Disciplemaking that Reproduces

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 …

Seven Action Shifts to Move Us to Level 5 Read More »

“We’re buying a sailboat so we can sail to Peru and spend a year surfing…” With those words my discipleship group broke up or at least floated into the sunset. I had spent just two months discipling these three young men.  I brought a couple of them to the Lord and spent lots of time …

Surfers, a Sailboat, and “Special Kids” Read More »

I’m currently in the middle of  a week spent teaching church multiplication to  a “family” of church planters called, “Nexus.” I met the leaders at a recent Exponential gathering where we decided to team up. I am impressed with their vision and values. They’ve planted nearly 50 healthy churches. They, on the other hand, are …

Re-thinking Church Multiplication Read More »

People often ask why I expend so much energy on making disciples and planting churches. Early on, I conjured up the idea that if I were to plant churches it would leverage my gifts and skills. That God could do bigger things than I imagined. These, well meaning, people usually question the sacrifices my family, …

Calling: Why You Should Plant Churches Read More »

The church in Mongolia is growing rapidly, mostly due to church planting. When I arrived in 2000, the pastors were a divided and competitive lot. Each was hoping to build a mega-church. My first trip was a tug-of-war for four out of five days. Out of 25 pastors, three were former Soviet Army officers. Two …

Church Multiplication In Mongolia Read More »

Two young boys taught me the essence of “true” disciplemaking. I grew up in an environment where making disciples meant working with another person to fill in the blanks in a book focused on the Gospel of John. These guys put it back into the perspective of the New Testament. I mean, can you imagine …

Making Disciples Relationally Read More »