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Dr. Frank Banfill
Dr. Frank Banfill is an international speaker, author, leadership developer, and organizational management guru.
Interests: travel, leadership development, discipleship, bible, ministry, organizational development, international missions, qualitative research methodologies
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If you are a parent, most likely you have spent a lot of time praying for your children no matter their age. If you are like me, you probably have found yourself praying for your children all throughout the day.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Frank's Bible Blog
January is a momentous month for me. I’ll turn 46 on the 4th (this Saturday), celebrate 25 years in “vocational” ministry, and mark 33 years of preaching (I started preaching in nursing homes when I was 13 and a year... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at Frank's Bible Blog
Galatians 5:13b “But do not use your freedom to indulge in sinful nature, rather, serve one another in love.” Last Sunday—the Sunday before Christmas—our family had the privilege of working with our church to serve the homeless of downtown Dallas.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2013 at Frank's Bible Blog
In Jaunary I asked my blog readers to pray wisdom, clear direction from God and provision for MaxPoint (our ministry) and my family. I’m glad to report that many people accepted that challenge. Since then, I have been sprinting to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2013 at Frank's Bible Blog
A Special Call to Prayer this Wednesday… In the eight years since I started MaxPoint Ministries, we have never had a global call to prayer for our ministry or family. But this Wednesday, January 23, we are humbly asking people... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2013 at Frank's Bible Blog
If you could write one final email before you died and send it out to tens of thousands of people all over the world, what would you write? Yesterday (Christmas) my long-time friend and mentor, Dr. C. Sumner Wemp, went... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2012 at Frank's Bible Blog
Merry Christmas! As you gather with family and friends to celebrate the birth of our Lord, I have a very special treat to share with you today. It is a video of Christmas coming to the once-forsaken children of Bukabwa,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2012 at Frank's Bible Blog
“It was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.” --Genesis 45:5 Joseph was a leader in Egypt—he was the Jew whose godly foresight saved countless lives by preparing for a massive famine. If you are not familiar... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Frank's Bible Blog
It happens to me every time I go to the grocery store (or any store for that matter). I pick what looks like the shortest check-out line but it always ends up being the longest. No exception yesterday. I scan... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2012 at Frank's Bible Blog
To them we might as well have been creatures from another planet, anomalies that some had only heard about but had never seen. Children who one minute were playing beside the road and the next were jumping and shouting “wazungu,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2012 at Frank's Bible Blog
This is the third and final guest blogger post from my wife Beth. I know it will be a blessing to you! Beth writes regularly and I would encourage you to sign up for her blog by visiting --Frank... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at Frank's Bible Blog
This is the second in a special series from guest blogger (and my wife!) Beth Banfill as she shares stories and Scripture application from our recent mission trip to Tanzania. I trust that you will be blessed and challenged! --Frank... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2012 at Frank's Bible Blog
I'm excited to have a guest blogger share with you today! My wife Beth and I just returned from a mission trip to Tanzania, East Africa and she has written a series of blogs on the adventure. These are not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2012 at Frank's Bible Blog
I’m writing this sitting in a church in Tanzania, East Africa where today I am helping train pastors from around the city of Musoma. Yesterday I was in the village of Bukabwa training leaders in the church that we helped... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2012 at Frank's Bible Blog
It sounded like something you would hear during the Apostle Paul’s missionary journeys—false teachers were trying to infiltrate a young church. But this isn’t something that happened hundreds of years ago. No, this is something that happened recently, right where... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2012 at Frank's Bible Blog
If you have ever been to London and looked closely at the buildings then you have seen security cameras—lots of them. More than any city I know of, London is blanketed with a network of police surveillance cameras tracking the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2012 at Frank's Bible Blog
For fans of the National Basketball Association’s Dallas Mavericks, 2010-2011 was an exciting year. It was the year that the team won the NBA championship for the first time in franchise history. As the team worked their way through the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2012 at Frank's Bible Blog
Although I’ve seen it often as I visited different cultures, it never really dawned on me that true Christians can be guilty of it as well. That was until I read Psalm 62. What I am referring to is syncretism—the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2012 at Frank's Bible Blog
Towering over the village of Bukabwa, Tanzania in East Africa is a large rock formation. At the base of the rocks is a school—the only school for miles around where the teacher to student ratio is 1:60. Our mission team... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2012 at Frank's Bible Blog
Imagine my surprise when arriving home after a family vacation I walked into my house and found myself standing in water. As I made my way further into the home, I discovered that the water was everywhere. Our refrigerator started... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2012 at Frank's Bible Blog
It was shocking and very disconcerting news. One of the churches that I had worked with in Tanzania had been burned and four Christians from the church had been arrested. No, the Christians didn’t burn the church, a mob of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2012 at Frank's Bible Blog
It is quite common for professional athletes to become coaches once their playing careers are over. Having been on the receiving side of the coaching instructions for so long while actually playing the game, they bring a unique perspective to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2012 at Frank's Bible Blog
We made our way down the dirt trail following village locals on a well-traveled path. Passing us were women and children with five gallon buckets of water on their heads. We were heading to the water source for much of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at Frank's Bible Blog
Imagine for a moment that you are literally running for your life. You haven’t done anything wrong, but a large group of men are chasing after you and will stop at nothing short of your death. You have been on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2012 at Frank's Bible Blog
Sometimes all you can do is cry. Now, that’s not a bad thing—crying often releases stored up emotions and you actually feel better once they are out. But don’t we wonder if anyone really cares about our tears? Don’t we... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2012 at Frank's Bible Blog