The Promise of True Discipleship: A New End Point

The Promise of True Discipleship: A New End Point

This is part of The False Promise of Discipleship blog series from The Bonhoeffer Project. Read the blog that came right before this one by clicking here. The Human Paradigm asks, “How am I doing?”  This is not a bad question, but if it’s your primary discipleship question, then you’re probably building discipleship on a […]

Crockpot Church Cultures in a Microwave World

Crockpot Church Cultures in a Microwave World

Navigator Church Ministries is leading a track called “Crockpot Church Cultures in a Microwave World,” which focuses on the long-term methods of making disciples in a world that values speed and efficiency over relationships. God starts with one. He always has. Whether it was Adam, Abraham, Moses, or Jesus, God makes movements from just one. […]

The End Product of Discipleship

The End Product of Discipleship

This blog is an excerpt from the free eBook, Invest in a Few: Giving Your Life to What Matters Most. Download it free here. Jesus’ commission was clear, “Go make disciples of all nations.” The key command—the divine imperative—is to make disciples. But what exactly is a disciple? The life of Vince Lombardi, who was […]

Surfers, a Sailboat and “Special Kids”

Surfers, a Sailboat and “Special Kids”

“We’re buying a sailboat so we can sail to Peru and spend a year surfing…” With those words my discipleship group broke up or at least floated into the sunset. I had spent just two months discipling these three young men. I brought a couple of them to the Lord and spent lots of time […]

New Free eBook: Beyond Accountability by Nate Larkin

New Free eBook: Beyond Accountability by Nate Larkin

I’m pleased to announce the release of a new FREE eBook from the Discipleship.org eBook series: Beyond Accountability by Nate Larkin. Download it here now. Beyond Accountability: The Life-changing Power of Authentic Friendship tells an important story about pornography and sexual addiction. It is a story that Christians, especially Christian leaders, need to hear. We […]

Transformation Must Go Through The Heart

Transformation Must Go Through The Heart

In the Bible, a person’s heart often refers to the whole inner person: their thoughts, feelings, desires, and choices. Jesus discipled his men at the heart level. He asked powerful questions, he confronted their motivations, and engaged them in the deepest areas of their hearts. Jesus is not in the business of simple knowledge transfer […]

Your Congregation as a Church Planting Network

Your Congregation as a Church Planting Network

The Holy Spirit blesses church planting movements. While the twelve held council in Jerusalem, a bunch of un-named people planted churches in Cyprus, Cyrene and eventually in Antioch. From Antioch, the Spirit kicked off a church multiplication movement that would sketch the history of Europe and the Mediterranean. After the Goths and Vandals After Rome […]

The Goal of Discipleship

The Goal of Discipleship

This blog is an excerpt from the free eBook, Invest in a Few: Giving Your Life to What Matters Most. Download it free here. Before I went to Israel, I had no idea what it would look like. I went with a group of people from our church studying the life of Christ. Our hope […]

The Importance of Attention to Details

The Importance of Attention to Details

This blog is an excerpt from the free eBook, Stay the Course: Seven Essential Practices for Disciple Making Churches. Download it free here. To close out this book and tie together the seven principles of this book, let me tell you about the importance of paying attention to the details. I was reminded of how […]

Why I Wrote the eBook, Invest in a Few

Why I Wrote the eBook, Invest in a Few

This blog is an excerpt from the free eBook, Invest in a Few: Giving Your Life to What Matters Most. Download it free here. My Spiritual Journey of Investment The content of this book comes from how God used various disciple makers to invest in me. I am amazed at how God has brought great […]