Patrick of Ireland

Writing about St. Patrick in his new book Movements that Change the World, Steve Addison notes,

A sixteen-year-old boy is taken captive by raiders and sold into slavery. Desperate with loneliness, hunger and cold, he cries out for deliverance and God answers. He goes on to pioneer one of the greatest missionary movements the world has ever seen…

Patrick of Ireland, Martin Luther, and John Wesley – we remember them as powerful historical figures through whom God renewed the church and transformed the world. We honor them as heroes of the faith. We forget they began as broken men crying out to God for an encounter that would change their lives. Out of their personal encounters with God, these transformational leaders went on to renew the church and to shape the world in which we live.

For those of you who want to understand more about St. Patrick, check out my post Who was St. Patrick?

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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.