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. […]