5 Characteristics of a Man Who Does God’s Will

Greg Gripentrog, President of OC International, recently shared about the character of OC’s found, Dick Hills (1913-2005), at our One Challenge USA team retreat. I hope Dick’s heart and passion inspires you as you align with God’s mission!

Dick Hills: A Man After God’s Heart

David was described in Acts 13:22, “a man after my heart who will do all my will.”  This was true of Dick Hills. He was not perfect as a man or as a leader, but he was attuned to the very heart of God. His heart was fully surrendered to God.

1. Deep, deep burden for the lost and a passion to see them reached for Christ.
2. Unshakable conviction that the church is central to the outworking of God’s plan in this age.
3. A love and commitment to the shepherds of the church.
4. Carrying out the ministry with a humble, servant’s heart.
5. A bold, audacious faith – trusting God that His provision and power would be adequate to do that which He’s called us to do.

“His heart was aligned with the heart of God. ” — Greg Gripentrog

As Paul described David in Acts 13:36, Dick Hillis “served the purpose of God in his own generation.”

The heart of OC is seen in Dick’s commitment to “Building a platform for the nationals.” OC isn’t a group of Pauls looking for Timothys. OC is Branabuses looking for Sauls.

“For what we proclaim is not ourselves,but Jesus Christ as Lord,with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.” – 2 Corinthians 4:5

Is that your heart?

Today’s Missional Challenge

Take the posture of a servant as you align your heart with the heart of Jesus!

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Dave DeVries

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer, author and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. With 30+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches.
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