Category Archives: Disciple Making

Why Focus on the Fivefold?

The fivefold ascension gifts, as described in Ephesians 4:1-16, are five distinct aspects of Jesus given to the Body of Christ by Jesus. 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

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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

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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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The Church as a Movement of God

I’m frustrated but not without hope with regard to the shape of the Church in my generation. God is clearly moving across the world with fresh expressions of Church and the mission of God that is actually producing obedient disciples of Jesus who love God and the advance of the Kingdom more than their own comfort. But an incessant problem must be addressed. Continue reading

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