What is a Disciple?
February 21, 2020
Most of us know that Jesus has commanded us to make disciples of all nations. I would even argue that the sole purpose of the church, the very reason God has left us here is to make disciples. But what is a disciple? A good football coach will tell you...
Teaching People to Be Bible First
February 14, 2020
As a church we are walking through a preaching series on the book of Hebrews. It has been fun to take a deep dive into a book with such an emphasis on the supremacy of Jesus Christ. However, Hebrews at times can be very technical and dense. It contains many...
"Real Talk" About Disciple Making
January 31, 2020
Last week I attended a conference that included many veteran pastors and leaders. These leaders were speaking from God's Word on various aspects of ministry. During a conversation after one of the sessions, someone said to me, "What is something you wish you could learn from these gifted, tenured, pastors?"...
Let's Dream with Dr. King
January 20, 2020
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Our country pauses to reflect on the legacy of this courageous ambassador for love and justice. As I try to do each year on this holiday, I have spent the morning listening to some of his sermons. I am always encouraged by his...
Ministry of Presence
January 10, 2020
There's an older man who attends the same gym I workout at. My guess is that he's in his mid-to-late seventies. He is a retired pastor, and, just like, me he engages the gym through daily routine as a mission field. The only difference is he's been doing is for...
December 13, 2019
I am currently preparing to take a mission trip with a small team to the Middle East. I did a zoom conference call with the missionaries who are on the ground there just to see some of the things they are doing to engage the people in their city. He...
Practicing hospitality for holiday mission
November 29, 2019
Christmas time is one of the most strategic opportunities for Christians to make disciples. People are more open to connect and gather around Christmas time, and there are unlimited ways to turn simple conversations about decor, or holiday songs, or traditions towards Jesus. A simple, natural way to see all...
Art of Discipleship Recap
November 15, 2019
Last weekend we held our 7th Art of Discipleship Training. Nearly 60 people were equipped with vision and tools to make disciples who make disciples. Each of these people were commissioned with the challenge of starting their own d-groups by January 15th. We are praying that God would move powerfully,...
An "ah-ha" moment in Disciple-Making
November 1, 2019
It's embarrassing to admit, but I can sometimes get lost in the abundance of resources we have available to disciple others. We have so many great options like Bible study workbooks, discipleship formulas, printed materials that explore topics of the Bible and how it pertains to life; there are so...