Before the world began, God made a plan for YOUR life (Ephesians 1:4, 2:10)! Besides the fact that He so desires to share His life with you that He died for you; realizing He thought enough of you to intentionally, specifically create you and set things up for you to make a significant difference should fill you with hope, enthusiasm, and drive!
Yet, many, sincere, wonderful people are either confused about their God-given purpose, don’t know how to fulfill it, or have simply given up hope that they really can turn their God-dream into reality. Whether you have a dream of living in the overflow of God’s life, or doing ministry that changes lives, or running a business that helps people and is profitable….PLEASE PRESS FORWARD! Don’t give up on your dream! There are people right now who need what you have to give!
You do not have to go it alone. We’ve been there, learned a few things, and want to share with you what we’ve discovered in living the greatest life possible and fulfilling the dreams and purposes of God for your life!
Our mission is to empower men and women to maximize their impact in the world by fulfilling their unique God-given purposes. We know that many sincere people WANT to make the most of their lives and change the world through their work, businesses, and their very lives. We also know that the majority of people, even Christ-followers, are struggling to identify their special role in God’s kingdom and even more believers are struggling to ACHIEVE what God has called them to do.
We have seen first hand how people’s lives DRAMATICALLY change when they learn how to connect more deeply with God in a way that fits them. How energized and alive they become when they get crystal clear on their calling and how powerfully they live when they start achieving the dreams God puts in their heart. They change and the world around them changes. We have had the privilege of helping people achieve their God-given purpose for over three decades; both in Europe and in the United States. We have been married for over 30 years and have two grown sons who are also God-pursuing, purpose achievers. It is such a joy to see them living from and for Jesus. We were missionaries to Germany for 11 years. In that time we started and led a church which grew to be one of the largest in the city. We also started another church 40 miles north of Munich, and sent out people to start or help start churches in 5 other countries. The people we trained are still leading or helping lead those churches over 20 years later.
By God’s grace we were able to help a church grow from 80 small groups with 800 members in the groups to 220 groups with 2200 members in a 5 year period. We saw people with potential for ministry and leadership move from the sidelines to the playing field. Wonderful people, with great, great potential learned how to fulfill their purpose based on their gifts, passions, and make up. Having learned from that experience, done much more research, and working one-on-one with pastors and entrepreneurs we have been able to cooperate with God in accelerating that process. Over the last 12 months we helped a church in small town in southern Illinois grow from 25 small groups to 72. Building groups, ministries, and businesses on passions and purpose.
Seeing people move in a major way towards their God-given greatness is our greatest ministry joy! We love to see people go from confusion to clarity, from struggle to success, and from good to great!
Janet is a southern girl from the great state of Alabama. She is thrilled that the University of Alabama is dominating college football. Mark is from St. Louis, Missouri and is a loyal Cardinals fan. We both love sports, reading, laughing, ethnic food (especially middle-eastern), good movies, friends, travel, and being with our sons and their families. We believe that Jesus is THE LIFE and following Him is the best and smartest thing anyone could do! We believe walking with Jesus provides the perfect blend of consistency and variety, so since moving back to the States in 1991 we have led churches, served on staff at churches, served with different not-for-profits and service organizations, and started and run our own businesses. God leads all of us to do different things during various seasons of life. It does not have to get stagnant and stale; with perfect patience and wisdom God works out His plans for our lives. Everyone has their gifts and we are good at teaching, encouraging, training, consulting, and coaching. We have had the privilege of seeing many men and women step into their calling, get free of past limitations, and become successful leaders in church, business, missions, sports, music, art and more. We still have a heart for missions and, our goal is to travel to places that can use our help but don’t have the funds to bring in outside support. From past experiences with the persecuted church, we know how much it means to them to have people come to encourage and stand with them. Along with helping the persecuted church, we will stand with ministries that serve victims of the sex trade, for missions, and for pro-life ministry. As this ministry grows, we look forward to supporting these important works in increasing ways; with time, energy, and finances.
We are regularly developing new programs and adding new resources, so please look over this site, see what is available, and take action on what is right for you.