Disciple

Created on Friday, 16 August 2013 / Youth
Tags: Aaron Crumbey, More Than Dodgeball, Youth, event planning, discipleship, students, relationships, follow-up, cost
As summer is quickly coming to an end and fall is quickly approaching, I like to think about how the events or programs I oversee can be better. I also like to brainstorm new ones. My goal is to learn ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 12 August 2013 / Discipleship
Tags: Ed Stetzer, discipleship, broken views, Great Commission, religious knowledge, program, Romans, preaching, growth, effort, Philippians, salvation, practical steps
There is a lot of talk about discipleship these days—and it is about time. Jesus seemed to think discipleship was a big deal, putting it as the heart—and the verb—of the Great Commission to "make disciples ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 18 July 2013 / Discipleship
Tags: Discipleship, culture, churches, pastors, salvation, growth, equipping, vision, mission, BHAG, cheerleader, czar, Implementation Team, communication package, plan
... your people in a small group with an average of eight people. For example if you have 200 people, 80 percent = 160 divided by 8 = 20 small groups. Determine how many trained small group leaders you have, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 15 July 2013 / Discipleship
Tags: Darren Schalk, Tony Morgan, discipleship, strategy, books, conferences, history, community, outreach, needs, people
Discipleship has become quite the buzzword. Books, conferences and writings abound on the topic. Most churches understand the need for discipleship but many are struggling to create effective discipleship ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 12 July 2013 / Vision
Tags: Ron Phillips, flame, burning out, burning bright, Thomas Edison, church, poor, lost, disciples, believers, generation
Consider this quote by Thomas Edison: “Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment, and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Steve Murrell, secrets, success, ministry, Ignite 2013, Every Nation ministries, Manila, calling, commitment, community, concentration, honor God, make disciples
What a week it was! Deborah and I attended Ignite 2013 along with over 9000 Filipino students plus hundreds of students and Every Nation campus missionaries from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Guam, India, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 / Vision
Tags: Dan Reiland, process, purpose, pruning, trees, discipleship, congregation, pastors, Cryptomeria 12StoneChurch, maintenance, results
I recently spent a couple thousand dollars cutting down and stump-grinding nine trees that I spent hundreds of dollars planting 10 years ago. Seems dumb, I know. But sometimes, that’s what it takes. Perhaps ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 20 May 2013 / Kingdom Culture
Tags: Benny Perez, revolution, communication, text, gospel, technology, method, message, fellowship, relationship, discipleship
We live in a wired world. We walk together as a disrupted society. In just a few decades, the technical revolution has altered the face of communication—not only how we communicate, but with whom we communicate, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 10 May 2013 / Church Growth
Tags: Church growth, church health, Rick Warren, Purpose Driven Church, New Testament, Ephesians, 2 Corinthians, James, children, organism, secret, balance, fellowship, discipleship, worship, ministry, ...
When I wrote The Purpose Driven Church, I predicted that church health—not church growth—would be the primary concern of the 21st Century church. I believe that prediction is proving itself true. The New ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 22 April 2013 / Worship
Tags: Steve Murrell, weirdness, fruit, Spirit, Victory churches, discipleship, group leaders
Last weekend, my wife Deborah and I drove to San Fernando, Pampanga, for our Central Luzon Discipleship 2013 conference. We now have 11 Victory churches in the region. About 1,000 Victory Group leaders ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 11 April 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Joey Bonifacio, church, messy, intuition, Corinth, Ephesus, Sardis, discipleship
Call it intuition, call it instinct, but there’s a nagging sense in me that says “church is messy.” To be clear, what I mean by that is simply “untidy,” not perfect, can be disorderly. Even as a young ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 / Ministry Leadership
Tags: Francis Chan, disciple maker, heart, teaching, dangerous, love, example
Why do you want to make disciples? Have you ever asked yourself that question? As followers of Christ, we should be focused on making disciples. But if we don’t do it with the right motives, we are simply ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 11 January 2013 / Preaching
Tags: Hayford, Christians, weigh in, disciplers
A contemporary “weigh in” on an ancient value. First, knowing so many ministry-types serve Jesus' goals, I don't want to seem unduly critical of any in addressing a concern. If you're a dedicated servant-leader, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Small groups, discipleship, care, love
... of Jesus Christ In early 2000, our leadership team began asking the question: What does a healthy follower of Christ look like? If we are to be successful in fulfilling Christ’s commission to make ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 02 November 2012 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Disciple, Culture, Carol Fidler, Compartmentalizing, Classes
... Seattle in 2001 with her husband, Bruce. She serves on the Every Nation Ministries Board.  ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 19 October 2012 / Evangelism
Tags: Power encounter, Discipleship, Results, Ahn, Winning the lost
As great as soul-winning ‘power encounters’ are, there’s more to the story. There’s nothing more exciting than leading someone to Christ through a “power encounter” hosted by the Holy Spirit. I’ve seen ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 / Discipleship
Tags: Grady, Armor bearer, pastors, discipleship, ministry
My friend Charles wanted a mentor. He was eager to learn the ropes of ministry, so he asked an older pastor for training. The pastor agreed—but Charles soon realized the man wanted a valet, not an apprentice. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 13 April 2010 / Main
Tags: christians,disciples,faith,gospel,mark driscoll,mars hill church,martyr
QUOTE: "At some point, to be a Christian you have to transition from ‘come and see’ to ‘go and die.’ That is, you just can’t watch people walk with Jesus; you have to walk with them. You can’t ... [ +++ ]
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