Category Archives: Disciple Making
Why Focus on all five of the Fivefold?
We desperately need to learn how to functionally embrace the complete fivefold if we sincerely desire to re-Jesus the earth with “the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” Sustainable gospel movements essentially require all five gifts serving with humility in collaboration with each other! Continue reading
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Church Under the Tree
As some of you know, I recently returned from an epic trip to the Karamojong region of Uganda Africa. Gary Mayes (Executive Director of ChurchNEXT) and I had the privilege of experiencing this unique piece of God’s creation while being hosted … Continue reading
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Praying On the Armor of God
The following is a selection from my newly published book, The Life Jesus Made Possible: Embracing the Kingdom within our reach. Engaging in spiritual warfare is the unavoidable consequence of living on a fallen and broken planet informed by the … Continue reading
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The Challenge of Being a Friend of Sinners
Like many followers of Jesus that I know, I sometimes struggle to move outside the comfort zone of my family and established friends to hang out with those far from God. While God has given me a sustained passion to … Continue reading
Posted in Devotional musings, Disciple Making Tagged ChurchNEXT, Discipleship, Missions, Pioneering Initiatives 4 Comments
Making Disciples Requires Making Friends!
To make new disciples of Jesus, you must make new friends with not-yet-believers…Kingdom ministry happens best from an environment of relational relevancy. Continue reading
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Obedience to Jesus — Just Do It!
Praying and preparing must never become an excuse for the fear based tendency to procrastinate obedience to Jesus. Continue reading
From Programs to Rhythms of Life
For the sake of contributing to movements of the gospel, the body of Christ needs to resolutely transition from developing more leader dependent, consumer driven programs to that of establishing organic rhythms of life that form and sustain the fruitful … Continue reading
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Breaking Free of the Status Quo!
Whoever they were, and whatever they were like—praise God for the “some of them.” Every generation needs a fresh batch of creative and anointed “some of them” to bravely pioneer new Kingdom works in new God directed ways. Continue reading
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Thinking About a More Robust Missional Ecclesiology
My new role with CRM (Church Resource Ministries) feels like a fit. I will be directing a new initiative focused on discovering and developing a new breed of apostolic leaders who are committed to launching and leading movements of the … Continue reading
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New Roles with Church Resource Ministries
Recently Jill and I spent a few days with our friends Gary and Margaret Mayes. Gary is the Executive Director of ChurchNEXT, the division of CRM through which Jill and I serve. To make a long story short, after a lot … Continue reading
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