Month: April 2018

Disciple Making Urgency and the Kingdom of God

disciple making movements

Whether it is a cricket match between England and Australia or two teams playing in the Super Bowl- we like to pick a side.  Who are you cheering for? The same is true in many other aspects of life. Disciple-making urgency or transformational discipleship? Which is more important? Put more simply- what matters most? Getting people saved or transformed?

Both-And Not Either-Or

Many Kingdom priorities are not either/or issues.  Instead, they are very much both/and.  Jesus is both God and man.  We must both love God and also love our neighbor.  Our human tendency, however, is to put ourselves into one camp or the other on theological issues. read more

No Fruit Yet? 4 Ways to Stay Motivated

stay motivated

When we work hard but don’t quickly see results, it’s just plain difficult.  We need to know how to stay motivated in disciple making and evangelism while we wait for the fruit to come.

Lessons From Our Superheros

“With great power comes great responsibility”

says Uncle Ben in the Spider-Man movie.

I love that quote. I can see the scene in my head and hear his voice. It’s an “Aha” moment for young Spider-Man. I guess I just like Superheroes.

These champions inspire us.  They help us to dream of what might be possible, with a little superhuman strength. read more

Women in Disciple Making Movements- Why Not Women?

women in ministry

There is a simple way to almost immediately double or triple the number of people you are reaching with the gospel. Do you want to hear how? Most people would! Here it is. When you properly understand the key role of women in disciple making movements,  your disciple making efforts will take a leap forward.

The tremendous potential of mobilizing and releasing women is a blind spot for many people. There are various reasons for hesitation to release women in ministry.  This article will not address them all.  Instead, I hope to shine some light on this topic, share my story, and take a look at scripture. The goal is not to convince you of a particular position on this topic.  I hope, instead, to give you a key to growing your movement rapidly.  By considering changes in how you release women, many more lost people come into the Kingdom of God. read more

Want to start a DMM? Heal the Sick

Healing the sick is an important part of a disciple maker’s life.

What?  Heal the sick?  How can I do that?  Only God can heal the sick! True.  Not true.  Wait! It can’t be both.  Or can it?

There are several foundational things needed in disciple making movements.  Obedience to God’s Word is one of them.  In DMM training, we often focus on obedience to Christ’s command to share the gospel or be baptized.  These are vitally important! If movements are built only on miracles, they tend to be shallow and often don’t see generational growth.  At the same time, Jesus gave us an important model. He healed the sick and trained His disciples to do the same. read more

What is Just In Time Training?

Just in Time training was an unfamiliar concept for me. Why are they not applying what I taught them?  We taught how to create a set of stories for discipleship in the Orientation program but they are just preaching. They seem to have completely forgotten everything they learned in the training!  Argghh!!

Have you ever felt frustrated that you invest a lot in training people only to see little field application happen?

I sure was!  Then I put into practice what is called Just in Time TrainingJust in Time training (sometimes called Micro-learning) is when you give people only what they need to use immediately. You train in small learning segments. read more