Moving From Decisions to Disciples

Moving From Decisions to Disciples

A true disciple is a person who is devoted to Jesus, is developing the character and competencies of Jesus, and is deployed into the ministry of Jesus by reaching the lost and investing in a few. Jesus wanted 3D disciples. When I look at that definition of a disciple, it seems a bit overwhelming. How […]

Six Things Jesus Did To Equip His Disciples For Ministry

Six Things Jesus Did To Equip His Disciples For Ministry

From the beginning, Jesus told the disciples that He would make them into something different: “Come, follow me,…and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19). Their occupation of catching fish changed into a mission of fishing for people. Each step along the way, Jesus taught them to share with others, connect people to God, and minister to […]

Webinar: Women and Disciple Making with Joanne Kraft

Webinar: Women and Disciple Making with Joanne Kraft

Half of the disciple makers in our movement of discipleship-first people are women. In a world dominated by male senior ministers/pastors this is an easy fact to miss. But we can’t overlook this fact. That’s why we’re featuring Joanne Kraft in our webinar this Thursday! That’s also why she is the lead disciple maker at […]

Moving From Church Models to Christ’s Model

Moving From Church Models to Christ’s Model

Church leaders love models. Pastors seem to be naturally drawn to the latest and greatest trends in ministry. Over the past twenty years, I’ve seen models come and go. I can remember when “Flake’s formula” was the rage for growing Sunday Schools in Baptist churches. Arthur Flake was a department store salesman from Winona, Mississippi, […]

Understanding Paradigm Paralysis

Understanding Paradigm Paralysis

The following is an excerpt from The Kingdom Unleashed Sampler. Download this free eBook here. Jesus’ descriptions of the Kingdom of God include images of abundance and fruitfulness, such as catches of fish that break nets and soils, seeds, and plants that bear fruitful harvests. Jesus spoke of yeast’s power to be a medium of transformation and expansion. […]

Jesus’ Bold Move

Jesus’ Bold Move

Anytime God wants to initiate something new, he calls one of his own to make a bold move. You can count on it. It was certainly bold for Abraham to leave his retirement plans in Ur and venture out into an uncharted land. It was bold for David to face off against the giant, Goliath. […]

Lifestyle and Mindset Issues in Prayer

Lifestyle and Mindset Issues in Prayer

The following is an excerpt from The Kingdom Unleashed Sampler. Download this free eBook here. Another barrier to prayer (in addition to what we mentioned in the last post here) is lifestyle: we are simply too busy. Churches are built around programs that keep us doing things, and individually we have so much going on that we […]

The 5 Stages of Growth for Disciples

The 5 Stages of Growth for Disciples

As intentional disciple-makers, it is important for us to evaluate where our disciples are on their spiritual journey so that we can determine what they need from us. In order to do this well, we must be in relationship with them.  As a disciple maker, our role is to help the disciple mature and grow so he […]