Save the Dates  – March 2024

Leadership Forum with Karl Vaters  “Redefining Success in Ministry” Karl will be the featured speaker at seven one-day Leadership Forums in German-speaking Europe. He is one of the featured presenters at the Willow Creek Conference in Karlsruhe, Germany March 7-9. You will not want to miss this opportunity, even if you have to drive a … Read more

No Harmony without the Second Chair Violin!

Paul Clark “A non-serving Christian” is a contradiction in terms.“ (Rick Warren) “What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task.  I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.” (1 Corinthians 3, 6-7) “Real Servants view ministry … Read more

Contentment: The Learned Virtue

Mechthild Clark Contentment is not what we often associate it with. We think in order to feel contentment, the following should happen: I have no worries; everything is going well. But then life happens and reality catches up: Anxiety, fear, defeat Loss of parents and siblings Sickness A feeling of being of being overwhelmed by … Read more

Life on a beautiful Island by Paul Clark

IN 2020, just before the worldwide corona pandemic crisis, my wife and I took a Caribbean Cruise which was truly ‘the trip of a lifetime’. We thoroughly enjoyed our one-day Jamaica stop, but I will never forget the words of our Christian tour guide: “We live on a beautiful Island but we also have many … Read more

Limitations are Opportunities

Paul Clark “God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him.” (James Hudson Taylor, 1832-1905) I was born with a congenital eye problem which meant throughout school I could not see from my desk what the teacher wrote on the blackboard.  To read then, as now, I place my nose closely … Read more

Never say Never – the New Year is coming!

Paul Clark  “Fear looks – Faith jumps!” (Smith Wigglesworth) “Don’t determine what God can do by looking at what you can’t do.” (John Lindell) „20 years ago, I sat in front of the Central Bible School Library talking for hours with my girlfriend Laura, who today is my wife. I told her then, there are … Read more

When it comes to conflict, I would rather be a Teddy Bear!

Paul Clark “Marriage means expectations and expectations mean conflict.” (Paxton Blair) “Every word has three definitions and three interpretations.” (Costa Rican proverb) I read somewhere, that if pastors habitually ignore or avoid resolving conflict situations, it might be better to look for another profession. Without a doubt, conflict resolution, is one of the most unpleasant … Read more