Top Ten Mind Shifts For Disciple Making Movements to Emerge – Part 1

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 moreTop Ten Mind Shifts For Disciple Making Movements to Emerge – Part 1

Moments lead to Movements-Disciple Making Movements

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 moreMoments lead to Movements-Disciple Making Movements

Confessions Of A Would Be Discipler

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 moreConfessions Of A Would Be Discipler

LSD – Long Slow Determination

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 moreLSD – Long Slow Determination

What kind of Gospel?

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 moreWhat kind of Gospel?

What can a Disciple Making Movement catalyst learn from Apple?

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 moreWhat can a Disciple Making Movement catalyst learn from Apple?

Found Gifts

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 moreFound Gifts

Condomized Christianity

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 moreCondomized Christianity

Hybrid Church: Can the local church and DMM strategy co-exist?

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 moreHybrid Church: Can the local church and DMM strategy co-exist?

Hybrid Church-Kindle Edition Available

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 moreHybrid Church-Kindle Edition Available