Make Disciples

061 - You Were Made To Make Disciples

This conversation takes place on July 28, 2019. I had my friend and disciple maker, Jeff McDaniel, come and join me at New Life Linton Hall. Our goal was to give clarity to what it actually means to “make disciples.”

We discuss very practically, some opportunities for everyone to take next steps in being a disciple who makes disciples. In many ways it boils down to these things:

  1. Experience Jesus personally!

  2. Abide in Christ daily through Scripture reading and prayer!

  3. Share your experience with Jesus with someone you know who doesn’t know Christ!

We discuss very practical next steps that you can take within any 24-hour period to become a disciple who makes disciples.

060 - You Were Made To Follow Jesus!

This sermon was recorded during New Life’s “Made” series. The big idea is simply, “You were made to be covered in the dust of your Rabbi.”

The premise flows from a writing in Avot 1:4 in the Mishna. When we read the Bible with Western eyes, we miss the absolute beauty and brilliance of what God is up to and how it all fits together. Following Jesus is about far more than learning a few facts in a Bible study. It is about being completely covered in the dust from His feet because we are following Him so closely.

Follower of Jesus - Church - my prayer for you is that you will be covered in the dust of your Rabbi, Jesus!

059 - Disciple Making Movements

This conversation is sure to inspire, challenge and convict many of us in our current ministry areas. I am so excited to have Jon Ralls on this episode. He is a former college professor, soccer coach and now a friend in ministry. I love what he is doing and what God is up to through him. He is going to lay out for you in this episode what God is up to.

Jon shares about his work with "Media 2 Movement" and the "Zume Project." Through those ministries, God is bringing about a disciple-making movement through Jon and his teams around the globe. But it's not just anywhere. Disciples makers are being made and simple churches are starting in some of the hardest to reach areas in the world. Nations that we can't name for security reasons. Nations that are anti-Christian. Nations where persecution is real and Christians are called to die for their faith. 

And in the middle of all of this amazing work, he is also fighting cancer. He is a warrior on so many levels. Not only his military experience, but also his work for Christ and fighting cancer. His story is truly inspiring and encouraging.

Highlights |

  • My passion is to see that there are no unreached or unengaged people groups with the Gospel.
  • There are going to be millions of people who are born, get married and live life but never once hear the name Jesus. That's unacceptable to me.
  • Our teams are working in countries that are sending people to ISIS and because of disciple making movements we are seeing tens of people every month baptized in these places.
  • We spent $26 on Facebook ads and 30 people wanted to learn about Jesus and were passionate about getting Bibles.
  • Discipleship and evangelism aren't separate. You can do both at the same time.
  • We are training people to be the church and to reach people in other groups in their relational sphere of influence (oikos).
  • If we're going to plant, we must plant in our weakness. God, only you can do this.
  • Our current systems in the church create dependency not disciples.
  • We need to go on the offensive. Do a prayer walk around and get to know your neighborhood.
  • Make a list of 100 people you know who don't know Jesus. Then list 5 you want to talk to about Him.
  • The people who have the hardest time listing lost people they know are pastors.
  • The Holy Spirit is pretty good at what He does.
  • What struck me about the early church and its growth to millions was not what they had, but what they did not have and yet they flourished.
  • We utilize generational mapping that can see disciples out to the 8th generation.
  • There are movements here in the States that are happening. Generational, simple gatherings of believers that consider themselves the church.
  • That is what's so attractive about the church. It is Jesus in our midst and the Spirit working in our lives.
  • I truly believe that we could see the fulfillment of seeing the Gospel in all places in our lifetime. We could finish the task.
  • I love the church. I love it in every form and place. I love those who love the Bride of Christ.

Links |

Disciple Tools - https://disciple.tools

Kingdom Training - https://kingdom.training

Zume Project - https://zumeproject.com

The Rise of Christianity - by Rodney Stark - https://www.amazon.com/Rise-Christianity-Marginal-Religious-Centuries/dp/0060677015/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521843083&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=Lies+of+Christianity+Rodney+Stark

Simple Church - by Thom Rainer - https://www.amazon.com/Simple-Church-Returning-Process-Disciples/dp/0805447997/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521850866&sr=8-1&keywords=simple+church&dpID=41jF-8jr4pL&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

Weekly Email | 

I send a weekly email called "Stan's Field Notes" on Friday mornings full of great content from around the web. I include a ministry leader you should be following on social media. And I throw in some other fun stuff along the way like Starbucks gift cards so you can get a cup of coffee in the morning. You can subscribe at stanrodda.com and I'll throw in my eBook for FREE as my way of saying, "Thanks."

