An Overlooked Disciple Making Moment!

An Overlooked Disciple Making Moment!

Jesus wasn’t enjoying a meal with like-minded Jews who were playfully bantering theology. Jesus was enjoying a meal with the disenfranchised, overlooked and those with a very different viewpoint on the way life was going in Israel than many of the leading religious leaders.

Disciple Making and the Family - Part 2

Disciple Making and the Family - Part 2

As we disciple our teams we are through them preparing them to disciple their families. The family where they naturally feel the most meaning. Instead of making parents feel bad for choosing their children over all the church activities during the week, let’s set them up to make disciples right where they are; in their families.

Disciple Making and the Family - Part 1

Disciple Making and the Family - Part 1

In other words, the person of peace strategy will work really well in many cases. Primarily because it was Jesus’ method of making disciples, therefore we know it will work. I wonder if there is a new opportunity for the church in America, however, when it comes to making disciples of families.

New York 'Okays' Late-Term Abortion

New York 'Okays' Late-Term Abortion

Americans celebrating infanticide. The horror is real. The evil is real. The sin is real. God allows humanity to walk away from Him. The further humanity walks away from God and into our own desires. As our hearts grow darker, we become more blind to the consequences of our actions.

Exponential Webinar with Carey Nieuwhof

Exponential Webinar with Carey Nieuwhof

This past Tuesday, Exponential hosted a free webinar with Carey Nieuwhof. Over the last few years Carey will write a blog post about upcoming disruptive trends for the church that will happen in the new year. He believes that churches should stay on top of current trends and change with them.

The 72 Hour Rule and Disciple Making

The 72 Hour Rule and Disciple Making

What should take me fifteen seconds has stretched out into months. Why? Because of the 72 hour rule! I simply haven’t set the goal, started a timer and been held accountable. In order to be successful in making disciples who make disciples, it is crucial to follow the 72-hour rule.

Reach Your 2019 Ministry Goals with MAP!

Reach Your 2019 Ministry Goals with MAP!

MAP stands for Ministry Action Plan. It’s a simple tool to help you set new ministry goals for the year and a pathway to achieve them. If you struggle seeing the entire year at a glance, or if you are simply behind in your planning, this tool will definitely help you create a path and stick with it.

Build Great Teams with the 4 C's!

Build Great Teams with the 4 C's!

The 4 C’s is a tool you can use when hiring someone new or when evaluating a team member’s current role. It’s a great tool to help ensure you hire the right person the first time and that your current team is in alignment with the mission of the church.

Takeaways from the "National Disciple Making Forum!"

If you do not believe in Christianity progressing to fit the culture and you are passionate about making disciples as the primary mission of the church and followers of Christ, this conference and movement are for you.

Takeaways from our Recent Church Planter Assessment

Takeaways from our Recent Church Planter Assessment

It’s an exhausting process both mentally, emotionally and spiritually. While the process is exhausting for all involved, it is one of the most rewarding things I have ever been a part of.

Making Attractional Events Disciple-Making Focused

Making Attractional Events Disciple-Making Focused

This is not a post to pick apart events, how to run them, how to make them effective. No, this is a post about a shift that needs to take place. A shift in how we think about events, why and how we host them.

I made my smart phone, dumb!

I made my smart phone, dumb!

There’s no mistaking the impact smart devices have made. The way we connect is completely different than it was ten years ago. The way we gather our news, listen to music and express our opinions. It’s all in the palm of our hands.

6 Warning Signs Pride Has Taken Root

6 Warning Signs Pride Has Taken Root

We are all prone to issues concerning our pride. The temptation is to make our ministry all about us. Pride makes it easier to enjoy the fact that people know who we are. Pride is what makes it easy for us to make the ministry more about us than about God.

Transforming Your Prayer Life with "PASSION"

Transforming Your Prayer Life with "PASSION"

“If you aren’t abiding in Christ and are trying to make disciples simultaneously, what type of disciples will you be making? Disciples in Christ’s image or yours?” This was one of the most powerful and thought-provoking questions I’ve been asked and it transformed how I view my quiet time.

What I Learned Reading "Starfish Movement"

What I Learned Reading "Starfish Movement"

It’s like Dan Grider has been in my head like something straight out of “Inception,” but was able to take the chaos of my mind and put order to it and create a book. And what follows are quotes and snippets from the book that jumped up and slapped me in the face, went back into the book, then came back up and slapped me in the face again.