Does Jen’s compelling vision for her children translate into creating “disciple-making disciples?”
View All 10 Mind Shifts Here 1. From Trusting the Qualified to Releasing the Willing The first and maybe most important is our view of the common man or woman (I prefer not to use laypeople). Most all of us will espouse a concept of the priesthood of the believer. Across the denominational and non-denominational … Read more Top Ten Mind Shifts For Disciple Making Movements to Emerge – Part 1
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In 1994 at the urging of my wife I decided to place my leadership skills toward the development of an institution that would attempt to use radical methods to reach those far from God, a church. 18 years later having succeeded in building a “church for the unchurched” I find that my passions have grown … Read more Moments lead to Movements-Disciple Making Movements
When my understanding of Matthew 28:16-20 changed my approach to making disciples changed. For the better part of the 25 yrs I made disciples. The names in these circles represent individuals who I taught to obey Jesus. I used my gifts and passions to cooperate with the HS to transform their internal world, their … Read more Confessions Of A Would Be Discipler
Seth Godin’s blog: Almost no one “There’s a huge difference between “no one” and “almost no one”. Almost no one is going to hire you. Almost no one is going to become a true fan. Almost no one is going to tell someone else about your work. Almost no one is going to push you … Read more LSD – Long Slow Determination
George Hunter writes in a book published in 1992 an insightful piece much of which is still valuable. He is not a DMM proponent although after reading the book you might think he could be. George when he was 18 went on an internship to Venice Beach, CA as a United Methodist. He found a … Read more How to Reach Secular People…
Dallas Willard inadvertently set me up to understand a new way of “gospeling” and prepare me to understand DMM. In this video he makes a case for moving away from a “gospel of forgiveness” because it isn’t in line with Jesus’ desire to make disciples. Although it is rather long, I’ve never regretted listening to … Read more What kind of Gospel?
My incessant,often addictive thirst for knowledge leads me strange places. On a blog entitled Turnaround Pastor, the author suggest the “Turnaround Pastor” can learn from Apple. Specifically a talk given by Jony Ive, Senior Vice President of Design at Apple. I thought it might have relevance to those of us attempting to catalyze multiplicative disciple making … Read more What can a Disciple Making Movement catalyst learn from Apple?
Reading the account of Acts seems to be a different world from the one I live in. People seem to be drawn to the message of the Cross without prejudice. Has the history of the church so perverted our culture that we now have to fight thru the crap to even get a hearing! Or … Read more What’s the difference?
But there was another huge eagle, with broad wings and thick plummage, and the vine actually bent its roots towards him and stretched its branches toward him, away from the bed where it was planted! It would have him to water it, though it was planted beside brimming streams in a rich soil to bear … Read more Ezekiel 17-18
Daniel 9:17 Act out of who you are, not out of who we are. Daniel’s plea to God! Maybe the very reason we don’t approach God with confidence. We come expecting Him to act out of who I am not who He is! My bashfulness before God may have to do more with my sense … Read more What if?
Someone deserves attribution for this but I have no idea of whom to blame. Somewhere in our (Moran family) past we started a tradition. It consisted of exchanging names with our kids and their significant others (started as boy friend and girl friends and now spouses). The assignment is to find a gift that represents … Read more Found Gifts
It seems that in the vein that condoms allow for safe sex, the so called Christian world has followed suit allowing for a safe, non-transferrable Christianity. There are Christian schools, music, books, bookstores, dating sites, yellow pages, jewelry and don’t forget the clothing, not the least of which are the T-shirts. I would suspect that … Read more Condomized Christianity
My introduction to current automobile technology came when my octogenarian in-laws wanted a new car although neither could drive at the time! You just don’t argue with 80+ year old people. A friend owned a car they were looking at so we borrowed it for a test drive. I had never driven a Hybrid car. Being ever practical … Read more Hybrid Church: Can the local church and DMM strategy co-exist?
Exciting and effective movements of the gospel are happening around the world yet in the US we are still losing the battle to see the gospel keep pace with the population’s growth. Mega-church, multi-site, missional communities are all new forms to attempt more effective spread of the good news of Jesus Christ. But despite all … Read more Hybrid Church-Kindle Edition Available