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The Foolish Quest for a “Silver Bullet” in Global Missions

by Steve Jennings: We have an insatiable desire for fast results and quick fixes. Over the years I’ve lived overseas, it’s become clear that this yearning has touched our missions methods as well. As I’ve read books on missions and sat through seminars, I can’t help but sense that we’re […]

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Discipling in Times of Weakness

by Ali Zimmerman: Since fourteen, I have struggled with a long list of health problems. While many doctors have helped me manage my symptoms, no one has been able to attribute my condition to any specific cause. My symptoms have varied.  The severity of each symptom has varied. But I have […]

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5 Ways Spurgeon’s Metropolitan Tabernacle Cultivated Meaningful Membership

by Geoff Chang: In 1854, when Charles Spurgeon began pastoring the New Park Street Chapel, he had a handful of deacons and a membership of 313 (though the actual attendance was much smaller). In just twelve weeks, they outgrew their space and made plans to enlarge their building. But almost […]

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The Importance of a Discipleship Theology

by Bill Hull and Ben Sobels: Why must we define the gospel today? Let’s start with a common scene that takes place in the counseling chambers of hundreds of pastors every day. Someone comes to the leader’s office and says, “I’m divorcing my mate”: “I’ve fallen in love with someone else, […]

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A Discipleship Process to Help You Make Disciples

by Bobby Harrington: Discipleship.org pulled together top national disciple making leaders to map out a common disciple making process for churches and church leaders to use. The model we developed shows people moving from conversion, where a person starts as a spiritual infant, and then on up through becoming a spiritual […]

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We Lose Men to Save Men

by Peyton Jones: I have to warn you about this God of ours.  I’ll let you in on a little secret about Him.  He cares a lot about the people out there.  So much so, that he’d sacrifice His own son to reach them…and he’d sacrifice you. Let me say that […]

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Why Develop a Disciple Maker Assessment Like This?

Written by Bobby Harrington and Greg Wiens: Disciple makers struggle to find common markers and common vernacular to describe the process of disciple making. This was the goal in developing a commonly available assessment tool focused on disciple making. Our online tool is designed to help Christians develop an objective assessment […]

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7 Things That Will Drive Future Church Growth

by Carey Nieuwhof: You got into church leadership because you wanted to introduce people to Jesus. That’s pretty much how all of us begin, isn’t it? And yet every year, it seems to get harder to reach people. It’s not for lack of effort. Most church leaders try hard, pray hard […]

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6 Dirty Secrets about Multisite Churches That (Almost) No-one is Talking About

by Rich Birch: Is your church considering going multisite? It would seem like every church leader I talk with is wrestling with this approach on reaching new communities. Studies have shown that basically every growing church is either already multisite or actively looking into it. I’ve been a practitioner of this […]

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Church Planting is Hard

by Peyton Jones: Paul was a man on the move, like a gospel Navy Seal, he would infiltrate a culture, and with deadly efficiency, complete his objective, nail his target, and he was gone with a splash as he moved on to the next one. The glass slipper of a mega church […]