Month: December 2018

What Are Your Greatest Christmas Priorities?

Christmas priorities

This is a busy time of year! What Christmas priorities will you set during this festive season?

I love December. It’s festive and full of parties, food, traditions, and fun. I enjoy making special cookies, buying gifts for those I love and all that the holidays bring. Over the last few years though, I’ve been examining my priorities during December. What is really most important?

The season is all about Jesus. It’s His birthday after all! So I decided to ask myself, “What would Jesus most like to get as a birthday gift from me?” read more

Want Groups to Multiply? Stay Simple & Consistent

groups multiply
Imagine someone running in a baton race carrying a large, heavy piece of wood. It would be hard to pass on to the next runner, right? One person may be large and strong and able to run with it. But the next runner may not. Discipleship groups are very similar to this.
 The baton used in a race is lightweight. It is designed to be easily transferred from the hands of one runner to another.  It is the same in a Disciple Making Movement. Discipleship methods must be simple and light. In DMMs, we are intentional about making everything we do easy for others to also do.

Reproducible Discipleship

Keeping your discipleship structure and meeting format consistent lends toward multiplication. While it is fun and interesting to do things with a lot of variety, it often doesn’t reproduce well.  Random discipleship doesn’t reproduce. Follow a simple plan. This is much more effective in rapidly equipping new disciple-makers.   A Coaching Conversation What did you talk about in your Discovery Bible Study (DBS) today?” I asked. We chose one of my favorite passages,” he said. That is a good one! I like it too,” was my reply after hearing the Bible reference.I’m curious. How do you decide which scripture to study each week?” was my next question.We pray and find something that we think will be good,” he said.Hmm,” I pondered, considering his situation.  This DMM effort had been struggling to see multiplication. They were doing regular Discovery Bible Studies. But the group members seemed hesitant to start their own groups. They lacked confidence and self-initiative. Have you ever considered using an established set of stories? Or a list of verses everyone leading DBS groups follows? Instead of choosing verses randomly?” I asked.  This was a new idea to him.

We talked about how to go about deciding on a short and read more