Tools for the Journey

"Your life only makes sense in the context of God's plan to finish the Great Commission. God has given us the direction we need to make our lives count and leave our mark on eternity. When we find it, we move from merely existing to truly living life on purpose." — Claude Hickman, Live Life on Purpose

You've had a taste of God's global plan. Now what? Here are some practical ways to hep you find and take your next steps.


Take the life-changing college-level course Perspectives on the World Christian Movement to discover what God is doing around the world and consider your part in his purposes. Perspectives will help you understand God's plan for our world — and for your life.

Classes are offered in cities across the U.S. and around the world, as well as online. Perspectives has also inspired many similar courses and studies. Kairos and Operation WorldView are good for churches and groups. On your own or with others, you might want to work through the Claude Hickman's book Live Life on Purpose or Jeff Lewis's Bible study God's Heart for the Nations.


Study the workbook Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing His will by Henry Blackaby, a former church planter in Canada who has inspired many worldwide to prayer and spiritual awakening. This workbook is designed to be studied daily for three months. A few years ago God used this book to reprogram my perspective on guidance and I've reviewed this material in detail before each subsequent ministry transition. Blackaby's prayer is for God to teach you how to:

As Blackaby says, "Knowing God does not come through a program, a study, or a method. Knowing God comes through a relationship with a person. This is an intimate love relationship with God. Through this relationship, God reveals himself, his purposes, and his ways; and he invites you to join him where he is already at work."

For other resources to help you learn and grow, see the resources section of