Bob Shank

Bob is the Founder of The Master’s Program, providing strategic life mentoring to Christian leaders, and is the co-founder of The Barnabas Group. He has been a mentor to thousands of Kingdom leaders over the last 20 years.


Are you occupied, or vacant?

Symbols are important; when symbols depict reality, their importance amplifies. Four years ago Saturday was a historic moment: on May 14, 2018, the Embassy of the United States in Israel moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Some argue that the location of the Embassy is simply symbolic, but it depicts a reality that is incredibly …

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Golf Challenge

How much will we offer?

Greetings from my luxurious hospital room at the City of Hope in Duarte, California! After 60 in-patient nights in the last 110, I can’t wait to re-emerge in a couple of weeks to open air and sunshine! Hospitality! I love the sound of that, don’t you? In our culture, hospitality is both hosting traded between …

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point of view doctor

What did you just say?

Just: the four-letter word that has become a cancer in our conversations with God. It’s a word with multiple meanings and wears a couple of different identities. When it comes through your mind or lips as an adjective, it catches God’s ears because it touches on one of His self-described attributes: “He is the rock, …

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whose side is He on

Whose side is He on?

Is there anyone but me who finds it difficult to make sense out of the paradoxes that are on display around the world? For most of the last two centuries, America was assumed to be the country most aligned with the Christian faith. Today vestiges of that era are being dismantled. Operating under the banner …

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will you ever learn

 Will you ever learn?

Halftime. It’s the book – written by my now-in-Heaven friend Bob Buford – that launched The Master’s Program. Published in 1994, Bob argues that early career success is not life’s main event; rather – for Christians – it is merely the opening act for a later reinvention that will qualify as eternally significant. Bob’s challenge …

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