Tag: Mergon Group

Unlocking the power of partnerships in world missions

When organisations, ministries, churches and missionaries start working together and join their networks to accomplish a shared vision, the possibilities for Kingdom impact exceed any and all expectations. In this Elevate Leadership podcast entitled ‘Unlocking the power of partnerships in world missions’, Kärin Butler Primuth of visionSynergy shares about the work they do as an organisation to champion the power of collaboration and multi-organisational networks.

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8 Characteristics of Excellent Leaders

Drawing on decades of experience in high profile positions, Martin Kuscus highlights 8 characteristics of excellent leaders. He encourages those who desire leadership to start with the critical question: why? What motivates my ambitions to lead – and do these ambitions serve a higher purpose than my own career goals? Martin offers practical advice which, if applied over time, can help pave the way to a meaningful and impactful leadership career.

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Building an organisational culture of prayer

God moves in extraordinary ways when ordinary people pray. So how can we grow a culture of prayer in the organisations we serve or lead? Brian Heasley of the 24-7 Prayer Movement recommends four practical ways: model it, teach it, institutionalise and celebrate the victories that come through persevering prayer. This is an encouraging read, filled with practical handles on cultivating a lifestyle of prayer in your organisation and home.

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Finding light in the chaos – why SA’s future is bright

In his opening address of last year’s Nation Builder In Good Company conference, 702 Money Show and Cape Talk host Bruce Whitfield gave us compelling reasons to see South Africa’s future as optimistic and filled with possibilities. In an era of disinformation, crisis and confusion, Bruce encourages us, like all great South African business leaders have done, to ‘navigate the noise’ and find opportunity amidst the chaos.

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Growing your cultural intelligence

Understanding culture is hugely helpful, especially when it comes to leading cross-cultural teams. Having to lead across cultural lines no doubt adds a level of complexity to the way in which we lead. Leaders who choose to step outside their paradigms and try to see the world through a different cultural lens, often lead with greater insight, empathy and wisdom. Here’s why growing your cultural intelligence is important.

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5 Prayers to Pray Over Your Business

Looking to the year ahead, prayer is a habit we can cultivate and grow with confidence in 2022. In this article Neil Hart of the Mergon Foundation shares from his own personal experience how focused prayer for his work and colleagues unlocked provision, strategic vision, and deep joy in the workplace. Here are 5 prayers to pray over your business this year that will help your team grow, stay the course and move into the unimaginable together.

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Hope in the midst of turmoil

One could easily assume that this is the most hopeless season in the recent history of the MENA region, but there is another narrative… one of new opportunities and breakthroughs for the gospel to transform lives and bring hope in the midst of darkness and despair. Recent trips to Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan confirmed that this is indeed a season of great harvest.

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Stewarding our joy

Lately I have been thinking about our role in Mergon as stewards – not only of God’s entrusted capital but of every aspect of our lives, including our joy. I believe the more we grow in and live from the understanding that ‘God owns it all’, the more effective we will be in stewarding our joy and energy levels in any season.

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Ziwani – highlights and looking ahead

Since the June launch, so much has been taking place across the Ziwani landscape. New partnerships are forming, communities are growing, conversations are on the go – there’s a real sense of being propelled into the plans and purposes that God has intended for Ziwani.

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