Honoring the Founding Father

Yesterday we said goodbye to Jan Kits, founding father of Agapè in The Netherlands. Almost 40 years ago he met Bill Bright, who challenged him to come and help change the world, and so Jan did… Agapè was founded in 1969 as ‘Campus Crusade for Christ’, and Jan led the ministry as a National Director until 1977. Under his leadership a movement among students in … Lees verder Honoring the Founding Father

Good news, only good news

Back after another event… this time the Rafael Almere leadership retreat. We were with some 50 people in Nunspeet for a long weekend to seek God, share vision, be trained and go out… The topic was The Great Commission, and Mira and I had the opportunity to share some (many) things around evangelism and discipleship. If you’re interested: Powerpoints and some other materials are on … Lees verder Good news, only good news

Touching base… and off again

It has been silent on this blog, and it probably will be for another while. Last week I was at Mallorca, attending the Agape Europe Leadership Forum. Yes, one of those suffering for the Lord occasions… but seriously, it was hard work. We had a two day intensive team training followed by a three day leadership forum. Great stuff altogether, but I was quite exhausted … Lees verder Touching base… and off again

Impact in the workplace

Last Saturday 350 young, well-educated christian professionals gathered in Hotel Schiphol to listen and think about Inspiring Leadership at the Impact Symposium. Since Agape is partnering in this symposium we held a workshop for which we invited Jon Horne from London. Based on three concepts living, telling & changing he discussed how to integrate christian identity into the workplace, share it with others and make … Lees verder Impact in the workplace

Preparing for the staff conference

Well, we’re almost set and done for the annual Agapè spring conference. It starts tomorrow until Thursday. This is our first conference being National Directors, so I’m a little more nervous than usual (which is ‘not’). I have the privilege of being on stage a couple of times, so to keep it fun for everybody I am going to use Powerpoint, animated Powerpoint, video, cartoons, … Lees verder Preparing for the staff conference

JoelNews interview

Today JoelNews published an interview with us. For all Dutch readers: here it is. Mark de Boer over leiderschap nieuwe-stijl Wie scherp op de bal wil spelen, moet blijven vernieuwen. Voor Agapè Europa betekende dit het afgelopen jaar een wisseling in leiderschap in 7 van de 14 landen, met een verjonging van gemiddeld 15 jaar. In Nederland treden per 1 januari begin-dertigers Mark en Mira … Lees verder JoelNews interview