Discipleship

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

5 Components to Having a Gospel Conversation!

5 Components to Having a Gospel Conversation!

What if I told you that God had an amazing adventure prepared for you? What if the adventure was way bigger than simply showing up at church next Sunday and serving in the nursery? What if it would require your total dependance on the Holy Spirit and would be the most rewarding and fruitful experience of your life? Would you be interested?

A Simple Tool to Stop Reading the Bible Like a Self-Help Book!

A Simple Tool to Stop Reading the Bible Like a Self-Help Book!

When we don't read Scripture with abiding in Christ and surrendering to His Lordship as our primary focus, we fall prey to using the Bible as a self-help book. We strip it of it's supernatural power to transform our lives. It becomes manageable for us.