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Thirtieth Edition - January 2010
The Bridge
Finishers Project

PO Box 12649
Chandler, AZ 85248-0028 
Ph. 480.584.5448
Fax 480.584.5336 
Contact Our Staff:
Don Parrott,
Nelson Malwitz,
Chief Innovation Officer

Paul Erdmann,                       Chief Operating Officer

Tom Adelsman,                 
Director of Agency Relations
Paulette Fitch,
Partner Support Coordinator 
Ele Parrott,
Partner Meeting

Colleen Erdmann,
Director of Client Services

Bill Poff,
Web site development

Phyliss Hammerstrom,  Regional Director        
Northeastern USA 
Henry Stewart           Research Consultant
Coming Events
Click on these links to find more information about each event.
2010 Retreats 

Atlanta, GA
Philadelphia, PA
Finishers Forums
2010 Forums
Tyler, TX 
January 30-31  
Albuquerque, NM
Cleveland/Akron, OH
           May 21-22          
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No....!!!...Not Another New Year's        Resolution Speech!!

How about the "Looser" list of resolutions!  Taken from an online article by Associated Content, here are the top five Baby Boomer resolutions for the past year:
        1. Loose Emotional Stress - Resentment, bitterness, anger.
        2. Loose Weight - the perennial quest to shed some pounds.
        3. Loose Addictions - freedom from alcohol, drugs,     
             pornography, or...
        4. Loose Debt - getting our finances in order.
        5. Loose Clutter - organizing our life, our workplace, our
And here are our practical suggestions for how to fulfill these "Resoloosertions":
          1. Emotional Stress: "As God's chosen people, holy and 
                dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, 
                kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Bear with
                each other and forgive whatever grievances you may
                have against one another.  Forgive as the Lord forgave
                you.  And over all these virtues put on love, which binds
                them all together in perfect unity." (The Apostle Paul, 
                writing to the Christ-followers in Colosse)
           2. Weight:  "You are God's temple and God's Spirit lives
                 in you."  (Paul again, but to Christ-followers in Corinth)
           3. Addictions:  "Do not get drunk on wine.  That cheapens
                 your life.  Instead be filled with the Holy Spirit." 
                 (Surprise...Paul again, to Christ-followers in Ephesus)
           4. Debt:  "So if you have not been trustworthy in handling
                 worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?" 
                 (Jesus this time, teaching his disciples)
           5. Clutter:  "For God did not give us a Spirit of fear, but
                 of power, of love and of self-discipline."  (Paul,
                 mentoring an emerging leader)
Instead of resolutions, let's commit ourselves to these spiritual disciplines.  They are normal, foundational principles for the life of any Christ-follower.  Making a difference in our world begins with making these differences in our own lives. 
Together for a Christ-filled 2010 - From all of us on the Finishers Staff!
MissionConneXion 2010
The Finishers staff will be participating in MissionConneXion this January 15-16, held at Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver, WA.  If you live in the Northwest we invite you to attend this dynamic weekend and we would love to meet you in one of our workshops.  Check out the conference website at www.missionconnexion.com
Finishers Forums Scheduled
We have several Forums already scheduled for next year!  They include:
 January 30-31
 Green Acres Baptist Church
  Tyler, Texas
            April 23-24         
   Hope Ev Free Church
   Albuquerque, NM
            May 21-22        
    Hudson Community Chapel
     Hudson, OH 

Click Here for more information.  
The Journey Deepens in 2010
We currently have the following Journey Deepens retreats scheduled for 2010:
                                   March 26-28                 
                  Operation Mobilization Headquarters
                                    Atlanta, GA
                                    June 25-27                                            
                      WEC International Headquarters
                                  Philadelphia, PA
If you are interested in one of these weekends, designed to answer your questions about cross-cultural service, check this newsletter each month, our website, www.finishers.org or www.thejourneydeepens.com  
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  Don Parrott  
  CEO, Finishers Project