Discipleship

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.

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.

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.