Disciplemaking that Reproduces

Church planter? Disciplemaker? COVID-19 pastor? All three have much to learn from an ancient multiplication leader/driver. We tend to romanticize modernity. This social evolution paradigm mistakenly confuses technical developments with elements of civilization and social constructs. Sure, democracy as we know it is relatively new, but some things never change (Solomon said that, I think). …

Disciplemaking, Church Multiplication and the Wisdom of Jethro Read More »

A few months ago, I interviewed my friend Jason Shepperd–in a car outside an Exponential event in Houston. The result is a great podcast. One that promises to expand the footprint of your church and lighten your load in the process. Jason is a self-confessed church reductionist. His team minister to thousands each week. House …

Jason Shepperd & Church Project–a microchurch network Read More »

An interview with Surekha Hulugale, an IT professional whose company transferred him from Sri Lanka to their head office in London. His home church (which has launched more than 2,100 churches in Sri Lanka, the Phillipines, Indonesia, Malaysia and India) trained him to plant a church after he moved. That church has blossomed into a …

Church Multiplication in England Read More »

Hope you’re making disciples… If you are, you should be able to name your three closest disciples without even thinking about it. If you can’t do this, you probably need to re-read Jesus words in Matthew 28. If you make disciples, is this a private project or a systematically integral to your church family? If …

5 Questions About Your Disciplemaking Model Read More »

Most cars come with four- or five-speed transmissions. Today’s Corvette sports a seven-speed unit. The car nearly flies at speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour. The purpose behind all multi-geared cars is efficiency. An engine doesn’t need to work as hard to get the vehicle moving in the lower-ratio gears. And as a …

Six Shifts Toward Movement Making Read More »

Had an interesting conversation, yesterday, about church planting and evangelism. A strong financial supporter of my Mission Hope ministry overseas challenged me to include evangelism in the things I write. In my mind, I always do. However, he made a valid point. I assume that church planting is all about evangelism, but that isn’t necessarily …

Church Planting vs Evangelism Read More »

“I need to delegate disciplemaking.” “Running the church takes so much time that I need to delegate that.” “You don’t know how busy I am. This ministry has grown huge and lots of people depend on me.” And on and on… Over the years I bet I’ve heard a hundred reasons why busy leaders (like …

When you’re too busy to, personally, make disciples Read More »