Culture Building

Marks of a Disciple Making Culture: A Core Team

Marks of a Disciple Making Culture: A Core Team

Most pastors and churches don’t understand what it takes to build a core team and what characteristics such a team possesses. So what does a core team look like in the wild? Here are FOUR commitments a core team must have to make a disciple making impact.

4 False Beliefs That Consumerism Has Taught Disciple Makers

4 False Beliefs That Consumerism Has Taught Disciple Makers

The shift has been made. We now live in a culture where a person’s desires overshadow his needs. And it’s wreaking havoc on our personal lives, our pursuit of God, and our disciple making. We can’t yet see the whole picture, but here are four false beliefs consumer has taught disciple makers.

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...

The ONE Thing a Disciple Must Remember This Year - Memento Mori

The ONE Thing a Disciple Must Remember This Year - Memento Mori

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.

Marks of a Disciple Making Culture - Relationally Driven

Marks of a Disciple Making Culture - Relationally Driven

Though every church has relationships, very few are relationally driven. Let me explain. Scripture tells us to love one another but most Christians “system one another” by pointing each other to books, Bible studies, and programs specifically designed to meet each need.

Three Successive Demands of Transformation

Three Successive Demands of Transformation

If you could be transformed to be more like Jesus in just one way, what would it be? What’s stopping you? Truth is transformation is expensive. In my work with lead pastors, discipleship pastors, and church leaders in Dayton Ohio, I've found three demands of transformation are both universal and unrelenting. Meeting these demands has the power to flip the success rate from 20% to 80%.