Create Discipleship Disruption
by Regi Campbell: If we want to generate curiosity about this way of life, we need to think outside the box. And we can learn from the marketers who make other ways of life look so attractive. Marketers create disruption. For example, Brooks Brothers shows you an image of an extremely […]
Evangelism and Discipleship: Can They Effectively Work Together?
by Bill Hull and Bobby Harrington: Over the years of doing and leading ministry in the local church, we both agree that the church’s most difficult problem is not growth or the revolving door as some might say. But rather, the church’s deepest challenge lies in convincing its citizens that who […]
If you had no fear, how would you go make disciples?
by Bobby Harrington: The prospect of making disciples of Jesus fills many people with fear, and if we’re honest, many ministers and pastors feel the anxiety in themselves, too! I know I’m sometimes tempted to be afraid… whether because of past hurts or struggles to get through or various other […]
Multiplying Churches Like 7-Elevens
By Daniel Im: When I was a child, one of my favorite things to do was to go to a local 7-Eleven to buy a Slurpee, nachos with cheese, and some chewy soda bottle candies. Since 7-Eleven’s were everywhere in Vancouver, I could multiply the times of doing this— whether it […]
Shifting from Discipleship Programs to Purpose
by Jim Putman: When Jesus said to go and make disciples, he defined his methodology by his own example. Jesus’s methods were more involved than just standing up in front of people and teaching them biblical truth. He walked alongside people – holding conversations with them through the course of the day. He […]
What Kind of Church Should You Plant?
This week Peyton Jones and Pete Mitchell sit down to talk about What kind of church you should plant. To get straight to listening click here and to download in iTunes click here. There are a lot of factors that go into this topic. You might be thinking of it solely as what kind […]
Asparagus, Church Planting, and You
by Peyton Jones: Let’s just file this away into the “things we don’t ever talk about” folder. We say it’s real, incessant, and painful, but we don’t train our people for it. If you’re getting ready to come into the enemy’s territory, he’s waiting to meet you.In WW2, Hitler’s German forces […]
Releasing, Empowering, and Giving Permission
by Peyton Jones: I recently sat with my church planting team from Refuge Long Beach. We’d planted together and as I sat with the church planting team that I’d left over three years ago, we discussed the possibility of another site move. I could see it in their eyes. It was […]
Depression, Suicide, and the Pastor.
by Peyton Jones: This week Peyton Jones and Pete Mitchell sit down to talk about another very serious topic…Depression, Suicide, and the Pastor. To get straight to listening click here and to download in iTunes click here. We know this can be an extremely sensitive topic but we feel that it’s one that needs […]
The Scandal of Church Planting
by Peyton Jones: Stop and think about the implications of this. Everyday believers who had their gifts awoken, and were living in microchurches found it no challenge at all to organically plant a church when all you changed was their address. When you moved them geographically, they became little seeds […]