START WITH THE LOST
Post navigation Share Tweet Print Email by Peyton Jones: Paul always started with outreach. You can’t just start with Christians, and expect the lost to magically turn up. To turn magical thinking into a reality, somewhere between stage 2 and 3 is a secret locomotive platform that you’ve got to […]
Propel Your Vision to the Next Level Are you running low? Is your young church feeling a little stuck? Could you use a little fuel? We hear from church planters in years 2-10 about how hard it can be. How there are tons of conferences, workshops and books about starting […]
Post navigation Share Tweet Print Email by Peyton Jones: COGS stands for Communities of grace. These are the best places to use your gifts. The gifts were given to the church, but like an old tie or wool knit sweater from grandma, they stay in the bottom of the drawer. […]
OUTREACH SHOULD BE GIFT-DRIVEN
Post navigation Share Tweet Print Email by Peyton Jones: I don’t believe in sitting down and strategizing…the world’s needs are greater than my resources. I can’t do everything, but I can do something, and I will not let the everything I cannot do, keep me from doing the something that […]
FINDING THE MARKETPLACE
Post navigation Share Tweet Print Email by Peyton Jones: Paul was bi-vocational. It was partly so that he could eat. It was partly so that he could support his team (Acts 20:4). I believe, however, that Paul could have asked almost anything he wanted from his churches support-wise, but instead […]
Weekly Update: How Do You Define a Church and a Disciple Making Church?
by Bobby Harrington: Dear Discipleship·org community, Defining a church and a disciple making church are big challenges. We brought a small group of disciple making leaders together last month to help us define these two key terms that are crucial for disciple-making leaders to thrive. I wanted to share the […]
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Post navigation Share Tweet Print Email by Peyton Jones: Google is your friend. Did you know that you can profile census information? You can profile single mothers, foreign language speakers, Poverty level. Mission Insights is a valuable resource that many big denominations use. This practice is known as “mapping”. Mapping […]
What is a Church Plant Preview Service?
by Patrick Bradley: Before your new church makes a splash with its Grand Opening, you need to run at least 3 church plant preview services. I started learning about preview services before I even got into church planting ministry. Many years ago, I was on staff at a bank as […]
Our 2018 Top Resources for Church Leaders
by Tim Nations: As 2018 comes to a close, we want to take a moment to highlight the resources that you and thousands of leaders like you found most valuable for your ministries. We’re running this post a little early this year as some of these resources will be important […]