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A Discipleship Revolution

If we’re going to see revival in twenty-first century churches across America, it’s not going to happen without a discipleship revolution. This revolution needs to happen everywhere—in Baptist churches in Missouri, in Anglican churches in Arizona, in Pentecostal churches in Pennsylvania, in non-denominational churches in California, and beyond. It will […]

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STUCK IN THE MIDDLE

Post navigation Share Tweet Print Email To catch the blog post about Missional VS. Attractional CLICK HERE! by Peyton Jones: Each church planter is seemingly faced with a choice as to what path they will take, deeming one path as the way of the Jedi, and the other as the […]

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Weekly Update: What Do We Mean by “Disciple,” “Disciple Making,” and “Discipleship”?

by Bobby Harrington: Words matter. Definitions matter, especially with regard to words and concepts we find in Scripture. A particular word may carry different definitions and meanings, depending on one’s perspective, and this is true for discipleship language. That means we can use the same language about discipleship as someone […]

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WRITE IT DOWN

Post navigation Share Tweet Print Email by Peyton Jones: When I’m coaching church planters, I like them to write the mission statement down on paper when they’re all hot and bothered about the condition of the church, the perishing of the lost, or their personal frustrations in leadership. Best to […]

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WHY THE WORLD NEEDS YOU TO HAVE A MISSION STATEMENT

Post navigation Share Tweet Print Email by Peyton Jones: Launching with the right focus is essential if your plant is going to avoid defaulting into just another big church after you’ve grown. If you’re using the New Testament apostolic model, then the solution is hard-wired into your church already. You’re […]

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Building an Evangelistic Culture

by Robby Flack: Evangelism. Just hearing the word can send shivers down our spines. It’s a scary word for most people. It’s a word that can cause us to immediately come up with a thousand excuses about why we aren’t ready to actually do it or why right now isn’t […]

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CNLP 251: Drew Powell and Matt Warren on Why Attractional Church is Past Peak, Why It’s Changing and What’s Next for Weekend Services

by Carey Nieuwhof: The attractional church model has been the dominant church model for 20 years in growing churches and many leaders are noticing it’s not nearly as effective as it used to be. Few churches were better known for the attractional model than Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN. […]

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AIMING FOR NOTHING

Post navigation Share Tweet Print Email by Peyton Jones: So, you think you know what you want to do. Whereas Paul laid the foundation like a wise and Master builder, most church planters make a fundamental mistake at the foundational level. They’ve never defined what it is they’re going to […]

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What is a “Level 5” Disciple Making Church?

by Bobby Harrington: I am working with my team at Discipleship·org and the team at Exponential (church planting Network) on a new framework for disciple-making churches to measure what it means for a church to effectively make increasing numbers of disciples. What happens when a church gets sold out to […]

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MEETING WITH THE MAYOR

Post navigation Share Tweet Print Email by Peyton Jones: In the last Blog post we talked about COGs and catering your church plant to the community. But how do you find out what the community needs? I have a few suggestions. MEETING WITH THE MAYOR The easy way is to […]