Marks of a Disciple Making Culture - Aimed at the Lost

Marks of a Disciple Making Culture - Aimed at the Lost

The life Jesus lived was aimed at the darkness. Jesus wasn’t just a friend to sinners, he was a friend of them. In other words, they considered Him a friend. Jesus and sinners were so tight that it made the religious people uncomfortable. He was known as one of them. Think about it...

Change Through Catalytic Challenge

Change Through Catalytic Challenge

Disciple makers not only understand their own need for change but also know the demands of lasting transformation.  But how do we spur change in the one we’re discipling? One of the primary change tools skilled disciple makers carry is catalytic challenge. What makes a challenge catalytic? To challenge effectively we must do three things...

Consumerism & Disciple Making Pt. 2 - Purchasing Power is Found in Systems

Consumerism & Disciple Making Pt. 2 - Purchasing Power is Found in Systems

The second question of consumerism is, “Where do I get the power to purchase satisfaction?” The answer is, “Purchasing power is found through employment and participation in institutions/systems.” We are groomed to live a system life that deeply impacts the way we relate to one another, to our work, and to ourselves. 

The ONE Thing a Disciple Must Remember This Year

The ONE Thing a Disciple Must Remember This Year

This year, I challenge you to discover or acquire a memento mori. If I’m feeling stressed it helps change my perspective. If frustrated, it helps me call out to my Father for peace. If joyful, it helps me overflow with gratitude. Most of all though, it restores my priorities to what they should be.

Average Church: Actions

Average Church: Actions

American Christians have become so infatuated with theological beliefs that action and application have been neglected. It’s not that theology isn’t important, but when theological convictions don’t lead to actions then both our lives and our witness suffer.

The failure of Christians to visibly act out their faith is a key reason why many are leaving the church.