Discipling on the go

Discipling on the go

I am coaching a man named Phillip who is serving among the poor in Mexico City. He’s been struggling with finding time to invest in discipling relationships, partly because most of the people there are already working long hours just to support their families. One man...
Don’t make them sit on the board

Don’t make them sit on the board

Boards are important– I know that. But consider giftedness when you’re looking at where to plug people into leadership. There are almost certainly some people in your congregation or ministry who would love to get involved in local outreach ministries that take...
Identifying your spheres of influence

Identifying your spheres of influence

Consider where God has placed you. Where are you able to serve as the presence of Jesus? Make a list of the people you’re in relationship with that don’t know Jesus. What is your plan to keep those relationships healthy and moving forward? One church planter and his...
The 4 most common barriers to an outward focus

The 4 most common barriers to an outward focus

An outward focus means looking outside the walls of your own church. It means being more concerned about reaching out and meeting the needs of the community around you than you are about the level of comfort inside the church. For most churches, it’s much easier to...