Paul & Julie Ford

CRM (Church Resource Ministries)

Married 35 years, Julie and Paul have been a part of Church Resource Ministries for 25 years, ministering widely in the U.S. and four other continents. Over the past 24 years Paul has made 88 different trips to more than thirty countries to train thousands of national church leaders. Paul’s vision over the next ten years is to move the body of Christ worldwide from an “I” to a “WE” focus in its discipleship, evangelism and leadership, resulting in greater body multiplication. He does this at the organizational level of ministries, functioning as a leadership and team-building specialist. Their time is spent investing this equip-release vision into the next generation in China and Japan, Uganda, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine.

Julie’s role in these 10- to 20-year partnerships is invaluable in these relational cultures. She also continues her focus on at-risk children and refugee families locally, and more recently on grandparenting their own granddaughter, Grace.

Paul pioneered the Grip Birkman assessment process used by U.S. denominations and mission agencies worldwide. It is utilized for both leadership development and team building, and is unique in that the process clearly separates one’s supernatural spiritual gifts from natural talents. Portions of this material are translated and used in 17 cultures. Paul has released leadership of this tool’s increasing usage to next generation leadership, freeing him to continue to cultivate new relationships wherever God presents them.