Rookie Disciple Making Mistakes: Driven by Fear
by Discipleship.org: Are you a disciple making rookie? Rook • ie Meaning: A new recruit, especially in the army or police. A member of an athletic team in his first full season. In sports, rookies represent hope. Some arrive to the team as hyped prospects expected to be the future […]
Developing Vision in Those You Disciple
by Justin Gravitt: What’s the most important part of a balloon? Though most of us have never thought about it, the first answer that comes to mind is the air inside it. After all, a helium-filled balloon is much different than one we blow up. Not to mention the fact […]
The New Atheists and how to serve them well
Photo by Capuski/iStock / Getty Images by Greg Curtis: If you are in community with young adults and are in a multi-generational church like I am, you have caught a whiff of the phenomena I am about to talk about. Maybe that exposure came from… A young leader in your […]
CNLP 291: David Platt on Hell, Suffering, Eternity and Why the Hard Questions About Christianity Haven’t Led to His Deconversion, and What Needs to Change Among Christians to Truly Impact the World
by Carey Nieuwhof: There are so many deconversion stories away from Christianity these days. David Platt has seen some of the greatest suffering on earth and has again, recently, asked some of the toughest questions: In a universe governed by a good God, is hell really a place? Will so […]
Increasing First-Time Guests: 3 Questions To Expand The Front Door Of Your Church
Today’s post is written by Tony Morgan, Founder of The Unstuck Group. By Tony Morgan: Nearly every church leader I know is concerned with “closing the back door” at his or her church. But I’ve found the “front door” is usually the bigger issue. A few years ago, Connexus Church invited […]
Have We Gotten Spiritual Maturity All Wrong?
by Jim Putman: “Too many Christians have accepted an improper definition of spiritual maturity, rather than understanding God’s definition. And this improper definition is only causing frustration, disappointment, and chaos in their lives, not to mention the lives of those they are discipling.” I’m sure some of you may consider […]
Episode 422: Principles of Collaboration
by NewChurches.com: In Episode 422 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd, along with Dennae Pierre, discuss reaching a city through collaboration. In This Episode, You’ll Discover: The boundaries you need to be willing to cross to collaborate How to avoid competition in collaboration Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches): “If it […]
Our Apologetics Must Surrender to the Transformative Power of Jesus Christ!
by Stan Rodda: When it comes to apologetics, defending our faith in Christ, there is one very popular verse that many of us know. You probably are already quoting it in your mind. You’ve already jumped to 1 Peter 3 in your head and you’re repeating it on auto pilot […]
Searching for Disciple Making Churches and Movements in North America?
by Bobby Harrington: Dear Discipleship-First Tribe, We want you to become the disciple maker God intends you to be. For those of you who are church leaders, we also want you to develop and lead effective disciple-making churches. We are praying that the fires of disciple making movements will spring […]