The Spiritual Practice of Silence

The Spiritual Practice of Silence

Think of your brain as a series of roads that you travel every day. This is actually what your brain is like on a physical level: a series of ruts—like paths or highways—that your thoughts travel over and over again. Have you ever noticed how you often have the same thought, as though your brain […]

Transformation and Unhurriedness

Transformation and Unhurriedness

The Slow Life is built on a commitment to unhurriedness and the practices of silence, Sabbath, and hospitality, which allow us to come to God and be renewed by God. Unhurriedness is perhaps harder to nail down, less concrete than the other practices, and yet The Slow Life begins with a commitment to unhurriedness. The […]

Announcing Courses at Discipleship·org!

Announcing Courses at Discipleship·org!

We’ve offered courses before, but this is a whole new level. We launched a new website on our subdomain called, “Discipleship·org Courses” at courses.discipleship.org. We’re thrilled about it! View courses and reserve your seat here. We currently have two courses available for purchase: Let us know what you think and what other courses you’d like to […]

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 […]