Training. Sending. Serving. Joining Globe

Is This the Beginning of Birth Pains?

By Doug Gehman March 31, 2020 This week Evangelical leader and church consultant Ed Stetzer released a clarion call to pastors across North America to move from our legitimate concerns about church meetings and money (i.e. Phase One of the COVID-19 crisis) to Phase Two which is Planning to serve our communities when COVID-19 infections […]

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Women’s Liberation… And Other Travel Ambiguities

By Doug Gehman I’ve been sitting in this airport terminal for three hours – delayed by weather – waiting with a thousand other travel-weary passengers for departures to various points around the globe. My destination is close, only ninety minutes by air, and my meetings aren’t scheduled until tomorrow, so I have no reason to […]

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The Power of Friendship

The Power of Friendship By Doug Gehman December, 2019 I recently returned from a trip to Hawaii and Southern California. For nearly two weeks I hung out with old friends. Lifelong friends. Men I have known since I was in my twenties and with whom I have shared many life experiences – profound adventures in […]

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Missionary Stickiness: The Real Reason Missionaries Don’t Quit

Somebody once said that the definition of insanity is: “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Jesus alluded to this idea in Matthew 10:14 when He told His disciples to leave unreceptive people: “And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your […]

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An Update from Doug

The Globe Expo in April went off beyond our expectations! Over 300 people gathered at Pensacola’s New World event center – along with delegates from an impressive list of mission organizations who partner with us in the GLOBE UPG INITIATIVE. Together we join an army of other agencies and goers to tackle “The Unfinished Task” […]

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THE FINAL TEN POUNDS

I have been struggling… it seems like for years… to lose those final ten pounds. The “Final Ten Pounds” is not a metaphor; it’s a very real personal battle. I aspire for 180 pounds… I live at 190. But, in truth, for many people, the Final Ten Pounds is a metaphor for a struggle with […]

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The Real Challenge of Going with Jesus on Mission

By Doug Gehman March 2019 As a self-absorbed young man, Adoniram Judson first rejected the claims of Christianity, and then came face-to-face with the convicting and transforming power of the Gospel. He committed his life to the Gospel and determined he would take the message of Jesus Christ to the unreached people of Asia. This […]

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Is a Movement Like a Tomato?

“Here is an excellent article written by a friend and colleague in mission. Great insights!” Doug Gehman Is a Movement Like a Tomato? by Mark Roland I stood on my balcony terrace overlooking a school and watched children kicking a ball. And I asked God, “What are you doing over there?  What are you doing […]

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Building a Legacy

Building a Legacy Laying a foundation for many generations On display in my office at Globe is a simple black and white photograph, a portrait of a distinguished man and his wife. The man’s name is Aaron F. Stoltzfus, his wife is Katie, and their portrait is a constant reminder to me about legacy. Aaron […]

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Summer Doldrums

For surfers, summer months can be the ultimate frustration, especially on Florida’s panhandle, where the Gulf of Mexico turns into a lake. No waves. No surf. Summer doldrums. The only time we get a wave is when a hurricane passes through somewhere in the Caribbean and pushes a “ground swell” north to us. Or, worse, […]

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