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.
We have recently released a new edition of Becoming Barnabas: A Ministry of Coming Alongside. The focus is on the simple ways everyone in your congregation can contribute to an environment of encouragement. This short and readable book would make a great Christmas...read more
Within any ministry or church, a clear system of accountability is essential. Yet when things get busy, that’s one of the areas that often falls to the wayside in the midst of the urgent. We may have good intentions, but entropy can take over unless we make an ongoing...read more
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