Transformation: Marrying Spiritual Practice to Confession

Transformation: Marrying Spiritual Practice to Confession

Words are beautiful things. Cockamamie. Flibertyjibitt. Balderdash. Kerfuffle. Not only do they hold meaning, they can be fun to say. I like to make a note of words of phrases I want to remember or, even better, incorporate into my vernacular. Merlin’s Mushrooms. Good gracious, Ignatius. Gallopin’ grimalkin. Codswallop. And (I confess), I like puns. […]

The False Promise of Discipleship

The False Promise of Discipleship

Very simply, the false promise of discipleship is the premise that discipleship is about you and I getting closer and closer to Jesus. Sounds like one of those paradoxical statements Jesus is known for, right? “The first shall be last and the last first.” “He who finds his life will lose it.” Isn’t being close […]

Harnessing Mammon for Church Health

Harnessing Mammon for Church Health

I sat through an interesting board meeting early this week. Church management underwent some healthy change. As we looked at our financial statement, someone voiced concern over some costly, “out-of-the-box,” expenses associated with an annual missions project. Specifically, moving resources through a certain country we “tip” officials at various checkpoints. The tips involve a lot […]

Rethinking Church Multiplication

Rethinking Church Multiplication

by Ralph Moore I’m currently in the middle of a week spent teaching church multiplication to a “family” of church planters called, “Nexus.” I met the leaders at a recent Exponential gathering where we decided to team up. I am impressed with their vision and values. They’ve planted nearly 50 healthy churches. They, on the […]

Discipleship in a Local Church Context

Discipleship in a Local Church Context

We filmed this video at Exponential West and wanted to share it with you! Enjoy this presentation by Bobby Harrington, Director and Co-Founder of Discipleship.org, as he discusses what discipleship looks like in the local church. For other blogs focused on “the church” at Discipleship.org click here.

The Seven Pain Points of Men Today

The Seven Pain Points of Men Today

Inspired by Man in the Mirror Pat Morley has one goal — to help every church disciple every man — and he won’t stop until it’s finished. He shows no signs of stopping with over 30 years of disciple making under his belt. His ministry that focuses on men started after he published a book […]

Mature and Equipped Disciples

Mature and Equipped Disciples

by Chad Harrington Twenty-five years ago Perimeter Church was rated as one of the 10 most innovative churches in America (Elmer Towns, 10 of Today’s Most Innovative Churches). Randy Pope, Senior Pastor at Perimeter, thought their church was given more credit than was due them, so he took a step back and looked at how […]

How to Know You’ve Made a Disciple

How to Know You’ve Made a Disciple

by Chad Harrington The way to know you’ve made a disciple has to do with fruit, but let me tell you a story first. I interviewed Dann Spader, the founder of Sonlife Ministries, and he shared with me the story of how God took his youth ministry and multiplied it into an international ministry (Global […]