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William Frisbie
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William Frisbie

About the Author

Bill is the director of West Africa for LeaderSource. Bill has served in active ministry and leadership internationally and in local US churches for over 30 years. Both Bill and his wife Carol, spent their childhood formative years living abroad, Bill in Thailand and Iran, Carol in Brazil. The Frisbie family served as part of a church planting team in Senegal, and continues to have a heart for reaching the unreached people groups of this region. Bill holds an M.A. from Regent University. He served 10 years as part of the Faculty of Goshen College and 4 years in small business management. For over 8 years Bill has served as Pastor of Care and Connectivity in a local congregation. Carol holds a B.S.N. degree and is a Registered Nurse. They have three daughters, a son, three sons-in-law and two grandchildren.

No Time Like the Present

Wise leaders learn from their previous experiences in cross-cultural situations. In this anecdote, Bill was well-prepared to face the physical challenges and slight inconveniences associated with his environment. One of his assumptions, however, resulted in a productive lesson learned in humility and vulnerability.

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8 Tips to Survive the Messy Middle

Have you ever ministered to someone who has been in the messy middle? They are moving forward towards overcoming in an area but not without setbacks and skirmishes. They are not displaying behavior that reflects the maturity we might expect or hope for. Especially when this person is an adult, our perceptions and patience towards them may not be terribly generous. Depending upon your own gifting, you may find the messy middle life-giving or nerve-grating.

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The Longer View

The long view, a generational view, is the kind of view that provokes patience and compels us to initiate collaboration with the generations before and after us in accomplishing Kingdom work. God has included in the assignment of each generation, the intentional sowing into those who are coming up after us.

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The Palm Beach

The muffled rant out in the hall prompted the fading in of a closed-eyes smile across my travel-worn face. It wasn't the words of the outburst – garbled French curses for the sake of quiet – but the images from earlier that night that animated a mind's view of what I could not see presently. I will share with you what I saw that you may smile with me but first, I hope you allow me to do my best in bringing your imagination to the Palm Beach. Should I succeed, perhaps you will have a greater appreciation from which to share my smile.

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