Daily Prayer Prompts For Mission and Making Disciples

I have complied a single page list of prayer prompts from two sources and added a list of my own. One is the prompts from Shodankeh Johnson from Sierra Leone. That movement has grown like wildfire. The second are prayers against the 7 most common obstacles to movements in America. The last list are my […]

The Barrier of Theological Education to Making Disciples

I am for education. I went to school for quite some time and did a fair amount of graduate work. My wife also has a number of degrees. Needless to say, we love education and could be in school the rest of our lives. Education is good. Please don’t read this and think I am […]

Jesus Didn’t Say “Go and Plant Churches”

“16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing […]

Church – Warning Shots Were Fired But No One Was Paying Attention

A number of years ago Willow Creek posted the results of their massive internal research – the Reveal study. It showed that the approach that had been the panacea of approaches to church – the program-based attractional church model, was severely flawed. The promise was that building attractive programs to draw people to attending the […]

“Prayer is the Strategy”

I don’t know who I first heard say this. Maybe it was Shodankeh Johnson…but the point is spot on. Often we make strategy without praying. How proud do we have to be to even attempt that? Yet I can say that it is common in my life and common in the church. Shame on me! […]

Making Jesus the Alpha and Omega Of Your Life

As we discipline ourselves to focus on Jesus, Jesus needs to permeate the thoughts of our day. It is helpful to try to make Jesus the first thought of your day and the last. When your eyes open in the morning, think of Jesus. When your eyes close at night, think of Jesus. He is […]

Discipleship Is Not A Method

It is quite tempting to think that discipleship is about a method. There are many methods to choose from when making disciples but discipleship isn’t a method. As I have studied discipleship, I have found myself more and more studying the method over the man. This is a mistake. There is no method without the […]

What Can Elon Teach Us About Discipleship?

Elon Musk is a polarizing figuring. I don’t want to get caught up on that. He is not a believer but he can still teach us something just like Paul could quote to the Athenian truths from their own pagan poets (Acts 17:28). When Elon Musk built the Texas gigafactory he put the offices in […]

Discipleship Is Not A Program – So What Is It?

There seems to be a confusion of definitions when it comes to defining discipleship. People want to define discipleship as all the things they are already doing. And what churches are already doing are typically programmatic. Let’s be clear – Discipleship is not a sermon or a Bible class. Discipleship is most likely not your […]