Intro to New eBook: Staying the Course

Intro to New eBook: Staying the Course

  This blog is an excerpt from the free eBook, Stay the Course: Seven Essential Practices for Disciple Making Churches. Download this eBook here in your favorite format at no cost. One day, at a very young age, I was riding in the car with my dad on a steep mountain road that overlooked a […]

Discipleship and the Gift of Desperation

Discipleship and the Gift of Desperation

The Bible doesn’t tell us much about the original twelve disciples before Jesus called them. Their personal histories are vague, but there is one thing that we can say with confidence about all of the apostles: these men would not have made the radical decision to walk away from their everyday lives if everything had […]

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 […]