Often when someone encounters Disciple-making Movement strategy, they get concerned about non-believers reading the Bible, learn to obey and share what they are learning. The question goes like this, “How do you avoid heresy?” The presumption is, there must be a “trained” human there to manage the content to avoid ‘misinterpreting’ the Bible. I heard … Read more Are there HERETICS in the pews of Evangelical Churches?
Moving from my traditional way of doing Christianity, disciple-ship took a radical change in my thinking. Disciple Making Movement strategy is counter-intuitive to the core. If these changes don’t reach my core then I am guilty of doing as Jesus warned, “putting new wine in old wineskins.” The transition to a new way of thinking … Read more Lighting a fire to escape a fire-Now that is Counter-intuitive!
In 1947 if you were given a decision to invest resources in a project that would shape the world, would you choose RDS-1 a bomb equal to 20 kilotons of TNT designed by Igor V. Kurchatov, lead physicist, of the Soviet nuclear weapons program OR a new light weight automatic weapon (AK-47 Automat Kalashnikov) designed by Mikhail Tomofeyevich Kalashnikov … Read more Why we should pay attention to the AK-47?
I am in Cote d’Ivoire right now working with 300 pastors, helping them understand how they can integrate disciple making movements strategy in a local church. I humbled by the way the Hybrid Concept helps make this easier to understand and implement. Here is a message I gave at the iDisciple Conference that Cityteam held … Read more Hybrid Church-Disciple Making Movements in the local church
Thanks to Tom Law you can read a summary of Spent Matches in less time that it takes to decide on which fast food restaurant you want to eat at. Book Summary: Spent Matches: Igniting the Signal Fire for the Spiritually Dissatisfied Roy Moran Summary Posted: October 12, 2015 Our modern aversion to motivating by … Read more Read Spent Matches in 20 Minutes
[Tweet “A chance to hear from God exactly what he thinks about you!”] Below is worksheet that deserves a good 30 mins to and hour to complete. It is a chance to hear from God exactly what he thinks about YOU! Take some time to hear what God thinks. AdequateWorksheet Start on the page with the … Read more Who said you weren’t ADEQUATE?
To move from modern Christian Ministry thinking to Apostolic Movement thinking we have to have a mindset shift that feels rather seismic in nature. Here are a few that I am exploring. 1. From Trusting the Qualified to Releasing the Willing The first and maybe most important is our view of the common man or … Read more Top Ten Mindset Shifts For A Disciple Making Movement To Emerge
We often study what is happening in each period of history but rarely do we look at the numerical impact of the God’s redemptive story. In under 5 mins move from the 1st Century to the present and see the statistical impact of the spread of the Good News. https://youtu.be/FRmKRtotUP0 N.B. Definitions … Read more A Video History of Gospel Expansion in 4 minutes
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?
If what we’ve been taught about world geography is wrong (watch video below), could it be that all we’ve been taught about the Mission of God in this world wrong too? Did Jesus trust the qualified or release the willing? tell us to plant churches or make disciples? command us to teach all the commands … Read more Is all I’ve been taught, WRONG?
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?
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?