Michael Frost and The Skill Most Church Planters (and Churches) Neglect

Listen to Your Community Michael Frost and I had a bit of a dust up on Facebook. (Michael was responding to the title of one of my posts. I have brought the whole comment stream over from Facebook and put it in the comments on the blog HERE.) It was the second or third time … More Michael Frost and The Skill Most Church Planters (and Churches) Neglect

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Changing the Conversation with Your Neighbor

Thursday is for Making Disciples [Update: Don, who asked the question that started this blog post, now lives in heaven. I look forward to seeing him again.] I had just finished recording the message for this past Sunday and our second campus when Don (he always says “from Tennessee”) asked an important question. The message he … More Changing the Conversation with Your Neighbor

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Training and Equipping Church Planters and their Teams

About 2-3 times a year, I am part of a team of men training church planters around the world with Dynamic Church Planting International. It is an honor and a privilege because, In my opinion, DCPI is the most effective church planting organization in existence. No organization trains more church planters, more effectively, in more places … More Training and Equipping Church Planters and their Teams

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What Does it Mean to “Raise the Bar on What it Means to be a Disciple”

For a start how about … We would expect a greater involvement in reaching the lost from the the very start. We would give more opportunity earlier for them to demonstrate faithfulness. We would put them in stretching situations earlier. We would emphasize eschatology–Jesus is coming again to judge the living and the dead (based … More What Does it Mean to “Raise the Bar on What it Means to be a Disciple”

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Neil Cole: A Bridge (destruction) Too Far (Is Preaching Part of Discipleship)

Over on Facebook yesterday, Neil Cole started a discussion that was quite lengthy with a retweet of @lanceford: If North American pastors worked as hard at Disciple-making as they do on Sermon-making we could change the world//Prob true! I’m not sure if the “Prob true!” comment is Neil’s or Lanceford’s. The Discussion went on for … More Neil Cole: A Bridge (destruction) Too Far (Is Preaching Part of Discipleship)

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