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Five Questions | Southwood Presbyterian Church
June 9, 2014 | Dr. Paul Kooistra
Who is Dr. Kooistra and why ask him? Dr. Paul Kooistra is the Coordinator of Mission To The World, the PCA organization that sends short and long term missionaries to over 80 countries worldwide. Dr. Kooistra holds a B.A. in Psychology, a M.Div and a PhD. in Educational Psycholgy.
Express Grace: Serving through community development | Southwood Presbyterian Church
Paul Kooistra, Director for Mission to the World, will be preaching at all three services on grace as our motivation for missions.
The World Reformed Fellowship - Article
Dr.Paul Kooistra is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America.
He served as a pastor and as a faculty member at Reformed Theological Seminary before becoming President of Covenant Theological Seminary. He now serves as the Coordinator for Mission to the World of the PCA, which, under Dr. Kooistra's leadership, has become the largest Presbyterian missions agency in history, with more than 600 career missionaries and several hundred short-term missionaries throughout the world. He served as the Moderator of the 2008 - 2009 General Assembly of the PCA.
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Dr. Paul Kooistra - USA
Dr.Paul Kooistra is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. He served as a pastor and as a faculty member at Reformed Theological Seminary before becoming President of Covenant Theological Seminary. He now serves as the Coordinator for Mission to the World of the PCA, which, under Dr. Kooistra's leadership, has become the largest Presbyterian missions agency in history, with more than 600 career missionaries and several hundred short-term missionaries throughout the world. He served as the Moderator of the 2008 - 2009 General Assembly of the PCA.
To those God has chosen for leadership, Paul says:
In this text, Paul declares he has no hidden agendas. He will not indulge in politicking nor does he plan to manipulate anyone. What you see is what you get. He means exactly what he says, nothing more. No need to examine the numerical value of the Greek letters to arrive at a hidden meaning. The words used to translate 'holiness and sincerity' in the above verse show Paul means purity of motives and singlemindedness of purpose. Did Paul, therefore, deserve to be an Apostle? Paul adds this to emphasize the supreme value and importance of spiritual leadership. Paul had to defend against a disdainful attitude from the Corinthian believers. He did this not for his sake alone, but for the honor of the gospel and because their attitude was sinful. Being a servant predisposed to suffering, does not always mean a leader must let himself be walked on. When the honor of the gospel is called into question, he not only has a right to defend himself, he has that obligation. By the term ' another man's foundation,' Paul recognized others have ownership of the ministries they found. To Philemon, Paul says, "But without your consent I wanted to do nothing, that your good deed might not be by compulsion, as it were, but voluntary. " Philemon 1:14 As an Apostle, Paul could have given orders. He didn't. Consistent with Christian leadership style, Paul refused to by-pass Philemon's domain of influence. Regarding Apollos, Paul says, Now concerning our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to come to you with the brethren, but he was quite unwilling to come at this time; 1Cor. 16:12 Paul 'urged' him but did not command him. Together these show Paul's 'no hidden agendas' conduct toward others. Thayer's Lexicon, New Testament Greek-English Lexicon. ARCHA Publishers: Lafayette, IN 1979 pp. 55&175 15. This is a quote from Dr. Paul Kooistra, director of Mission to The World, during a mission conference in July 2002. 16. The command 'listen to him' in Aramaic carries the meaning, 'obey what he says.'