Disciple Making

5 Key Elements in Preparing to Plant a Church

5 Key Elements in Preparing to Plant a Church

Maybe you’re reading this right now and believe that God has called you to plant a church. Or maybe you are exploring to test that calling. No matter where you are in the process, I can think of at least five key areas that will help you prepare to plant a church and each of them can be found in Passion 4 Planting’s “Church Planter Residency.”

Life Lessons from a 5-Year Old in Karate Class!

Life Lessons from a 5-Year Old in Karate Class!

We so often fall away from a challenge because we think it will scare people off. Our ego comes into play and we don’t want our numbers to suffer. So we don’t challenge or push the way we should. A strong challenge to a disciple’s next step might scare off some, but it will never scare off the right one.

How A Clear Definition Helps Create Disciples

How A Clear Definition Helps Create Disciples

A clear win in our disciple making efforts is as people begin to hear the voice of God and they begin to obey Him. They take next steps as they surrender to the Lordship of Jesus through obedience.

Back to the Basics: Memorizing Scripture

Back to the Basics: Memorizing Scripture

One of the things I remember most is memorizing Scripture. I was trained to memorize all sixty-six books of the Bible. Rehearsed verses over and over until we had them memorized. I knew from different places in the Bible, especially the life of David, that it was important to put Scripture to memory. I knew it mentally, but was unsure of why it was important for me practically. Here are a few reasons why it matters practically for each of us.

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.

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.