Discipleship

Missional Disciple Making Among Lesser Goals

Missional Disciple Making Among Lesser Goals

When it comes to reaching non-Christians, clergy and laity have a “don’t ask – nothing to tell” agreement. Though each side can see it’s not happening, asking about it would invite an uncomfortable inquiry into that aspect of their own life. Unfortunately, these walls of civility imprison them in a brand of Christianity that’s powerless to transform an individual or a family, let alone the city or the world…

Disciple Making Podcast - Life on Mission

Disciple Making Podcast - Life on Mission

A few weeks ago, I sat down with my friend, Pastor Tony Miltenberger to be a guest on the Reclamation Podcast. It was my first ever podcast and though I was fairly nervous going in, I thought it turned out pretty good! The delay between recording and publishing set-up one of my favorite parenting moments ever…

What's the Difference? Shepherding vs. Disciple Making

What's the Difference? Shepherding vs. Disciple Making

Many pastors view their life, ministry, and calling primarily through the lens of a shepherd. So why is it that while Jesus was both the Good Shepherd AND a Master Disciple Maker, most pastors shepherd without making disciples? Let’s dive into the differences…

How Do You Know When You've Made a Disciple?

How Do You Know When You've Made a Disciple?

As we roll up our sleeves in the lives of others, this question matters because when we’ve made a disciple it affirms what's happened in that discipling relationship and propels us outward to go and make more. So, what’s the reliable litmus test a disciple maker can use to identify when a mature disciple has been made?

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.