See Lives Transformed
Why did you go into ministry in the first place? Most likely you wanted to make disciples, see lives changed, see the Kingdom of God advanced. You wanted to see transformation.
Churches and ministries only grow as well as the disciples they develop. It’s time to go back to the basics with a focus on discipleship. We can help you create a simple, relational, yet focused system that can help you get traction for making disciples at all levels.
Sometimes there's a disconnect in ministry between what we say and what we do. For instance, I have always said compassion ministry is important-- but the question is what am I personally doing to engage in it? So I began praying to ask the Lord for some guidance. The...read more
By guest blogger Dr. Dave Daubert, parish pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Elgin, Illinois and lead consultant for Day 8 Strategies. One of my favorite pot stirrers is the Franciscan priest, Richard Rohr. In his How to Breathe Underwater, he spends a lot of time...read more
My colleague Colin Noyes in Australia has been working on implementing discipleship with a mid-sized church of about 500-600. They’re working on a template based on Colin’s recent series of three books on the subject. Although believers in Australia are functioning in...read more
By guest blogger Dr. Dave Daubert, parish pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Elgin, Illinois and lead consultant for Day 8 Strategies. There are obstacles to raising the bar on discipleship in mainline traditions, and many of these obstacles are present in the Lutheran...read more
Where are you now? Where does God have you headed next? Take a look at our new and improved Map of Discipleship, a free downloadable from Logan Leadership. We have revised an earlier version of this map so that it now corresponds to the eight dimensions listed in...read more
By guest blogger Dr. Dave Daubert, parish pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Elgin, Illinois and lead consultant for Day 8 Strategies. The new Discipleship Guide for Lutherans are an exciting new release. After months of work, the language and quotes have been edited...read more
For discipling people, I like to use the analogy of rubber bands and shoelaces. People need both enough stretch (rubber bands) and enough support (shoelaces) to be able to move forward. One without the other is incomplete. People need to be stretched and challenged in...read more
We want people to grow as disciples and make other disciples, yet we often never get discipleship efforts off the ground. As I’ve looked at hundreds of different discipleship initiatives, I’ve come across five key mistakes to avoid. These are the elements that prevent...read more
I had a curious observation recently as I was reflecting on the idea of extremes. My thoughts went to the two biggest groups that opposed Jesus: The Pharisees and the Sadducees. On the extreme conservative side were the Pharisees with all of their nitpicking and...read more
When someone knows what God wants them to do, sometimes there's still a reluctance to move forward. If you're in a position of trying to help guide people toward change, you'll need to consider the nature of the blockage. What gets in the way? Here are three...read more