Spiritual Growth

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…

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.

Lies We Believe - We Can't Know If We've Made a Disciple

Lies We Believe - We Can't Know If We've Made a Disciple

People measure what matters. Whether it's your salary, the pace of your last run, or your house’s square footage, the link between your treasure and your chest is part of what makes you human. But what about making disciples, is it realistic to say that we can know when we’ve made a disciple?

Consumerism & Disciple Making Pt. 3 - Systems Demand Our Identity

Consumerism & Disciple Making Pt. 3 - Systems Demand Our Identity

What do you do in your free time? Netflix, video games, shopping, sports fanaticism? Another form of consumption? Our boredom has become so ingrained that the thought of spending our free time actively creating or sitting in silent reflection feels anything but relaxing. There’s a reason for that…

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...

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.