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Acts 6 sees the apostles facing a crisis of time. Ministry got busier and busier, so much so that the disciplines of preaching and prayer risked neglect. Do you ever feel the same? Are your days marked with “the tyranny of the urgent” instead of being focused on what God has called you to do?

We need people who come alongside us, as the first deacons did, but there’s something else we often need: permission. In the midst of unending tasks, sometimes we need somebody bold enough to say: “Here are the things you must be doing. Everything else can go or be picked up by another.”

Far from reducing yield, this type of focused pruning often brings exponential growth, as evidenced in the ministry of Rev. Misael Argeñal Rodríguez, founder of Ministerio Internacional La Cosecha in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. His ministry focus and method are bearing much fruit: He oversees 71 churches in multiple nations, reaching around 100,000 people, and is founder of a school, a college and an orphanage.

During his keynote address, recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2015 in Anaheim, Calif., Misael shares four foundational principles drawn from Scripture that any pastor, leader and disciple-maker can establish in his or her ministry.

Watch this bilingual Spanish-English session, “Sent to Send Others,” and see how the basics are still the best.

To see more from Connection 2015, click here.