Team

June 11, 2012

I am not talking about growth as we often measure in the terms of how large your team is. This is not about numbers!

One of the key elements to build a team is providing opportunities for growth for your members. People want to be apart of something bigger than themselves, but also participate in a project where they feel their skills will be enhanced and their character grown.

A successful team knows people need desire continual learning. Growth can be provided through:
Skill Development
Interpersonal Skills
Character Growth

On our team in Africa, we provide all kinds of training programs for our staff. If they are not growing, it is not for lack of opportunity.

One of our most successful tools is evaluation. People need to know what they are doing well for encouragement, and where they can improve in order to spur on change. This process works for all of the above areas of growth and development.