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Obedience and knowledge

Obedience and knowledge

The essence of discipleship is "teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you" (Matt 28:20a).  It's not just about teaching knowledge, but about teaching obedience so people can live into what Jesus taught and how he lived. That's the point. In some cases,...

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Paradox Lost

Paradox Lost

Check out this book by Richard P. Hansen-- Paradox Lost: Rediscovering the Mystery of God. Although it’s not in my usual set of coaching/leadership books, the points he makes have great impact on how we can approach ministry in today’s cultural climate. In our desire...

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What are we aiming for?

What are we aiming for?

One pastor was doing a post-mortem on his latest discipleship class. “It just isn’t working,” he told a friend. “I’m not getting the results I was hoping for.” “What results were you hoping for?” asked the friend. No wonder we often don’t get the results we want…....

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Get an online discipleship assessment

Get an online discipleship assessment

As someone who has been in ministry in one way or another for over 35 years, I noticed a gap in the field recently. We have assessments for leaders, pastors, and church planters, but how do we know if someone is a disciple? That’s really the starting point and...

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The Missional Love Language

The Missional Love Language

Today's entry is by guest blogger, Dr. Parnell Lovelace. I enjoy watching our local, predominantly African American, urban-centered congregation grow and embrace the beauty of missional communities. In the past, I often wrestled with how a growing congregation of our...

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Light of the World? The Missional Church

Light of the World? The Missional Church

The Missional Church You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine...

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Missional is possible

Missional is possible

Today’s entry is by guest blogger, Dr. Parnell Lovelace. I am an advocate of keeping things as simple as possible. One year ago, I observed a church leadership team discussing the perils of developing missional communities in a local congregation. The meeting...

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The unintentional interim

The unintentional interim

In Lyle Schaller’s classic book Survival Tactics in the Parish, he writes about the next pastor that follows a long-term pastor. That next pastor, even if they don’t call him an interim, is an interim. The only question is whether he will succeed himself and...

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The berry bucket theory

The berry bucket theory

The berry bucket is a theory I’ve had for many years. Carl George wrote a whole chapter on it in our old book Leading and Managing Your Church, which you can pick up for a song now on Amazon, seeing as it’s out of print. But I’ve recently found that the berry bucket...

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