057 - Lessons Learned from Exponential

I recently got back home after attending the Exponential Conference in Orlando, Florida. And all I can say is that if you're missing out on the resources and content from Exponential, you need to change that. This podcast episode focuses on some of my lessons learned while at Exponential. I was fortunate enough to be able to serve as the social media guy during the week. Running Twitter and Facebook for a conference this size had me a little nervous, but it ended up being a fantastic week.

In this episode I share 4 lessons learned at main sessions. All of those lessons learned I tweeted live while they were happening. I also share 1 lesson learned while walking through the different workshops. I share that in this episode and in the highlights below. 

Highlights |

  • "You can spend 20 years in ministry doing the right thing and miss the greater thing God is doing." Albert Tate
  • "What percentage of what you know do you actually obey?" Jossy Chacko
  • "You don't have a church. You've been entrusted to steward what belongs to the living God." Leonce Crump
  • "I'm asking you to make a commitment today to be someone who will give your life away for the Kingdom so that it can be on earth as it is in heaven." Danielle Strickland
  • "Husbands, pray over your wives. Don't just pray for them. Wrap them in your arms and pray a simple prayer over them." Geoff Surratt

Links |

Exponential Conference - http://exponential.org

Digital Access Pass - https://exponential.net/digital-access-pass/

Exponential Events - https://register.exponential.org

Weekly Email |

I send a weekly email called "Stan's Field Notes" on Friday mornings full of great content from around the web. I include a ministry leader you should be following on social media. And I throw in some other fun stuff along the way like Starbucks gift cards so you can get a cup of coffee in the morning. You can subscribe at stanrodda.com and I'll throw in my eBook for FREE as my way of saying, "Thanks."

045 - LIVE from Exponential West 2017

I love the Exponential Conference. It's one of the greatest weeks of my year. The networking and friendships that develop are life-changing. The focus of Exponential is simply multiplication. How does the church have an "Exponential" impact on the world? We do that through disciples making disciples who plant churches that will plant churches. Think of a guy like Ralph Moore who has planted more than 2500 churches. That's the kind of multiplication that Exponential is all about. If you have ever thought or dreamed of planting a church, you simply can't miss Exponential. You can find out more on their website at exponential.org.

Follow Exponential on...

Twitter - https://twitter.com/churchplanting

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/churchplanting

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/church_planting/

In this episode I spend time talking to some of the sponsors who help make Exponential happen. They share what it is that they do and where you can learn more. They also share what they love about Exponential. You are not going to want to miss all the great and FREE resources that are linked in this episode. You can see them all below. 

Exponential Sponsors & Resources |

Portable Church - https://www.portablechurch.com

Passion 4 Planting - http://church-planting.net

Gospel Project - https://www.gospelproject.com

Acts 29 - http://www.acts29.com

Disciples Path - http://www.lifeway.com/n/Product-Family/Disciples-Path

Disciple Xchange - http://www.disciplexchange.com

Living as One - https://livingasone.com

Regal Theater Church - https://corporateboxoffice.com/theatre-church

Discipleship.org - http://discipleship.org

Radiant Printing - http://www.radiantprinting.com

Church on Wheels - http://churchonwheels.com

Right Now Media - https://www.rightnowmedia.org

CDF Capital - https://www.cdfcapital.org

Send Network - https://www.namb.net/send-network

New Thing Network - http://www.newthing.org

Wave - http://wave.us

Weekly Email

I send a weekly email out on Friday mornings full of great content from around the web. I include a ministry leader you should be following on social media. And I throw in some other fun stuff along the way like Starbucks gift cards so you can get a cup of coffee in the morning. You can subscribe at stanrodda.com and I'll throw in my eBook for FREE as my way of saying, "Thanks."