Church Planting & Differentiation

Church Planting & Differentiation

Every new business needs to differentiate itself from all others. Else, why the need for a new business? Church planting necessitates differentiation. These days, being different may open otherwise hostile hearts and minds. We face a rising generation more interested in healing hurts and sustaining resources than they are in traditional spiritual matters. We must […]

Know the Spirit’s Role in Discipleship

Know the Spirit’s Role in 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. Ignace Jan Paderewski (1860-1941) was a prodigy pianist and composer. He took piano lessons from the age of six. He entered the Warsaw Conservatory at the age of twelve and by […]

Multiply Your Life by Making Disciples

Multiply Your Life by Making Disciples

This blog is an excerpt from the free eBook, Invest in a Few: Giving Your Life to What Matters Most. Download it free here. When you decide to make disciples, you make the choice to multiply your life. You’re deciding to think beyond our own interests to look at the bigger picture of God. It […]

Planting “Pocket Churches”

Planting “Pocket Churches”

Peter Drucker wrote that we must measure, or judge every effort. He added, “…the single most important thing to remember about any enterprise is that results exist only on the outside.” If results exist only on the outside, the size of your church is not an effective measuring device. God measures your results from the […]

Discipleship Questions to Ask Yourself Each Day

Discipleship Questions to Ask Yourself Each Day

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. 1. God, how can You be this good, to adopt me when I’m still unsorted? Practice the discipline of receiving the new identity that comes from adoption. This […]

Learning to Launch a Discipleship Group

Learning to Launch a Discipleship Group

This blog is an excerpt from the free eBook, Invest in a Few: Giving Your Life to What Matters Most. Download it free here. Years ago there was quite a bit of discussion among disciple makers about whether discipleship should take place in a one-on-one context or within a group. There are strong arguments on […]

Our Discipleship Process

Our Discipleship Process

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. Discipleship groups will not thrive or reproduce if they’re based solely on reading Scripture and sharing in some sort of openness and accountability. As great as those things […]

How to Cast the Vision for Discipleship

How to Cast the Vision for 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. Once your have chosen the persons God is leading you to disciple, approach them and ask if they would begin meeting with you and a few others for the purpose of […]

Church Planting and Differentiation

Church Planting and Differentiation

Every new business needs to differentiate itself from all others. Else, why the need for a new business? Church planting necessitates differentiation. These days, being different may open otherwise hostile hearts and minds. We face a rising generation more interested in healing hurts and sustaining resources than they are in traditional spiritual matters. We must […]